Demonstrations & Exhibits

Storytime with Captain Applesauce

WHEN: Thursday September 12, 2019 ~ 10:30 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.

The Captain will also be visting Murphysboro Schools during the week to read his special Appletime story. If your class/school is interested in hosting The Captain and his friends, please contact the Murphysboro Apple Festival Offices.
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Gen John A. Logan Museum Exhibit

WHEN:  Wednesday September 11, 2019 ~ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                    Thursday September 12, 2019 ~ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                    Friday September 13, 2019 ~ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                    Saturday September 14, 2019 ~ 1:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WHERE: Murphysboro Event Center, Main Floor

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

2019 Exhibit: "Murphysboro - City of Bungalows"

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 11, 2019 ~ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
                  Thursday September 12, 2019 ~ 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: South 13th Street

PEELING EVENT PARTNERS: Penn Aluminum International

EVENT HOST: Jackson County Farm Bureau


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 12, 2019
              5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, & 7:30 PM

WHERE: South 13th Street

EVENT HOST: Jackson County Farm Bureau

EVENT DEMONSTRATOR: Lisa Mileur of Mileur Orchards

On Thursday evening, local apple grower Lisa Mileur will be holding apple pie making demonstrations for children in the Jackson County Farm Bureau Tent. Kids can get hands-on and help peel and cut apples, measure ingredients, and roll pie dough to make apple pies! This is a come-and-go event, so stop by for a few minutes or stay the whole demonstration.

4H Project Exhibit & Crafts

WHEN: Friday September 13, 2019 ~ 5:00 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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