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With summer right around the corner, Hannibal’s downtown is buzzing with excitement. To kick off the entertainment, Hannibal Marketing Council celebrates Mark Twain and all of his accomplishments with the Twain on Main Festival, May 27 and 28.  The weekend will be full of food, spirits, music, games, and more. So grab the kids and experience an adventure worthy of Twain himself!

This year’s festival is scheduled to be the largest Twain on Main festival with nearly 200 vendors expected. Vendors include Halsey Hardwood, Crazy Lady Crafts, Yumeez Ice Cream Shop, Creative Garden & Gifts, and more. twain2

Along with food and crafts there will be plenty of entertainment for children and adults.  Main Street is set up to feature Twain’s novels – “The Prince and the Pauper”, “Roughing It”, and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”.   Jump from one book to the next as you move along Main Street with music and dancing from the Renaissance era, shooting marbles with Tom and Becky, and watching the Omeyocan Dance Company perform native dances in the “Roughing It” area.  Adults can also enjoy a beer and wine garden accompanied by live music throughout the festival. Located at Hill and North Main Street will be the Wine Garden where you can relax in the shade while sampling spirits.  Check out all of the exciting opportunities below:

Events on both Saturday & Sunday  

10 a.m. Opening ceremonies

All day L.A. Seuss strolling banjo performer

All day Castle bouncy-house, Renaissance entertainment

All day Information booth, T-shirt sales

All day Wine & beer garden with music

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Old-fashioned games, Tom & Becky

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (every hour) Mark Twain Presents, by actor Jim Waddell

11:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (every hour) Engagement scene, Tom & Becky

12:15 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. 1880s Old West Reenactment, Southfork Regulators

12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mark Twain, tales from “Roughing It”

Saturday Events

2 to 5 p.m. Dixie Dads Jazz Band

2:30 p.m. Mark Twain, tales from “Roughing It”

2:45 p.m. 1880s Old West Reenactment, Southfork Regulators

3:15 p.m. Omeyocan Company, native dance

Sunday Events

2 to 5 p.m. Dixie Dads Jazz Band

2:15 p.m. Omeyocan Comapnay, native dance

3:15 p.m. 1880s Old West Reenactment, Southfork Regulators

3:45 p.m. Mark Twain, tales from “Roughing It”

Whether you want to take on an adventure, relax with friends or munch on tasty food this festival is the one for you! Join us in downtown Hannibal for a weekend that you will not want to miss! Click here for more information on the festival.

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