tourism chamber of commerce

User Login

Apple Festival Schedule


Thank you for attending the 2014 Murphysboro Apple Festival and making this year's event successful!
2015 Apple Festival Dates: Wednesday, September 16 - Saturday, September 19
See you next year!

If you are interested in joining the Apple Festival Committee, planning for next year's event will begin shortly. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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

2014 Theme: A Grand Past, A Bright Future

Schedule subject to change. Last updated on September 10, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

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 10, 2014

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 11, 2014

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 12, 2014

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 13, 2014

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 
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
Wright Do It Center

Future Apple Festival Dates:
Wednesday, September 16 through Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Wednesday, September 14 through Saturday, September 17, 2016.

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



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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.