The Wee Pop Pageant will be held on August 12, 2018 at River Valley High School, 4280 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, starting at 11:00am.
The Miss Teen Popcorn Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at River Valley High School.
The Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at River Valley High School.
Applications to compete must be postmarked on or before July 23, 2018.
To learn more about the Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Scholarship Pageant, click here.
Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant will be held at River Valley High School on August 11, 2018. [Read more…]
The Marion Popcorn Festival Fine Arts Competition, Show, and Sale is held all three days of the festival at Marion City Hall on West Center Street. Artwork will be displayed in a gallery-type atmosphere and all artists are invited to enter.
Entries will be judged, and awards presented, in categories including painting, drawing, photography, mixed-media, and sculpture, as well as, Best of Show and People’s Choice.
Artists may enter their work in advance by registering online or downloading forms and rules from www.midohiofineartsociety.org.
All work must be framed or otherwise ready for exhibition and must remain on display at the Fine Arts Show for the duration of the Marion Popcorn Festival.
For further information visit the website above or contact us on Facebook.
This event is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio Fine Art Society and the City of Marion.
The Marion Popcorn Festival 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 of Greenwood Street. It then makes a zigzag, turning south on State Street and east on Church Street, before finishing up by heading south on South Main Street and breaking up near the Rotary Towers.
The Marion Popcorn Festival’s Recipe Contest will pop to the forefront once again in 2017. Judging will take place on Thursday, September 8, at the Marion Popcorn Festival.
This is a traditional cooking contest where the finished product must be edible and must contain popcorn. The recipes do not need to be original, but the original source must be listed. Judging will be based on the use of popcorn, flavor, creativity, and appropriateness to the food.
All entries must be received by September 4, 2017. Recipes should be emailed to the OSU Extension Office at Gherman.firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants should include name, address and phone number with the recipe entry.
Finalists will be notified and instructed where to bring their entries between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 7. Alternative arrangements may be requested if a contestant cannot make that time frame. Judging will then take place Thursday at the Marion County Building.
A complete list of rules is available by clicking here. Additional information may also be obtained by contacting the Ohio State University Extension Office at 740-223-4040.
The first place winner will receive a prize package that includes two Kernel Seats to the night of the winner’s choice. The second place winner will receive a prize package plus two VIP tickets for the night of their choice; and the third place winner will receive a prize package.