What Should We Do This Weekend? Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016

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If last weekend was the weekend of the fall festival, then this weekend officially begins pumpkin season! I got so excited just typing up this list! I love these fall activities and wish we could visit every pumpkin farm! So many hay rides, so little time! 😉 Happy Weekend!

1. Westgate Farmer’s Market

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: West Gate Masonic Lodge, 2925 West Broad Street, Columbus OH 43024

This Saturday’s market will feature one-day-only, fun flavors from Impossible Jams and Alice’s Aebelskabel’s and Pitabilities are the food trucks that will be featured! Also, Scott Brooks and his Trio of One will provide live music!

2. Ghost Story Writing Workshop at Whetstone Library

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 3909 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-645-2275

This event is specifically for kids in grades 4-6! The Thurber House will be hosting this writing workshop encouraging young writers to write spooky tales! They will also be telling the Thurber ghost story and helping young writers hone their craft! You must register by THURSDAY (9/29/16)!

3. Archaeology Day at Ohio History Center

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH 43211
Phone: 800-686-6124

This day is host to several educational sessions and events about archaeology, history, and art as well as hands on activities like creating a mural, making replicas of American Indian pottery, hands-on archaeology Fascination Stations, spear throwing demonstrations and more! See what else there is to do at the Ohio History Center here!

4. Hands on Heritage at Rocky River Nature Center

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 24000 Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted, OH 44070
Phone: 440-734-6660

If you’re looking for a road trip this weekend, the Cleveland Metroparks is hosting this free festival celebrating traditional handicrafts! Free activities include rug braiding, butter churning, cider pressing, pioneer toys, candle making and more! There will be a live folk music performance and other activities are scheduled throughout the day, see the website for more details!

5. Haunted Greenhouse Maze at deMonye’s Greenhouse, Inc.

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016
Time: Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 2500 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-252-6046

This is a kid-friendly haunted maze recommended for ages 3-14 and is actually open the whole month of October! Kids get to pick a pumpkin, plant a pansy and make a witch’s hand with popcorn! Cost is $8 per child. See more details here or click on the link under the event on this page to see pictures of what to expect!

6. Fall Festival at Freeman’s Farm

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016
Time: Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Phone: 740-548-7866

This weekend, and all the weekends in October, there will be hayrides, kettle corn, campfire foods, scarecrow making, a petting zoo and apple butter making! Admission is free, but there is a charge for some activities.

7. Fall Festival at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Location: 2920 St. Rt. 203, Radnor, Ohio 43066
Phone: 740-595.3207

There is a really long list of activities going on throughout all of the weekends in October at this pumpkin farm in Delaware County! There will also be food, free hayrides from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM and pumpkin picking! Admission is free but some activities have a cost. An all day activity band is $9.

8. Fall Festival at Young’s Jersey Dairy

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Phone: 937-325-0629

This year is the 40th Annual Fall Festival! Enjoy activities like making pumpkin holes and caramel apples, cow milking demonstrations, Cowvin’s Corny Maze and more!

9. Pumpkin Festival at the MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016
Time: Saturday: 12:00 PM – Movie begins at 8:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 8657 Axehandle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045

Besides the corn maze, this weekend there will be pony rides, balloon sculptures, face painting and the movie It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown will be shown on Saturday night!

10. Giant Pumpkin Carving at Leeds Farm

When: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 8738 Marysville Rd., Ostrander, OH 43061
Phone: 740-666-2020

Leeds Farm offers fall fun every weekend throughout October, but this Sunday only there is a giant pumpkin carving! Visit the farm all weekend to see animals, pick pumpkins, zip line, take a hayride, go down mountain slides, ride pedal tractors and so much more!

11. Canta Brasil at the Harrison West Jazz Stage

When: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 575 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

This is the final jazz concert of the season featuring a Brazilian jazz band! The Aromaku food truck will be onsite as well as J-Pops popsicles! This concert takes place in Harrison West Park where the playground is great for toddlers!

12. Old Time Harvest Day at Century Village

When: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Fryer Park, 4185 Orders Rd., Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-277-3050

Take part in mid-19th-century traditions like churning butter, leather tooling, rope weaving and blacksmithing! Visit the one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, general store and more on the property! There will also be actors in costume, demonstrating traditional music and cooking! This is a free event (also at another great park for toddlers)!

*Looking for more fall fun? You may want to check out these posts from Columbus Moms Blog: Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in Columbus, Columbus U-Pick Apple Orchards and Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches!

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Scenes from the New Albany Classic

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Sunday was the New Albany Classic! It was our first time attending the event! A couple of months ago, I attended a blogger event hosted at the Wexner residence where I learned what to expect at the Classic, what goes on behind the scenes to make it happen and about the heart of the event: raising money for The Center for Family Safety and Healing! I had known very little about the event before that day, but after what I learned, I knew I wasn’t going to miss it! In full disclosure, my family received free tickets to attend this event, however any opinions stated here are my own!

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Today what I’m going to share with you will be mainly pictures. We really had a great day! The event seemed well attended (an estimated 15,000 people), but because of how it was set up, it didn’t feel over-crowded! The lines for things were not very long – probably because there were so many different things to do! I feel like we only saw about half of the options of things to do, but our day included seeing screen-used movie props, the petting zoo, the CATCO stage, Graeter’s Ice Cream, and, of course, watching the Grand Prix!

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First off, hand down, my kids’ most favorite part of the day was the Magic of Hollywood tent! They begged to go through it twice (so I have a lot of pictures!) and my 5 year old recreated it with Legos the next day! I was kind of afraid it would give them nightmares, but no one woke up at night, so, so far so good! These were all authentic screen-used props from well known movies! Here were some of our favorites:

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We didn’t arrive in time for the concert, but we were able to see a good portion of the Grand Prix. If you are like me and had no idea what to expect, this is what happened: 25 riders and their horses completed jumps throughout the course. Those who completed the course without any falls – knocking over the hurdles – compete against each other in the jump off. The jump off was a timed event, to see who could compete the course the fastest. This year’s winner of the New Albany Classic was McLain Ward, riding Tina La Boheme. This was his 4th win at the Classic. You may recognize his name because he won a silver medal in the Olympics in Rio this year!

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McClain receiving his award, $125,000, the Authentic Cup and a 2 year lease on a Mercedes SUV!

This year, the event raised $1.7 million dollars for The Center for Family Safety and Healing, an organization that is working to fight all aspects of family violence, including a campaign to address technology and it’s role in dating violence among teens.

Here is a glimpse of the rest of our day:

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If a day like this sounds like fun, mark your calendars for next year as the Classic celebrates its 20th Anniversary! I know plans are already in the works for this milestone!

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Thanks so much to the New Albany Classic team for providing this beautiful day full of fun for families, all while raising money to help families in need in our own community!

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What Should We Do This Weekend? September 23-25, 2016

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Let’s just call this the weekend of the Harvest Festival! The only question is, which one will you choose?! Happy Weekend!

1. Breakfast with Paw Patrol at Magic Mountain Polaris

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: 8350 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-840-9600

Chase and Marshall will be in attendance at this Pancake and Sausage Buffet! Price is $9.99 plus tax. Kids 2 and under are free with a paid adult. Unlimited Laser Tag, Mini Golf and KidsGym from 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM for $10! Space is limited and you can buy your tickets online!

2. Kiddie Konsignment Sale at Grace Polaris Church

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Half Price Sale 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 8225 Worthington Galena Rd, Westerville, Ohio 43081

I’m partial to this one because I’m selling here, but what’s cool about this year’s event is that there will now be food trucks on site! Trucks include Wooden Shoe Coffee, Short North Bagel Deli, Asian Persuasion, Explorer’s Club and Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops! Come buy my baby clothes! 😉 Looking for more consignment sales? Check out this list of local sales I made for Columbus Moms Blog!

4. Cartoon Weekend at the Columbus Zoo

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4850 Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-645-3400

Characters will be available for meet and greet including Dora, Diego, Fred Flintstone, Tom and Jerry, Arthur and D.W., and more! There will also be a Pokemon Go Conservation Challenge! This is the first time for this event at the zoo!

5. Fall Festival at Cheryl’s Cookies

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 646 McCorkle Blvd, Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: 614-901-0046

This festival includes a pumpkin fun zone, hot dog stand, balloon animals, face painting, and a visit from the Columbus Zoo from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM! There will be a free gift for the first 50 customers!

6. Harvest Fair at Stratford Ecological Center

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-2548

This celebration of Stratford includes live music, apple cider making, barn animals, raffle prizes, exhibits from local organizations and a toddler area with farm toys and more! Read about our trip to Stratford Ecological Center here.

7. Harvest Festival at Four Seasons City Farm

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 913 E. Mound St., Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: 614-252-2237

This Harvest Festival will be held at the Garden of New Freedom and will offer hay rides, face painting, cooking demonstrations and more! On Friday, you can attend an ice cream social at Lucky’s Market to benefit Four Seasons City Farm!

8. Harvest Fair at Columbus Commons

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Celebrate fall at Columbus Commons with a pumpkin patch, crafts, a petting zoo, demonstrations and a $5 wristband (cash only) can be purchased for access to activities like laser tag, putt-putt, carousel rides, hay rides and more!

9. Chalk the Block at Easton Town Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM Saturday – 6:00 PM Sunday
Location: 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219

Saturday is drawing day at Easton Town Center! Over 30 artists will be working on chalk drawings on the town square and there will be live music! Sunday you can visit to see the completed chalk drawings and find out who was given awards!

10. Fall Festival in Downtown Lancaster

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Downtown Lancaster (N. Broad and N. Columbus Streets)

This fall festival is free and offers arts and crafts vendors, live music, activities for kids like face painting, hay rides, and crafts and activities from local organizations. Food is available and the Peanuts Movie will be shown at 7:30 PM.

11. New Albany Classic at the Wexner Residence

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4584 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd., New Albany, OH 43054

Watch Olympic riders compete in the Grand Prix, see real movie props come to life, enjoy rides, tons of kids’ activities and a concert by Kelsea Ballerini! See lots more details about all the fun to be had here.

12. Outdoor Adaptive Adventures at Prairie Oaks Metro Park

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Darby Bend Lakes, 2755 Amity Rd, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Children with special needs and their families are invited to participate in a day full of outdoor activities, arts and crafts, nature displays, face paining, games, and lunch! Click the link for more details!

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