The Columbus Coffee Festival takes place each year at Ohio Village, the last weekend in September.
The event features ticketed entry, which includes a commemorative mug, all coffee sampling and additional free activities and entertainment.
The Ohio Village is located at 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211 and is a recreated living history museum of 19th century life, and operated by the Ohio History Connection. The charm of the village contains a Town Hall, a Bicycle Shop and Lodging House all of which sets the stage for a weekend of coffee samples.
Columbus Coffee Festival is held outside and occurs rain or shine. If there is inclement weather, some activities may be moved or cancelled.
There are no ATMs on site. Exhibitors accept cash and credit or debit cards.
Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes are not permitted in Ohio Village or anywhere on the grounds of the Ohio History Center.
Pets are not allowed on the grounds of the Ohio History Center or in Ohio Village.
Wheelchairs are available in the Ohio History Center or at the John Hauck Foundation Welcome Center at Ohio Village.
Q: Can I buy my ticket at the door?
A: Tickets will only be available the day of the event should the event not sell out online. We suggest securing your ticket sooner rather than later, as it has historically sold out each year. We set a specific number of tickets ahead of time, which allows our vendors to know just how much coffee to bring with them.
Q: I don’t drink coffee but want to attend with my friend who has a ticket. Can I come with them for free?
A: Unfortunately no. The event is for paid guests only. Your friend will need a paid ticket.
Q: Do I have to pay for coffee once I’m inside the Festival?
A: No! Coffee vendors are to provide 2 ounce samples of coffee for each paid guests. Guests are encouraged to explore the grounds and vendors they would like to sample from.
Q: What do I have to pay for once inside the Festival?
A: Food and retail purchases are not included with your ticket. This includes additional beans from coffee exhibitors, Columbus Coffee Festival Merchandise and other meals.
Q: What additional activities are included with my ticket?
A: Your ticket covers full access to strolling Ohio Village, live music performances, coffee talks/demonstrations, poetry performances and any other yearly activities added each year.
Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A: There is plenty of free parking in Ohio History Connection Parking lot for this event! We also encourage the use of alternative transportation, biking, ridesharing and carpooling.
Q: What’s the refund policy?
A: Tickets will be refunded up to 7 days before the event.
Q: Do children need tickets to this event?
A: Children age 12 and under are free with an accompanying adult. Non-ticket holding children, will not receive a mug or any samples with the entrance.
Q: Are dogs / pets allowed at this event?
A: The Ohio Village maintains a “no pets” / “no dogs” policy year-round at this venue.
Q: Who runs the Columbus Coffee Festival?
A: The festival is owned and operated by Columbus Underground, a locally owned and operated news publication in Columbus. Click here for more “about” information.
Q: Is this event accessible for wheelchairs and strollers?
A: The historic nature of the venue may cause some accessibility issues, depending on individual needs. The majority of the Ohio Village is gravel and boardwalk-style sidewalks. While they are accessible, some may find it more difficult to maneuver. Some of the Village buildings have narrow doors ways and small waiting areas. Accessibility may be limited in some of these areas. Please contact us in advance if you have any special needs or requests and we will be happy to help accomodate to the best of our abilities to make sure every guest has a great experience!
Q: What is the Festival’s Covid-19 policy?
A: We follow recommendations made by the CDC for events/gatherings and keep all ticket holders informed of any mask or distancing policies prior to the event. Additional signage will be on site if there are regulations in place.