Apple ‘N Pork Festival back in 2021

File photo / Journal — The C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum board announced the Apple N’Pork Festival would go forward this year after being canceled in 2020.

Plan to safely open museum’s 2021 season currently underway

CLINTON — Residents are celebrating on social media after the word went out last week that the Apple ‘N Pork Festival is on for this year.  The museum board announced officially this week that the festival is tentatively scheduled for September.

The DeWitt County Museum Association board of directors announced plans are underway for the festival on Sept. 25-26.  The DCMA Festival Committee and the museum board made the decision, “after a great deal of consideration.”  The festival committee co-chairman consulted with DeWitt County Public Health Administrator David Remmert before recommending the festival go on.

The festival plan hinges on Illinois meeting the requirements to reach the “Bridge Phase” of the state’s reopening plan, but museum manager Joey Long said the mood was one of “cautious optimism.”

Festival committee co-chairman Terry Ferguson told the museum board that Remmert suggested they, “go ahead and plan for a normal festival and hope for the best.”

Long said notices to organizations and vendors to reserve their spaces for the festival went out “a little later than normal.”  But, she said, in general, the planning and preparation process was moving along pretty much as usual.

• See the complete story in the Friday, Mar. 26 print edition of the Clinton Journal or Wednesday in the Journal E-Edition for subscribers.

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