Valparaiso Popcorn Festival Welcomes New Title Partner

popcorn-fest-2014Valparaiso Events is pleased to announce that ChicagoLand Popcorn is the new Title Partner of the 36th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival hosted by Valparaiso Events. This year a new kind of popcorn is making its entrance to the festival and is sure to please the palates of popcorn lovers everywhere. The new Popcorn Flavor Superstore is popping up in just a few weeks across from Albanese Candy Store on highway 30 just west of Valparaiso.

Boasting over 250 unique flavors of popcorn like Strawberry Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, Snickers, Twix, Oreo, and Butterfingers will keep visitors coming back for more. The Popcorn Festival will feature numerous locations that offer a variety of the selections you will find in their store. “We are excited for the opportunity to forge new relationships in the world of popcorn with a brand new, local organization sure to enhance our community,” shared Tina St. Aubin, Executive Director at Valparaiso Events. “With a passion about popcorn and for the local community the opportunity to join as the new Title Partner of the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival is just a natural fit.”

After a long, successful career in corporate America, ChicagoLand Popcorn Owner, Dwayne Walker, decided to use his gifts and talents to follow one of his passions while speaking a new kind of business language. “We are excited to join the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival and showcase our flavor-filled popcorn to our new friends and neighbors,” he stated, “Our popcorn flavors are unique to the industry and will be the first of its kind in the region. While the average popcorn shop produces a limited number of flavors using savory shake on powders, ChicagoLand Popcorn has licensed the successful and proven technique of offering over 250 seasonal flavors by putting the flavor of 100% real ingredients into its popcorn...not just on it. For example; our white cheddar popcorn is made with real white cheddar cheese and our snickers popcorn is made with real snickers candy bars.”

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival will be held on Saturday, September 6 this year in downtown Valparaiso. Named the Best of the Region by The Times readers for the past 16 years, the festival features over 200 arts and craft booths, kids play place, 5k walk and 5m run, cutest baby contest, popcorn parade and two live music stages including the South Shore CVA Main Stage featuring the Spin Doctors this year!

For more information about the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival or other downtown events contact Valparaiso Events at 464-8332 or