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

Registration for 2018 Popcorn Parade is Open

Get your registration in for the 2018 Marion Popcorn Festival Parade which steps off at 6:00pm on Thursday, September 6, 2018. This year’s theme is “The Big Pop rewinds back to the 80’s!”

The deadline for entries is August 18, 2018. In order to have the lineup completed and your position in the parade mailed in time, entries will not be accepted after the deadline of August 18, 2018.

Lonestar, Pop Evil, Stranger to Headline 2018 Festival

American rock band Pop Evil and country music group Lonestar have been named as the headliners for the 38th Marion Popcorn Festival.  Lonestar will take the main stage on Friday, September 7, and the group Pop Evil is set for Saturday, September 8.  Both performances begin at 8:30 p.m. and are free to Festival attendees. [Read More…]

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