Tin Dusters, Folklife Festival, Color Drive, Colorfest … a Busy Weekend in the Tri-States
All roads lead to northeast Missouri and western Illinois this weekend, with no less than four marquee events taking place simultaneously in the area.
The 40th annual Early Tin Dusters get-together actually gets started in Quincy Friday with an event at the Quincy Mall and a wine tour. Saturday's schedule includes the Show & Shine in downtown Quincy, a homes tour, and a dinner/dance. The weekend concludes on Sunday with a poker run, vendors and a church service. There's more information at earlytindusters.com.
In Hannibal, the 39th annual Autumn Historic Folk Life Festival runs Saturday and Sunday with over a hundred vendors showing off their wares, along with local organizations taking advantage of the fund raising opportunity in downtown Hannibal. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 to 4 Sunday. The Hannibal Arts Council sponsors the festival.
Pike County, Illinois puts its communities and its scenery on display for the 27th annual Fall Color Drive. Some 19 different towns and villages will host vendors, food, music, demonstrations and a lot more. That also runs Saturday and Sunday, with more information at pikecolordrive.com.
Also on Saturday and Sunday is the 31st annual Country Colorfest in Louisiana. There will be craft and food vendors, along with a parade and queen pageants Saturday, and a baby show and a talent contest Sunday. You can find out more at louisianacolorfest.com.
Also this weekend:
The Hannibal Jaycees' "Warehouse of Nightmares" Haunted House continues every Friday and Saturday night through October 31 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight.