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.
Click Here to Learn More!

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.
Click Here to Learn More!

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.
Click Here to Learn More!

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.
Click Here to Learn More!

Recent News

2019 Cornhole Tournament Announced

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

Marion Senior Softball Popcorn Tournament Announced

Details for the 2019 Marion Senior Softball Popcorn Tournament have been announced. CLICK HERE for more information.

2019 Wee Pop & Little Wee Pop Pageant Applications Available

Applications are now available for the Wee Pop Pageant and the Little Wee Pop Pageant. You can find each pageant’s application on its individual page.

Both pageants are scheduled for the morning of Sunday, August 4th, 2019, and will be held at River Valley High School.

For more information, contact Kaylee Wallace at wallacekaylee@rocketmail.com.

Want to compete in this year’s program? Applications must be postmarked on or before July 20, 2019.

Click Here to Read More News!

Festival Events

Aug
4
Sun
11:00 am Little Wee Pop Pageant
Little Wee Pop Pageant
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The 2018 Little Wee Pop Pageant will be held on August 4, 2019 at River Valley High School, 4280 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, starting at 11:00am. Click here to learn more!
11:00 am Wee Pop Pageant
Wee Pop Pageant
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Wee Pop Pageant will be held on August 4, 2019 at River Valley High School, 4280 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, starting at 11:00am. Click here to learn more!
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
7
Sat
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[...]