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Apple Blossom Contest

Monday, August 23, 2021 10:00AM - Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:00PM
2019 Apple Blossom Contestants in the Grand Parade

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.

2019 Apple Blossom contestants announced at the Opening Ceremony

2021 Apple Blossom Contestants

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2021 Apple Blossom Contest Winners

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*NEW FOR 2021*

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
Online: Anytime

Winners Announced: September 15, 2021, at 5 pm

EVENT CHAIR: Autumn Allen

Register Online HERE!

Click HERE to download the Rules & Regulations and a paper entry form

AUGUST 9, 2021!


  • Any boy or girl between the ages of birth (0) through four (4) years old that resides in Jackson County is eligible to enter the contest.
  • Entry Fee $10.00. The entry deadline is August 9th, 2021. Contestants’ pictures will be taken that evening on August 9th, 2021 by Whimsey Photography. Please be at Whimsey photography, 945 W Industrial Park Rd, Murphysboro, at 5:00 pm.
  • The voting will take place at the Apple Festival Office, 110 S. 14th St, Murphysboro OR online through the Apple Festival Website,
  • Voting will begin on Monday, August 23rd, and continue until Monday, September 13th. The hours of voting in person will be during business hours of 10:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 10:00 am until 6:00 pm on Friday. Online voting will be open any time from August 23rd-September 13th.
  • The winners of this contest will be chosen on the basis of one cent ($0.01) per vote. First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro will count the money and tabulate the votes. The contestants with the most votes will be declared the winners - 1 boy and 1 girl.
  • The First Bank & Trust Co. of Murphysboro will place the winning contestants’ names in a sealed envelope which will not be opened until right before the Apple Blossom Contest on September 15, 2021. The decision of the bank is final.
  • The introduction of all Apple Blossom Contestants and announcement of the winners will take place Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 during the Opening Ceremony at the Appletime Stage. This ceremony begins at 5:00 pm. The winners will also be introduced at the Miss Apple Festival Pageant on September 18th, 2021.

For more information or questions concerning the Apple Blossom Contest, please contact the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office.
Phone: 618.684.3200

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