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

Here’s What’s Poppin’ – July 2017

We are only two months away from the Marion Popcorn Festival and things are happening very quickly. From fundraisers to pageants, all the volunteers are working very hard to bring you the best possible festival.

The pageants have done a variety of fundraisers including putting little pigs in peoples yard to be corralled at a later day, to bingos, bowling, raffles and picture days. The Little Wee Pop committee just hosted their second successful bingo on Sunday, June 25th and are looking at the possibility of a third. Keep your eyes and ears open for further updates. [Read More…]

Registration for 2017 Popcorn Parade is Open

Get your registration in for the 2017 Marion Popcorn Festival Parade which steps off at 6:00pm on Thursday, September 7, 2017. This year’s theme is Viva Pop Vegas.

The deadline for entries is August 15, 2017. In order to have the lineup completed and your position in the parade mailed in time, entries will not be accepted after the deadline of August 15, 2017.

Get Your Family Photos and Support Miss Teeny Pop

The Miss Teeny Pop Pageant will host a Family Photo Day fundraiser on July 9, 2017 at the American Red Cross, 1849 Summerset Drive in Marion.

The event will take place from 11:00am to 3:30pm, but reservations are required for the limited spots available.

The $25 sitting fee will include three poses of your choice and a disc with all of the photos taken by Take 2. [Read More…]

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Festival Events

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
9:30 am Little Wee Pop Pageant
Little Wee Pop Pageant
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The 2017 Little Wee Pop Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at River Valley High School, 4280 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, starting at 9:30am. Click here to learn more!
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
2:00 pm Arnett Howard and Friends
Arnett Howard and Friends
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Renowned Central Ohio artist Arnett Howard and Friends will play at the historic Marion Palace Theatre on Thursday afternoon, September 7, at 2:00. As with all Festival entertainment, this show is a free concert.
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[...]
6:00 pm Reckless Abandonment
Reckless Abandonment
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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8:30 pm The Prince Experience, a Prince ...
The Prince Experience, a Prince ...
Sep 7 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Prince Experience, a Prince Tribute Band @ City Parking Lot | Marion | Ohio | United States
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Sep
8
Fri
8:30 pm Gin Blossoms
Gin Blossoms
Sep 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Gin Blossoms @ City Parking Lot | Marion | Ohio | United States
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Sep
9
Sat
8:30 pm Georgia Satellites
Georgia Satellites
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Georgia Satellites @ City Parking Lot | Marion | Ohio | United States
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