A Hannibal tradition for over 60 years, the National Tom Sawyer Days festival offers something for all ages and interests. Celebrate Mark Twain’s most famous creation with a weekend of family fun. This year, the festival takes place from Saturday, June 20th to Saturday, July 7th. Sign up now to compete in the annual Hannibal Cannibal, volleyball tournament, and cornhole tournament!

Annual Tom Sawyer Days contests include the National Fence Painting Competition, the frog-jump contest and the Tom & Becky Contest. Come help us highlight Hannibal’s unique history through reenactments, arts & crafts, and more.

Other activities include a huge craft festival, a mud volleyball tournament, horseshoe tournament, carnival rides, live music every night in the beer garden, and a spectacular firework display over the Mississippi River on the 4th of July.

National Tom Sawyer Days website 

 

2018 NTSD Schedule

 

Saturday, June 30th
8:00 am                Baby Contest by Barbara Stewart @ Admiral Coontz Armory

9:00 am                Horseshoe Tournament Qualifying by Hannibal POPS Club @ Ringer Park
10:00 am              Cornhole Tournament by Hannibal Jaycees/Them Guys Cornhole @ Tanyard Gardens

2:00 pm                Carnival Grand Opening
5:30 pm                Gates Open @ Tanyard Gardens:

                              National Recording Artist “Dylan Scott” with special guest “Feudin’ Hillbillys”

Sunday, July 1st

10:00 am              Horseshoe Tournament by Hannibal POPS Club @ Ringer Park

2:00 pm                Carnival Opens – Family Day ($20 Armbands 3-8pm)

Monday, July 2nd
5:00 pm                Carnival Opens – Buddy Day (Buy One Set of Tickets, Get Another Ride Free)

 

Tuesday, July 3rd
12:00 pm              Carnival Opens for Special Needs ONLY 

                              (Special Needs Individuals Ride Free with Parent or Guardian Until 3pm)

1:00 pm                46th Annual Pet Show by F&M Bank @ Central Park

5:00 pm                Carnival Opens to Everyone

Wednesday, July 4th

9:00 am                Arts and Crafts by Kiwanis @ Central Park
10:00 am              Jaycee’s Annual  4th of July Parade

10:00 am              Carnival Opens

12:00 pm              2018 Tom and Becky Announcement
2:00 pm                Mud Volleyball by Y Men’s  Junior Teams practice/Beer Sales 2-5 pm @ Y Men’s Pavilion

9:30 pm                Fireworks

Thursday, July 5th

9:00 am                Arts and Crafts by Kiwanis @ Central Park

10:00 am              Carnival Opens ($20 Armbands 5pm-?)
2:00 pm                Talent Show by Hannibal Jaycees @ Tanyard Gardens
4:00 pm                Mud Volleyball by Y Men’s Junior Tournament/Youth Games @ Y Men’s Pavilion
5:00 pm                Tomboy Sawyer Competition by Business Women of Missouri @ Cardiff Hill Overlook
6:00 pm                Teen Night by Hannibal Jaycees @ Tanyard Gardens
9:30 pm                Fire Juggling Show by Hannibal Jaycees @ Tanyard Gardens

Friday, July 6th

9:00 am                Arts and Crafts by Kiwanis @ Central Park
10:00 am              Carnival Opens
2:00 pm                Local, Pee-wee, & Girls Fence Painting by Hannibal Jaycees @ N. Main & Hill St. (Reg. @ 1)
4:00 pm                Mud Volleyball Tournament by Y Men’s @ Y Men’s Pavilion
5:00 pm                Gates Open @ Tanyard Gardens for Happy Hour:

                              Local Act “Capisce”

Saturday, July 7th

7:00 am                Hannibal Cannibal by Hannibal Regional Foundation @ Tom & Huck Statue (5:30 am Reg.)
7:30 am                Mud Volleyball by Y Men’s @ Y Men’s Pavilion
10:00 am              Washers Tournament by Hannibal Jaycees @ Tanyard Gardens
10:00 am              Carnival Opens – Kids Day ($20 Matinee Armbands 1-5pm)
12:00 pm              Frog Jump by Boy Scouts of America in Lot next to Carnival (Registration @ 10 am)
2:00 pm                Trike Races by Kiwanis in Lot next to Carnival
2:00 pm                State, National, Over 30 Fence Painting by Hannibal Jaycees @ N. Main & Hill St. (Reg. @ 1)

6:00 pm                Gates Open @ Tanyard Gardens for 80’s Throwback Night:

                              “Shoot to Thrill” and “Motley Crucial”