About the Festival

About the Marion Popcorn Festival
The Marion Popcorn Festival in downtown Marion, Ohio, is the largest popcorn festival in the world annually attracting crowds in excess of 250,000.
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Entertainment

About the Marion Popcorn Festival
From national acts on the Main Stage to regional and local talent on the Showcase and Poppin' Party Stages, the Festival offers tons of free entertainment.
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Rides & Ticket Info

About the Marion Popcorn Festival
Rides open Thursday at 1pm, 12-noon Friday, and 12-noon Saturday, and run through the close of the festival each night.
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Popcorn Parade

About the Marion Popcorn Festival
The Popcorn Festival Parade is the place to be as thousands gather to watch one of the area's largest parades wind through downtown Marion.
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Recent News

Don’t Miss the Parade – Updated Route for 2019

We’re really excited about this year’s parade! With the largest number of floats we’ve had in several years and other fun additions and changes, it’s set to be an entertaining event for all ages.

We wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the updated parade route for this year cause nobody should miss the fun. The parade starts by heading west on East Center Street starting at Forest Lawn Boulevard. It then makes a left, turning south on State Street and another left going east on Church Street (in front of the Wyandot Popcorn Museum), before finishing up and disbanding at the fork of Church Street, Mount Vernon Avenue, and S Vine Street.

2019 Marion Popcorn Festival Royalty Crowned

Congratulations to all our 2019 Marion Popcorn Festival Royalty! We know you’ll represent the festival well over the next year.

Miss Popcorn 2019: Payton Baxter
1st runner-up: Faith Baumgartner
2nd runner-up: Gabbie DeGood
3rd runner-up: Hannah Edler
4th runner-up: Hanah Reiff

Ms. Popcorn 2019: Jessica Coleman
1st runner-up: Meaghen Burns
2nd runner-up: Candace Floyd
3rd runner-up: Shaylah Monnette
4th runner-up: Jana Thomas

Miss Teen Popcorn 2019: Madisen Schenk
1st runner-up: Madeline Swain
2nd runner-up: Alysia Miller

Miss Teeny Pop 2019: Scarlett Roston
1st runner-up – Addisen Throckmorton
2nd runner-up – Camille Parker
3rd runner-up – Addison Geiser

Miss Wee Pop 2019: Everleigh Curren
1st runner up: Kilynn Messenger
2nd runner up: Karrington Frissora
3rd Runner up: Gracyn Mattox

Mr. Wee Pop 2019: Gregory Oswald
Runner up: Oakley Wollet

Little Miss Wee Pop 2019: RaeLynn Thrasher
1st runner up: Grace McDorman
2nd runner up: Audriella Coolbaugh
3rd runner up: Zalyah Berry

Little Mr. Wee Pop 2019: Tucker Eckard 
Runner up: Tegan Gorrell

Pageant Weekend

Pageant weekend is here! Please note the Miss Teen Popcorn Festival pageant has been moved to Saturday, August 3rd at 7pm. For details on a specific pageant, you can visit the pageant page.

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Festival Events

Sep
5
Thu
6:00 pm Popcorn Festival Parade
Popcorn Festival Parade
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Marion Popcorn Festival Parade takes place each year on Thursday evening of the festival starting at 6:00 p.m. We’re really excited about this year’s parade! With the largest number of floats we’ve had in[...]
Sep
6
Fri
10:00 am Fortnite Tournament
Fortnite Tournament
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am
Fortnite Tournament
SIGN UP HERE for the first ever Marion Popcorn Festival Fortnite Tournament. This is a Duo’s Tournament that will take place Friday, September 6th  (10am-6pm) and Saturday, September 7th (10am-5pm) at Nathan’s Barber Shop. There[...]
Sep
7
Sat
10:00 am Fortnite Tournament
Fortnite Tournament
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am
Fortnite Tournament
SIGN UP HERE for the first ever Marion Popcorn Festival Fortnite Tournament. This is a Duo’s Tournament that will take place Friday, September 6th  (10am-6pm) and Saturday, September 7th (10am-5pm) at Nathan’s Barber Shop. There[...]
12:00 pm Cornhole Tournament
Cornhole Tournament
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The 2019 Marion Popcorn Festival Cornhole Tournament is Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Center Street Beer Garden. Check-in begins at 11:00 am and the tossing starts at 12:00 noon. Registration is $40 per team[...]