Fall is on its way. Kids are back in school, football season is here, leaves will be changing soon, and Hannibal's Autumn Historic Folklife Festival is scheduled to take over Main Street for its 39th year.
I remember hearing a long time ago that the best way to tell the locals from the tourists at Hannibal's Autumn Historic Follklife Festival is that the tourists are there for the crafts, and the locals are there for the food.
Fall has officially arrived. Kids are back in school, football season is underway, leaves are starting to change, and Hannibal's Autumn Historic Folklife Festival is scheduled to take over Main Street in just a few weeks.
This weekend marks the 37th annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival in downtown Hannibal, presented by the Hannibal Arts Council. In addition to exhibitors, demonstrations and food, the Folklife Festival will also feature a number of performances throughout the weekend.
If you were to ask several attendees of the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival about their favorite part of the annual event in downtown Hannibal, there's a very good likelihood that you would hear "food" as an answer fairly often. Here's a rundown of who's serving what during the 2013 Folklife Festival, according to the Hannibal Arts Council.
This weekend the 37th annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival will take place in America's Hometown. Twain on Main was held on Memorial Day Weekend, and the Downtown Hannibal Art Fair is a summertime festival that draws visitors from around the region to Main Street.
What is the difference between these festivals?
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 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.