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Back for 2021!

A festival celebrating Hannibal's beloved author, full of fun, art, crafts and great food! Celebrated in Historic Downtown Hannibal!

The Twain on Main Festival is a free admission street festival, celebrating the works of Hannibal's Hometown Hero, Mark Twain. We have 100 + popup art, craft and merchandise vendors from across the country for your shopping enjoyment.

Memorial Day Weekend 2021
Saturday, May 29th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 30th, 10:00 am - 5:00 PM
Historic Downtown Hannibal

The annual Twain on Main Festival is heading to the Wild West! This celebration of the life and works of Hannibal's native son, Mark Twain, sponsored by the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council, returns to historic downtown Hannibal on Memorial Day weekend, 2021. The festival will center around Mark Twain's, Roughing It.

Roughing It, originally published in 1872, is Mark Twain's semi-autobiographical travelogue of his adventures in the Wild West of the 1860's. This hilarious record details young Twain's attempt to make his way in the Wild West, working as a civil servant, silver prospector, mill worker, and finally a reporter and traveling lecturer. And as Twain brought the Wild West to life in Roughing It, Twain on Main will bring to West to downtown Hannibal.

Festival-goers are strongly-encouraged to dress in western attire, but it is not required. Pull out those cowboy boots and cowboy hats! The Festival and entertainment are free and great for families. There may be a small charge for some of the rides and activities.

All Day:

Free Arts and Craft Festival.

Great Food and Drink, from hand crafted sodas to the best barbecue.

See Mark Twain perform.

Local street music up and down main street.

Explore local wineries and beers at the Wine & Beer Garden

Saturday Evening: Entertainment at Main Street Restaurants and Drinking Establishments.

A whole slew of events will be posted soon, so mosey on back to the Twain on Main website to find out all the details!


Check website for details
120 North Main St.
Hannibal, MO 63401

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Activities Within 10 Miles
Historic District
Backpacking Trail
Winery / Vineyard
Biking / Walking Trails
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
Activities On-site
Historic District