The dinners will coincide with performances by the Brazil Concert Band and will take place at the Forest Park Pavilion. They are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., and conclude at 7:30 p.m., each evening.
The festival committee has scheduled dinners for Sunday, June 26, July 17, Aug. 7 and Aug. 28.
Sunday's dinner will consist of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dinner rolls, drinks and dessert.
All dinners will cost $8 for adults and $4 for children 10-under. Popcorn Festival committee members serve those in attendance.
Popcorn Festival of Clay County Vice President Rana Hill said the dinners were a success last year.
"It turned out to be excellent," Hill said. "We did real well in raising money for the festival and that is what our goal is. This is our main (fundraiser)."
"They've really been a big success," Committee President Evelyn Brown added. "The community seems to really enjoy them.
Money from the dinners helps keep the festival running, Hill said.
"With the economy being like it is, we never know about donations or sponsorships, so we had to come up with some things that we ourselves were responsible for to make this festival go and make it work," Hill said. "Someone came up with these dinners. The first one was a little slow, but they worked."
The dinner scheduled for June 26 will feature beef manhattans, while the July 17 dinner will feature Italian beef. The featured item for Aug. 7 is Rueben sandwiches, and beef and noodles will be featured Aug. 28. Side items will be available at every dinner.
This year's Popcorn Festival, the ninth, is scheduled to take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The carnival will begin Sept. 29, at 5 p.m.