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

Bring Your Furry Friend to Poppin’ Pooch Pageant

The 2016 Marion Popcorn Festival Poppin’ Pooch Pageant will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Marion Red Cross, 1849 Summerset Drive, Marion.  Registration will be from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., with the pageant beginning at 2:00 p.m. [Read More…]

Calling All Kids & Artists

The 2016 Marion Popcorn Festival Tshirt Design Contest is underway. The winning design will be printed onto the official festival tshirts. [Read More…]

2016 Poppin! SPRINGFEST

Come check it out — Eat! Buy! Watch!

2016 Poppin! SPRINGFEST: Crafts – Flea Market – Food Trucks – Entertainment – Pony Rides

3rd Annual Marion Popcorn Festival Fundraising Event

60 plus vendors. Free Entrance! Dozens of Hourly Door Prizes Drawn

Saturday April 30, 2016 – 9am-2pm – at Tri Rivers Career Center, Marion, Ohio

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Festival Events

Apr
30
Sat
9:00 am Poppin Springfest
Poppin Springfest
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Marion Popcorn Festival will hold Poppin Springfest of Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Tri-River’s Career Center. The fundraiser will feature a craft fair, flea market, food trucks and kid’s activities. Springfest will run from[...]
May
21
Sat
1:30 pm Poppin’ Pooch Pageant
Poppin’ Pooch Pageant
May 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The 2016 Marion Popcorn Festival Poppin’ Pooch Pageant will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Marion Red Cross, 1849 Summerset Drive, Marion.  Registration will be from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., with the[...]
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!
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
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[...]
Sep
10
Sat
9:00 am Cornhole Tournament
Cornhole Tournament
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The 2015 Marion Popcorn Festival Cornhole Tournament is Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Center Street Beer Garden. Check-in begins at 9:00 am and the tossing starts at 10:00 am. Registration is $35 per team[...]

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