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Apple Festival

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Monday, 22 April 2013 10:31

Apple Festival Grand Parade

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THEME:  "Do You Remember When..."

WHEN:  Saturday September 16, 2017
                Line-up Begins at 9:30 AM
                Parade Steps-Off at 11:00 AM

WHERE:  Line-Up by unit number at MMS
                Marching Bands line-up at Longfellow Park
                Parade begins at 20th Street, continues east on Walnut Street until 7th Street

EVENT PARTNERS: The Quality Connection, The Southern Illinoisan, & WSIL-TV 3

EVENT CHAIRS:  Bob Hall & Debbie Glodo - Co-Chairs

The Apple Festival Grand Parade is one of the longest in Illinois with fire engines, marching bands, floats, visiting royalty, horses, and many other unique entries. Over 100 units make this parade truly GRAND and enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors each year.

Featured 2017 Parade Participants

Grand Marshal: Lawanda Fager

Founder's Awards: TBA

Benefactor Award: TBA

Marching Bands interested in participating the Grand Parade should contact the Murphysboro Apple Festival offices
Phone: 618.684.3200
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Applications by Email

Applications for FLOATS, WALKING GROUPS, POM/DANCE GROUPS, VISITING ROYALTY, or VEHICLES should be sent by email to:
Debbie Glodo - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include the following information:
1. Group/entrant - please include a contact name, phone number, and mailing address
2. Type of unit - see above listed
3. Description of entry
4. 5-6 sentences describing the entry to be read as unit passes the reviewing stand

This email will serve as your application. When all four pieces of required information listed above has been received, your application will be confirmed by email.

QUESTIONS
Debbie Glodo
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or
Apple Festival Offices
Phone: 618.684.3200
(Messages will be returned as soon as possible)

**Parade Guidelines** 

  • No advertising in parade - Businesses may: 1.) build a themed float or, 2.) become an Event Partner of the Murphysboro Apple Festival. Please call or email the Apple Festival Offices for more information on partnership opportunities - Phone: 618.684.3200 - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • No objects may be thrown from moving vehicles during the parade and vehicles may not stop to throw items! 
  • No political units or political sponsors in the Grand Parade - The Parade Committee will continue the long-standing tradition of inviting the current Murphysboro Police Chief, Fire Chief, Mayor, City Aldermen and women, and the Jackson County Sheriff to participate in the parade by riding in vehicles at the front of the parade.
  • Reviewing Stand - Located at 13th Street and Walnut Street, on the north side of the intersection, as a part of the Arts & Crafts Fair entryway.
  • Float Judging - Please click on the link below for a sample form. Cash awards for top floats

Sample Judging Form


2016 Grand Parade Results

Floats

Clubs/Organizations

  1. General John A. Logan Museum & Lewis School
  2. Little Egypt Barbershop Chorus
  3. Liberty Theater

Business/Industry

  1. Murphy-Wall State Bank & Trust
  2. First Bank & Trust Co of Murphysboro
  3. Silkworm, Inc.

Individuals/Churches

  1. Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
  2. Murphysboro High School Class of 1991
  3. Church of the Nazarene

Youth Groups/Classes

  1. General John A. Logan & Carruthers Schools
  2. St Andrew School
  3. Tammy's Tiny Tots

Queen's Award for Best Float

  • Murphy-Wall State Bank & Trust

Mayor's Award for Most Beautiful Float

  • General John A. Logan & Carruthers Schools

President of the Chamber of Commerce Award for Most Original Float

  • General John A. Logan Museum & Lewis School

Poms

  1. Studio 84 Dance Studio
  2. The Beautiful Ones
  3. Servants for Christ Outreach Ministries, Praise Dance/Mime Group

Marching Bands

Class B

  1. Trico Jr/Sr High School
  2. Sesser-Valier High 
  3. NCOE High School (Norris City, IL)
  4. Cobden High School
  5. Shawnee Jr/Sr High School (Wolf Lake, IL)

    Drum Major: Sesser-Valier
    Auxiliary: Trico
    Percussion: Trico

Class A

  1. Pinckneyville High School
  2. Civic Memorial High School (Bethalto, IL)

    Drum Major: Pinckneyville
    Auxiliary: Pinckneyville
    Percussion: Pinckneyville

Class AA

  1. Harrisburg High School

    Drum Major: Harrisburg
    Auxiliary: Harrisburg
    Percussion: Harrisburg

Class AAA

  1. Waterloo High School

    Drum Major: Waterloo
    Auxiliary: Waterloo
    Percussion: Waterloo

Class Junior High/Middle School

  1. Pinckneyville Jr High School
  2. DuQuoin Middle School
  3. Anna Junior High School

    Drum Major: Pinckneyville
    Auxiliary: Pinckneyville
    Percussion: Pinckneyville

Phone: 618.684.3200
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© 2017 Murphysboro Apple Festival, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

Monday, 22 April 2013 10:31

Appletime Prayer Breakfast

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WHEN:  Wednesday September 13, 2017 ~ 6:45 AM to 8:30 AM

WHERE:  Murphysboro Township Davis-McCann Civic Center
                     7 North 14th Street

HOSTED BY:  Murphysboro Ministerial Alliance & St. Joseph Memorial Hospital/SIH

EVENT CHAIRS:  Donna Pugh, Sharon Stierwalt, & Jane McClure

Serving as the Apple Festival's unofficial opening event, the Appletime Prayer Breakfast brings together area church leaders in fellowship with the community to bless the festivities with words of prayer and song. Breakfast will be served and many beloved Apple Festival celebrities will be in attendance.

The event is open to everyone and free of charge. Tickets are distributed by the members of the Murphysboro Ministerial Alliance and the Pastoral Care Department of St. Joseph Memorial Hospital.


Phone: 618.684.3200
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© 2017 Murphysboro Apple Festival, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

Monday, 22 April 2013 10:31

Appletime Stage

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WHEN:  September 13 through 16, 2017

WHERE:  Parking lot at South 13th Street and South Street

CORPORATE PARTNER:  The First Bank & Trust Co of Murphysboro

STAGE CHAIRS:  Ken Carr - Entertainment
                                 Neil Voss - Logistics, Tents, & Barricades
                                 Paula Maloney & Sharon Jones - Stage Decorations
                                 Tammy Phoenix - Signs
                                 Debi Naegele & Denise McDowell - Trophies & Awards
                                 Kathy Baumann - Special Friends' Day
                                 Frank Puttman - Senior Day

The Appletime Stage is the focal point of the downtown event area during the Apple Festival.

In the spirit of a true street festival, all Appletime Stage events are provided free of charge to all festival visitors. Bleacher seating is available or bring your lawn chair to really sit back and enjoy the festivities. With a wide variety of entertainment scheduled for 2017, you are sure to enjoy an evening at the Murphysboro Apple Festival.

**In case of inclement weather:
Live entertainment will be moved to the Historic Liberty Theater
Contests and Awards will be moved to the third floor of the Murphysboro Event Center.
To stay up-to-date with the latest changes, Like and Follow us on Facebook: Murphysboro Apple Festival Facebook Page

Schedule of Events:

 

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Thursday September 14, 2017

 

Friday September 15, 2017

Saturday September 16, 2017


Phone: 618.684.3200
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© 2017 Murphysboro Apple Festival, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

Monday, 22 April 2013 10:30

Appletime Bakery & Cider Wagon

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WHERE: South 13th Street

WHEN: Wednesday September 13 - Saturday September 16, 2017
                 (See schedule below for times and hosts)

HOSTED BY: Volunteers from Various Organizations

BAKERY CHAIRS: Jim Murphy & Amy Novara-Murphy

The Appletime Bakery & Cider Wagon continue to be huge successes and have proven to be a must-stop for everyone visiting the Apple Festival.

Featuring an assortment of apple-flavored and apple-themed treats from local bakeries and served up daily by our volunteer hosts. Menu items also include delicious coffee and apple cider by-the-cup. Make sure to visit the bakery early and often as new items are available each day and sell out quickly!

This year's items include: 

  • Traditional Apple Pie

  • Caramel Apple Pie

  • Apple-Praline Cinnamon Rolls

  • Apple Danish

  • Apple Turnovers

  • Apple Streusel

  • Apple Strudel

  • Apple Bread

  • Caramel-Apple Cupcakes

  • Apple Festival-Themed Sugar Cookies

  • Peanut Rolls

  • Caramel-Apple Coffee

  • Apple Cider by-the-Cup

  • ...And More Items Added Daily!

Schedule of Hosts

Wednesday, September 14

  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ~ Relay for Life Team Murphysboro
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Jackson County Extension Happy Homemakers

Thursday, September 15

  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ~ Relay for Life Team Murphysboro
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ MHS Devil Dazzlers

Friday, September 16

  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ~ Relay for Life Team Murphysboro
  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Somerset Clovers 4H Club

Saturday, September 17

  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM ~ START
  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Murphysboro Lions Club

Our baked goods are generously provided by Berkemann's Baker's Dozen, One Hot Cookie, and Pate Chapel.


Phone: 618.684.3200
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© 2017 Murphysboro Apple Festival, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

Monday, 22 April 2013 10:29

Gospel Sing

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WHEN:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
                    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WHERE:  Appletime Stage
                     In Case of Inclement Weather - Liberty Theater

EVENT PARTNERS: Pettett Funeral Home, WXAN, & I AM Java Coffee House

EVENT CHAIR: Rev. Rick Sutton

Gospel Night at the Apple Festival is a lively evening of Christian Music. A concert of local talent from Murphysboro area churches will uplift you with the music and Message shared in this family friendly event.

As with all Appletime Stage events, bleacher seating is available or bring your own lawn chair for an in-front-of-the-stage seat.


2016 Performance Schedule

  • 6:00 PM - Abundant Life Fellowship, John Reeder

  • 6:15 PM - Christ Community Church, Eddie Williams

  • 6:30 PM - Christ Community Church, Cathy Williams

  • 6:40 PM - First Christian Church Praise Team

  • 6:55 PM - First Christian Church, Lisa Sutton

  • 7:05 PM - Christ Community Church, Debbie McNeely

  • 7:15 PM - Elm Street Baptist Church Choir

  • 7:30 PM - Immanuel Lutheren Church Choir

  • 7:45 PM - New Life Tabernacle Adult Choir

  • 8:00 PM - First Baptist Church Choir

 


Phone: 618.684.3200
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© 2017 Murphysboro Apple Festival, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

Monday, 22 April 2013 10:28

Firefighters' Water Fight

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The Firefighters' Water Fights Event has been cancelled!

For more information call 618.684.3200 or 800.406.8774.

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Monday, 22 April 2013 10:01

Miss Apple Festival Pagent

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WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2009 8:00 pm
WHERE: Murphysboro Middle School Auditorium

Sponsored byTJ's Fine Jewelery, Wright Do-It Center and 105.1 VZA

Contestants for Miss Apple Festival are judged in four categories: private interview, swimwear, on-stage speaking and evening gown. The winner of the Miss Apple Festival pageant will be the recipient of a scholarship, along with other honors that include the opportunity to represent the Murphysboro Apple Festival at events throughout the state.

For more information or an application, contact one of the event's Co-chairs: Gaye Youngman at 684.4617 or Patty Thrailkill at 687.2574.

Tickets for the pageant may be purchased beginning August 1, 2009, at the Murphysboro Apple Festival office: 203 S. 13th Street or at the door that night if seats are still available.

For more information call 618.684.3200 or 800.406.8774.

 

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Monday, 22 April 2013 09:47

Apple Pie Eating Contest

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WHEN: Thursday September 14, 2017 ~ 6:00 PM

WHERE: Appletime Stage
 
 
EVENT CHAIR: Jeremy Williams
 

Click Here to Download a 2017 Apple Pie Eating Contest Entry Form
 

The challenge has been extended...will you accept?? We're looking for the best of the best in Apple Pie Eating!

Bring 4 of your friends, family members, teammates, co-workers or hungry strangers and sign up for this perennial Apple Festival favorite!

Always entertaining and fun for the whole family. You'll even get the chance to see our Queen Contestants compete!


2017 RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Contest will be held Thursday September 14, 2017, 6:00 pm, at the Appletime Stage
  2. Each team must consist of five (5) individuals. Teams will be divided into divisions
  3. Entry fee is $3.00 per individual participant.
  4. Pies are to be eaten without the use of hands.
  5. Pie edged out of pan shall be put back into pan by judge wearing food service gloves. (Gloves will be changed after each contestant.)
  6. The person finishing eating his or her pie in the shortest amount of time determines the winning team.
  7. The decision of the judges is final.
  8. Numbers of entries are limited

All entries must be received no later than 
4:00 pm, Monday September 11, 2017
at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Offices
110 South 14th Street
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No late entries will be accepted!


2016 Results

  • Grade K-8 Division
    Team: Murphysboro Middle School Cheerleaders
    Members: Taylor Mifflin, Morgan Boucher, Madison Falkenburry, Damiana Jackson, & Victoria Cunningham

  • Adult Division
    Team: Alpha & Omega Guns & Gear
    Members: Dakota, Nathan, Jordan, Levi, & Joey


Phone: 618.684.3200
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© 2017 Murphysboro Apple Festival, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

Monday, 22 April 2013 09:47

Grand Parade

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The Southern Illinoisan, WSIL-TV3 and Clear Channel Communications

WHEN: Saturday, September 17th 11:00 AM
WHERE: Walnut Street




Besides apples, the Murphysboro Apple Festival is famous for something else. Parades. This parade is aptly named because it is considered by most to be the biggest parade in Southern Illinois. The parade features an average of about 170 total units, 30 of those marching bands, and a variety of groups and organizations. The parade also features all of the Queen candidates and Prince and Princess candidates.
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Monday, 22 April 2013 09:46

Prince and Princess Contest Application

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Application
RULES:
    • Any boy or girl between the ages of five (5) years old and eight (8) years old that resides in Jackson, Union, Randolph, Perry, Jefferson, Franklin, Williamson and Johnson Counties is eligible to enter the contest.
    • Each contestant must not be older than eight (8) years of age, or younger than five (5) years of age on September 1, 2001.
    • 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.
    • The Prince and Princess chosen must agree to make such appearances, and allow use of any photos that the Apple Festival deems necessary.
    • In the event the winning contestant becomes unable for any reason to fulfill his or her duties, the runner-up shall take his or her place.
    • Each contestant will be provided with at least ten (10) containers, which may be placed in any location, desired.
    • Parents will be notified of all meetings, and when canisters are to be given out.
    • Each contestant will appear in the Pet & Hobby Parade, Grand Parade, and the Appletime Prince & Princess contest at which time the winners will be announced.
    • The Committee reserves the rights 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.
    • On Friday, September 16, 2005 each contestant must return all collected monies by 12:00 PM to Union Planters Bank at 13th and Walnut Streets, Murphysboro. Union Planters Bank will count the money and tabulate the votes.
    • The Counting Committee will place the winning contestants’ name in a selected envelope, and will not be opened until the Appletime Prince & Princess contest September 17, 2005. The decision of the Committee is final. Suitable gifts and awards will be given to each contestant, and the wining Prince and Princess.


Please Complete and Return the application below to:
Murphysboro Apple Festival
203 South 13th Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966
For more information call 618-684-3200

I hereby agree that I will abide by all rules and regulations listed above, and any decisions of the Apple Festival Committee.
Name of Contestant:_____________________________________________ Birth Date:__________________
Address:_______________________________________________________________ Sex: ______________
Consent Given By: ________________________________________ Home Phone:______________________
(Print first and last names of both parents and/or guardians as you wish it to appear in media)
Relationship: _____________________________________________ Home Phone:_____________________
Signature: _________________________________________________
Date: _________________________
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