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Apple Festival Schedule

MURPHYSBORO
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APPLE FESTIVAL

"A Harvest of History"

Wednesday, September 14 - Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Apple Festival Committee office hours are
currently by appointment only. Please contact us
by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OFFICE LOCATION
110 South 14th Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 606
Murphysboro, IL 62966

 

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


2016 Theme: A Harvest of History

Schedule subject to change. Last updated on April 7, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

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
  • 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 Jackson County Farm Bureau
  • 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, Upper Floor - 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 - hosted by Murphysboro Kiwanis and Key Club
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  ~ Appletime Bakery open - located on south 13th Street
  • 11:00 AM ~ Appletime Golf Classic - Jackson Country Club - lunch served before a 12:30 tee-off time, appetizers and awards to follow - sponsored by TBA
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ~ Hits for Hire DJ with Shannon Jones - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Gen. John A. Logan Museum Exhibit - Murphysboro Event Center, Main Floor - "Lest We Forget" - hosted by General John A. Logan Musuem
  • 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, try your hand at the old-fashioned apple press, and taste test different apple varieties - hosted by Jackson County Farm Bureau
  • 5:00 PM ~ Festival Funland opens - Rides and Entertainment provided by Swyear Amusementssponsored by TBA
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ~ Blackberry Blossoms - performing in the Arts & Crafts area
  • 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 - sponsored by TBA
  • 7:00 PM ~ Auction of Champion Apple Pies & Apple Butter - Appletime Stage, Auction Services provided by Canning Auction Services - sponsored by TBA
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM ~ Donnie Faulknor - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 10:00 PM ~ Closing

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
  • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM ~ Appletime Show & Shine Registration - Chestnut & South 10th Streets, Enter Show area through gate at Mulberry & South 10th Streets
  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM ~ Appletime Bakery and Apple Cider Wagon opens - located on south 13th Street
  • 8:00 AM ~ Appletime 5K Walk/Run -  Registration at 13th & Walnut, Race begins at 11th & Walnut, awards at Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAppletime Arts & Crafts Fair - sponsored by TBA
  • 10:00 AM ~ Apple Festival Concessions opens - all food vendors througout Apple Festival Concessions area and in Festival Funland
  • 10:00 AMKiwanis Appletime General Store opens - located in the Apple Festival Concessions area - hosted by Murphysboro Kiwanis & Key Club
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ~ Appletime Information Booth opens - located on south 13th Street
  • 11:00 AMAppletime Grand Parade - featuring themed floats, marching bands, visiting royalty, and much more - sponsored by TBA
  • 11:30 AM ~ Appletime Show & Shine Judging Begins - Chestnut & South 10th Streets - sponsored by TBA
  • 1:00 PM ~ Festival Funland opens - Rides and Entertainment provided by Swyear Amusementssponsored by TBA
  • 1:30 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Gen. John A. Logan Museum Exhibit opens - Murphysboro Event Center Main Floor - "Lest We Forget" - hosted by General John A. Logan Museum
  • 2:15 PM ~ Grand Parade Awards - Murphysboro High School 'Doc' Bencini Athletic Field - winners announced and trophies awarded
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ~ Lewis Creek - Appletime Stage - sponsored by TBA
  • 3:00 PM ~ Appletime Show & Shine Awards Presentation - Chestnut & South 10th Streets
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMKids' Free Fair - in the Murphysboro Apple Festival Headquarters 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
  • 4:45 PM - 6:45 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
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM ~ Fertile Soil - 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.
 


2015 Official Providers

17th Street Bar and Grill 
Auffenberg of Carbondale 
Autoworks
Capital Supply Company
City of Murphysboro
Clarke CPA & Consulting LTD
Davis-McCann Center
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
The First Bank & Trust Co. of Murphysboro

Wal-Mart
Wright Do It Center

Future Apple Festival Dates:
Wednesday September 13 through Saturday September 16, 2017
Wednesday September 12 through Saturday September 15, 2018


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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