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A few reasons to pop on over to the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival this weekend

Last year’s Beavercreek Popcorn Festival was one of many festivals last year canceled due to weather the weekend following Labor Day.

That’s all the more reason to pop in for some popcorn this year.

Take your love of popcorn beyond the movie theater and join in the celebration that is the annual Beavercreek Popcorn Festival. The festival, now in its 33rd year, takes place Sept. 7-8. 

If you’re one of those people who takes a whole handful of popcorn and attempts to shove it all into your mouth at once, then this festival is most definitely for you.

Here are some of the tasty treats and fun to expect at this year’s Beavercreek Popcorn Festival.      

The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival, now in its 29th year, takes place the weekend after Labor Day on Sept. 12 and 13.  (Source: Provided by the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival)

Flavored Popcorn  

Flavored popcorn is a staple of the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival. 

Sure, there’s caramel and cheddar and gourmet popcorn balls. And microwave popcorn and bulk popcorn to take home.

Through the years, the festival has been known to have some unique flavors — even Jell-O flavored popcorn.

Beyond the unusual, there’s also gourmet popcorn. How about some popcorn coated with white or dark chocolate? Add some nuts, coconut or other dried fruits and you have a tasty treat that’s truly decadent.

The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival, now in its 29th year, takes place the weekend after Labor Day on Sept. 12 and 13. (Source: Provided by the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival)
Photo: HANDOUT

Kettle Corn  

Kettle corn is just the perfect combination of sweet-and-salty, and the vendors at Beavercreek Popcorn Festival know how to do it justice. Whether you’re a traditionalist or maybe a little more adventurous, there is something for you.             

The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival, now in its 29th year, takes place the weekend after Labor Day on Sept. 12 and 13.  (Source: Provided by the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival)

Unexpected Popcorn  

Here’s where things get really weird, in the best way possible. It wouldn’t be a popcorn festival if they weren’t putting popcorn on everything. 

The popcorn theme has led to some pretty unique creations in previous years. The festival has been known to have cheesy popcorn pizza, popcorn ice cream and even popcorn burgers in past years.

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The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival, now in its 29th year, takes place the weekend after Labor Day on Sept. 12 and 13.  (Source: Provided by the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival)

Food Trucks and Vendors

The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival recently started allowing food trucks to participate in their event, and boy, are we glad they did. Here’s a complete list of vendors. There will be more than 200 booths with festival foods, treats, crafts and more.

Scott Jenkins stirs up a batch of Kettle Corn for J & J's Concessions at the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival Sunday, Sept. 13.
Photo: Jan Underwood

Other stuff 

Have a side of dinner with your popcorn; there will be over 30 vendors to provide you with more filling foods. Dig into some baked potatoes, fish and chicken, hot dogs, Italian ice, BBQ, ice cream, mini donuts, cajun eats, sweet tea and more.

There is also a 5K on Saturday and car show on Sunday. 

Archive photo of crowd at Beavercreek Popcorn Festival. (Contributed photo by Judith Wolert-Maldonado)

WANT TO GO?

What: Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

When: Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Dayton-Xenia Road between North Fairfield Road and Meadow Bridge Drive

Cost: Free

Info: WebsiteFacebook | 937-602-CORN | info@beavercreekpopcornfestival.org

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