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Apple Festival Schedule

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APPLE FESTIVAL

The Magic of Appletime

2015 Apple Festival Dates: Wednesday, September 16 - Saturday, September 19

If you are interested in joining the Apple Festival Committee, planning for this year's event has already began.
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Keep up with any last minute changes and announcements, like us at the Official Murphysboro Apple Festival Facebook Page


2015 Theme: The Magic of Appletime

Schedule subject to change. Last updated on April 10, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Stop in to the Historic Liberty Theater during the Apple Festival to watch movies filmed in Murphysboro in 1926 and 1938. Also showing on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, "The Civil War Touches Southern Illinois: A Portrait of General John A. Logan," music and narration written by long-time Murphysboro resident, Ken Carr, video produced by Caleb Gomes of Marion. and music performed by the John A. Logan Community College Band and Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Hanes.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  • 7:00 AMAppletime Prayer Breakfast - Davis-McCann Center - sponsored by TBA
  • 10:00 AM ~ Historic Liberty Theater opens - films shown at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM - sponsored by TBA
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMAppletime Bakery open - located on south 13th Street
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Appletime Information Booth open - located at south 13th and Walnut Streets
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Appletime Cider Wagon and Appletime Bakery open - located on south 13th Street
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~Kiwanis Appletime General Store opens - located in the Apple Festival concessions area
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Gen. John A. Logan Museum Exhibit - Murphysboro Event Center - Exhibit TBA
  • 5:15 PMOpening Ceremony - Appletime Stage - featuring a Remembrance Fly-Over during the National Anthem, & the song "Appletime" written by 1960 MTHS graduate, Thomas Tierney
  • 5:30 PM ~ Festival Funland opens - sponsored by TBA
  • 6:00 PMApple Blossoms Awards presented - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 6:15 PM ~ Window Display Contest Awards presented - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM ~ Appletime Gospel Sing - Appletime Stage - featuring music from Murphysboro Churches -  sponsored by TBA
  • 10:00 PM ~ Closing

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 17, 2015
  • 9:00 AM ~ Historic Liberty Theater opens - flms shown at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM - sponsored by TBA 
  • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM ~ "Getting to the Core" - Smysor Plaza - Demonstrations and activities related to apples and apple cider for elementary school students - hosted by TBA
  • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAppletime Arts & Crafts Fair - located on north 13th Street - sponsored by TBA
  • 11:00 AM ~ Apple Pie & Apple Butter Contest - Murphysboro Event Center - judging of apple pie and apple butter contest entries - sponsored by TBA
  • 11:00 AM ~ Kiwanis Appletime General Store opens - located in the Apple Festival Concessions area
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  ~ Appletime Bakery open - located on south 13th Street
  • 11:00 AM ~ Appletime Pro-Am Golf Outing - Jackson Country Club - lunch then 12:30 tee-off time - sponsored by TBA
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ~ Hits for Hire DJ with John Jones - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Gen. John A. Logan Museum Exhibit - Murphysboro Event Center - Exhibit TBA
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Appletime Information Booth open - located at south 13th and Walnut Streets
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Appletime Bakery & Appletime Cider Wagon open - located on south 13th Street
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ "How Does Your Apple Grow?" - south 13th Street - Meet the Jackson County Apple Growers, games, prizes, and more - Hosted by TBA
  • 5:00 PM ~ Festival Funland opens - sponsored by TBA
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ~ Blackberry Blossoms - performing in the Arts & Crafts area - sponsored by TBA
  • 6:00 PM ~ Apple Pie Eating Contest - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00PM ~ Rhythm Effects - Regions Bank parking lot - Hip Hop Crew street show
  • 7:00 PM ~ Auction of Champion Apple Pies & Apple Butter - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Larry Dillard Blues Therapy - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 10:00 PM ~ Closin

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 18, 2015
  • 9:00 AM ~ Historic Liberty Theater opens - films shown at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM - sponsored by TBA
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM ~ "Getting to the Core" - Smysor Plaza - Demonstrations and activities related to apples and apple cider for elementary school students - hosted by the TBA
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM ~ Senior Day - Appletime Stage and Concessions Area - several events for Senior Citizens including Bingo, live entertainment, and information booths - sponsored by TBA
  • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM ~ Appletime Arts & Crafts Fair - located on north 13th Street - sponsored by TBA
  • 10:00 AM ~ Kiwanis Appletime General Store opens - located in the Apple Festival Concessions Area
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ~ Appletime Bakery open - located on south 13th Street
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00PM ~ Bill HarperAppletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Gen. John A. Logan Museum ExhibitMurphysboro Event Center - Exhibit TBA
  • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Appletime Information Booth open - located at south 13th and Walnut Streets
  • 3:30 PM ~ Kiwanis Children's Pet & Hobby Parade judging begins
  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Appletime Bakery and Apple Cider Wagon open - located on south 13th Street
  • 4:00 PM ~ Kiwanis Children's Pet and Hobby Parade - Walnut Streetsponsored by TBA
  • 4:00 PM ~  Festival Funland  opens - sponsored by TBA
  • 4:30 PM ~ Crimson Express performance - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ~ Blackberry Blossomsperforming in the Arts & Crafts area - sponsored by TBA
  • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Jackson County 4H Exhibition - Murphysboro Event Center, Lower Level
  • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM ~ Old Country Opry Band - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 6:30 PM ~ Apple Peeling Contest - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Old Country Opry - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 9:00 PM ~ Apple Peeling Contest Winners Announced - Appletime Stage
  • 10:30 PM ~ Closing

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 19, 2015
  • 8:00 AM ~ Appletime 5K Walk/Runsponsored by TBA
  • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAppletime Arts & Crafts Fair - sponsored by TBA
  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM ~ Appletime Bakery and Apple Cider Wagon open - located on south 13th Street
  • 10:00 AM ~ Apple Festival Concessions open - all food vendors througout Apple Festival Concessions area and in Festival Funland
  • 10:00 AM ~ Historic Liberty Theater opens - films shown throughout the day - sponsored by TBA
  • 10:00 AMKiwanis Appletime General Store opens - located in the Apple Festival Concessions area
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM ~ Appletime Information Booth open - located on south 13th Street
  • 11:00 AMAppletime Grand Parade - featuring Remembrance Fly-Over during the National Anthem at Parade opening - sponsored by TBA
  • 1:00 PM ~ Festival Funland opens - sponsored by TBA
  • 1:30 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Gen. John A. Logan Museum Exhibit open - Murphysboro Event Center - Exhibit TBA
  • 2:00 PM ~ Grand Parade Awards - Murphysboro High School 'Doc' Bencini Athletic Field - winners announced and trophies awarded
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ~ Full Throttle - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMKids' Free Fair - in the First Bank and Trust parking lot immediately behind the Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 4:30 PM ~ Drums at Appletime - Murphysboro High School 'Doc' Bencini Athletic Field - sponsored by TBA. Note: Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for students, children 5 and under are free. Admission will be collected at the gate. Tickets will not be sold prior to the event!
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ~ Blackberry Blossoms - performing in the Arts & Crafts area - sponsored by TBA
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ~ NINE88 - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 5:00 PMGeorge Portz & Friends of Bluegrass - Historic Liberty Theater - sponsored by TBA
  • 6:00 PM ~ Appletime Fiddle & Banjo Contest - Historic Liberty Theater - sponsored by TBA
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Murphy 500 - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 8:00 PM ~ Prince and Princess Contest - Murphysboro Middle School Auditorium - sponsored by TBA
  • 8:00 PM ~ Miss Apple Festival Scholarship Pageant - Murphysboro Middle School Auditorum - sponsored by TBA
  • 10:30 PM ~ Closing

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.
 


2014 Official Providers

17th Street Bar and Grill 
Auffenberg of Carbondale 
Autoworks
Capital Supply Company
City of Murphysboro
Clarke CPA & Consulting LTD
Davis-McCann Center
Distinctive Flooring
Elm Street Baptist Church 
First Baptist Church
Gloria Jean's Coffees
Hits for Hire

Jackson County Historical Society
Kroger Company
Mileur Orchards
Modern Office Connections

Murphysboro Baseball, Inc.
Murphysboro Chiropractic Clinic
Murphysboro Firefighters Local 3042
Republic Services, Inc.
Regions Bank
Sallie Logan Public Library
Wal-Mart
Wright Do It Center

Future Apple Festival Dates:
Wednesday September 14 through Saturday September 17, 2016
Wednesday September 13 through Saturday September 16, 2017


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 on the Murphysboro Apple Festival, complete the form below and mail to:

Murphysboro Apple Festival
PO Box 606
Murphysboro, IL 62966

Name:___________________________________

Address:_________________________________

P.O. Box:_________________________________

City:_________________  State:__________   Zip Code:_________

Phone:___________________ FAX:___________________

Please circle all events that you would like information for:

* Apple Pie & Apple Butter Contest  *  Apple Pie Eating & Peeling Contest *

* 5K Walk/Run  *  
Arts & Crafts Fair  *  Appletime Pro-Am Golf Outing *

* Appletime Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show and Shine *

* Entertainment at the Historic Liberty Theater  *  Children’s Pet & Hobby Parade *

* Grand Parade  * Kids' Free Fair * Appletime Fiddle & Banjo Contest *

* Prayer Breakfast  *  Prince & Princess Contest * Miss Apple Festival Pageant *

* Window Display Contest * Event Sponsorship *

* Other:_______________________________________________________________________


For more information, please call 618.684.3200
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