The Marion Popcorn Festival Parade takes place each year on Thursday evening of the festival starting at 6:00 p.m. We’re still working on the theme for 2019, but we’ll announce it in plenty of time for companies and organizations to get their creative floats and entries together.
The parade starts by heading west on East Center Street starting at Forest Lawn Boulevard. It then makes a zigzag, turning south on State Street and east on Church Street, before finishing up by heading south on South Main Street and breaking up near the Rotary Towers.
The deadline for parade entries is August 24, 2019. 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 24, 2019.
We’re currently updating the Parade Entry Form, Rules, and Entry Fee details. Once everything is finalized we’ll put the 2019 version up right here so you can download, complete, and mail.
Please mail your form as soon as possible to the following address:
MARION POPCORN FESTIVAL
P.O. Box 1101
Marion, OH 43301-1101
The entry fee of $30.00 for parade participants is as follows:
- Entries that are decorated in the theme of the parade, i.e. floats, cars or trucks, that are entered solely for the entertainment of the spectators.
Any politically affiliated club or organization may enter one (1) vehicle at the $30 fee for each office official.
Any club or organization may enter up to ten (10) vehicles under one entry fee with no limit on the number of passengers per vehicle. For each vehicle over 10 there will be an additional $15.00 fee.
- All horses/animals will be considered one unit up to five (5) participants. There will be an additional $15.00 fee for all horses/animals over the five (5) allotted.
- All entries for advertising purposes only (excluding floats) must decorate in the theme of the parade and contribute entertainment value. Any entry not adhering to these rules may be denied entry into the following years parade at the discretion of the Parade Director.
In an effort to provide a quality parade, all entries (excluding marching bands) should decorate in the theme of the festival to contribute to the entertainment of the parade. Our continuing objective is to improve the quality of the parade. We appreciate and encourage your entry of a float that supports the parade theme and uses popcorn in a creative manner. Unique and family oriented theme floats will be given priority when entries are reviewed for approval and placement in the parade.
For more information, contact us by email at email@example.com.