Appletime Stage

WHEN:  September 12th - 15th, 2018

WHERE:  Parking lot at South 13th Street and South Street

CORPORATE PARTNER:  The First Bank & Trust Co of Murphysboro

STAGE CHAIRS:  Ken Carr - Entertainment
                                 Neil Voss - Logistics, Tents, & Barricades
                                 Paula Maloney & Sharon Jones - Stage Decorations
                                 Tammy Phoenix - Signs
                                 Debi Naegele & Denise McDowell - Trophies & Awards
                                 Kathy Baumann - Special Friends' Day
                                 Frank Puttman - Senior Day

The Appletime Stage is the focal point of the downtown event area during the Apple Festival.

In the spirit of a true street festival, all Appletime Stage events are provided free of charge to all festival visitors. Bleacher seating is available or bring your lawn chair to really sit back and enjoy the festivities. With a wide variety of entertainment scheduled for 2018, you are sure to enjoy an evening at the Murphysboro Apple Festival.



Wednesday September 12, 2018

  • 5:15 PM ~ Apple Festival Opening Ceremony - posting of the colors by Murphysboro Firefighter's Local 3042; National Anthem & the song "Appletime' written by 1960 MHS graduate, Thomas Tierney, sung by Jance Curry-Witzman with the MHS & MMS Choirs; recognition of Event Partners & Special Guests; concluding with the annual "Tossing of the Apples"
  • 5:15 PM ~ Apple Blossoms Awards - winners of the Apple Blossoms contest are announced - event partners PLP Battery Supply
  • 5:15 PM ~ Window Display Contest Awards - winners of the Window Display Contest are announced - event partners A&W Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Appletime Gospel Sing - featuring uplifting music from Murphysboro churches - event partners Pettett Funeral Home, I AM Java Coffee House, & WXAN

Thursday September 13, 2018


Friday September 14, 2018

Saturday September 15, 2018

Live entertainment will be moved to the Historic Liberty Theater
Contests and Awards will be moved to the upper floor of the Murphysboro Event Center

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