Swamp Fox Festival

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parade entry2017 Swamp Fox Festival

Saturday, September 30

Join in the celebration of Marion's heritage at the 28th annual Swamp Fox Festival. A variety of events will take place in and around City Square Park including the Fall Marion Market, Swamp Fox 5K, a pancake breakfast, and the ever-popular Swamp Fox Parade.

The fun moves to Lowe Park on Saturday evening for live music at the amphitheater, food, bingo, kids activities and a grand fireworks finale. Find more info as the date gets closer at www.cityofmarion.org/swampfox.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Community support has made this festival possible for the past 27 years. As a local business, we hope you will consider contributing to this celebration of Marion's heritage. learn more


Essay Contest

The 2017 Swamp Fox Festival Committee along with The Marion Times are pleased to announce an essay contest (for anyone entering 3rd grade and beyond) as part of this year’s festival. Four winning essays will be chosen with each receiving a cash prize and his or her essay published in the Sept. 28 edition of The Marion Times.

Marion History – Then and Now                 
Imagine it’s 1940 and you’re at the corner of 7th Avenue and 10th Street.  What does the street look like? What shops and businesses are open? Tell us a little history about your favorite building or location in Marion. What used to be there?  What is it now? How has our community changed over the years?

 Entries are due by Sept. 15. learn more