Columbus Events 9/29/06 to 10/5/06

Apologies for getting this out a little late today, Roadrunner was cranky last night, so I wasn’t able to work on this until this afternoon. Tons of events this weekend, as we start the month of many festivals. 🙂

This Weekend

This weekend is a double header, with both the Columbus Italian Festival and the German Village Oktoberfest going on.

The Italian Festival will be held Friday (5pm-11pm), Saturday (Noon-11pm), and Sunday (Noon-6pm) at St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church at 720 Hamlet St. (one block west of N. 4th, just north of the I-670 ramp) in Italian Village. Tons of food, entertainment and other activities. Admission is $5 per day for adults, free for children 12 or under accompanied by adults, or you can buy a Passport ticket that gets you in to both the Italian Festival and Oktoberfest all weekend for $10 at local places like Carfagna’s, or $15 at the gate.

The Oktoberfest is also going on Friday (5pm-1:30am), Saturday (Noon-1:30am), and Sunday (Noon-8pm), held at the corner of Grant and Livingston. Plenty of food, entertainment, and the marketplatz and bier garten. Tickets are $5 in advance per day, $8 at the gate, or get the passport, as described above!

Also on Saturday, drop on by to the Westerville FallFest. They’ll have hayrides, games, entertainment and food, and proceeds will benefit the Westerville Fund of the Columbus Foundation. It will be at Alum Creek Park at 221 W. Main St. from 10a-5pm. Call 614.901.6500 for more information.

If festivals aren’t your thing, take a class at Sur La Table. This weeks offerings:
Sept 29 – Flavors of India Series – Cooking With Friends: Indian Dinner Party (Hands On) 6:30p $65
Sept 30 – Everyday Dining: Meals in 60 Minutes or Less (Hands On) 10:30a $65
Oct 2 – Essential Knife Skills (Hands On) 6:30p $65
Oct 3 – Mastering Fish and Shellfish (Hands On) 6:30p $65
Oct 4 – Basic Cooking Series (Part 3 of 3) – Grilling and Roasting (Hands On) 6:30p $195 for whole series

This is late notice, but tonight at 7pm at Barley’s on North High is Ales for Tails, a beer tasting and more to benefit Franklin County Dog Shelter. Barley’s is at 467 N. Highs St. $25, and you can get more information at 614.404.0433 or

On Saturday, Children’s Hospital is holding its Black Tie Ball. It benefits the Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Center. Includes dinner, silent auction, dancing and more. Muirfield Country Club, 7:30p-12:30a. Tickets are $75, please call 614.722.2991 or 614.791.1826 for more information.

On October 8th, A Feast of Music, Food and Fun will be held from 4-7pm at 2427 Tremont Rd. to benefit Chamber Music Columbus. It includes panel discussion, music performances, wine tasting, silent auctions and more. Tickets are $75. The registration deadline is Monday October 2nd, so if you’d like to go, please contact them ASAP at 614.267.2267.

This weekend at Carfagna’s, there will be a “Oregon Wines” wine tasting from noon to 4pm on Saturday and 1-4pm on Sunday at their store at 1405 E. Dublin Granville Rd. Samples are 50 cents and up. Call them at 614.846.6340 for more information.

That should be plenty enough to keep you busy in the upcoming week, with something for everyone. As always, if there’s an event you’d like to promote, email me at columbusfoodieATgmailDOTcom.

Until next week, folks…

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