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

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.

FORTNITE Tournament (NEW in 2019)

Mark your calendars for a NEW EVENT at the Marion Popcorn Festival – a FORTNITE Tournament! The tournament will be held indoors at Nathan’s Barber Shop (corner of Center Street and Prospect Street) on Friday, September 6th (10am-6pm) and Saturday, September 7th (10am-5pm). Event details can be found here.

2019 Cornhole Tournament Announced

We have details for the 2019 Marion Popcorn Festival Cornhole Tournament. CLICK HERE for info on the tournament and registration.

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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. The parade starts by heading west on East Center Street starting at the corner of Greenwood[...]
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[...]