2020 Events Postponed. Join us September 15-18, 2021. Click here to view the announcement.

Events Schedule

Tuesday, September 01, 2020 8:00AM - Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00PM

A Taste of Murphysboro

A Taste of Murphysboro dinner event, featuring a menu of fine food and drinks from locally-owned restaurants, is postponed until 2021, due to covid-19 restrictions. proceeds from the annual dinner fund a scholarship awarded to a Murphysboro high school senior.
Monday, September 14, 2020 8:00AM - Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:00PM

Curb-A-Peel and Window Display Contests

Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to show their Apple Festival spirit in the Window Display Contest.
Friday, September 18, 2020 8:00AM - 11:00AM

Opening Ceremony & Prayer

Serving as the Apple Festival's unofficial opening event, the Appletime Prayer Event brings together area church leaders in fellowship with the community to bless the festivities with words of prayer and song.
Friday, September 18, 2020 9:00AM - Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:00PM

Arts and Crafts

Handmade items such as seasonal decorations, jewelry, and personal and household accessories are among the many items that will catch your eye.
Friday, September 18, 2020 9:00AM - Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:00PM

Civic & Non-Profit Booths

A variety of local Civic and Non-Profit organizations will have booths set up in Smysor Plaza.
Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00AM - 9:30PM

Friday Entertainment

10am - 12:30pm // Honey and Tar
1pm - 3:30pm // T-Lex
4pm - 6:30pm // David Holt and Terry Crain
7pm - 9:30pm // Tim Crosby
Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:00AM - 10:00AM

Appletime 5K Walk/Run & Captain and Me Fun Run

Registration Booth Opens at 7:00 AM 5K Race steps off at 8:00 AM
Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:00AM - 6:00PM

Apple Pie & Apple Butter Contest

Non-winning apple pies and apple butter entries will be available for purchase and winning Apple Pies and Apple Butter entries will be auctioned off.
Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:00AM - 9:30PM

Saturday Entertainment

8am - 9:30am // TBA
10am - 12:30pm // Greta and Her Guitar
1pm - 3:30pm // Carr & Tejada
4pm - 6:30pm // Brent Stewart
7pm - 9:30pm // Ivas John
Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Kids Free Fair

Games and other free fun-filled activities are available for kids to enjoy.
Friday, September 17, 2021 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Children's Pet & Hobby Parade

Due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions, the Children’s Pet & Hobby Parade is postponed until 2021.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:30AM - 1:00PM

Grand Parade

Due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions, the Apple Festival Grand Parade is POSTPONED UNTIL 2021!
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