ComFest returns to Goodale Park, celebrates 50th anniversary

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – ComFest, a volunteer-organized festival honoring community and activism, is returning to Goodale Park on Friday after virtual celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, ComFest began in 1972 with student activists and small business owners who wanted to celebrate community. Subsequently, antiwar protests had begun on college campuses across the nation. That first ComFest not only served as a space to share progressive ideas but also to fundraise for protestors who had been arrested.

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