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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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

Statement on 2020 Festival

To our Visitors, Sponsors, Vendors and Friends:

After careful thought and deliberation, The Board of Trustees of the
Marion Popcorn Festival announces the difficult decision to cancel the 2020
festival, originally scheduled for September 10, 11, and 12 in Downtown
Marion, Ohio.

For 39 consecutive years, Downtown Marion has welcomed the Marion Popcorn Festival the weekend after Labor Day. We have seen hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to Marion, Ohio for the world’s largest Popcorn Festival and enjoy all of their favorite food, crafts, rides and FREE National Headline Entertainment.

In planning a completely safe event for visitors and volunteers while
complying with all the restrictions of crowd size and social distancing,
safety with food and beverage, the possibility of not having rides, and
national entertainers rethinking their tours, we have determined that the
challenges of holding the 2020 festival with this high degree of
uncertainty is just beyond our abilities this year.

Realize that this has been the most trying issue we have had as leaders of
this festival. Thank you to our volunteers who work tirelessly year after
year to bring a safe, enjoyable festival to all of us. We also thank our
city and county government officials and our many food vendors and
corporate sponsors for their support over the years.

We will be back next year to present an epic celebration for our entire
community. The 40th Marion Popcorn Festival is now scheduled for the first
weekend after Labor Day in 2021.

Mark your calendars, as we will see all of you September 9th through 11th,
2021 on the streets of Downtown Marion.

Thank You for a Great 2019

Thanks to everyone involved for making the 2019 Marion Popcorn Festival such a great event. With perfect weather, solid entertainment, and thousands of attendees, it was a lot of fun for people of all ages. We’re already working on the next edition (our 40th!) and can’t wait to see you back in Downtown Marion September 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2020.

Don’t Miss the Parade – Updated Route for 2019

We’re really excited about this year’s parade! With the largest number of floats we’ve had in several years and other fun additions and changes, it’s set to be an entertaining event for all ages.

We wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the updated parade route for this year cause nobody should miss the fun. The parade starts by heading west on East Center Street starting at Forest Lawn Boulevard. It then makes a left, turning south on State Street and another left going east on Church Street (in front of the Wyandot Popcorn Museum), before finishing up and disbanding at the fork of Church Street, Mount Vernon Avenue, and S Vine Street.

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Festival Events

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