Pork & Apple Festival attracts thousands

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CLINTON -- Over 100,000 people are expected to "pig out" in Clinton this weekend for the 44th Apple & Pork Festival.

On Friday afternoon the tents were up and so were the signs. Vendors were out setting up and getting ready for the festival's kick-off tomorrow.

It's put on by the DeWitt County Historical Museum. Manager Larry Buss told WAND it doesn't receive any government funding and relies solely on the festival to stay open.

But Buss said it's one weekend that brings in a whole lot of cash for the entire city.

"It's not hundreds of thousands [of dollars]," Buss said. "It's millions that come into this town in revenue. So it helps everybody here in town."

Over 20 community organizations rely on fundraisers at the festival.

Visitors should expect to find all sorts of pork and apple plates, crafts, activities for kids as well as musical performances throughout the weekend.

Here are event details:

The festival is at the C.H. Moore Homestead in Clinton.

Parking is available at the Clinton High School for two dollars, and shuttle will run to the festival site.

It starts at 9:30 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

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