National Tom Sawyer Days kick off in Hannibal
More events began Monday with a pet contest and will continue with the arts and crafts show Tuesday and Wednesday in Central Park.
National Tom Sawyer Days has been a Hannibal tradition for 57 years. It brings wholesome family fun to Author Mark Twain's Hometown.
Activities include: the National Fence Painting Championships; a frog-jumping competition; Tom and Becky contest; Tomboy Sawyer competition; the Sam Clemens Kiwanis Arts and Crafts Show; Mississippi mud volleyball; concerts and entertainment; dancing; food and the famous Hannibal Cannibal 10k/5k run and 5k walk.
A spectacular fireworks display celebrates the birth of the U.S.A.
Click here to find a full schedule of events.