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A Taste of Murphysboro

Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00PM - 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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were 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 were still able to award our scholarships.

2020 Scholarship Recipients Faith Svanda and Thierra Christopher with Captain Applesauce at Murphysboro High School

2020 Scholarship Recipients

  • Thierra Christopher
  • Faith Svanda

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A Taste of Murphysboro Scholarship

Download information and application here: 2020 Scholarship Application
2021 Information Coming Soon!

WHEN: Application deadline is TBA

WHERE: Winners will be announced at the Taste of Murphysboro Dinner Event
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Open to all Murphysboro High School Seniors graduating in 2022. 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: Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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 will be available to purchase 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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