2017 Popcorn Festival Registration Info

Baby Parade Information

Ages 0 to 24 month

Register in advance or at Popcorn Festival preceding the event

Meet at Lions Club Park


Bicycle Parade Information

Register in advance or at Popcorn Festival preceding the event

Contact Michelle at (765) 934-3959


Big Wheel Race

Register at Popcorn Festival preceding the event

Big Wheels furnished


Car-Oke Information

Registration will take place on Friday, August 4, 2017 between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm at the Popcorn Stage.  No early registration will occur.

Contact "TBA"

Entry Form (.pdf file) "TBA"


Kernel Klassic 5K Run/Walk Registration

If you would like to participate in this years Van Buren Popcorn Festival 29th Annual Kernel Klassic 5K Run/Walk register online.

Online Registration


Sponsored by Weaver Popcorn Company


Merchandise or Food Vendor Registration

If you would like to participate in this years Van Buren Popcorn Festival as a merchandise or food vendor, complete and mail in the following forms or use the following contact information:

Merchandise Vendor Form (.pdf file)

Food Vendor Form (.pdf file)

E-Mail: booth@popcornfestival.org

Phone:

(765) 506-3017

Popcorn Festival Booth Chairman
PO Box 528
Van Buren, IN 46991-0528

Popcorn Parade Registration

The Van Buren Popcorn Festival Committee would like to invite you to participate in our Popcorn Parade. The parade is on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 6:30pm. The Theme for the 2017 Van Buren Popcorn Festival is "45 Years of Popin', Thanks for the Memories".   We hope that you will try to incorporate the theme with your entry. Competition will be held with trophies awarded to the top unit in the following categories:

  1. Best use of the Festival Theme
  2. Best Clown unit
  3. Best Band
  4. Best Horse and Pony
  5. Best Antique Transportation
  6. Best Antique Tractor
  7. Best Miscellaneous Unit
  8. Best Baton Corp
  9. Best Float
  10. Best all around Unit

 

All parade entries MUST be registered with us to be in the parade! If you are interested, please complete and mail the parade registration form.  The parade is held rain or shine.

Line-up and check-in for the parade will begin at 5:15 pm at the parking lot of Modern Machine and Tool, 621 South First Street (Corner of State Road 5 and 400 N).

Parade Entry Form (.pdf file)

E-Mail: parade@popcornfestival.org

Phone:

(765) 934-3991

Popcorn Festival Parade Chairman
PO Box 528
Van Buren, IN 46991-0528

Pedal Tractor Pull

Register at Popcorn Festival preceding the event

Tractors furnished


Pet Parade

Register in advance or at Popcorn Festival preceding the event

Contact Staci at (765) 934-3959


Royalty Contest Information

Classes of royalty are:

  • Sr. Queen (age 19+)
  • Sr. King (age 19+)
  • Queen (ages 13-18)
  • King (ages 13-18)
  • Jr. Queen (ages 6-12)
  • Jr. King (ages 6-12)
  • Princess (ages 2-5)
  • Prince (ages 2-5)

 

Contestants raise money for the festival to cover expenses such as entertainment, advertising, and insurance. The contestant in each category that raises the most money is the royalty for the annual event. Contestants are awarded prizes for their efforts. This is a festival tradition that began with the first festival in 1973. The cut off date for turning in your money is Monday, July 31, 2017

If you would like to participate in this years Van Buren Popcorn Festival Royalty Contest complete and mail in the following form or use the following contact information:

Festival Royalty Contest (.pdf file)

E-Mail: royalty@popcornfestival.org

Phone:

(765) 934-3991

Popcorn Festival Festival Royalty
PO Box 528
Van Buren, IN 46991-0528

 


Scarecrow Contest

Scarecrow Contest Information

Scarecrows must be completed by Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Scarecrows must be within city limits

Judging Wednesday night, August 2, 2017

Winners announced Thursday, August 3, 2017 after the parade

Printable Scarecrow Contest Entry Form (.pdf file)

Entry Form also available at Van Buren Town Hall

Entry Forms must be turned in by Monday, July 31, 2016 to Town Hall

Or call (765) 934-3991 to enter contest.


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Festival Highlights:

The Nation's First Popcorn Parade!
- since 1973 -

Kernel Klassic 5K Run

Fincannon Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show

Baby Parade

Bed Race

Free Entertainment Nightly

Big Wheel Race

Pedal Tractor Pull

Pet Parade

Royalty Contest

Scarecrow Contest

Car-Oke Contest

Games

And Much More!

Van Buren, Indiana

"Popcorn Capital of the World"

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