Apple Pie & Apple Butter Contest

WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 2017

WHERE: Murphysboro Event Center, top floor
                  1329 Walnut Street

EVENT PARTNER: Silkworm, Inc.

EVENT CHAIRS: Tricia Parmley & Jane McClure

Apple Pie - Junior Division (Ages 7-13)

  • Open Category
    Best Apple Pie - $50 prize

Apple Pie - Adult/Senior Division (Ages 14 & Up)

  • Traditional: two crust pie with apple filling only
    1st Place - $100
    2nd Place - $50
    3rd Place - $35
  • Non-traditional: mostly apples but other ingredients such as nuts, caramel, other fruits, and crumb topping may be used
    1st Place - $50
    2nd Place - $35
    3rd Place - $25

Apple Butter - Open Division

  • Open Category
    1st Place - $50
    2nd Place - $35
    3rd Place - $25


1. Businesses or organizations may enter.
2. No frozen pies.
3. Pies and apple butter must be brought to the Murphysboro Event Center between 7:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
4. Containers become the property of the Apple Festival.
5. All apple butter jars must be sealed.

  • Judges have the final decision.
  • Apple Butter and Apple Pie categories will have different judges.
  • Apple Pies will be judged on appearance, crust, filling, and flavor.
  • Apple Butter will be judged on appearance, taste, and texture.

Non-winning apple pies and apple butter entries will be available for purchase at the Murphysboro Event Center between 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m the day of the contest.
Apple Pies will be $10.00
Apple Butter will be $5.00

Winning Apple Pies and Apple Butter entries will be auctioned off on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM on the Appletime Stage.

Special thanks to Canning Auction Services, David Canning, Blake Canning, and Mark Kennedy for all their help with this event.

2017 Results

Apple Pie - Junior Division

  • 1st: Caroline Guthman

Apple Pie - Traditional

  • 1st: Karen Hale

  • 2nd: Bethany Townley

  • 3rd: Jeanne Holt

Apple Pie - Non-Traditional

  • 1st: Kim Baskin

  • 2nd: Jeanne Holt

  • 3rd: Friends - First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust

Sponsor's Choice

  • Traditional: Becky Swafford

  • Non-Traditional: Tiffany Ferguson

Apple Butter

  • 1st: Donna Graff

  • 2nd: Mama's Grandkids

  • 3rd: Gladys Crawshaw

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