I love this time of year because of the Hannibal Jaycees. They know how to throw a party. National Tom Sawyer Days is one of my favorite places to be. From the National Fence Painting Contest to a Frog Jumping Contest to Live entertainment at Tanyard Gardens, there is always something to do in Hannibal!

Visitors come from all over the world to experience the history of Hannibal, through the eyes of Mark Twain.

Food, fireworks,The Hannibal Cannibal, the bands that play every night, it is all right there in Downtown Hannibal. And their is a new location this year and permanent home for the National Tom Sawyer Days events at 320 South 3rd, next to the Viaduct in Hannibal. A place the Jaycees can finally call home. Fun, food and fireworks for one of my favorite places, Hannibal, Missouri.