Children of Proteus (Photo Courtesy Norma Meyer, 2018 photo contest winner)
The Big River Steampunk Festival is held each Labor Day weekend and features fantastic events, fun contests and amazing performances that take place throughout historic downtown Hannibal. Different than Steampunk conventions held in large hotels, this Festival provides the opportunity to immerse yourself completely in the Victorian era as you stroll along the pedestrian-only historic Main Street amongst the authentic 1840s buildings just as Mark Twain did as a young boy. Put on your cosplay "Steam Persona" and relive the days of steamboats, steam trains, and the romance of the Victorian era along the western shore of the mighty Mississippi River!
General admission to the Big River Steampunk Festival is FREE TO ALL and many of the events, contests and performances are FREE and open to the public, including The Great Midway - featuring more than fifty Steampunk merchants from around the country. You may also wish to subscribe to get our eMail newsletter or visit our Facebook page to hear all of the latest news about the Festival.
The Festival is produced by Ken and Lisa Marks, co-founders of the Hannibal History Museum, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Hannibal History Museum Foundation, a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For important information you may need
to prepare for the Festival please click the links below:
Vendor applications? Click here
Seminar or Workshop submissions? Click here
Airship Village applications? Click here
2018 Photo Contest Finalists, Clockwise from top left: Linda Oxford, Kyle Wist, Harshavardhan Bapat, David Law, J.B. Wright.
Big River Steampunk Festival
is Presented By:
Ken and Lisa Marks
to benefit the
Hannibal History Museum Foundation
200 N. Main Street
Hannibal, MO 63401
a 501(c)(3) Missouri non-profit corporation
Federal ID (EIN): 46-4772316
IRS DLN# 17053062337044
This Year's Festival Is Dedicated to "Joy", who is having her own tea party in the sky....
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