CLINTON — Anyone who wants to enter the “Pigs on Parade” contest for the 53rd Annual Apple ‘n Pork Festival can now pick up their entry forms and plywood pig cutouts.
Contestants can get their forms and cutouts at the C.H. Moore Homestead & DeWitt County Museum from August 17-August 22 or until all available pigs have been claimed.
There will be a $5 entry fee payable when registering and receiving the pigs. Artists, families, individuals and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to participate, but commercial or political entries are not accepted.
This is the ninth year for the popular contest. The museum uses the colorful, amusing porcine creations to decorate the festival grounds and museum fences during the Apple ‘n Pork Festival.
Completed pigs are to be returned September 14-September 18. Entries will be judged, and cash prizes will be awarded. “Grand Champion” will receive $50 and $25 will go to the “Reserve Champion.”
The 2021 Apple ‘n Pork Festival will take place September 25 and 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the C.H. Moore Homestead & DeWitt County Musuem.
For more details, phone the C.H. Moore Homestead & DeWitt County Museum at 217-935-6066.