The Big River Steampunk Festival includes dozens of exciting Free Events that are open to the public throughout Labor Day weekend.  There are also several Premium Events that require you to purchase a ticket to attend. For those of you who wish to fully experience the Festival, you may wish to purchase an "All Access Pass" which entitles you to VIP services, special gifts and a generous discount on Premium Event tickets. Please click below to learn more about the amazing experiences planned for the 2017 Big River Steampunk Festival!

The following events will require a ticket to gain entry:


The Inaugural Meeting of the Society for Fermented Alchemy


Masquerade! at the Star Theater


Time Traveler's Ball feat. Miss Jubilee

      aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat


Frankenstein's Laboratory with Professor Sparks


'Steam'feld Follies


The Burley-Que


Nocturnal Paranormal Adventure

      with Dr. Phineas T. Kastle


Big River Murder Mystery "The Great Airship Race"


Great Empire British Raj Afternoon Tea


Labor Day Brunchtopia


Historic Hannibal Homes Tour

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The following events are free and open to the General Public:


Parade and Opening Ceremonies


Entertainment on the Main Street Stage


The Great Midway Merchants at Kiwanis Park


Daily Costume Contests


Steampunk Seminars and Workshops


Facial Hair Contest


Nerf Dueling


"The Flickers" Film Series


Tea Dueling


Gadgets and Gizmos Contest


The Airship Village


Parasol Dueling


Big River Gaming Center at Java Jive


Photography Contest


Splendid Teapot Racing


Ballroom Dancing on Historic Main Street

Big River Steampunk Festival

is Presented By:

Hannibal History Museum Foundation

200 N. Main Street

Hannibal, MO 63401

(573) 248-1819

a 501(c)(3) Missouri non-profit corporation

Federal ID (EIN): 46-4772316

IRS DLN# 17053062337044

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