Clinton Apple n' Pork Festival



courtesy of the C-H Moore Homestead web page


2024 Dates: 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!


>>Just Short of 86,000 Attend 2023 Apple n' Pork Festival


Just short of 86,000 attended the 2023 edition of the Apple n' Pork Festival.


Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers points out while it was short of the last two Apple n' Pork Festivals - which were each record-setting - it is right on average for the Festival pre-COVID.



A trend the DeWitt County Museum has experienced over the last few years has been the increase in young people interested and touring the CH Moore Mansion during the Festival and Director Joey Long tells Regional Radio that trend continued this year.



For Long, the Museum now turns its attention to the 'Mourning Moore' exhibit coming next month.



For Chief Lowers, the Festival brings a great crowd out that causes very few, if any, problems He credits this to the fact the Festival is very traditional and centered around food.



Keep it to WHOW and for continued coverage of the Apple n' Pork Festival from our time covering the event this weekend and be sure to click on the Apple n' Pork Festival icon at for all the coverage of the annual Festival in Clinton. 







>>Just Over 50,000 Come to Clinton for Day One of Apple n' Pork Festival


Slightly down from last year's record attendance but a typical turnout for the Apple n' Pork Festival.


That's how Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers describes this year's Apple n' Pork Festival Saturday turnout. 



According to the Chief, the Sunday crowd of the Apple n' Pork Festival tends to be a little lighter than Saturday.



The Apple n' Pork Festival continues Sunday in Clinton. 






>>Apple n' Pork Festival This Weekend


It's the 55th annual Apple n' Pork Festival this weekend.


The festival this year ushers in the official start to the fall season and Executive Director of the CH Moore Homestead Joey Long is ready for all the crowds to join them on Clinton's north side.



While there will be some new things happening at the festival this year, Long says it's a step back in time and immerses itself in tradition.



Woolridge reminds the festival had very modest beginnings and grew out from there and now encompasses a lot of the community from non-profits and businesses that span from the downtown square to the Homestead grounds and even the outer edges of Clinton.



The festival is this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24. Get more information by finding the Apple n' Pork Festival Facebook page.


We'll have more coverage of the annual Apple n' Pork Festival throughout the week on Regional Radio. 


>>Entertainment at Apple n' Pork Festival


Entertainment for the annual Apple n' Pork Festival is set for this weekend's 55th annual event in Clinton.


CH Moore Homestead Director Joey Long indicates along with entertainment on the stage of the Apple n' Pork Festival, there will also be entertainment scattered across the grounds.



Conxxes is sponsoring the tent that sits on the lawn of the homestead where attendees can enjoy their food while listening to the music. Additionally, Abraham Lincoln will be at the Homestead for both days of the festival and Long raves about his knowledge and expertise of Lincoln and his ties to DeWitt County.



Long points those interested in learning about all things Apple n' Pork Festival to check out the Apple n' Pork Facebook page.


The Apple n' Pork Festival is this Saturday and Sunday in Clinton. 


>>Warner Library Promoting Apple n' Pork Festival Booths


As you stroll down Center Street for the upcoming Apple n' Pork Festival, a Clinton entity is hoping you'll swing by and say hello.


The Warner Library in Clinton will be set up at the big green space across the street on Center Street next week and Executive Director Bobbi Perryman says they will be promoting libraries and giving away books.



We'll have full coverage of all things Apple n' Pork Festival next week on Regional Radio. The Apple n' Pork Festival is Sept. 23-24.


>>Apple n' Pork Flea Market Sees Record Number of Vendors


The 2023 edition of the Apple n' Pork Festival is just a few short weeks away.


Joey Long, Executive Director, of the DeWitt County Museum, indicates they are all set for the Apple n' Pork Festival. She is excited about this year's flea market.



Long attributes the increased interest in the flea market is due to the success of the past couple of years in addition to word of mouth. She notes they added more spaces and are happy to welcome new vendors this year.



The Apple n' Pork Festival is Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24 at the C.H. Moore Homestead in Clinton. 


>>DeWitt County Friendship Center Continues Efforts Towards New Roof, Will Be Beneficiary of Baum Apple n' Pork Sunday Car Show


The DeWitt County Friendship Center will be the beneficiary of the Baum Chevrolet Buick Apple n' Pork Sunday car show later this month and Friendship Center leadership says the fundraiser will help them reach their goal of getting a new roof.


On the WHOW Morning Show Friday, Executive Director Paula Jiles told Regional Radio it is a very exciting opportunity to be the beneficiary of the annual car show at the Clinton dealership.



According to Jiles, there are a number of projects that need attention at the Friendship Center. They've started to update the backdoor of the Center to an ADA-compliant entrance. They've updated security and the roof project will be next. She says the County's ARPA funds have been extremely helpful.



Jiles indicates the roof of the Friendship Center is in pretty rough shape with a few leaks they have to put buckets under in the building. 


In the event the Baum car show doesn't get them all the way to their goal for the roof, they will continue fundraising this fall. 


The car show is on Sunday of the Apple n' Pork Festival, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baum Chevrolet Buick in Clinton. 


>>DeWitt County Museum Needs Volunteers for Apple n' Pork Festival


The Apple n' Pork Festival is a little more than a month away and organizers are calling on the community for help this year.


Joey Long is the Director of the CH Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum and on the WHOW Morning Show Friday told Regional Radio they need volunteers for this year's festival.



The Apple n' Pork Festival comes up on Sept. 23-24 this year. Get more information about volunteering by calling the Museum at 217-935-6066. 

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