Curb-A-Peel Contest

THEME: "A Slice of Tradition"

WHEN: Monday September 9 - Saturday September 14, 2019
               Judging: Monday September 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM
               Awards: Wednesday September 11, 2019 at 5:15 PM

WHERE: Homes & Businesses in Murphysboro
                Awards presented on the Appletime Stage during the Opening Ceremony


EVENT CHAIR: Tracy Hagston

Brand new for 2019, introducing Curb-A-Peel, a themed outdoor decorating contest for the 68th Annual Murphysboro Apple Festival!

You asked and suggested, so we answered! This outdoor theme celebration is open to both Homes & Businesses and participation is FREE!

Business owners: To make sure you are entering the correct contest, the Window Decorating Contest or the Curb-A-Peel contest: if your display has any outdoor elements or decorations despite also having indoor decorations in windows, it will need to be judged in the Curb-A-Peel contest.

Registration deadline is August 31, 2019!


1st Place: Trophy and $100 PLUS a 1st Place Sign placed at their display during Apple Festival

2nd Place: Trophy and $75

3rd Place: Trophy and $25

Information & Rules

1. All decorating shall be done by the resident or owner. No professional decorators allowed.

2. Applicants are limited to one contest entry per site.

3. Individuals must enter the Curb-A-Peel contest if any outdoor decorations are to be judged.

4. Entries must be within 1 mile of city limits.

5. Decorations must remain intact throughout the week of Apple Festival.

6. Judging will be done from the curb, judges will not enter property.

7. All media used in display must be family friendly.

8. Lighted displays can be judged at dusk. (Please make a note on the application if display is lit)

9. Applications will be accepted through August 31st.

10. All decisions are final.

2019 Winners

  1. St Joseph Memorial Hospital
    2 South Hospital Drive

  2. Mary Strothman
    1401A Roberta Drive

  3. Tammy's Tiny Tots
    500 Lucier Street


  • Rachel Fager
    1809 Walnut Street

  • Laura Morthland
    2004 Spruce Street

  • Silkworm
    102 South Sezmore Drive

Phone: 618.684.3200
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