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
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.