Comfest (community festival) has been going on since the sixties, and now boasts about 200 bands in the three days it runs. It’s free. They sell beer and wine. There are dozens of food vendors and merchants. I’ve made a weekend of it ever since I first went.
This event eclipses any and all other central Ohio events, including the Jazz and Ribs festival, the Arts festival, Red White and Boom, and the Armenian goat-roast that takes place at rest stop 45.
This thing also has the coolest, most laid-back vibe of any event I’ve ever been to. Seriously. I’ve never seen a fight there, and have yet to see anyone arrested (despite public toking and such).
It’s 3 days long. Friday is the slow day, Saturday is the busy day, and the Jazz stage on Sunday night is where people go when they don’t want the party to end. I’ll be there all three days, barring tragedy.
Depending on feed-back (if there is any) we can choose a day to meet, and I can choose an appropriate place in the park in which to meet. The thing in the upper right is a lake [sub]pond[/sub].
I can suggest bands to those that express a preference to any type of music. I can also gain passage to numerous after-parties, should anyone else want to go to them.
This is about as casual as a Dopefest gets, you bring nothing and have no obligations. The food and booze is provided by the vendors, and there’s music to suit every taste. I’d love to meet some area Dopers, but if they’re shy, please come anyways and enjoy the event.
I can’t help in the way of accomodations, but I can assist any travelers with my knowledge of the area. More later.