The 6th Annual Harvest Hootenanny is slated for Mark Twain Cave next weekend, the 21st and 22nd, and oh boy does it promise to be a humdinger. A shindig, if you will. And of course you can't have a hootenanny without music. Literally, the definition of a hootenanny is "a gathering at which folk singers entertain." And the Hannibal Rotary has quite the impressive line-up.

2018 Harvest Hootenanny Musician Line-Up
Hootenanny Harvest Festival via Facebook, used with permission

Both Friday and Saturday, there will be events and activities for the whole family. Going on all weekend long are the all ages events, including the Farmer's Market, Classic Car Cruise, and pumpkin carving. The kids can enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin carving contest, and the fun run 1K dash through the park.

As for the adults, there will be the hotly anticipated Tour de Hannib-Ale on Saturday morning at 8:30, an 18k or 40k bike race with a stop at Fiddlesticks for a beverage (find a registration form here, get it in by the 19th). And of course, don't miss both the wine and beer tastings.


Adventure Tree Climbing: 6-9pm
Kate Summer Fire Eating Performance: 8pm
Urban Chestnut Sampling: 6-8:30pm
Joe Soucy: 6-7pm
Madd Hoss Jackson: 7:30-10:30pm

Tour de Hannib-Ale Bike Ride: 8am
Color Run: 9am
Petting Zoo/Pony Rides: 10am
Bounce House: 10am-5pm
Adventure Tree Climbing: 11am-5pm
Pumpkin Painting Contest: 12-2:30pm
Taste of Golden Eagle (21+): 1-3pm
Grape Stomp: 2pm
HNB Quarter Hunt: 3pm
Pie Eating Contest: 4pm
Steve Paquet and the Heavy Implants: 11am-12:30pm
The Burney Sisters: 1-2:30pm
Sunshine Mamas: 3-4:30pm
Steppin' Back: 5-7pm

There will be trolley runs both days from the Downtown Depot. For more info, and to stay up to date with the Hootenanny Harvest Festival follow them on Facebook.

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