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Festival of the Little Hills 2022

The premier arts and crafts show of the Midwest

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Last updated: by Olga Valchyshen
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Festival of the Little Hills is the annual arts and crafts show held in St. Charles, Missouri. The festival was named after the settlement founded by Louis Blanchette in 1769, which is now known as St. Charles. Fete Des Petite Cotes, or Festival of the Little Hills, features 300 arts and crafts vendors and various family-friendly entertainment at St. Charles' historic Main Street and throughout Frontier Park. Over 350,000 people gather for this three-day celebration.

Festival of the Little Hills offers art, crafts, live music, food, fun, and plenty of culinary delights from more than 50 not-for-profit organizations. The show is the major annual fundraiser to support various charity projects. The festival, which has been held since 1971, takes place during the third full weekend in August.

Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to take advantage of grassy lawns at Frontier Park while listening to live music. The Festival's highlights include The Lewis & Clark Discovery Expedition display, the Juggling and Circus Tricks Show as well as Kids Corner with many creative activities for the little ones.

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