What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, October 11-13, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 95 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

October is a fun month for family-friendly activities! In the middle of this post I have a listing of the Fall Festival Weekends that happen around Columbus. You can also get a jump start by checking out my list of Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Columbus!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

8:00 AM – Fairfield County Fair – Activities include exhibits, rides, animals, contest, demolition derbies, bull riding, tractor pull and more!

8:00 AM – Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse – enjoy an indoor straw maze, games, bouncy houses, a haunted house, corn bin and much more! Each kid gets a treat bag, pumpkin, juice and popcorn! $8.95 for kids and $2.50 for adults.

8:00 AM – Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens – the haunted maze is open during the all business hours at Hoover Gardens!

9:00 AM – Fairfield County Trail of Scarecrows in Fairfield County – visit over 180 scarecrows from October 1 – October 31 on the Fairfield County Trail of Scarecrows! 

9:00 AM – 49th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival at Bob Evans Farms – this festival features family fun, arts and crafts, contests, live music and entertainment and food! $5/person, kids 5 and under are free. 

9:45 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in for a music class with WeJoySing, ages 1-23 months, $5/child, $3 for siblings.

10:00 AM – 2019 Big Book Sale at Main Library – buy used books from the Columbus Library with books starting at $1/each. Clearance sale is Sunday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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 – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

10:15 AM – Miss Marlene at Hoot Studio – enjoy music and instruments with Miss Marlene. $15/child, $10 for siblings. Price includes play time in the play area until noon.

10:30 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in for a music class with WeJoySing, ages 2-4, $5/child, $3 for siblings.

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.

4:00 PM – Sensory Art & Exploration at Hoot Studio – this is a 45 minute class for 2-5 year olds with sensory stations, imaginative play, art and more lead by a play coach. Parents can take a break in the cafe during the class!

5:00 PM – Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – come in costume to meet your favorite characters, visit different, decorated regions of the zoo and collect candy along the way!

5:00 PM – Columbus Italian Festival – this festival celebrates Italian heritage and features a parade (Sunday at 1:00 PM), Italian cultural events, rides, competitions, cooking demonstrations, activities for kids and more! Admission is $5, kids under 12 are free with an adult admission.

6:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays at 400 West Rich – explore the Franklinton Arts District and participating studios!

6:30 PM – For Families: Lantern Stroll at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 1 mile hike while carrying lanterns. Ages 5 and up.

6:30 PM – Family Night Hikes | Owls at Ohio Wildlife Center – take a night hike to search for nocturnal animals, enjoy a campfire and meet some of the animal ambassadors. $7/person. Ages 5 and up.

7:00 PM – Ghosts of Gahanna Walking Tours with Ohio Herb Center – take a walk through Olde Gahanna to learn about the spooky history of the town! $7/person or $20/family.

7:30 PM – Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy – this is a family-friendly, but scary, wagon ride with scary stories, monsters and gobblins. $13 for ages 5 and up. 4 and under are $5.

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Fall Festivals Happening On the Weekends in Columbus and Central Ohio

I will be including this information each weekend through Fall Festival Season. More will be added as they open in October.  Please click each link for exact times and details!

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!

Family Fun at Miller’s Country Gardens – Saturdays and Sundays include hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, barrel rides, play area, straw tunnel and animals!

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 28 – October 27. 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 Festival at the Farm at Wanut Creek – the farm is open Monday through Saturday. Weekend activities include apple butter cooking, candle carving, basket weaving, spinning and weaving and more in addition to these activities going on all week: corn box, pumpkin slingshot, straw castle, kids maze, scavenger hunt and more! Read about our visit to The Farm at Walnut Creek!

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!

Pumpkin Picking at Sharp Farm – This farm includes a petting zoo, corn maze, and a U-Pick pumpkin patch!

Family Fun at Young’s Jersey Dairy – Young’s Dairy offers pumpkin picking, Cowvin’s Corny Playground, a hayride to pick your own pumpkin, haunted wagon rides, kiddie corral, fast slide, batting cages, mini golf and more!


SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Fairfield County Fair – Activities include exhibits, rides, animals, contest, demolition derbies, bull riding, tractor pull and more!

8:00 AM – Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens – the haunted maze is open during the all business hours at Hoover Gardens!

8:00 AM – Prairie Harvest Festival 2019 at the Prairie Township Fire Department Station 241 – this festival features a 5K, food trucks, contests, kickball and corn hole tournaments, “Prairie’s Got Talent”, live entertainment, vendor booths and more!

8:00 AM – Kiddie Consignment Sale at Grace Polaris Church – shop for gently used baby and kids clothing, maternity clothes, baby items, toys and more!

9:00 AM – Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse – enjoy an indoor straw maze, games, bouncy houses, a haunted house, corn bin and much more! Each kid gets a treat bag, pumpkin, juice and popcorn! $8.95 for kids and $2.50 for adults.

9:00 AM – Fairfield County Trail of Scarecrows in Fairfield County – visit over 180 scarecrows from October 1 – October 31 on the Fairfield County Trail of Scarecrows! 

9:00 AM – 2019 Fall Festival at Glenwood United Methodist Church – this festival features fun, food and games!

9:00 AM – St. Cecilia Craft Show at St. Cecilia Catholic Church – this fall craft show will feature handmade items, raffles, baked goods and food for sale!

9:00 AM – West Gate Lodge Community Breakfast at West Gate Lodge No.623 F&AM – enjoy a large breakfast benefitting Special Olympics! Adults are $6 and kids are $3.

9:00 AM – Healthy Community Day at The Ohio State University Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute – this event will offer free health screenings and consultations, food and cooking demonstrations, giveaways and raffles, entertainment, family portraits and more.

9:00 AM – 49th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival at Bob Evans Farms – this festival features family fun, arts and crafts, contests, live music and entertainment and food! $5/person, kids 5 and under are free. 

9:00 AM – Yellow Springs Street Fair October 2019 – head to Yellow Springs for over 250 craft and food vendors, live music, street performers, a beer garden and more.

10:00 AM – Open Play Date at KSM Sports and Fitness – this event will feature a costume party! There will be a special superhero guest in attendance! Tickets available online. 

10:00 AM – KidsLinked.com’s 2019 Olentangy TreatFest! – this event will feature trick or treating, a run/walk, costume contests, jump sessions with Sky Zone, video games, character appearances, face painting, food trucks and lots more!

10:00 AM – Groveport Apple Butter Day at Heritage Park – this annual event celebrates Groveport’s pioneer heritage with apple butter, homemade crafts, demonstrations, entertainment, vendors, fishing, story telling and more! 

10:00 AM – Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – come in costume to meet your favorite characters, visit different, decorated regions of the zoo and collect candy along the way!

10:00 AM – Pumpkin Painting Saturdays & Sundays at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – for $3 kids can paint a pumpkin masterpiece at the pumpkin painting station!

10:00 AM – 2019 Big Book Sale at Main Library – buy used books from the Columbus Library with books starting at $1/each. Clearance sale is Sunday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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 – Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at Easton Town Center – visit the Hello Kity Cafe Truck in the Town Square for treats and merchandise while supplies last.

11:00 AM – Sunny 95 Touch-A-Truck at Easterseals – this is a free event where kids can get up close to construction vehicles, first responder vehicles, military trucks and more! There will also be a treat truck!

11:00 AM – October Grown-Up & Me: // Paper Pumpkin Mosaic at Art with Anna – make a messy art project together! Ages 3 and up with an adult.

12:00 PM – Harvest Moon Festival at Infirmary Mound Park – head out to Granville for a festival including pumpkin painting, games, touch a tractor, horse drawn carriage rides and more!

12:00 PM – Columbus Italian Festival – this festival celebrates Italian heritage and features a parade (Sunday at 1:00 PM), Italian cultural events, rides, competitions, cooking demonstrations, activities for kids and more! Admission is $5, kids under 12 are free with an adult admission.

12:00 PM – KindFest 2019 at Ill Mannered Brewing Company – this festival will help support families who are in need of Thanksgiving meals! There will be activities for families and more!

12:00 PM – Making Apple Cider on the Farm at Sharp Farms – there will be apple cider making demonstrations on the hour, pumpkins, a petting zoo, play area and corn maze!

1:00 PM – Meet an African Penguin at Pickerington Public Library – visit with a penguin from Newport Aquarium! Learn about penguins and their geography, diet and more!

1:00 PM – Family Fall Fest in Historic Dublin – this event will feature games, vendors, face painting, crafts, character visits and more!

2:00 PM – Walk the Creek at Blendon Woods Metro Park  – take a walk through the creek!

2:00 PM – CRC Oktoberfest Fundraiser at Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center – help raise money for CRC with live music, activities for kids, giant Jenga, corn hole, food, beer and more!

2:00 PM – Go Nuts! at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – learn about nuts and seeds on a short hike. Kids can make a buckeye necklace to take home!

2:00 PM – Creature Feature: Reptiles and Amphibians at Highbanks Metro Park – meet the education animals and learn how they are cared for. Ages 3 and up.

3:00 PM – Who Lives Here? at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a 1 mile hike to look for animal homes.

5:00 PM – Harvest Festival & Trunk-or-Treat at Sunbury United Methodist Church – this festival includes a trunk or treat, live music, crafts, family pictures, food, bon fire, a pumpkin patch, hayrides and more!

5:30 PM – All Hallows’ Eve at Ohio Village – this annual event features 1890’s style fun, a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, entertainment, fortune telling, crafts, games and more!

7:30 PM – Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy – this is a family-friendly, but scary, wagon ride with scary stories, monsters and gobblins. $13 for ages 5 and up. 4 and under are $5.

SUNDAY

8:00 AM – Fairfield County Trail of Scarecrows in Fairfield County – visit over 180 scarecrows from October 1 – October 31 on the Fairfield County Trail of Scarecrows! 

9:00 AM – 49th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival at Bob Evans Farms – this festival features family fun, arts and crafts, contests, live music and entertainment and food! $5/person, kids 5 and under are free. 

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 – Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – come in costume to meet your favorite characters, visit different, decorated regions of the zoo and collect candy along the way!

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 – Pumpkin Painting Saturdays & Sundays at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – for $3 kids can paint a pumpkin masterpiece at the pumpkin painting station!

11:00 AM – German Village Makers Market – enjoy an outdoor market with over 60 local artists, growers, bakers and food trucks!

12:00 PM – Giant Pumpkin Carving 2019 at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – Gus the Squashcarver will be carving a giant pumpkin at the farm today!

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – visit the Ohio Wildlife Center, meet the animal ambassadors and take part in an animal enrichment activity. 

12:00 PM – Columbus Italian Festival – this festival celebrates Italian heritage and features a parade (Sunday at 1:00 PM), Italian cultural events, rides, competitions, cooking demonstrations, activities for kids and more! Admission is $5, kids under 12 are free with an adult admission.

12:00 PM – Miller’s Country Gardens Fall Festival at Miller’s Country Gardens – this free festival features hayrides a play area for kids, an animal barn, concessions, barrel rides and more!

1:00 PM – First Moonwalk Day at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – celebrate the 50th anniversary of the First Moonwalk with education programs, balloon sculptures, face painting and more!

1:00 PM – 2019 Big Book Sale at Main Library – buy used books from the Columbus Library with books starting at $1/each. Clearance sale is Sunday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

2:00 PM – Columbus Zoo at Franklin Park Conservatory – meet animal ambassadors from the Columbus Zoo! Included in admission and membership. 

2:00 PM – Firemaking at Blendon Woods Metro Park – learn different ways to make a fire!

2:00 PM – Darby Creek Fall Cycle – visit the living stream to learn about the fall leaf cycle. 

6:30 PM – Movie Night on Ohio Ave (Halloween Themed) at Ohio Avenue Pocket Park – watch an outdoor movie in the park!

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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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Halloween Events Around Columbus

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Looking for a kid-friendly Halloween party for your family? This list ranges from silly to scary and there’s a Halloween party in Columbus almost every night of the month!

There are tons of kid and family-friendly Halloween celebrations around town! On this list you will find something for everyone! Some are more scary and some are just plain fun! Make sure to click the link for all the details! Scroll through the list to find your city’s trick-or-treat schedule as well!

pumpkins at a farm stand near Columbus, Ohio

Halloween Events around Columbus and Central Ohio for families:

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Painting at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Pumpkin Painting at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

deMonye's Greenhouse

Monday, October 7, 2019

Monster Mash at Delaware County District Library

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Trick, It’s A Treat at Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Friday, October 11, 2019

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

HighBall Halloween 2019 at Greater Columbus Convention Center

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

KidsLinked.com’s 2019 Olentangy TreatFest! at SuperKick Columbus

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Open Play Date/Costume Party at KSM Sports and Fitness

Pumpkin Painting at Hoover Gardens

All Hallows’ Eve at Ohio Village

HighBall Halloween 2019 at Greater Columbus Convention Center

October Grown-Up & Me: // Paper Pumpkin Mosaic at Art with Anna

Harvest Festival & Trunk-or-Treat at Sunbury United Methodist Church

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy

Pumpkins at a farm near Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Pumpkin Painting at Hoover Gardens

Giant Pumpkin Carving at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Little Sprouts: Fall Festival at Wilson’s Garden Center

Monday, October 14, 2019

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

DeMonye's haunted green house in Columbus, Ohio

DeMonye’s Haunted Green House

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Circleville Pumpkin Show

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Circleville Pumpkin Show

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Trunks Tricks and Treats at The Shops at Worthington Place

Pumpkin Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Circleville Pumpkin Show

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Pumpkin Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Fall Feast: Trick-or-Treat & Pumpkin Hike at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy

Halloween Events around Columbus

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Pumpkin Painting at Hoover Gardens

The Circleville Pumpkin Show

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

2019 Old Hilliard Halloween Haunt at Hilliard’s Station Park

Halloween Hop at Columbus Speech and Hearing

Day of the Dead 2019 at Green Lawn Cemetery

Creepside Festival at Creekside Park & Plaza

Halloween Paint and Play at Homestead Metro Park

Great Pumpkin Celebration at Cabela’s

Spooky Pooch Parade at Kauffman Park

Halloween in the Park at Carl Frye Park

Halloween Cooking Class at 1400 Food Lab

Boo n’ Brew at Indian Mound Mall

Boo ‘n Brew at Polaris Fashion Place

KidX: Boo Bash at Polaris Fashion Place

Halloween Fun Fest at Lifetime Fitness Easton

Pumpkin Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory

All Hallows’ Eve at Ohio Village

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Halloween Party at the Park at Jefferson Community Park

Community Halloween Party at JFK Park

Pumpkin Hike at Alley Park

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy

Mums and Mummies in Westgate Park

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

20th Annual Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival at Easton Town Center

Trick or Treat Trail at Gallant Woods park

Great Pumpkin Celebration at Cabela’s

7th Annual MUMS & Mummies at Westgate Park

Spook Out Movie Magic: HOCUS POCUS at Ohio Theatre

Pumpkin Painting at Hoover Gardens
 
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Monday, October 21, 2019

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse
 
Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens
 
Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse
 
Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens
 
Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play
 
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Halloween Parade at Fun Town Play and Learn Cafe
 
Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens
 
Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse
 
Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play
 
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus
 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Costume & Candy Crawl at Kingsdale Shopping Center

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Pumpkin Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Boo & Brew at Bridge Park!

Mother Son Halloween Costume Dance at Reynoldsburg Senior Center

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

haunted maze in columbus, Ohio

Friday, October 25, 2019

Jennifer Ellis Halloween Sing-a-long and Costume Parade at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets (Dublin)

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Great Pumpkin Celebration at Cabela’s

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Wizards & Wands Festival 2019 at Westerville Public Library

Pumpkin Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory

Trick or Treat Trail at Prairie Township Community Center

2019 Trunk or Treat at Primrose School of Hilliard

Family Halloween Party at Vineyard Community Church

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

Kids Halloween Party at Magic Mountain Fun Center Polaris

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Spooky Lantern Hike at Glacier Ridge Metro Park

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy

Ghosts of Gahanna Walking Tour

Blacklick Haunted Park in Blacklick Park

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Pumpkin Painting at Hoover Gardens

Trick or Treat at the Boo-tanical Gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory

Halloween Hoopla! at Marysville Public Library

Halloween Pictures at Captivating Canines

Great Pumpkin Celebration at Cabela’s

Kids Halloween Party at Adobe Gilas Easton

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

1st Annual Spooky Pooch Parade at Huber Park

Candy by the Carload at City of Powell Local Government

Ghostbusters at Plaza Theatre

A Haunted Night in the Gardens at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center

Pumpkin Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy

Boo at the Zoo in Columbus Ohio

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Pumpkin Painting at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Trick or Treat at the Boo-tanical Gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory

Halloween Family Sunday at North Market

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

Pumpkin Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory

Young Explorers: Trick-or-Treat Hike at Homestead Metro Park

Hilliard Trunk or Treat at Hilliard/Ray Patch YMCA

Boo Night at Big Bounce

Monday, October 28, 2019

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Haunted Village in Pickerington

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Homeschool Halloween at Columbus Metropolitan Library – Gahanna Branch

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Halloween Activities at Mom Land Indoor Play

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Tots Trick or Treat at City Hall in Pickerington

Trick or Treat in the City of Columbus

Trick or Treat / Block Party at Groveport Town Hall

Reynoldsburg Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat in Powell

Hilliard Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-Treat in Marysville

Trick or Treat in Pataskala

Trick or Treat on Inah at CW Church

Boo off Broadway & Trick or Treat in Grove City

See all community trick or treat times listed on ABC6.

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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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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 27-29, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 70 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:30 AM – Toddler Play Time – Art Explorers at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – this is a 2 hour craft and sensory play time with sensory stations set up around the room and other crafting tables. Walkers through 5 years old. Register online.

10:00 AM – Chips, Queso & Salsa at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with arts and crafts, music, chips, quest and salsa and 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 – 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 The Little Mermaid.

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.

11:00 AM – Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Young’s Dairy – take a wagon ride to pick your own pumpkin from the field! $9/pumpkin or 3 for $24 and that includes the wagon ride. Pre-picked pumpkins are also available at the farm for varying prices.

11:00 AM – Preschoolers: Turtles in the Fast Lane at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn all about turtles and watch turtle races. Ages 3-5 in the Nature Center.

1:00 PM – Preschoolers: Turtles in the Fast Lane at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn all about turtles and watch turtle races. Ages 3-5 in the Nature Center.

3:30 PM – Oktoberfest in New Albany – this is a free event that includes live music, food vendors, a pumpkin patch, climbing wall and bounce houses.

5:00 PM – Children’s Day at COSI – children and families who are involved with Franklin County Children’s Services will receive free admission to COSI. There will be local musicians, mascots and more! Everyone else can receive reduced admission that night as COSI stays open late for Family Friday Night!

5:00 PM – Let’s Ride Party at A.D. Farrow Co. – this party benefits A Kid Again and features a concert, stunt riders, pit-bike races, food trucks and more! Tickets available online.

6:00 PM – 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville – stroll the streets for special activities, music and businesses that stay open late! This month’s theme is Farm in the City.

6:00 PM – 4th Fridays on the Lawn at Westerville Public Library  – enjoy a family-friendly activity on the front lawn of the library during Uptown Westerville’s 4th Friday!

6:00 PM – Fun ZUMBA Kids! at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – check out a free Zumba Kids class! Learn different styles of dance! RSVP by sending a message to reserve your spot!

7:00 PM – Jurassic World Live Tour at The Schottenstein Center  – watch the amazing dinosaurs from the movie come to life in the first performance of their tour! This is a new story line with the addition of some new characters and dinosaurs! There are 6 performances this weekend!

7:00 PM – Disney’s Cinderella Kids at Schottenstein Theater – watch an adaption of Cinderella performed by Bexley Theatre Arts. There are 3 performances of the show this weekend.

7:30 PM – Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy – this is a family-friendly, but scary, wagon ride with scary stories, monsters and gobblins. $13 for ages 5 and up. 4 and under are $5.

7:30 PM – For Families: Night Hike at Highbanks Metro Park – look for nocturnal animals on a one mile hike. Bring a flashlight and bug spray.


Fall Festivals Happening On the Weekends in Columbus and Central Ohio

I will be including this information each weekend through Fall Festival Season. More will be added as they open in October.  Please click each link for exact times and details! Also check: Central Ohio Fall Farms and Festivals for more apple and pumpkin farms!

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!

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 28 – October 27. 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!

Pumpkin Picking at Sharp Farm – This farm includes a petting zoo, corn maze, and a U-Pick pumpkin patch!

Family Fun at Young’s Jersey Dairy – Young’s Dairy offers pumpkin picking, Cowvin’s Corny Playground, a hayride to pick your own pumpkin, haunted wagon rides, kiddie corral, fast slide, batting cages, mini golf and more!


SATURDAY

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 The Little Mermaid.

8:00 AM – POP UP! Fall Clothing and Equipment Sale at Resolute Athletic Complex – shop this huge consignment sale for gently used baby and kids clothing, equipment, toys, maternity items and more!

10:00 AM – Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival at Freeman’s Farm – enjoy a hayride, farm animals, kettle corn, scarecrow making, pumpkins and more!

10:00 AM – FUNTEMBER FEST!! at the Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm – enjoy a festival at the Corn Maze with bounce houses, snacks and much more! Tickets support the work of the Salvation Army of Licking Franklin and Fairfield Counties.

10:00 AM – Old Navy Kids Safety Fair at Old Navy Stores Nationwide – in participating Old Navy stores, you can get a free child ID, free safety tips and participate in safety activities. 

10:00 AM – Harvest Fair at Stratford Ecological Center – at this event you can climb on a tractor, get your face painted, feed chickens, take a wagon ride and more! $5/person.

10:00 AM – Pumpkinpalooza 2019 at Emswiler Farms – This festival benefits the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Nationwide Childrens. There will be food, a pumpkin patch, hayride, bounce house, carousel ride and more! Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

10:00 AM – Cheryl’s 2019 Fall Festival at Cheryl’s Cookies and Brownies – this free annual festival includes family activities like a hay slide, pumpkin bowling, corn hole an more! There will be tastings, cooking frosting, a story time, visits from characters and more! The first 50 customers get a free gift.

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 – 2019 Health & Safety Fair and Touch a Truck Experience at Ohio University Chillicothe – this event features free health screenings, local agencies, plus a touch-a-truck, live entertainment, and animals!

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

10:00 AM – Military Families Salute at Leeds Farm – active duty and retired military personnel and their children and grandchildren can receive a 50% discount on Barn Pass admissions on Saturday and Sunday!

10:30 AM – Expo & Family Fun Day at Grove City YMCA – this event includes food trucks, bounce house, animals from the Columbus Zoo, crafts, canoeing and kayaking, touch-a-truck, demonstrations and more! Free for members. Non members are $5/person or $20/family.

11:00 AM – Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Young’s Dairy  – take a wagon ride to pick your own pumpkin from the field! $9/pumpkin or 3 for $24 and that includes the wagon ride. Pre-picked pumpkins are also available at the farm for varying prices.

11:00 AM – Jurassic World Live Tour at The Schottenstein Center  – watch the amazing dinosaurs from the movie come to life in the first performance of their tour! This is a new story line with the addition of some new characters and dinosaurs! There are 6 performances this weekend!

11:00 AM – Frontier Spirit at Alley Park – learn about the first settlers in the Ohio Territory and what life was like for them. There is an outdoor theater, a tent village, demonstrations of what life was like, games, activities, snacks, a church service on Sunday and more! This is a free event.

11:00 AM – 25th Birthday Party for Field of Corn at Field Of Concrete Corn in Dublin, Ohio – celebrate the 25th birthday of the Field of Corn with games, a “corn maze”, food and beverages, games, yoga and lot more! This is a free event for all ages.

11:00 AM – Anniversary Weekend! at Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory – celebrate the anniversary of Dulce Vida with a free scoop of ice cream with the purchase of one more and a free popsicle with the purchase of one more! Face painting will be taking place from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Saturday at the North location and Sunday at the West location.

12:00 PM – Horse Drawn Hayrides at Leeds farm – this weekend only, Leeds Farm is offering hayrides drawn by horses until 5:00 PM.

11:00 AM – Family Fun Day at Sharp Farms – celebrate 100 years of the Ohio Farm Bureau with a petting zoo, corn maze, homemade ice cream, play area and pumpkins! There will be a special price of $5 for admission.

12:00 PM – Oktoberfest in New Albany – this is a free event that includes live music, food vendors, a pumpkin patch, climbing wall and bounce houses.

12:00 PM – Harvest Fair at Columbus Commons – this free event includes inflatables, face painting, balloon twisting, craft, folk music, pumpkins for $2, yard games and much more! No wristband is required for activities!

1:00 PM – Crazy for Crayfish at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – look for crayfish in the creek!

2:00 PM – Hilltop Community Festival at Hillcrest Baptist Church – enjoy a party that includes free Skyline Chili, a bounce house, games, music from 104.9 The River and more!

2:00 PM – Disney’s Cinderella Kids at Schottenstein Theater – watch an adaption of Cinderella performed by Bexley Theatre Arts. There are 3 performances of the show this weekend.

2:00 PM – For Families: Tree ID at Highbanks Metro Park – learn to identify trees and leaves on a 1 mile hike.

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 – Jurassic World Live Tour at The Schottenstein Center  – watch the amazing dinosaurs from the movie come to life in the first performance of their tour! This is a new story line with the addition of some new characters and dinosaurs! There are 6 performances this weekend!

4:00 PM – Dinner on the Farm, Pizza by Raging Bull! at Women That Farm, LLC – meet the animals on the farm and learn about how the farm works. Wood-fired pizza will be available from The Raging Bull. 

6:00 PM – Sideways Saturday Hooligan Ride at AIM Expo – visit the AIM Expo for a flat track race and more!

7:00 PM – Disney’s Cinderella Kids at Schottenstein Theater – watch an adaption of Cinderella performed by Bexley Theatre Arts. There are 3 performances of the show this weekend.

7:00 PM – Jurassic World Live Tour at The Schottenstein Center  – watch the amazing dinosaurs from the movie come to life in the first performance of their tour! This is a new story line with the addition of some new characters and dinosaurs! There are 6 performances this weekend!

7:30 PM – Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy – this is a family-friendly, but scary, wagon ride with scary stories, monsters and gobblins. $13 for ages 5 and up. 4 and under are $5.

SUNDAY

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 The Little Mermaid.

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 – 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 – Fall Festival Weekends at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm – fall fun includes over 30 rides and attractions including a corn maze, giant LEGOS, a play barn, mini golf, pumpkins and more!

10:00 AM – Military Families Salute at Leeds Farm – active duty and retired military personnel and their children and grandchildren can receive a 50% discount on Barn Pass admissions on Saturday and Sunday!

11:00 AM – Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival at Freeman’s Farm – enjoy a hayride, farm animals, kettle corn, scarecrow making, pumpkins and more!

11:00 AM – Grill & Chill At Ye Olde Mill at Velvet Ice Cream – this event includes a kids fishing derby, a balloon artist, yard games, bounce houses, and much more!

11:00 AM – Frontier Spirit at Alley Park – learn about the first settlers in the Ohio Territory and what life was like for them. There is an outdoor theater, a tent village, demonstrations of what life was like, games, activities, snacks, a church service on Sunday and more! This is a free event.

11:00 AM – Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Young’s Dairy  – take a wagon ride to pick your own pumpkin from the field! $9/pumpkin or 3 for $24 and that includes the wagon ride. Pre-picked pumpkins are also available at the farm for varying prices.

11:00 AM – Fall Foraging at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn about edible trees, shrubs and roots on a 1 mile hike!

12:00 PM – Horse Drawn Hayrides at Leeds farm – this weekend only, Leeds Farm is offering hayrides drawn by horses until 5:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Service Superhero Day at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – on Service Superhero Day Military, Police, Fire and First Responders and their families can get BOGO admission!

1:00 PM – Jurassic World Live Tour at The Schottenstein Center  – watch the amazing dinosaurs from the movie come to life in the first performance of their tour! This is a new story line with the addition of some new characters and dinosaurs! There are 6 performances this weekend!

1:00 PM – Ropes, knots, and splices at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – use the rope-making machine to make a jump rope!

1:00 PM – Welcome to Fall Fest at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – this festival includes hayrides, crafts, games, face painting, animals, archery and more! Food trucks will be available but all other activities are free. 

1:00 PM – Community Culture Celebration at Westerville Central High School – this free event celebrates diversity in Westerville and the surrounding area. There will be games, cultural dress presentations, music, panel discussions, food trucks and more!

3:00 PM – Bugs & Blooms at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a 2 mile walk to look for fall flowers and insects! All ages.

5:00 PM – Jurassic World Live Tour at The Schottenstein Center  – watch the amazing dinosaurs from the movie come to life in the first performance of their tour! This is a new story line with the addition of some new characters and dinosaurs! There are 6 performances this weekend!

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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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