The Apple ‘N Pork Festival
What began in 1967 as a small fundraiser with a single kettle of soup and a stack of sandwiches has evolved into one of the largest fall festivals in downstate Illinois, attracting at its peak upwards of 100,000 visitors over a single, two-day celebration.
It is the C. H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum’s annual Apple ’n Pork Festival. And after a modified version in 2020 Covid restrictions the DCMA is planning a comeback in 2021, scheduled for the last full weekend in September, 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th.
If you’ve attended in the past you know what to expect. But if you’ve not yet experienced this unique celebration of history, harvest, heritage, and hospitality here’s what could be awaiting you this year:
Dozens of food stands offering numerous old-fashioned, harvest-time treats
Dozens of crafters and artisans and more than 200 dealers offering an array of crafts, art, antiques, and more
A juried fine art show and 19th century craft demonstrations
Vintage farm museum displays and an antique tractor show
“Living history” interpreters, including C.H. Moore’s friend, Abraham Lincoln, and tours of the historical C.H. Moore Mansion House.
Plus pony rides, a petting zoo, a Victorian-era magician, clog dancers, tomahawk throwing, free musical entertainment, and our very own Pigs on Parade contest
Wear comfortable shoes and plan to spend the day!
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Free admission to 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.
C.H. Moore Homestead
DeWitt County Museum
219 E Woodlawn St
Clinton, Illinois 61727
April 1 - December 31*
HOURS of OPERATION*
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
12 - 18: $2
11 and Under: Free
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