We are already gearing up for a bigger and better festival in 2017. Mark your calendars for September 6, 7, and 8, 2018. The festival theme and details will be announced soon!
Entries for the Popcorn Festival Recipe Contest are due by Monday, Sept. 4
Recipes should be emailed to the OSU Extension Office at Gherman.email@example.com. Participants should include name, address and phone number with the recipe entry. [Read more…]
Thursday September 7th Savage Anarchy Wrestling brings Live Pro Wrestling to the Marion Popcorn Festival. S.A.W is known for their support of family entertainment aspects when putting on a show.
September 7th at 8pm Live at the Marion Popcorn Festival Community Showcase Stage in front of City Hall. If your a Wrestling Fan you will not want to miss this. [Read more…]
Kaylee Wallace captured the title of Miss Marion Popcorn Festival 2017 Saturday evening, August 5, during competition at River Valley High School.
By winning the Miss Marion Popcorn Festival title, Wallace earned a $1,000 scholarship, as well as the Festival crown, banner, and a prize package.
I worked so hard for this,” said an amazed Wallace. “It was so exciting having my mother right there on the stage with me. We made a really good team.” [Read more…]
Michelle Maynard of Galena, Ohio was named Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival 2017 during popcorn royalty festivities Saturday evening, August 5th, at River Valley High School. She won a cash award, a crown, banner and prize package.
“I am so excited to represent the Popcorn Festival and the Marion Community and look forward to the activities of the upcoming year” said the new Ms Marion Popcorn Festival, Michelle Maynard.
Maynard is currently an officer in financial services and lives with her husband and daughter in Galena, Ohio. [Read more…]
From a field of 16 contestants, Addison Geiser was named and Miss Wee Pop 2017 during competition held Saturday morning at River Valley High School.
Five-year old Geiser is the daughter of Amber and Ryan Geiser of Hilliard. She also won her age division in Formal Wear, Swimwear and Photogenic.
First Runner-Up to Miss Wee Pop is Lillian Oswald, the five-year-old daughter of Alicia and Owen Oswald of Marion. She won her age division in Popcorn Wear. [Read more…]
Nineteen contestants vied for the title of Marion Popcorn Festival’s 2017 Miss Little Wee Pop Princess at River Valley High School Saturday morning. The title was captured by 22-month-old Gracyn Mattox, the daughter of Katie Hoffman and Justin Mattox of Mt. Gilead. She also won overall honors in Formal Wear and her age division in Popcorn Wear.
Receiving First Runner-Up was Mila Holman, the 9-month-old daughter of Nikole and Matt Holman of Marion. She also placed first in her age division in both Formal Wear. [Read more…]
Shana DeWet captured the 2017 Miss Teen Popcorn title Saturday evening in festivities at River Valley High School. “I did not think I was going to win,” said the newly crowned DeWet. “This was my first year so I wasn’t sure what to expect.” A slightly overwhelmed DeWet continued, “I’m not sure what to say right now, but I know I’m so incredibility honored to have this title. I can’t wait to see what this journey is going to bring.”
In her new capacity, DeWet will be featured at all Festival activities, including the Festival’s Popcorn Parade and on the main stage. She will also make numerous appearances throughout Ohio during the coming year. [Read more…]
Paytn Smith was chosen Miss Teeny Pop 2017 Saturday during competition at River Valley High School. Smith also took Overall honors in Formalwear and Popcornwear, as well as her age division in Talent with her rendition of “No Strings Attached”. Although not a factor in the outcome of the competition, Smith won an award for most ads sold. The seven-year-old daughter of Jonathan and Tiffany Lechleitner of Marion is in the 2nd grade at Garfield Elementary.
As Miss Teeny Pop, Smith will be featured at all Festival activities, including the Festival’s Popcorn Parade and on the main stage. She will also make numerous appearances throughout Ohio during the coming year. [Read more…]
Crowned the second Mr. Popcorn in competition that took place at River Valley High School Saturday afternoon, Don Bennett entered in response to a challenge from his daughter, Abigail, who was Miss Teeny Pop 2016. “I had to make good on my promise to my daughter,” said Bennett, “that if she worked hard and won Miss Teeny Pop last year I would enter the Mr. Popcorn. What I discovered, though, was that it was a lot of fun … and I would like to challenge other men to compete next year because it truly was a lot of fun.”
Using the 2017 Festival theme “Viva Pop Vega”, Bennett captured the Popcornwear category sporting a full Elvis costume, including white jumpsuit, cape, and the “Elvis” hair. “I have to thank my wife for making the cape with the popcorn material lining,” said Bennett, “and Fuzzy’s for sponsoring my tuxedo.” [Read more…]