What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 20-22, 2019

Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 45 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

10:00 AM – Tots on the Trails at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a slow-paced walk with your toddler or preschooler to discover nature.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres (Crosswoods and Pickerington) – each weekend throughout September you can see a classic Disney movie for $6. There are 4 show times each day (click the link for details). This weekend’s movie is Peter Pan.

10:00 AM – Storytime: Monarchs at Highbanks Metro Park – learn about monarch butterflies through stories and songs. Recommended for ages 5 and under.

3:30 PM – Open Gaming at Bexley Public Library – kids ages 8-18 can play video games on the big screen, board games, PC games, card games and more! No registration required.

6:00 PM – Night Market at North Market! – the North Market stays open late with outdoor vendors, live music and more!

6:00 PM – For Kids: Nature Scavenger Hunt at Highbanks Metro Park – pick up a scavenger hunt sheet in the nature center and return it to win a small prize!

6:30 PM – Walk and Woof at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – the whole family can take their dog on a 2.5 mile hike.


A BIG 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, 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, Tractor Tire Tower, Iron Horse Corral, Holstein Hustle Barrel Train—and more!

In 2019, Leeds Farm is celebrating 25 years of fall family fun and will be open six weekends only Sept. 21 – Oct. 27 plus Friday, Oct. 18. 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.


SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Jack Hanna Weekend at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – celebrate Jack Hanna’s anniversary at the zoo with activity stations, Jack Hanna Live on stage, character meet and greet, live music, animal enrichment and more! 

9:00 AM – Fallapalooza at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – celebrate fall with a haunted maze, pumpkin painting, bounce houses, a visit from Cause for Canines and more!

9:00 AM – Apple Festival at Branstool Orchards – this festival celebrates apples with free food and samples, hayrides, pony rides, bobbing for apples, face painting, contests and demonstrations, and much more! 

9:00 AM – Market Day at Westgate Farmers Market – this week’s market features Tacomania and Cream and Sugar food trucks plus vendors selling produce and hand made goods! This week kids can get a free toothbrush by stopping by the Murray Hill Dental tent!

9:00 AM – Fall Family Fun Day & Schoolhouse Birthday Party at Groovy Plants Ranch – this event celebrates the 150th birthday of the historic Fargo Schoolhouse with crafts, pumpkin painting, kids activities, live music, apple cider and more!

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

9:00 AM – Leeds Farm Autism Harvest Festival at Leeds Farm – Leeds Farm hosts a special time on the farm for children and adults with autism and their families at no charge from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. There will be autism provider booths and special activities. See link for RSVP information.

9:30 AM – Grove City Arts in the Alley in Grove City Town Center – Arts in the Alley includes over 100 exhibitors, a parade, musical entertainment, food vendors and entertainment for kids! 

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres (Crosswoods and Pickerington) – each weekend throughout September you can see a classic Disney movie for $6. There are 4 show times each day (click the link for details). This weekend’s movie is Peter Pan.

10:00 AM – Opening Weekend at Leeds Farm – Leeds Farm is celebrating 25 years of fall family fun and to celebrate, they are offering 25% off general admission and combo passes on opening weekend, September 21 & 22! Activities include hayrides, farm animals, pumpkins, slides, rolling tubes, straw forts, tire tower and much more!

10:00 AM – 1st Birthday Celebration at Legoland Discovery Center – celebrate the first birthday of LEGOLAND with special builds, character appearances and more! Check the link for the schedule.

10:00 AM – Harvest Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory – view thousands of pumpkins and other autumnal decorations in the Conservatory’s largest fall display yet!

10:00 AM – Annual Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy – this large festival will feature sheep, llamas, alpacas and more animals! There will be shearing demonstrations, wool spinning, weaving, over 100 vendors and more! Admission is free.

10:00 AM – Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival – Opening Weekend! at Freeman’s Farm – Freeman’s Farm opens for the season with hayrides, campfire with concessions, kettle corn, scarecrow making an more! 

10:00 AM – Opening Day: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – Meet Leonardo and Donatello in person from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM and experience the TMNT exhibit first hand featuring puzzles, mazes, problem solving and more!

11:00 AM – Harvest Celebration at Smeck Park – this event includes a family play area with pumpkin painting, toys, games and more. There will be candle making, a scavenger hunt, a petting zoo, live music, farming demonstrations and more!

12:00 PM – 4th Annual Shepherds Fest at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center – explore the gardens, take a hayride, enjoy games and activities, rock painting, corn hole and more! Feed the animals, eat from Moody Trudy food truck, check out a fire truck up close and more! Cost is $5/vehicle, cash only.

12:00 PM – Pickerington Oktoberfest 2019 at Combustion Brewery & Taproom – this is a free event featuring live music, food trucks, traditional games and more!

12:00 PM – MustardFEST 2019 at Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co – this free event features kids activities, a weiner dog race, live music and more!

1:00 PM – Feed the Stream at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park  – feed the fish in the stream at the Nature Center.

1:00 PM – Open Barn Days 2019 at Sunrise Sanctuary – visit the animals at the sanctuary at their monthly open house. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available in advance.

3:00 PM – Money Movie Saturdays at Westland Area Library – this movie series is for kids and teens and they will be able to engage with an interactive exhibit about money and then watch a movie with a money theme. Kids can earn “Book Bucks” for attendance to use in the Thinking Money for Kids Library Store.

6:00 PM – Family Movie Night at Pataskala Public Library – watch The Secret Life of Pets 2 with free popcorn and a soft drink! Kids must be accompanied by an adult. 

7:00 PM – Campfire & Smores at Highbanks Metro Park – make s’mores around the campfire and enjoy crafts for kids.

7:00 PM – Diamond Eyes at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – all ages can go hunting for spiders. Bring a flashlight or headlamp.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Jack Hanna Weekend at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – celebrate Jack Hanna’s anniversary at the zoo with activity stations, Jack Hanna Live on stage, character meet and greet, live music, animal enrichment and more! 

9:00 AM – Fallapalooza at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – celebrate fall with a haunted maze, pumpkin painting, bounce houses, a visit from Cause for Canines and more!

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

9:00 AM – Kids Yoga & Storytime at Cover to Cover Bookstore – join GoYoga for games, storytelling and physical activities. $10/child, ages 5-8.

9:30 AM – Grove City Arts in the Alley in Grove City Town Center – Arts in the Alley includes over 100 exhibitors, a parade, musical entertainment, food vendors and entertainment for kids!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres (Crosswoods and Pickerington) – each weekend throughout September you can see a classic Disney movie for $6. There are 4 show times each day (click the link for details). This weekend’s movie is Peter Pan.

10:00 AM – 1st Birthday Celebration at Legoland Discovery Center – celebrate the first birthday of LEGOLAND with special builds, character appearances and more! Check the link for the schedule.

10:00 AM – Opening Weekend at Leeds Farm – Leeds Farm is celebrating 25 years of fall family fun and to celebrate, they are offering 25% off general admission and combo passes on opening weekend, September 21 & 22! Activities include hayrides, farm animals, pumpkins, slides, rolling tubes, straw forts, tire tower and much more!

10:00 AM – Harvest Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory – view thousands of pumpkins and other autumnal decorations in the Conservatory’s largest fall display yet!

10:00 AM – Annual Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy – this large festival will feature sheep, llamas, alpacas and more animals! There will be shearing demonstrations, wool spinning, weaving, over 100 vendors and more! Admission is free.

11:00 AM – Harvest Celebration at Smeck Park – this event includes a family play area with pumpkin painting, toys, games and more. There will be candle making, a scavenger hunt, a petting zoo, live music, farming demonstrations and more!

11:00 AM – Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival – Opening Weekend! at Freeman’s Farm – Freeman’s Farm opens for the season with hayrides, campfire with concessions, kettle corn, scarecrow making an more! 

1:00 PM – Harrison West Jazz Stage – Brasileirinha/Kelly Crum-Delaveris at Harrison Park Gazebo – watch a live jazz concert in the park with a playground attached! Food trucks available will be Dos Hermanos Taco Truck and J-Pops.

1:00 PM – Hilliard Fall Festival at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park – this festival features axe throwing, chalk art, corn box, hay rides, live music, petting zoo, food tucks and more!

2:00 PM – Fairy Houses at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – build fairy houses with materials from the natural play area.

5:00 PM – Music in the Garden: Summer ’19 in Olde Towne East Community Gardens – this free concert in the garden features Meredith Evans and Full Count Band.

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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!*

16 Things to Do at Leeds Farm

Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio is the ultimate Pumpkin Farm experience! With activities for all ages, hayrides, a zip line, pumpkins and tons more, your family will enjoy a day out at Leeds Farm!

A big thanks to Leeds Farm for sponsoring this post!

*In 2019, Leeds Farm is celebrating their 25th anniversary by offering a 25% discount on regular admission and combo passes during opening weekend: September 21st and 22nd!*

Leeds Farm is HUGE. If you’re looking for a do-it-all and then some pumpkin farm experience, this is it! On our first visit, I was completely in awe! We knew they offered a lot of activities, but the size of the farm still took us by surprise! We look forward to visiting Leeds Farm each year!

16 Things to Do at Leeds Farm:

Leeds Farm North Barn

Don’t let the size and scope of the farm intimidate you though, because the size actually makes the experience better! We typically visit on opening day, at the same time as the Autism Festival, when there are tons of people there. The fact that the farm is so big and there are so many things to do means that it hasn’t felt jam packed and the lines for activities have not been super long. There are literally acres of space to spread out!

Leeds Farm Straw Barn

One of the great things about Leeds Farm is that there is truly something for everyone. If you have toddlers, there’s the corn bin, animals to feed, pumpkins to pick, and a hayride. If you have active elementary school kids, there are pedal carts, a mini zip line, the pumpkin jump (a big orange trampoline), big slides and more! If you have middle schoolers (or kids 52+ inches tall) and up, there’s The Big Zip Line in addition to all the other activities!

A full food menu is also available meaning you don’t have to leave the farm at meal time! And don’t forget to visit The Back Porch for kettle corn!

Wondering what there is to do at Leeds farm?

Here’s a break down of all the things there are to do at Leeds farm! Your admission allows you access to all of these activities except paintball and The Big Zip, so you can feel free to pick and choose the activities that are best suited for your kids without having to tack on additional costs.

If you have babies and toddlers, keep reading because I will also tell you how to experience the farm without paying for activities your little kids might not be able to do!

1. Take a Hay Ride

Leeds Farm Hay Rides

leeds farm hay ride

There are three Hayrides going at a time and the hayride lasts 10-15 minutes so the process operates like a well oiled machine! Throughout the ride, keep your eyes peeled for “animals” in the woods!

leeds farm hayride

2. Pick a Pumpkin

Leeds Farm pumpkins

There are lots of pumpkins to choose from and carts available to carry your treasures to your car! The pumpkins are outside the Farm Shop and inside are lots of other gourds, pumpkins and squash to choose from!

Leeds Farm pumpkin barn

Leeds Farm pumpkin picking

Leeds Farm pumpkin picking

3. Eat

Leeds Farm apple cider slushy

Inside the North Barn is a cafe with lots of food to choose from, from main courses like shredded chicken sandwiches, sausage, hot dogs and chili, to snacks and desserts such as nachos, soft pretzels, donuts, pie and my favorite, apple cider slushies!

Leeds Farm food

Don’t miss the Back Porch where the kettle corn is made and sold!

Leeds Farm Kettle Corn

4. Feed Animals

Leeds Farm feeding animals

Kids can feed the animals at the farm and cups of feed are $1/piece. (Cash only here.) My kids loved sending the food down the tubes to feed the donkeys! The feeding frenzy doesn’t stop in the barn!

Leeds Farm animal feed

Leeds Farm donkeys

5. Slide

Leeds Farm Slide

Leeds Farm

If sliding is your thing, you’ve got lots of options at Leeds Farm! There are at least 4 areas where there are slides and they are of varying heights and fear factors, including one slide coming from a combine!

Leeds Farm Slides

Leeds Farm Combine Slide

Leeds Farm Slide

6. Jump on a Humongous Pumpkin

Leeds Farm Pumpkin Jump

This big huge orange thing is a trampoline of sorts! It’s called the Pumpkin Jump and it’s tons of fun – I’ve done it myself!

7. Roll in a Tube

Leeds Farm Big Tubes

Want to roll around in a tube? You can do that too!

Leeds Farm Big Tubes

8. Ride in the Holstein Hustle

Leeds Farm Holstein Huddle

Anyone who can fit can ride in the Holstein Hustle for a trip around the farm!

9. Zip Line

Leeds Farm Big Zip

There are two options for zip lining: The Big Zip Line and the Mini Zip Lines. The Mini Zip Lines are perfect for those between 3 and 4 feet tall! The Big Zip is an additional cost and you must be at least 52 inches tall and under 250 lbs.

Leeds Farm Mini Zip Line

10. Play in Corn

Leeds Farm Corn Barn

You know this is where my kids spent the biggest chunk of their time – digging, scooping and dumping corn with vehicles! Warning: your kids will be covered in corn dust (is that a thing?) when they are done!

Leeds Farm Corn Bin

11. Play in a Straw Fort

Leeds Farm Straw Barn

This is a great play area for the younger kids. Parents can see in, nobody gets lost and it’s a fun space for the little ones to run around!

12. Watch Pigs Race

Leeds Farm Pig Races

We didn’t get to see a pig race firsthand, but several times a day, pigs are raced around this arena! I’m bummed we missed it because it sounds like a hoot!

13. Drive a Pedal Cart

Leeds Farm Pedal Carts

Pedal carts are fun for the kids and your little ones can get pushed if they can’t reach the pedals!

Leeds Farm Pedal Carts

14. Shoot a Paintball Gun

This activity is one of the few things that is not included in your admission but it is just $2 for a bucket of 15 paintballs or $5 for 50.

15. Climb the Tire Tower

Leeds Farm Tire Tower

New in 2018 is the Tire Tower! Lots of fun climbing entertainment right here!

16. Ride an Iron Horse

Leeds Farm Horse Corral

Another new addition in 2018 is the Iron Horse Corral! My youngest son LOVES horses so he did not want to leave this area until he had ridden every single horse at least 3 times. 😉

Leeds Farm Horse Corral

How to do it all: Admission to the farm includes all activities except paintball and the Big Zip. When you pay, you get a sticker to wear that allows you access to all of the activity areas. Check out the Combo Deal too! General Admission plus 1 Big Zip is $15 for Kids & Adults.

How to do some of it: A lot of the activities at Leeds Farm are geared toward ages 3 and up, but that doesn’t have to stop parents of babies from having fun! Or maybe you’re looking for a scaled down farm experience. If so, it is free to visit the animals in the barn (and a cup of feed is only $1). You can also shop for pumpkins, squash, and gourds with no admission fee. Pumpkins range from $2.50 for pie pumpkins up to $15 for the biggest pumpkins. You can also tack on a hayride a la cart for $5/person.

Know Before You Go:

  • Leeds Farm is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM beginning September 21 through October 27, 2019. They are open one Friday only: October 18th, 2019.
  • Admission to Farm Activities is as follows:
    • Kids 3-18: $12
    • Adults 19-54: $10
    • Kids 2 and under: Free
    • Adults 55+: Complimentary
    • Group Rate ($9) is available for 10 or more General Admissions purchased at the same time or $14/person for 10 Combo Tickets. (Tip: Go together with another family or two to access this group rate!)
    • Parking: No charge
    • Big Zip: $5
    • Combo: General Admission and 1 Big Zip, $15 for Kids & Adults 
    • Paintball on the Porch: $2 for 15 paintballs or $5 for 50
  • Guests are welcome to visit the animals in the barnyard and shop for pumpkins, squash, gourds with no admission fee.
  • Check out the Farm Map to get your bearings before you go!

Hey Moms, does all of this look fun but you secretly wish you could do it without your kids? Then make sure you get tickets for Witches Night Out on October 2nd!

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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 13-15, 2019

Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:00 AM – U-Pick Apples at Branstool Orchards – pick your own apples! The concession stand with donuts and caramel apples will be be open on Saturday and Sunday.

9:30 AM – Little Explorers Play Day at Gym Skills – this free open house event includes face painting, obstacle courses, trampoline and foam pit, healthy treats and more!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres (Crosswoods and Pickerington) – each weekend throughout September you can see a classic Disney movie for $6. There are 4 show times each day (click the link for details). This weekend’s movie is Cinderella.

10:00 AM – Pickerington Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up Shop at The Grove Church – this sale includes 4 days of shopping for gently used baby and kids’ clothing, toys, baby gear, maternity items and more! 

11:00 AM – Columbus Caribbean Festival at The Scioto Mile – this festival features dancing, music, food and drinks from the Caribbean community! There will be live music and contests and the festival is free for all ages.

4:00 PM – Sensory Art & Exploration at The Hoot Studio – this class features shaving cream and q-tip dot painting and is perfect for kids ages 2-5. There will be sensory stations for kids to explore with a play coach. Parents can take a break in the cafe during the class! $15/child, $10 for siblings.

6:00 PM – Touch-a-truck! at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – kids can get up close to fire trucks and ranger trucks during this event with Pleasant Township Fire Dept.

6:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays at 400 West Rich – enjoy local arts, music and food at this event that happens on the 2nd Friday of every month. Explore the 400 West Rich Studios and other art studios in the area!

6:30 PM – Screen on the Green: Paddington at Goodale Park – watch Paddington in the softball field at Goodale Park. Food trucks will be on site 90 minutes before show time!

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – U-Pick Apples at Branstool Orchards – pick your own apples! The concession stand with donuts and caramel apples will be be open on Saturday and Sunday. 

9:00 AM – Back to School Bingo at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill – drop in between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM to play back-to-school bingo! There will be games and prizes!

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres (Crosswoods and Pickerington) – each weekend throughout September you can see a classic Disney movie for $6. There are 4 show times each day (click the link for details). This weekend’s movie is Cinderella.

10:00 AM – Pickerington Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up Shop at The Grove Church – this sale includes 4 days of shopping for gently used baby and kids’ clothing, toys, baby gear, maternity items and more! 

10:00 AM – Old Hilliardfest in Old Hilliard – this street fair includes live music, food, games and inflatables for kids, a car show, Kid’s Fair, vendors and more! There will be an arts handicrafts area for kids, carnival games and fair rides! 

10:00 AM – Fairfield County Covered Bridge Festival at Alley Park – this free festival features live music, family-friendly activities, food trucks, games, artisan demonstrations and more! Guided tours of the county’s historic covered bridges take place each day at 1:00 PM. Tickets are required for the tour.

10:00 AM – Sunny 95 Touch A Truck at Polaris Fashion Place – get up close to big trucks including SWAT, Ghostbusters, Fire and EMS and more! This takes place outside in the Lifestyle Center.

10:00 AM – Plain City Chalk Art Festival in Uptown Plain City – this free festival features professional chalk artists, musicians, local vendors and food trucks!

10:00 AM – Avian & Exotics Activity and Education Day at Amelita Mirolo Barn – this event will offer free educational talks, crafts, games, prizes, hands-on pet demos, pet selfies, snacks and more! 

11:00 AM – Butterfly Pursuit at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 2 mile hike to look for butterflies and learn how to identify them.

10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Corny Playland Adventure at Young’s Jersey Dairy – it was too rainy this spring for a good corn crop so the corn maze has been turned into a playland adventure! There will be a bale maze, hula hoop toss, bale art, human hamster wheels, pumpkin bowling and more! $4/person includes a wage ride!

11:00 AM – Columbus Caribbean Festival at The Scioto Mile – this festival features dancing, music, food and drinks from the Caribbean community! There will be live music and contests and the festival is free for all ages.

12:00 PM – PBJ & Jazz: Ben Crowder 6 at Topiary Park – enjoy a story time inside the library at 11:00 AM, then a free kid-friendly jazz concert in the park at 12:00 PM and a hands on art activity from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Featured jazz band is Ben Crowder 6.

12:00 PM – Opening Day at The MAiZE at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – this year’s maze theme is the 50th Anniversary of the First Moonwalk. The maze will be open on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through October 27. Admission includes, in addition to the maze, a whole list of activities such as petting zoo, cow train, low ropes course, duck races, corn ball and more! 

2:00 PM – Monarch Butterfly Release Party at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor – learn about the life cycle and watch the release of live Monarch Butterflies. This is a free event! 

3:00 PM – Money Movie Saturdays at Westland Area Library – this movie series is for kids and teens and they will be able to engage with an interactive exhibit about money and then watch a movie with a money theme. Kids can earn “Book Bucks” for attendance to use in the Thinking Money for Kids Library Store.

3:00 PM – Young Person’s Concerts: Peter and the Wolf at Bronwynn Theatre – this kid-friendly concert combines dance, music and spoken word in the story of Peter and the Wolf. There are two concerts this weekend and tickets are available online. Kids 12 and under are just $5.

3:00 PM – Muiscologie Grandview’s 5th Anniversary Party at Musicologie – celebrate 5 years of Musicologie Grandview with snacks, face-painting, balloon animals and games as well as an afternoon concert!

4:00 PM – Family Creeking Adventure at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – catch fish, bugs and crawdads in the Big Darby Creek.

7:00 PM – For Families: Evening Wildlife Hike at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 1 mile hiking looking for wildlife in the park. 

7:30 PM – Full Harvest Moon Hike at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – all ages are welcome to take a 4 mile hike through the fields and forests during the full moon.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

9:00 AM – U-Pick Apples at Branstool Orchards – pick your own apples! The concession stand with donuts and caramel apples will be be open on Saturday and Sunday. 

9:00 AM – Kids Yoga & Storytime at Cover to Cover Bookstore – join GoYoga for games, storytelling and physical activities. $10/child, ages 5-8.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres (Crosswoods and Pickerington) – each weekend throughout September you can see a classic Disney movie for $6. There are 4 show times each day (click the link for details). This weekend’s movie is Cinderella.
 
10:00 AM – Pickerington Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up Shop at The Grove Church – this sale includes 4 days of shopping for gently used baby and kids’ clothing, toys, baby gear, maternity items and more! 
 
10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Corny Playland Adventure at Young’s Jersey Dairy – it was too rainy this spring for a good corn crop so the corn maze has been turned into a playland adventure! There will be a bale maze, hula hoop toss, bale art, human hamster wheels, pumpkin bowling and more! $4/person includes a wage ride!

11:00 AM – Fairfield County Covered Bridge Festival at Alley Park – this free festival features live music, family-friendly activities, food trucks, games, artisan demonstrations and more! Guided tours of the county’s historic covered bridges take place each day at 1:00 PM. Tickets are required for the tour.

12:00 PM – Opening Day at The MAiZE at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – this year’s maze theme is the 50th Anniversary of the First Moonwalk. The maze will be open on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through October 27. Admission includes, in addition to the maze, a whole list of activities such as petting zoo, cow train, low ropes course, duck races, corn ball and more! On Sunday, purchase one admission and get the 2nd free when you bring 2 canned food items to donate to the Marysville Food Pantry.

12:00 PM – 2019 Cops & Kids Day at Westerville Sports Complex – explore police cars, helicopters, motorcycles and other law enforcement equipment! There will be over 40 agencies represented. Food trucks will be available and the first 1500 children will receive a free giveaway!

12:00 PM – 99 Cent Rollerskate at Skate Zone 71 – bring in your “Ink Pen” and receive a reduced admission of 99CENTS!

1:00 PM – Harrison West Jazz Stage – Tony Monaco Trio at Harrison Park Gazebo – enjoy a free jazz concert in the park! Ninja Bowl and J-Pops will be on site and there is a playground in the park for the kids.

1:00 PM – Be My Neighbor Day at Columbus Commons – meet Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat, enjoy face painting, chalk art, free carousel rides, crafts and more! Bring an item to donate to Moms2B if you are able! Click the link for the list of suggested donations.

3:00 PM – Sunday Stories at Homestead Metro Park – enjoy a story time about Ohio animals and meet some of them! Recommended for kids 6 and under.

3:00 PM – Buckeye Fever at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn about the symbols of the state of Ohio and make your own buckeye necklace!

3:00 PM – Young Person’s Concerts: Peter and the Wolf at Bronwynn Theatre – this kid-friendly concert combines dance, music and spoken word in the story of Peter and the Wolf. There are two concerts this weekend and tickets are available online. Kids 12 and under are just $5.

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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!*