POPCORN FESTIVAL EVENTS 2013  being updated weekly

Registration Forms are in  PDF format..  You can download the Acrobat PDF Reader    

2013 Events 
(please note we are updating this page weekly)

Thanks To Our Sponsor
The City of Marion

You can download a complete copy of all the events each day of the festival and a Festival Map Available Soon.

For Information on our FREE Entertainement check out the Entertainment Page

Popcorn 5000 5K Run

The Marion Popcorn Festival Popcorn 5K run,
a TAC Certified event, will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.  Cost is $17.00 through the early registration deadline of September 4
th and $20.00 after deadline and on race day.  First 100 pre-registered participants receive a 5K T-shirt.  Register Online HERE   Walkers are welcome.  More information HERE
Sponsored by Sisler & Associates, Smith Dairy, and Peacock Water

Popcorn 100 Bicycle Tour
Saturday, September 7th, 2013.  Registration 7-9am.  8:00 a.m. start for the 62, 50, 36 and 25 mile ride.  Start from Marion General Hospital.  Advance registration closes Friday August 2nd: Contact Sponsored by Marion General Hospital   Get your application for this years tour HERE more information HERE
Crafts and Commercial Area
All three Festival days (located on Oak Street) Unique hand-crafted items  Sponsored by Logan Tire. Contact: Cheryl Huffman 740/387-4929 clh161@aol.com  to receive an application or you can download an application and get more Information HERE
Bike Night
Thursday September 6th 6:15PM at the Main Stage with the Derrick & Derrick and then the Ultimate Journey Experience at 8:30PM. Bikes meet at Ralphies at 5PM and will receive an escort to downtown main stage.  Supervised bike parking by main stage.  No cover charge, door prizes.  BIKE NITE PAGE
Popcorn Bowl "Marion Midget Football"
MARION, OH – The Marion Midget Football Popcorn Bowl has been set for Sunday, September 8th, at Lincoln Park.  The event will begin at 11:00 p.m. Midget football players will play against each other in four games.  The teams’ cheerleaders will entertain the audience with a production number. For more information contact martha Douce Maniaci,  740-383-2623  
Senior Stop 2013  "Senior Rest Area"

Pop in to the “Senior Stop” at the Marion Popcorn Festival.  Hosted once again in the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce building located at 205 W. Center Street, by Kingston Residence of Marion and Marion Senior Center.   Thursday: Health Screenings 11am – 1pm; Bingo 1pm   Friday: Casino Games 11am - 2pm; Bingo 2pm There will also be water and light snacks available for seniors.   HERE

Poppin Pins Bowling Tournament
5th Annual Marion Popcorn Festival Poppin Pins Bowling Tournament.  Friday , August 9th, 2013 Blue Fusion Entertainment  1340 Mount Vernon Ave. Marion  Contact  Laura Logan Snell  740-817-2586
Complete information  HERE     Application HERE
Fine Arts Juried Show and Sale

Will be held September 6, 7, and 8, 2012 in Marion City Hall on West Center Street.  Artists may enter their work in advance by calling Tim Gorenflo at 740/361-0148 after 6:00 p.m., or by e-mailing him at zzzfineart@hotmail.com.  This event is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio Fine Art Society.    Information HERE

Community Showcase Stage
All three days of the Festival Showcases area talent; call to apply.      Contact:  Dolphin Music Sound & Production 
740-361-5877  Full List of entertainment is available soon.  HERE
Commercial Area
All three days; Contact: Cheryl Huffman 740/387-4929 clh161@aol.com   Sponsored by MT Business Technologies   Commercial Contract HERE
Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Scholarship Pageant
To be held Saturday August. 3rd, 2013 7:00 p.m. at Harding High School.  There will  be over $600 in scholarship & prize money awarded to the contestants.   Click HERE for your 2013 application
Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant
MS Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant will be held at At Harding High School on Aug. 3rd. 2013    for information contact click HERE
Popcorn Festival Raffle

Raffle Tickets will be available from Popcorn Festival members and by the theme booth to win backstage passes to this years Main Stage Acts..   Winners will receive  Meet and Greet, Meal certificates, Kernal seats, Drink tickets. Backstage Passes, and a Autographed photo.  We will also be conductin a 50/50 raffle....   Tickets for both are $5 each or 3/$10

Miss Teen Popcorn Pageant 2013
The Miss Teen Popcorn Pageant will be held Saturday Aug. 17th, 2013  7:00 p.m. at River Valley High School Auditorium.  There will  be over $1000 in scholarship & prize money awarded to the contestants.   Contact:  Kay Gwinner  740-382-6560  postalkay@roadrunner.com    or Vikki Danner  740-386-5452 (evenings)  Sponsors include:  Marion Area Counseling Center    Download Application HERE
Miss Teeny Pop Pageant
Morgan Schwartz  740-341-8266  missteenypoppageant@yahoo.com   (Participants age 6 – 12, and the competition includes a “commercial” regarding the Festival, modeling, and talent.)  More Info HERE      Saturday Aug 11th. 
River Valley High School. 
Sponsored by McDonalds
Popcorn Festival Theme Committee
The theme committee will run the souvenir booth at the corner of Prospect and Center streets.  There will be NEW T-shirts, long sleeved shirts, hats, charms, pins, cups, coolers, etc.  Order 6 or more T-shirts in August and receive a discount.  Contact:  Alisa Needles needlesa@smithclinic.com  Sponsored by Wyandot, Inc. 
State Sanctioned Buckeye Pedal Tractor Pull
2013 Marion Popcorn Festival    Date: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 Time: Registration 1:00 - 2:00 pm ....
Pull starts at 2:00pm   Location: On Church St between Prospect and Main Streets   Cost: Free for children 3-11 yrs....ages 12 and up $5.00        Trophies for the first 3 finishers in each age group for 4-11 yrs.  3 yr olds earn a ribbon only....no prizes given for 12 and up..only bragging rights!  This is a Buckeye State Sanctioned Pull so the top qualifiers will be eligible to pull at the State level.
Orville Redenbacher PARADE
The parade will be held Thursday, September 5th, 2013. Starting at 6PM    Entry forms are due by August 15, 2013
Entry Form & More Parade Info  Sponsored  by Con Agra Snack Foods,  Parade Trophies Sponsored by POET Energy Corp.     CONTACT:    popcornparade@yahoo.com
Little Wee Pop & Wee Pop Pageant
Wee Pop Contact Information: Linda Candel - (740) 225-3147    weepoppageant@gmail.com  
Wee Pop - ENTRY FORM       

Little Wee Pop Contact Information:
Jamie Williams  - (740) 244-1961  jamiewilliams770@gmail.com   
Little Wee Pop - ENTRY FORM
Popcorn Golf Outing

The annual Marion Popcorn Festival Golf Outing will be held on Sunday,September 15th, at 8:00 a.m. at King’s Mill Golf Course.  The cost of $50.00 per person or $200.00 per foursome will include golf, cart and dinner.  A cash bar will be available.  Proximity prizes and low scores will be awarded.  The senior category will be considered those 62 years of age and older.   Information and sign-up is available at King’s Mill Golf Course, or by calling John Russell at 740-726-2626 or Wayne Severns 740-360-2250, as well as at www.popcornfestival.com.  The last day to register will be September 9th.  Checks should be made payable to the Marion Popcorn Festival.  Registration Form HERE   or More Information HERE

Poppin Pooch Pageant

Poppin’ Pooch Pageant will take place  Saturday, August 24th, at the Blue Fusion Entertainment Center located in the Plaza Shopping Center on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Marion   Information HERE
Popcorn Senior Softball Tournament

The Marion Popcorn Festival Senior Softball Tournament has been set for Saturday, September 7th, and Sunday, September 8th, at Garfield and Kennedy Parks.  The 49 and Over tournament will be played at Sawyer Ludwig Park and the 59 and Over will be played at Garfield Park. The deadline is fast approaching.  For more information or to registerInterested teams should contact Jim Kelley, 740.389.6031, Mike Winders, 740.244.3270, Al Feaver, 740.360.3769, or Larry Kelly, 740.602.3327.  Info HERE

Popcorn Cooking Contest
For more information contact Mary Longo, she can be reached at 740-223-4040, or through the Ohio State University Extension Office.  The Marion Popcorn Festival’s Recipe Contest will pop to the forefront once again.  Judging will take place on Thursday, September 5th, at the Marion Popcorn Festival.  More Information HERE
Corn Hole Tournament

Corn Hole Tournament Saturday Sept. 7th in the Center Street Beer Garden.   Check-in begins at 9:00 am  Corn Hole starts at 10;00 AM   Complete details and entry form HERE



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