TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - It was raining, it was icky and some people were wondering: 'Why are we here?'
"It turned out to be beautiful weather," Feast of the Hunters' Moon Coordinator Leslie Martin Conwell said. "We have wonderful crowds. We are thankful for that."
The sun was out Sunday afternoon. It was a perfect ending to the Tippecanoe County Historical Association's 46th annual Feast of the Hunters' Moon.
Martin Conwell said Saturday's storms could have been a disaster, but instead people came even with the threat.
"It was very warm," Martin Conwell said. "It was not typical Feast weather. But attendance wise we were very pleased. The rain didn't come in until late. So, that was a good thing."
The typical feast weather came Sunday and so did typical feast crowds. Some people were able to avoid the muddy aftermath with bus drop-off services.
"The buses are done by TEAM, which is a group of area ministries," Martin Conwell said. "They do this as a community service. They are the ones saving the day because they're getting everybody here safely."
So what does keep crowds coming back to Fort Ouiatenon year after year? Cooper said it's the people.
"People come from all over," Cooper said. "There are many who are locals, but they come from all over the United States, and some from Canada that really give the Feast as much variety as it has."
"I first came as a student in 1977 when I first came to Purdue," Danville resident Brad Belcher said. "I've been coming every year since then. The history, all of the crafts, the food, the people that are here, it's all wonderful."
Total attendance numbers will not be available until later this month. Martin Conwell said even in an ever-growing modern world, people love going back in time on the banks of the Wabash.
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