The Ultimate Guide to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

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Wondering what to expect at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus? Our sneak peek will tell you all you need to know about the new LEGOLAND at Easton Town Center!

This post was written in partnership with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus opened to annual pass holders and media on September 21, 2018! My family got a sneak peak at all there is to do at this incredible indoor LEGO® heaven! The Grand Opening Ceremony and first day open to the public is September 28, 2018.

LEGOLAND Columbus Front Entrance

If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram Stories for any amount of time, you already know that my boys LOVE LEGOS! I mean LOVE them. Like, eat, breathe and sleep with LEGOS. 😉 I was so excited to be able to take them to this special opening day that I picked my son up early from school to surprise him! And after spending several hours there, neither of my kids wanted to leave!

What is there to do at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus?

This space is guaranteed to provide hours of fun for the LEGO lovers in the family! It doesn’t matter how old you are – even my husband didn’t want to leave! 😉 (Seriously, once a month they are even having an Adult Night – no kids allowed!)

LEGOLAND Columbus entrance

Here are 15 things you can do at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus!

1. LEGO® Factory Tour

LEGOLAND Columbus Factory Tour

When you first enter, you’re taken behind the scenes into the LEGO Factory! There’s a little bit of info about how LEGO bricks are made and then the doors open into The Ultimate Indoor LEGO Playground!

2. Kingdom Quest

LEGOLAND Columbus Kingdom Quest Ride

The first attraction you come to is the Kingdom Quest ride. Take a ride in a chariot to help rescue the princess by zapping spiders, trolls and other obstacles in your way. You must be able to sit upright to ride this ride. Kids under 4’3” must be accompanied by someone over that height. Disclaimer, you’re not allowed to take pictures while on the ride but I didn’t see that sign until my second time riding it, so I got a picture of the “bad guy”! 😉

3. MINILAND®

LEGOLAND Columbus MINLAND

One of the highlights of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is MINILAND! It’s a LEGO-sized replica of many of your favorite Columbus spots including COSI, North Market, the State House, and more! Plus there are smaller areas featuring Cincinnati and Cleveland. The lights fade on and off so you can see the cities in the night and daytime. There are many moveable features that are fun to watch!

4. Creative Workshop

LEGOLAND Columbus Creative Workshop

Throughout the day special workshops are scheduled where kids can learn how to build anything! Check the sign for the times for each day.

5. LEGO® Friends

LEGOLAND Columbus Friend area

It was really hard to get my boys to leave the LEGO Friends area. If your kids are in MINILAND and wish they could play in the city, this is their chance! A lot of the buildings and fixtures are glued together here, but there are also bricks for building and mini figures for playing in the houses and buildings. My kids loved playing in the town – even though they really wanted to take the buildings apart! 😉

6. DUPLO® Farm and DUPLO® Village

LEGOLAND Columbus Duplo area

The DUPLO area is very bright and fun for the younger kids! There’s a farm, slide, large animals, plus extra big, soft DUPLO Blocks and regular size DUPLO Blocks for building.

7. LEGO® Racers: Build & Test

LEGOLAND Columbus Build and Test area

In this area, kids can build cars and race them down various roads and hills. Lots of fun for vehicle lovers in this area!

8. Earthquake Tables

LEGOLAND Columbus earthquake table
The Earthquake Table is right next to the LEGO Racers area. Kids can build a building as tall as they can and then see if it will withstand various degrees of earthquake tremors! The plates on the table literally shake as you turn up the intensity!

9. LEGO® 4D Cinema

LEGOLAND Columbus Discovery Center 4D Cinema

Three different LEGO Movies are being shown throughout the day in 4D – this means not only is the movie 3D but your seats will move and you may get wet!

10. LEGO® City Play Area

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus Indoor Play area

This area includes a climbing area, slides, a construction site and fire and police themed areas. It’s for running, climbing and jumping! Socks are required to play here.

My kids’ favorite LEGO sets are the LEGO City sets – especially fire and police! I thought they would eat this area up, but they didn’t stay long because they really wanted to play with actual LEGOS!

11. Merlin’s Apprentice Ride

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus Merlin Ride

This ride is something you would find at an amusement park! I couldn’t get my kids to ride it but I will be back! 😉 You must be 3 feet tall to ride this ride and if you are under 4 feet tall, you must be accompanied by someone over 4 feet tall.

12. Eat at the Coffee Shop

LEGOLAND Columbus Cafe

The cafe in LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus offers coffee (Starbucks!), snacks and meals. The Kids Meal Deal is $8 and includes a sandwich, a snack, a drink and for $4 more you can add a LEGO Lunchbox. Adult Meals are $11 and include a sandwich or salad, snack and drink. Of course you can buy items individually as well. There is a decent sized seating area inside the restaurant.

13. Have a Birthday Party

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Kids can have a birthday party at LEGOLAND! There are 3 levels of birthday parties available and parties can be booked online!

14. Shop at the Store

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

The store attached to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is larger than the regular LEGO Store at Easton! I mean it is HUGE! Almost any current set you can imagine is there along with lots of other special things you don’t usually see at the LEGO Store like costumes, unique extra pieces and lots of fun gifts. I will never be able to walk my kids through Easton Station without stopping here!

15. Complete an Adventure Pack

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Last but not least, you should know that at the Entrance you will be offered the chance to buy an Activity Pack. This is a packet of several pages about each section of LEGOLAND Columbus. Using a stamp machine located in each area, you can mark in your Activity Pack when you have completed each area. There are also stickers and activities inside. I don’t think this is something you need to buy more than once but it’s kind of fun for the first time. Activity Packs are $5 each.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

That’s the round up! These are the main activity areas but there is so much more than what is pictured here! I hope you get a chance to take your kids – we’re so lucky to have this in Columbus! What do you think your kids will enjoy the most?

What To Expect at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus:

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is located in Easton Town Center at 165 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219

  • Tickets range in price from $20 – $34 per person depending on your level of flexibility and whether or not you buy online or in person.
  • An annual pass can be purchased for $65 for an individual or $60/person for families of 3 or more and include express entry and discounts in the coffee shop and LEGO store.
  • Children 2 and under are free.
  • Adults MUST be accompanied by a child to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus.
  • LEGOLAND is open 365 days a year beginning at 10:00 AM and closing at 7:00 PM except on Saturday when it is open until 8:00 PM.
  • The last admission is two hours before closing.
  • There is a limited number of guests allowed inside at a time so there will be a “Timed Tickets” line you will enter. If you purchase on line, you may be able to choose your ideal time to enter.
  • There is no limit to how long you can stay.

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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 28-30, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 65 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

FRIDAY

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.


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Grand Opening Ceremony

 at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (Columbus) – the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center opens to the public this weekend at Easton Town Center! The Grand Opening Ceremony includes a children’s parade and an “unconventional” ribbon cutting. The ceremony will take place in front of the attraction and is open to the public but you will need tickets if you want to enter the attraction afterwards.

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


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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.


3:00 PM
 – Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival at Longwood Park – take a road trip this weekend to experience this festival with a Wizard of Oz theme featuring performances, a car show, coloring contest, breakfast with Dorothy and much more! Tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 with a donation of 2 cans to the Akron Regional Food Bank.


5:00 PM – Family Friday Night at COSI – COSI stays open late tonight with reduced admission after 5:00 PM.


5:00 PM
 – $5 Friday Pony Rides & Petting Zoo

 at Horse -N- Round Fun – ride a horse or pony for $5 and enjoy a free petting zoo!


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BUMP Carnival

 at BUMP/Bexley United Methodist Preschool – this carnival includes pony rides, carnival games, princesses and super heroes, inflatables food and more!


5:00 PM
 – Children’s Day at Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – children and families involved with Franklin County Children’s Services will receive free admission to COSI exhibits. There will be local musicians, local mascots, and local vendors and resources.


6:00 PM – Screen on the Green: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

 at Goodale Park – watch Ferris Bueller’s Day off under the stars in Goodale Park!


6:00 PM
 – 4th Fridays on the Lawn

 at Westerville Public Library – this event takes place on the front lawn of the Library while 4th Friday is going on! This Friday’s theme is Apple Tasting! Try different apple samples from Lynd Fruit Farm and hear stories about Johnny Appleseed!


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Westerville 4th Friday

 in Uptown Westerville – local businesses and restaurants stay open late for 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville. This month’s theme is Farm in the City and there will be street vendors, food trucks and the chance to learn about farming and how dinner gets to your table!


6:00 PM – 30th Anniversary Party at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters in Grandview Celebrate 30 years of Stauf’s Coffee with free cold bro, drip coffee and treats! There will be giveaways, too!


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


7:00 PM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


7:00 PM
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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
 – Haunted Wagon Rides

 at Young’s Jersey Dairy – take a scary wagon ride around Young’s Jersey Dairy! This is for families, but it will be scary!


7:30 PM – Sunset Cinema- The Lion King at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy family friendly activities at 7:30 and the movie The Lion King outside by the fountain at 8:00 PM.

Fall Festivals Happening On the Weekends in Columbus and Central Ohio

Please click each link for exact times and details! Also check: Central Ohio Fall Farms and Festivals for more apple and pumpkin farms!

Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides at Kuhlweins Farm Market & Deli – 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!

Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Pigeon Roost – 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!

Fall Fun Days at Circle S Farms – 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!

Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm – 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!

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – 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!

Fall Farm Fun at Leeds Farm – Leeds Farm is open six weekends only through October 28 with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! Read: 16 Things to do at Leeds Farm!

Fall Fun Festival at Dill’s Greenhouse – Fall festivals are happening on the weekends, September 29 – 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!

Fall Festival at Hidden Creek Farms – 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!

Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival

 at Freeman’s Farm – 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. Read: 3 Can’t-Miss Pumpkin Patches near Columbus including our visit to Freeman’s Farm!

Fall Festival Weekends at Orchard and Company – 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!

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!


SATURDAY

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The Naz Fall Resale

 at The Naz – shop for gently used clothing, baby equipment, maternity clothes and more at this consignment sale!


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Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkin for $2/pumpkin! No registration required.


8:00 AM
 – Fall Bird Walk

 at Char Mar Nature Preserve – take a walk through the park to look for birds. Binoculars will be available. This is a free event recommended for kids ages 7 and up.


9:00 AM – Run Like a Girl on the Scioto Mile – This race (for women only) offers 3 distances: 10 Milke, 10 K and 5K and also includes a Future Olympian Kids Run (100 yard dash) for kids 9 and under! A portion of the money raised at this event benefits Go Red For Women. Each participant receives a swag bag! Receive $8 off registration using my code: rlagwhatshouldwedotodaycolumbus


9:00 AM – Open House at Run the Race Farm- this 8 acre farm in West Jefferson is run by The Brian Muha Foundation which gives kids from the Hilltop neighborhood an opportunity to experience farm life! The farm is open on select Saturdays to the public for a chance to see and pet the animals including chickens, ducks, geese, goats, rabbits, sheep, pigs, quail, dogs and more! There’s also an orchard, beehive, nature trails, a tree house, small zipline, climbing walls, swings and more!


9:00 AM





 – The Haunted Maze

 at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this scary maze is free during regular business hours at Hoover Gardens through October 31st. Parents use your best judgement and consider escorting younger children through the maze!


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
 – HOMAGE Gamedays

 at HOMAGE Easton Town Center and HOMAGE Short North – enjoy free donuts from Buckeye Donuts, coffee and special deals on Saturday mornings for each Buckeye game this season!

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Expo & Family Fun Day! at Grove City YMCA – this family EXPO and Fun Day includes touch a truck, bounce houses, Columbus Zoo animals, food trucks, group exercise classes, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, crafts plus local businesses and organizations. Free for members or $5/person and $20/family for non members.

10:00 AM – Fun-Tember Fest at the Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm – this family fun day supports the Salvation Army and includes a Family Fun Cornstalk Walk, characters, a mini maze, bounce houses, crafts, Cosmic Kids Yoga, barrel Train and more! Tickets range from $3-$10.

10:00 AM – Chalk the Block 2018 at Easton Town Center – artists will be creating chalk drawings on the pavement at Easton Town Center. On Saturdays you can watch the artists at work and enjoy live musical performances. Come back on Sunday to see the finished works of art!

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TWIG Pumpkinpalooza

 at Emswiler Farms – this is the 10th annual Pumpkinpalooza benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital! The day includes food, hayrides, games, a balloon artist, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, face painting, carousel and much more! The event is free but there is a wristband required for many of the activities.

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Cheryl’s 2018 Fall Festival

 at Cheryl’s Cookies and Brownies – this free festival includes a hay slide, obstacle course, pumpkin bowling, face painting, cookie frosting and much more! There will be a balloon twister and visits from Westerville Police and Fire! The first 50 customers get a free gift.

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Let’s go nuts for the Bucks!

 at Cute As A Button – celebrate the Buckeyes with store specials, snacks, a raffle, Buckeye cookies for purchase and meet local author Danny Kelley and have him sign one of his Buckeye Fairy Tale books!

10:00 AM
 – Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival at Longwood Park – take a road trip this weekend to experience this festival with a Wizard of Oz theme featuring performances, a car show, coloring contest, breakfast with Dorothy and much more! Tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 with a donation of 2 cans to the Akron Regional Food Bank.


10:00 AM
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Plant wheat and taste bread

 at Gallant Farm Park – learn how wheat was planted in the 1930’s, taste wheat bread with butter!


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


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Meet Author Carmella Van Vleet at Fundamentals Children’s Books, Toys, and Games – meet author Carmella Van Vleet, author of Eliza Bing is (Not) a Star and Eliza Bing is (Not) a Big Fat Quitter and have a book signed!

11:00 AM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


12:00 AM
 – Harvest Fair

 at Columbus Commons – this annual festival includes bounce houses, face painting, face painting, and fall themed activities! Most activities are free but a $5 wristband is required for the bounce houses.


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
 – Let’s Go Batty

 at Gallant Farm Park – this free event is for all ages. Learn about bats and the important role they play!


1:00 PM – MAKEbreak Great Pumpkin Event at Michaels Stores – buy a pumpkin and Michaels will provide the supplies to decorate it!


3:00 PM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


3:30 PM
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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.


5:30 PM
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Fall Pony Ride & Pumpkin Event at Horse -N- Round Fun – $8 includes a pony ride through a maze and a pumpkin! There will also be free hay rides, a free petting zoo and free farm activities.


7:00 PM – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


7:30 PM
 – Haunted Wagon Rides

 at Young’s Jersey Dairy – take a scary wagon ride around Young’s Jersey Dairy! This is for families, but it will be scary!


SUNDAY

8:00 AM
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Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkin for $2/pumpkin! No registration required.


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


12:00 PM – Kids Paint Free Day at Clay Cafe Clintonville – no painting fee for kids on Sundays through November 11th!


11:00 AM – Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival at Longwood Park – take a road trip this weekend to experience this festival with a Wizard of Oz theme featuring performances, a car show, coloring contest, breakfast with Dorothy and much more! Tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 with a donation of 2 cans to the Akron Regional Food Bank.


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
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Westerville Community Culture Celebration

 at The Point at Otterbein University – celebrate and learn about various cultures through workshops, discussions, dancing, classes and activities for kids such as crafts, hands on activities, music, food, dance and games.


1:00 PM – Harrison West Jazz Stage – New Basics Brass at Harrison West Jazz Stage – enjoy live jazz music, a food truck and space for the kids to run and play!

1:00 PM
 – 2nd Annual Welcome to Fall Festival

 at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – this free event includes hayrides, archery, fall games and crafts!


1:00 PM – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


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.


5:00 PM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!

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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!*

ICYMI: Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals


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