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Festival of the Little Hills

Festival of the Little Hills

St. Charles County City of St. Charles General News Article

The Festival of the Little Hills is the Midwest’s Premier Arts and Craft Show. Coordinated by the not-for-profit organization of the same name, Fete Des Petite Cotes is named in honor of the settlement (now known as Saint Charles) founded by the French-Canadian explorer Louis Blanchette in 1769. 


Every year in August since 1971, the Festival of the Little Hills has been celebrating the rich history of St. Charles and now showcases more than 300 arts and crafts vendors. More than 50 not-for-profit organizations provide a diverse selection of culinary delights making the Festival the major annual fundraiser to support their various endeavors. 


Live entertainment, the Lewis and Clark Keelboat and Encampment, and a free children’s area known as the “Kids Corner” round out this family oriented Festival. Come join us August 19-21 to “Discover” what the Festival of the Little Hills has to offer.


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