Free fest features local distilleries, breweries, wineries, food vendors and more


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Grandview Digfest takes place this Saturday, June 13 from 4-10:30 p.m. at Grandview Yard. The festival - now in its fifth year - emphasizes Columbus craft breweries, food vendors, distilleries and wineries.

Food is served primarily from Grandview vendors like Matt the Miller's Tavern, Hofbrauhaus, Dewey's Pizza, Marshall's, and Red Hook Grill. Nearly every central Ohio brewery will be represented, in addition to out-of-town breweries like The Brew Kettle, Millersburg Brewing, Rhinegeist, Maumee Bay Brewing and more. The Grandview Craft Beer Alliance will feature a table serving specifically cask beers from Columbus breweries like Smokehouse, Actual and Barley's.

Local distilleries and wineries are also featured. Watershed and Middle West Spirits are joined by Mill St. Distillery out of Utica. Signature Wines and Camelot Cellars are heading up the wine portion, while Brothers Drake, Luna Kombucha and Rambling House Soda are featuring other cocktails and specialty liqueurs.

The festival also includes a variety of craft vendors, and live music from bands like The High Definitions, Shinebox and New Basics Brass Band. Attendance is free, although visitors must purchase drink tickets for sampling.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast at breakfastwithnick.com and authored the guidebook "Breakfast With Nick: Columbus," with a second edition coming in 2015. He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures and brewery tours for Columbus Brew Adventures.