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Fete de’L Automne Is Sun., Oct. 6th At Fertile

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Posted: Friday, October 4, 2019 7:00 pm

The Old Mines Area Historical Society annual Fete will occur Sunday, October 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Stroll the Fete grounds for food, music, crafts and merriment. Stir apple butter made fresh on the grounds.

Flagraising ceremony at 11 A.M. celebrating 296 years of the French in Washington County: 1723-2019.

For the kids, they will have a story teller who will entertain children and adults near the Noad Boyer Cabin, Log Home Museum.

Strollers can also enjoy Les croquignoles (French pastry), apple butter making, French sausage, hot mulled cider, ham & beans and corn bread, roasted corn on the cob, ice cream, baked sweets and fresh pretzels.  

1800s Crafters will demonstrate rope making, net making, candle making, basket weaving, soap making, rug hooking, spinning, quilting, gun smithing and other crafts. The crafters will have items for sale. Country Store will be open selling home spun items.  

There will be a variety of displays related to area history on the grounds during the day.

Remember to save some time to visit with the Bourissau and Bequette families being honored this year with a display on the grounds. The Society will be offering 17th to 20th Century Geneaology and Publications.

There will be live  French Creole Music by Dennis Stroughmatt and his Cajun Band, L’Esprit Creole.

Stop by and see pictures of early 1900 relatives and other historic items of the era in the Archives Building.  See the vertical Log Blacksmith Shop.  

Free admission and Free parking with handicapped accessible shuttle service to the Fete grounds.  

The Fete grounds are located in Washington County, Missouri on Highway 21 across from Washington State Park on Highway CC in Fertile.  

Everyone will be welcome!   

For more information call 573/438-6400.

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