What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio: October 12-14, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 65 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

FRIDAY

8:30 AM – Grove City Minion Hunt in Grove City Town Center – pick up a Town Center Minion Hunt entry card or download it online and hunt for 7 Minions around Grove City Town Center. Drop off your completed card to receive a prize! The hunt ends at 4:30 PM on November 2.

9:00 AM – The Haunted Maze

 at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this scary maze is free during regular business hours at Hoover Gardens through October 31st. Parents use your best judgement and consider escorting younger children through the maze!

10:00 AM – Fall 2018 Big Book Sale at Columbus Metropolitan Library – thousands of books, DVDs and CDs will be on sale starting at $1!

10:30 AM – Leaf People Craft at Avery Park – join FIT4MOM Dublin for a workout and fall scavenger hunt! There will be a free craft time afterwards.

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

11:00 AM – Fall Food Truck Friday at Easton Town Center – there will be over 20 food trucks at this event including live music!

7:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays – support local artists at this event in Franklinton!

7:30 PM – Haunted Wagon Rides

 at Young’s Jersey Dairy – take a scary wagon ride around Young’s Jersey Dairy! This is for families, but it will be scary!


Fall Festivals Happening On the Weekends in Columbus and Central Ohio

Please click each link for exact times and details! Also check: Central Ohio Fall Farms and Festivals for more apple and pumpkin farms!

Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides at Kuhlweins Farm Market & Deli – Fall Fun at Kuhlweins Market and Deli includes a hayride, animal zoo, corn maze and pumpkin picking! Inflatables, pony rides, balloon twisting and face painting on the weekends!

Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Pigeon Roost – Pigeon Roost features a pumpkin patch, farm animals and The Great Pumpkin Fun Center with giant slides, mazes, a fort, play areas, and tons more! Weekends include wagon rides, face painting, crafters and concessions!

Fall Fun Days at Circle S Farms – This farm is one of the few open during the week! Fall Fun Days feature hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm market, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes, bale cave and more!

Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm – At Lynd Fruit Farm you can pick your own apples and pumpkins and enjoy the farm market on its own or also head over to the giant corn maze where there is also a barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more!

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek features a huge corn maze plus a cow train, barnyard bouncer, petting zoo, kiddie maze, ball zone, slides, laser tag, pedal carts, kids fun barn, tether ball and more! Hayrides are also available!

Fall Farm Fun at Leeds Farm – Leeds Farm is open six weekends only through October 28 with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! Read: 16 Things to do at Leeds Farm!

Fall Fun Festival at Dill’s Greenhouse – Fall festivals are happening on the weekends, September 29 – October 31, 2017. Hayrides, corn maze, fire pit and hotdogs and s’mores for roasting (bring your own or purchase there), straw maze, sand box, pumpkins, games and activities!

Fall Festival at Hidden Creek Farms – Festival weekends offer hayrides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, fall decorations, food, pony rides, slide, kids play barn, corn pit, farm animals, straw maze, and more!

Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival

 at Freeman’s Farm – The Fall Festival weekends at Freeman’s Farm include 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. Read: 3 Can’t-Miss Pumpkin Patches near Columbus including our visit to Freeman’s Farm!

Fall Festival Weekends at Orchard and Company – Fall Festival weekends include apple picking, fishing, hay rides, corn pit, farm animals, barrel train rides, pedal car track, tire climb, zip line, gem mining and more! Read about our Plain City Apple Picking Adventures!

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!

Fall Festival at the Farm at Wanut Creek – the farm is open Monday through Saturday. Weekend activities include apple butter cooking, candle carving, basket weaving, spinning and weaving and more in addition to these activities going on all week: corn box, pumpkin slingshot, straw castle, kids maze, scavenger hunt and more!Read about our visit to The Farm at Walnut Creek!

Fall Family Fun at Miller’s Country Gardens – Saturdays and Sundays there will be hayrides, barrel rides for kids, a play area, straw tunnel, corn maze and animal barn! Take a hayride to pick your own pumpkin!


SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Fall Spooktacular Craft Fair at Westerville North High School – this fall craft fair also includes a costume contest for all ages!

9:00 AM – Family Breakfast with Coco – this event includes a breakfast and the showing of the movie Coco! Tickets can be purchased online.

9:00 AM – HOMAGE Gamedays

 at HOMAGE Easton Town Center and HOMAGE Short North – enjoy free donuts from Buckeye Donuts, coffee and special deals on Saturday mornings for each Buckeye game this season!

9:00 AM – Yellow Springs Street Fair in Yellow Springs – this annual event in Yellow Springs includes vendors, live music, arts and crafts, a beer garden, street performers and more!

9:00 AM – The Haunted Maze

 at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this scary maze is free during regular business hours at Hoover Gardens through October 31st. Parents use your best judgement and consider escorting younger children through the maze!

9:30 AM – 





Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkin for $2/pumpkin! No registration required.

9:30 AM – $5 Saturday at piccadilly – Open play from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM is just $5/kid on Saturdays!

10:00 AM – Try-It Together: Engineering at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – this activity is for kids ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult and offers the chance to learn about engineering with age appropriate hands on activities! Cost is $10 per person in addition to admission to COSI.

10:00 AM – Open House – Fire Prevention Week at Monroe Township Fire Department – this event features games, activities and educational presentations on fire prevention. There will be antique and modern fire trucks on display and food is available for purchase!

10:00 AM – Fall Fest at Snyder Park – just 45 minutes from Columbus, this event includes arts and crafts, food, vendors, a Kid’s Zone with games and prizes and free hay rides! Admission is free.

10:00 AM – Groveport Apple Butter Day at Heritage Park Groveport Ohio – Groveport Apple Butter Day includes pioneer activities, crafts, entertainment and kettles of homemade apple butter!

10:00 AM – Fall 2018 Big Book Sale at Columbus Metropolitan Library – thousands of books, DVDs and CDs will be on sale starting at $1!

10:00 AM – Fall Family Festival at Ohio Bird Sanctuary – take a trip to Mansfield to see animals and enjoy games, crafts, an adventure trail, food and s’mores! Admission is $10/car.

10:30 AM – October Grown-Up & Me Art: Goofy Pumpkin! at Art with Anna – kids ages 3 and up with an adult can make art together! This month’s theme is Goofy Pumpkin. $15/couple, $5/additional artist.

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

11:00 AM – Boo ‘n Brew at Polaris Fashion Place – every Saturday in October there will be a Halloween celebration including trick or treating, craft zone, food trucks, princess, costume parade, live music and more!

11:00 AM – Star Wars Spectacular at Barnes & Noble Easton – this family-friendly Star Wars-themed event includes a story time, craft, trivia, cosplaying and more!

12:00 PM – Festival For Good in Franklinton – this family-friendly festival includes more than 25 local social enterprises, food trucks, and live music! Learn about the best ways to do good by supporting local companies here in Columbus!

12:00 PM – Lane for the Game at Ten Pin Alley – game day specials include bowling during the entire game plus a $30 gift card, discounted laser tag, drink specials and a special tailgate menu!

1:00 PM – Monthly Card Making Class at Third Way Cafe – make a Halloween card! $5 for the first card, $3 for each additional card you make.

1:00 PM – Historic Dublin Family Fall Festival in Historic Dublin – this free festival includes trick or treating, crafts, activities, games, a magician, music, vendors and special activities at each participating business.

2:00 PM – Second Saturdays at CML – Hilliard Branch – this month’s theme is Awesome Autumn and there will be stories, crafts and activities with a fall theme!

3:00 PM – Fall Festival at Obetz Church of the Nazarene – this free festival includes free food, games, bounce houses, trunk or treat and more!

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Westland Area Library – work in a group or individually to make LEGO creations!

5:30 PM – Trunk or treat, hayrides, s’mores and more! at The First Church of God Community Worship Center – enjoy a hayride, trunk or treat, food and s’mores!

7:30 PM – Haunted Wagon Rides

 at Young’s Jersey Dairy – take a scary wagon ride around Young’s Jersey Dairy! This is for families, but it will be scary!

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – Pups and Pumpkins at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkins and visit with puppies from Cause for Canines. Adoptable pups will be on site from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. No RSVP required.

10:00 AM – The Haunted Maze

 at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this scary maze is free during regular business hours at Hoover Gardens through October 31st. Parents use your best judgement and consider escorting younger children through the maze!

10:30 AM – 





Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkin for $2/pumpkin! No registration required.

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

11:00 AM – German Village Makers Market – the last market of the year includes over 50 local vendors, food trucks, boutique trucks, live music and more!

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – 2nd Sundays include access to the grounds of Ohio Wildlife Center, an animal enrichment activity and educational opportunities. $5/person. 5 and under are free.

12:00 PM – Multicultural B • R • E • A • D! Festival of Arts and Community at Coffman Park – this annual festival includes community booths, music and dance, hands on art projects, international cuisine, food trucks, a global marketplace, bread vendors and more! There will be a sand painting project taking place during the festival.

12:00 PM – Kids Paint Free Day at Clay Cafe Clintonville – no painting fee for kids on Sundays through November 11th!

1:00 PM – Little Sprouts: Fall Festival at Wilson’s Garden Center – kids 12 and under can register to attend this fall festival in Newark! There will be games, scarecrow making, trick or treat and a goody bag. $5/kid.

1:00 PM – Fall Fest at Fancyburg Park – UA’s Fall Fest includes pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, cider making, a petting zoo, balloon twisting, a donut eating contest, hay ride and more! Admission is free but some activities have a small cost.

1:00 PM – Stone Soup at Gallant Farm Park – hear the story of Stone Soup and try out some Stone Soup for yourself!

1:00 PM – Fall 2018 Big Book Sale at Columbus Metropolitan Library – thousands of books, DVDs and CDs will be on sale starting at $1!

2:00 PM – Family Fun with the Columbus Zoo at Franklin Park Conservatory – The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium brings various animals each month to Franklin Park Conservatory!

2:00 PM – 6th Annual MUMS & Mummies at Westgate Park – this free event includes a raffle, costume contest for kids AND pets, games and activities, food, fireside stories and Trunk or Treat!

3:30 PM – October Family Paint: Lil Pumpkin at Art with Anna – the whole family can paint a Lil Pumpkin painting to hang together or separately! Recommended for kids ages 6 and up. $15/artist.

5:00 PM – Giant Pumpkin Carving 2018 at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – head out to The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek to see a giant pumpkin being carved!

6:00 PM – Broadway Princess Party at Columbus Funny Bone – dress up in your best royal attire for a musical princess party with original princess stars!

6:00 PM – LBC Fall Festival! at Linworth Baptist Church – this fall festival includes food, games, trunk or treat, a magic show, crafts, photo booth and more!


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio October 5-7, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 60 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

FRIDAY

9:30 AM – Fight Like a Mother with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – this is a special class with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington honoring the breast cancer warriors in our lives! Wear pink for the work out and FIT4MOM UA will donate $10 to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research for each mom who attends.

9:30 AM – Toddler Play Time – Art Explorers at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – this is a 2 hour toddler play time that includes sensory stations, arts and carts and more! Best for kids up to age 5.

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids ages 2-5 can enjoy a forest play time and a nature activity! $5 suggested donation.

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

2:15 PM – Big Bounce America | Columbus, OH at LVL UP Sports Paintball Park – the world’s biggest bounce house will be in grove city Friday, Saturday and Sunday and includes different themed zones and activities!

4:00 PM – Unicorn/Pony Rides at Horse-N-Round Fun – $5 Unicorn and pony rides plus a free petting zoo!

4:00 PM – The 3rd Annual Columbus Mac and Cheese Festival at Easton Town Center – this is a family-friendly event that supports adolescent and young adult cancer research. Try mac and cheese from some of Columbus’ best restaurants.

5:00 PM – Second Annual PugtoberFest (First Friday) at Champion City Guide & Supply – learn about the mission of Ohio Pug Rescue and participate in a pug party! 

5:00 PM – The 39th Annual Columbus Italian Festival in Italian Village – the Italian Festival features a parade, Italian cultural events, rides and activities for kids, food, a bocce ball competition and more! Admission is $5 and kids 12 and under are free with adult admission.

5:30 PM – The Spectacular Fall Family Concert at North Broadway Children’s Center – this is a free event featuring food trucks, games, inflatables and a kid-friendly concert by Red Grammar!

7:30 PM
 – Haunted Wagon Rides

 at Young’s Jersey Dairy – take a scary wagon ride around Young’s Jersey Dairy! This is for families, but it will be scary!

7:30 PM – LIVE: Fox n Hounds at  Ten Pin Alley – enjoy live bluegrass music on the patio at Ten Pin Alley.

8:00 PM – Alum Creek State Park Fall Fest at Alum Creek State Park – this fall fest includes a scavenger hunt, night hikes, movies, a Haunted Trail, wagon rides, fishing and more!


Fall Festivals Happening On the Weekends in Columbus and Central Ohio

Please click each link for exact times and details! Also check: Central Ohio Fall Farms and Festivals for more apple and pumpkin farms!

Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides at Kuhlweins Farm Market & Deli – Fall Fun at Kuhlweins Market and Deli includes a hayride, animal zoo, corn maze and pumpkin picking! Inflatables, pony rides, balloon twisting and face painting on the weekends!

Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Pigeon Roost – Pigeon Roost features a pumpkin patch, farm animals and The Great Pumpkin Fun Center with giant slides, mazes, a fort, play areas, and tons more! Weekends include wagon rides, face painting, crafters and concessions!

Fall Fun Days at Circle S Farms – This farm is one of the few open during the week! Fall Fun Days feature hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm market, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes, bale cave and more!

Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm – At Lynd Fruit Farm you can pick your own apples and pumpkins and enjoy the farm market on its own or also head over to the giant corn maze where there is also a barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more!

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek features a huge corn maze plus a cow train, barnyard bouncer, petting zoo, kiddie maze, ball zone, slides, laser tag, pedal carts, kids fun barn, tether ball and more! Hayrides are also available!

Fall Farm Fun at Leeds Farm – Leeds Farm is open six weekends only through October 28 with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! Read: 16 Things to do at Leeds Farm!

Fall Fun Festival at Dill’s Greenhouse – Fall festivals are happening on the weekends, September 29 – October 31, 2017. Hayrides, corn maze, fire pit and hotdogs and s’mores for roasting (bring your own or purchase there), straw maze, sand box, pumpkins, games and activities!

Fall Festival at Hidden Creek Farms – Festival weekends offer hayrides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, fall decorations, food, pony rides, slide, kids play barn, corn pit, farm animals, straw maze, and more!

Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival

 at Freeman’s Farm – The Fall Festival weekends at Freeman’s Farm include 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. Read: 3 Can’t-Miss Pumpkin Patches near Columbus including our visit to Freeman’s Farm!

Fall Festival Weekends at Orchard and Company – Fall Festival weekends include apple picking, fishing, hay rides, corn pit, farm animals, barrel train rides, pedal car track, tire climb, zip line, gem mining and more! Read about our Plain City Apple Picking Adventures!

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!

Fall Festival at the Farm at Wanut Creek – the farm is open Monday through Saturday. Weekend activities include apple butter cooking, candle carving, basket weaving, spinning and weaving and more in addition to these activities going on all week: corn box, pumpkin slingshot, straw castle, kids maze, scavenger hunt and more!Read about our visit to The Farm at Walnut Creek!


SATURDAY

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Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkin for $2/pumpkin! No registration required.

8:00 AM – Kiddie Consignment Sale at MOPS at Grace Polaris Church – shop for gently used kids’ clothing, maternity clothes, toys, baby items and more! Half off sale begins at 1:00 PM.

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

9:00 AM – Alum Creek State Park Fall Fest at Alum Creek State Park – this fall fest includes a scavenger hunt, night hikes, movies, a Haunted Trail, wagon rides, fishing and more!

9:00 AM – Never Grow Up Boutique Turns TWO at Never Grow Up Boutique – celebrate two years of Never Grow Up Boutique with giveaways, discounts, new products and more!

9:00 AM





 – The Haunted Maze

 at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this scary maze is free during regular business hours at Hoover Gardens through October 31st. Parents use your best judgement and consider escorting younger children through the maze!

9:00 AM
 – HOMAGE Gamedays

 at HOMAGE Easton Town Center and HOMAGE Short North – enjoy free donuts from Buckeye Donuts, coffee and special deals on Saturday mornings for each Buckeye game this season!

9:15 AM – Big Bounce America | Columbus, OH at LVL UP Sports Paintball Park – the world’s biggest bounce house will be in grove city Friday, Saturday and Sunday and includes different themed zones and activities!

9:30 AM – $5 Saturday at piccadilly – Open play from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM is just $5/kid on Saturdays!

10:00 AM – Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at Easton Town Center – visit The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck in Town Square for treats and merchandise!

10:00 AM – Archaeology Day at Ohio History Connection – learn about Ohio’s archeological wonders, participate in a “mock dig”, meet archaeologists and more!

10:00 AM – Nature Playdates at Sunbury Urban Farm – join a naturalist for a forest playtime including a nature activity and play time in the woods. Recommend for ages 5-8. $5 donation suggested. No need to register in advance.

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

11:00 AM – Boo ‘n Brew at Polaris Fashion Place – every Saturday in October there will be a Halloween celebration including trick or treating, craft zone, food trucks, princess, costume parade, live music and more!

11:00 AM –  42nd Annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival at Young’s Jersey Dairy  – this festival includes cow milking demonstrations, donut hole making, pumpkin painting, a pumpkin launcher, cheese samples and more!

12:00 PM – Fall Festival at HTH Farm Market – this fall festival includes a chili cook off, face painting, pumping bowling, carnival games and live music.

12:00 PM – The 39th Annual Columbus Italian Festival in Italian Village – the Italian Festival features a parade, Italian cultural events, rides and activities for kids, food, a bocce ball competition and more! Admission is $5 and kids 12 and under are free with adult admission.

4:00 PM – Lane for the Game at Ten Pin Alley – game day specials include bowling during the entire game plus a $30 gift card, discounted laser tag, drink specials and a special tailgate menu!

5:00 PM – Fall Festival at Golf Club of Dublin – this fall festival includes activities for kids, live music, pumpkin carving and painting, bounce house, corn hole and more!

6:00 PM – Hilltop Art Hop at Westgate BusinessWorks – enjoy live music, snacks and art at the Hilltop Art Hop!

6:00 PM – Parents Night Out at Code Ninjas (Hilliard, OH) – drop-off your kids for a fun time building robots and playing Code Ninja Games. There will be a Halloween theme and pizza and drinks will be provided. Purchase tickets online!

7:30 PM
 – Haunted Wagon Rides

 at Young’s Jersey Dairy – take a scary wagon ride around Young’s Jersey Dairy! This is for families, but it will be scary!

SUNDAY

8:00 AM
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Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkin for $2/pumpkin! No registration required.

9:15 AM – Big Bounce America | Columbus, OH at LVL UP Sports Paintball Park – the world’s biggest bounce house will be in grove city Friday, Saturday and Sunday and includes different themed zones and activities!

10:00 AM – Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory – residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus get in free on the first Sunday of each month. Must have a valid ID.

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

11:00 AM –  42nd Annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival at Young’s Jersey Dairy  – this festival includes cow milking demonstrations, donut hole making, pumpkin painting, a pumpkin launcher, cheese samples and more!

12:00 PM – Look. Listen. Learn – Fire Prevention Week Open House at Newark Township Fire Department – there will be an afternoon of activities for children and adults to kick of Fire Prevention Week!

12:00 PM – The 39th Annual Columbus Italian Festival in Italian Village – the Italian Festival features a parade, Italian cultural events, rides and activities for kids, food, a bocce ball competition and more! Admission is $5 and kids 12 and under are free with adult admission.

12:00 PM – Kids Paint Free Day at Clay Cafe Clintonville – no painting fee for kids on Sundays through November 11th!

1:00 PM – Grove City Old Time Harvest Day at Century Village – this celebration of Ohio history includes hands on activities, old-time games, crafts and the opportunity to try out daily chores from the past. There is a historical village where demonstrations will take place. Attendance is free and donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for Grove City Food Pantry.

1:00 PM – Pies in the Park at Friendship Park – if you love pizza, check out this celebration of all things pizza in Friendship Park! Gahanna’s best pizza vendors will be selling samples, there will be a corn hole tournament and opportunities to take an herb walk in the park.

1:00 PM – Superhero Day at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – meet Superheroes at The MAiZE! There will be free balloon sculptures and face painting with admission.

1:00 PM – Darby Creek Day at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – this day includes fun outdoor activities, live animals and the opportunity to learn about protecting the Darby Watershed.

2:00 PM – Dinosaur Day at Orton Hall – check out the new dinosaur on campus: Cryolophosaurus ellioti! He was discovered by one of OSU’s geology professors in Antarctica! The open house includes coloring books and dinosaur cookies, a meet and greet with the man who discovered the dinosaurs and more! This is a free event.

2:30 PM – Teddy Bear Concert: Aesop’s Fables at Renaissance Theatre – take a road trip to Mansfield to see three of Aesop’s fables brought to life in a musical adaptation which includes audience participation!

3:00 PM – PTFD Food Truck & Fire Prevention Festival! at Prairie Township Fire Department – this festival includes food trucks and the opportunity to learn about Fire Safety!

4:00 PM – Around the Bonfire at Coffee Connections of Hilliard, LLC – this event includes a bonfire, a hot dog bar and s’mores bar! A donation of $5 will get you 2 hotdogs, s’mores and a drink. Proceeds benefit Emerson’s House of Refuge in El Salvador.

4:00 PM – Harvest Festival at Buckeye Christian Church – this festival includes inflatables, food trucks, games and more! This is a free event.

4:30 PM – Glow & Give: Family Dance Party at Coffman Park Pavilion, Dublin Ohio – this family-friendly dance party includes food trucks, inflatables, music, games, a photo booth and more! Admission is free but supporting the vendors, buying an activity wristband and participating in the raffle help support Feel Better Foundation.

5:00 PM – Self Care Sunday at Hoot Studio – reserve a spot for date night! Drop your kids (age 2 and up) off for two hours of supervised play and activities. All proceeds will benefit Africa Yoga Project. Limited spots available.

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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 28-30, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 65 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

FRIDAY

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.


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Grand Opening Ceremony

 at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (Columbus) – the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center opens to the public this weekend at Easton Town Center! The Grand Opening Ceremony includes a children’s parade and an “unconventional” ribbon cutting. The ceremony will take place in front of the attraction and is open to the public but you will need tickets if you want to enter the attraction afterwards.

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


12:00 PM
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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.


3:00 PM
 – Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival at Longwood Park – take a road trip this weekend to experience this festival with a Wizard of Oz theme featuring performances, a car show, coloring contest, breakfast with Dorothy and much more! Tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 with a donation of 2 cans to the Akron Regional Food Bank.


5:00 PM – Family Friday Night at COSI – COSI stays open late tonight with reduced admission after 5:00 PM.


5:00 PM
 – $5 Friday Pony Rides & Petting Zoo

 at Horse -N- Round Fun – ride a horse or pony for $5 and enjoy a free petting zoo!


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BUMP Carnival

 at BUMP/Bexley United Methodist Preschool – this carnival includes pony rides, carnival games, princesses and super heroes, inflatables food and more!


5:00 PM
 – Children’s Day at Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – children and families involved with Franklin County Children’s Services will receive free admission to COSI exhibits. There will be local musicians, local mascots, and local vendors and resources.


6:00 PM – Screen on the Green: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

 at Goodale Park – watch Ferris Bueller’s Day off under the stars in Goodale Park!


6:00 PM
 – 4th Fridays on the Lawn

 at Westerville Public Library – this event takes place on the front lawn of the Library while 4th Friday is going on! This Friday’s theme is Apple Tasting! Try different apple samples from Lynd Fruit Farm and hear stories about Johnny Appleseed!


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Westerville 4th Friday

 in Uptown Westerville – local businesses and restaurants stay open late for 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville. This month’s theme is Farm in the City and there will be street vendors, food trucks and the chance to learn about farming and how dinner gets to your table!


6:00 PM – 30th Anniversary Party at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters in Grandview Celebrate 30 years of Stauf’s Coffee with free cold bro, drip coffee and treats! There will be giveaways, too!


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


7:00 PM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


7:00 PM
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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
 – Haunted Wagon Rides

 at Young’s Jersey Dairy – take a scary wagon ride around Young’s Jersey Dairy! This is for families, but it will be scary!


7:30 PM – Sunset Cinema- The Lion King at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy family friendly activities at 7:30 and the movie The Lion King outside by the fountain at 8:00 PM.

Fall Festivals Happening On the Weekends in Columbus and Central Ohio

Please click each link for exact times and details! Also check: Central Ohio Fall Farms and Festivals for more apple and pumpkin farms!

Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides at Kuhlweins Farm Market & Deli – Fall Fun at Kuhlweins Market and Deli includes a hayride, animal zoo, corn maze and pumpkin picking! Inflatables, pony rides, balloon twisting and face painting on the weekends!

Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Pigeon Roost – Pigeon Roost features a pumpkin patch, farm animals and The Great Pumpkin Fun Center with giant slides, mazes, a fort, play areas, and tons more! Weekends include wagon rides, face painting, crafters and concessions!

Fall Fun Days at Circle S Farms – This farm is one of the few open during the week! Fall Fun Days feature hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm market, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes, bale cave and more!

Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm – At Lynd Fruit Farm you can pick your own apples and pumpkins and enjoy the farm market on its own or also head over to the giant corn maze where there is also a barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more!

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek features a huge corn maze plus a cow train, barnyard bouncer, petting zoo, kiddie maze, ball zone, slides, laser tag, pedal carts, kids fun barn, tether ball and more! Hayrides are also available!

Fall Farm Fun at Leeds Farm – Leeds Farm is open six weekends only through October 28 with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! Read: 16 Things to do at Leeds Farm!

Fall Fun Festival at Dill’s Greenhouse – Fall festivals are happening on the weekends, September 29 – October 31, 2017. Hayrides, corn maze, fire pit and hotdogs and s’mores for roasting (bring your own or purchase there), straw maze, sand box, pumpkins, games and activities!

Fall Festival at Hidden Creek Farms – Festival weekends offer hayrides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, fall decorations, food, pony rides, slide, kids play barn, corn pit, farm animals, straw maze, and more!

Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival

 at Freeman’s Farm – The Fall Festival weekends at Freeman’s Farm include 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. Read: 3 Can’t-Miss Pumpkin Patches near Columbus including our visit to Freeman’s Farm!

Fall Festival Weekends at Orchard and Company – Fall Festival weekends include apple picking, fishing, hay rides, corn pit, farm animals, barrel train rides, pedal car track, tire climb, zip line, gem mining and more! Read about our Plain City Apple Picking Adventures!

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!


SATURDAY

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The Naz Fall Resale

 at The Naz – shop for gently used clothing, baby equipment, maternity clothes and more at this consignment sale!


8:00 AM
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Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkin for $2/pumpkin! No registration required.


8:00 AM
 – Fall Bird Walk

 at Char Mar Nature Preserve – take a walk through the park to look for birds. Binoculars will be available. This is a free event recommended for kids ages 7 and up.


9:00 AM – Run Like a Girl on the Scioto Mile – This race (for women only) offers 3 distances: 10 Milke, 10 K and 5K and also includes a Future Olympian Kids Run (100 yard dash) for kids 9 and under! A portion of the money raised at this event benefits Go Red For Women. Each participant receives a swag bag! Receive $8 off registration using my code: rlagwhatshouldwedotodaycolumbus


9:00 AM – Open House at Run the Race Farm- this 8 acre farm in West Jefferson is run by The Brian Muha Foundation which gives kids from the Hilltop neighborhood an opportunity to experience farm life! The farm is open on select Saturdays to the public for a chance to see and pet the animals including chickens, ducks, geese, goats, rabbits, sheep, pigs, quail, dogs and more! There’s also an orchard, beehive, nature trails, a tree house, small zipline, climbing walls, swings and more!


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 – The Haunted Maze

 at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this scary maze is free during regular business hours at Hoover Gardens through October 31st. Parents use your best judgement and consider escorting younger children through the maze!


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
 – HOMAGE Gamedays

 at HOMAGE Easton Town Center and HOMAGE Short North – enjoy free donuts from Buckeye Donuts, coffee and special deals on Saturday mornings for each Buckeye game this season!

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Expo & Family Fun Day! at Grove City YMCA – this family EXPO and Fun Day includes touch a truck, bounce houses, Columbus Zoo animals, food trucks, group exercise classes, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, crafts plus local businesses and organizations. Free for members or $5/person and $20/family for non members.

10:00 AM – Fun-Tember Fest at the Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm – this family fun day supports the Salvation Army and includes a Family Fun Cornstalk Walk, characters, a mini maze, bounce houses, crafts, Cosmic Kids Yoga, barrel Train and more! Tickets range from $3-$10.

10:00 AM – Chalk the Block 2018 at Easton Town Center – artists will be creating chalk drawings on the pavement at Easton Town Center. On Saturdays you can watch the artists at work and enjoy live musical performances. Come back on Sunday to see the finished works of art!

10:00 AM
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TWIG Pumpkinpalooza

 at Emswiler Farms – this is the 10th annual Pumpkinpalooza benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital! The day includes food, hayrides, games, a balloon artist, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, face painting, carousel and much more! The event is free but there is a wristband required for many of the activities.

10:00 AM
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Cheryl’s 2018 Fall Festival

 at Cheryl’s Cookies and Brownies – this free festival includes a hay slide, obstacle course, pumpkin bowling, face painting, cookie frosting and much more! There will be a balloon twister and visits from Westerville Police and Fire! The first 50 customers get a free gift.

10:00 AM
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Let’s go nuts for the Bucks!

 at Cute As A Button – celebrate the Buckeyes with store specials, snacks, a raffle, Buckeye cookies for purchase and meet local author Danny Kelley and have him sign one of his Buckeye Fairy Tale books!

10:00 AM
 – Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival at Longwood Park – take a road trip this weekend to experience this festival with a Wizard of Oz theme featuring performances, a car show, coloring contest, breakfast with Dorothy and much more! Tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 with a donation of 2 cans to the Akron Regional Food Bank.


10:00 AM
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Plant wheat and taste bread

 at Gallant Farm Park – learn how wheat was planted in the 1930’s, taste wheat bread with butter!


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


11:00 AM
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Meet Author Carmella Van Vleet at Fundamentals Children’s Books, Toys, and Games – meet author Carmella Van Vleet, author of Eliza Bing is (Not) a Star and Eliza Bing is (Not) a Big Fat Quitter and have a book signed!

11:00 AM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


12:00 AM
 – Harvest Fair

 at Columbus Commons – this annual festival includes bounce houses, face painting, face painting, and fall themed activities! Most activities are free but a $5 wristband is required for the bounce houses.


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
 – Let’s Go Batty

 at Gallant Farm Park – this free event is for all ages. Learn about bats and the important role they play!


1:00 PM – MAKEbreak Great Pumpkin Event at Michaels Stores – buy a pumpkin and Michaels will provide the supplies to decorate it!


3:00 PM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


3:30 PM
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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.


5:30 PM
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Fall Pony Ride & Pumpkin Event at Horse -N- Round Fun – $8 includes a pony ride through a maze and a pumpkin! There will also be free hay rides, a free petting zoo and free farm activities.


7:00 PM – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


7:30 PM
 – Haunted Wagon Rides

 at Young’s Jersey Dairy – take a scary wagon ride around Young’s Jersey Dairy! This is for families, but it will be scary!


SUNDAY

8:00 AM
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Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkin for $2/pumpkin! No registration required.


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


12:00 PM – Kids Paint Free Day at Clay Cafe Clintonville – no painting fee for kids on Sundays through November 11th!


11:00 AM – Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival at Longwood Park – take a road trip this weekend to experience this festival with a Wizard of Oz theme featuring performances, a car show, coloring contest, breakfast with Dorothy and much more! Tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 with a donation of 2 cans to the Akron Regional Food Bank.


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
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Westerville Community Culture Celebration

 at The Point at Otterbein University – celebrate and learn about various cultures through workshops, discussions, dancing, classes and activities for kids such as crafts, hands on activities, music, food, dance and games.


1:00 PM – Harrison West Jazz Stage – New Basics Brass at Harrison West Jazz Stage – enjoy live jazz music, a food truck and space for the kids to run and play!

1:00 PM
 – 2nd Annual Welcome to Fall Festival

 at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – this free event includes hayrides, archery, fall games and crafts!


1:00 PM – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


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.


5:00 PM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!

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