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Appletime Fiddle & Banjo Contest

Saturday, September 17, 2022 5:00PM - 9:00PM

George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass are once again kicking off the Appletime Fiddle & Banjo Contest at the Historic Liberty Theater. An Appletime staple for many years, the Fiddle & Banjo Contest showcases the best of the best in Bluegrass, Traditional, and Americana music.

Contestants can register at the Liberty Theater starting at 5:00 PM. The contest begins at 6:00 PM. Registration and admission are both FREE!

2022 Results

Open Fiddle

  1. Chris Talley - Evansville, IL
  2. Ken Wollberg - Goreville, IL
  3. Stephanie Wooley - Makanda, IL

Open Banjo

  1. Chris Talley - Evansville, IL
  2. Spencer Savoid - Ewing, IL
  3. Samuel Webb - Columbia, IL

Junior Fiddle

  1. Beth Davis - Carbondale, IL
  2. Jacob Foster - Freeberg, IL
  3. Isabella Worthington
Brought to you by

George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass
- 5pm
Contest Registration - 5pm
Contest Starts - 6pm

WHERE: The Historic Liberty Theater



For more information on participating in the Fiddle & Banjo Contest,
please contact the event coordinator, George Portz -

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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