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Appletime Fiddle & Banjo Contest

Saturday, September 14, 2024 5:00PM - 9:00PM

The 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!

2023 Results

Open Fiddle

  1. Richard Foster - Freeburg, IL
  2. Felicity McKeller - Carbondale, IL
  3. Gloria Coughlin - Collinsville, IL

Open Banjo

  1. Samuel Webb - Columbia, IL

Junior Fiddle

  1. Jacob Foster - Freeburg, IL
  2. Abby Luthy - Du Quoin, IL
  3. Paris Nix - Carbondale, IL
  4. Rebecca Sauerhage - Coulterville, IL
  5. Avery Kellerman - Pinckneyville, IL

Friends of Bluegrass
- 5pm
Contest Registration - 5pm
Contest Starts - 6pm

WHERE: The Historic Liberty Theater



Download the informational brochure HERE

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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