Memorial Day Weekend

May 25th & 26th, 2019

Historic Downtown Hannibal

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!

Step back into time with three different areas featuring Mark Twain's famous novels:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Roughing It

The Prince and the Pauper

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". Check back soon for the full entertainment schedule!

Roughing It

Photo Credit: Michael Banks

In Roughing It, originally published in 1872, Twain wrote of his adventures in the Wild West of the 1860’s. This special western ­themed area entertainment will be revealed soon!

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain published The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 1876, recalling his childhood memories of antebellum Hannibal in the 1840s. The Tom Sawyer area entertainment will be revealed soon!


The Prince and the Pauper

The third special area at Twain on Main celebrates The Prince and the Pauper, published by Mark Twain in 1882. This renaissance themed area entertainment will be revealed soon!

Explore Historic Hannibal's main street featuring over 100 pop up vendors.

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.

Enjoy delicious foods and desserts from both the temporary booths and the restaurants and pubs along Main Street

For the most up-to-date vendor list, visit


Relax and enjoy live entertainment, strolling characters, and more. There's something for everyone.

From unique creations at over 100 vendors, fantastic food and beverages, and live entertainment there is plenty going on at Twain on Main! Plan to spend the day taking in the sights and enjoying everything Hannibal, Missouri has to offer.

When you need a break take a moment to relax in our Wine Garden and sip Missouri wines and other specialty drinks in our outdoor Wine Garden while enjoying live performances from local musicians.

There's fun for the whole family and something for everyone at the Twain On Main Festival!

Want to become an official Twain on Main vendor?

Click below to learn about the process of requesting a vendor space during the Twain on Main festival. Spaces sell out quickly! Registration begins Fall 2019.