Storytime with Captain Applesauce
WHEN: Tuesday September 11. 2018 ~ 11:30 AM
WHERE: Sallie Logan Library
EVENT CHAIR: Jane Williams
Local children are invited to this special storytime at Sallie Logan Library with the one and only, Captain Applesauce. The Captain and his friends will be reading an Apple Festival-themed story. This event is open to the public.
Gen John A. Logan Museum Exhibit
WHEN: Wednesday September 12, 2018 ~ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday September 13, 2018 ~ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday September 14, 2018 ~ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday September 15, 2018 ~ 1:30 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE: Murphysboro Event Center, Main Floor
EVENT HOST: General John A. Logan Museum
Mike Jones, Liason
2018 Exhibit: "#HistoryIsFun"
The Gen. John A. Logan Museum has put together an exciting exhibit of a variety of fun historical facts and items just for the Apple Festival. Open to the public each evening, the Logan Museum will also be participating in a special program for Murphysboro's students on Thursday and Friday mornings.
Also, just for Apple Festival visitors, the Logan Museum located on Edith Street in Murphysboro will be open special hours: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday during the Apple Festival. The museum is just a short walk from the main Festival area downtown.
General John A. Logan Museum
1613 Edith Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
From Tree to Table
WHEN: Wednesday September 12, 2018 ~ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday September 13, 2018 ~ 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WHERE: South 13th Street
PEELING EVENT PARTNERS: Penn Aluminum International
EVENT HOST: Jackson County Farm Bureau
EVENT CHAIR: Jessica Grammer
Meet the Jackson County Apple Growers, ask questions, and experience first hand how they do their job. Try your hand at the old-fashioned apple press to see how it was done not so long ago, and taste-test different varieties of apples to see which one is your favorite. Also visiting with guests will be local beekeepers with information on how important bees are to apple tree pollination.
On Thursday night, a special apple peeling demonstration with Champion Apple Peelers.
Apple Pie Making Demonstrations
When: Thursday September 13th, 2018
Times ~ 5:15 PM, 6:45 PM, & 8:15 PM
Where: South 13th Street
Event Host: Jackson County Farm Bureau
Event Demonstrator: Lisa Mileur of Mileur Orchards
We're making apple pies the old-fashioned way, like grandma used to do. Come and watch this live cooking show as they demonstrate how to make an apple pie from start to finish and assembling the favorite dessert of the Murphysboro Apple Festival.
4H Project Exhibit & Crafts
WHEN: Friday September 14, 2018 ~ 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: South 13th Street
EVENT HOSTS: Jackson County 4H Clubs
EVENT CHAIR: Rebecca Needham
4H Members will be exhibiting their projects.
Jackson County 4H Clubs are unique to most of the other counties in Illinois because there is no County Fair to display member projects and promote participation in 4H. Thankfully, they have found their home at the Murphysboro Apple Festival and we are happy to support them!
Make sure to stop by and meet these talented, young Jackson County residents. Feel free to ask about getting involved in 4H and how you can support their organization, too!
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