The biggest event of the year for Clinton is less than a month away and preparations have already begun.
The C.H. Moore Homestead will once again be home base for the year Apple & Pork Festival for 2014. Larry Buss, Resident Manager of the Homestead, explains this 46th Apple & Pork Festival will include the Clinton High School band, who will open the festival and will kick off a weekend full of musical performances.
The Apple & Pork is the main fundraiser for local non-profit groups for the whole year. Buss stresses the festival is the main source of funding for the Homestead. The restoration and upkeep of the house would not be possible without the festival. Most fundraisers tend to be a hassle for most organizations, however, Buss feels the Apple & Pork is a source of pleasure for all involved.
The majority of their funding for the Museum comes from the vendors on the homestead grounds. Buss explains they receive twenty-percent from the vendors' proceeds, which allows the Homestead to nearly achieve their yearly budget within one weekend.
Buss also notes many favorite food items will be returning this year, including their famous ham & beans and apple cider floats.
The Apple & Pork Festival will be held on Saturday September 27th and Sunday the 28th this year.