For Columbus music fans, it's the best weekend of the year. Here are just a few reasons why.

For Columbus music fans, it's the best weekend of the year. Here are just a few reasons why.

Volunteers

Take a moment to thank some of the hundreds of people who help pull off this huge annual undertaking. Or better yet, give thanks by volunteering yourself.

Queens Table Fish Boat

Offramp Stage

A consistent lineup of indie, metal, punk and garage make this tent the place to be for rock fans.

Solar Stage

What was once just a curiosity for its power supply now features some of the fest's most interesting programming.

Finding shade in front of the Gazebo Stage

No corporate sponsors

ComFest's grant program

That's right, your beer money has helped fund organizations like the Columbus AIDS Task Force, Free Geek, WCRS and Friends of the Homeless.

Reasonable beer prices & generous pours

This weekend is exactly halfway to Christmas, and the best present ever is a bit more beer than you bargained for.

The shopping

Hmm, do we go for handmade crafts, some vintage kitsch or that giant glass "tobacco"-smoking device?

The community vibe

Corndogs

They're way better than Bonnaroo corndogs

Old friends coming back to town just for ComFest

Art cars

Some things make sense only at ComFest - for example, a red Miata covered in modeling clay and decapitated Barbie dolls.

Free music

Hundreds of bands in the same place at the same time - there's no better way to binge on lots of unique and interesting local sounds.