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.

The 39th annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival will be on October 17 and 18, 2015. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The Autumn Historic Folklife Festival, sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council, is an 1800s-themed festival that includes not only fine artists, but also traditional arts and fine craft. Over 130 booths lined Main Street at last year's festival. According the HannibalArts.com, “Folklife features artists, artisans, and craftsmen demonstrating and selling historic crafts, traditional arts, fine arts and crafts, street musicians playing traditional tunes, food cooked on wood stoves, cider fresh from the apple press, a children’s area and a warm atmosphere for everyone.”

The Hannibal Arts Council presents the Folklife Festival every year. As always, they would appreciate anyone that would be able to volunteer during the festival. Volunteers are needed for festival setup and cleanup, in addition to working at the Arts Council's coffee and root beer booths. The Hannibal Arts Council can be reached at 573-221-6545 for further details.

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