Hannibal residents celebrate Twain on Main Festival

Hannibal residents didn't let the elements stop them from coming out to the "Twain on Main" Festival.

As the old saying goes, a little rain never hurt anybody, and that was the mentality of nearly a hundred people.

For the Twain on Main festival, vendors hoped for a bigger turnout of residents.

For Keith Rice, he understood the hesitation.

"Well I'd like them to come out a little more than they are now, but I don't blame them for not coming out yet. It's a little soggy still," Rice said.

This year's festival theme was "The Prince and The Pauper" named after the Mark Twain book.

Mark Twain himself didn't let a little rain stop him from coming out.

Set in the historic downtown of Hannibal, over eighty vendors came out to celebrate Memorial Weekend.

Some vendors have said that festivals like these draw in people from all over the area.

"They bring people from the whole area around and I've got checks from people a long ways away, touring Hannibal, just for all the Mark Twain things that are here," Rice said.

If you didn't get a chance to attend the festival on Saturday, it is still going on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. whether it rains or shines.