The first stop in planning your Mark Twain Lake vacation!

Twain On Main Festival

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

        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.

All Day:

  • Free Arts and Craft Festival – over 100 vendors!

  • Cowboy College at the OK Corral – learn lasso, seed spittin’ stick horse racing, rope making and more!
  • Great Food and Drink, from hand crafted sodas to the best barbecue

  • Storytelling by Mark Twain & a Buffalo Soldier

  • 10 strolling musicians and entertainers!
  • Bank robbery skit – Get deputized and join the posse to catch the outlaw! 
  • Western shootouts with the South Fork Regulators
  • Games with Tom Sawyer &  Becky Thatcher – Gunnysack races, marbles, sling shots and more
  • Explore local wineries and beers at the Wine & Beer Garden

Saturday Evening: 5-7 PM Live Country Music Featuring the Red Dirt Country Band

  • After 7 PM Entertainment at Main Street Restaurants and Drinking Establishments


A whole slew of times will be posted soon, so mosey on back and find out all the details!

*Some special events may charge a small fee.

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.

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The event is finished.


May 29 - 30 2021


Downtown Hannibal
Main Street, Hannibal