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Community Festival (ComFest) 2018


How much does it cost to get into ComFest?

The Community Festival is free to attend! There are no tickets or cover charges.

Where is ComFest? How do I get there? Where do I park?

The festival is held in Goodale Park, near downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Because of the traffic caused by our event, and to help the environment, we highly recommend riding a bicycle and using our $1 bicycle valet, or riding the COTA bus which will be running late on Friday and Saturday.

If you must drive, you should park in the Arena District, as most street parking in the neighborhood requires a residential parking permit; cars parked illegally in the neighborhood will be towed.

For more info, visit our Getting to ComFest page.

When are my volunteer shifts?

If you have already signed up and need a list of your shifts, just send an email to myshifts@comfest.com, and our shift robot will reply with shift details and important info.

How do I volunteer?

Fill out your volunteer application, where you can pick jobs and shifts that suit your unique talents. Applications are usually available by March.

Once the festival has started, visit the ComFest Volunteer Booth to sign up for a shift on-site.

What’s the minimum age to attend?

ComFest is open to all ages, however for their own safety, we ask that children be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents can get a wristband at KiDSART or Safety Base Station and write a parents cell number on it so we can quickly reunite lost kids with parents.

Who is performing? What is there to do at ComFest?

Workshops, speakers, dancers, music, arts & crafts, food and vendors—there is so much to do at ComFest. Our performance schedule is available at: comfest.com/stages. Even more event information is available in our annual Program Guide.

Can I bring alcoholic beverages from home?

NO! Carry-in alcohol is illegal in city parks. Police officers will be present at the event to enforce all laws. ComFest will have multiple Beer and Wine booths on Park Street and Goodale Street. Avoid a ticket (or worse) by buying your alcoholic beverages at the festival. Please cooperate with our NO BYOB volunteers and remove all alcohol from the premises when asked.

For more information, please visit our No BYOB page.

Are coolers allowed at ComFest?

We are asking that you please leave your coolers at home. We also ask that you do not leave backpacks unattended. Stay with your stuff and tag those bags with your name and cell number. If you bring something into the park, please take it back home with you. Otherwise, make sure to clean up after yourself, and use one of the recycling areas located throughout the event.

For more information, please visit our No BYOB page.

How can I have a booth or sell items at ComFest?

Fill-out and send us an application – they are available mid-January each year.

How can I perform at the festival?

Complete our online performer application.

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