Murphysboro Apple Festival
"These Roots Run Deep"
Wednesday - Saturday
September 12th - 15th, 2018
Currently by appointment only.
Please call or email the office.
110 South 14th Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
The Apple Festival Book is now available online!
67th Annual Murphysboro Apple Festival Book
The Murphysboro Apple Festival is the oldest and largest alcohol-free festival in southern Illinois! Over 45,000 people attend the festival each year. During the four-day festival, there are numerous activities and events drawing large crowds such as live music, a carnival with concessions, many contests featuring everything from apple pie eating to the crowning of Appletime Royalty, marching bands, arts & crafts fair, car show, 5K races and much more.
In addition, the festival's Grand Parade is considered by many to be the largest parade in southern Illinois with an average of 160 total units that include marching bands, themed floats, dancers, and visting royalty, among others.
The souvenir Appletime Booklet is published annually and is available free of charge from the Apple Festival offices and many other area businesses.
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Murphysboro Apple Festival, Inc. and the Apple Festival Committee would like to extend our gratitude to the following:
Thank you to the Humbert Rogers Trust Fund for the continued support of the Murphysboro Apple Festival
A most sincere thank you to the late Fred L. Cook for his generosity by naming the Apple Festival as a benefactor in his will
Finally, to the Elizabeth Smysor Charitable Trust for their generous support of the Murphysboro Apple Festival
2018 Official Providers
17th Street Bar and Grill
Art of Hair Salon
Auffenberg of Carbondale
Baine Roofing Company
Capital Supply Company
Cinnamon Lane Flowers & Gifts
City of Murphysboro
Elm Street Baptist Church
Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association
Energy Culvert Co. Inc.
Federated Auto Parts
First Baptist Church Murphysboro
Hits for Hire DJ Services
Jackson County Historical Society, Illinois
Modern Office Connections, Inc.
Murphysboro Baseball Inc.
Murphysboro CUSD 186
Murphysboro Firefighters Local 3042
Murphysboro Park District
NAPA Auto Parts
Plaza Tire Service
Republic Services, Inc.
Sallie Logan Public Library
St. Andrew Catholic Church
WJ Burke Electric Co.
Wright Do It Center
Voted 2017 & 2018 Best Festival for the Southern Region by Illinois Country Living Magazine
and 2017 Best Fall Festival in Illinois by Travel+Leisure
Future Apple Festival Dates:
September 11-14, 2019
September 9-12, 2020
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All Rights Reserved
A 501(c)(3) Non-For-Profit Organization