ch moore top logo

FAQ: Apple ‘n Pork Festival

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for the Apple ‘n Pork Festival! Here, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions about this exciting event.

1. What is the Apple ‘n Pork Festival? The Apple ‘n Pork Festival is an annual event held at the C.H. Moore Homestead & DeWitt County Museum that celebrates the fall season with delicious food, live entertainment, craft vendors, and family-friendly activities. It’s a two-day festival that has been a local tradition for the past 55 years.

2. When and where is the festival held? The festival always takes place on the last full weekend in September on the grounds of the C.H. Moore Homestead & DeWitt County museum (219 E. Woodlawn St. Clinton, IL 61727).

3. Is there an admission fee? No, there is no admission fee to enter the festival grounds.

4. What can I expect to find at the Apple ‘n Pork Festival? You can expect a wide variety of activities and attractions, including:

  • Delicious food, including apple treats, pork dishes, and more.
  • Craft vendors selling handmade items.
  • Live music and entertainment.
  • Historic demonstrations and exhibits.
  • Victorian magicians and even Abe Lincoln himself!

5. Can I bring my pet to the festival? While we love animals, for the safety and comfort of all festival attendees, pets are not allowed on the festival grounds. Service animals, of course, are an exception and are welcome.

6. Is there parking available? Yes, there is usually ample parking available near the festival grounds at the corner of Woodlawn & Center streets, along with Woodlawn Cemetery. There may be a parking fee, so be prepared for that. Additionally, consider parking at Clinton High School and taking the shuttle bus to reduce traffic congestion.

7. Are there ATMs on-site? Yes, there is an ATM available on the festival grounds for your convenience located in the carriage barn next to the homestead. Most food and vendors are cash only.

8. Are there volunteer opportunities for the festival? Yes! We welcome volunteers to help make the festival a success. Please contact the museum at 217-935-6066 or at to volunteer in one of the museum stands.

9. How can I stay updated on festival news and updates? To stay informed about the latest festival news, follow us on our social media channels and regularly check our website for announcements.

10. Interested in being a vendor? Those wishing to become a first-time flea market vendor are asked to submit name, complete postal mailing address, phone number, description of merchandise as well as photos of merchandise to after January 15, 2024.  All others (artists, 19th century crafters, attractions, etc.), please contact us via after January 15, 2024.

If you have any other questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at the Apple ‘n Pork Festival!

– Helpful Links: –


2024 Date: September 28 & 29

Tour the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum grounds and huge flea market.

Free admission to the farm equipment and railroad exhibit buildings.

Free live musical entertainment!

Tram and bus transportation to and from the museum grounds is readily available for a small fee.

ATM available in the carriage barn!

Vendor Information: Please contact the museum directly at 217-935-6066 for information about applying for our Flea Market or food space for non-profit groups. Vendor requests through Facebook will not be honored.

C.H. Moore Homestead
DeWitt County Museum
219 E Woodlawn St
Clinton, Illinois 61727



April 1 - December 31*



Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm



Adults: $5
12 - 18: $2
11 and Under: Free
Members: Free

©2021 The CH Moore Homestead
& DeWitt County Museum

Design by Tom Kavanaugh, LLC / TPK Creative

Website Development by James Bruenger
for TPK Creative