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Valparaiso Popcorn Festival


Saturday, September 9

7 AM to 6:30 PM

Downtown Valparaiso

This long-standing community tradition returns for its 39th year. The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages.

Over 250 arts & crafts booths, 35 food booths, kids’ games, five-mile Popcorn Panic, two live music stages and the nation’s first Popcorn Parade are only the beginning of the excitement of this incredible festival.

Online vendor & parade applications now available   Apply

2017 Valparaiso Popcorn Festival Terms & Conditions and Pricing

Arts & Crafts / Non-Craft / Fine Arts Vendors

Commercial Vendor

Food Vendor

Parade Participant

2017 Popcorn Poster Contest Information Coming Soon


2016 Poster Contest Winners

First Place

Xiaohao Chen

People’s Choice Award

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Prompt Ambulance Service and The United Way of Porter County claimed the title of GRAND PRIZE WINNER!


2nd Place:  Crosspointe Christian Church

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3rd Place:  Grandma & Grandpa Built a Float

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Special Recognition:  Vale Park Animal Hospital


Best Little Kernel:  Valpo & Washington Township Girl Scouts

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Best New Float:  Trinity Lutheran Church


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