Sac City, Iowa: World's Largest Popcorn Ball

The current champion is the third in what we hope is a never-ending series of ever-bigger Sac City popcorn balls. An even bigger popcorn ball was built at the Indiana State Fair in 2013, but it was destroyed for livestock feed.
1325 W. Main St., Sac City, IA
On the west side of town, on the south side of US Hwy 20/Main St., just west of 13th St., displayed in its own custom shed.
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Sac City, Iowa - Popcorn Ball Supremacy
World's Largest Popcorn Ball: Sac City, Iowa, makes its mark as home of the World's Largest Popcorn Ball, a title the town lost for a time, but have snatched back with a new, super-sticky corn boulder. [03/03/2009] Complete Story...

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World's Largest Popcorn Ball

As of April 29, 2016, the ball is gone. Its hut remains, the floor littered with a few stray kernels. Folks at the Noble popcorn factory report there will be a new and bigger ball in August of 2016.

[Tom Burkett, 04/30/2016]
World's Largest Popcorn Ball

Absolutely great exhibition of old nostalgia items, drug store, general store and post office!

[Ajamison, 06/14/2015]
World's Largest Ball of Popcorn

The popcorn ball is still on display but getting a little moldy. A volunteer at the museum said that the popcorn factory is thinking of making another one. Don't miss the random museum and recreated shops and church next to the popcorn.

[Wildbuttons, 08/25/2014]

The ball has been on display since early 2009. What's the shelf life of a giant popcorn ball?

Popcorn Ball

Saw the World's largest Popcorn Ball. It was re-made in February 2009. It took 253 volunteers, 12 hours and 40 minutes to make this ball. It took 900 lbs. of popcorn, 2700 lbs of sugar, and 1400 lbs of syrup to make this. According to the sign it weighs 5000 lbs. Quite a sight inside the building showroom on main street.

[Tom Roberts, 10/09/2009]

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