2018 Apple Festival

67th Annual

Murphysboro Apple Festival

"These Roots Run Deep"

Wednesday - Saturday

September 12th - 15th, 2018

Currently by appointment only.
Please call or email the office.

Phone: 618.684.3200
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110 South 14th Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966

The Apple Festival Book is now available online! 

67th Annual Murphysboro Apple Festival Book

The Murphysboro Apple Festival is the oldest and largest alcohol-free festival in southern Illinois! Over 45,000 people attend the festival each year. During the four-day festival, there are numerous activities and events drawing large crowds such as live music, a carnival with concessions, many contests featuring everything from apple pie eating to the crowning of Appletime Royalty, marching bands, arts & crafts fair, car show, 5K races and much more.

In addition, the festival's Grand Parade is considered by many to be the largest parade in southern Illinois with an average of 160 total units that include marching bands, themed floats, dancers, and visting royalty, among others.

The souvenir Appletime Booklet is published annually and is available free of charge from the Apple Festival offices and many other area businesses.

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Official Photographer of the Murphysboro Apple Festival
Whimsey Photography


Murphysboro Apple Festival, Inc. and the Apple Festival Committee would like to extend our gratitude to the following:

Thank you to the Humbert Rogers Trust Fund for the continued support of the Murphysboro Apple Festival

A most sincere thank you to the late Fred L. Cook for his generosity by naming the Apple Festival as a benefactor in his will

Finally, to the Elizabeth Smysor Charitable Trust for their generous support of the Murphysboro Apple Festival

2018 Official Providers

17th Street Bar and Grill
Art of Hair Salon
Auffenberg of Carbondale 
Baine Roofing Company
BLIP Networks

Capital Supply Company
Cinnamon Lane Flowers & Gifts
City of Murphysboro
Dave Baril
Davis-McCann Center
Dunkin' Donuts
Elm Street Baptist Church
Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association
Energy Culvert Co. Inc.
Express Towing
Federated Auto Parts

First Baptist Church Murphysboro
Hits for Hire DJ Services
Jackson County Historical Society, Illinois
Kroger Company
Mileur Orchards
Modern Office Connections, Inc.
Mrs. Krueger
Murphysboro Baseball Inc.
Murphysboro CUSD 186
Murphysboro Firefighters Local 3042
Murphysboro Park District
NAPA Auto Parts
PermaTreat Lumber
Plaza Tire Service

Republic Services, Inc.
Regions Bank
Sallie Logan Public Library
Silkworm, Inc.

St. Andrew Catholic Church
Whitacre Wellness
WJ Burke Electric Co.

Wright Do It Center


Voted 2017 & 2018 Best Festival for the Southern Region by Illinois Country Living Magazine 
and 2017 Best Fall Festival in Illinois by Travel+Leisure

Future Apple Festival Dates:
September 11-14, 2019
September 9-12, 2020 

Phone: 618.684.3200
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All Rights Reserved
A 501(c)(3) Non-For-Profit Organization