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A Taste of Murphysboro

Tuesday, September 01, 2020 8:00AM - Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00PM

Due to COVID-19, all 2020 Events & Contests have been postponed until 2021. Mark your calendars to join us for the 70th Annual Murphysboro Apple Festival September 15-18, 2021.

A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarships will still be awarded in 2020.

A Taste of Murphysboro is celebrating it's fifth year and 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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to sell tickets and hold the dinner event in 2020. Thankfully, through the generosity of our event partners, Fager-Mcgee Commercial Construction and First Bank & Trust, we will still be able to award our scholarships.

2019 Scholarship Recipient Brandy Foster, Captain Applesauce, 2018 Miss Apple Festival Kaci Rendleman, 2019 Scholarship Recipient Grace Barlage.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

  • Grace Barlage
  • Brandy Foster

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A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship

Download information and application here: 2020 Scholarship Application

WHEN: Application deadline is Monday, September 21st, at 9:00 PM

WHERE: Winners will be announced at a time and place TBA

Open to all Murphysboro High School Seniors graduating in 2021. All required information must be emailed to the Scholarship Committee - Any questions regarding the scholarship may be sent to that email as well.


A Taste of Murphysboro Dinner

WHEN: Dinner postponed until 2021

WHERE: Chestnut Street, south side of Jackson County Courthouse


  • Emily & Charlie Eisert

Tickets are only available to purchase at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office and go on sale TBA.

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



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