ComFest 2017

Ah, the Community Festival, known more commonly today as ComFest. The festival began in 1972 in Columbus, Ohio, where it is still located to this day. Those familiar with ComFest may know it for its liveliness and free-spirited nature. One attending may expect to hear good music, drink plenty of beer, and inhale the dense clouds of marijuana smoke rife in the air. If you encounter topless women, do not be alarmed, for it is but part of the culture. One can also expect to find many grass-roots orgs promoting wellfare in the community. This was why the festival was started in the first place. If you have not been and enjoy partaking in hippie culture, I recommend everyone go, at least once. There is never a dull moment.

Photos from last year's fest (below). Source: Instagram

Hours & Location

This year's festival is taking place this weekend, June 23-25, at Goodale Park. The festival hours are as follows:

  • Friday, June 23, Noon to 11 P.M.
  • Saturday, June 24, 11 A.M. to 9 P.M.
  • Sunday, June 25, 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.

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