Pop to Beavercreek for festival


Typically between 40,000 and 60,000 people attend the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival each year.


Photo courtesy Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

Greene County News Report

BEAVERCREEK — Thousands will descend on Dayton Xenia Road in Beavercreek this weekend for the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival. This year’s theme will be “Saluting our WWII Veterans.”

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Exhibitors, a 5K run, a car show and most importantly, varieties of popcorn, will all be available for event attendees to enjoy. The festival will be located on Dayton0 Xenia Road between North Fairfield Road and Meadow Bridge Drive.

The festival began more than 30 years ago at the Bellfair Country Store, as a way for owner Gary Deis to say “thank you” to his store’s patrons. Over the years the festival grew to the point where it was handed off to a private committee, which still operates it today.

Typically between 40,000 and 60,000 people attend the festival each year.

For more information on the festival, contact organizers at 937-602-CORN or by email at info@beavercreekpopcornfestival.org, or visit beavercreekpopcornfestival.org.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Sept. 12

8:30 a.m. – Popcorn 5K and fitness walk (at Shoup Park)

10 a.m.-8 p.m. – Festival open

Entertainment at Soin Hospital

10 a.m. – Grand opening

10:30 a.m. – Beavercreek Dance Tinys/Minis/Beaveretts/Creeketts/Jretts

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Beatle Juice

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Logan Sickels

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Skeletones

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Gym Quest

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Haggard County

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Bella Rosa Dance

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – New Mountain Heritage Bluegrass Band

5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Zumba Fitness

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Featured Act: Ryan Roth and Comeback Special

Sept. 13

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Car show

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Festival open

Entertainment at Soin Hospital

11 a.m. – National Anthem

11:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Impressions Dance Team

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Ghost Town Silence

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Beavercreek High School Marching Band

1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Rock It 88

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Egyptian Breeze

2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. – The Hathaways

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Madonna’s School of Dance

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Funky G and the Groove Machine

Typically between 40,000 and 60,000 people attend the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival each year.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_festival1.jpgTypically between 40,000 and 60,000 people attend the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival each year. Photo courtesy Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_logo.jpgPhoto courtesy Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

Greene County News Report compiled by Nathan Pilling.

Greene County News Report compiled by Nathan Pilling.

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