When you need something to do on your day off, visit Columbus Oktoberfest in Columbus and indulge in a day filled with fun and adventure.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're looking to spice up your weekends, give Columbus Oktoberfest a call today.
Animatic Con creates a space where fans of all stripes can celebrate their favorite animation through cosplay, art, collectibles, and discussion panels. With an experience that's optimized for people with disabilities, the convention brings in guests from across the country, including makeup artists, voice actors, comic-book illustrators, and cosplay experts. A portion of the proceeds goes to support children with autism through The Make It Fit Foundation and Autism Rocks.
Columbus Food Adventures' expert-led tours stick a fork into the city’s culinary landscape. More than 10 itineraries delve into each neighborhood, focusing on specific areas such as Short North or specific cuisines such as dessert. And these tours don't focus on brick-and-mortar locations alone. Certain itineraries also chase down food trucks and even taco trucks.
It's easy to get to the Old West Festival—first head about 15 minutes east of Cincinnati, then turn about 150 years back in time. Modeled after the infamous Dodge City, Kansas, the permanent establishment opens its doors every summer to display rootin', tootin', and even a bit of trick-shootin' by professional performers. Take a look at just a few of the sights to keep your steely eyes open for:
Cowboy Chow: At the Long Branch Saloon, cowpokes and lil' doggies can saddle up to the bar for a big bowl of rattlesnake chili, buffalo burgers, Texas-style roast beef, and loaded waffle fries. Wash it all down with soda, beer, and sarsaparilla.
Wild Times in the West: All day long, the Arena hoots and hollers with the Rider Kiesner Roping, Whipping, and Spinning Show, and throughout the park, conveniently scheduled gunfights thrill young and old. Be aware, though—carrying firearms is strictly prohibited unless you're part of the show or can prove you're related to Billy the Kid.
Singing Songs and Spinning Yarns: At the Mockingbird, storytellers tell Fantastic Tales of The West all day long, and at Chisholm Trail, musicians host family sing-alongs and banjo-and-fiddle concerts.
Fun and Games: families can enjoy activities such as a covered wagon ride, pony ride, train ride, slingshot-shooting range, gold-panning sluice, magic show, or lasso practice.
Theme Weeks: Check out the special themed weekends to experience the West you'd want to live in, whether that's a Steampunk outpost, a baseball-crazy town that plays according to 1878 rules, or a haunted ghost town held over Halloween weekend.
For most cities, a lively riverfront is a piece of art in and of itself. For Columbus, it's just the beginning. The Columbus Arts Festival assembles more than 300 local and national artists along the city's scenic riverfront to sell creations and show off their wares to the public. Visitors can browse and buy just about anything, or try their hand at creating art through various festival activities and enjoy numerous demonstrations. The show lasts three full days, and features six different stages that showcase music, theater, dance, and spoken word art. Roaming performers and their friends also move around the festival grounds, putting on a mobile show for attendees. Food and drink vendors—including some of Columbus’ top-notch restaurants and food trucks—will be on-hand throughout the weekend festival.
Stop by Columbus Food Truck and Cart Fest in Columbus for a quick and tasty bite to eat.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Columbus Food Truck and Cart Fest and order great food.
Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this restaurant.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Columbus Food Truck and Cart Fest won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
Or, take your food to go.
Garage parking is a nearby option for those who choose to drive to Columbus Food Truck and Cart Fest.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.