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A Taste of Murphysboro

Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:30PM - 9:00PM

A Taste of Murphysboro has become one of our most popular events, with tickets selling out within hours of going on sale. Featuring a large menu of items from locally-owned restaurants, guests will be able to sample some of the best food and drinks that Murphysboro has to offer! Beautifully decorated tables will be set up along Chestnut Street, behind the Jackson County Courthouse, where guests will be able to sample, mingle, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Murphysboro Apple Festival.

Proceeds from this event fund the Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship, which will be awarded to the winning Murphysboro High School Seniors at the end of the evening.

2021 A Taste of Murphysboro

17th Street BBQ

  • BBQ Parfaits

One Hot Cookie

  • Apple Harvest Salad
  • Chicken & Dumplings
  • Cookies

Cindy B's

  • Sloppy Joe Sliders

Mileur Orchards

  • Baked Apple Sorbet
  • Apple Cake

Sergio's Mexican Restaurant

  • Specialty Potatoes
  • Chips & Salsa

Pat's BBQ

  • Checkboard Cheeseburger Sliders
  • Fresh Smoked Salmon Dip with Pita Chips

Small Town Scoops

  • Variety of Specialty Flavored Ice Creams


  • Sliced BBQ Sliders
  • Rib Tips

Whiffle Boy's Pizza

  • Slices of Various Specialty Pizzas
  • Strawberry and Apple Cinnamon Dessert Pizza

Martel's Pizza

  • Slices of Various Specialty Pizzas

Big Muddy Brewing

  • Big Muddy Root Beer

I AM Java Coffee House

  • Specialty Coffee Drinks

Cold Blooded Coffee & Roastery

  • Specialty Coffee Drinks

2021 Scholarship Recipients Lilli Rudolph and Madison Falkenburry pose with Captain Applesauce, Queen Connor McBride, and Event Chairs Emily and Charlie Eisert

2021 Scholarship Recipients

  • Lilli Rudolph
  • Madison Falkenburry

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A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship

Download information and application here:
2022 A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship

WHEN: Application deadline is TBD

WHERE: Winners will be announced at the Taste of Murphysboro Dinner Event
Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Open to all Murphysboro High School Seniors graduating in 2023. All required information must be received at our office no later than TBD! Please direct any questions regarding the scholarship to


A Taste of Murphysboro Dinner

WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 6:30 PM

WHERE: Chestnut Street, south side of Jackson County Courthouse

EVENT CHAIRS: Emily & Charlie Eisert

TICKET SALES: Available starting TBA - $26 per ticket

Tickets are only available to purchase at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office starting TBA. Office hours will be TBA.

Tickets are $26.00 and include all you care to eat and drink. Seating is limited and tickets sell out quickly.

Office Address:
Murphysboro Apple Festival
110 South 14th Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966

The Murphysboro Apple Festival has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures and has added additional handwashing stations and sanitizing stations throughout the Festival grounds. Please follow all recommended guidelines while attending the Festival in order to keep it fun and safe for everyone!

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