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. If you must street park, please plan for the new meter system in the Short North and download the new mobile app for parking in the Short North area by searching for: ParkColumbus App. You can also read up on the new parking information by searching for ‘The City of Columbus Parking’.
When are my volunteer shifts?
If you have already signed up and need a list of your shifts, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.
How can I have a booth or sell items at ComFest?
How can I perform at the festival?