THE 51ST APPLE AND PORK FESTIVAL
AT THE C.H. MOORE MUSEUM AND GROUNDS
SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2019!
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Saturday, September 28--10am to 3:30pm!
Sunday, September 29--11am to 4pm!
The 51st Annual Apple 'n Pork Festival will take place September 28th & 29th, 9am-5pm at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum grounds in Clinton, Illinois. The modest fundraising event, which originated on the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum grounds years ago around a kettle of soup simmered over an open wood fire and stack of sandwiches, has evolved into a two-day, signature event celebrating harvest, heritage, history and hospitality.
The Apple 'n Pork Festival was established by the DeWitt County Museum Association to provide the funds necessary to restore and furnish the palatial home of one of DeWitt County's most prominent citizens, Clifton H. Moore. One of Clinton's earliest residents, Moore was a law partner and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, a land speculation partner of David Davis, and one of Clinton's leading benefactors. Once one of the finest houses in the city, the Moore house had fallen to disrepair by the 1960's. In 1967, as the once grand structure on the north edge of town approached a century of existence, it was slated for demolition.
One of Moore's heirs offered use of the property to the then newly-formed DeWitt County Museum Association on the condition that the association refurbish and maintain the historic Victorian mansion and open the doors to the public.
2019 FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28
9-10am Clinton High School Band
10am-1pm The Little Ryman Opry
1:30-4:30pm Modern Cowboyz
11am Performance by Sugar Creek Cloggers
SUNDAY, SEPT. 29
9-11:30am Harmony Grits
11:30am-2pm Shake Daddies
2-4:30pm King Tz
2pm Performance by Sugar Creek Cloggers
11:00am & 2:30pm Andrew the Victorian Era Magician