After Labor Day weekend’s successful Big River Steampunk Festival, one would think the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival in October as our next big event. However, Hannibal has a full September schedule of special events, making sure that this month is filled with activities galore.

After Labor Day weekend’s successful Big River Steampunk Festival, one would think the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival in October as our next big event. However, Hannibal has a full September schedule of special events, making sure that this month is filled with activities galore.

 

The following weekend offers a variety of festivities, including Diversity Days and the Taste of Twain Wine, Food and Beer Festival, Saturday, Sept. 15. A fundraiser for the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, the Taste of Twain brings Missouri wineries, Hannibal area restaurants and regional craft breweries together, as well as two live music stages and, in true Mark Twain fashion, cigars for purchase by Green Door Cigars. This relaxed setting promises plenty of great food, drink and entertainment adjacent to Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home.

 

The Harvest Hootenanny is next on the fun events calendar. Sept. 21 and 22, families can enjoy a petting zoo, craft vendors, pony rides and live entertainment at the Cave Hollow Complex. Adults can sample wine from Cave Hollow West Winery, as well as take part in an educational craft beer tasting with 12 American and 16 original craft brewers. Top it off with delicious food from the area’s finest restaurants, and your weekend is already planned. Be sure to sign up for the Hootenanny Hustle, a Color in Motion Fun Run that will kick off this family-friendly event.

 

Come to historic downtown Hannibal on Sept. 29 and 30 and find great deals while supporting our locally owned businesses during the Main Street Sidewalk Sales and the Vintage Marketplace.

 

“With the many exciting things Hannibal has planned for September, you will always have a reason to enjoy the beginning of fall in historic Hannibal, Missouri,” said Gail Bryant, director of the Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

More information on all the above events can be found by visiting the events calendar at www.VisitHannibal.com or by calling the Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau at 573-221-2477.