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!”
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.
Josette 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…]
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[...]