Apple Blossom Contest


2018 Apple Blossom, 3-4 years - Raelyn Elbrecht

WHEN: Voting - August 27th - September 10th, 2018 Winners announced Wednesday September 12th, 2018 at 5:15 pm

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


EVENT CHAIR: Autumn Allen

2018 Apple Blossom, 0-2 - Maci Jo Maynor

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.

Entry fee is $10.00.

Portraits of contestants will be taken at Whimsey Photography on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Whimsey is located at 945 W. Industrial Park Rd. in Murphysboro.

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. Our Office is open Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Voting period will begin Monday, August 27th and continue through Monday, September 10th.

Votes will be counted and the winning contestants' names will be placed in a sealed envelope which will not be opened until September 12th, 2018. The decision of the Apple Blossom Contest Committee and the Murphysboro Apple Festival is final.

The winners will be announced on September 12th, 2018 during the Apple Festival Opening Ceremony.

Winning contestants will also be introduced at the Miss Apple Festival Pageant on Saturday September 15th, 2018.

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 2018 Apple Blossoms Contestants

0-2 Years Old

  • Sophia Ray, 4 months - daughter of Jennifer & George Ray
  • Oliver Zurlinden, 1 year - son of Emily & Justin Zurlinden
  • Daxton Elder, 2 years - son of Katelyn Kemp & Jesse Elder
  • Jordan Foster, 2 years - son of Alesha & Jeremy Foster
  • Aurora Carson, 1 year - daughter of Rachel & Samuel Carson
  • Neveah Foster, 1 year - daughter of Alesha & Jeremy Foster
  • Maci Jo Maynor, 18 months - daughter of Chelsea & Christopher Maynor
  • Kinley Cobb, 17 months - daughter of Addison Pesek

3-4 Years Old

  • Raelyn Elbrecht, 3 years - daughter of Christina & Joe Elbrecht

2018 Results

  • Age Group 0-2: Maci Jo Maynor, 18 months daughter of Chelsea & Christopher Maynor
  • Age Group 3-4: Raelyn Elbrecht, 3 yearsdaughter of Christina & Joe Elbrecht

Phone: 618.684.3200
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