2020 Events Postponed. Join us September 15-18, 2021. Click here to view the announcement.


Monday, August 23, 2021 10:00AM - Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:00PM

Apple Blossom Contest

The little sibling to the Prince & Princess Contest, it's open to children ages newborn (0) to four (4) years old.
Winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremony.
Monday, September 13, 2021 5:00PM - Saturday, September 18, 2021 11:00PM

Curb-A-Peel and Window Display Contests

Homes and Businesses have the opportunity to show their Apple Festival spirit in the Window Display Contest.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:00AM - 6:00PM

Apple Pie & Apple Butter Contest

Non-winning apple pies and apple butter entries will be available for purchase and winning Apple Pies and Apple Butter entries will be auctioned off.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Thursday Appletime Stage Entertainment

5:30pm // Apple Pie & Apple Butter Contest Champion Auction
5:30pm - 9pm // Lewis Creek
Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:30PM - 9:00PM

A Taste of Murphysboro

A Taste of Murphysboro dinner event, featuring a menu of fine food and drinks from locally-owned restaurants.
Proceeds from the event fund a scholarship awarded to a Murphysboro High School Senior.
Friday, September 17, 2021 8:30AM - 1:00PM

Appletime Golf Classic

4-Person Golf Scramble with multiple chances to win prizes. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:00AM - 10:00AM

Appletime 5K Walk/Run & Captain and Me Fun Run

Register online now! Registration Booth opens at 7:00 AM 5K Race steps off at 8:00 AM Fun Run Time and Course TBA
Saturday, September 18, 2021 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Grand Parade

The Apple Festival Grand Parade is one of the longest in Illinois with fire engines, marching bands, floats, visiting royalty, horses, and many other unique entries. Over 100 units make this parade truly GRAND and enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors each year.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 4:15PM - 4:15PM

Drums at Appletime®

No one can resist the lure of a marching band and Drums at Appletime® continues as one of Murphysboro Apple Festival's most popular events, drawing sell-out crowds year after year.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Appletime Fiddle & Banjo Contest

An Appletime staple for many years, the Fiddle & Banjo Contest showcases the best of the best in Bluegrass, Traditional, and Americana music.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Prince & Princess Contest

Open to children ages Five (5) to Nine (9) years old.
Winners will be announced before the Queen Pageant
Saturday, October 02, 2021 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Appletime Show & Shine

The Appletime Show & Shine is teaming up with Murphysboro Cruise Nights in 2021! Held on Saturday, September 4th, the Show & Shine Crew will be on hand to award our favorite vehicles in addition to the monthly Cruise Night awards.
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