2019 Apple Festival

68th Annual

Murphysboro Apple Festival

"A Slice of Tradition"


Wednesday - Saturday

September 11th - 14th, 2019

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! 
The 68th Annual Book will be available later this year.

67th Annual (2018) Murphysboro Apple Festival Book

Apple Festival Text Alerts

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Get updates on ticket sales and announcements, & during the festival, up-to-the minute weather closures, changes, & more sent right to your phone! Messages will only be sent during the months of August & September.

To sign up, text the phrase 'Applefestival' to the number 33222.
You can unsubscribe at any time.
Thank you to our Text Alert Partners, 
Modern Office Connections.

History of the Murphysboro Apple Festival

The Murphysboro Apple Festival is the oldest and largest alcohol-free festival in southern Illinois! Held the second weekend after Labor Day, each year more than 45,000 people flock to Downtown Murphysboro and the surrounding areas. Started in 1952 by the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce as a one day event to promote Murphysboro businesses, the Apple Festival has grown into a four day festival. Murphysboro Apple Festival, Inc. became it's own 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization, run by more than 100 volunteers and event chairs. We are happy to be celebrating our 68th year with many events, free entertainment, carnival rides, pageants, concessions, and so much more! The festival's signature event, the Appletime Grand Parade, is considered by many to be the largest parade in southern Illinois with an average of 160 total units participating.

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Official Murphysboro Apple Festival Facebook

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

2019 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 2018 Best Community Event by The Southern Illinoisan
2017 & 2018 Best Festival for the Southern Region by Illinois Country Living Magazine 
2017 Best Fall Festival in Illinois by Travel+Leisure

Future Apple Festival Dates:
September 9-12, 2020
September 8-11, 2021 

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