Annual Historical Event
Rural Heritage Day
Saturday, October 26, 2019



Location: Locations in and around Sainte Genevieve, MO

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Times: 9 am - 4 pm

Details: Are you looking for a fall festival full of nostalgia, plenty of shopping, great food and interesting exhibits? Sainte Genevieve’s Rural Heritage Day is the perfect chance to experience the days of yesteryear, see demonstrations of how things ‘used to be done’ and explore the shops and attractions of the town’s charming historic district.

Historical House Tours Vintage Farm Machinery Live Entertainment

Rural Heritage Day is a celebration of history, reverie and reminiscence dedicated to the hard working forefathers and foremothers of Sainte Genevieve, the oldest colonial town in Missouri. The event celebrates rural skills and traditions with ‘living history’ demonstrations of plowing, clogging, outdoor cooking, food preservation, fur trading, a tractor parade, and children’s games. This is a family-friendly event that offers something for everyone. Many of the farming demonstrations take place on the ‘Big Field’ below town, with other demonstrations occurring in the shops sprinkled throughout the historic district. The historic district features a Passport for Historic Home tour and demonstrations of wool spinning, paper filigree, chair caning, loom weaving and knitting. Included in the tour are the Bauvais-Amoureux House, the Bolduc House, the Felix Vallé State Historic Site, and La Maison de Guibourd. Pick up a map and a schedule of events at the Welcome Center, and watch for signs indicating the location of festival-related activities.

Historical Demonstrations Get Around by Carriage Historic Farming Techniques

Downtown Sainte Genevieve has all the charm of an Old World village, featuring narrow streets, secluded gardens, and a nice selection of local dining and bed-and-breakfast options. The surrounding countryside offers fabulous fall scenery, as well as a wide selection of wineries, microbreweries, hiking trails, and a golf course. Stay the day and have a blast from the past!

The event is free, although a donation of $2 is appreciated.

For more information call 573-883-7097 or 1-800-373-7007

Maps and Directions
Downtown Sainte Genevieve and Welcome Center Area
Bauvais-Amoureux House and Big Field Area
Sainte Genevieve Area Calendar   Regional October Calendar

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