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

Wallace Crowned 2017 Miss Marion Popcorn Festival

(L – R): 3rd Runner- Ashley Keener,  1st Runner-Up Annslea Schaber, Miss Marion Popcorn 2017 Kaylee Wallace, 2nd Runner-Up Emily Christman, and 4th Runner-Up Ashley Keener.

(L – R): 3rd Runner- Ashley Keener, 1st Runner-Up Annslea Schaber, Miss Marion Popcorn 2017 Kaylee Wallace, 2nd Runner-Up Emily Christman, and 4th Runner-Up Ashley Keener.

Kaylee Wallace captured the title of Miss Marion Popcorn Festival 2017 Saturday evening, August 5, during competition at River Valley High School.

By winning the Miss Marion Popcorn Festival title, Wallace earned a $1,000 scholarship, as well as the Festival crown, banner, and a prize package.

I worked so hard for this,” said an amazed Wallace. “It was so exciting having my mother right there on the stage with me.  We made a really good team.” [Read More…]

Maynard named 2017 Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival

From(L – R) 3rd Runner- Jennifer Martin, 2nd Runner-Up Steffany Loper, Ms. Marion Popcorn 2017 Michelle Maynard, and 1st Runner-Up Josette Schaber.

(L – R) 3rd Runner- Jennifer Martin, 2nd Runner-Up Steffany Loper, Ms. Marion Popcorn 2017 Michelle Maynard, and 1st Runner-Up Josette Schaber.

Michelle Maynard of Galena, Ohio was named Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival 2017 during popcorn royalty festivities Saturday evening, August 5th, at River Valley High School.  She won a cash award, a crown, banner and prize package.

“I am so excited to represent the Popcorn Festival and the Marion Community and look forward to the activities of the upcoming year” said the new Ms Marion Popcorn Festival, Michelle Maynard.

Maynard is currently an officer in financial services and lives with her husband and daughter in Galena, Ohio. [Read More…]

Geiser Crowned 2017 Miss Wee Pop

From (L – R): 2nd Runner-Up Shyanna McCarthy, 2017 Miss Wee Pop Addison Geiser, 1st Runner-Up Lillian Oswald, and 3rd Runner-Up Kendall Carter

From (L – R): 2nd Runner-Up Shyanna McCarthy, 2017 Miss Wee Pop Addison Geiser, 1st Runner-Up Lillian Oswald, and 3rd Runner-Up Kendall Carter

From a field of 16 contestants, Addison Geiser was named and Miss Wee Pop 2017 during competition held Saturday morning at River Valley High School.

Five-year old Geiser is the daughter of Amber and Ryan Geiser of Hilliard.  She also won her age division in Formal Wear, Swimwear and Photogenic.

First Runner-Up to Miss Wee Pop is Lillian Oswald, the five-year-old daughter of Alicia and Owen Oswald of Marion.  She won her age division in Popcorn Wear. [Read More…]

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Festival Events

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 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[...]
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
8:00 am Popcorn 5000 5K Run & Walk
Popcorn 5000 5K Run & Walk
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The Marion Popcorn Festival Popcorn 5000 5K run will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017. Click Here for Details!
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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