HANNIBAL – Missouri wineries and breweries will bring their beverages to the Taste of Twain Wine, Food, and Beer Festival from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home Gardens and the parking lot of the Museum Interpretive Center at 415 N. Main.
Taste of Twain is a fundraiser for The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum Properties. The festival is sponsored by the Mark Twain Brewery of Hannibal, Lohr Distributing Company of Ladue, Mo., and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum.
Melissa Cummins, event coordinator at the museum, encourages the public to try some new tastes of wine, beer and food. "We have new breweries and new wineries coming," she said.
Foods served by local restaurants will include smoked pulled pork, homemade root beer, sliders, dips, cheeses, prime rib, Chilean salmon and desserts. For a list of food and beverage providers, see the Taste of Twain Facebook page.
"We will have two stages of live music," Cummins said. Seth Wade will perform at 415 N. Main and Tim Hart on the Hill Street stage at the Boyhood Home mall.
Arm bands for the event may be purchased in advance for $25, through the Mark Twain Museum offices at 573-221-9010 Ext. 404. Arm bands will cost $30 at the festival for adults 21 years old and older. They will provide unlimited tastings from all participating wine, food and beer vendors and a festival tasting glass.
Designated drivers may enjoy sampling from the many food and non-alcoholic booths for $15. For children 10 years and under bands are $10 and also include unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Attendees will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite as the Best of Taste of Twain in the food, wine and beer categories. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the festival on Saturday afternoon at around 4:45 p.m.