Costa Mesa Celebrates Popcorn Day with Free Popcorn

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National Popcorn Day is January 19

OC Marketplace
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 723-6660

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Free Popcorn while supplies last on per coupon, Plus Kaptain Kernel, the King of Korn entertains the crowd with his comic routine from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Popcorn stilt walker and more!

Orange County Market Place is held every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., except during the annual Orange County fair. Admission is $2 for ages 13 years and over, and free for children 12 and under. Free parking is also available.

Popcorn doesn't cost an arm and leg, but America's favorite movie snack usually isn't given away. You have to pay. At Orange County Market Place visitors will receive free popcorn during this special event, announced annually on the website,

The Orange County Market Place (swap meet) has celebrated and given away popcorn in its own National Popcorn Day Celebration Weekend since 2008. The weekend swap meet, held at the O. C. Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, has popper machines ready to cook from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days of the weekend celebration.

Americans are popcorn eaters! They bite into 17 billion quarts of popcorn each year. Favorite toppings include butter or margarine & salt. Caramel coating, spicy seasonings and candy flavors all are served in shops, at ball games and from specialty popcorn places.

Along with free popcorn, Kaptain Kernel, "the King of Korn", will perform both days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. showing off his popcorn spill gags, juggling popcorn balls and turning kernels into popcorn from his magic bag.

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