Another great day at the Feast of the Hunters Moon!
After we enjoyed the pancake breakfast, we watched
(and listened) to the artillery demonstration that was setup near our tent. It’s fun watching the spectators jump when the cannons go off.
One of our helpers received some hints on gourd burning (kind of like wood burning) with a lens.
It was all over way too soon, and we can’t wait until next year.
We had a great first day at the Feast of the Hunters Moon. With all of the great demonstrations nearby, there was plenty of foot traffic in our area of the park.
Our visitors enjoyed seeing the different techniques we use, and they asked many interesting questions. Hopefully, some were inspired to try their hand at gourd art.
It didn’t hurt that the weather was fabulous, and Sunday’s forecast calls for more of the same. Maybe we’ll see some of you out at the Fort.
(See all of the Feast 2008 photos here)
Things are ramping up at the Feast of the Hunters Moon on Friday. Today saw many groups of fourth graders touring the site and watching demonstrations. By evening most of the merchants and the rest of the participants were on site setting up their tents and displays.
The weather is forecast to be perfect this year. Hope to see you there!
Here’s Dan making final adjustments on the Gentry Gourds tent.
The Feast setup is well underway. We drove around today to confirm our shop site, as well as our campsite.
These are some of the gourds I’ve been working on for the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon next week.
Here’s a view of the Gentry Gourds booth at the Feast of the Hunters Moon in 2006.
A map of the grounds for the Feast is now available on the TCHA website. Remember, Gentry Gourds is located in site 306.