Apple Pie & Apple Butter Contest

WHEN: Thursday September 12, 2019
                 Drop-Off: 7:00 AM - 10:45 AM
                 Judging: 11:00 AM
                 Pie & Butter Sale: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                 Champions Auction: 5:30 PM

WHERE: Murphysboro Event Center, top floor - 1329 Walnut Street
                   Auction of Champion Pies & Butter at the Appletime Stage

EVENT PARTNER: Silkworm, Inc.

EVENT CHAIRS: Tricia Parmley & Jane McClure

Click Here to Download the 2019 Apple Pie & Butter Contest Registration Form

Contest Categories

Apple Pie - Junior Division (Ages 7-13)

  • Open Category
    Best Apple Pie - $50 prize

Apple Pie - Adult/Senior Division (Ages 14 & Up)

  • Traditional: two crust pie with apple filling only
    1st Place - $100
    2nd Place - $50
    3rd Place - $35
  • Non-traditional: mostly apples but other ingredients such as nuts, caramel, other fruits, and crumb topping may be used
    1st Place - $50
    2nd Place - $35
    3rd Place - $25

Apple Butter - Open Division

  • Open Category
    1st Place - $50
    2nd Place - $35
    3rd Place - $25


1. Businesses or organizations may enter.
2. No frozen pies.
3. Pies and apple butter must be brought to the Murphysboro Event Center between 7:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Thursday September 12, 2019.
4. Containers become the property of the Apple Festival.
5. All apple butter jars must be sealed.

  • Judges have the final decision.
  • Apple Butter and Apple Pie categories will have different judges.
  • Apple Pies will be judged on appearance, crust, filling, and flavor.
  • Apple Butter will be judged on appearance, taste, and texture.

Non-winning apple pies and apple butter entries will be available for purchase at the Murphysboro Event Center between 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m the day of the contest.
Apple Pies will be $10.00
Apple Butter will be $5.00

Winning Apple Pies and Apple Butter entries will be auctioned off on Thursday September 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM on the Appletime Stage.

Special thanks to Canning Auction Services, David Canning, Blake Canning, and Mark Kennedy for all their help with this event.

2018 Results

Apple Pie - Junior Division

  • 1st: Lily Tejada

Apple Pie - Traditional

  • 1st: Teresa Herring

  • 2nd: Shirley Krienert

  • 3rd: Heather Johnson

Apple Pie - Non-Traditional

  • 1st: Karen Hale

  • 2nd: Susie Kilquist

  • 3rd: Jeanne Holt

Sponsor's Choice - Traditional

  • Tammy Hood

Capt's Choice - Non-Traditional

  • Stacia Herring

Apple Butter

  • 1st: Becky Roberts

  • 2nd: Nance Grandkids

  • 3rd: Barbara Alstat

Phone: 618.684.3200
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