The Murphysboro Apple Festival Apple Blossom Contest is open to all children living in Jackson County, ages newborn (0) to four (4) years of age. The winners will be announced on stage during the Opening Ceremony and each contestant will be introduced during the Prince & Princess/Queen Pageant. Parents will also have the option to ride with their child on the Apple Festival Trolley during the Grand Parade!
One boy and one girl will be announced as 2021 Apple Blossoms based on the highest number of votes.
Voting will begin Monday, August 23, 2021, and will continue through Monday, September 13, 2021. You can vote online by clicking each contestant below or you can vote in person at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office during regular business hours. 1 penny = 1 vote
Online Registration is available at the labeled link to the right. To download a full list of rules or if you would like to register by mail, click the labeled link to the right.
If you would like to stay for the entire Pageant after being introduced, you must purchase a seat. Tickets are $8.00 and will go on sale Monday, August 16th, 2021 - available for presale only at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office! Any unsold seats will be available for purchase at the door.
Click here to VOTE ONLINE
VOTING HAS NOW ENDED!
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Voting: Apple Festival Office or Online
Winners Announced: Appletime Stage at Opening Ceremony
Voting: August 23 - September 13, 2021
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs, 10 am-4 pm; Fri, 10 am-6 pm
Winners Announced: September 15, 2021, at 5 pm
EVENT CHAIR: Autumn Allen
For more information or questions concerning the Apple Blossom Contest, please contact the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office.