Today we finally made it to Comfest after many years of it almost always getting rained but today – unlike yesterday where it absolutely poured – was wonderful. The weather could not have been more perfect for the event; sunny with a slight breeze and the temperature being in the 70’s. But what is Comfest you may be asking?
“ComFest (officially Community Festival) is a large, free, non-corporate, volunteer-driven, music and arts annual festival currently held the last full weekend in June at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Lincoln Goodale, prominent and charitable pioneer, and the community’s first physician in his later years donated the 40 acre site July 14, 1851 to be forever kept as a public park or pleasure resort for the inhabitants of City. If appropriated for any other use or purpose, park is to revert to heirs of Lincoln Goodale.. ”
The park was host to loads of happy people, dogs, bands, vendors selling just about anything you could ever want, food and of course beer. I mean after all, it’s not really a street festival in summer without beer now is it? But there was also wine, soda pop, bottled water, snow cones and lemonade. This young lady was celebrating her 21st birthday today at the fest and as her friend could be saying – a toast to you on your birthday! The food stand they are in front of belongs to Schmidt’s restaurant. Trust me on this one when I say their cream puffs are huge and so tasty. Don’t get me started about their sausages though… oh yes!
I will be sharing more from Comfest with you in the next few days.