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What Should We Do This Weekend? February 2-4, 2018

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1. Gahanna Herbal Trail

When: Beginning January 22, 2018
Time: anytime
Location: 167 Mill St., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-418-9114

Gahanna is the Herb Capital of Ohio and this year they are launching The Herbal Adventure Family Fun Pass to showcase local businesses! Pick up your Adventure Pass at Visit Gahanna or any of the participating businesses and begin visiting the local shops to collect stickers and special deals! When participants have collected 5 stickers, you can stop by Visit Gahanna to choose a gift! Click the link for participating locations!

2. The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit at Easton

When: Every day until March 25, 2018
Time: Hours vary during the week.
Location: 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-416-7000

This new, temporary educational exhibit featuring The Wizard of Oz opens at Easton Town Center on Friday and lasts through March 25, 2018. Create your own tornado, explore Munchkin houses and much more! Weekend hours are F & S: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

3. Make and Take Valentines at Paper Source Easton

When: Now through February 5, 2018
Time: regular store hours
Location: 4004 Fenlon St, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-498-0154

Stop in to make a Valentine with an expert at Paper Source at Easton Town Center! All ages welcome!

4. Groundhog Fun at Scioto Grove Metro Park

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-508-8111

The whole family is invited to celebrate Groundhog Day with fun activities! This is a free event!

5. Make It Take It Play It at Hilltop YMCA

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: 2879 Valleyview Dr., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-276-8224

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to this preschool fair to participate in hands on activities with themes of literacy, math, science and art! Each station has an activity to take home! Y membership is not required, all are welcome to attend!

6. Packing Meals with Columbus Kids Do Good

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 36 S. Center St., West Jefferson, OH 43162

Bring your kids help others in the community by packing meals for Blessings in a Backpack with Sufficient Grace and Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter! Pizza will be provided! Sign up by emailing columbuskidsdogood@gmail.com

7. Mom & Me Doll Hair Salon at American Girl Columbus

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 4040 The Strand East, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 877-247-5223

Mom and daughter can have a dinner together at the American Girl Bistro and afterwards girls can learn how to care for their doll’s hair! Girls get a goody bag that includes a craft and coupon! Reservations are required! Read about the time I took my niece to a Doll Hair Salon event at American Girl!

8. Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day 2018 at Cookie Dough Creamery

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 7227 N High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-547-0660

Cookie Dough Creamery is celebrating National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Waffle Bites and Maple Syrup toppings plus additional cereal toppings! You are encouraged to wear pajamas and there will be a chance to win a gift card for the funniest, wildest and sweetest pajamas! See the yumminess there is to be had at Cookie Dough Creamery!

9. National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Bake Me Happy

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 106 E. Moler St., Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: 614-477-3642

For National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, Bake Me Happy will be offering Lopaus Point waffles and The Toasted Oat granola – all gluten free – with a full sundae bar! There will also be coffee specials and dairy free options available!

10. Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: all Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams locations

All Jeni’s locations will be opening early to celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 50% of all sales will be donated to She Should Run!

11. Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast at Coffee Connections Hilliard

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-664-3993

For National Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, Coffee Connections will be offering a glazed donut sundae! For $5 you’ll can get a glazed donut topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream plus your choice of toppings! There will also be coffee affogatos available while supplies last! Coffee Connections has a fun indoor play area for young kids!

12. PBJ & Jazz Family Concert – Kelly McLennan at Lincoln Theatre

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: Performances at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM
Location: 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203, Ballroom
Phone: 614-294-5200

Enjoy a kid-friendly introduction to jazz!  Concerts are $5 per person, $20 maximum per family.  Children receive a lunch that includes a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie.

13. Aminah’s World Book Launch at Columbus Museum of Art

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-4848

Celebrate the launch of the children’s book Aminah’s World by CMA Curator-at-Large Carole Genshaft! There will be a reading and the chase for kids to create their own mini-book and enjoy a special treat! Included with admission and membership. Plus don’t miss the Think Outside The Brick Lego Exhibit and the newly remodeled Wonder Room!

14. Book Swap at Granville Public Library

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 217 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
Phone: 740-587-0196

Looking for a short road trip with a fun pay off? The Granville Public Library is holding a book swap for kids! Bring 5 kids books to trade in for 5 new-to-you books.

15. COSI Winter Movie Series: Cars at COSI

When: Saturday & Sunday, February 3 & 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM both days
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

Watch the movie Cars on the National Geographic Giant Screen! In addition to admission, tickets are $5 for members and $6 for non members. You can also check out the new Dinosaur Gallery while you’re there!

16. Storytime at Cover to Cover Children’s Books

When: Saturday February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 2116 Arlington Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-263-1624

The new location of Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers is now open in Upper Arlington! This Saturday’s story time is all about Groundhogs and Springtime!

17. Children’s Dental Health Storytime at Pataskala Public Library

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 101 S. Vine St., Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-9986

Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with a story, craft and other activities that will help kids learn how to take care of their teeth!

18. Six More Weeks at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-370-6254

Celebrate Groundhog’s Day with a story, craft and making shadows on the wall! This event takes place in the Nature Center. Check out more to do at the Nature Center while you’re there!

19. Family Fun: Groundhog and Friends at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Ohio Wildlife Center will be bringing an ambassador groundhog to learn about his prediction for spring and all his other wild animal friends! Included with membership or admission.

20. Game Thyme Celebration at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: all Central Ohio Fresh Thyme Locations

Fresh Thyme wants to get you ready for the “Big Game” by sampling new snacks and drinks! There will also be activities for kids!

21. Crayon Creations at Highbanks Metro Park

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: 614-508-8111

Drop in to let kids get creative with crayons and drawing! See more to do at the Nature Center while you’re there!

22. The Magic of Bill Blagg Live at Southern Theatre

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 21 E. Main St.., Columbus, OH 43215

This family-friendly interactive magic show includes floating and vanishing objects and lots more to amaze you!

23. KidsLinked.com’s Baby & Kids Galleria Event at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 877-543-7801

This expo is for all things baby and includes over 60 vendors activities and resources for families! There will be a fitness event with FIT4MOM, a photo contest, swag bags for the first 100 expectant families, prizes, performances and more!


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Columbus Ohio

What Should We Do This Weekend? November 10-12, 2017

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1. Walk and Roll at Blacklick Woods Metro Park

When: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: 614-508-8111

This 1.5 mile walk is designed for strollers in mind! Meet at the nature center (which is a pretty cool place for kids)!

2. Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard, LLC

When: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-868-0107

Drop in to this music class with WeJoySing for $5/child ($3/sibling) to sing, play and learn about music!

3. Junk Bash: Holiday Boutique at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

When: Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM both days
Location: Cardinal Hall, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

This vintage boutique show features shopping, DIY supplies, a bloody mary bar and more! Tickets are $8 and children 14 and under are free.

4. Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art

When: Friday, November 10, 2017 – March 2, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-6801

Think Outside The Brick, a huge LEGO display, opens at CMA this weekend! This is one of our favorite Holiday Traditions! This year there will also be LEGO holiday decorations throughout the atrium! See our visit in 2016 here.

5. Open House on Franklinton Friday at Columbus Idea Foundry

When: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 421 W. State St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-653-8068

On Franklinton Fridays, local businesses stay open late for exploring! At Columbus Idea Foundry you can tour their space, enjoy make and takes and meet the artists!

6. Grove City High School Fall Band Bazaar at Grove City High School

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 2017
Time: Sat: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4665 Hoover Rd., Grove City, OH 43123

The Bazaar offers vendors, crafts, home goods, food, clothing and more for your holiday shopping needs!

7. Saturday Morning Cartoons at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-247-4433

Watch Saturday Morning Cartoons on the big screen! $5 admission includes a bowl of cereal and milk! Wear your PJ’s!

8. Breakfast, Books and Your Farm at 4th Street Farms

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 1377 N. 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-506-7040

Enjoy a story and plant some seeds at the farm!

9. Fall Fest at Vertical Adventures

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 6513 Kingsmill Ct, Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-888-8393

This fall festival includes face painting, pumpkin chunking, s’more making and more!

10. Ohio Made Holiday Market at Hollywood Casino Columbus

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 200 Georgesville Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

This holiday market features 100 vendors selling Ohio-Made products and is free to enter! Children are welcome, but make sure you enter through the “All Ages Entrance”!

11. Neighborhood Toy Store Day at Naturally Curious Kids

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 13 E. College Ave., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-8590

Celebrate your neighborhood toy store with a holiday open house including cookies, raffles, Santa letters and 15% off your purchase!

12. Craftin’ Outlaws – Holiday Showdown at Greater Columbus Convention Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 400 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

This alternative craft fair includes tons of local artists. Bring a donation of diapers to be registered in a raffle for prizes! Kids can shop from donated crafts at the Craft Crawl open at 2:00 each day. Items will be priced from $5-$10. There will also be make and take opportunities!

13. The Sketchy Show at Mug & Brush Barber Shop

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 153 N. High St., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-414-6544

A local dad and artist, Jeff Stelle, drew on his son’s snack bag every day and his son saved each bag. Now it’s an art collection on display at Mug & Brush Barber Shop. I’ve seen them and they’re amazing! Saturday night you can attend the opening show! “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll snack.” And you might get some Blank Slate Coffee!

14. 2nd Westside Community Baby Shower at Mount Carmel College of Nursing

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 127 S. Davis Ave., Columbus, OH 43222

Bottoms-Up Coffee Co-Op is hosting the 2nd Westside Community Baby Shower open to Westsiders who are pregnant or have a baby under 3 months old. There will be prizes, giveaways, free diapers and more! RSVP on Facebook.

15. Nature Crafts at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-508-8111

Make crafts with materials found in nature! This event is free and open to all ages!

16. Annual Holiday Kickoff Parade at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

This holiday parade welcomes Santa and features the Worthington Kilbourne High School Band and other holiday characters!

17. Family Adventures Tour at Columbus Museum of Art

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-6801

Sundays are free at CMA and you can take a fun, family-friendly tour at 2:00 PM! The tour is also free!


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What Should We Do This Weekend? October 20-22, 2017

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Before you start reading through this week’s list, you should know that in an effort to pare down the list of SO. MANY. EVENTS. happening this weekend, I did not duplicate anything that is already on my Halloween Events Around Columbus post! So make sure to also check out that post if you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween events happening this weekend (there are many)! 🙂

1. Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

When: Now through October 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 182 Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-0603

The haunted maze at Hoover Gardens is free to walk through and kid-friendly! The maze is open during regular businesses hours and is appropriate for ages 7 and up!

2. Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides at Kuhlweins Farm Market & Deli

When: Now through October 31, 2017 (closed Wednesdays)
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1859 Walker Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-876-2833

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!

3. Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Pigeon Roost

When: Tuesday-Sunday through October 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 4413 National Rd. SW, Hebron, OH 43025
Phone: 740-928-4925

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!

4. Fall Fun Days at Circle S Farms

When: Thursday, September 28-October 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Daily
Location: 9015 London Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-878-7980

Fall Fun Days start on September 28 and run through October 31, 2017. 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!

5. The Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek

When: Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Phone: 330-893-4200

For a little bit of a road trip this weekend, check out the last Fall Festival weekend at The Farm at Walnut Creek. These special days 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.

6. Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 29, 2017
Time: Fri and Sat: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 9851 Morse Rd. SW., Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-8559

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!

7. Fall Farm Fun at Leeds Farm

When: This Friday & Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 8738 State Route 36, Ostrander, OH 43061
Phone: 740-666-2020

Leeds Farm is open six weekends only through October 29 plus this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 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! This weekend is the only Friday they are open during the season!

8. Storytime with Kara at ME and the MOON

When: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 15 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-570-1124

This week’s story time theme is Peek-A-BOO and includes stories, songs and games for the kids and tea and shopping for the parents! There will be a pop-up book shop immediately following the event.

9. Junior Library Guild Warehouse Sale

When: Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, 2017
Time: Fri: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 7858 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 800-491-0174

This warehouse sale offers the opportunity to buy children’s and young adult literature for just $5. There will be food trucks onsite and free parking ! On Saturday, author, Nancy Roe Pimm will be onsite to sign copies of her book!

10. Fall Fun Festival at Dill’s Greenhouse

When: Weekends beginning September 30 through October 31, 2017
Time: Fridays: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 5800 Rager Rd., Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-836-3700

Fall festivals are happening Friday nights and weekends, September 30 – 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! Friday dates are October 7th, 14th and 21st (weather permitting) from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

11. The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

When: Fridays-Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Fridays: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturdays: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Sundays: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
Phone: 937-349-4781

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! This weekend includes a costume contest!

12. Fall Festival at Freeman’s Farm

When: Saturday and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sun: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Phone: 740-548-7866

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. See our visit to Freeman’s Farm here!

13. Fall Festival at Hidden Creek Farms

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 581 S. Galena Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074
Phone: 740-815-9371

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!

14. Fall Harvest Weekends at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 2920 St. Rt. 203, Radnor, OH 43066
Phone: 740-595-3207

There is a really long list of activities going on throughout all of the weekends now through October at this pumpkin farm in Delaware County! Activities include a corn maze, play barn, barrel rides, pumpkin picking and tons more! Visit the website for pricing and more info! This weekend The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be visiting on Sunday from 3:00 PM -4:00 PM and the Buckeye Valley Alumni Band will perform at 4:00 PM. Click here to get a coupon for $1 off each admission! This week includes trick-or-treat!

15. Fall Fun Day at Dutch Mill Greenhouse

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 18443 State Route 4, Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937-642-0511 Ext 13

This family-friendly event includes free pumpkin decorating for kids, a tour of the Leo Berbee Bulb Warehouse, a food truck and more!

16. Puppy Adoption PARTY at Party Like it’s Your Birthday

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: ​614-468-1159

This party includes the opportunity to adopt a plush pup, paint it a house and make it a collar! While you’re there, cuddle with real adoptable puppies!

17. Fall Festival Weekends at Orchard and Company

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 7255 US HWY 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-0510

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!

18. Disney Movie Saturday at Westland Area Library

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4740 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-878-1301

Enjoy a free Disney movie + popcorn! For ages 12 and under.

19. LEGO Club at Grove City Library

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-875-6716

Kids can work individually or in teams to complete a LEGO challenge! All ages are welcome.

20. Flashlight Cave Tour at Olentangy Indian Caverns

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Location: 1779 Home Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-548-7917

Tour the caverns with just a flashlight! Flashlights will be provided for these special tours and children must be at least 8 years old to participate.

21. Fall Fun Day Tram Rides at Blendon Woods Metro Park

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-508-8111

Bring the family for a tram ride to see the fall colors, jump in a leaf pile, roast marshmallows and make a craft!

22. Mother & Daughter Jewelry Stamping at Picassos

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1974 N. Mallway Dr., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-354-1930

Local artist, Leah Doyle, will teach you how to make a cord necklace and charm with a stamped bar pendant. Moms and daughters can make these together at this event! All supplies included for $25. Add a sibling for $10. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

23. Harvest Festival: Family Day at the Orange Johnson House

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 956 High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-885-1247

This family-friendly day includes pressing your own cider, tours of the Orange Johnson House, a hands-on area for kids, pioneer games and more!

24. Halloween Events in Columbus

There are several Halloween related events going on this weekend that I’ve left off this list because they are also listed by day on my last post: Halloween Events Around Columbus! So make sure to check that out, too! If you still need more ideas, check out Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals and Columbus Tip Sheet: October.


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