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.
Click Here to Learn More!


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.
Click Here to Learn More!

Rides & Ticket Info

About the Marion Popcorn Festival
Rides open Thursday at 3pm, 1pm Friday, and 1pm Saturday, and run through the close of the festival each night.
Click Here to Learn More!

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.
Click Here to Learn More!

Recent News

Entry Forms Available for 2023 Popcorn Parade

Want to take part in the 2023 Marion Popcorn Parade? It steps off at 6:00pm on Thursday, September 7, 2023. But to take part, you must submit an application before the deadlines.

Those wanting to enter a float in the parade must apply no later than August 5, 2023. All applicants will be notified of their status no later than August 12, 2023.

The deadline for non-float entries will be August 25, 2023. In order to have the lineup completed and your position in the parade mailed in time, entries will not be accepted after the August 25th deadline.

Additional rules and information, including the application form, can be found by clicking here!

OLD SKOOL, Collin Raye, and Black Stone Cherry Headline 2023 Main Stage

The Main Stage of the 42nd Annual Marion Popcorn will again feature three nights of free live entertainment, including a high-energy Thursday Popcorn Block Party, a Country artist with 16 #1 hits on Friday, and closes out on Saturday with some Hard Southern Rockers from Kentucky visiting before their September LP release and European Tour, on September 7-8-9 in downtown Marion, Ohio.

[Read More…]

Click Here to Read More News!

Festival Events

There are no upcoming events.