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

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

FRIDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A BIG thank you to Leeds Farm for sponsoring this post!

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

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


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SATURDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SUNDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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*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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