The Big River Steampunk Spring Faire vendor spaces are open to quality vendors or exhibitors who wish to make available for purchase and/or enjoyment Steampunk-themed works of art, costumes and accessories, jewelry, gadgets and gizmos, literary publications, living history demonstrations, and other appropriate merchandise as approved by Ken and Lisa Marks, co-founders of the Hannibal History Museum and producers of the Big River Steampunk Spring Faire. You may be asked to submit photos of your booth and/or merchandise so that we may determine if your business is appropriate for our audiences.


Food vendors are welcome to apply. Food vendors must comply with all ordinances and requirements as determined by the Marion County (Missouri) Department of Health.


Set-up is allowed anytime after noon on Friday, March 29, 2019. If you wish to set up earlier you must receive special permission.


Advertised hours for merchandise sales will be 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31.


The Admiral Coontz Armory is an indoor space that will be locked after 6:00pm each night for security purposes.


Vendors are strictly prohibited from tearing down their booths before 5:00pm on Sunday, March 31 and any vendor who violates this rule will not be invited back to future events.


Exhibitor Applications will be accepted until spaces are no longer available. ALL SPACES ARE ASSIGNED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS, so the sooner you send in your application and pay your vendor fee the better space you will have. No spaces are guaranteed until vendor fees are paid in full.


The Festival producers reserve the right to refuse an Exhibitor application for any reason, particularly if the merchandise or service being offered is not in keeping with the Steampunk theme.



Exhibitor Information:


All spaces are a minimum of 10 feet deep x 15 feet across the front. Additional space may be provided subject to availability.


Exhibitor and Food Vendor fees for 2019 are $150.00 per space which includes your required City of Hannibal Temporary Sales License fee and access to electricity.


Missouri State Sales Tax must be collected and properly reported by Vendor. Instructions for collecting sales tax are on the Missouri Secretary of State's website.


Exhibitor set-up may occur any time after noon on Friday, March 29, 2019.


Booths may not be shared unless work is collaborative.


Display furnishings such as tents, tables, chairs, shelving and display units must be clean and professional in appearance and in keeping with the Steampunk theme of the Festival.


No trailers or motor vehicles will be permitted in the Armory area 9:00am and 5:00pm on the days of the event.


No portable generators may be used. Electricity will be available to all vendors.


Food Vendors must obtain a permit from the Marion County Health Department within ONE MONTH PRIOR to the Festival or they will forfeit their space with no refunds. NO EXCEPTIONS.





By submitting your application you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Big River Steampunk Spring Faire as set forth by Ken and Lisa Marks, the Hannibal History Museum Foundation, the City of Hannibal,  the Missouri State Department of Revenue-Sales Tax Division, and the Marion County (Missouri) Department of Health.


Ken and Lisa Marks, co-founders of the Hannibal History Museum. retain the right to use photographic images taken of vendor booths and merchandise for the sole purpose of promotion of Big River Steampunk. Exhibitors retain all rights to their artwork and merchandise.


QUESTIONS? Please call the Hannibal History Museum at (573) 248-1819 or email

 Please acknowledge our Scheduling, Copyrights and Trademarks Policies:


Big River Steampunk Festival, the Big River Steampunk Festival logo, and other names, logos, icons and marks identifying Big River Steampunk Festival products and services are trademarks of Ken and Lisa Marks, co-founders of the Hannibal History Museum, and may not be used without the acquisition of prior written permission.  All rights not expressly granted in this agreement are reserved to the Ken and Lisa Marks. You may not post, distribute, reproduce, or sell in any way, any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information that you do not have legal authorization to use. Although not anticipated, necessary changes to the Schedule of Events, products offered, and any other advertised offerings may be made without prior notice. A portion of the proceeds from the Big River Steampunk Festival benefit the Hannibal History Museum Foundation, a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.