Marion Popcorn Festival

Center Street
Marion, OH 43301


The Marion Popcorn Festival is the largest popcorn festival in the world annually attracting crowds in excess of 250,000. Having been named one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association, prides itself on having something for everyone.

The First Marion Popcorn Festival was held in September of 1981. The Popcorn Festival was the idea of a number of local business men that worked with local city officials to organize the festival. It was the intent of the organizers to create a 3 day festival that would promote Marion and offer Free nationally known headline entertainment. Popcorn was picked because Marion County in Ohio is one of the top growers of popcorn in the United States and Wyandot, Inc. is one of the largest exporters of Popcorn in the World.

In the past 24 years, the Marion Popcorn Festival has become one of the premier festivals in the state of Ohio, winning a of state awards for excellence.

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