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Monday, September 13, 2010

Marion Popcorn Festival

Hello Friends!

This past weekend, Marion hosted the annual Marion Popcorn Festival. The three-day festival (Thursday-Saturday)is held the weekend after Labor in downtown Marion each year.

Marion celebrates popcorn because Marion County is one of the top growers of popcorn in the United States. Also, Marion-based Wyandot, Inc. is one of the top exporters of popcorn in the world.

As most street fairs, the Popcorn Festival includes fair food, beauty pageants, midway rides, a parade, crafts, and entertainment. The festival also sponsors cornhole tournaments, a 5K run, a bike ride, and a cooking contest.

Over the years, the entertainment has included acts such as Gloria Estefan, Huey Lewis and the News, Lee Greenwoood, and Willie Nelson.

This year's theme was Peace and Love. Here are a few pictures from this year's festival and the parade.

Marching Bands

First Responders



This vendor specialized in collegiate cornhole sets.

Keanan chose a Festival favorite, a Schmidt's Cream Puff!

I wouldn't advise riding this after eating that cream puff!

Next year's Popcorn Festival will be September, 8 - 9 - 10.
I will be linking to Meet up Monday and Outdoor Wednesdays. Stop over and meet some new friends. La


  1. Oh my that looks like so much fun!!~ What a great festival. Thanks for sharing the day.

  2. How fun! What a great weekend for a festival. One of those cream puffs looks good right about now.

  3. I love festival's! I couldn't remember where you were from, and I just had to come over and check. The pictures look like they could have been taken in Anytown, USA...and we had a town called Marion in NC and there was a high school named Harding...I thought maybe you were NC but you're in Ohio. That cream puff looks amazing, I can't wait to show my husband.

  4. wow that's quite a cream puff!! :wipes drool:

  5. Hi La,
    What a fun festival! I agree the incredible cream puff and that ride look like a dangerous combination.
    Have a great week.

  6. What is a cornhole set?

    This looks like fun. I would have loved this theme...I lived the 60's and 70's, everything I owned had a daisy on it for a while!

  7. La! Thanks for stopping by Project Naptime! You are so sweet. That cream Puff looks AMAZING! Man i want one now.

  8. Hey there,

    New follower here from Just Another Manic Mom Day's blog hop. Cute blog you have here.

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  9. As usual, you're blog on the Popcorn Festival was amazing!! You get better and better every time you put pictures and write!! Yes the cream puffs were wonderful, but again, I didn't get any popcorn. One of these years............

  10. This looks like a lot of fun.
    Our fair will be the end of the month..we always love going. Thanks for sharing your fun time..and thanks for stopping by. Hope you will come again soon..:)

  11. Wow....that's my kind of place...I love popcorn! My Grandpa grew popcorn when I was young and we always had enough to pop all year long...good times! Your festival and parade looked wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Great pictures! Looks like so much fun.


  13. I want to go to the popcorn festival one day. It looks like popping fun! I like how you showcased all your photos that way. It's a great way to see all the floats. Thank you!

    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.


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