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


Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:45AM - 10:00AM

Appletime Prayer Breakfast

Serving as the Apple Festival's unofficial opening event, the Appletime Prayer Event brings together area church leaders in fellowship with the community to bless the festivities with words of prayer and song.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:30PM - Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:30PM

Festival Funland

The Apple Festival Funland offers children and adults alike the opportunity to enjoy a traditional hometown carnival, including all the rides, food, and games you have come to know and love.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Appletime Gospel Sing

Gospel Night at the Apple Festival is a lively evening of Christian Music featuring a wide variety of performers of all ages.
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
Friday, September 17, 2021 10:00AM - Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:00PM

Arts and Crafts Fair

Handmade items such as seasonal decorations, jewelry, and personal and household accessories are among the many items that will catch your eye.
Also on North 13th Street, the Arts & Crafts Music Jam, featuring local acoustic artists to entertain while you shop.
Friday, September 17, 2021 10:00AM - 10:00PM

Friday Appletime Stage Entertainment

10am - 1pm // Senior Day Events
5pm - 6:30pm // Bill Harper
7pm - 10pm // We Got It Covered
Saturday, September 18, 2021 1:00PM - 10:00PM

Saturday Appletime Stage Entertainment

1pm - 3pm // Chad Harris
4pm - 6pm // NINE88
7pm - 10pm // Downstate Music Company
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.
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