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

Thank You for a Great 2017 Festival

The organizers of the Marion Popcorn Festival would like to issue a huge THANK YOU to the City of Marion, all of our sponsors, volunteers and the community for a successful festival in 2017.

We are already gearing up for a bigger and better festival in 2017. Mark your calendars for September 6, 7, and 8, 2018. The festival theme and details will be announced soon!

Entries for Popcorn Festival Recipe Contest Due by Sept. 4

Entries for the Popcorn Festival Recipe Contest are due by Monday, Sept. 4

Recipes should be emailed to the OSU Extension Office at Gherman.12@osu.edu. Participants should include name, address and phone number with the recipe entry. [Read More…]

Savage Anarchy Wrestling hits the Community Showcase Stage Sept. 7

Thursday September 7th Savage Anarchy Wrestling brings Live Pro Wrestling to the Marion Popcorn Festival. S.A.W is known for their support of family entertainment aspects when putting on a show.

September 7th at 8pm Live at the Marion Popcorn Festival Community Showcase Stage in front of City Hall. If your a Wrestling Fan you will not want to miss this. [Read More…]

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Festival Events

Aug
10
Fri
7:00 pm Miss Teen Popcorn Festival
Miss Teen Popcorn Festival
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Miss Teen Popcorn Pageant will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at River Valley High School. Click here to learn more!
Aug
11
Sat
7:00 pm Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Sch...
Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Sch...
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at River Valley High School. Applications to compete must be postmarked on or before July 23, 2018.[...]
7:00 pm Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant
Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant will be held at River Valley High School on August 11, 2018. Click here for more details!
Sep
6
Thu
all-day Fine Arts Competition, Show, and...
Fine Arts Competition, Show, and...
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
The Marion Popcorn Festival Fine Arts Competition, Show, and Sale is held all three days of the festival at Marion City Hall on West Center Street. Artwork will be displayed in a gallery-type atmosphere and[...]
6:00 pm Popcorn Festival Parade
Popcorn Festival Parade
Sep 6 @ 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[...]

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