Last year, ComFest's signature souvenir mugs were reduced in size, shrinking from a robust 32 ounces to 20 ounces. This is the only thing about the sprawling local institution that's gotten smaller in recent years, and it remains the biggest and best place to sample a little bit of everything going on in the music scene.

Last year, ComFest's signature souvenir mugs were reduced in size, shrinking from a robust 32 ounces to 20 ounces. This is the only thing about the sprawling local institution that's gotten smaller in recent years, and it remains the biggest and best place to sample a little bit of everything going on in the music scene.

Runners-up: Columbus Arts Festival, Dublin Irish Festival

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