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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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

Vendors Sought for 2016 Poppin! SPRINGFEST

2016 Poppin! SPRINGFEST: Crafts – Flea Market – Food Trucks

3rd Annual Marion Popcorn Festival Fundraising Event

Saturday April 30, 2016 at Tri Rivers Career Center, Marion, Ohio [Read More…]

Thank You for a Great Festival

The organizers of the Marion Popcorn Festival would like to issue a huge THANK YOU to the City of Marion, all of our sponsors, volunteers and the community for a successful festival in 2015.

We are already gearing up for a bigger and better festival in 2016. Mark your calendars for September 8,9 and 10, 2016. The festival theme and details will be announced soon!

Castanien, Nicolosi, and Regules named 2015 Parade Grand Marshals

When the 2015 Marion Popcorn Festival Parade steps off at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 – 35 years later to the day – three who were an integral part of the Festival’s birth will be leading the festivities.

Norma Castanien, Mike Nicolosi, and Pat Regules have been tapped as the 2015 Grand Marshals. [Read More…]

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Festival Events

9:00 am Poppin Springfest
Poppin Springfest
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Marion Popcorn Festival will hold Poppin Springfest of Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Tri-River’s Career Center. The fundraiser will feature a craft fair, flea market, food trucks and kid’s activities. Springfest will run from[...]
6:00 pm Popcorn Festival Parade
Popcorn Festival Parade
Sep 8 @ 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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