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Apple Festival Schedule



2017 Theme TBA


Wednesday, September 13 -
Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Apple Festival Committee office hours are
by appointment only
Phone: 618.684.3200
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110 South 14th Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966


Keep up with any last minute changes and announcements, like us at the
Official Murphysboro Apple Festival Facebook Page

Schedule subject to change. Last updated on September 13, 2016.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Make sure to stop by the Civic & Non-Profit booths, located in Smysor Plaza, for your chance to win a Gift Basket filled with all kinds of goodies, including items donated from our sponsors and Apple Festival merchandise only available in our Emporium! All you have to do is visit each booth, vote for the Most Outstanding Booth, and you're entered to win. The drawing will be held Saturday night at the conclusion of the Apple Festival.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Remember to stop by the Kiwanis Appletime General Store to stock up on special Apple Festival treats like gourmet caramel and candy apples, apple slushies, apple smoothies, and more!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Handicapped parking is available during the Festival in the Regions Bank parking lot. There are four spaces available on the west side of Regions Bank and five spaces available on the south side. These spaces will be available after 4 pm Wednesday through Friday and all day Saturday during the Apple Festival.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Stop by the Appletime Bakery for all your fresh-baked Apple Festival specialties: pie, strudel, danish, turnovers, streusel, peanut rolls, breads, cupcakes, and so much more! Items sell out quickly, so pick up your treats early!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Appletime Stage sponsored by
The First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro

Official Photographer of the Murphysboro Apple Festival
Whimsey Photography


The Apple Festival Committee would like to extend our gratitude to the Humbert Rogers Trust Fund for the continued support of the Murphysboro Apple Festival.

The Apple Festival Committee would also like to express a most sincere thank you to the late Fred L. Cook for his generosity in remembering the Apple Festival by naming our organization as a benefactor in his will.


2017 Official Providers

17th Street Bar and Grill 
Auffenberg of Carbondale 
Baine Roofing
Blip Networks

Capital Supply Company
City of Murphysboro
Dave Baril
Davis-McCann Center
Elm Street Baptist Church
Federated Auto Parts

First Baptist Church
Gloria Jean's Coffees
Hits for Hire
Jackson County Historical Society
Kroger Company
Mileur Orchards
Modern Office Connections
Mrs. Krueger
Murphysboro Baseball, Inc.
Murphysboro Chiropractic Clinic
Murphysboro CUSD 186
Murphysboro Firefighters Local 3042
Murphysboro Park District
Napa Auto Parts
Republic Services, Inc.
Regions Bank
Sallie Logan Public Library

St. Andrew Catholic Church
WJ Burke Electric Co.

Wright Do It Center

Future Apple Festival Dates:
Wednesday September 12 through Saturday September 15, 2018
Wednesday September 11 through Saturday September 14, 2019

The Murphysboro Apple Festival is the oldest and largest alcohol free festival in southern Illinois. Over 45,000 people attend the festival each year. During the four days of the Apple Festival there are numerous activities drawing large crowds, such as evening stage shows, carnival/concessions, Queen Contest, Prince and Princess Contest, contests from Apple Pie Eating to marching band competition, car show, Appletime 5K Walk/Run and much more…

In addition, the festival's Grand Parade is considered by most to be the largest parade in southern Illinois. The parade features an average of about 160 total units, 25 of those marching bands, and a variety of groups and organizations.

Appletime booklet is available free of charge. Plan to pick up your copy at the Murphysboro Apple Festival office.

For more information, please call 618.684.3200
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