Worlds Largest Popcorn Ball

Worlds Largest Popcorn Ball Sac City has been the home of the World's Largest Popcorn Ball three-times according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Come visit Sac City!
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05/17/2019

It's a new tourism season and your bucket list won't be complete until you see the World's Largest Popcorn Ball. Leave us a comment, take a selfie, pose with your family and stop and grab some flavored popcorn at Noble Popcorn on North 13th Street or Food Pride at 16th & Main.

07/25/2018

Every day you drive by the World's Largest Popcorn Ball and there are visitors. Put this stop on your list as well.

Happy 4th of July from the Colonel! Stop by our home this week at the Sac City Museum!
07/04/2018

Happy 4th of July from the Colonel! Stop by our home this week at the Sac City Museum!

Thanks for stopping in, VJ Smith!
06/26/2018

Thanks for stopping in, VJ Smith!

A Tuesday Morning Thought: I applaud communities that come up with creative ideas - no matter how quirky they might be. Such is Sac City IA - home of the world's largest popcorn ball. I have no idea how many out-of-town visitors come to see the unique attraction, but it got my attention.

Mind you, it hasn't been easy. Sac City held the distinction for twenty years with an earlier and much smaller version. Then, in 2013, some folks at the Indiana State Fair banded together to create a popcorn ball weighing 6,510 pounds. That smashed Sac City's long held record.

Rather than sitting back and reminiscing about the good old days of popcorn glory, the Sac City faithful got busy. On June 18, 2016, they started their popcorn poppers before sunrise and worked well past sunset. They produced a sugar laden heap of fried maize weighing a whopping 9,370 pounds. It is the mother of all popcorn balls! And, the townspeople even built their beloved ball its very own house.

Good for you, Sac City.

The Colonel, the World's Largest Popcorn Ball, wishes you all a great National Popcorn Day! January 19, 2018! Enjoy a li...
01/19/2018

The Colonel, the World's Largest Popcorn Ball, wishes you all a great National Popcorn Day! January 19, 2018! Enjoy a little popcorn today!

06/19/2017

Happy 1st Birthday to the World's Largest Popcorn Ball!

I grew up in Sac City, Iowa
06/08/2017

I grew up in Sac City, Iowa

June 6, 2017 - Popcorn Ball
PHOTO: Curtis Bloes

Check this out!!
05/27/2017

Check this out!!

Visit the World's Largest Popcorn Ball in Sac City, Iowa this weekend. There are lots of photo as this monster was being built.

The Colonel was visited by East Sac County high school students before they went to Prom on April 7. Beautiful group!
04/19/2017

The Colonel was visited by East Sac County high school students before they went to Prom on April 7. Beautiful group!

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03/07/2017

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Worlds Largest Popcorn Ball
03/07/2017

Worlds Largest Popcorn Ball

11/24/2016

Stop by and see the World's Largest Popcorn Ball - visible 24 hours a day on Main Street in Sac City at the Museum complex. This 7,390 pound ball is the 4th Largest Popcorn Ball made by the Sac City community.

What a beautiful view on a week like this.
11/08/2016
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What a beautiful view on a week like this.

This 45-foot-tall observation tower boasts some of the best views in Iowa.

Share your photos from Hitchcock Nature Center in the comments below! 📷

08/16/2016

Every day people are stopping to see the World's Largest Popcorn Ball. Make sure you grab your selfie with it soon.

08/09/2016

While the building isn't finished yet, the Popcorn Ball is encased and you can certainly take a photo with it. How about a selfie contest? Take a selfie, post it on this site and we'll see how many we receive.

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08/09/2016

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Thank you to Shirley Philips and Cheryl Gerry for putting on the beautiful blue bow on the popcorn ball!  The building i...
08/09/2016

Thank you to Shirley Philips and Cheryl Gerry for putting on the beautiful blue bow on the popcorn ball! The building is coming along beautifully!

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08/08/2016

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08/05/2016
Travel Iowa

Travel Iowa

HUGE Fun Fact Friday: Did you know that Iowa is home to the Worlds Largest Popcorn Ball? This is over 9,300 pounds of popcorn! #ThisIsIowa

Sac City Museum
07/01/2016

Sac City Museum

Today the largest popcorn ball in the world was moved from Noble Popcorn to its new structure on the Sac City Museum complex. Here are the first of two photos of the move.

So the monster is ready to move Friday, July 1st,  at 2 p.m. This will be a feat in itself as it is moved from Noble Pop...
06/30/2016

So the monster is ready to move Friday, July 1st, at 2 p.m. This will be a feat in itself as it is moved from Noble Popcorn Plant to the Museum site on Main Street in Sac City. The building has a roof and is ready to house the World's Largest Popcorn Ball - 9,370 pounds of sweet sticky popcorn. Come and watch the move!

We all look a little tired - this was well after midnight.
06/24/2016

We all look a little tired - this was well after midnight.

Sac County smashes popcorn ball record
06/24/2016
Sac County smashes popcorn ball record

Sac County smashes popcorn ball record

Volunteers in Sac County cooked and shaped a 9,370-pound popcorn ball on June 18, 2016, to reclaim their title for world's largest. It's the fourth they have...

Olio in Iowa
06/24/2016
Olio in Iowa

Olio in Iowa

ICYMI: Sac City, Iowa built a new Worlds Largest Popcorn Ball last weekend. Find out how this small town's passion for popcorn began!

Thanks to Dale Wegner from The Sac Sun who helped document the process all day and night.
06/24/2016

Thanks to Dale Wegner from The Sac Sun who helped document the process all day and night.

These are the photos taken from Noon to midnight on June 18, plus the photos taken on Monday, June 20, when the popcorn ball was weighed.
Photos courtesy of Dale Wegner, The Sac Sun

Sac Sun photos from Noon to Midnight
06/23/2016

Sac Sun photos from Noon to Midnight

06/22/2016

News of the World's Largest Popcorn Ball has now spread all over the nation and we even heard from Anchorage, Alaska. Everybody loves FOOD!!

Here are some photos of Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement officer Jeffrey Hansen weighing the new popcorn ball.
06/20/2016

Here are some photos of Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement officer Jeffrey Hansen weighing the new popcorn ball.

Worlds Largest Popcorn Ball
06/19/2016

Worlds Largest Popcorn Ball

At 6:21pm.

Worlds Largest Popcorn Ball
06/19/2016

Worlds Largest Popcorn Ball

And so it begins

06/19/2016

We're done - the first load was dumped at 6:48 a.m. and the last load was at 11.27 p.m. It's been a really loooooooong day for everyone. But it's done. We won't know the "official" weight until Monday but this is one "big" popcorn ball.

At 6:21pm.
06/18/2016

At 6:21pm.

And the sides begin!!
06/18/2016

And the sides begin!!

Steve King came to help build the World's Largest Popcorn Ball! Thanks Steve!
06/18/2016

Steve King came to help build the World's Largest Popcorn Ball! Thanks Steve!

Making progress slowly but sure.
06/18/2016

Making progress slowly but sure.

Sac County Iowa
06/18/2016

Sac County Iowa

Brighton Babcock of Sac City, IA is enjoying his Popcorn ball during the creation of the World's Largest Popcorn Ball #4!

It's getting bigger!
06/18/2016

It's getting bigger!

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