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A Complete List of Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals in Central Ohio

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Fall is so fun! Here’s a list of area and fall festivals and pumpkin patches in Columbus and Central Ohio! Make sure to take time to to squeeze out every last drop of this glorious season!

Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches in Columbus and Central Ohio

Please check the link for each farm for specific details on pricing, dates and times! I will update this page as more info becomes available!

Branstool Orchards

peach picking at Branstool Orchard

Location: 5895 Johnstown Utica Rd, NE, Utica, OH 43080
Phone: 740-892-3989
Features: Peach, apple and pumpkin picking, farm market with fresh produced and local goods! See our trip to Branstool Orchards here.

Cherry Hawk Farm

Location: 16220 Springdale Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937-642-6442
Features: Apple picking throughout the fall and a sunflower field!

Circle S Farms

Location: 9015 London Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-878-7980
Features: Fall Fun Days feature hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm market, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes, bale cave and more!

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Location: 159 East Franklin St., Circleville, OH 43113
Phone: 740-474-7000
Features: This famous local celebration of pumpkins features lots of live music, story times, parades, pumpkin carving, a baby parade, big wheel races, food and craft vendors, rides and anything pumpkin you can imagine! Taking place October 17-20, 2018.

deMonye’s Greenhouse, Inc.

deMonye's Greenhouse

Location: 2500 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-252-6046
Features: This is a kid-friendly haunted maze that is open the whole month of October (1st-31st)! Kids get to pick a pumpkin, plant a pansy and do other fall crafts! Read about our visit to deMonye’s here!

Dill’s Greenhouse

Location: 5800 Rager Rd., Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-836-3700
Features: Fall festivals happen select Friday nights and Saturdays and Sundays throughout October. 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!

Dupler’s Pumpkin Land

Location: 5766 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, OH 43056
Phone: 740-323-2514
Features: Straw maze, giant slide, haunted room, pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, mums, halloween accessories, bunnies and goats!

Emswiler Farms

Location: 13329 Morse Rd., SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 614-355-5432
Features: Hosts the annual Pumpkinpalooza on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM which includes hayrides, live entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, a pumpkin patch, music, crafts, food and more!  Benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Farm at Walnut Creek

The Farm at Walnut Creek

Location: 4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Phone: 330-893-4200
Features: Hosts festival weekends that include special activities like a corn box, sheep shearing, basket weaving, horseshoeing, a pumpkin slingshot and more! See our visit to the Farm at Walnut Creek here.

Freeman’s Farm

pumpkins at Freeman's Farm

Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Phone: 740-548-7866
Features: For six weekends in September and 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. See our visit to Freeman’s Farm here.

Hendren Farm Market

Location: 14595 Johnstown-Utica Rd., Johnstown, OH 43031
Phone: 740-325-7224
Features: Large corn maze, pumpkin picking, produce market and baked goods!

Hidden Creek Farms

Location: 581 S. Galena Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074
Phone: 740-815-9371
Features: Fall festivals are Saturdays and Sundays and offer a hayride, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, fall decorations, food, pony rides, slide, kids play barn, corn pit, farm animals, straw maze, and more!

Hoover Gardens

Location: 182 Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-0603
Features: Hosts an annual Fallapalooza on September 22-23, 2018 that includes a silent auction, fortune teller, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, haunted maze, food truck, cotton candy and more!

Jacquemin Farms

Corn bin at Jaquemin Farm

Location: 7437 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-5725
Features: Pumpkin picking, fresh produce, caramel apples, slushies and October weekends feature a Kiddie Playland area with a straw maze, grain boxes, and giant air toys. They are also open on weekdays without the air toys and cost of admission is just $2. See our visit to Jacquemin Farms here!

Kuhlwein’s Farm Market

Location: 1859 Walker Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-876-2833
Features: Pumpkin picking, maze, petting zoo, fresh produce, deli sandwiches and ice cream!

Lawrence Orchards

Location: 2634 Smeltzer Rd., Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 740-389-3019
Features: Apple picking, pumpkins, fresh produce, farm-made products, apple cider, and more. Also hosts Applefest on September 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Legend Hills Orchard

Location: 11155 Reynolds Rd, Utica, OH 43080
Phone: 740-892-2498
Features: Pick your own apples, farm market, pumpkins and gourds for sale, fresh apple cider, home grown produce and Christmas trees!

Leeds Farm

Pumpkins at Leeds Farm

Location: 8738 State Route 36, Ostrander, OH 43061
Phone: 740-666-2020
Features: Open six weekends only: Sept. 22 – Oct. 28, plus Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, Big Zip and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! See 15 Things to Do at Leeds Farm!

Lehners Pumpkin Farm

Location: 2920 St. Rt. 203, Radnor, OH 43066
Phone: 740-595.3207
Features: There is a really long list of activities going on throughout all of the weekends in October including food, hayrides, barrel rides, giant legos, corn maze, mini golf, slides, pumpkin picking and tons more! Open on weeknights, too!

Lynd Fruit Farm

Location: 9393 Morse Rd SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-8559
Features: Pick your own apples and pumpkins, giant corn maze, farm market, barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more!

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
Phone: 937-349-4781
Features: Huge corn maze opens September 15 and is open Friday – Sunday. Admission to the maze also includes 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!

Miller’s Country Gardens

Location: 2488 St. Rt. 37 West, Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-5021
Features: Hay ride, pumpkin picking, corn maze, fresh produce, animal barn!

Oakland Nursery

Location: Several locations listed here
Phone: Columbus location: 614-268-3511
Features:  Hosts an Annual Fall Festival (October 13 & 14, 2018) which features sales, door prizes, special guests, events, and all-you-can-carry pumpkins!

Orchard and Company

apple picking at Orchard and Company

Location: 7255 US HWY 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-0510
Features: apple picking, fishing, Fall festival weekends  happen on Saturday and Sundays from September 8-October 28, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and feature 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!

Pigeon Roost

Location: 4413 National Rd. SW, Hebron, OH 43025
Phone: 740-928-4925
Features: PumpkinFest is open Tuesday through Sunday, from September 15 through October 31, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Includes 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!

Smith Farm Market

Farm Market Photo

Location: 3341 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: 614-235-2014
Features: Seasonal produce and flowers, pumpkins, gourds, cider, and a bakery!

Renick’s Family Market

Location: 14080 US Highway 23, Ashville, OH 43103
Phone: 740) 983-3096
Features: Pumpkin patch, produce and home made goods, food, donuts, apple cider, cider slush, occasional special events as well!

Young’s Dairy

Location: 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Phone: 937-325-0629
Features: Ice cream, a petting zoo, mini golf, pick your own pumpkins, Cowvin’s Corny Maze, and more! An Annual Fall Festival (October 6 & 7, 2018) includes activities like making pumpkin holes and caramel apples, cow milking demonstrations, activities and more!

Yutzy’s Farm Market

slides at Yutzy's Farm Market

Location: 6010 Converse Huff Rd., Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-3815
Features: Pumpkins, baked goods, fresh produce, bulk goods, deli, playground and farm animals on site! See our visit to Yutsy’s here.

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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!*

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9 Things to Do with Your Kids This Fall in Columbus

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Fall is such a fun time in Central Ohio! Here are 9 things you can only do during the Fall in Columbus and Central Ohio!

What Are Some of the Best Things to do with Kids During the Fall in Columbus?

Here are 9 things we enjoy doing as a family during the fall!

1. Attend a Skull Session at St. John Arena

My kids love instruments and any kind of band, so we were excited, though a little nervous, about taking them to a Skull Session at OSU! It’s a great way to get caught up in the football spirit, even if you don’t have tickets to the game!

A Skull Session is basically a pep rally where the marching band plays, the players come out and the coach gives a little speech . . . it’s very high energy and really a lot of fun!

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I’d recommend either parking on West Campus (parking is $20!) and taking a shuttle or parking in a neighborhood along the Olentangy bike path and walking up the path to St. John Arena.

The Skull session happens 2 hours and 20 minutes before each game and lasts an hour. When it’s over, you can mull around amongst the tailgaters, pick up some free samples (1/4 of a Sugardale hot dog, anyone?) and enjoy the energy of game day.

We were nervous because we weren’t sure what would happen to our strollers when we got there! We were able to take our strollers (yes, we had two) into the arena, but we left them outside the gymnasium, along the outer wall. It was a risk, but no one decided to walk off with a stroller on game day. Phew! I don’t know where else you could put your stroller, as the seating in the gymnasium is very tight. It worked out for us and we were really glad we did it!

You can see the schedule of OSU games here! Friends recommended arriving 20-25 minutes early to get good seats, and I will pass that advice on to you. We got there around 9:20 AM for the 9:40 AM Skull Session and were able to get good seats facing the band.

2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

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There are so many pumpkin patch options, it’s kind of amazing! Every weekend in October is filled with Fall Festivals – honestly, I had no idea before I started this blog how many there are! Make sure to visit my post, Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals for a complete list!

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We recently visited Jaquemin Farms on a Monday! This one is great, in my opinion, because it is open during the week and for only $2 kids ages 3-10 can play in the corn box and run through the straw maze! Kids 2 and under are free! During the weekends, they have bouncy houses and the price is a bit higher. So if you have preschoolers at home during the week, this is a great way to spend an inexpensive morning at a pumpkin patch! Other weekday options include Circle S Farms, evenings at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm.

If you want the BIG pumpkin farm experience complete with kettle corn, a zip line, a huge pumpkin trampoline, mazes, corn bins, pedal carts and more, make sure to check out 15 Things to Do at Leeds Farm!

Another place we love to go is Smith’s Farm Market! The picture below is a few years old, but they always have a large selection of pumpkins and picturesque settings for fun pictures with pumpkins!

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3. Go Apple Picking

I’ve shared about our visit to Orchard and Company, and Branstool Orchards, and here’s a list of more apple picking ideas from Columbus Moms Blog! It’s getting late in the season, but there are still apples to be picked at many farms and a lot of them have farm festival weekends as well! If you’re looking for some options during the week (as opposed to the weekend), a few farms are open on select Fridays: Lynd Fruit Farm, and Cherry Hawk Farm, to name a few.

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4. Attend Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo

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Boo at the Zoo happens for two weekends in October, the 19th – 21st, and the 26th – 28th, 2018. Dress your kids (or yourself!) in costume and visit a lot of vendors in different areas of the zoo who want to fill your kid’s basket with candy! It’s also totally acceptable to take your baby in a cute pumpkin costume in a stroller and accept candy on his or her behalf! 😉

5. Take a Road Trip

I shared 6 Ohio Road Trips to Take This Fall here, one of them being the Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek. Even if you can’t make it for the festival, a drive to Amish Country will be beautiful when the leaves (finally!) start to change!

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More fun road trip ideas include:

Fall is my favorite time of year for a road trip!

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6. Visit a Metro Park

Once the leaves start to change, there are some great options for leaf viewing in our local Metro Parks! A great one is Battelle Darby! There are walking paths through the woods and also bison viewing! While you’re there, check out the living stream in the Nature Center!

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Inniswood Metro Park is also beautiful in the fall. Seriously, check out this picture I took during the fall (below)! It felt like a fairy tale! It was amazing!

7. Visit a City Park

Don’t underestimate your local city park for fall beauty. Here is a list of all the Columbus City ParksFranklin Park is particularly beautiful in the fall! Keep an eye out for the Harvest Parties at Columbus Rec Centers. You don’t have to go far to celebrate! 🙂

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8. See Model Railroads at COSI

Mark your calendars for Model Railroad Days at COSI (2018 dates yet to be announced!) My kids LOVE this special couple of days when several model railroad clubs take over a few galleries at COSI. There are a lot of model trains to see and also trains to play with! It only comes once a year, but it’s one of those things my oldest son always asks about!

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9. Visit the Huntington Holiday Train at Main Library

This is something I consider a Christmas tradition for our family, but it does arrive before Thanksgiving, so technically, it’s a fall activity, right? 😉  In mid November, the train will be installed at the New Main Library! It’s really beautiful, and if you have train lovers, like I do, it’s something you have to see!

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What else would you add to the list of “can’t miss” fall activities in Columbus?

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Five on Friday: Fall Farms

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A few weeks ago I published a huge list of Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals around Central Ohio, but for this month’s Five on Friday I’m featuring 5 farms we’ve actually been to! 😉 These 5 farms offer a variety of activities and experiences and we had a great time at all of them!

1. Leeds Farm

  • 8738 Marysville Rd., Ostrander OH 43061, 740-666-2020

Leeds Farm is the ultimate pumpkin farm experience! Corn bins, straw mazes, zip line, hay rides, petting zoo, pedal carts, paint guns, pumpkin jump, everything you could imagine or want is there! Besides the activities, they have a full menu in their cafe including sandwiches, desserts, donuts and apple cider slushies! Don’t miss the kettle corn popping on the back porch!

2. Lynd Fruit Farm

  • 9399 Morse Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH 43062, 740-927-8559

Lynd Fruit Farm has been one of our go-to spots for picking apples since we moved to Columbus almost 10 years ago! Most of my memories there are of being freezing cold! This year we got smart and went apple picking in September to get the Autumn Crisp apples. Warm weather and sweet apples made for a perfect trip! Lynd Fruit Farm also has a corn maze and other farm activities such as barrel train rides, a fun zone, bounce house and wagons rides. Don’t miss the large farm market and huge selection of pumpkins!

3. Orchard & Company

  • 7255 US HWY 42 N., Plain City, OH 43064, 614-873-0510

Orchard and Company offers a picturesque location for apple picking during August and September and weekends in September and October offer Fall Festival activities like wagon rides, a corn pit, hay barn, animals, pedal car track, tire climb, slides, zip lines and more! There is also a cafe and bakery.

4. Freeman’s Farm

  • 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021, 740-548-7866

Freeman’s Farm offers a more low-key Fall Festival experience. Activities include hayrides, scarecrow making, petting zoo, kettle corn and a campfire with hotdogs for you to roast yourself. Near the campfire area, you can also purchase chili, chips and beverages for a perfect outdoor lunch! There is no entrance fee to Freeman’s Farm so you can pick and choose the activities you would like to do with individual fees for things like the hayride, feed for the animals and scarecrow making.

5. Branstool Orchards

  • 5895 Johnstown Utica Rd, NE, Utica, Ohio 43080, 740-892-3989

We went to Branstool Orchards for peach picking, but you can also pick your own apples and pumpkins there at the farm, too! Pick a wagon and take the kids out to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin and have a picnic at one of the picnic tables throughout the orchard! Don’t miss the market which is full of local produce and Ohio made foods!

What’s your can’t-miss fall farm?

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