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

Registration for 2018 Popcorn Parade is Open

Get your registration in for the 2018 Marion Popcorn Festival Parade which steps off at 6:00pm on Thursday, September 6, 2018. This year’s theme is “The Big Pop rewinds back to the 80’s!”

The deadline for entries is August 18, 2018. In order to have the lineup completed and your position in the parade mailed in time, entries will not be accepted after the deadline of August 18, 2018.

Lonestar, Pop Evil, Stranger to Headline 2018 Festival

American rock band Pop Evil and country music group Lonestar have been named as the headliners for the 38th Marion Popcorn Festival.  Lonestar will take the main stage on Friday, September 7, and the group Pop Evil is set for Saturday, September 8.  Both performances begin at 8:30 p.m. and are free to Festival attendees. [Read More…]

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Festival Events

all-day Fine Arts Competition, Show, and...
Fine Arts Competition, Show, and...
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
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[...]
12:00 pm Spartans in Motion
Spartans in Motion
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm Sean Marshall
Sean Marshall
Sep 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
1:00 pm Matt Snow, The Cincinnati Sinatra
Matt Snow, The Cincinnati Sinatra
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Matt Snow, The Cincinnati Sinatra @ Marion Palace Theatre | Marion | Ohio | United States
The 2018 Marion Popcorn festival is proud to welcome the Nation’s Longest Running, Top Rated, Most Booked Frank Sinatra Tribute Artist, Award-winning Matt Snow, AKA “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Matt will perform his LIVE, one-man show[...]
2:00 pm Zumba with the Y
Zumba with the Y
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
6:00 pm Popcorn Festival Parade
Popcorn Festival Parade
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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[...]
8:30 pm The Ultimate 80’s Tribute “Stran...
The Ultimate 80’s Tribute “Stran...
Sep 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
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