Miss Apple Festival Scholarship Pageant

Crowning 2018 Miss Apple Festival Kaci Rendleman

WHEN: Saturday September 14, 2019 ~ 8:00 pm

WHERE: Murphysboro Middle School Auditorium

EVENT PARTNERS: The Southern Illinoisan

SCHOLARSHIP PARTNERS: Wright Building & Design

EVENT CHAIRS: Gaye Youngman, Patty Thrailkill, Jessica White & Kelly Lattan

Click Here to Download the 2019 Miss Apple Festival Rules & Application Form

Tickets for the Queen and
Prince & Princess Pageant
can only be purchased at the
Murphysboro Apple Festival Offices
Tickets are $8.00

(L-R) 2018 1st Runner-Up Sarai Davis
2018 Miss Apple Festival Kaci Rendleman
2017 Miss Apple Festival Shelby McKown
and 2018 2nd Runner-Up Corgan Lynch

The Miss Apple Festival Scholarship Pageant is one of the oldest events of the Murphysboro Apple Festival. Every year, we give out hundreds of dollars in scholarship money and prizes to our contestants. One lucky young woman is crowned and will reign as Miss Apple Festival for an entire year, representing the Murphysboro Apple Festival at many events throughout Southern Illinois and presiding over the following year's Apple Festival events.

The Miss Apple Festival Scholarship Pageant is open to young women, 17 to 20 years old who reside in Jackson County, Illinois or who attend or graduated from a Jackson County, Illinois high school. All contestants participate in many events during the Apple Festival including the Apple Pie Eating Contest, Queen's Tea, Grand Parade, and of course the Queen Pageant. Contestants are judged in the areas of swimsuit, evening gown, private interview, and on-stage speaking. 

For a full list of rules & regulations, please refer to the application form linked above.

For any other questions or additional information regarding Miss Apple Festival or the Pageant, please contact Gaye Youngman at 618.967.2052 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Miss Apple Festival Contestants

Abbigayle Hedrick

18, Murphysboro

Daughter of
Matthew & Carolynne

Sponsored by
Murphysboro Dairy Queen

Gabrielle Jeschke

18, Carbondale

Daughter of
Steve & Sherry Jeschke

Sponsored by
Garden Grove
Event Center

Asia Watson

19, Murphysboro

Daughter of
Jennifer Watson &
the late Danny Watson

Sponsored by
Kiwanis Club of Murphysboro

Corgan Lynch

19, Vergennes

Daughter of
Tim & Darla Lynch

Sponsored by
First Bank & Trust Co of


Sarai Davis

17, Elkville

Daughter of
Daniel & Michelle Davis

Sponsored by
Quatro's Pizza

Kelsey Stanton

18, Murphysboro

Daughter of
Matt & Stacy Stanton

Sponsored by
Mr. Tuxedo & Bridal

Kaci Rendleman

17, Murphysboro

Daughter of
Keith & Rhonda Rendleman

Sponsored by
Morgan & Guthman, LLC

Courtney Rice

20, DeSoto

Daughter of
Tammy Hood & Richard Rice

Sponsored by
Mike Harris-
Country Financial Insurance

Kaylee Penrod

18, Murphysboro

Daughter of
Rick & Tammy Penrod

Sponsored by
Chiropractic Clinic


2018 Results

Miss Apple Festival: Kaci Rendleman

1st Runner-Up: Sarai Davis

2nd Runner-Up: Corgan Lynch

Phone: 618.684.3200
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