POPCORN FESTIVAL EVENTS 2014  being updated weekly

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

2014 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 6, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.  Cost is $17.00 through the early registration deadline of Wednesday September 3
th and $20.00 after deadline and on race day CASH ONLY 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 6th, 2014. Registration 7-9am for the 105, 64 and 35 mile bicycle tour. Start from McKinley Park shelter at 1000 Mckinley Park Dr, Marion, OH.  Sponsored by Marion General Hospital Get all information on the tour and your on-line application for this years tour 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 4th 6:15PM at the Main Stage with the Steel Creek and then Panama The Van Halen Tribute Band at 8:30PM. Bikes meet at Buffalo Wild Wings 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 7th, 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 2014  "Senior Rest Area"

Kingston Residence of Marion and the Marion Senior Center are co-sponsoring the Senior Stop at the 34th Annual Popcorn Festival on September 4th and 5th  for anyone age 50 and over.  This year’s 50’s theme is
Pop Around the Clock. The Senior Stop will be located at 205 West Center St.         Complete Information

Poppin Pins Bowling Tournament
Coming This Winter
Fine Arts Juried Show and Sale 2014

Will be held September 4, 5, and 6, 2014 in Marion City Hall on West Center Street.  Artists may enter their work in advance by registering online or downloing forms from www.midohiofineartsociety.org  For further informtion or questions email popcornart@midohiofineartsociety.org or all our voicemail at 740-401-9278  This event is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio Fine Art Society.  Visit us on Facebook - Facebook.com/MidOhioFineArtScoiety     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 2014
To be held Saturday August. 2nd, 2014 7:00 p.m. at River Valley High School.  There will  be over $600 in scholarship & prize money awarded to the contestants.   Click HERE for your 2014 application
Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant 2014
MS Marion Popcorn Festival Pageant will be held at At River Valley High School on Aug. 2rd. 2014    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 2014
The Miss Teen Popcorn Pageant will be held Saturday Aug. 16th, 2014  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 2014
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 16th. 
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:  Tracy Snare 740-361-6585 tracysnare@yahoo.com   Sponsored by Wyandot, Inc. 
State Sanctioned Buckeye Pedal Tractor Pull
2014 Marion Popcorn Festival    Date: Saturday, Sept. 6th, 2014 Time: Registration 1:00 - 2:00 pm ....
Pull starts at 2:00pm   Location: Taking place in the Ohio State Bank parking lot.    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 4th, 2014. Starting at 6PM    Entry forms are due by August 15, 2014
Entry Form & More Parade Info  Sponsored  by Con Agra Snack Foods,  Parade Trophies Sponsored by POET Energy Corp.     CONTACT:    popcornparade@yahoo.com      Entry Form HERE
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,August 17, at 8:00 a.m. at King’s Mill Golf Course.  The cost of $55.00 per person or $220.00 per foursome will include golf, cart and steak 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 Mark & Cyndie Jackson - 740-725-9691,  The last day to register will be August 10th.  Checks should be made payable to the Marion Popcorn Festival.  Registration Form HERE   or More Information HERE

Poppin Pooch Pageant

The Marion Popcorn Festival’s Poppin’ Pooch Pageant, slated for this Saturday,  has been postponed until sometime in the fall.   Poppin’ Pooch Chairman Robb Koons indicated that although there had been several entries, the numbers just weren’t there.  In talking with a number of people, he said it was determined that after the vacation season would be better for many who were interested.    Information HERE

Popcorn Senior Softball Tournament

The Marion Popcorn Festival Senior Softball Tournament has been set for Friay, Saturday, Sunday, September 5,6 & 7th, at Garfield and Kennedy Parks.  Two Divisions, 58+ and 64+  played at Sawyer Ludwig Park and the 59 and Over will be played at Garfield Park. The deadline is fast approaching. Entry fee is $200 per team plus $30 ASA team sanction fee.  Contact: Larry Kely  larrykelly2779@yahoo.com  For more information or to register.  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 4th, at the Marion Popcorn Festival.  More Information HERE
Corn Hole Tournament

Corn Hole Tournament Saturday Sept. 6th 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

Wine Garden

The 2014 Marion Popcorn Festival Wine Garden will have a new home in Busby Park on the corner of West Center and South Prospect Streets next to Park Place.  Several years ago, the Marion Popcorn Festival introduced a Wine Garden to the Festival’s palate of offerings. There is entertainment daily.  The Wine Garden offers a more relaxing, upscale atmosphere complete with linen tablecloths, cabaret tables and light music.  The wine garden is open Thursday, September 4, from 5 – 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, September 5 & 6, from 2 – 9    Complete Details HERE

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