Twain on Main

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost? Do I need a ticket?

  • Twain on Main is a FREE FESTIVAL! Most of the entertainment includes demonstrations, strolling musicians, live performances that are completely free and no admission is charges. Some entertainment may require fees such as face painting, rope making, bounce houses, etc.

Where/When is the Festival?

  • Twain on Main is located on Historic Main Street in Hannibal, Missouri, located on the western shore of the Mississippi River approximately 100 miles north of St. Louis.

  • The Festival is celebrated annually on Memorial Day Weekend. The 2020 Festival will be held from 10am-6pm on May 23 and 10am-5pm on May 24.

Do I have to dress in western attire?

  • We strongly encourage western attire, because what could be more fun! But you are not required to dress up.

Where do I park? And is there handicap parking available?

  • Festivals are fun, but parking is not! Take advantage of the FREE Twain on Main Trolley courtesy of the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council.

  • TIMES:

    • Saturday 5/23/20 from 11am-6pm

    • Sunday 5/24/20 from 12pm-5pm


    • Broadway & South Main Street

    • Swap Shop (3rd & Lyon Street)

    • Clemens Field Baseball stadium (Warren Barrett)

    • Central Park (5th & Center)

    • Save A Lot (1222 Broadway)

    • Holy Family Church (10th & Broadway)

    • F & M Bank (5th & Broadway)


    • Handicap parking is available at the Main Street Parking Lot locates in front of the Planter’s Barn Theater. To enter the parking lot enter from 3rd Street and turn east on Hill Street. Turn right at the Alley between Aunt Polly’s Treasure and the Becky Thatcher Home.

Can I bring my pet/dog/cat?

  • Our festival is largely on a public street that allows pets. We do have a couple items to consider:

    1) We are focusing a lot on Mark Twain’s western novel “Roughing It”. There will be gun shows, food vendors, crowds, and other entertainment factors that could easily overstimulate your pet.

    2) This festival is on Memorial Day weekend. This is usually one of the first warm weekends of the season. It can get very hot and even more so on the cement. Our human friends can usually enjoy the warmer weather, but our furry friends feet on the hot concrete don’t as much! Please bring a water bowl and extra water for your furry pal.

    3) We do ask that any pets that do attend are kept on a short leash and in control. We want everyone to enjoy the festival as much as possible!

    We understand that a pet is an equal part of many families. We just want to make you aware of several aspects of the festival that a pet might not enjoy as much as a person.

How do I become a vendor?

  • Vendor registration will open in late 2019. Check back here for more details!


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