Wine lovers rejoice, it's that time of year again: The seventh annual North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival returns this weekend.
Cheap Wine lovers rejoice, it's that time of year again: The seventh annual North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival returns this weekend. The festival will feature wines from 106 Ohio wineries paired with local cuisine. There will be plenty of music to keep you moving, too. Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk, along with Willie Phoenix, Honk Wail and Moan and many more will play on one of two stages. Admission is $20 (including a souvenir glass and 10 tasting tickets) for the preview party, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. The festival proper, which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, is free; pay $5 and receive a glass and two tasting tickets. Car shows are popping up all over Columbus this weekend. The Good Guys PPG Nationals returns to the Ohio Expo Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The show is advertised to feature thousands of "rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, street machines and trucks." If the cars aren't enough, there will be a swap meet, a poker run, auto seminars and plenty of vendors to keep you busy. Admission is $17 for the entire day, $6 for children ages 6 and up, with little tykes getting in free of charge. Farther north, Dublin will host a Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In to benefit the Central Ohio Arthritis Foundation. The show and cruise-in will showcase classic, vintage and souped-up cars, and feature live music, competitions, classes and more, all for a worthy cause. The show runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dublin Metro Place Center. Admission is just $5, and children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Free Musicians Tia Roseboro, Roger Hines and Stan Smith will be the featured performers in Barcelona After Dark, a free monthly jazz concert series hosted by Barcelona restaurant, 263 W. Whittier St., at 9 p.m. Friday. Great wine, tapas and smooth jazz make it a good way to top off a Friday evening. For reservations, call 614-443-3699 or visit barcelonacolumbus.com. Even though Comfest and the Columbus Arts Festival have already rolled through town, there's still time to get your outdoor festival fix this weekend at the Westerville Music and Arts Festival. The street fair will feature more than 130 artists and crafters, two live music stages and family-friendly entertainment including a Buckeye Gymnastics showcase, the Storytellers of Central Ohio and performances by the Fred Astaire Dancers. There will be a special "Westerville Walkway" in commemoration of the 150th birthday of the Westerville Chamber of Commerce to spotlight Westerville artists and civic organizations. The 35th annual festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Westerville's Heritage Park and the Everal Barn. Visit westervillechamber.com for directions and a lineup of events.