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37th Annual
Jour de Fete
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

August 9 - 10, 2003
Historic District of Ste. Genevieve
10 am - 6pm
10 am - 5 pm

With over 600 arts and crafts booths, exhibits and special attractions the 37th Annual Jour de Fete is the premier arts and crafts fair in the Midwest. The city, the first European settlement in Missouri, has long been home to artisans and craftsmen and its French Colonial atmosphere provides a perfect setting for this annual event. Ste. Genevieve is located off of I-55 and is just a one hour drive south of St. Louis. In addition to the artisans there will be plenty of food, music, special exhibits and displays. Maps of the festival area are available at the Great River Road Interpretative Center located on the corner of Main and Market Streets.

2002 Jour de Fete Schedule (2003 details to be announced)

8 am: 20th annual 5,000M Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
Starts and ends at the City Park Pool with awards presented.
10 am: Opening Ceremonies
The official welcome and opening ceremony is held at the
Great River Road Interpretative Center (Main & Market Streets.) Pioneer families will be honored. A flag raising will be performed by the Compagnie Frenche de la Marine de Fort du Chartres and musical selections will be performed by the German Band.
5 pm: Memorial Mass
A special mass will be held for members of the Project Pioneers founding families, the German Baumann and French Politte clans at Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church (
DuBourg Place.)

All day: Classic Cruisers Car Show
40 classes of vehicles will be shown at the Knights of Columbus Hall (6th & Market) $1 general admission and $10 for participants
3 pm: Attendance Prizes
Honoring its pioneer heritage, awards will be given to the oldest male and female members of the German Baumann and French Politte families, as well as the family members who traveled the farthest.

Jour de Fete is known for its large number of arts and crafts booths


Musical stages can be found throughout the festival area





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