Wristband for rides at the Marion Popcorn Festival will be available all three days again this year. Wristbands will be good all day long on Thursday ($15), Friday ($18), and Saturday ($20). [Read more…]
Marion Popcorn Festival is getting ready to hold two of their key annual events; the Popcorn 5K Run/Walk and Popcorn 100 Bike Tour. [Read more…]
Merry Christmas at the Marion Popcorn Festival! If you think that is annoying, it isn’t half as much as shopping on Christmas Eve, in the snow, cold and crowded stores trying to find that perfect gift for that special someone amongst the left over, picked over, items. We have all been there.
Why don’t you start your Christmas shopping early with us on Oak Street during the Marion Popcorn Festival? We have plenty of gifts for any occasion … even something for yourself. [Read more…]
The deadline for the Marion Popcorn Festival’s Recipe Contest has been extended until this Friday. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, September 4, 2015. They may also be taken to the OSU Extension Office, located in the Marion County Building, 222 West Center Street. Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number.
Judging will take place on Thursday, September 10, in the Marion County Building during the Marion Popcorn Festival. [Read more…]
Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm detours will begin being posted on the following streets in the downtown Marion area to accommodate activities for the 2015 Marion Popcorn Festival: [Read more…]
The 2015 Marion Popcorn Festival Fine Art Judged Competition, Show and Sale is being held September 10, 11, and 12 located at Marion City Hall in downtown Marion. This event is held in cooperation with the Mid-Ohio Fine Art Society, Inc. The show is limited to 200 pieces; interested artists should register their work early.
Entry categories include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. Top winners in these categories, along with the People’s Choice Award winners, will be given awards and cash prizes. MOFAS Award includes a one year paid membership to the Mid-Ohio Fine Art Society. [Read more…]
Poppin! Scawager Quest, combo scavenger hunt & amazing race, a Marion Popcorn Festival fundraiser, is set for October 24, 2015. Starting at the Harding Memorial and ending at Bluefusion, your team will solve riddles and clues, compete in challenges, and, if you are the winning team, earn $200. [Read more…]
Jennifer Moodie captured the 2015 Miss Teen Popcorn title Saturday evening in festivities at River Valley High School.
“I was shocked,” said the newly crowned Moodie. “I thought they had read the wrong number, so it really caught me off guard. Right now I’m pretty much speechless.”
In her new capacity, Moodie will be featured at all Festival activities, including the Festival’s Popcorn Parade and performing from the main stage. She will also make numerous appearances throughout Ohio during the coming year. [Read more…]
Marin Curry was chosen Miss Teeny Pop 2015 on Saturday, August 8, during competition at River Valley High School. To capture the crown, Curry garnered the top commercial award, as well as competed in modeling and performed a tumbling/hula hoop routine as her talent.
“When I realized I was going to win it was breathtaking,” said 9-year-old Curry. “I never thought I would be Miss Teeny Pop this year … I’m so excited.”
The 5th grade Johnny Cake Corners Elementary student is the daughter of Marianne and Craig Curry of Galena. [Read more…]
Elizabeth Corwin captured the title of Miss Marion Popcorn Festival 2015 Saturday evening, August 1, during competition at River Valley High School.
By winning the Miss Marion Popcorn Festival title, Corwin earned a $1,000 scholarship, as well as the Festival crown, banner, and a prize package.
“Pinch me, I’m dreaming,” said an amazed Corwin. “I couldn’t believe it when they said my name … I didn’t think it would happen. I’ve been in several of the Festival’s pageants over the years, but this is the first time I’ve actually won any of them.” Corwin continued, “A big thank you to all who have supported me over the years … without that, I don’t think I would have had the confidence to do this today.” [Read more…]