This busy weekend around the area starts tonight.

In Hannibal, the BBQ Festival and Country Music Festival opens tonight at Heartland Field. Gates open at 4. Music on the main stage starts at 6 with Joey Ray. Matt Snell takes the stage at 7:15, and country music star Craig Morgan rounds out the evening at 9:15.

The festival runs through Sunday.

Also tonight in Hannibal, Movies in the Park at Huckleberry Park features Star Wars at dark, with an exhibition at 8 featuring some of the extreme athletes who will be taking part in Shredfest Saturday.

And, the next to last night of “The Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter” starts at 7:30 at Bluff City Theater.

Meanwhile, a couple of county fairs continue.

At the Pike County Fair in Bowling Green, there’s a talent contest at 6:30, power wheels at 7 and a demolition derby at 7:30.

At the Adams County Fair, there will be bull riding and the Illinois State Karaoke Contest, both starting at 7:30.