2014 Popcorn Festival Schedule

August 14- 16, 2014

The 42nd Popcorn Parade, opens the 2014 Popcorn Festival.
 Join us Saturday morning for the 27th Annual "Kernel Klassic" 5K Walk/Run sponsored by Weaver Popcorn.
The Fincannon Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show held Saturday 4:00pm till 7:00 pm.
Great Free Entertainment on the Popcorn Stage nightly
Community Scarecrow Contest
Beer's and Jessop's Amusement Rides and Games
The Information Booth will be selling Pop Weavers Microwave Popcorn

Thursday, August 14, 2014

4:00 - 10:00 p.m.    Boy Scout's Popcorn Tent Open
6:30 p.m.    2014 Popcorn Parade
Parade Marshal - Van Buren Business Owners from the 80's.
National Anthem - Chasidy Masters, 2012 Winner of Popcorn Festival "Car-E-Oke"
Special Guest - MC: 99.3-WCJC's Big John
8:00 p.m.    Popcorn Parade Winner Announcements - Popcorn Stage
8:15 p.m.    Crowning of the Festival Royalty - Popcorn Stage
8:30 p.m.    "Corey Cox" - Popcorn Stage
9:00 p.m.    "Jessie Brown" with Full Band - Popcorn Stage

Friday, August 15, 2014

4:00 - 10:00 p.m.    Boy Scout's Popcorn Tent Open
5:00 p.m.    Diaper Dash
5:15 p.m.    Baby Parade
5:30 p.m.    "Magic Show with Jim Borrows" - Popcorn Stage
6:30 p.m.    "MIME Time" - Popcorn Stage
7:30 p.m.    50s & 60s with "The Moon Cats" - Popcorn Stage
9:30 p.m.    "Car-E-Oke Semi Finals" - Popcorn Stage (18 and older)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

7:00 - 11:00 a.m.    Firemen’s Pancake Sausage Breakfast - Van Buren Fire Station
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.    Kernel Klassic 5K Registration
8:00 a.m.    Kid's Fun Run - 10 years and younger
8:30 a.m.    Kernel Klassic 5K Walk/Run
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.    Boy Scout's Popcorn Tent Open
11:00 a.m.    Childrens Biblical Festival - Van Buren UMC
12:00 noon    Kids Karaoke (up to 17)
2:00 p.m.    Big Wheel Race - Big Wheels furnished (sign up at 1:30)
3:00 p.m.    Pedal Tractor Pull - Tractors furnished (sign up at 2:30)
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.    Fincannon Memorial Car & Motorcycle Show
5:00 p.m.    Pet Parade
5:15 p.m.    Bicycle Parade
5:30 p.m.    "Mark's Ark" Interactive Animal Program -  Popcorn Stage
6:30 p.m.    "TRSS Drum Corp"
7:30 p.m.    80s & 90s with "Fonda" - Popcorn Stage
9:15 p.m.    "Grand Prize Drawings" - Popcorn Stage
9:30 p.m.    "Car-E-Oke" Finals - Popcorn Stage
10:30 p.m.    "Street Dance with DJ"

"tba" - To Be Announced.
Schedule subject to change.
(updated: 8/2/14)

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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

Carnival Rides

And Much More!

Van Buren, Indiana

"Popcorn Capital of the World"

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