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Apple Festival

Apple Festival (33)

Monday, 22 April 2013 10:29

Gospel Sing

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WHEN:  Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:30 pm

WHERE:  Appletime Stage

Sponsored by:  Pettett Funeral Home, Crain Funeral Home, and WXAN Radio

Chaired by:  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.


For more information, please call 618.684.3200
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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 11, 2014, at 6:00 pm

WHERE: Apple Festival Stage
 
 
Chaired by: Jeremy Williams
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How fast can you eat an apple pie? Now try it without utensils. And, by the way, you can't use your hands either! This is an event pie lovers won't want to pass up. The Apple Pie Eating Contest is your chance to really have fun getting messy with your food. Bring your friends, family, co-workers, civic organization or church group and enjoy the contest in a team effort.
 

2014 RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Contest will be held Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 pm, at the Appletime Stage
  2. Each team must consist of five (5) individuals. Please mark division you will be competing in.
  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.
  9. All entries must be RECEIVED no later than 4:00 pm Monday, September 8, 2014.

No late entries will be accepted.


2014 Winners

K-8 Division: The St. Andrew Jr. Pie-a-nators
Team Members: Matthew Nadolski, Eli Dyer, Brayden Hudgins, Aron Abel, and Alek Abel

Out of High School Division: St. Andrew Teachers
Team Members: Niki Forrester, Mary Nadolski, Kate Ripperda, Casey Graham, and Kelly Barger


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Monday, 22 April 2013 09:47

Grand Parade

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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: _________________________
Monday, 22 April 2013 09:38

Appletime Motorcycle Show and Shine

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WHEN:
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Rain Date: Sunday, September 18, 2011
 
WHERE: Riverside Park in Murphysboro
 
Sponsored by: The Southern Illinoisan, Withers Broadcasting
Chaired by: Kyle Fager
 
Registration Fee $10.00
  • Register from 7:00 am to 12:00 Noon (No late entries. No Class changes after registration)
  • Judging begins approximately 12:30 pm (Judges decisions are final. Judging forms become property of the Murphysboro Apple Festival. )
  • Awards presented at approximately 4:00 pm
12 Classes
Flathead
Knucklehead
Panhead
Shovelhead
Evolutions
Revolutions
Sportsters
Foreign Custom
Foreign Sport
Foreign Dresser
American Dresser
Open Class Bike/Custom Built

Trophies

1st Place Trophies in each category
* Best of Show Motorcycle *
 
Specialty Plaques
2nd & 3rd Place Plaques in each category
* Mayor’s Choice*
* Sponsor’s Choice*
 
There will be give-aways, contests, drawings, goodie-bags, food & beverage available.
 
Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair!
 
Application
Murphysboro Apple Festival
Motorcycle Show & Shine
203 South 13th Street, PO Box 606
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Business 618.684.3200 – 800.406.8774
Fax 618.684.2010
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Date Recvd: _____ Amount:_______ COC Initials:________

 

For more information call 618.684.3200 or 800.406.8774.

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Monday, 22 April 2013 09:31

Apple Festival Pro-Am Golf Outing

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WHEN: Thursday, September 11, 2014

WHERE: Jackson Country Club (Country Club Road off of Route 13 between Murphysboro and Carbondale)

Sponsored by: First Southern BankThe Southern Illinoisan, and WUEZ

Chaired by: Kevin Klaine

This year's outing will be a 4 person scramble with a selected Gateway PGA Professional and will be a great way to enjoy a Thursday afternoon.

Event Schedule
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM ~ Lunch
12:30 PM ~ Tee Off
Appetizer Reception to follow conclusion of Scramble

Event Format
4 person scramble with selected Gateway PGA Professional
Awards for First and Second Place Teams

Participation Options
Platinum Sponsor - $3,000 - First Southern Bank
All Cart Sponsor - $500 - Two Sponsor Opportunities Available
Beverage Cart Sponsor - $200 - Two Sponsor Opportunities Available
Tee Sponsor - $150
4 Man Team - $400
Player - $100


For more information, please call 618.684.3200.
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Monday, 22 April 2013 09:01

Drums at Appletime

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WHEN:  Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4:30 pm-9:00 pm

WHERE:  Murphysboro High School 'Doc Bencini' Football Field

Sponsored by: Republic Services, Inc., The Southern Illinoisan, and WPSD

Chaired by:

Admission is $7 for adults and $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!

No one can resist the lure of a marching band as evidenced by the popularity of Drums at Appletime. The bands are always a favorite during the parade, and Drums at Appletime has remained a major event of the Festival as attendance is a near sell-out crowd every year.

The bands competing have changed from the professional groups, such as the Black Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, to high school marching bands, but the level of competition has not.

Murphysboro's own Crimson Express began exhibiting in the field show in 1990 and has gone on to win many major competitions throughout the United States and Canada in their almost 15 years of existance. They continue to host this annual event and showcase the talents of its members in exhibition at the end of the night.

Click Here to Download a 2014 Informational Packet and Band Entry Form


2013 Results

Class A

  • 1st: Sparta High School - 58.6 (Best Percussion, Best Drum Major)
  • 2nd: Pinckneyville High School - 52.2 (Best Auxiliary)
  • 3rd: Anna-Jonesboro High School - 46.0
  • 4th: Kelly High School (Benton, Missouri) - 35.4

Class AA

  • 1st: Potosi High School (Potosi, Missouri) - 58.9 (Best Percussion, Best Auxiliary)
  • 2nd: Carterville High School - 55.3 (Best Drum Major)

Class AAA

  • 1st: Waterloo High School - 73.8 (Best Percussion, Best Auxiliary, Best Drum Major)
  • 2nd: Marion High School - 68.7
  • 3rd: Carbondale Community High School - 65.5
  • 4th: McCraken County High School (McCraken County, Kentucky) - 63.0

Drums at Appletime Overall Champion (Field Show Composite Score)

  • Waterloo High School

Marion Nash Grand Champion Award (Parade and Field Show Combined Scores)

  • Waterloo High School - 157.2

For more information, please call 618.684.3200
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Monday, 22 April 2013 08:59

Apple Festival Senior Day

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WHEN:  Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00 am - 1:00pm
 
WHERE: Appletime Stage Area

Sponsored by:  Ameren Illinois

Chaired by:  Frank Puttman

Live entertainment will be provided. Several games of Bingo played throughout the day. Enjoy all the Festival activities including exhibits by General John A. Logan Museum, Arts and Crafts Fair and a variety of vendor displays of interest to our senior citizens.


For more information, please call 618.684.3200
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