Best Place for Sausage This Weekend Depends…

by Maureen McCabe on September 27, 2005

The best place in Columbus for sausage this weekend depends on whether you want a brat or an Italian sausage.

September 30th, October 1st and 2nd, 2005 is the  26th annual Columbus Italian Festival, presented by Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church.  The Columbus Italian Festival celebrates Italian-American culture (and food.) Admission is only $5.00

There will be live entertainment including the second annual American-Italian Idol competition!  There are also open-air markets, Italian dancing, children’s area and plenty of fabulous foods including: .

Wedding soup, meatball subs, chicken parmesan,  pizza, subs, panzeroti, calzones, Italian sausage,  rotisserie chicken,  stromboli rolls, Italian coffees, Italian ices, pastries,  cookies,  desserts, calamari, veal parmesan,  Italian breads and rolls, pasta e fagioli,  stuffed pasta,  funnel cakes, elephant ears, candy apples, etc.

Are you hungry?

If German is more your style visit the German Village Oktoberfest

General Admission:
$5 in advance (a 38% savings!)
$8 at the door / seniors $5

Family fun including puppets, magicians, clowns, musicians, and dancing  including polka lessons! Also don’t miss the ”Oktoberfest Idol” Karaoke Championship

Homemade apple, cherry, and cheese strudel, pretzels, strudel puffs, potatoe pancakes, cabbage and noodles, roasted corn on the cob, fried fish, onion rings, bloomin’ onion,  ice cream, desserts, pastries, bratwurst, rueben sandwiches, pierogies, veal schnitzel, jumbo hot dogs, funnel cakes, feather fries, fresh strawberry shortcake, hot apple dumpling a la mode, milkshakes, cheesecake on a stick, chocolate covered bananas, sauerkraut balls, fried bologna, German bologna, hamburgers, pizza burgers, French fries,  mozzarella cheese sticks, deep fried fcheesecake, sweet potato fries, southern iced tea, chicken wings, pulled pork, curly fries, corn dogs, nachos, gourmet pizzas, homemade fudge and homemade candies, cotton candy, candy apples,  kettle corn, Bahama Mama’s, German potato salad, sauerkraut and cream puffs and more!

Or if you can’t decide whether to go German or Italian this weekend purchase a “Passport ticket”  good for The Columbus Italian Festival and the Oktoberfest for $10,  valid for the weekend at both festivals. You can purchase your passport from the Oktoberfest or at Cafe del Mondo, 659 N 4th Street, 614.294.5000.

Originally published on the first Columbus Best Blog.

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