Founded circa 1735, Ste. Genevieve has been welcoming travelers, traders and artists for more than 275 years. You can join in the fun and shop for treasures at the annual Jour de Fete arts and crafts festival. With over 200 arts and crafts booths, plus hands-on exhibits and special attractions, Ste. Genevieve’s annual Jour de Fete celebration has been described as the premier arts and crafts fair in the Midwest. As the first European settlement in Missouri, the French Colonial setting of Ste. Genevieve provides a perfect setting for this annual event.