Columbus festival season is on, and the giveaways continue!

Ohio State Fair

Ohio State Fair

Festival season continues in Columbus, and so do the giveaways.

Like we mentioned last month , members of the Greater Columbus Events Council are helping us celebrate lots of events by sharing lots of prizes.

This time, we’re featuring July and August happenings, and the ante is definitely upped: FIVE LUCKY READERS will win the following:

To win is easy:

Simply leave a comment below, and name at least one July or August Columbus festival or special event you plan to attend this year. If you need a few ideas, visit this list of Greater Columbus Events Council members.

One entry per person, please. All entries must be posted by noon on Tuesday, July 6 . After that, we’ll randomly select five winners who are going to have a lot of fun this summer. Good luck!

P.S. Don’t forget the third and final giveaway:

Stay tuned for the last prize package, which we’ll give away in August. Check back or subscribe to this blog via your RSS reader or email to receive updates.

UPDATE (7/6): The winners have been selected and are posted in the comments. Congrats!

  • vicki

    going to the fair is always a tradition.

  • http://beingcheryl.com Cheryl Harrison

    Ooooh I can’t wait for the North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival! :)

  • Bailey

    We plan to attend the Jazz & Rib Fest and maybe one of the shows at the Ohio State Fair depending on the line up. Even if we don’t attend a performance, we’re going for the FOOD & exhibits. ;-)

    Bailey
    @SBailey7 – Twitter
    S7Bailey@gmail.com

  • Melissa Barth Kelly

    I will be attending Jazz & Rib Fest.

  • Jeff Barnard

    Ready for the Jazz and Ribs festival!!!!

  • Matt

    I really enjoyed Comfest this weekend, but I am looking forward to both the Jazz and Rib fest and State Fair! Can’t wait!

  • mike

    everyone says the jazz & rib fest can’t be beat…this will be our first time to check it out

  • tricia

    I am definitely going to check out the North Market Food & Wine Festival and am looking forward to my FIRST Ohio State Fair!

  • Andy

    I am looking forward to the Jazz and Rib Fest!!!

  • Dan

    Hey! it’s me, for the win!

  • Catherine

    Our State Fair is a great state fair
    Don’t Miss it don’t even be late
    (our state fair is great)
    It’s dollars to doughnuts at our state fair
    It’s the best state fair in the state!!!

  • Jamie

    Jazz and Rib Fest, hands down!!

  • http://www.thejessicamillerphotos.com Jessica

    I will be at Comfest and Oktoberfest!!

  • Heather L

    Dublin Irish Fest:)

  • Felicia

    We are looking forward to the Jazz and Rib Fest.
    will be our first time there.

  • Jessica Henson

    North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival :)

  • Sharanya S

    The best thing about being in Columbus during Summer is attending all these festivals which represent the heart and soul of Columbus. Looking forward to the North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival and Dublin Irish Festival :)

  • Jamie

    North Market Food and Ohio Wine @ North Market! We go every year, its a great event!

  • Beth Ullery

    I LOVE the Shaved Ice at the Ohio State Fair!

  • Jonathan Wilson Luck

    Jazz & Ribs – mmMMmm

  • Shannon

    I am looking forward to sampling great food and sipping wonderful wines during the North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival on July 9-11, 2010.

  • Martina

    I will attend the Ohio State Fair!

  • Mark Freeman

    Red White & Boom and the Jazz & Rib Fest

  • Bob Smith

    North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival!

  • Amanda

    Ohio State Fair as always =) Jazz & Rib fest of course and does Red White and Boom count? we’ll be there too!

  • Paula Jacoby

    The Ohio State Fair, definitely. Devo is playing this year!

  • Ty Knight

    Looking forward to the Irish Festival and the Jazz & Rib Fest

  • Susan Peters

    Columbus has the best fairs and festivals. The Arts festival was wonderful. I can’t wait to attned the Jazz & Ribs Festival. And this year I am going to the Ohio State Fair.

  • Allie

    Red White and Boom and the Fair! I haven’t been for about ten years!

  • Lori

    We always go to the state fair for deep-fried Snickers. Yum!

  • http://cl_murley@hotmail.com Cassity Comspton

    My family and I are looking forward to attening Red, White, & Boom! Columbus has the best festivals and family events!!!!

  • Andrea Dixon

    The Ohio State Fair, I haven’t missed a single one my whole life :-)

  • Heather

    I’ve missed the Ohio State Fair for the past 8 years; it’s good to be home again! Taking the family of four there will be tight while still unemployed, but we’ll find a way :)

  • David Courter

    Can’t wait for the Dublin Irish Festival. My kids are so amped up for festival season. How many \jumpy things\ can we find in one summer?

  • http://www.columbusconventions.com Crista Tompson

    I definitely plan on attending the Jazz & Rib Festival in July, the State Fair, the Latin Festival, AND the Dublin Irish Festival!

  • Greg

    I love the state fair. So much cool stuff there

  • S Bowe

    The Jazz and Rib Fest and the Fair!!

  • Deb

    Always love the Jazz & Rib Festival! Will attend the Ohio State Fair also.

  • ValerieB

    I celebrate my birthday every year at the North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival!

  • http://JustinMoodley.com Justin Moodley

    The best special event year after year has to be the Jazz and Rib Fest. It brings together two of my favorite things in the world – food and music!

    I was surprised by the move to the Arena District last year, and think it’s just as great as when it used to be down by the river.

    Can’t wait to go this year!

  • JAMIE THOMAS

    i went to comfest 2010 all 3 days and i ate good and enjoyed the music and people very much i look forward to comfest every year
    thank you Columbus Ohio

  • Delores

    The best festival of the year, the Dublin Irish Festival. I look forward to it every year and will be atending again this year.

  • Steven

    Woohoo Jazz and Rib Fest!

  • http://www.corkfamily.com Jennifer C

    My husband and I will be celebrating our anniversary at the Dublin Irish Festival! We were married at the festival last year and look forward to soaking it all in again (whiskey tastings and all!).

  • Steph

    Ohio State Fair! Fair food is something I look forward to all year!

  • http://www.samantharufo.com Samantha Rufo

    We started going to the Dublin Irish Festival a few years ago and plan on going back again this year. Our favorite time is to go to the Whiskey Tasting, grab some Irish food, and watch the bands. Except for missing Guinness, you’d think you were in Ireland for the day.

  • Katie

    I also go to the Dublin Irish Festival every year and Red, White & Boom! After looking at your list, I am also looking forward to trying The North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival, Columbus International Festival and the Columbus Italian Festival. There are so many great festivals in Columbus!

  • Jen

    DEFINITELY going to the Fair and North Market… Also looking forward to the Greek festival in September.

  • Jenn Fellrath

    We plan on attending Jazz & Rib Fest in July & The Dublin Irish Festival in August. We have an unplanned trip to the Ohio State Fair also.

  • Ben

    Red, White and Boom!

  • Amy Shaffer

    I am excited to go to the Jazz and Rib Fest with my husband and son!

  • Coreena Wiltshire

    i’m looking forward to the Dublin Irish Festival in August

  • http://folk-blog.com Greg

    I’ll be at the Dublin Irish Festival. Can’t wait to see Luka Bloom and Moya Brennan.

  • Randy Clevenger

    I always enjoy going to the Dublin Irish festival every year.

  • Sabrina Fisher

    Red, White & Boom….North Market Food & Wine…Jazz & Rib Fest…Wow July is going to be a busy month for me. Then of course the Ohio State Fair…haven’t missed a year!!

  • David

    We have attended the Irish Festival every year, even before it moved from county fairgrounds to wonderful Dublin site. The North Market is a more frequent destination, and I’m looking forward to sampling the North Market Food & Wine Festival.

  • Kim

    The North Market Food and Wine Festival and Jazz and Rib Fest

  • Michelle C

    I can’t wait for the Wine Festival and Jazz and Rib Fest. I just mastered an awesome bbq sauce and want to see if the ribs can compete with my recipe!!

  • Adam

    I am going to the Dublin Irish Festvial. Can’t wait.

  • Jenna

    We’re definitely going to the Irish fest and the Ohio State fair!!! Love it!

  • Linda Widen

    Ohio State Fair and to see the Selena Gomez concert there

  • Bev

    We will be attending the ohio state fair of course, the jazz and rib fest, the dublin irish festival and the tomato festival. I love OHIO in the summertime!!

  • Cindy L

    The Jazz and Rib fest is always on my list to attend :) As well as most events at the North Market!

  • Laura Rees

    Going to the North Market food and wine festival!

  • Jeff B

    Plan attending Red, White & Boom, the North Market Food and Wine Festival, Jazz and Rib Fest, Dublin Irish Festival, AND the Ohio State Fair. Enjoyed the Comfest and WaterFire this pass weekend. Central Ohio has so many great events to offer.

  • http://www.samantharufo.com Samantha Rufo

    We’ve been going to the Dublin Irish festival for the last few years. We will again go this year and are looking forward to it. Especially the whiskey tasting. Only thing missing to make it more like Ireland is the Guinness.

  • Gwen Hoover

    I am looking forward to the Jazz and Rib Fest. This will be my 1st one since moving back to Cols last year.

  • Brian Chevrier

    I can’t wait to eat my way through the Ohio State Fair!

  • D Wagner

    Jazz and Rib Fest is a must..

  • David T

    I’ll definitely have to make it out to the Dublin Irish Fest this year!

  • Ahmad

    Ohio State Fair FTW!

  • Beverley

    Looking forward to the Jazz and Rib Fest. The perfect partnering of food and music.

  • Brian

    Red, White, and Boom

  • Katie

    North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival is great!

  • Melanie

    we are new here to Columbus and Ohio so the state fair will be awesome!! We are also going to check out the Food and Wine fest and Jazz and Rib fest AND the Dublin Irish fest AND any other festival that sounds awesome to check out!!!

  • Helen Carlon

    This will be my first year at the North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival and I’m very excited for it!

  • Emily

    North Market Food and Wine Festival!!!!! :)

  • Dawn Kaczynski

    I can’t wait to check out the North Market Food and Wine Festival. Never been before, but I really want to go this year!

  • Judy Arganbright

    Ohio State fair is always a must! Go every year and enjoy watching the Ohio State Fair Youth Choir sing!

  • Debbie

    The Merion Village Garden tour!

  • http://houndsinthekitchen.com/2010/05/12/kids-cook-summer-camps/ Rachel

    I’ll be at the Ohio state fair for sure.

  • Shalan Reeves

    I plan on attending the Ohio food and wine festival. I had a great time last year. It’s the perfect way to celebrate my birthday!

  • Gretchen

    Looking forward to going to the North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival!

  • Jenny

    The Jazz and Ribs fest is one of my favorites! Nothing better than delicious food and some great jazz!

  • Derrek

    My wife and I plan on attending the OH Food & Wine Festival, Jazz & Rib Fest, Dublin Irish Festival. Since there are some many events like this around town I’m sure we’ll hit others also.

  • http://www.cmhgourmand.com Jim

    So many good choices in the summer. It is a hard choice but the North Market Ohio Wine and Food Festival is my winner. Close seconds are Comfest and Baconcamp at North Market this year.

  • Rick

    My wife and I plan on attending the OH Food & Wine Festival

  • hudd

    Planning on coming to the Food and Wine Festival and would like to make the Jazz and Rib Festival. The Dublin Irish festival sounds fun as well. I believe the wife has something she’s wanting to do at the state fair as well.

  • Jennifer M.

    I’m looking forward to the Ohio State Fair. I love people watching, exploring the exhibits, and eating the awesome fair food! It wouldn’t be summer without the fair.

  • http://Twitter.com/sapnabhakta Sapna Bhakta

    I would have to say the north market wine and food festival! I love it and can’t wait to attend!

  • Rachael Gorsuch

    We always love the North Market Food and Wine Festival! I had my baby in June last year so I wouldn’t miss it! :)

  • Morgan

    I always go to the Dublin Irish Fest and the North Market Food and Wine Fest! This year I also want to go to the Jazz and Rib Fest!

  • Anthony

    I just moved to Columbus in April to be closer to my fiance who goes to OSU. She loves pretty much everything Columbus has to offer, but she never misses the North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival. I look forward to experiencing it myself! And of course, this weekend is Red, White, & Boom! Can’t miss that! :)

  • Jessica

    I love the Jazz and Rib Festival, and the North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival. Great events!

  • http://twitter.com/katiechioran katie

    Being downtown during the summer is a must between gallery hop, north market’s food and wine fest, red white & boom, the fair, and the daily goings-on in general. Love meeting new people and enjoying what columbus has to offer.

  • Boyce

    The Irish Festival is on our radar this year…

  • Bannon

    We’ll be going to Red White and Boom and the state fair this summer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/liz.meredith#!/profile.php?id=1321097521&ref=ts Liz Meredith

    I’m a teacher so festivals are what my summer vacation is about! I’ve already got the Asian Festival, Pride, Comfest, and German Village Garten tour under my belt. Looking forward to Red, White, and Boom, NM Food and Wine, and the Jazz and Ribs festival! And that’s just for July! My favorite August event is the Latino Festival. Let’s face it, with so much to offer, Columbus Rocks!

  • Kelly

    We are planning on attending the NM Wine and Food Festival and The Dublin Irish Festival.

  • Raeanna

    We always go to Red, White, & Boom, Jazz & Ribfest, and the Irish Festival! Columbus is a great place to be during the summer!

  • KCMiller

    I’m looking forward to the Jazz and Rib Fest this year!

  • Maria J

    My husband and I plan to attend Red, White & Boom as well as the North Market Food & Wine Fest. We also plan to go to the Ohio State Fair again this year with my stepdaughter, as well as the Obetz zucchini festival in August (which isn’t listed, but should be!) :)

    Thank you for the chance to win!!

  • Christine

    We can’t wait to be at the Jazz & Rib Fest! We’ve attended every year. The Ohio State Fair is great too. :-)

  • Amanda K.

    I wouldn’t dream of missing the North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival!

  • Amy Huggins

    The North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival is the best!!!!! All the joys of wine country without the drive!

  • Nikki C

    I plan on going to as many as possible… I know for sure I’ll be attending the Jazz & Rib Fest, State Fair, and of course the North Market Food & Wine Fest… That is what summer is to me! All the festivals. GO COLUMBUS

  • Megan

    I love the Dublin Irish Fest!!

  • http://eevent.com Emily

    Looking forward to the Dublin Irish Festival… hubby like doing ‘beers of Ireland tour’ (self-guided!). Can’t buy fun like that! :)

  • Ilonka

    Would love to go to the Festival Latino

  • CM

    I never miss the wine fest at the north market or the fair!

  • Carey Sullivan

    I’m a fan of the Dublin Irish Fest! The music is great and the Wee Folk area tires my kiddies out.

  • http://www.wildgoosecreative.com Amanda

    Jazz and Ribs Fest and the Fair are annual events. :)

  • Coach

    Will be at Red, White & Boom! this weekend and looking forward to the Dublin Irish Fest.

  • Susan

    I’m planning to make my first trip to the Jazz & Rib Fest. As much as I love festival season in Columbus, this is one event that I have yet to attend.

  • Izetta Thomas

    Definitely the North Market Food & Wine Festival! Hands Down!

  • Stacy

    The Ohio State Fair and the Dublin Irish Festival are both on my calendar!

  • Patricia

    We’re going to the fair, and probably the Irish Fest, too!

  • Greg

    Artfest and Comfest have passed but Jazz & Rib Fest and Dublin Irish Festival are still to come!

  • Carrie

    I can’t wait to go to the Jazz and Ribs Fest and see Trombone Shorty play!! :)

  • Cindy

    we will be attending red, white and boom, the jazz and rib fest, and the Ohio State Fair!

  • Ilia Jordan

    We will be going to the Tomato Festival.

  • Kerry

    I hope to make it to the State Fair, but I’m a regular at the Dublin Irish Festival!

  • Rachel

    The Ohio State Fair for sure! My family has been a part of working the fair since before I was born. I haven’t missed a year yet!

  • Christen Nagy

    I’m looking forward to taking my kids to their first Ohio State fair this year!!!

  • Bryce

    looking forward to Dublin Irish Fest

  • Dawn Adams

    Can’t wait for the Dublin Irish Festival,we have a great time there every year!!!

  • Dewain

    Can’t wait for the Dublin Irish Festival…and Dublin Irish Festival Stout!

  • Mark Beadles

    I’m definitely going to both the Ohio State Fair and the Dublin Irish Festival!

  • Malinda

    We will definitely be attending the Dublin Irish Festival this year, as well as possibly the New Albany Classic and Oktoberfest! As longterm festival goers with a new baby, it’s going to be particularly wonderful to enjoy the sun and crowds in glittering summertime Columbus this year. :)

  • Amanda

    I LOVE going to the Dublin Irish Festival each year!

  • Beth Lewis

    We always hit the Franklin County Fair on Kid’s Day and enjoy all the music at the Dublin Irish Festival! So much fun so close to home!

  • Anna Marie

    Can’t wait!! – just wish SLIDE was going to be there.

  • charissa thomas

    We go to the dublin irish festival every year. It is a tradition. We started when it my husband and I started dating. It was the first date we had that involved my son. we consider it our first family outing :)

  • Ashley Stuck

    Dublin Ohio Festival! Will be going for my 4th year in a row coming from Northern KY.

  • jim

    Dublin Irish Festival rocks! Slainte!

  • Elizabeth K

    Dublin Irish Festival!!!!!

  • Elizabeth K

    Dublin Irish Festival!!!

  • Anna Marie

    Ooops! I forgot to mention the event – Dublin Irish Festival!!

  • Pam Eden

    We will be making a the trip from Michigan for the Dublin Irish Festival.

  • Julia Mehl

    Dublin Irish Festival! My husband and I have gone every year that we dated and now for the last five years that we have been married. Last year we took our 1 year old son with us, wearing a kilt of course! We now live in Indianapolis and can’t wait to make the trip back again for it this year!

  • Chuck McGroarty

    I will be attending the Dublin Irish Festival with the rest of the McGroarty Clan- we all meet there for an unofficial family reunion every year!

  • http://agabriel.net Andre

    I can’t wait for the Dublin Irish Festival this year. It’s the best!

  • Nicole Sassen

    Dublin Irish Fest – we were married there last year so this will be our first anniversary together!!

  • Cindy Snider

    Anxiously awaiting the Dublin Irish Festival!!! :D

  • Cindy Snider

    Anxiously awaiting the Dublin Irish Festival! :D

  • Cindy Snider

    Anxously awaiting the Dublin Irish Frestival!!! :D

  • Kayla Malone

    We’ll b attending the Ohio State fair then try to go to every irish festival that is close by in the following months :)!

  • Louis Salvati

    Will absolutely be spending a bunch of time at The Dublin Irish Festival!

  • Carrie

    I can’t wait to see Gaelic Storm at the Dublin Irish Festival!

  • Scot Humbarger

    The Ohio State Fair. Too much fun for just one day. We always end up going at least twice each year.

  • Jayne Bonney

    Going to the Dublin Irish Festival…will be my first visit and I can’t wait!!

  • Emily

    I’ll be at Red, White & Boom, Jazz & Rib Fest, Ohio State Fair and, (my favorite) the Dublin Irish festival!

  • Molly

    DUBLIN IRISH FESTIVAL!!! =) THE WINE ONE SOUNDS REALLY FUN TOO!

  • Megan C.

    Dublin Irish Fest for sure!

  • Toree

    I can’t wait for the Dublin Irish Festival!

  • Jody

    Definitely the Dublin Irish Festival,maybe the Ohio State Fair if the weather is decent.

  • Rachel

    What festival won’t we be going to? We love all of them. Festival season is one of the best times of the year for me. I particularly love the State Fair as it provides so much entertainment for a really reasonable price. Plus, there is something for everyone! Now you’ve got me drooling for some dairy barn ice cream!

  • Heather

    Dublin Irish Festival!

  • Bethany

    I LOVE the concerts at the Dublin Irish Festival. And getting together with friends for Red White and Boom

  • http://FB Erin

    The Columbus Feis to see the Irish Dancers compete, Dublin Irish Festival to hear Gaelic Storm, Jazz and Rib, UA Art Festival and any other festival that strikes my fancy!

  • http://FB Deb

    Irish Festival I can’t wait. Missed it last yr. coming drom FL to go….

  • Angie Williams

    Planning to go to the Dublin Irish Festival!! Can’t wait!

  • Anna

    I’ll definitely be going to the wine and food festival, and the Irish festival. We’ve never been to the fair but it would be fun if my 2-year old can tolerate it. Is the Italian Festival in the summer?

  • http://Twitter.com/caseybowers Casey Bowers

    All of the above!

    Planning to attend Jazz Fest, Irish Fest and
    Ohio State Fair (Devo!)

  • brian pierce

    going to the ohio state fair and dublin irsh festvial

  • Megan Schutte

    I will be going to the Irish festival, but would also like to visit the North Market Wine & Food event, since I’ve never been.

  • Sarah Powell

    I drive all the way to Columbus from North Carolina to attend the Dublin Irish Festival with my husband, parents and friends.

  • Karla Hughes

    We’re going to the Dublin Irish Festival for the 3 year with a group of friends. We are so excited, love this event and can’t wait to see all the entertainment, most of all Gaelic Storm!

  • Terri O’Connor

    Love the Dublin Irish Festival, will be there all 3 days. I think this is our 10th year going.

  • Elizabeth

    We’re going to the Irish festival, just like every year since we moved to Columbus!

  • Patty

    We will be attending the Dublin Irish Festival, listening to great Jazz and eating delicious ribs and sampling Ohio Wines at the North Market! Love love love all the things to do in Columbus during the summer.

  • Holly Deliduka

    We love to go to the Irish Festival. My husband and I dated by doing celie dancing and we danced an Irish waltz at our wedding 14 years ago. The festival always brings back those sweet memories.

  • Kathy

    Dublin Irish Festival! Can’t wait!

  • Michelle

    As always, The Dublin Irish Festival!!

  • Nick

    I enjoy attending the rib fest every year.

  • Carson

    The Dublin Irish Festival has been my home for the first weekend of August since 1990, and it will be this year!

  • Kris

    The Dublin Irish Festival…of course!

  • Kris

    Dublin Irish Festival of course!!!

  • http://supermergentroidgal.blogspot.com/ Shannon

    We have an Ohio State Fair tradition with our friends—every year there seems to be a new baby asleep in the stroller! We’re going to keep it going, perhaps without the new babies this year!

  • Glenn Robinson

    The Dublin Irish Festival is simply the best of good times! It’s a great place to reintroduce your family and friends to their Irish heritage–even if their only Irish for the weekend.

  • Jane Weese

    Dublin Irish Festival, of course! Great music, beer and food!

  • Kathie Mennetti

    Attending the Plain City Oh Fourth of July Festival, Westerville Music & Arts Festival & Dubli Irish Festival.

  • Chris Lappert

    The Dublin Irish Fest has become a family tradition and I am planning on 2 days for sure
    Then the State fair is a must

  • Carrie Thompson

    Our family looks forward to the Dublin Irish Festival every summer!

  • Bekki Mills

    The Dublin Irish Festival!

  • Pattie Shirk

    I’m going to my first Dublin Irish Festival this year. Looking forward to it.

  • Mick McEnneny

    Dublin Irish Festival! Great music, great time!

  • Deb Casteel

    Dublin Irish Festival…first time last year and definitely coming back this year!

  • Joan Goolsby

    Dublin Irish Festival: we go every day, love the music!!

  • http://facebook Amanda Pertner

    Ohio Wine Festival (1st time) and Dublin Irish Festival (2nd time)!

  • Ashton

    I love the Irish festival- it is a tradition for the whole family! Great music, great shopping, so much to see and do!

  • Billy G

    Red White & Boom best fireworks there are!!!

  • Rebekah

    We’ve been going to the Dublin Irish Festival for 3 years straight and this will be our 4th, can’t wait! I’m ready to get my shamrock ON!!! 5 more weeks ^_^

    Judging by all the comments there should’ve been more tickets to win for the DIF this year *lol*

  • Elizabeth

    I’m looking forward to the The North Market Food & Wine Fest

  • Misty

    I love all the Westerville Fourth Fridays. Something to look forward to once a month. Lots of vendors–food, crafts, jewelry, churches/organizations, local businesses. Entertainment–martial arts, puppet shows for kids, storytime for kids, balloons, magician, dancing, music….and much more! Plus, all the unique Uptown shops stay open later.

  • http://www.haleyrealtor.blogspot.com Haley Weaver

    My favorite is the Dublin Irish festival…good beer, great entertainment, and funny drunk people everywhere you look!

  • http://tc-brown.com tc brown

    I’m fixing to get me Gaelic on for the Dublin Irish Fest!

  • Kayla Allen

    Jazz & Rib Fest for sure!

  • Sabrina Amon

    Went to the Ohio State Fair for the 1st time last year. It was an amazing all day event. Our son who is disabled loved the monkey show and endless amounts of ice cream. However, we all agreed that the deep fried snickers bar requires a unique set of taste buds. We would love to go again this year as there was a lot to do even for our son. Have not been to all the other festivals, but would love to go!

  • http://www.dahlbergcentral.com Gus Dahlberg

    We’ll be at Red White & Boom tonight — wouldn’t miss it for the world, since it will be the start of a fireworks trifecta for the weekend (RWB, Picnic With the Pops, and Clintonville’s on the 4th). Also definitely hitting the State Fair later this summer.

  • http://hungrywoolf.com bethia

    I’m excited for red white and boom tonight. I heard people are already camping out!

  • Jamie

    Can’t wait to attend Jazz and Ribfest & Dublin Irish Fest!

  • shawn

    Hey! We’re actually down at Red, White & Boom! right now

  • Lori

    Rock on Columbus! Love the summer festivals. The Irish Festival is the best!

  • Lori

    Rock on Columbus! We love the summer festival season. The Irish fest is the best!

  • Christy

    We’ll be at Red, White & Boom. Love the Ohio State Fair!

  • Linett Adell

    We are going to Red,White & Boom & Jazz & Rib Fest is an annual event. Bring on the FUN!

  • http://fanzabura.wordpress.com Zab

    I’ll be at the fair this year! I’m looking forward to seeing Heart and Devo!

  • b224455

    Red White & Boom & North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival!

  • Ben

    Heading to Red,White & Boom soon!

  • Gisela

    enjoyed Red, White & Boom last night! Can’t wait for the Dublin Irish Fest

  • Blake

    I will definitely be attending The North Market Food & Wine Fest.

  • gabe

    The jazz and rib fest has been a tradition for me ever since I moved to Columbus three years ago. I hope to enter the rib contest some day.

  • Sharlene Thornton

    I’m taking my husband, as a surprise, to the Dublin Irish Festival for the three days. It’ll be a big surprise when I tell him to pack his bags and drive him blindly there! He’s Irish and it will be his birthday then.

  • Lily

    Looking forward to the Jazz & Rib Fest! Yummy!

  • Sharon

    Planning to attend the Dublin Irish Festival, was great the last two years.

  • jeannie

    the fair and rib fest, went to the boom.

  • Meggann

    My husband and I just attended the Dublin July 4th concert/fireworks, and plan to attend Dublin Irish Festival, as well as Oktoberfest. We also usually try to attend a Short North Gallery Hop or two, the North Market, Comfest, and the Columbus Art Festivals! = )

  • Matt

    I can’t wait for Jazz & Rib Fest!

  • jason carson

    Im waiting the ohio state fair to start, I want a funnel cake.

  • Mary

    We definitely hit the Ohio State Fair! Red, White and Boom was awesome!

  • Olivia

    My family plans to attend the Dublin Irish Fest for the first time this year.

  • Erica

    I’ll be working the state fair and want to attend the jazz and rib fest.

  • Amy L

    We’re planning to attend the North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival this week. It’s been awhile since we’ve been to the North Market, and we always enjoy shopping for great produce, and lots of other yummy foods!

  • http://Www.wix.com/michelleth/once-lost-jewelry Michelle Harris

    I LOVE going to the Jazz and Ribs Fest! Just hoping that it isn’t going to be sweltering this year, so we can stay a while and listen to some great music!

  • Jason

    We will be at the north market this weekend! Can’t wait!

  • BEV TRUAX

    Jazz & Rib Fest is always a favorite.

  • Jane

    Dublin Irish Festival is the Best!!

  • Jane

    DIF!!!!

  • Chris W.

    Jazz and rib festival. Love the 5k race!

  • Jodi

    Can’t wait for the Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest….good music and good food….what more can you ask for!?!?!?

  • Renee

    We were just at Red White and Boom and we are going to the Ohio State Fair

  • Jennifer

    I’m looking forward to the Dublin Irish Festival!!!

  • Jill Short

    This year I’m going to attend the North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival, Jazz and Rib Fest and Dublin Irish Festival ALL FOR THE FIRST TIME! I’m looking forward to all of them!

  • Jennifer

    I love the North Market’s Food and Wine festival and also plan to go to the Ohio State fair!!

  • Amy

    Dublin Irish Festival and Jazz and Rib Fest are summer staples for us!!

  • Debbie McMillen

    Nothing quite like the ice cream in the Dairy Barn at the Ohio State Fair. I’ll be there!

  • Deb Duncan-Faul

    I love coming to Columbus, but I’ve never had a chance to check out any of the listed festivals. This needs to be the year I broaden my Columbus horizons. And this WILL be the year I make it to a Blue Jackets game.

  • Paula Rosser

    Either the Jazz and Rib Festival or the Ohio State Fair (not sure which one yet)in July and never been to the Dublin Irish Festival but I am going this August. Wish I could go to all the events. Sounds like fun :)

  • Patrick Randle

    My friends and I always attend the Italian Festival for good food and the bocce tournament.

  • Nancy

    Looking forward to the Ohio State Fair!

  • Chuck Humphrey

    Found this site (Columbus Experience) through twigged. Plan on using it alot. We are attending the Ohio State Fair to see Jeff Dunham.

  • Joanne Peters

    I am FOR SURE attending The Ohio State Fair. It’s the best!!

  • Mitchell Willis

    The Ohio State Fair! I moved to the Greater Cincy area from California only a few months ago.
    Each year I baked and entered pies and other recipes in the fair and have several ribbons too.
    Can’t wait to see and enjoy all the fun Ohio represents.

  • Dana V.

    Going to take my three young nieces to the Ohio State Fair this summer…they’ve never been before and I’m sure they will love it! I’ll have to take earplugs though – I’m sure there will be lots of screaming involved. LOL.

  • Heather

    I’m looking forward to checking out the North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival for the first time! I’m also hoping to make it to the Ohio State Fair and enjoy some funnel cake.

  • erin h

    I’ll be attending the ohio state fair to see WEEZER!!

  • andy lucas

    ths ohio state fair and the jazz and rib fest always make my summer and this year will be even better because i have someone to share the good times with.

  • Heather J

    I am also going to the Ohio State Fair to see Weezer!

    (I imagine it will be a much different perspective then when I used to get sent there years ago as a 4-Her with a project!)

  • R Mae

    Love the North Mkt, especially when the Farmer’s Mkt is in session, but the Jazz & Rib fest, by far is the best source of entertainment. where else can one see a line-up of local & nationally-known artists, all at NO costs! the food isn’t bad either :-)

  • Kate

    My family is looking forward to the Jazz & Rib Fest, the Ohio State Fair to hear Weezer and Jeremy Camp, and our favorite, the Dublin Irish Festival. I took a vacation day so we could be there all three days! There’s no place to be like Columbus in the summer…

  • D.E. And

    I attended the Dublin Irish Festival last year and I’m looking forward to doing so again this year.

  • Shari Veleba

    I love the Ohio State Fair as an August event in the area. It’s a must-see, and is so fun!

  • http://www.babystepsstudios.com Amy Clark

    We have lived here for 7 years and have yet to visit the State Fair or the Dublin Irish Festival. I think this year will be the year now that our kiddos are a little older (6 and 3). :-)

  • http://www.joecicco.com Joe Cicco

    I love jazz and I love ribs, so I’m going to try and make the trip down from CLE! Keep up the great work Experience!

  • http://www.theresacress.com Theresa Cress

    I look forward to hitting up the North Market Artisan Sundays!

  • brooke

    oh I always go to the Jazz & Ribfest and the State Fair! Last year was my first Dublin Irish Festival though and I Loved it! I <3 columbus!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Irene_ExpCols Irene Alvarez, Marketing Project Manager

    The entry deadline has come and gone! I’m here to announce the winners, which we just chose at random (with help from random.org).

    Congratulations to our five winners:

    #35: Crista Tompson
    #251: Kate
    #26: Paula Jacoby
    #47: Katie
    #175: Nick

    If you’re listed here, stay tuned. You’ll soon receive an email with details on how to get your prize.

    Thanks to everyone who entered, and enjoy the festivals you’re attending! The next giveaway will be in August.

  • jeni d.

    Franklin County Fair, Dublin Irish Fest., Ohio State Fair

  • Leigh-Anne Bronkar

    I was at Red White and Boom over the weekend CommFest the week before and will be at the North Market Wine fest this weekend, the Jazz and Rib fest and Octoberfest soon to come.
    Columbus offers so much, hopefully people go out and enjoy it!

  • http://nothingbutlimericks.blogspot.com Randy

    GAELIC STORM AT THE DIF

    The news, it could be troublin’,

    Strong weather, it seems, is bubblin’,

    Bring yer wellies and coat,

    Perhaps even a boat,

    The Storm is coming to Dublin!

  • Debbie

    the Jazz & Rib Fest is less than 2 weeks away, bring on Smokin Joes!

  • Julie

    We are looking forward to the State Fair and taking our toddler to see the animals.

  • http://n/a Deanna Furtick

    I look forward to EVERYTHING Columbus does that is outdoors. I went to:
    June 4-6, 2010 Columbus Arts Festival
    June 18-20, 2010 Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival
    June 18-20, 2010 Juneteenth Celebration @ Franklin Park
    Every Wed Easton Town Center
    Every Thu Mayme Moore Park Festival

    I love Columbus in the summer.

  • http://www.geezerfc.com/pg/blog/Tishad97/read/12232/california-vote-for-carly-fiorina-and-regain-employment-at- marco rubio

    I love jazz and I love ribs, so I’m going to try and make the trip down from CLE! Keep up the great work Experience!

  • Cindy Starr

    I will be attending the Dublin Irish Festival

  • Brittany Snyder

    I will be attending the Jazz and rib fest as well as the Ohio State fair.

  • Cheryl A McGee

    Of course planning to attend the Dublin Irish Festival as well as some performaces at Shiller Park with my daughter who’s summer reading assignments include Midsummer Nights Dream