The Autumn Historic Folklife Festival drew large crowds to the Main Street area of downtown Hannibal Saturday.

Over 130 exhibitors brought to life the sights, sounds, and tastes of yesteryear.

Speaking of tastes, a number of local organizations are featuring an array of festival foods.  Several ladies from the Hannibal First Church of the Nazarene were busy selling pies.  Lenora Swan says the recipes for butterscotch pecan and streusel-topped apple are a guarded secret.

Sales were literally popping for Hydesburg Methodist’s kettle corn.  For Scott, Laura, and Ian Griffen, it was a family affair.  The trio helped pop, season, and package tubs of freshly made corn.  Laura Griffen says the entire church family pitches in to help make a massive amount of a festival favorite--literally a ton of popcorn has been sold in past years during the 2-day event.

The 38th Annual Folklife Festival continues in downtown Hannibal from 10 to 4 Sunday.


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