What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 21-23, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 50 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – 2018 Delaware County Fair – the Delaware County Fair includes animals, rides, vendors, a tractor pull, demonstrations, performances and more! The Fair runs from September 15-22, 2018.

9:00 AM – Huge Kids’ Sale Event – Northwest Columbus JBF at Franklin County Fairgrounds – shop for gently used kids clothing, toys, baby items and maternity clothes at this large consignment sale that’s happening September 20-23, 2018.

10:00 AM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

11:00 AM – $5 Mug Day! at Color Me Mine (Dublin) – the first 100 customers will receive a mug and studio fee for $5. Mug must be painted on Friday and studio fees will be free for the rest of the day to paint anything else! One mug per person.

5:00 PM – Metro Parks and Pleasant Township Touch a Truck! at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – get up close to construction equipment, tractors, emergency vehicles and more!

6:00 PM – Night Market Presented by Byers at North Market – this outdoor market has a carnival-like atmosphere including food, wine and beer, vendors, games and activities for kids, music an more! Admission is free.

6:00 PM – Family Bingo Night at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – every Friday in September is Family Bingo Night!

6:00 PM – Bexley’s Got Talent & Star Wars: The Last Jedi – watch Bexley’s annual talent show followed by a showing of Star Wars The Last Jedi! This is a free event!

7:00 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

7:30 PM – Bluegrass on the Patio at Ten Pin Alley – enjoy live music on the patio! This week’s band is High Water Drifters.

7:30 PM – Sunset Cinema – Footloose at Polaris Fashion Place – watch a movie outside by the fountain at Polaris Fashion Place. There will be free activities before the movie. The movie Footloose starts at 8:00 PM.

8:30 PM – Movies in the Park – Jumanji at Westgate Community Recreation – watch the movie Jumanji in the park! Refreshments will be available for purchase. In case of rain the movie will be shown inside the Rec Center.


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Leeds Farm has enough farm and fun activities to keep your family moving all day! Barnyard activities include hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, Big Zip, Paintball on the Porch, and thousands of pumpkins and gourds grown on the farm. Back 40 admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, plus the brand new Tractor Tire Tower and Iron Horse Corral—and more!

Open six weekends only Sept. 22 – Oct. 28 plus Friday, Oct. 19. Visit www.LeedsFarm.com for details and special event info. Follow Leeds Farm on Facebook to stay up to date! Leeds Farm is located at 8738 State Route 36 in Ostrander.


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SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Lydie’s Loop 5K – this 1 mile walk and 5K run benefits stillbirth research, education and awareness. There is a kid’s dash, entertainment, a raffle and silent auction.

8:00 AM – Fallapalooza at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this free harvest festival includes a haunted maze, bounce houses, pumpkin painting ($2 per pumpkin), cotton candy and more!

9:00 AM – The Dublin Market at Bridge Park – enjoy a farmers market that includes vendors, food trucks, live music and more!

9:00 AM – 12th Annual Autism Harvest Festival at Leeds Farm – children and adults with autism and their siblings are invited to visit Leeds farm at no charge from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. There will be provider booths to visit and information available to help families as well as tons of fun on the farm!

9:00 AM – 2018 Delaware County Fair – the Delaware County Fair includes animals, rides, vendors, a tractor pull, demonstrations, performances and more! The Fair runs from September 15-22, 2018.

9:00 AM – Huge Kids’ Sale Event – Northwest Columbus JBF at Franklin County Fairgrounds – shop for gently used kids clothing, toys, baby items and maternity clothes at this large consignment sale that’s happening September 20-23, 2018.

10:00 AM – Fall Fun at Lehner’s at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm – fall fun at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm begins this weekend and includes over 30 rides and attractions including a corn maze, giant LEGOS, a play barn, mini golf, pumpkins and more! This Saturday there will be a visit from Deane Arnold- The Pumpkin Carving Artist!

10:00 AM – Harvest Fair at Stratford Ecological Center – this harvest fair includes opportunities to climb a tractor, feed chickens, ride a horse drawn wagon, live music and more! $5/person.

10:00 AM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

10:00 AM – Hot Wheels: Race to Win at COSI – COSI reopens on Saturday after it’s fall cleaning with a new exhibit: Hot Wheels: Race to Win which includes car design, learning about engines, car races and and more!

10:00 AM – Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival – Opening Weekend! at Freeman’s Farm- fall festivals include a petting zoo, wagon rides, food, a campfire, kettle corn an more!

10:30 AM – Yankee Peddler Festival at Clay’s Park Resort – step back into pioneer America to enjoy a family friendly festival featuring crafters and artists, vendors, samples of colonial food, demonstrations and more!

11:00 AM – Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Young’s Jersey Dairy – Young’s Dairy is offering pick your own pumpkins beginning this weekend! Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin!

11:00 AM – Pickerington Oktoberfest 2018 at Combustion Brewery & Taproom – this is a free community event that includes live music, food and beer, a stein holding contest and a barrel rolling contest!

11:00 AM – Mommy, Me, Belle & Tea! at Susie’s Bistro & Bakery – this is a free event in Newark that includes a visit from Princess Belle, cupcakes, a Royal Tea, cake pots, fairy wands and more!

11:00 AM – Experience Clintonville Days 2018 in Clintonville – spend the day exploring Clintonville! Get your BINGO card punched for the chance to win a gift card from a neighborhood store.

11:00 AM – Powell Oktoberfest – this free event includes German music and food, children’s activities, live music, a cream puff eating contest and more! Kids Events take place from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM and include animals, The Shazzbots, balloon artists, crafts, a duck regatta and more!

1:00 PM – Happy 50th Birthday Sharon Woods! at Sharon Woods Metro Park – celebrate 50 years of Sharon Woods with cake, fishing, crafts, displays and activities!

1:00 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

1:00 PM – Driving Park Family Fun Day at Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker House – this free event includes games, face painting, balloon art, free food and more!

2:00 PM – Meet the Author at Coffee Connections of Hilliard, LLC – local children’s author Danny Kelley will be reading one of his books at 3:30 and signing his books afterward! Purchase a coffee beverage and receive 40% off one of his books.

2:00 PM – Hilltop Community Festival at Hillcrest Baptist Church – celebrate the Hilltop with a party that includes free Skyline Chili, bounce houses, games, face painting and more! This is a free event!

3:30 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

4:00 PM – Fall Festival at Destination Downtown Lancaster – this fall festival includes food, music, vendors, kids’ activities, a beer garden and more!

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SUNDAY

8:00 AM – Fallapalooza at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this free harvest festival includes a haunted maze, bounce houses, pumpkin painting ($2 per pumpkin), cotton candy and more!

9:00 AM – Huge Kids’ Sale Event – Northwest Columbus JBF at Franklin County Fairgrounds – shop for gently used kids clothing, toys, baby items and maternity clothes at this large consignment sale that’s happening September 20-23, 2018.

10:00 AM – Fall Fun at Lehner’s at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm – fall fun at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm begins this weekend and includes over 30 rides and attractions including a corn maze, giant LEGOS, a play barn, mini golf, pumpkins and more!

10:00 AM – Leeds Farm Military Families Salute! at Leeds Farm – active duty and retired military personnel, their children and grandchildren get a 50% discount on Barn Pass admissions from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

10:00 AM – Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival – Opening Weekend! at Freeman’s Farm – fall festivals include a petting zoo, wagon rides, food, a campfire, kettle corn an more!

10:30 AM – Yankee Peddler Festival at Clay’s Park Resort – step back into pioneer America to enjoy a family friendly festival featuring crafters and artists, vendors, samples of colonial food, demonstrations and more!

11:00 AM – Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Young’s Jersey Dairy – Young’s Dairy is offering pick your own pumpkins beginning this weekend! Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin!

11:00 AM – Family Sunday Funday at The Draft Room – enjoy free crafts for the kids and drink specials for the adults! Broke Johnny Food Truck will be on site with waffles!

12:00 PM – Cops & Kids Day by the Westerville Sports Complex – kids can get up close to law enforcement vehicles, enjoy activities for kids and meet police officers! The first 1500 children will receive a free goodie bag. This is a free event.

1:00 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

1:00 PM – Harrison West Jazz Stage in Harrison Park – enjoy a free jazz concert in the gazebo featuring The Shawn “Thunder” Wallace Quartet . There’s room for blankets and seats plus a playground for kids. There will be a food truck on site as well.

3:30 PM – Fall Fun Day at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – this fall festival includes crafts, games, snacks and stories with a fall theme! You must register by Thursday, September 20th.

3:30 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

4:00 PM – Pawpaw Prowl at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a 1.5 mile walk to look for Ohio’s state native fruit and sample paw paw treats!


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio September 14-16, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 55 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – Pixies & Pumpkins at Lynd Fruit Farm – pixie crunch apples and pumpkins are available for picking this weekend and Lynd Fruit Farm!

10:00 AM – Pickerington Pop Up Shop of Clothing, Toys & More – shop for gently used children’s clothing, toys, books, maternity clothes, baby gear and more! Check the link for all the times and details!

11:00 AM – Apple Picking at Cherry Hawk Farm – lots of apples for picking plus a sunflower field are ready at Cherry Hawk Farm!

3:00 PM – Jurassic Quest at Greater Columbus Convention Center – this dinosaur themed event includes crafts, a dinosaur exhibit, science stations, Dino theater and more!

4:00 PM – Columbus Caribbean Festival on The Scioto Mile – this free festival celebrates Caribbean cultures and includes live music, food, dancing and fun for the whole family!

5:00 PM – Grandview Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus Columbus – this festival goes on all weekend and includes cream puff eating contests, live music and family entertainment!

6:00 PM – Family Bingo Night at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – every Friday in September is Family Bingo Night!

6:30 PM – Mother/Son Superhero Party! at Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA – this fun party includes inflatables, a costume contest, games, snacks and more! Membership is not required to attend.

6:45 PM – Screen on the Green: The Princess Bride at Goodale Park – watch The Princess Bride at sunset in Goodale Park! There will be food trucks available!

7:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays in Franklinton Arts District – Franklinton Fridays support local artists with various activities and performances including including an Open House at Idea Foundry and Franklinton Fridays Music Series.

7:00 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

7:30 PM – Sunset Cinema – Coco at Polaris Fashion Place – watch an outdoor movie at Polaris! This week’s film is COCO and the movie starts at 8:00 PM. There will be free activities beforehand, beginning at 7:30 PM.

SATURDAY

7:00 AM – POP UP! Fall Clothing and Equipment Sale at Resolute Athletic Complex – shop this large consignment sale hosted by The Columbus Mothers of Twins Club! General admission starts at 8:00 AM but you can get in at 7:00 AM with a $2 donation to charity.

9:00 AM – Wings and Wheels Fly In at Marion Airport – this fly-in just one hour from Columbus, includes food trucks, biplane rides, pedal plane races, NASA astronauts (Saturday), flight simulators, helicopter rides and more!

9:00 AM – Westgate Farmers Market – enjoy vendors, live music, activities for kids and produce and a food truck!

9:00 AM – Jurassic Quest at Greater Columbus Convention Center – this dinosaur themed event includes crafts, a dinosaur exhibit, science stations, Dino theater and more!

9:00 AM – The Dublin Market at Bridge Park – enjoy a farmers market that includes vendors, food trucks, live music and more!

9:00 AM – The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this scary maze is free during regular business hours! It is recommended that parents escort younger or sensitive children.

9:00 AM – 2018 Delaware County Fair – the Delaware County Fair includes animals, rides, vendors, a tractor pull, demonstrations, performances and more! The Fair runs from September 15-22, 2018.

9:30 AM – Youth Saturdays: Canvas Painting (Aged 5 & up) at Bryn Du Art Center – kids ages 5 and up can paint their own canvas! Different techniques will be integrated but it is a time for free painting! $25/artist. Register by 9/14.

9:30 AM – Arts in the Alley 2018 in Grove City – this annual event includes a parade, marching band performances, live music, arts and crafts, a fine arts show and more!

10:00 AM – Pioneer Day at City of Reynoldsburg Livingston House – Pioneer Day includes a step back in time to participate in and watch grain grinding, combing wool, tree tapping, making dough, games and puzzles, sack races, costumes and more!

10:00 AM – Storytime LIVE! Hang Out with Curious George and Pinkalicious at Kiddie Academy of Hilliard – this is a free story time featuring Curious George and Pinkalicious! RSVP online.

10:00 AM – Pickerington Pop Up Shop of Clothing, Toys & More – shop for gently used children’s clothing, toys, books, maternity clothes, baby gear and more! Check the link for all the times and details!

10:00 AM – All Aboard for Railroad Fun at Sandel Legacy Trail – this is a monthly model railroad open house where you can see model trains travel through miniature worlds an meet the railroaders who know everything there is to know about railroading in America! This is a free event.

10:00 AM – Jazz Academy Kids Club at Jazz Academy – the Jazz Academy Kids Club in an opportunity for kids to learn about jazz and American music! Kids can play along, jump, sing and dance to different styles of music while learning about jazz musicians and participating in other activities!

10:30 AM – September Grown-Up & Me Art: Hoot Hoot! at Art with Anna – kids ages 3 and up can join an adult to make a kid-friendly art project! $15/couple. $5 per additional artist.

10:30 AM – Yankee Peddler Festival at Clay’s Park Resort – step back into pioneer America to enjoy a family friendly festival featuring crafters and artists, vendors, samples of colonial food, demonstrations and more!

11:00 AM – Pirates & Princesses at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio – the play area at The Ronald McDonald House will be transformed into a fantasy land! Kids can dress up as a pirate or princess, enjoy food, a fairy tale make over, photo booth, games, activities, face painting, royalty training and more! Tickets are available online.

11:00 AM – Columbus Caribbean Festival on The Scioto Mile – this free festival celebrates Caribbean cultures and includes live music, food, dancing and fun for the whole family!

11:00 AM – Apple Picking at Cherry Hawk Farm – lots of apples for picking plus a sunflower field are ready at Cherry Hawk Farm!

11:00 AM – Oldtime Farming Festival at Centerburg Community Park – this free festival about an hour from Columbus includes tractors, crafts, games, food and more!

1:00 PM – Open Barn Days 2018 at Sunrise Sanctuary – visit the animals being rehabilitated at Sunrise Sanctuary during this once a month open hours! Adult admission is $!0, kids are $5 and limited tickets are available.

1:00 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

2:00 PM – Grandview Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus Columbus  – this festival goes on all weekend and includes cream puff eating contests, live music and family entertainment!

3:00 PM – Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players at Maple Grove UMC – this fun, free concert take place outdoors (will be inside in case of rain) and also includes games and activities beginning at 3:00 PM.

3:30 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

6:00 PM – OSU Football at the Fountains at Hilliard’s Station Park – watch the OSU game on the big screen in Hilliard’s Station Park! Bring your own chair, enjoy food trucks and kids can splash in the fountains!

8:15 PM – Movie Series – Black Panther at Highbanks Metro Park – watch Black Panther in the park! Bring your own seating. Popcorn will be provided! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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SUNDAY

9:00 AM –  2018 Delaware County Fair – the Delaware County Fair includes animals, rides, vendors, a tractor pull, demonstrations, performances and more! The Fair runs from September 15-22, 2018.

9:00 AM – Jurassic Quest at Greater Columbus Convention Center – this dinosaur themed event includes crafts, a dinosaur exhibit, science stations, Dino theater and more!

9:00 AM – Wings and Wheels Fly In at Marion Airport – this fly-in just one hour from Columbus, includes food trucks, biplane rides, pedal plane races, NASA astronauts (Saturday), flight simulators, helicopter rides and more!

10:00 AM – Columbus Caribbean Festival on The Scioto Mile – this free festival celebrates Caribbean cultures and includes live music, food, dancing and fun for the whole family!

10:30 AM – Yankee Peddler Festival at Clay’s Park Resort – step back into pioneer America to enjoy a family friendly festival featuring crafters and artists, vendors, samples of colonial food, demonstrations and more!

11:00 AM – Apple Picking at Cherry Hawk Farm – lots of apples for picking plus a sunflower field are ready at Cherry Hawk Farm!

11:00 AM – Healthy Community Day at The Schottenstein Center – this event includes free health screenings and consultations, fun activities, food, fitness demonstrations, entertainment, giveaways, food trucks and more!

11:00 AM – 2018 Delaware County Fair – the Delaware County Fair includes animals, rides, vendors, a tractor pull, demonstrations, performances and more! The Fair runs from September 15-22, 2018.

12:00 PM – Pizzuti Collection Family Day at Pizzuti Collection – this event includes free admission to the art museum, sketch books for kids, art scavenger hunts and more!

12:00 PM – Grandview Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus Columbus – this festival goes on all weekend and includes cream puff eating contests, live music and family entertainment!

12:00 PM – All Aboard for Railroad Fun at Sandel Legacy Trail – this is a monthly model railroad open house where you can see model trains travel through miniature worlds an meet the railroaders who know everything there is to know about railroading in America! This is a free event.

1:00 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

1:00 PM – Fall Festival at City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department – this free festival includes hay rides, live music, a petting zoo, the Turtle Lady, games, chalk art, inflatables, farm animals, food trucks and more!

1:00 PM – Harrison West Jazz Stage – Flippo  in Harrison Park – enjoy a free jazz concert in the gazebo. There’s room for blankets and seats plus a playground for kids. There will be a food truck on site as well.

2:00 PM – Bugs & Blooms at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – families can take a 2 mile walk to look for wildflowers and insects.

2:00 PM – Pumpkin Painting Craft-ernoon at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor – paint a pumpkin and enjoy an ice cream treat! $10/person.

3:30 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 7-9, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

FRIDAY

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – recommended for ages 2-5, enjoy a forest play time and a nature activity!

11:00 AM – Dispatch Fall Home and Garden Show – the Dispatch Home and Garden Show goes on all weekend and features lots of home improvement ideas and exhibitors! Kids may enjoy Sunday’s activities which include animals from Columbus Zoo, Legoland and live bugs with Dr. Insecta!

2:15 PM – Big Bounce America at LVL UP Sports Paintball Park – the World Biggest Bounce House is coming to Central Ohio with 10,000 square feet of jumping and games! See the link for age restrictions and cost!

3:00 PM – Lithopolis Honeyfest 2018 – learn about all things honey bee including educational demonstrations, honey, samples, and beekeepers! There will be live music, arts and crafts, crafts for kids and more!

5:00 PM – Columbus Oktoberfest 2018 – This 3 day event includes live music, food, shopping, strolling musicians, food tasting, plus Kinderplatz, a free kids area that includes arts and crafts, inflatables, a juggler, plus a children’s parade on Sunday at 4:00 PM.

5:00 PM – Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival – this 3 day festival features live music, artists, food, a display of art cars, vendors and more!

6:00 PM – Family Bingo Night at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – every Friday in September is Family Bingo Night!

6:00 PM – First Friday in Gahanna – First Friday includes food trucks, a maker market, live music and more!

6:30 PM – Uptown Westerville Cruise Nite – Casual Cruise-In in Uptown Westerville – watch a cruise-in on State St. in Uptown Westerville! There will be food and music.

7:30 PM – Sunset Cinema – Top Gun at Polaris Fashion Place – watch the movie Top Gun at 8:00 PM. Free activities begin at 7:30 PM. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket.

7:30 PM – Bluegrass on the Patio at Ten Pin Alley – enjoy live bluegrass music on the patio at Ten Pin Alley featuring the Sandy Tar Brothers.

8:15 PM – Movie Series – Black Panther at Highbanks Metro Park – watch Black Panther in the park! Popcorn will be provided. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

 

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – The Dublin Market at Bridge Park – enjoy a farmers market that includes vendors, food trucks, live music and more!

9:15 AM – Big Bounce America | Columbus, OH at LVL UP Sports Paintball Park – the World Biggest Bounce House is coming to Central Ohio with 10,000 square feet of jumping and games! See the link for age restrictions and cost!

9:30 AM – Football Themed Family Stroller Strides at Fancyburg Park – join FIT4MOM UA for a football themed workout plus a special presentation on healthy snack and tailgate options! Your first class is free!

10:00 AM – Beavercreek Popcorn Festival – this festival includes vendors, food, crafts and lots of popcorn! There’s also a 5K run on Saturday and a car show on Sunday.

10:00 AM – 25th Annual Columbus Children’s Parade – join in or watch a one mile parade through the Near East Side including mascots, floats, marching bands and more! Stay afterwards for the Hot Times Festival!

10:00 AM – Lithopolis Honeyfest 2018 – learn about all things honey bee including educational demonstrations, honey, samples, and beekeepers! There will be live music, arts and crafts, crafts for kids and more!

10:00 AM – BrickUniverse Cleveland LEGO Fan Expo at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland – head up to Cleveland this weekend for a huge LEGO exhibit with building zones, vendors, displays and more!

10:00 AM – Nature Playdates at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids ages 5-8 can enjoy a forest play time in the woods and a 30 minute nature activity! $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Old Hilliardfest Art and Street Fair – this free event features live music, vendors, food, inflatables, games for kids, arts and crafts, touch a truck and more!

10:30 AM – Yankee Peddler Festival at Clay’s Park Resort – step back into pioneer America to enjoy a family friendly festival featuring crafters and artists, vendors, samples of colonial food, demonstrations and more!

11:00 AM – Dispatch Fall Home and Garden Show – the Dispatch Home and Garden Show features lots of home improvement ideas and exhibitors! Kids may enjoy Sunday’s activities which include animals from Columbus Zoo, Legoland and live bugs with Dr. Insecta!

11:00 AM – U-Pick Honeycrisp at The Orchard and Company – pick Honeycrisp apples while they last!

11:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz Family Concerts at The Topiary Park – enjoy a kid-friendly jazz concert in the park! Story time begins at the Main Library at 11:00 AM, the concert is at 12:00 PM and arts and crafts begin at 1:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Columbus Oktoberfest 2018 – This 3 day event includes live music, food, shopping, strolling musicians, food tasting, plus Kinderplatz, a free kids area that includes arts and crafts, inflatables, a juggler, plus a children’s parade on Sunday at 4:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival – this 3 day festival features live music, artists, food, a display of art cars, vendors and more!

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Powell Street Market – enjoy the last street market of the year featuring vendors, food trucks, artisans and more!

9:15 AM – Big Bounce America at LVL UP Sports Paintball Park – the World Biggest Bounce House is coming to Central Ohio with 10,000 square feet of jumping and games! See the link for age restrictions and cost!

10:00 AM – September Baby + Art: Dino-Mite! at Art with Anna – this is a messy and casual art time for kids up to 3 years old! Make a dino-themed craft together! $10/family

10:00 AM – BrickUniverse Cleveland LEGO Fan Expo at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland – head up to Cleveland this weekend for a huge LEGO exhibit with building zones, vendors, displays and more!

10:30 AM – Yankee Peddler Festival at Clay’s Park Resort – step back into pioneer America to enjoy a family friendly festival featuring crafters and artists, vendors, samples of colonial food, demonstrations and more!

11:00 PM – Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival – this 3 day festival features live music, artists, food, a display of art cars, vendors and more! Sunday features a traditional drum circle.

11:00 AM – Beavercreek Popcorn Festival – this festival includes vendors, food, crafts and lots of popcorn! There’s also a 5K run on Saturday and a car show on Sunday.

11:00 AM – Dispatch Fall Home and Garden Show – the Dispatch Home and Garden Show features lots of home improvement ideas and exhibitors! Kids may enjoy Sunday’s activities which include animals from Columbus Zoo, Legoland and live bugs with Dr. Insecta!

11:00 AM – Outdoor Inclusive Adventures 2018 – get active with a day of fun including kids of all abilities! The day includes kayaking, fishing, therapy horses and dogs, creeping, hiking, live animals, crafts, a family yoga class, character meet and greet and much more!

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – visit Ohio Wildlife Center at their monthly open house, meet the resident animals and take part in an animal enrichment activity at 1:00 PM. $5/person. Kids 5 and under are free.

12:00 PM – Columbus Oktoberfest 2018 – This 3 day event includes live music, food, shopping, strolling musicians, food tasting, plus Kinderplatz, a free kids area that includes arts and crafts, inflatables, a juggler, plus a children’s parade on Sunday at 4:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Cops & Kids Day 2018 in Westerville – Cops and Kids Day features all kind of rescue vehicles and law enforcement equipment! You can “dunk-a-cop” and take part in other kids activities! The first 1500 children get a goodie bag.

12:00 PM – Goldfish Grab at Reed Road Water Park – catch a goldfish to take home as your pet! You must register in advance.

12:00 PM – 2018 Merion Village Festival in Moeler Park – this festival in Moeller Park will feature arts and crafts vendors, live music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, kids activities, local businesses and more!

12:00 PM – 6th Annual Great Westerville Food Truck Fest at Nationwide Children’s Close to Home – this food truck festival benefits Westerville Area Resource Ministry and will feature 32 food trucks plus a climbing wall, face painting, games, live bands and more!

3:00 PM – Open Play Sunday at Blue Monkey Parties and Events – open play will be from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM and each cild will be $8.

3:00 PM – Delaware All Horse Parade – this parade includes horses, ponies, wagons and carriages, cowgirls and marching bands! The parade route is 3 miles long.

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3:30 PM – September Family Paint: Ohio Love at Art with Anna – the whole family can paint an Ohio-themed piece of artwork! $15/artist. Recommended for age 6 and up!

4:00 PM – Fall Festival 2018 at Linworth United Methodist Church – this festival features music from The Shazzbots, Super Games, a touch-a-truck event, free food and activities for the whole family!

7:00 PM – The Legacy Continues at Coffman High School – watch this annual drumming performance featuring students from Dublin City Schools.


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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*

Central Ohio Fall Farms and Festivals

ICYMI: Central Ohio Fall Farms and Festivals


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