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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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

Get Your Team Together for the Poppin’ Pinz Christmas Edition!

Please join us for Poppin’ Pinz Christmas Edition on Saturday, December 10, 2016 starting at 7:00 p.m.

This is a team event with 4 players per team. Entry fee of $80 per team will include 3 games of bowling as well as games, prizes and awards. [Read More…]

Thank You for a Great 2016 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 2016.

We are already gearing up for a bigger and better festival in 2017. Mark your calendars for September 7, 8 and 9, 2017. The festival theme and details will be announced soon!

Skid Row Praises “Memorable” Festival Crowd


Skid Row performed at the 2016 festival and following their performance issued this photo and shout out to the festival and the crowd that braved the weather to rock out in downtown Marion.

“The Marion Popcorn Festival last night was surreal! All streets where closed off and the whole town and surrounding areas turned up. Was a stormy no-go a hour before stage time but then it cleared up and you guys just blew us away! Thank you all for a very memorable evening!”

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Festival Events

6:00 pm Popcorn Festival Parade
Popcorn Festival Parade
Sep 7 @ 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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