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

Skid Row Praises “Memorable” Festival Crowd

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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!”

Congratulations to our Meet & Greet Raffle Winners

Friday's Meet & Greet Raffle winner was Carol Smith, who, in addition to meeting and having her picture taken with Kellie Pickler, received two Kernel Seats up front, an autographed studio photo, meal and drink vouchers.Friday’s Meet & Greet Raffle winner was Carol Smith, who, in addition to meeting and having her picture taken with Kellie Pickler, received two Kernel Seats up front, an autographed studio photo, meal and drink vouchers.

 

 

Saturday's Meet & Greet Raffle winner was Shirley Harris, who, in addition to meeting and having her picture taken with Skid Row, received two Kernel Seats up front, an autographed studio photo, meal and drink vouchers.Saturday’s Meet & Greet Raffle winner was Shirley Harris, who, in addition to meeting and having her picture taken with Skid Row, received two Kernel Seats up front, an autographed studio photo, meal and drink vouchers.

Popcorn Cooking Contest Winners Announced – Recipe Book Available

popcorn-cooking-2016Josette Schaber’s Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes took the top spot in the Marion Popcorn Festival’s 2016 Recipe Contest.  She received cash and prizes worth $200.

Taking 2nd place was Paytn Smith with her Popcorn Infused Cheesecake with a Salted Caramel Popcorn Topping.  The youngest to have ever entered the contest, Smith’s goal is to be a chef one day.  She garnered $100 in cash and prizes.

Third place honors went to Carol Ault for her snack-inspired Under the Big Pop entry.  She took home approximately $50 in cash in prizes. [Read More…]

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Festival Events

Sep
7
Thu
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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