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Hannibal to Celebrate 37th Annual Folklife Festival

Over 100 exhibitors will fill the streets of Hannibal’s Historic Main Street on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, for the Hannibal Arts Council’s 37th Annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Hannibal Folklife Festival

The two-day festival features artists, artisans and craftsmen demonstrating and selling handmade traditional arts and fine crafts, strolling and street musicians, a wide array of great festival foods, a children’s area, Farmer’s Market, cold apple cider, refreshing root beer and a wine tasting area.

Attendees can expect to see weaving and spinning, pottery throwing, candle making, leather workers, furniture making, blacksmithing, carving, jewelry making, painting and drawing, and a variety of other traditional arts & fine crafts. Over 80 exhibitors from all over the Midwest will have unique, handmade products for sale.

Entertainment includes a full schedule of local and regional musicians sharing their talents in the unique Folklife Festival environment of strolling and street performances. There is also a hymn sing on Sunday morning.

Delicious food choices are a favorite and assist 20 local community organizations with funds for their year-round programs and services. Foods being served include: kettle corn, chicken –n- noodles, bread pudding, catfish sandwich sandwiches, root beer and cider, and many other edibles made on-site.

The Folklife Festival is sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council. For further information on the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545,, or view the festival page at

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