Food, booze, and boos are the main attractions at fall festivals in Columbus, Ohio. For the scoop on six of the city’s finest, keep reading.
Ohio Bacon Fest Enjoy bacon-centric creations from local food trucks and restaurants, and participate in the fest’s famous bacon eating contest, if you dare.
Slice of Columbus During “Central Ohio’s largest pizza event,” more than a dozen area shops dish out their most delicious pies and attendees honor their favorite with the People’s Choice Award.
North Market Ohio Craft Brew Festival Sample a variety of beers from local and Ohio craft breweries, and shop at the market’s merchants, who have extended business hours during the festival. (North Market is conveniently located near 40 West in Victorian Village.)
Columbus Oktoberfest Attendees can expect bier, polkas, a kinderplatz, a stone toss and more at this fest, which has outgrown its original home —Schiller Park— in the city’s historic German Village.
Columbus Italian Festival This three-day event celebrates the best in Italian food, entertainment and culture. (The Prescott in Italian Village is within walking distance of St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, where the festival is held.)
Highball This outdoor costume party marries runway style with the culture of the city’s Short North Arts District. (The Castle in the Short North is just steps away from this soiree, which takes place on High Street.)
Check out Summer Festivals in Ohio for info about other fun annual events in Columbus.