Performing on the Main Stage

The Finley River Boys will be playing on the Main Stage after the parade until Noon and then from 1:00-5:00pm.

They are a four piece band consisting of Rhythm Guitar- Bill Crider, Upright Bass – Brad Reynolds, Fiddle – Brett Dudenhoeffer, and Banjo – Alan Johnston, and perform a variety of old time Bluegrass, Country and Gospel music.

The Finley River Boys have performed at Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival and a host of other festivals, churches and concert venues around the Ozarks.

The band has been featured on the Bluegrass Local TV Show, KOZL in Springfield, Missouri; The Ozark Tradition TV show on the Christian Broadcasting Station, Channel 38 in West Plains, Missouri; featured on KOPN 89.3 FM’s Real Deal Country, and Midnight Country radio shows, as well as being a nominee for the 2014 International Country Gospel Music Association’s “Band of the Year” award.

You can find out more information and hear some of their music on their website:  www.finleyriverboys.com

Performing on the Stage on North Monroe

Sonshine Road will be performing on the Monroe Street Stage.  They are a husband/wife multi-award winning, Nashville Recording, Bluegrass Gospel Duo. Members of Mo-Kan Gospel Association, CGMA (Country Gospel Music Association), USAGEM (Nashville), ICGMA (Internation Country Gospel Music Association), H.A.B.O.T. (Heart of America Bluegrass and Ol-Tyme Music). Sonshine Road goes and shares their testimonies and music where God leads or opens a door for them to. It’s about touching hearts and saving souls…giving hope to those walking through valleys and enduring trials. Check out their Facebook Page and find more at: www.sonshineroad.com. Sonshine Road just received a medallion for being in the top 5 for Bluegrass Artist of the Year for ICGMA.

Also Performing with Sonshine Road on Monroe St.

Jaidyn LaBorde just turned 15. She is a Christian Country Gospel Singer/Song Writer Recipient and participator in the Jimmy Jack Foundation, Youth Worship leader at her church, Member of the CGMA and ICGMA. She has a newly released CD, “Jaidyn…In The Beginning” produced and recorded in Branson, MO.


Steve Bruno Samuels has been singing for 30 yrs., music/worship leader for 12 years and has 2 CDs recorded. He is a member of Lasting Legacy and Waters Edge. Just rec’d New Male Artist for the (Central Division) CGMA.



Jimmy Jack Whitaker is the Founder of the Jimmy Jack Foundation, Nashville Recording Artrist/Producer, Award winning Instrumentalist from many organizations. He just received Producer of the year for (Central Division) CGMA and was in the top 5 for Instrumentalist of the Year for ICGMA.



Fiddler’s Contest

The fiddlers will be back at the 2018 Apple Festival with a competition at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 6 at the Royal Theatre in Versailles.  The contest is sponsored by the Marker Family and the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Sign-up for the contest is at noon. The fiddle contest will be divided into three categories:  Junior,  up to 16 years old; Open, 16 years old and older; and Senior, 56 years old and older.  A fiddler who is 16 years old may choose to enter either the Junior or the Open class.

There will be prize money for the top positions in all categories.  Those contestants who pre-register will have the opportunity to play last.

Last year’s winner will perform at 3 p.m. and the 2018 winner will perform at 3:30 p.m. on the main stage.

For more information, call J.J. White at 573-789-0144 or the chamber office at 573-378-4401.
Mail entries to Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 256, Versailles, MO 65084; fax to 573-378-4401 or email to info@versailleschamber.com.


Apple Festival Play at the Royal Theatre


The Royal Theatre, downtown Square, Versailles will present Seussical, the musical on 2 consecutive weekends Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances @ 7:00 pm & Sunday performances @ 2:00 pm.

Oct 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11, 12, 13, 14, 2018

Contact the Royal Theatre to purchase tickets.  107 S. Monroe Street, Versailles, MO 65084  Call 573-378-6227 or visit www.theroyaltheatre.com