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

Information Meeting Set for Festival Pageants, Including New Division for the Men

2nd runner up Hunter Boyce, Miss Marion Popcorn Festival 2015 Elizabeth Corwin, 1st runner up Halle Augenstein, and 3rd runner up Ranissa Harrison.

2nd runner up Hunter Boyce, Miss Marion Popcorn Festival 2015 Elizabeth Corwin, 1st runner up Halle Augenstein, and 3rd runner up Ranissa Harrison.

The Marion Popcorn Festival will again be having a full slate of pageant opportunities for all age groups, newborn to 100 … or more.  If you are interested in taking part in any of the pageants, there will be an informational meeting for parents and participants at bluefusion located in the Plaza Shopping Center on Route 95 East on Saturday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m.

New for 2016 are the Mr. Popcorn Pageants.  Set for Saturday, August 13, 2:00 p.m. at River Valley High School, the pageant will be divided into age groups:  0 – 5; 6 – 12; 13 – senior in high school; and adult.  There will be one winner for each age group, and contestants will be judged on formal wear and popcorn wear.  The deadline to enter is July 30.  For more information, contact Lori McGraw at 740.244.6710. [Read More…]

Reserve Your Spot in the Parade, Deadline is August 15

Barnum and Bailey may be “the greatest show on earth,” but Marion is proud to bring you the greatest Popcorn Festival on earth with three fun filled days “Under the Big Pop!”

Bring your best circus themed float as we celebrate the 36th annual Marion Popcorn Festival in downtown Marion. The deadline to enter the parade is August 15.

2016 Poppin Pinz Bowling Tourney is July 22

The annual Poppin Pinz bowling tournament, sponsored by bluefusion is set for Friday, July 22, 2016.

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…]

Teams Sought for 2016 Popcorn Festival Golf Outing

The 2016 Marion Popcorn Festival Golf Outing will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016.  The golf outing will be held at King’s Mill Golf Course.  Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, proximity and low score, as well as raffle prizes.

Deadline for entry is July 5, 2016. [Read More…]

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Festival Events

Aug
6
Sat
9:30 am Little Wee Pop Pageant
Little Wee Pop Pageant
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The 2016 Little Wee Pop Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 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 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The 2015 Wee Pop Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 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 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 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 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant will be held at River Valley High School on August 6, 2016. Click here for more details!
Aug
13
Sat
8:00 am Miss Teeny Pop
Miss Teeny Pop
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Miss Teeny Pop Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 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
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Mr. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant will be held at River Valley High School on August 13, 2016. 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
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Miss Teen Popcorn Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at River Valley High School. There will  be over $1000 in scholarship & prize money awarded to the contestants.[...]
Sep
8
Thu
1:00 pm Slaw Dog
Slaw Dog
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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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