Comfest 2022 – Sunday Edition

Background 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Community Festival, a.k.a. – COMFEST. This has been an annual event that has brought music, vendors, and activism to Goodale Park for as long as we can remember. If you’d like to know more about the principles of Comfest, check out their own words at the…

Arnold Sports Festival 2022

Ohio Combat League Background: Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts competitions have been a long standing series of event at the Arnold Sports Festival. In 2022, VisualOhio covered the Ohio Combat League matches at the Hollywood Casino event center. The Ohio Combat League is a relatively new mixed martial arts promotion that is based out…

Ascalon Sword Festival 2022

Background You may recognize the Ascalon Sports Festival as something that is familiar. You would be correct if you recognized it as the fencing event that was part of the Arnold Sports Festival held annually in Columbus, Ohio. Recognizing the popularity boom of the fencing sport and the event, expansion was inevitable and needed. Breaking…

Arnold Sports Festival 2022 – Local Support

One of our favorite restaurants in the Short North in Columbus is showing their support for the Arnold. TownHall restaurant not only has great food, but also great community spirit. We hit there for breakfast on Saturday before getting our media passes and gearing up to cover the Ohio Combat League Mixes Martial Arts competition…

Ohio Renaissance Festival 2021 Edition

Background 2020 was a difficult year for many. Even the Ohio Renaissance Festival was not immune to the effects that the Coronavirus had on the world. The Ohio Renaissance Festival is an annual event that spans several weekends. Each weekend is themed. The festival is home to vendors, food and entertainment inspired by medieval time…

Arnold Sports Festival 2020 – Disabled Strongman

Closing out our coverage of the Arnold Sports Festival 2020 is the Disabled Strongman competition. Sunday, we went straight to Hall C at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Back in the Strongman Arena, strength athletes with disabilities compete. They are pushing heavy weights in very similar competitions to the Pro Strongman competitions. The movements are…

Arnold Sports Festival 2020 – Thor Bjornsson Takes Pro Strongman Win

The Mountain, Thor Bjornsson took control and was crowned Arnold Strongman 2020 champion, his third straight. Impressively, Thor put in a competition leading deadlifting at 1025lbs. Close on his heels the entire competition was Matheuz Kieliszkowski. The 3 initial events(trial by stone, wheel of pain, timber carry), Kieliszkowski took first place positions, but faltered on…

Arnold Sports Festival 2020 – Ohio Combat League at Express Live!

Fighting sports are rough and at times can borderline on the brutal. The amateur mixed martial arts competition held during the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival at Express Live! showcased both the knockout skills as well as the grappling prowess of the upcoming competitors. The Friday night amateur MMA by the Ohio Combat League was televised…

Lindsay Jordan At COMFEST 2019 – OneShot!

Location:  Goodale Park, Columbus, OH – COMFEST 2019 Arriving later in the Comfest Weekend, Goodale Park was still alive and buzzing with musical performances. We were present at the gazebo stage and were able to witness the powerful vocals of Lindsay Jordan and the Stormy Daniels band. If you get a chance to check out…

Columbus Pride 2019

Columbus Pride Parade and Festival is an annual event in support of the LGBTQ community. It is held in downtown Columbus along the Scioto Mile by Genoa and Bicentennial Park. Grand Marshall Nina West Impression We all have our own thoughts in political, religious realms. We here at VisualOhio are no different. We strive our…