Atwood, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

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The Apple Dumpling Festival

A Celebration of Community
August 17 -18 2018

Chamber of Commerce

Formed for the purpose of promoting the village of Atwood, our local chamber of Commerce is composed of dues-paying members from local businesses, organizations and private citizens. The Chamber is open to all who desire to improve our community!

The Apple Dumpling Festival

The Apple Dumpling Festival was first held in Atwood in 1994 to celebrate the Community by inviting the world to come and experience the essence of our uniqueness! For the past 23 years, we have hosted thousands from surrounding cities and towns, as well as former townspeople returning to celebrate that which makes us who we are. 

Second Annual Apple Dumpling Festival Bags Tournament

August 18, 2017 at 12:00 noon. West Central Street Atwood. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. Prizes - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, based on number of teams.
Contact Lacey Thompson - 217- 402-6446

Shalynn’s Shuffle 5k Run

Shalynn’s Hope, Inc. will be hosting the 1st Annual Shalynn’s Shuffle 5k Run which will be held during the 2018 Apple Dumpling Festival on Saturday, August 18th at 7:30 a.m.
Founded in February 2018, Shalynn’s Hope Inc. provides education through speaking engagements and presentations at area schools, community meetings, and other public venues. These presentations focus on the education and prevention of drug abuse. Statistically, 90% of addicts started using before the age of 18. Through open assemblies in local school districts, Shalynn’s Hope provides a safe place for youth to talk openly about the risks of drug abuse, learn statistics to help prevent first-time drug use, plus recognize signs and symptoms and how to ask for help. This year’s race proceeds will be supporting continued assemblies and educational resources for the surrounding school districts and communities.

Gateway to Amish Country

Just north of the Town of Arthur, Atwood daily experiences the casual influence of the Amish. Horses,  buggys, pony carts and bicycles are familiar sights in and around the village. An industrious yet serene people, the Amish add much to our lives. 

Apple Dumpling Sponsors 2018

Corporate Sponsors

First State Bank

Harris Companies

MMS Rentals (Stage)

Sav-Mor Pharmacy - Atwood

Tuscola Ford

Village of Atwood


Gold Sponsors

Kirby Medical Center

Lyondell Equistar


Silver Sponsors

American Family Ins. - Alora Murphy

Farnsworth Group

Oye's Hardware

Piatt County Nursing Home

Topflight Grain

Norm Willoughby Auctions


Bronze Sponsors

Advantage Disposal

Coldwell Banker Classic Realty

It'll Do - Atwood

Lawson's Pumping Service

Lyon's Pride - John Lyons

Monical's Pizza - Tuscola

Paddy Wagon Antiques

Southern Piatt Record Herald

Unity Township

United Church of Atwood


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!