The 42nd Annual



                                                                            Sponsored by the
                                                                            KIWANIS CLUB OF HANNIBAL FOUNDATION

                         During National Tom Sawyer Days

           July 4, 5 & 6, 2018


National Tom Sawyer Days was originated by the Hannibal Jaycees in 1956.  Over the years, other organizations have joined with the Jaycees to make it one of the major family-oriented Fourth of July celebrations in the country.  Highlights of the celebration include:

  • Fence painting
  • Frog jumping
  • Tricycle races
  • Pet show
  • Tomboy Sawyer contest (for girls only)
  • “Hannibal Cannibal” 10K run and 5K walk
  • Mud volleyball tournament
  • Selection of the official “Tom and Becky” for a one-year reign
  • Gigantic fireworks display
  • Tanyard Gardens—offering variety of food, drink, and entertainment

The Kiwanis Club of Hannibal began sponsoring the Samuel L. Clemens Arts & Crafts Festival in 1977.  It is an outdoor show, held in a block-square park in downtown Hannibal near all of the other activities.

We have 123 craft booths, two food stands operated by the two Kiwanis  Clubs in town, and fresh lemonade stand provided by the Hannibal High School Booster Club.  (We have no room in the park for other food vendors.)

Crafters interested in participating in the show may click on the links below for more information.

Booth Spaces

Application Forms

Contact Grounds Chairman