Join us in historic downtown Hannibal for our annual Twain On Main Festival, celebrating the life and classic works of Hannibal's native son, Mark Twain!
Stroll along Main Street just one block from the Mississippi River and shop from more than 100 booths
on Main Street as well as the boutiques and shops in the Historic District
Sip Missouri wines and other specialty drinks in our outdoor Wine Garden
Enjoy delicious foods and desserts from both the temporary booths and the restaurants and pubs along Main Street
Join in the fun with music, games, and performances in the three entertainment areas celebrating Mark Twain's classic books: relive Twain's childhood in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", go back in time to the Renaissance era with "The Prince and the Pauper", and head out to the Wild West as Twain himself did in "Roughing It".
There's fun for the whole family and something for everyone at the Twain On Main Festival!
Samuel Langhorne Clemens's family moved to Hannibal in 1839 when he was just four years old. Young ginger-haired Sammy lived here until the age of eighteen when he set sail on the Mississippi River to become a riverboat pilot. Later in life, Mark Twain remembered his magical childhood days, immortalizing Hannibal in his works "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
As you walk along Hannibal's historic Main Street you are truly walking in the footsteps of Mark Twain. Many of the buildings in the historic district date to the 1840s when the Clemens family lived on Hill Street. Visit the Clemens family home and learn more of Twain's life at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum Gallery, take a Mississippi River cruise on the Mark Twain Riverboat, and explore the Mark Twain Cave. But there's more than just Twain in Hannibal -- you'll find museums, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, pubs, a brewery, live theater, ghost tours, hiking and biking trails, and so much more!