Demonstrations & Exhibits

Storytime with Captain Applesauce

WHEN: Tuesday September 11. 2018 ~ 11:30 AM

WHERE: Sallie Logan Library

EVENT CHAIR: Jane Williams

Local children are invited to this special storytime at Sallie Logan Library with the one and only, Captain Applesauce. The Captain and his friends will be reading an Apple Festival-themed story. This event is open to the public.

Gen John A. Logan Museum Exhibit

WHEN:  Wednesday September 12, 2018 ~ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                    Thursday September 13, 2018 ~ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                    Friday September 14, 2018 ~ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                    Saturday September 15, 2018 ~ 1:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WHERE: Murphysboro Event Center, Main Floor

EVENT HOST: General John A. Logan Museum 
                                Mike Jones, Liason

2018 Exhibit: "#HistoryIsFun"

The Gen. John A. Logan Museum has put together an exciting exhibit of a variety of fun historical facts and items just for the Apple Festival. Open to the public each evening, the Logan Museum will also be participating in a special program for Murphysboro's students on Thursday and Friday mornings.

Also, just for Apple Festival visitors, the Logan Museum located on Edith Street in Murphysboro will be open special hours: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday during the Apple Festival. The museum is just a short walk from the main Festival area downtown.

General John A. Logan Museum
1613 Edith Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966


From Tree to Table

WHEN: Wednesday September 12, 2018 ~ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
                  Thursday September 13, 2018 ~ 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: South 13th Street

PEELING EVENT PARTNERS: Penn Aluminum International

EVENT HOST: Jackson County Farm Bureau

EVENT CHAIR: Jessica Grammer

Meet the Jackson County Apple Growers, ask questions, and experience first hand how they do their job. Try your hand at the old-fashioned apple press to see how it was done not so long ago, and taste-test different varieties of apples to see which one is your favorite. Also visiting with guests will be local beekeepers with information on how important bees are to apple tree pollination.

On Thursday night, a special apple peeling demonstration with Champion Apple Peelers.

Apple Pie Making Demonstrations

When: Thursday September 13th, 2018
              Times ~ 5:15 PM, 6:45 PM, & 8:15 PM

Where: South 13th Street

Event Host: Jackson County Farm Bureau

Event Demonstrator: Lisa Mileur of Mileur Orchards

We're making apple pies the old-fashioned way, like grandma used to do. Come and watch this live cooking show as they demonstrate how to make an apple pie from start to finish and assembling the favorite dessert of the Murphysboro Apple Festival. 

4H Project Exhibit & Crafts

WHEN: Friday September 14, 2018 ~ 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: South 13th Street

EVENT HOSTS: Jackson County 4H Clubs

EVENT CHAIR: Rebecca Needham


4H Members will be exhibiting their projects.

Jackson County 4H Clubs are unique to most of the other counties in Illinois because there is no County Fair to display member projects and promote participation in 4H. Thankfully, they have found their home at the Murphysboro Apple Festival and we are happy to support them!

Make sure to stop by and meet these talented, young Jackson County residents. Feel free to ask about getting involved in 4H and how you can support their organization, too!

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