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Farmer’s Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio

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Farmer’s Markets are popping up everywhere in Central Ohio! Not only are they a great spot for picking up fresh produce, but they often also offer homemade treats, handmade goods, live entertainment and kids activities!

Strawberries at a farmers market in Columbus, Ohio

Farmer’s Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio by Day of the Week:

SATURDAY:

Grove City Farmer’s Market – Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Grove City Town Center. The Farmers Market begins on May 18th and runs through September 14, 2019.

Canal Winchester – the Canal Winchester Farmer’s Market takes place on Saturdays in downtown Canal Winchester from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM from May 25th through September 28th

Westerville – the Saturday Farmers Market takes place on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM May 18th through October 12 and features local farmers and vendors. The location is on Grove St. on the Otterbein campus.

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Dublin – The Dublin Market at Bridgepark takes place on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and features produce vendors as well as baked goods and other vendors. The Dublin Market runs from mid May through September. 

Clintonville – this market takes place along High Street between Orchard Lane and W. Dunedin Rd from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 2019 starting and ending dates are April 27 – November 23. 

large handheld bell at the westgate farmers market in columbus ohio

Westgate – The Westgate Farmers Market takes place on the first and third Saturdays of each month, June through October from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The market is held on the front lawn of the West Gate Masonic Lodge.

Circleville – the Pickaway County Farmers Market takes place in Circleville from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturdays June through August.

Worthington – the Worthington Farmers Market is a year round market taking place at 161 and High Street May through October and inside The Shops at Worthington Place November through April! Outdoor hours are 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and indoor hours are 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

farmers market at the North Market in Columbus, Ohio

North Market – the Farmers Market at the North Market takes place in the outside stalls from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturdays and 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Sundays, June through October. Sundays include more hand made items, fine arts and jewelry.

SUNDAY:

North Market – the Farmers Market at the North Market takes place in the outside stalls from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturdays and 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Sundays, June through October. Sundays include more hand made items, fine arts and jewelry.

Gahanna – the Make Gahanna Yours Farmers Market takes place on Sundays June through September from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

MONDAY:

Prairie Township – this Farmers Market takes place Monday afternoons from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, June through Labor Day Weekend at the Prairie Township Community Center.

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TUESDAY:

Newark – Canal Market District is a twice-weekly farmers market from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Tuesday dates are June through September and Friday dates are May through October. Once a month in the same space there is an Art & Craft Market.

Pearl Alley – The Pearl Market takes place beginning the end of May through Mid October on Gay St. and Pearl Alley in downtown Columbus on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM.

Department of Veterans Affairs – this market on the East side of Columbus takes place on Tuesdays from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and includes local produce, baked goods, honey and food trucks!

WEDNESDAY: 

Franklin Park Conservatory – the Conservatory’s Farmer’s Market takes place in the main Conservatory parking lot on E. Broad St. on Wednesdays from 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM, June through the first week of September and features a weekly kids craft.

Westerville – Market Wednesday takes place in Uptown Westerville from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, May through October with several produce vendors, baked goods and more.

THURSDAY:

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Reynoldsburg – the Reynoldsburg Farmers Market takes place on Thursdays from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM in Huber Park. The market runs June through the beginning of September.

FRIDAY:

Newark – Canal Market District is a twice-weekly farmers market from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Tuesday dates are June through September and Friday dates are May through October. Once a month in the same space there is an Art & Craft Market.

Pearl Alley – The Pearl Market takes place beginning the end of May through Mid October on Gay St. and Pearl Alley in downtown Columbus on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM.


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What Should We Do This Weekend? May 27-29, 2016

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The temperatures are in the 80’s, some schools are out, it’s Memorial Day Weekend and Columbus events are in full-swing!  It’s the unofficial start of SUMMER! (Just for saying that, it will probably snow next week (thanks, Ohio!) but I’ll take my chances!)

First off, this weekend kicks off the summer season at Columbus Commons, a great, multi-purpose green space in the middle of downtown.  All summer there will be concerts, festivals and my first event on the list, Commons for Kids!

1. Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons

When: Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Free carousel rides, bouncy houses and open play are available every Friday, but each week has different special activities.  This week Lowe’s will be on hand to help your child plant a plant to take home and Mr. Puppet will give a performance!

2. Family Fun Day at Columbus Commons

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Saturday at Columbus Commons you can join in lots of fun activities like face painting, inflatables, crafts, Lego play, maker space, photo booth and more!  Some (but not all) activities require a $5 wristband purchase. The event opens at a 3:00 PM for children with sensory sensitivities. There will be food trucks on location and visits from special characters!  Stick around for:

3. Free Movie Night at the Commons

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

The busy weekend at the Commons concludes with an outdoor showing of The Good Dinosaur, rated PG.

4. Story Trail Opening Day at Friendship Park

When: Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: 138 Oklahoma Ave., Gahanna, OH 43230

Celebrate the opening of the new Story Trail at Friendship Park, a collaboration between Gahanna Parks & Recreation, Columbus Metropolitan Library and Art Garden Studios. Attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, enjoy a live music performance by Casey Redmond and participate in games and other fun activities!

5. Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival

When: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 28-30, 2016
Time: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 11339 Mt Vernon Rd., Utica, OH 43080

If you’re up for a short road trip this weekend, the Utica Ice Cream Festival offers tons of fun for kids (not to mention ice cream)! Kid friendly events include arts and crafts, magic shows, kiddie tractor pull, visits from the Columbus Zoo, water balloon toss and a whole lot more! Admission is $5 per car.

6. Asian Festival at Franklin Park

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 2016
Time: Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1755 E Broad St, Columbus OH

This celebration of Asian culture includes performances, food, a marketplace, and more. Specifically for kids, there will be a children’s area with games, crafts, dress up and the opportunity to learn calligraphy and make a handprint dragon!

7. Opening Day at Ohio Village

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus Ohio, 43211
Phone: 614-297-2300 or 800-686-6124

Ohio Village opens for the season and steps into the 1890s!  Opening day offers a look at the changes the village has undergone and a chance to meet new residents of the village, try croquet, make ice cream, listen to live music and more! Check the link for the schedule of activities.

8. For Kids – Wildlife at Homestead Park

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: The Barn, 4675 Cosgray Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-971-5211

Homestead Metro Park offers kids ages 3-10 the opportunity to meet live animals and learn more about Ohio’s wildlife!

9. Bob Evans Family Days at the Columbus Clippers

When: Sunday, May 29, 2016
Time: 1:05 PM
Location: Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 462-5250
Ticket Line: (614) 462-2757

Family Day Admission is $15 for two adults and up to four youth ages 18 and under! Admission includes access to left-field bleachers, lawn seating and standing room only. After the game, kids can run the bases in the Commit to be Fit Fun Run!

10. Farmer’s Markets

Check out this link from Columbus Moms Blog where every Farmer’s Market in the Columbus area is listed by day!  Many take place on the weekend and would make for a fun outing this weekend as the season gets underway!

11. Memorial Day Parades and Other Events

Here is a link to Memorial Day events in the Columbus area, most happening on Monday, as we remember those we’ve lost in active military service.

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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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