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

Get Your Team Together for 2017 Poppin Pinz Bowling Tourney

The annual Poppin Pinz bowling tournament, sponsored by bluefusion is set for Friday, April 28, 2017.

The non-sanctioned event is for teams of 4 players with an entry fee of $80 per team. Only the first 16 teams will be accepted. [Read More…]

Vendors Spaces Available for 2017 Springfest

Vendors, its that time again. Registration is still open for the 2017 Springfest on Saturday, April 8, 9:00am – 2:00pm at Tri-Rivers Career Center.

If you are interested in being a vendor, registration forms are available to download by clicking here. All entries must be received by March 31, 2017. [Read More…]

Performers Sought for Lip Sync Competition

The Second Annual Community Showcase Stage Lip Sync Competition will be held at Bluefusion Fun Center during the month of July 2017.

There will be two ways to register for this event, you can pre-register at a cost of $15 which will allow you to have a rehearsal time the afternoon of the preliminary night. You may also choose to register the day of the preliminary at a cost of $20 but you will not get the rehearsal time.

Voting will be done by People’s choice only during the preliminary night and by Judges for first through third place and a People’s Choice winner will be chosen the final night. People’s Choice tickets can be purchased by spectators and placed in a bucket with your contestant number. You are encouraged to invite all of your friends and family to come and support you for both nights. [Read More…]

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Festival Events

Jun
15
Thu
5:00 pm Lip Sync Competition – Fake It t...
Lip Sync Competition – Fake It t...
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lip Sync Competition - Fake It to Make It @ Bluefusion Fun Center | Marion | Ohio | United States
The Second Annual Community Showcase Stage Lip Sync Competition will be held at Bluefusion Fun Center during the month of July 2017. There will be two ways to register for this event, you can pre-register[...]
Jul
29
Sat
8:00 am Miss Teeny Pop
Miss Teeny Pop
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Miss Teeny Pop Pageant will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at River Valley High School. Registration is 8:00am to 9:00am and the Pageant begins at 9:30am. Click here to learn more!
2:00 pm Mr. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant
Mr. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Mr. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant will be held at River Valley High School on July 29, 2017. Registration is 2:00-2:45pm and the pageant begins at 3:00pm. Click here to learn more!
7:00 pm Miss Teen Popcorn Festival
Miss Teen Popcorn Festival
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Miss Teen Popcorn Pageant will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at River Valley High School. Click here to learn more!
Aug
5
Sat
12:00 pm Wee Pop Pageant
Wee Pop Pageant
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Wee Pop Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at River Valley High School, 4280 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, starting at 11:30am. Click here to learn more!
7:00 pm Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Sch...
Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Sch...
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at River Valley High School.  There will  be over $600 in scholarship & prize money awarded to[...]
7:00 pm Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant
Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant will be held at River Valley High School on August 5, 2017. Click here for more details!
Sep
7
Thu
6:00 pm Popcorn Festival Parade
Popcorn Festival Parade
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Marion Popcorn Festival’s Orville Redenbacher Parade takes place each year on Thursday evening of the festival starting at 6:00 p.m. The parade starts by heading west on East Center Street starting at the corner[...]

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