|Hannibal Celebrates 36th Annual Folklife Festival|
|News Releases - Travel & Tourism|
|Written by Michael Gaines|
|Monday, 15 October 2012 14:44|
Hannibal, MO – Over 100 exhibitors will fill the streets of Hannibal’s Historic Main Street on
Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, for the Hannibal Arts Council’s 36th 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.
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, hot or cold apple cider, refreshing root beer and a wine tasting
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, turkey legs, 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,
Full Festival Details available at www.hannibalarts.com
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