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The 2007 ComFest logo was designed by Jason Kroninger.

ComFest (officially The Community Festival) is a large, free, non-corporate, music and arts annual festival currently held each June at Goodale Park in the Victorian Village area of Columbus, Ohio. The festival bills itself as "The Party with a Purpose".[1] To accomplish this goal, the festival relies on community members to work together in the planning and operation of the festival serving on committees and work teams including clean-up and recycling, safety and first aid, entertainment, street fair, and the "World Peace Rocks Forever Committee".

The festival was first held in 1972 as a showcase for a collection of community organizations including the Columbus Free Press, Free Health Clinic, Food Co-op, Tenants Union, Crisis Hotline, and Recycling Center. The festival continues to provide a forum for alternative lifestyles and collective activity. Beer from The Columbus Brewing Company is sold in large, colorful mugs to fund the cost of the festival itself and to raise money for community projects and grants. All tips from the beer booths go to homeless shelters.

The 45th ComFest was held June 23-25, 2017.[2] ComFest's theme for 2017 was "The people united will never be defeated." The featured organization was Community Refugee & Immigration Services; the honored artist was fiddler and singer Megan Palmer, the honored volunteers were Diane Emrick and Brian Schweickart, and Kojo Kamau, Charles "C.W.: Williams, Tom "T.C." Collins, Martha Marcom, and J. Webster Vierow were featured in the program guide's In Memoriam section. [2]

The 2018 ComFest will be held June 22-24.


  1. ^ "Comfest". 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b "2017 ComFest Program Guide". Retrieved March 9, 2018.

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