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.  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 


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