All contests are FREE for Contestants and Spectators Alike!


The Costume and Facial Hair contests will be held on the Main Street Stage.

(Please Note: If outdoor temperatures are too hot, we will move these contests

into an air-conditioned facility. You're welcome!)

 

The Gadget & Gizmo Contest entries will be exhibited

at the Hannibal History Museum, 200 N. Main Street

 

The Photography Contest Finalists will be exhibited

on the Facebook page for Big River Steampunk Festival

 

Click on the plate below for detailed information on each contest:

Strut your stuff and put your best foot forward in the Big River Steampunk Costume Contests!

 

There will be TWO Costume Contests held on Saturday, Sept. 2nd and Sunday, Sept. 3rd.  Entry is FREE to all contestants!

 

 Contestants will be asked to fill out a short registration card just prior to the start of each contest. Each contestant will attend the Preliminary Round judging by "walking the red carpet" on Main Street for the paparazzi that are sure to gather for photo taking, then appear before our distinguished panel of judges at Finn's Food & Spirits. Finalists will then appear on the Main Street Stage for the Costume Contest Finals where an overall winner will be chosen. Each day's winner  will receive a  "Best In Show" Medal and $100 in Big River Fun Money that may be redeemed at any of our merchant's booths along The Great Midway or at the Big River Steampunk Festival information booth for tickets or Festival merchandise.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Contestants may participate in both contests IF they have a different costume to showcase each day.

Please only enter one contest for each costume!

 

Click For Costume Ideas

 

There will be twelve finalists and one "Best In Show" winner named each day!

 

Registration is required -- Registration cards will be made available after 10:00am each morning before that day's contest begins. Cards will be available at the Big River Steampunk Festival Information Booth, the Hannibal History Museum, and the Main Street Stage.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  By registering to participate in the Costume Contest you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Big River Steampunk Festival Competition Rules.  The Hannibal History Museum Foundation will retain the right to use any contestant's image for the sole purpose of promotion of the Big River Steampunk Festival. The artist(s) retains all rights to their artwork. The winner(s) of the competition will be selected by a panel of judges representing the Hannibal History Museum Foundation and the contest's sponsors.

 

For more information, please eMail us at Info@BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

 

 

We are assuming that the entrants will most likely be men, but the contest is open to all. We just ask that the facial hair be authentically grown by the entrant,  no prosthetics, please!

 

There is no fee to enter the Facial Hair Contest. The Best Facial Hair shall receive $50.00 in Big River Fun Money to be redeemed at any merchant's tent along The Great Midway or at the Big River Steampunk Festival information booth for tickets or Festival merchandise. Winner also receives a VERY special, one-of-a-kind 2017 Big River Steampunk Festival "Medal of Honor" to tell the world you have the BEST FACIAL HAIR -- or at least you did on the day of the 2017 Big River Steampunk Festival!

 

A special "runner-up" will also be chosen who will receive $25 in Big River Fun Money...this is because Stacy Roach, our beloved and generous sponsor, feels guilty only picking one winner...!

 

Registration is required -- Registration cards will be made available after 10:00am on Sunday, Sept. 3rd, 2017 at the Big River Steampunk Festival Information Booth, the Hannibal History Museum, and the Main Street Stage.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  By registering to participate in the Facial Hair Contest you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Big River Steampunk Festival Competition Rules.  The Hannibal History Museum Foundation will retain the right to use the winner's image for the sole purpose of promotion of the Big River Steampunk Festival. The artist(s) retains all rights to their artwork. The winner(s) of the competition will be selected by a panel of judges representing the Hannibal History Museum Foundation and the contest's sponsors.

 

For more information, please eMail us at Info@BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

 

Do you have a special set of whiskers, a well-waxed mustache, or an amazing pair of mutton chops?

 

 

Show off your best look in the Big River Steampunk Festival's

Facial Hair Contest on Sunday, Sept. 3rd!

 

Entry is FREE to all contestants!

This special contest is to celebrate photos taken DURING the

2017 Big River Steampunk Festival and entry is FREE to all contestants!

If you capture a great moment at the Festival, eMail the image to: Info@BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

 

The "Best In Show" winner will receive TWO All-Access Passes to the 2018 Big River Steampunk Festival!!!

 

Three finalists will be chosen from photographs taken each day: Saturday, Sept. 2nd; Sunday, Sept. 3rd; and Monday, Sept. 4th. Of these nine finalists, the "Best In Show" will be chosen and announced on the Big River Steampunk Festival Facebook page.

 

Entries must be received no later than Midnight on Monday, September 4th, 2017!

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  By submitting your  image(s) and the accompanying eMail you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Big River Steampunk Festival Competition Rules.  The Hannibal History Museum Foundation will retain the right to use the winning artwork’s image for the sole purpose of promotion of the Big River Steampunk Festival. The artist(s) retains all rights to their artwork. The winner(s) of the competition will be selected by a panel of judges representing the Hannibal History Museum Foundation and the contest's sponsors.  Not every photograph submitted will be used to promote the Big River Steampunk Festival, but all will be considered if received before Midnight on Monday, September 4, 2017. By submitting your photos you are granting the Hannibal History Museum Foundation permission to use the images on the Big River Steampunk Festival website, social media posts, and other promotional materials. If photo is used, full credit will be given to the photographer.

 

For more information, please eMail us at Info@BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

 

Finalists from the 2016 Big River Photography Contest:

Photo by Mike Lockett

Winning photo by Toni Taylor

Photo by Brandy Jaquet

Do you love to tinker and create?

 

Are you a master at repurposing items into

Neo-vintage Steampunk Gadgetry?

 

Whether your gizmo is functional or purely ornamental, why not share your ingenuity with the world and inspire others to tinker, too!

 

The 2017 Big River Steampunk Festival's Gadget and Gizmo Contest is free to all contestants and open to hand-rendered, Steampunk-themed creations made with a bit of cleverness and imagination.

 

 

To enter, all gadgets and gizmos must be submitted to the "Mad Scientist's Imaginarium" located in the Hannibal History Museum after 10:00am on Saturday, Sept. 2nd and no later than NOON on Sunday, Sept. 3rd to be considered for a prize.

 

Entries must demonstrate that the creator used bits and pieces gathered from here and yon into a UNIQUE, one-of-a-kind, handmade creation. Store-purchased finished pieces will not be considered in the judging and prize-winning.

 

The "Best In Show" winner will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 3rd at 2:00pm. The winner will receive a 2017 Big River Steampunk Festival "Medal of Honor" and $50 in Big River Steampunk Fun Money to be redeemed at any merchant's tent on The Great Midway or at the Big River Steampunk Festival information booth for tickets or Festival merchandise. Gadgets may be picked up after 4:00pm on Sunday, Sept. 3rd to allow time for Festival-goers to enjoy viewing the creativity of the entrants.

 

 

For more information, please eMail us at Info@BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

Join artist Patricia Garey to sketch live Steampunk models at the Mississippi River Gallery located in Planter’s Barn Theater. Newsprint and charcoal sticks will be provided or you may bring your own art supplies...prizes awarded daily! To reserve your easel, please call (573) 795-4255. Seating is limited and will be provided first come, first served. See Schedule of Events for daily event times. 

Big River Steampunk Festival

is Presented By:

Hannibal History Museum Foundation

200 N. Main Street

Hannibal, MO 63401

(573) 248-1819

www.HannibalHistoryMuseum.com

a 501(c)(3) Missouri non-profit corporation

Federal ID (EIN): 46-4772316

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