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:
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.