Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

2018 Fete

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Sibley Historic Site
Fees: Free 

The Sibley Historic Site has partnered with the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site and the French-American Heritage Foundation to throw a celebration in honor of the Fete de St. Jean Baptiste, and you’re invited!
 
Traditionally, June 24 is the feast of St. John Baptiste, a French-Canadian holiday celebrating the patron saint of Canada. To celebrate French-Canadian / American Heritage, this rendezvous will be held on the grounds of the Sibley Historic Site, where Jean Baptiste Faribault's house stands. Born in Quebec, Faribault worked at multiple fur posts around the Midwest and first settled in Minnesota around 1805.

On-Site activities will include live music, costumed interpreters, children’s games, an evening fire with marshmallow roasting, and stationed historical guides to answer any of your questions. And the best part of it all is that it is at no cost to you. Please bring your own chairs and picnic basket to better enjoy all this event has to offer!
 
Schedule of Events:
5:00- Dance instruction and music by Jane Peck and Gary Schulte
5:25- Music by Francine Roche and Mark Stillman
6:00- Dance instruction and music by Jane Peck and Gary Schulte
6:25- Music by Francine Roche and Mark Stillman
7:00- The Fete ends

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