1. 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!

2. 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 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! Pick your own pumpkins starts Sept. 29.

3. Very Important Playdate

 at The Little Gym of Polaris

When: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Location: 8645 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-430-3355

Bring your little one, ages 4-10 months to preview the Bugs Boost program at The Little Gym of Polaris! Light refreshments will be provided!

4. Columbus Oktoberfest at Ohio Expo Center

When: Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, 2017
Time: Fri: 5:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight, Sat: 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM, Sun: 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM
Location: 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

Columbus Oktoberfest includes live entertainment, a merchant market, craft beer and gardens, a race, plus a kids area that offers arts and crafts, inflatables, a juggler, a children’s parade, face painting and more! Entrance to the festival is free but there is a $10 charge for parking.

5. The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Fri: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, Sat: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM (closing early this Sat. only), Sun: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
Phone: 937-349-4781

This year’s huge corn maze has a Columbus Blue Jackets theme! 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!

6. 4th Friday Fall Fest in Uptown Westerville

When: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Uptown Westerville, on State St.
Phone: 614-794-0401

This annual event includes 100-plus street vendors, food trucks, entertainment and more! Visit different locations for various activities like the Westerville Book Bonanza, arts and crafts, mini pumpkins for sale and a party on the lawn! Lots of special events happening during this evening – check the link for more!

7. Jack Hannah’s Fall Fest at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4850 Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-645-3400

Jack Hanna will be in person to share stories of his travels at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM each day! There will be craftsmen, a live bluegrass band, character ambassadors, animal encounters and more! It is advised that you arrive at the Animals on Safari Stage early to hear Jack Hanna!

8. AIMExpo at Greater Columbus Convention Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017
Time: Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 400 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

If you have a kid who loves vehicles, this American International Motorcycle Expo might be right up their alley! Kids 10 and under are free to enter and the Expo features a mobile Legends and Heroes of Supercross moto museum, a bike show featuring custom bikes, a vintage motorcycle show featuring bikes built before 1990 plus many exhibitors and giveaways!

9. Fallapalooza  at Hoover Gardens

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 182 Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-0603

This annual event includes a silent auction, fortune teller, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, haunted maze, food truck, cotton candy and more!

10. Opening Day 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

This is opening weekend at Leeds Farm! They will be open six weekends only: Sept. 23 – Oct. 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! This Saturday is the Annual Leeds Farm Autism Harvest Festival from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and Sunday there is a discount for military families!

11. Harvest Fair at Stratford Ecological Center

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-2548

This celebration of Stratford includes face painting, feeding chickens, horse drawn wagon rides, climbing on tractors, hiking and more! $5 per person/ $15 per family. Read about our trip to Stratford Ecological Center here.

12. 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!

13. Fall Festival 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!

14. 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

It’s opening weekend at Freeman’s Farm and 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!

15. Fall Festival Weekend 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!

16. B-Fest at Barnes and Noble Sawmill

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 3685 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614-798-0077

This teen book festival includes writing workshops, trivia, contests, games, prizes and sneak peeks of upcoming teen books! Author Jasmine Warga will be signing her book My Heart and Other Black Holes from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. See all the details including the schedule for the day at the link.

17. LEGO Club

 at Grove City Library

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-875-6716

Kids can work on their own or with a team to perform a LEGO challenge! All ages are welcome!

18. Family Fall Festival in Downtown Lancaster

When: Saturday, September 23, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Downtown Lancaster (N. Broad and N. Columbus Streets)

This fall festival is free and offers arts and crafts vendors, live music, activities for kids like hay rides, crafts and games and a Strut Your Mutt parade!

19. New Albany Classic at the Wexner Residence

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4584 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd., New Albany, OH 43054

Watch Olympic riders compete in the Grand Prix, enjoy rides, concessions, a farm tour, tons of kids’ activities and a concert by Nick Jonas! No tickets will be sold at the door, so make sure to buy them soon! See lots more details about all the fun to be had here.

20. Baby + Art: Little Footballs at Art with Anna

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: 420 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

Recommended for ages 9 months to 2 1/2 years old, this is your chance to bring your baby for a messy and casual morning of art! Washable and edible paint is used and cost is $10/family. Bring a change of clothes for baby just in case and register online!

21. Welcome to Fall Festival at Glacier Ridge Metro Park

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 9801 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-971-5211

Welcome Fall with hayrides, live animals, crafts and other activities! This is a free event!


Thanks 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, and thousands of pumpkins and gourds grown right on the farm. 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.

Open six weekends only Sept. 23 – Oct. 29 plus Friday, Oct. 13. 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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*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