The Mark Twain Cave will once again host the Harvest Hootenanny, featuring three days of food, entertainment, arts & crafts, and family activities.

The Harvest Hootenanny will take place October 10 - 12 at the Mark Twain Cave complex on Highway 79 south of Hannibal. This year's event will fund Rotary Club of Hannibal projects.

Harvest Hootenanny - Mark Twain Cave - Hannibal, Missouri
Jason Gregory

Schedule of events

Friday, October 10

Bi-State Brew-Off MO/IL Home Brew Competition , hosted by Hannibal Area Homebrewers’ Association. The HAHA Brew Club is facing off against the Prairie Schooners Brew Club from Springfield, in a fall home brew classic where attendees can taste homebrews from across the region. There will be beer samples available from around the globe and prizes awarded for top vote-getters. Friday night Hootenanny attendees will sample each of the beer offerings from the home brewers competing and cast their vote for a “People’s Choice” favorite! Tickets for the home brew sampling are just $10 and include a souvenir commemorative tasting glass. A group of craft brewers and beer experts from top area craft breweries will also judge all entries. Winners will be announced immediately following the competition. Prizes will be awarded for Favorite and Judges’ Choice, and include medals and gift certificates.

Homebrewers interested in entering the competition should contact the contest organizer by October 1 to reserve a spot. There is no entry fee, just bring keg or bottles with at least 2.5 gallons of each beer entered in the contest. Each entrant will be expected to pour their own beers for the competition. Sampling cups and table space will be provided. Bring your own coolers and ice. Contact: Lennie Rosenkrans at 573-629-7476

Budweiser Brewmaster Tour will be a new exhibit to the Hootenanny this year and mobile brewery tours will be given from 5pm-11pm on Friday, October 10th, and from 3pm-9pm on Saturday, October 11th. This is a free exhibit for guests 21 year of age and over.

Friday musical guests are Mike Moore, Seth Wade, Murray McFarlane, and The Flood Brothers.

Harvest Hootenanny 2014
Harvest Hootenanny 2014

Saturday, October 11

8:30am Vino and Vinyasa with Twisted Juniper: Free Yoga Class with Emily Trevathan, mats provided upon request, all skill levels welcome

9am Hoot Hoot Hustle Kids Fun Run (1 mile run/walk, kids 12 and under, Cost $15 (pre-register by Oct 1st) includes souvenir shirt, medal, certificate. Pre-registration recommended. All proceeds benefit Shine-A-Light on Autism

9am Arts and Crafts The Harvest Hootenanny attracts artists and artisans to showcase their handcrafted items such as pottery, jewelry, clothing, services and unique arts and crafts.

10am Hannibal Fire Department fire engine display w/Smoky Bear appearance Fire Prevention week Oct 5 -11 (10am-12pm)

10am Tour-de-Hannib-Ale City Bike Ride (17 mile bike course, led by O’Fallon Brewery brewmaster, Brian Owens. Cost is $30 and includes souvenir t-shirt, O’Fallon growler, and certificate of completion, pre-registration recommended, 21 and over)

10am Full Moon Farms Petting Zoo & Pony Rides (free exhibit until 4pm) Unique variety of farm and exotic animals

11am Local “Best Of” Restaurants Soup Tasting The 2014 “Best Of” Soup Tasting gathers some of the area’s best restaurants in one arena to sip, slurp, and sample some of the finest soups we have to offer. Public vote for the “People’s Choice” Winner. Local area restaurants and non-profits are encouraged to enter to win prizes and awards. Cost for the public is $7 adult, $5 for seniors

1pm Grape Stomp at Cave Hollow West Winery (includes complimentary wine tastings)

3pm Pumpkin Carving Contest Big prizes will be awarded for 1st-3rd prizes in both adult and youth (15 and under) categories. Pumpkins will be carved prior to arriving at the Hootenanny Harvest Festival. Entrants may enter their pumpkin throughout the day on Saturday, October 11, and winners will be announced at 3pm, as judged by the Hannibal Arts Council. Pumpkins must be caved prior to arrival.



Friday, October 10
7pm-9pm Mike Moore, Seth Wade, and Murray McFarlane Hannibal, MO
Famous favorites spanning several genres

9pm-11pm The Flood Brothers Columbia, MO
Blues/ Rock

Saturday, October 11 
12pm-1:30pm Kathy Beasley and Silver Wings Mexico, MO
Old and New Country

1:45pm-2:45pm Rosenkrans & Jones Hannibal, MO
Blues/ Rock

3pm Fresh Hops Northwest Indiana
Funk/ Fusion/ Fiddle

5pm Clusterpluck St Louis, MO
NewGrass/ Folk/ Acoustic

7pm Field Report Milwaukee, WI
Folk/ Rock

9pm Jay Farrar and Gary Hunt (of Son Volt) Belleville, IL
Alt Country/ Rock

Sunday October 12

10am-2pm Brunch with A Catered Affair

Baked Peach French Toast
Scrambled Eggs and Egg Whites
Breakfast Sausages and Bacon
Country Potatoes w/Sweet Bell Peppers and Onions
Sliced Cheese Platter
Fresh Fruit Platter
Orange Juice, Tomato Juice
Coffee and Tea


Reservations suggested 573-231-1000

Live music in the winery by: Seven Days Forward and Mike Moore

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