WHEN: September 12th - 15th, 2018
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 2018, you are sure to enjoy an evening at the Murphysboro Apple Festival.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday September 12, 2018
- 5:15 PM ~ Apple Festival Opening Ceremony - posting of the colors by Murphysboro Firefighter's Local 3042; National Anthem & the song "Appletime' written by 1960 MHS graduate, Thomas Tierney, sung by Jance Curry-Witzman with the MHS & MMS Choirs; recognition of Event Partners & Special Guests; concluding with the annual "Tossing of the Apples"
- 5:15 PM ~ Apple Blossoms Awards - winners of the Apple Blossoms contest are announced - event partners PLP Battery Supply
- 5:15 PM ~ Window Display Contest Awards - winners of the Window Display Contest are announced - event partners A&W Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
- 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Appletime Gospel Sing - featuring uplifting music from Murphysboro churches - event partners Pettett Funeral Home, I AM Java Coffee House, & WXAN
Thursday September 13, 2018
- 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ~ Bill Carr - lunchtime entertainment - event partners Reed, Heller, Mansfield & Gross Attorneys at Law
- 5:30 PM ~ The National Anthem - performed by Jance Curry-Witzman
- 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM ~ Bill Harper - local singer/songwriter performing an acoustic set of Classic Rock, Folk and Country Hits - event partners Murphysboro Lions Club
- 6:00 PM ~ Apple Pie Eating Contest - area groups compete, including this year's Queen Contestants - event partners Penn Aluminum International
- 7:00 PM ~ Auction of Champion Apple Pies & Apple Butter - your chance to bid on one or all of this year's delicious champion apple pies and apple butters - event partners Silkworm, Inc. - auctioneering services provided by Canning Auction Service
Friday September 14, 2018
- 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM ~ Senior Day - several events for Senior Citizens including Bingo, live entertainment, and information booths - event partners Ameren Illinois
- 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ~ Donnie Falknor - hailed as "The Dinner Singer" performing an set of Easy Listening hits for your lunchtime enjoyment - event partners Reed, Heller, Mansfield & Gross Attorneys at Law
- 6:30 PM ~ The National Anthem - performed by Jance Curry-Witzman
- 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ Downstate Music Company - A local favorite band featuring horns and a sound that makes you want to dance - event partners Jackson County Abstract & Title Guarantee Co. & Z100
Saturday September 15, 2018
- After Conclusion of the 5K Walk/Run - Winners announced - event partners St. Joseph Memorial Hospital/SIH & Murphy-Wall State Bank & Trust
- 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM ~ NINE88 - Country, Folk, Blues and more will be this afternoon's enteratainment - event partners Shawnee Health Service &KVFS-12
- 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ~ Honey & Tar - sweet sounding acoustic duo on guitar and ukelele playing covers and originals - event partners Sun Loan Company & KVFS-12
- 7:00 PM ~ The National Anthem - performed by Jance Curry-Witzman
- 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ~ The Ethan Stephenson Band - Americana Rock featuring original music and covers - event partners Frontier Communications & KFVS-12
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