The Popcorn Festival Committee is making changes in this years celebration.

   We will remain a three day celebration.  The main  difference from previous years is the extent of the committee's involvement.  We will no longer spend so much hard time filling time slots in the schedule.  The empty slots will be published.  If there are no volunteers to fill the slots, they will remain empty

   Sunday will become "Family Day", a time for families to spend quality time enjoying all the delicious  foods from our many outstanding vendors.

   The Forman Fire Department will return with the Chicken BBQ on Saturday.  We are glad to see them back with the chickens.  Two other groups have stepped forward to do the corn dogs this year    Another change will occur with the Sunday meal.  Members of  the Catholic Church will be celebrating their beautiful new church that weekend.  The Manito Historical Society will serve Pork Chops on Saturday after the chicken bbq beginning at 4:00 p.m.

    Again this year we will provide the petting zoo and the bounce houses free of charge.

The Popcorn Festival Committee has booked some very quality entertainment for Saturday evening after the Lip Sync.  We have signed a contract with Project Two Music from Chicago.  They will perform a 90 minute show of great music for all ages.  You can hear them at

    Other changes will be made as the celebration gets closer

   Please keep checking back here often.  Changes will be made frequently.

Of  course it takes money to provide all the entertainment for the Popcorn Festival.  We are still looking for sponsors for some of our events  and the Festival Friends is on going.  Please consider helping the committee by making your donation.

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Thank you

The Theme For This Year's Festival is:

"Celebrating Family"

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