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Apple Blossoms Contest


2016 Apple Blossom, 3-4 years - Peyton Ward

WHEN: Voting - Monday, August 28th until Monday, September 11th, 2017
               Winners announced Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm

WHERE: Voting - Apple Festival Offices - 110 South 14th Street
                 Winners announced during the Opening Ceremony on the Appletime Stage

EVENT PARTNER: PLP Battery Supply

EVENT CHAIR: Autumn Allen


2016 Apple Blossom, 0-2 - Griffin Michael Kidd

Any boy or girl between the ages of zero (0) and (4) years old that resides in Jackson, Union, Randolph, Perry, Jefferson, Franklin, Williamson, or Johnson Counties is eligible to enter the contest.

Contestants need to submit one (1) picture, no larger than 4x6, from which the judging will take place. Entry fee is $10.00.

Each contestant will be provided with one (1) canister with their picture. The winner of this contest will be chosen on the basis of one cent ($.01) per vote. The contestant with the most votes will be declared the winner.

Voting will take place at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Headquarters at 110 South 14th Street in Murphysboro, during regular business hours.

Voting period will be Monday, August 28, 2017 through Monday, September 11, 2017 during regular business hours.

Votes will be counted and the winning contestants' names will be placed in a sealed envelope which will not be opened until September 13, 2017. The decision of the Apple Blossom Contest Committee and the Murphysboro Apple Festival is final.

The winners will be announced on September 13, 2017 during the Apple Festival Opening Ceremony. Suitable gifts and awards will be given to each contestant, and the winning Apple Blossoms.

Winning contestants will also be introduced at the Miss Apple Festival Pageant on Saturday September 16, 2017. 

The Apple Festival Committee reserves the right to change, delete, alter, or add regulations as set forth deemed to be in the best interest of the Apple Festival. All committee decisions are final.


Our 2017 Apple Blossoms Contestants

0-2 Years Old

  • James Anderson III, 10 months - son of Yemisi Sloan & James Anderson Jr.
  • Kirabella "Belle" Bradley, 2 years - daughter of Jody & Giovante Bradley
  • Kharli Ro'chelle Brooks, 8 months - daughter of Shakeitha Michelle Smith & Charles Brooks Jr.
  • Emma Rose Coty, 14 months - daughter of Destiny Rose & Steven Ronald Coty
  • Maeleigh Dawn Daniels, 20 months - daughter of Karleigh Arnsmeyer & Louis Daniels
  • Kamille Estremera, 2 years - daughter of Christina Estremera
  • Kylee George, 5 months - daughter of Kaylee Ramsey & Kyle George
  • Bentley McNeill, 7 months - son of Kate & David McNeill
  • Audreyanna Porter, 4 months - daughter of Ali & JT Porter
  • Anthony Riley-Fisher, 7 months - son of Kim Fisher & Torrence Riley
  • Jessica Tillman, 1 1/2 years - daughter of Laurette & Dustin Tillman

3-4 Years Old

  • Michael Eugene Carter, 3 years - son of Lindsey & Chris Carter
  • Maddie Mae Casey, 3 years - daughter of April MIfflin (Asher) & John Casey
  • Elizabeth "Lolly" Doerr, 3 years - daughter of Cara & Justin Doerr
  • Manessah Esker, 3 years - daughter of Kimberly & Michael Esker

2017 Results

  • Age Group 0-2: Anthony Riley-Fisher, 7 months
                                 son of Kim Fisher & Torrence Riley

  • Age Group 3-4: Elizabeth "Lolly" Doerr, 3 years
                                  daughter of Cara & Justin Doerr


Phone: 618.684.3200
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Murphysboro Apple Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization