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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, Murphysboro restaurants, guests will sample some of the best food and drinks that our hometown has to offer! Beautifully decorated tables along Chestnut Street set the scene with lights, handmade table settings and decorations, and personal touches provided by our scholarship applicants. Live acoustic music serenades guests while they eat, mingle, and enjoy the atmosphere that evokes the feeling of an old-fashioned street fair.

A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship

To top off the night proceeds from "A Taste of Murphysboro" ticket sales help fund the A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship, which will be awarded to outstanding Murphysboro High School Seniors at the end of the evening. Find more information about the scholarship and how to apply HERE (deadline has passed).

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

2022 Scholarship Recipients

  • Mackenzie Stanton
  • Ethan Finke

2022 A Taste of Murphysboro

Big Muddy Brewing

  • Draft Style Root Beer

Cold Blooded Coffee & Roastery

  • Big Muddy Monster Drink

I AM Java

  • Assorted Pastries
  • Hot Coffee
  • Refreshers
  • Iced I AM Java

Sergio's Mexican Restaurant

  • Papa's Specialty
  • Chips & Salsa

17th Street BBQ

  • BBQ Parfaits


  • Mini Biscuits

One Hot Cookie

  • Apple Harvest Salad
  • Garlic & Herb Parmesan Potatoes

Pat's BBQ

  • Brisket Tacos

Martel's Pizza

  • Ziti
  • Cheese Tortellini
  • Breadsticks

Cindy B's Cafe

  • Chicken & Dumplings

Whiffle Boy's Pizza

  • Pizza Slices: All-American, Meat Delight,
    Cheese, Pepperoni, and Sausage

Cutting Edge Catering & Eatery

  • Chicken Salad on a Croissant
  • House Salad

St. Nicholas Brewing Co. MDH

  • Elote Dip & Chips
  • Blistered Shishito Peppers

Mileur Orchard

  • Apple Cider Donuts

Small Town Scoop

  • Ice Cream: Blueberry Waffle Cone, Caramel Collision,
    Lemon Cheesecake, Candy Apple, & Big Muddy
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A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship

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

WHEN: Application deadline was SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2022

WHERE: Winners will be announced at the A Taste of Murphysboro Dinner Event

Open to all Murphysboro High School Seniors graduating in 2023. All required information must be received at our office no later than September 2nd! 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 August 22nd - $26 per ticket SOLD OUT!


Tickets are only available to purchase at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office starting August 22nd. Office hours will be Mon-Thurs, 10am-2pm & Fri 12pm-6pm.

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

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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