Atwood, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
The Apple Dumpling Festival
A Celebration of Community
August 19-20, 2022
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
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 28 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.
28th Annual Apple
August 19 and 20, 2021 Atwood will be hosting the 27th Annual Apple Dumpling Festival! This year's event schedule will appear in the box to the right in the near future.
Shalynn’s Shuffle 5k Run
Shalynn’s Hope, Inc. will be hosting the 4th Annual Shalynn’s Shuffle 5k Run which will be held during the 2022 Apple Dumpling Festival on Saturday, August 20th 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 2021
Golden Delicious Sponsors
First State Bank
Kirby Medical Center
Sav-Mor Pharmacy - Atwood
Village of Atwood
American Family Ins. - Alora Murphy
Dale Wiens - Dale's Lawn Service
It'll Do - Atwood
Lawson's Pumping Service
Loman Ray Insurance
Lyon's Pride - John Lyons
Paddy Wagon Antiques
Southern Piatt Record Herald
United Church of Atwood
The Village Craftsman
Willoughby Auctions - Norm Willoughby
Granny Smith SponsorsThank You, Thank You, Thank You!