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A Taste of Murphysboro

Thursday, September 12, 2024 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.

2022 A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship recipients Ethan Finke and Mackenzie Stanton pose with Event Co-Chairs, 2021 Miss Apple Festival Isabela Cerrato, and Captain Applesauce

2023 Scholarship Recipients

  • Ethan Sunny
  • Dakota Smith

2023 A Taste of Murphysboro

Big Muddy Brewing

  • Draft Style Root Beer

Cold Blooded Coffee & Roastery

  • Caramel Apple Cold Brew

I AM Java

  • Apple Refresher
  • Iced I AM Java
  • Cream Horns
  • Apple Turnovers

Sergio's Mexican Restaurant

  • Papa's Specialty
  • Chips & Salsa

17th Street BBQ & Faye

  • BBQ Parfaits

One Hot Cookie

  • Apple Harvest Salad
  • Apple Glazed Meatballs
  • Caramel Apple Cookies

Pat's BBQ

  • Italian Beef with Housemade
    Sweet & Spicy Giardiniera

Martel's Pizza

  • Alfredo & Marinara Ziti
  • Toasted Ravioli
  • Dessert Pizza

Cindy B's Cafe

  • Chicken & Dumplings

Whiffle Boy's Pizza

  • Variety of Pizza Slices
  • Sweet & Smokey Dry Rub Wings

St. Nicholas Brewing Co. MDH

  • Shrimp & Grits

Mileur Orchard

  • Apple Cobbler

Small Town Scoop

  • Ice Cream -
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Caramel Collision
  • Lemon Cheesecake
  • Elephant Tracks
  • Blueberry Waffle Cone
  • Shipwreck

Wildflower Bake House

  • Cake Donuts

A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship

Download information and application here:
2024 A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship (COMING SOON!)

WHEN: Application deadline TBA

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

Open to all Murphysboro High School Seniors graduating in 2025. All required information must be received at our office no later than TBA! Please direct any questions regarding the scholarship to

A Taste of Murphysboro Dinner

WHEN: Thursday, September 12, 2024, at 6:30 PM

WHERE: Chestnut Street, south side of Jackson County Courthouse

EVENT CHAIRS: Emily & Charlie Eisert and Liv & Aaron Meier

TICKET SALES: Available starting TBA - $30 per ticket, LIMIT 6 PER PERSON

Tickets are only available to purchase at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office starting TBA. TICKET SALES WILL BE LIMITED TO 6 TICKETS PER PERSON!

Tickets are $30.00 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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