The Big River Steampunk Festival includes unique events

that are held throughout historic downtown Hannibal


While a majority of the events at the Big River Steampunk Festival are free, there are various Premium Events that do require you to purchase a ticket for admission.


Main Street

Free entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend on the Main Street Stage. Enjoy a cold beverage and delicious food as you enjoy the open air show on pedestrian-only historic Main Street among authentically historic buildings from the 1840s. Also on Main Street, enjoy the Costume Contests, Full Immersion Cosplay, Ballroom Dancing, Splendid Teapot Racing, and other exciting contests and events.


Kiwanis Park, featuring The Great Midway

Located in Kiwanis Park on the riverfront, here you will find over 50 vendors from around the country selling their Steampunk wares. Be sure to visit the The Great Midway Stage where you may wish to engage in Make-N-Takes and creative Steampunk workshops. Food and beverages are also available here -- enjoy the great outdoors along the western shore of the Mississippi River.


There are several other downtown locations for events such as The Burley-Que, Afternoon Teas, and the Pirates of the Mississippi and Steameasy Cruises aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat. Maps will be provided in our FREE Festival Guide and signs will also be posted throughout the Festival grounds to help you find your way.


And finally, be sure to frequent the wonderful shops, restaurants, watering holes and museums in historic downtown Hannibal – many have sponsored the Big River Steampunk Festival and all will be open throughout the Festival weekend. Please thank them for their support!


Please direct any questions you may have to


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

(573) 248-1819

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

Federal ID (EIN): 46-4772316

IRS DLN# 17053062337044

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