740-387-FEST. Always the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday after Labor Day. Bike Nite takes place the first night. All performances on the Festival’s main stage begin at 8:30 p.m. and are free of charge. A limited number of Kernel sponsorship seats are available for any of the main stage performances by calling 740-387-FEST. Other events include the Popcorn Parade with more than 300 units, a popcorn cooking contest, a fine art show, crafts, Popcorn 5000 5K run/walk, Popcorn 1000 bike tour, a Thursday afternoon senior show at the historic Marion Palace Theatre and much more. For more information, visit www.popcornfestival.com or call 740-387-FEST.