Hannibal Free Clinic, in cooperation with Hannibal Visitors & Convention Bureau, will host the third annual Rib and Wing Festival noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Mark Twain Cave Complex. Doors will open at 11 a.m.
More than 1,000 racks of ribs — more than double the amount served last year — and 300 pounds of wings will be prepared by 14 barbecue teams.
Performing will be TZer’s2 , noon to 2 p.m., and Steppin’ Back, 2 to 5 p.m. Beverages from Golden Eagle Distributing andRefreshment Services Pepsi will be available for purchase. New this year will be B’s Dream Cream trailer offering ice cream novelties, hand-dipped ice cream and sundaes. Hot dogs also will be available.
Cost for entry and sampling is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 through 12; children younger than 5 will be admitted free.
Tickets are available at the clinic, 160 Progress Road, Hannibal, or at the gate the day of the event.
More information is available at the clinic’s Facebook page or by calling 573-248-8307.
Festival sponsors include DOT Foods, Golden Eagle Distributing, 4 Points Land Surveying and Engineering, Webster Windows and Remodeling, Town Square Media, Swiss Colony, F & M Bank and Trust Company and WGEM. Other sponsors are Doyle Equipment Manufacturing, Rebel Pig, Alarms Systems Inc., Benson Financial Group and Bryan Bartz-Farm Bureau Insurance Agent.
Festival proceeds will support the mission of Hannibal Free Clinic, a volunteer-based clinic that provides basic medical care for uninsured adults between the ages of 18 and 64. All care is provided by volunteers or donated providers, and all support staff are volunteers. Since opening in 2007, Hannibal Free Clinic has provided care to over 1,900 individuals and over 18,000 visits. The clinic also has a medication assistance program that has helped secure over $11.5 million in donated medications from pharmaceutical companies.