Folklife Festival to celebrate 45th anniversary Oct. 16-17 along Hannibal’s Main Street

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HANNIBAL, Mo. — Exhibitors will fill the streets of Hannibal’s historic Main Street on Oct. 16-17 for the Hannibal Arts Council’s 45th annual 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 festival features artists, artisans, makers selling traditional arts, fine arts and crafts, local musicians, food from local nonprofit, church and civic organizations, apple cider, locally-roasted coffee and homemade root beer, a children’s activity area, a farmer’s market and a street pub.

Attendees can expect to see weaving and spinning, pottery, candle-making, leather work, furniture makers, carving, jewelry, painting and drawing, and a variety of other arts and fine crafts.  Exhibits from all over the Midwest will have handmade products for sale. A full schedule of local and regional musicians will share their talents in the Folklife Festival environment of strolling and street performances.  

Kettle corn, chicken and noodles, bread pudding and catfish sandwiches are among the many food items that will be sold, as well as root beer, coffee apple cider and craft beer.  

The Folklife Festival is sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council, along with major sponsors HNB Bank, Hannibal HCVB and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. For further information on the Folklife Festival, contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545 or  For full festival details, visit the Hannibal Folklife Festival on Facebook or view the Hannibal Folklife Festival page at

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