Vendors, its that time again. Registration is still open for the 2017 Springfest on Saturday, April 8, 9:00am – 2:00pm at Tri-Rivers Career Center.
The Second Annual Community Showcase Stage Lip Sync Competition will be held at Bluefusion Fun Center during the month of July 2017.
There will be two ways to register for this event, you can pre-register at a cost of $15 which will allow you to have a rehearsal time the afternoon of the preliminary night. You may also choose to register the day of the preliminary at a cost of $20 but you will not get the rehearsal time.
Voting will be done by People’s choice only during the preliminary night and by Judges for first through third place and a People’s Choice winner will be chosen the final night. People’s Choice tickets can be purchased by spectators and placed in a bucket with your contestant number. You are encouraged to invite all of your friends and family to come and support you for both nights. [Read more…]
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…]
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 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 following floats earned awards for the 2016 Marion Popcorn Festival Parade.
Best Handcrafted Craftsmanship – Silverline
Best Professional Craftsmanship – Marion Correctional Institution
Best Theme Oriented Creative Decoration – Marion Correctional Institution
Best Theme Oriented Use of Popcorn – Whirlpool
Best of Parade Crowd Pleaser – Whirlpool
When the 2016 Marion Popcorn Festival Parade steps off at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 35-year Festival volunteer Garrison “Muggs” McGinnis will be at the forefront as the 2016 Grand Marshal. Long time parade chairman, Mary Lore Dutton, will be honored in memoriam as the Honorary Grand Marshal.
McGinnis was originally recruited in 1982 to run the Information Booth, which in those days, said McGinnis, was an eight-foot table, two chairs and two phones. “It sounded like it would be a fun thing to do,” said McGinnis, “and I stayed with it because it was fun working with all of the festival people.” [Read more…]
The 2016 Marion Popcorn Festival Crafts/Community/Commercial area, sponsored by Logan Tire, will be open from 11 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. all three days of the festival … September 8, 9, & 10, 2016. It is located on Oak Street, next to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Community vendors you will see are Cub Scout Pack 26, Grace Baptist Church, OSUM, YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral, Ohio Can, Children’s Hunger Alliance and Marion County Children’s Services. These vendors will provide information to the visitor. [Read more…]