Join us at the 5th Annual

Big River Steampunk Festival

in historic Hannibal, Missouri

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2018

Click Here to flip through

the 2018 Festival Guide

which features ALL of the information you will need to plan your weekend itinerary and enjoy the Big River Steampunk Festival!

Amy Wilder

Photo by

Shaun Tia Photography

Thomas Dean


Fishbones & Scurvy

Miss Jubilee

and the


Sio Bast

Eva La Feva

Airsthip Isabella

Dashing and Darling

Little Beard and

Children of Proteus

Sally Marvel

Judas and Magnolia

The Ragged Blade Band

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!


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 sixty 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



Sponsored By:

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

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