2019 Food & Drink Festivals


5/11 – Columbus Margarita Fest

This outdoor event will feature taco trucks, live music, and more margaritas than you’ll know what to do with. Rain or Shine.

  • 12 PM – 8 PM
  • 1ST SESSION 12 PM – 4 PM, 2ND SESSION 4 PM – 8 PM
  • Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Purchase ticket here. $10 – $25. Your ticket will include admission to the festival, 5 margaritas, and access to all vendors and entertainment.
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5/18 – Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest

50 Ohio craft breweries will be on hand pouring samples of their standout brews. There will also be live music and food selections incorporating local craft beers.

  • 6 PM – 9 PM
  • Center of Science & Industry (COSI), 333 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215
  • Purchase tickets here. $15 – $65. Your ticket will include admission and souvenir glass with 20 tasting tickets for 4 oz. samples. Lower priced ticket is DD ticket and will include a food voucher.
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5/18 – Columbus Taco Fest 

The Columbus Taco Fest features the finest local taco trucks and restaurants. A fest to get closer to, discover, value, and celebrate the best of our city’s culinary creativity. There will be live music all day, featuring local DJs and a mix of La􏰀n and American local bands. A tequila garden will be located at the top of the amphitheater’s stairs and will feature a private tequila tas􏰀ng at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm

5/18 – Pork-a-Palooza

Join us for an afternoon of delicious pork products from your favorite local restaurants and food trucks. Dance the afternoon away with live music, or take part in one of our family-friendly activities!

  • 11AM – 5PM
  • Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave. Delaware, Ohio 43015
  • Purchase tickets online here for $6. Children under 12 are granted free admission.Those who purchase their tickets online will be presented with a free Pork-a-Palooza Punch Card on the day of the event!To fill your Punch Card, simply visit vendors, purchase their $2 Pork-a-Palooza Sampler and receive a punch. Once your Punch Card is filled, drop it in our giveaway box for a chance to win a special prize!
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5/25 – 5/26 – Asian Festival

The 25th annual Asian Festival will be celebrating week-end long festivities showcasing the cultural heritage of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The visitors to the festival will experience hands-on art demonstration, interactive dance performance, Asian music, Tai chi, martial arts workshops, Asian games and Asian cuisine.

  • Sat, 10AM – 8PM | Sun, 10AM – 6PM
  • 1755 E Broad St. Columbus, Ohio
  • Free Admission
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5/31 – 6/2 – Newark Strawberry Festival

This festival has become a tradition to the citizens of Newark and surrounding areas. Many wait patiently all year long for this festival, which brings so much fun and excitement to Newark. Rides games, crafts, food, and entertainment provide the entire family with many exciting things to do, see, and taste. Each year, everyone anticipates the return of one of the world’s most-craved delicacies –Strawberry Shortcakes made famous by the Newark Kiwanis Club and served with creamy Velvet Ice Cream, made locally.

  • Friday and Saturday, 11 AM – 10 PM |Sunday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • 5 S 3rd St, Newark, 43055
  • Free Admission
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6/1 – Columbus Chicken and Beer Festival

What’s better than a backyard cookout with the family? The Columbus Chicken & Beer Festival features some of Columbus’ chicken focused dishes, great beer, and local bands providing the soundtrack to it all.

  • 12 PM – 9 PM
  • West Bank Park, 303 West Main Street, Columbus, 43215
  • Free Admission
  • Chairs, blankets, and pets are welcome.
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6/22 Ohio Wings & Beer Festival

We’ve assembled a collection of Ohio’s best breweries and wing joints to kick off the first ever Ohio Wings and Beer Festival. We know the O-H-I-O has the best of the best. Now, we’re bringing the best wing joints & breweries in the state together for one day. We’ve got an incredible roster and each badass brewery & wing joint adds its own stamp to the Ohio scene. This is your chance to sample some great beers, awesome wings, meet the people behind your favorite places, and help decide who has the best wings and is brewing the best beer in 2019.

  • 12 PM – 6 PM
  • Ohio Expo Center & State Fair – Rhodes Center
  • Purchase tickets here. They range in price from $25 – $45.
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6/28 – A Taste of Worthington – Summer Food Festival

Great tastes and family fun await at A Taste of Worthington, presented annually by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce. In a festive block party atmosphere, guests will enjoy nearly 50 appetizers, entrées and desserts from approximately 20 area restaurants. Soft drinks, bottled water, beer and wine are sold by the Chamber. Guests vote on favorites for Peoples’ Choice Awards. Family activities include live music from local bands and supervised children’s games. Sponsor businesses have giveaways, product information and games.

  • 5:30 PM – 10 PM
  • 450 W. Wilson Bridge Road , Worthington, OH 43085
  • No registration is necessary for event guests. Admission at the gate is $3/person, or $5/couple; kids 6 and under are admitted free. Parking is free in the adjacent lots. Foods are priced by the participating restaurants, typically $1-$7 per plate. Guests purchasing alcoholic beverages must be prepared to show proof of age. 

6/29 – Tequila Fest Columbus

This festival is jam packed with so much fun and so many great things to entertain everyone. Our festivals pick a charitable organization to support along with other local businesses- Ticket prices will include live music and Dj’s, surprise entertainment such as magic, fire performances and more. There will be 50/50 Raffles, a Photo booth, Beer & Margarita Specials, Taco, Salsa & Guacamole Buffet provided. 12 sample tickets to select from over 50 different tequilas, beer samples, foods, other treats and much more.


7/12-7/13 – North Market Ohio Wine Festival

  • Information coming soon!

7/26-7/27 – Canal Winchester Blues and Ribfest

A two day summer street celebration featuring live blues music, world-class ribs, a wide variety of quality non-rib food options, children’s activities, fan-cooled dining areas, and a beer & wine garden for our Blues/Rib-loving guests 21 and over.

  • Friday 5PM – 11PM & Saturday Noon-11PM
  • Historic Downtown Canal Winchester (radiating out from closed intersection of High & Waterloo Streets)
  • Free Admission
  • No coolers or outside food or beverages allowed in the festival area. Please leave pets at home.
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8/10 – Columbus Fiery Foods Festival

Festival-goers can expect to satisfy their need for heat by sampling everything from BBQ to salsa to sweet treats with a kick from various restaurants, hot sauce and salsa makers, and other specialty vendors. The event will also feature a market with crafters and artisans. Guests can also become part of the action by participating in the Local Salsa Competition, Hot Pepper Eating Contest, and Chili Cook-Off. Contest details will be posted on the Fiery Foods Festival Facebook Page starting June 1, 2019.

  • 2 PM – 10 PM
  • John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons, 160 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • This is a ticketed event and all attendees must have a ticket to enter the festival grounds. General Admission for the event is $30 per person. Admission to the event includes an engraved fork, festival beer glass, food samples, and 2 (12 oz) beers or 2 nonalcoholic beverages if under 21 years of age. Purchase tickets here.
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8/10 – North Market Farmers’ Festival

  • Information coming soon!

8/10-8/11 – Festival Latino

Festival Latino is a free, family-friendly event celebrating family and community with two days of children’s activities, music, food, fashion, art, and dance from the heart of Latin America.

  • 11AM – 8PM daily
  • Genoa Park, Downtown Columbus
  • Free Admission
  • Guests are encouraged to bring blankets for lawn seating.
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8/16-8/17 – Columbus Food Truck Festival 

This is a two-day event featuring over 50-60 of the best food trucks from Ohio and surrounding areas. The foodie feast begins Friday and continues through Saturday evening with great food, live music and special events. If you’re looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, a food lover eager to taste a delicious mix of the best food trucks, trailers & carts in Ohio or a music fan looking to experience the best sounds of central Ohio including national recording artists than the Columbus Food Truck festival is just for you! The Columbus Food Truck Festival is one event that offers something for everyone. 

  • 11AM – 11PM daily
  • Bicentennial Park, 233 S Civic Center Drive, Columbus, 43215
  • Free Admission
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8/17 – The Ohio Eggfest

A family friendly gathering of “foodies,” coming together to celebrate the greatest charcoal-based invention in culinary history – The Big Green Egg!

A Central Ohio based fundraising event and celebration of family, food and everything Big Green Egg! It is a grilling, smoking, barbecue and cooking competition that features the Big Green Egg. It’s bragging rights for the cook team that takes home the Popular Vote Award; it’s legendary status for the cook team that takes home the Very Prestigious Award, Award; it’s a day full of family, friends, and food that would make celebrity chefs reconsider their collective lives’ work!

  •  The Grandview Yard Giant Eagle Market District, 840 W. 3rd ave.
    Columbus, 43221
  • Tickets are $25 and includes food from each of the participating cooks and non-alcoholic beverages provided by Pepsi. Each ticket also puts you into a drawing to win a pair of tickets aboard the 2020 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Taster Tickets can be purchased Here.
  • 100% of the proceeds from every ticket purchase, every egg sold, every personal and corporate donation, and proceeds generated otherwise through this event will benefit the OSUCCC – The James Cancer Hospital. 
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8/23 – 8/24 – St. Anthony Corn Roast and Festival

St. Anthony Corn Roast Festival is an annual community festival featuring great food, live entertainment, amusement rides, and fun activities for all ages.

  • Friday 6PM – 11PM & Saturday 5PM – 11PM
  • 1300 Urban Dr, Columbus, 43229
  • Free Admission
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8/24 – Columbus Summer Wine Festival

The day-long celebration will also feature artisan exhibits, food trucks, specialty food items, and live musical entertainment. The event promises to provide a little bit of something for everyone in a location that is festival friendly.

  • 2 PM – 10 PM
  • Columbus Commons,
  • 160 S High St, Columbus, 43215
  • Admission starts at $20 and will include samplings, entertainment, and access to the festival grounds. Purchase tickets here.
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8/24 – Columbus VegFest

  • Information coming soon!


The Great Westerville Food Truck Fest

  • Information coming soon!

9/28-9/29 – Columbus CoffeeFest 

The 4th annual event will be held September 28th-29th, with twice as many vendors, coffee workshops, live demos and new experiences for you to enjoy, while consuming every last drop of liquid gold from roasters and coffee shops representing the State of Ohio and beyond.

  • Sep 28 at 9 AM – Sep 29 at 6 PM
  • Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Avenue Columbus, 43211
  • Your ticket includes access to samples from all coffee vendors. Sample sizes are determined by each vendor but range from 3-4 ounces. Guest should bring additional cash or credit cards to purchase food, snacks, merchandise and coffee beans to use at home. There are no ATM’s on site.
  • Every guest will take home a commemorative CoffeeFest mug, which will be used to enjoy samples and allows us to continue their efforts of sustainability at the event.
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