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 & Monday, October 6-7 & 9, 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 Fall Festival weekends 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! This event will also happen on Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14. See our visit to The Farm at Walnut Creek here.

6. GRAND Opening Celebration at PARTY Llike It’s Your Birthday

When: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St, Worthington, OH 43085

There’s a new party space in town and the grand opening is this Friday! To celebrate there will be face painting, balloons and character appearances!

7. 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!

8. Caving For Kids at Bexley Public Library

When: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: 2411 E. Main St., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-231-2793

Kids can meet a real life caver and learn about the equipment, tools and techniques he uses to explore caves! He will bring a cave to the library for kids to explore!

9. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center

When: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH 43211
Phone: 800-686-6124.

Ohio History Center stays open late on the First Friday of the month for special activities and a movie! This weekend’s movie is Hocus Pocus, which will start at 7:30 PM. At 7:00 PM there will be a magic show by Erica Carlson and her hedgehog, Sedgwick! Museum admission is reduced to $6 after 5:00 PM. Ages 6-12 will be $3 and Members and kids ages 5 and under are free. Make sure to “like” my Facebook Page because I’ll be doing a giveaway for this event on Thursday!

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!

12. Fire Prevention First Friday in Downtown Delaware

When: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Downtown Delaware
Phone: 740-362-6050

First Friday in Downtown Delaware has a Fire Prevention theme this month! There will be fire trucks throughout downtown plus live demonstrations. There will also be pumpkins for kids at the tent at the corner of N. Sandusky and E. Winter Streets!

13. 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!

14. 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!

15. 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!

16. Fall Farm Fun at Leeds Farm

When: 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 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!

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. Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival at Young’s Jersey Dairy

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Phone: 937-325-0629

Young’s Dairy’s biggest festival of the year includes donut hole making, pumpkin painting, cow milking demonstrations, Cowvin’s Corny Maze, cheese samples and production tour, pumpkin launching, pumpkin bowling and more! Check the link for the specific times for each event.

19. Family Fishing at Scioto Grove Metro Park

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Hickory Picnic Area, 5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-949-1078

Kids 5 and older can fish at the pond, bait and equipment will be provided!

20. Oakland’s Fall Festival at Oakland Nursery

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: all Columbus area locations
Phone: 614-268-3511

Oakland’s Fall Festival is free and includes specials, games, treats, and activities like hayrides, only rides, music, special guests, pumpkins and more! Activities differ at each location so check the link for details!

21. Wild About Fall at Ohio Wildlife Center

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 6131 Cook Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-793-9453

Ohio Wildlife Center is open to the public one Sunday per month and this month the focus is on Fall! Families can learn how wildlife prepare for winter and meet an animal ambassador up close! $5/person, children 5 and under free. See more about Ohio Wildlife Center here.

22. Fall Festival at Miller’s Country Gardens

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 2488 State Route 37 W, Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-5021

This Fall Festival includes hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a play area for kids, corn maze, live music, face painting, barrel die, straw tunnel, food by Sock Hop Soda Shop and more! No admission fee!

23. Buddy Bag Packing with Family Mentor Foundation at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, Ohio 43240

Volunteers will be packing bags of food to be given to families on weekends throughout the first half of the school year. Children are welcome to help out! There will be food truck and music at this event and you can attend for just a portion of the time as your schedule allows. See the link for more details!

24. Fall Fest at Fancyburg Park

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 3375 Kioka Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

The UA Fall Fest includes pumpkin carving, making apple cider, hay rides, inflatables, contests, a chili-cook off and more! Event is free but some activities have a fee to participate. Cash only.

Need more ideas? Check out Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals and Columbus Tip Sheet: October.


Thanks to Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm for sponsoring this post!

With over 30 activities, Lehner’s is the perfect place to bring the entire family, company or school group! Enjoy a day in the country and make memories winding your way through an 8+ acre corn maze, taking a hayride, picking your own pumpkins from the patch, zipping down a 100ft swing line, racing your kids on peddle go carts, bouncing along in the child or adult sized barrel rides, making friends with some barnyard critters, jumping on the 35+ person Jump Pad, playing in one of the 2 indoor play barns, eating some delicious fall foods and SO MUCH MORE! The newest activities this year include Giant Legos, Tire Pyramid, Little Farmers Racetrack, a Pioneer Homesteading area and Native American camp to honor the farm’s heritage.

Admission ($9 ages 3-17/$6 ages 18-59/Free: under 3 and over 59) includes all activities, all day (with the exception of the giant sling shot and new Arrowhead hunting area).


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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!*

Written by Julie Miller