Apple Festival returns to Murphysboro for 67th year - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Apple Festival returns to Murphysboro for 67th year

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The 67th Annual Murphysboro Apple Festival officially kicked off on Wednesday night. 

This year's festival includes carnival rides, food, music, 5K and anything that can be made from apples. 

It takes 150 volunteers to put on the festival which started back in 1952 to promote the local orchards and boost their economy. 

Organizers said they appreciate everyone's hard work and friendly faces. 

"You know it's the community coming together in a short period of time to put this thing on," Festival Chair Shawn Stearns said. "That is what I'm most proud of."

The festival runs through Saturday, September 15th. 

Click here for the festival's schedule. 

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