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 3pm, 1pm Friday, and 1pm 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

Old Skool, Knight After Knight, Sneaky Pete and The Players Open the 2022 Main Stage

The Main Stage Opening Acts at the 2022 Marion Popcorn Festival are now set. Sponsored by Buckeye Community School, Old Skool is performing Thursday September 8th before the appearance by Katmandu -The Premier Bob Seger Tribute Band. On Friday, September 9th is Knight After Knight, opening for multi-platinum Country artists Parmalee. And on Saturday September 10th is Sneaky Pete and The Players, opening for rock legend Lita Ford. All opening performances begin at 6:00 PM, followed by Opening Ceremonies Sponsor Recognition and the headline artists at 8:30.

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Elton John Experience at Marion Palace Theatre

The Elton Experience by Tommy Lee Thompson will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Marion Palace Theatre. This is a free General Admission event, due to the generosity of Fahey Bank and Aqua Ohio.

Tommy Lee Thompson started the Elton John Experience in Put In Bay Ohio in 2011 and has been entertaining audiences across the country with the show, opening for such acts as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Marshall Tucker, Foghat, Humble Pie, and Sawyer Brown. The Elton John Experience brings to life the essence of Elton John’s music and mannerism like no one else can.

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Local Artists Sought for MOFAS POPFEST Art Show

MOFAS 2022 POPFEST ART SHOW is a juried fine art competition held at the Brickyard, 135 South Main Street in Marion, on September 8th, 9th & 10th, 2022.

The entry fee is $10/piece for members of MOFAS and $20/piece for non-members with a limit of four pieces per artist.

Original work in all media is acceptable. All work will be judged by a panel of experts. Entry categories are:

Painting–Works created with fluid media in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc.;
Drawing–Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, crayon, or, ink mediums, markers or washes applied by pen or brush;
Photography— Photographic prints; Sculpture–Three dimensional in any medium;
Mixed Media–Pieces that incorporate more than one type of physical material/medium to produce, including fiber art.

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Festival Events

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