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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Steampunk schedule announced, hot air balloon rides Aug. 30

  • Weather-permitting, the people attending the Big River Steampunk Festival on Labor Day weekend, today, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, will have an opportunity to ride a hot air balloon this evening. Tickets are refundable if the weather prevents rides.
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  • Weather-permitting, the people attending the Big River Steampunk Festival on Labor Day weekend, today, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, will have an opportunity to ride a hot air balloon on Aug. 30. Tickets are refundable if the weather prevents rides.
    Midwest Balloon Rides will take people age 6 and over and 42 inches tall for a ride from Nipper Park between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. today. The company advised riders to dress comfortably and not overdress, reporting it is warm in the basket. Riders are advised to not wear sandals, but to wear shoes that cover the entire foot.
    The Steampunk Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, with many events planned at the Great Midway, on the parking lot at North Main and Bird streets.
    The sponsor is the Hannibal History Museum at 200 N. Main St., where co-owner Lisa Marks described Steampunk as a celebration of history, adding it would be enjoyed by “people who love the Victorian era and love science and technology and the romance of the Industrial Revolution.”
    Winners of the Steampunk Art Competition sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council will be announced at 2 p.m. today at the Great Midway.
    Additional events scheduled today, Saturday, at the Great Midway (weather permitting) unless reported scheduled elsewhere are:
    10 a.m. Cosplay treasure hunt
    11 a.m. Millinery make-n-take
    1 p.m. Seminar, 19th Century 3D and Stereoviews
    2 p.m. Afternoon tea with Queen Victoria at the Dubach Inn.
    2 p.m. Croquet Tournament at Cliffside Mansion
    2 p.m. Seminar: crating Steampunk weaponry
    2:30 p.m. Mark Twain tells tales of Tesla in 3D
    3 p.m. Titanic: the steampowered marvel of the Edwardian Era at the Molly Brown House
    3 p.m. Nerf dueling
    4 p.m. Mark Twain Riverboat cruise
    5:30 Big River Vaudeville Review
    Events scheduled only Sunday, Aug. 31, are:
    At midnight Haunted Hannibal Midnight Ghost Adventure
    Noon to 2 p.m. Historic Victorian homes tour
    Events at the Great Midway both today and Sunday include:
    10 a.m. Opening ceremonies
    10:30 a.m. Dr. Robere DeGraf’s Touring Airship Magic Extravaganza
    10:45 a.m. Mississippi Mud Medicinal Miracle Medicine Show
    11 a.m. Nerf dueling/parasol dueling
    Noon fashion show/costume contest and facial hair contest
    1 p.m. Pyro-pat Productions fire juggling
    2 p.m. Dr. Robere DeGraf’s Touring Airship Magic Extravaganza
    2:30 p.m. Mississippi Mud Medicinal Miracle Medicine Show
    3 p.m. Nerf dueling/parasol dueling
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