The Murphysboro Apple Festival Apple Blossom Contest is open to all children living in Jackson County, Illinois, ages newborn (0) to four (4) years of age. The winners will be announced during the Opening Ceremony. 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 2023 Apple Blossoms based on the highest number of votes.
Voting will begin Monday, August 21st, and continue through, Monday, September 11th. You can
VOTE ONLINE VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! or vote in person at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office during regular business hours. 1 penny = 1 vote. Click here to VOTE ONLINE Voting is now CLOSED!
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Voting: Apple Festival Office OR Online
Winners Announced: Appletime Stage at Opening Ceremony
Voting: August 21st thru September 11th, 2023
In Person, Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm
Winners Announced: September 13, 2023 at 5:00pm
EVENT CHAIR: Autumn Allen
Voting ends September 11th!
For more information or questions concerning the Apple Blossom Contest, please contact the Murphysboro Apple Festival Office.
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!