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Big River Steampunk Spring Faire

March 30

The Gilded Age. 1904 World’s Fair. Nickelodeons. Ocean Liners. Houdini. Moving Pictures. Horseless Carriages.

The Ragtime Era, roughly 1890-1914, was a time of unbridled enthusiasm throughout the world, a time of industrial innovation, social advancements, and an unabashed sense of optimism for the future. France remembers this time period as their Belle Epoque, or “Beautiful Era”.

For the first Big River Steampunk Spring Faire, we present “Ragtime”, the theme of the two-day event, celebrating this important time in history. Step back in time and experience the sights, sounds and delights of this magical era!

Different than the Big River Steampunk Festival held over Labor Day weekend, the Steampunk Spring Faire is an INDOOR event at the climate-controlled Admiral Coontz Armory and Recreation Center, just a few blocks south of Main Street in historic downtown Hannibal.

Admission is $29.00 per person which is a TWO-DAY PASS, one price covers all entertainment at the Armory for BOTH DAYS! Tickets for children 10 and under are just $15.00 each.

We are also offering separate tickets for five Premium Events: The Ragtime Revue, The Great Riverboat Gamble, Rockcliffe Mansion Invasion/Photo Shoot, Burlesque at the Star, and Haunted Hannibal Late-Night Ghost Adventure.

We have wonderful things in store!
Your two-day pass provides access to:

All-day live entertainment on the Great Stage:
Live Action Silent Films!

Shopper’s Emporium featuring 40+ Vendors

Specialty Ribbon Collecting

Contests and Competitions:
Costume Contests
Facial Hair Contests
Photo Contest
Cake Walk Competition
“Chopped”-style Tinkerer’s Tournament

Seminars, Demonstrations and Panel Discussions


Steampunk Fashion Show

Queen Victoria’s Court

King Edward VII’s Court

Nickelodeon displaying authentic
3D Stereoviews of the
St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair
(Courtesy Library of Congress and Frank Elmore)

Victorian Tea Room

Cosplay Costume Exhibit
(Courtesy Sena Carroz and Haley Allensworth)

Scott Joplin Retrospective
(Presented by Lisa Marks)

“Steam Train Stroll” Line Dance

Dueling Arena:
Wand Dueling
Tea Dueling
Nerf Dueling
Parasol Dueling

…And Much, Much More!

Final Schedule TBA mid-February

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Admiral Koontz Armory
301 Warren Barrett Drive
Hannibal, MO 63401 United States
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(573) 221-1503