A Complete List of Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals in Central Ohio

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Fall is so fun! Here’s a list of area and fall festivals and pumpkin patches in Columbus and Central Ohio! Make sure to take time to to squeeze out every last drop of this glorious season!

During the month of October, many Columbus area farms open up for U-Pick Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festival Weekends that include hay rides, pumpkin picking, bonfires, kettle corn and more! Some of the larger scale farms include zip lines, mini golf, barrel rolling, huge slides, corn mazes, and pettings zoos!

boys in barrels at Lehner's Pumpkin Farm in Ohio

This is a list of those pumpkin farms and fall festival weekends taking place around Central Ohio, most of them within a one hour drive from downtown Columbus!

Fall Festival Weekends and Pumpkin Patches in Columbus and Central Ohio

Please check the link for each farm for specific details on pricing, dates and times! I will update this page as more info becomes available!

Branstool Orchards

pumpkin picking at Branstool Orchard

Location: 5895 Johnstown Utica Rd, NE, Utica, OH 43080
Phone: 740-892-3989
Open: Every day.
Features: Peach, apple and pumpkin picking, farm market with fresh produced and local goods! Their website is generally updated every day with what is available for picking!

Cherry Hawk Farm

Location: 16220 Springdale Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937-642-6442
Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Features: Apple picking throughout the fall and a sunflower field!

Circle S Farms

Location: 9015 London Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-878-7980
Open: Every day.
Features: Fall Fun Days begin October 1 and feature hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm market, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes, bale cave and more!

Circleville Pumpkin Show (Cancelled 2020)

Pumpkin tower at the Circleville Pumpkin Festival near Columbus, Ohio

Location: 159 East Franklin St., Circleville, OH 43113
Phone: 740-474-7000
Features: This famous local celebration of pumpkins features lots of live music, story times, parades, pumpkin carving, a baby parade, big wheel races, food and craft vendors, rides and anything pumpkin you can imagine! Taking place October 16-19, 2019.

deMonye’s Greenhouse, Inc.

pumpkins and haunted greenhouse at deMonye's Greenhouse in Columbus, Ohio

Location: 2500 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-252-6046
Open: Every day.
Features: The Halloween Haunted House is cancelled for 2020 but there are still pumpkins for sale as well as fall plants and decorations.

Diamond Hill Farm

Location: 10468 Martinsburg Rd., Utica, Oh 43080
Phone: 740-404-9200 
Open: All activities on the weekends, limited activities during the weekdays for a reduced price.
Features: Weekends (beginning September 19, 2020) offer pumpkins for sale, farm animals, hay rides, slides, barrel train rides and a kiddie corn maze. Kids under 2 are free. Weekdays offer a reduced price for the Funfest area but no hay rides or barrel train rides. The market and picnic areas are open 7 days a week. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for up to date info on activities.

Dill’s Greenhouse

Location: 5800 Rager Rd., Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-836-3700
Open: Fall Festivals on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Greenhouse open every day.
(Fall Festivals Cancelled for 2020) Features: Fall festivals happen select Friday nights and Saturdays and Sundays throughout October. 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!

Doran’s Farm Market

Location: 5462 Babbitt Rd., New Albany, Ohio  43054 
Phone: 614-855-3885
Open: Every day.
Features: Farm market offers pumpkins, mums, fresh produce, baked goods, jams, jellies, salsas and more!

Dupler’s Pumpkin Land

Location: 5766 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, OH 43056
Phone: 740-323-2514
Open: Every day.
Features: Straw maze, giant slide, haunted room, pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, mums, halloween accessories, bunnies and goats! Full activities begin September 18, 2020.

Emswiler Farms

Location: 13329 Morse Rd., SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 614-355-5432
CANCELLED for 2020 Features: Hosts the annual Pumpkinpalooza on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM which includes hayrides, live entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, a pumpkin patch, music, crafts, food and more!  Benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Farm at Walnut Creek

Fall Festivals at The Farm at Walnut Creek

Location: 4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Phone: 330-893-4200
Open: Fall Festivals on Fridays and Saturdays, Open every day except Sunday.
Features: Hosts festival weekends (in the month of October) that include special activities like a corn box, straw maze, sheep shearing, basket weaving, horseshoeing, a pumpkin slingshot and more!

Freeman’s Farm

pumpkins at Freeman's Farm near Columbus, Ohio

Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Phone: 740-548-7866
Open: Fall Market is open daily. Special activities are Saturday and Sunday only. 
Features: (In 2020 there will only be kettle corn and hayrides. Other activities are suspended this year.) For six weekends (beginning September 19, 2020), there will be hayrides, kettle corn, campfire foods, scarecrow making, a petting zoo and apple butter making! Admission is free, but there is a charge for some activities.

Groovy Plants Ranch

pumpkins for sale at Groovy Plants Ranch just outside of Columbus, Ohio

Location: 4140 County Road 15 Marengo, OH 43334
Phone: 740-675-2681 
Open: Every day.
Features: This greenhouse and plant haven is a great spot for all your garden and house plant needs and desires! In the fall, the shop is filled with mums and tons of beautiful fall plants. They also have hundreds of pumpkins to choose from from tiny pumpkins to large and very unique pumpkins!

Hendren Farm Market

boys in corn maze at Hendren's Farm Market in New Albany, Ohio

Location: 14595 Johnstown-Utica Rd., Johnstown, OH 43031
Phone: 740-325-7224
Open: Every day. Jump pad only available on weekends.
Features: Large corn maze, pumpkin picking, produce market and baked goods!

Hidden Creek Farms

Location: 581 S. Galena Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074
Phone: 740-815-9371
Open: Fall Festivals are Saturdays and Sundays, Market is open every day.
Features: Fall festivals are Saturdays and Sundays (September 19-October 31, 2020) and offer a hayride, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, fall decorations, food, pony rides, slide, kids play barn, corn pit, farm animals, straw maze, and more!

Hoover Gardens

Location: 182 Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-0603
Open: Every day.
Features: A free Haunted Maze is open during business hours. Hosts an annual Fallapalooza that includes a silent auction, fortune teller, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, haunted maze, food truck, cotton candy and more!

Hunt’s Farm

Location: 3184 S Old State Rd Delaware, OH 43015 
Phone: 740-816-5069
Open: Every day.
Features: Farm stand selling lots of pumpkins of all sizes, gourds, fresh produce, flowers and more! In 2020 you can take your photo with “The Great Pumpkin”, an extra large bale of hay painted like a pumpkin!

Jacquemin Farms

boys playing in corn bin at Jaquemin Farm in Plain City, Ohio

Location: Farm Market: 7437 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City, OH 43064 U-Pick Pumpkins: 11430 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, OH 
Phone: 614-873-5725
Open: Farm Market in Plain City is open every day except Sunday, U-Pick Pumpkins in Marysville is open Saturday and Sunday.
(Pumpkin Picking is available, other activities not confirmed for 2020.) Features: Pumpkin picking, fresh produce, caramel apples, slushies and October weekends feature a Kiddie Playland area with a straw maze, grain boxes, and giant air toys. They are also open on weekdays without the air toys and reduced cost of admission.

Kuhlwein’s Farm Market

Location: 1859 Walker Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-876-2833
Open: Every day except Wednesday.
Features: Pumpkin picking, hay rides, maze, petting zoo, fresh produce, deli sandwiches and ice cream! Activities begin September 26, 2020.

Lawrence Orchards

Location: 2634 Smeltzer Rd., Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 740-389-3019
Open: Monday through Saturday
Features: Apple picking, pumpkins, fresh produce, farm-made products, apple cider, a Story Stroll and more. Apple Days will be hosted on select Saturdays in 2020.

Legend Hills Orchard

Location: 11155 Reynolds Rd, Utica, OH 43080
Phone: 740-892-2498
Open: Every day.
Features: Pick your own apples, farm market, pumpkins and gourds for sale, fresh apple cider, home grown produce and Christmas trees!

Leeds Farm

Pumpkins at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio

Location: 8738 State Route 36, Ostrander, OH 43061
Phone: 740-666-2020
Open: Saturdays and Sundays
Features: Open six weekends only (September 19 through October 31, 2020) with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, Big Zip and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! In 2020, timed tickets are required.

Lehners Pumpkin Farm

Play area at Lehner's Pumpkin Farm near Columbus, Ohio

Location: 2920 St. Rt. 203, Radnor, OH 43066
Phone: 740-595.3207
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for reduced admission and limited activities, Saturdays and Sundays for all activities, select Mondays and Fridays all day, full activities.  
Features: There is a really long list of activities going on throughout all of the weekends beginning September 19 through October 31, 2020 including food, hayrides, barrel rides, giant legos, corn maze, mini golf, slides, pumpkin picking and tons more! Open on weeknights, too! Check the calendar for 2020 dates and hours.

Lohstroh Family Farms

Location: 15632 SR 56 SE.,Mt. Sterling, OH 43143
Phone: 740-869-4208
Open: Pumpkin Picking on Saturday and Sunday, Market open every day.
Features: Hayride to pick your own pumpkin is offered beginning September 26, 2020 until October 31, plus a farm market with edible and decorative delights! There’s also a corn maze, caterpillar crawl, haystack, graffiti barn wall, photo frames and animals to see on the farm. There is a food trailer available.

Lynd Fruit Farm

apple trees at Lynd Fruit Farm near Columbus, Ohio

Location: 9393 Morse Rd SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-8559
Open: Check the website for apple picking availability, Market open every day. Jurassic Maze open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Features: Pick your own apples and pumpkins, giant corn maze, farm market, barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more! Jurassic Maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 4 through November 1, 2020.

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
Phone: 937-349-4781
Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Features: Huge corn maze opens September 14 and is open Friday – Sunday. Admission to the maze also includes cow train, barnyard bouncer, petting zoo, kiddie maze, ball zone, slides, laser tag, pedal carts, kids fun barn, tether ball and more! Hayrides are also available! 2020 changes include online tickets for a $2 discount, wider paths in the corn maze and limited hayrides with reserved tickets.  

Miller’s Country Gardens

Location: 2488 St. Rt. 37 West, Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-5021
Open: Wednesday through Sunday, 
Features: U-Pick pumpkins, playground, farm animals, kettle corn, fall decor, and live music on select dates! No hay rides this year. No admission cost.

Oakland Nursery

Location: Several locations listed here
Phone: Columbus location: 614-268-3511
Features:  Hosts an Annual Fall Festival (October 1-18, 2020) which features sales, door prizes, special guests, events, and all-you-can-carry pumpkins!

Orchard and Company

apple picking and Fall Fun at Orchard and Company in Plain City, Ohio

Location: 7255 US HWY 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-0510
Open: Saturdays and Sundays, check website for u-pick apple updates
Features: apple picking, fishing, Fall festival weekends  happen on Saturday and Sundays from September 12-November 4, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and feature hay rides, corn pit, farm animals, barrel train rides, pedal car track, tire climb, zip line, gem mining and more!

Pigeon Roost

Location: 4413 National Rd. SW, Hebron, OH 43025
Phone: 740-928-4925
Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Features: The Great Pumpkin Fun Center is open Friday through Sunday, from Sept. 18 – Oct. 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Includes a pumpkin patch, farm animals, giant slides, mazes, a fort, play areas, and tons more! Weekends include wagon rides, face painting, crafters and concessions!

Schacht Farm Market 

Location: 5950 Shannon Rd Canal Winchester, OH 43110 
Phone: 614-837-4663 
Open: Every day.
Features: Pick your own pumpkins, other fall produce, apples and cider for sale, fall decorations.

Sharp Farms Market

Location: 7129 Old Logan Rd SE Sugar Grove, OH 43155
Phone: 740-215-1284
Open: Thursday through Sunday.
Features: U-pick pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn maze, homemade ice cream, apple cider, plus fall decorations and produce available in the market. Night Maze is available on Saturday Nights!

Smith Farm Market

Family sitting with pumpkins at Smith Farm Market in Columbus, Ohio

Location: 3341 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: 614-235-2014
Open: Every day.
Features: Seasonal produce and flowers, pumpkins, gourds, cider, and a bakery!

Mr. Tree Farm

Location: 1099 Reynoldsburg New Albany Rd N., Blacklick, OH 43004
Phone: 614-577-0081
Open: Every day.
(Not confirmed for 2020.) Features: Shop for pumpkins, corn shocks, baled straw and more! There is a petting zoo, straw maze, hay rides and corn play box. Open weekdays and weekends in October.

Van Buren Acres

Location: 5066 Keller Road, Hebron, OH 43025
Phone: 740-404-8656
Open: Wednesday through Sunday.
Features: large corn maze, pumpkin farm, jumping pillow, hay rides, barrel train, mini golf, pumpkin painting, gem mining and more! There are sunflowers in early September! Open Wednesday through Sunday, September 12-November 1, 2020 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Most activities included in admission. Flashlight Maze will be open on select dates. (Corn box will be closed in 2020.)

Walker Farm

Location: 28800 Chieftain Dr., Logan, Ohio 43138
Phone: 740-385-6758
Open: Every day.
Features: Open daily beginning September 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM with pick your own pumpkins, corn maze, wagon rides, corn shocks, crafts and more! 

Young’s Dairy

boy feeding goat at Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Location: 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Phone: 937-325-0629
Open: Every day.
Features: Ice cream, a petting zoo, mini golf, pick your own pumpkins beginning September 19, 2020, Cowvin’s Corny Maze, and more! An Annual Fall Festival (Cancelled for 2020) includes activities like making pumpkin holes and caramel apples, cow milking demonstrations, activities and more!

Yutzy’s Farm Market

slides at Yutzy's Farm Market in Plain City, Ohio

Location: 6010 Converse Huff Rd., Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-3815
Open: Monday through Saturday
Features: Pumpkins, baked goods, fresh produce, bulk goods, deli, playground and farm animals on site!

U-Pick Pumpkins and Pumpkin Patches in Columbus Ohio

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16 Things to Do at Leeds Farm

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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, October 19-21, 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 including all the fall festival weekend activities happening around Central Ohio!

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – The Circleville Pumpkin Show – celebrate all things pumpkin with this huge show including parades, live entertainment, contests, rides, arts and crafts and pumpkin everything! (The Circleville Pumpkin Show runs October 17 – 20, 2018).

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!

10:00 AM – SuperGames Open Play! at SuperGames – availability is first come, first served for this Open Play time and cost is $10/child.

10:00 AM – Columbus Pop Up Shop of Clothing, Toys & More at Franklin County Fairgrounds – shop for toys, kids’ clothing, maternity clothes, baby items and more at this large consignment sale!

10:00 AM – COTA Day at Leeds Farm! – Leeds Farm is open for one Friday only during the fall season and this is it! Read about all there is to do here: 16 Things to do at Leeds Farm

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!

5:00 PM – Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – dress up in costume and trick or treat around various vendors and organizations at the Zoo! There will be special activities, meet and greets and performances!

5:30 PM – Kids Jump/Adults Craft at Blue Monkey Parties & Events – kids can play while the adults paint a project with AR Workshop Pickerington. Preregister online!

5:30 PM – All Hallows’ Eve at Ohio History Connection (Ohio Village) – explore Ohio Village with a family-friendly, 1890’s style halloween celebration including a bonfire, pumpkin carving, story telling, mask making, Victorian parlor games, the Headless Horseman and more!

6:00 PM – Parents Night Out at Fun in the Jungle – drop your kid off for a night of bowling, arcade and play! Pizza and drinks will be provided. Preregistration required.

6:30 PM – Trick or Treat Street at Hilltop YMCA – wear your costume for spooky stories, a haunted bus, door prizes, haunted hallway, pumpkin patch in the pool and more! All ages welcome. $10/family for members, $15/family for non-members.

7:00 PM – Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a 2 act play with intermission featuring the scary and funny story of Dracula! This show is performed at park Street Theatre.

7:00 PM – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Westgate Community Center – this performance, put on by Westgate Theatre Company and Carriage Place Players is also a partnership with Empty Bowls, a local project to fight hunger. See all the details at the link! $5/person.

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 – Bluegrass on the Patio at Ten Pin Alley – enjoy live music on the patio! This week’s band is The Goldsberrys.


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!

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 Family Fun at Miller’s Country Gardens – Saturdays and Sundays there will be hayrides, barrel rides for kids, a play area, straw tunnel, corn maze and animal barn! Take a hayride to pick your own pumpkin!


ICYMI: Halloween Events Around Columbus

SATURDAY

8:30 AM – 2018 TreatFest Trot: Family Who-Dun-it? Mystery Walk & Fun Run – walk or run through a course that includes activities, characters, clues, bounce houses, crafts and more! This is not a timed event!

9:00 AM – Westgate Farmers Market – this event includes local vendors, produce, food trucks, kids activities and live music!

9:00 AM – The Circleville Pumpkin Show – celebrate all things pumpkin with this huge show including parades, live entertainment, contests, rides, arts and crafts and pumpkin everything! (The Circleville Pumpkin Show runs October 17 – 20, 2018).

9:00 AM – KidsLinked.com’s TreatFest! – this free family festival includes a treat village, costume contests, scavenger hunt, face painting and balloon twisting, character appearances 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!

9:00 AM – Market Sprouts at Worthington Farmers Market – this week at the information table there will be special, season-based activities for kids 12 and under!

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!

10:00 AM – Day of the Dead Community Event 2018 “El Dia de los Muertos” at Green Lawn Cemetery – this is a family friendly celebration to remember family and friends who have passed away. There will be a movie, art exhibition, kids activities, face painting, food trucks, vendors, live music and more.

10:00 AM – National Paint Your Own Pottery Day at Clay Street Ceramics – studio fees will be waived all day from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM plus everyone gets a free Christmas ornament to paint with pottery purchase.

10:00 AM – Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – during regular business hours there will be a Halloween celebration including prizes, a seasonal scavenger hunt in MAINLAND, family-friendly activities and Halloween-themed builds. Costumes welcome!

10:00 AM – CCT Costume Parking Lot Bonanza at Columbus Children’s Theatre – find your Halloween (or just because) costume when Columbus Children’s Theatre cleans out their collection! Most pieces will be $1!

10:00 AM – Great GeekFest at Delaware County District Library – this is a free event celebrating all things “geek”! There will be an area just for kids!

10:00 AM – Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – dress up in costume and trick or treat around various vendors and organizations at the Zoo! There will be special activities, meet and greets and performances!

10:00 AM – The Raymond B. Martens Nature Playscape Grand Opening at AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum – AHA Children’s Museum is opening an outdoor playscape and its grand opening is Saturday! Admission is included in the daily admission rate.

10:00 AM – Blacklick Woods’ Birthday Bash! at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – celebrate 70 years of Blacklick Woods Metro Park! There will be activities for kids, face painting, local businesses, cake and lots more!

10:00 AM – 4th Annual Halloween Hop! at Columbus Speech & Hearing Center – this ia “not-too-spooky” event for kids of all abilities! There will be no scary decorations, lights or sounds. Every kid can trick or treat at their own pace, there will be a magic show, pet therapy dogs, crafts and live music!

10:00 AM – CRC Annual Pumpkin Patch 2018 at The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center – this is a kid-friendly Halloween event with games, prizes, food and an apple cider press. Bring 3 canned goods to donate to the food pantry and receive a pumpkin!

10:00 AM – Columbus Pop Up Shop of Clothing, Toys & More at Franklin County Fairgrounds- shop for toys, kids’ clothing, maternity clothes, baby items and more at this large consignment sale!

10:00 AM – All Aboard for Railroad Fun at Sandel Legacy Trail – attend this model railroad open house to watch model trains and meet the club model railroaders!

10:00 AM – 2018 Old Hilliard Halloween Haunt at Hilliard’s Station Park – this community event includes trick or treating, a scavenger hunt, family-friendly activities, a costume contest and more!

10:30 AM – Princess Party at Grove City Library – make a crown, meet a special guest and wear your ball gown to this princess story time. Geared towards ages 2-8.

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!

11:00 AM – Sensory Friendly Films: Monster House (2006) at Gateway Film Center – this is a free sensory friendly showing of Monster House with lower volume, lights up and relaxed atmosphere.

11:00 AM – Boo ‘n Brew at Polaris Fashion Place – every Saturday in October there will be a Halloween celebration including trick or treating, craft zone, food trucks, princess, costume parade, live music and more!

12:00 PM – 2nd Annual Fall Festival at Lakota Park – this fall festival includes games, crafts, a bounce house, a costume contest, food and giveaways!

12:00 PM – 5 Year Anniversary Party at Lucky’s Market Columbus – celebrate 5 years of Lucky’s with a vendor fair, kids’ activities, food, live music, fresh cider, giveaways and more!

12:00 PM – Fall Festival and Art Fair at Worthington Christian Schools – pony rides, petting zoo, facepainting, games for kids, lots of food, and a unique art fair can all be found at this free festival! There is a charge for some games, food, and art and funds raised will support the senior class ministry trip to the Dominican Republic.

12:00 PM – Story time with Rapunzel! at Barnes and Noble Pickerington – meet and greet Rapunzel and hear a story!

1:00 PM – Open Barn Days 2018 at Sunrise Sanctuary – meet the resident animals and learn about Sunrise Sanctuary! Tickets can be purchased in advance to ensure your spot.

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Grove City Library – build your own LEGO creation at the library!

5:00 PM – Halloween Family Dance at Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA – $15/family includes music, pizza, inflatables, games and more! Come in costume and register in advance!

6:00 PM – Spooktacular Halloween Party at Jefferson Community Park – this annual Halloween party includes a spooky forest and haunted trail, a hayride, scary stories, face painting, games and food for purchase!

6:00 PM – Powell Community Bonfire – this event includes free hot dogs, apple cider, donut holes and marshmallows for roasting! There will be music and the opportunity to meet your local first responders!

7:00 PM – Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a 2 act play with intermission featuring the scary and funny story of Dracula! This show is performed at park Street Theatre.

7:00 PM – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Westgate Community Center – this performance, put on by Westgate Theatre Company and Carriage Place Players is also a partnership with Empty Bowls, a local project to fight hunger. See all the details at the link! $5/person.

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

10:00 AM – Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – dress up in costume and trick or treat around various vendors and organizations at the Zoo! There will be special activities, meet and greets and performances!

10:00 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!

10:00 AM – Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – during regular business hours there will be a Halloween celebration including prizes, a seasonal scavenger hunt in MAINLAND, family-friendly activities and Halloween-themed builds. Costumes welcome!

11:00 AM – Kids Eat Free! at City Barbecue – Sunday only get a free kids meal with each adult purchase of $7 or more. There will be activities for kids, too!

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!

11:00 AM – Pony Rides & Pumpkin Event at Horse -N- Round Fun – for $8 kids can ride a pony and get a pumpkin! There will be hay rides, a free petting zoo and other farm activities. Pumpkins can be purchased separately.

12:00 PM – 5 Year Anniversary Party at Lucky’s Market Columbus – celebrate 5 years of Lucky’s with a vendor fair, kids’ activities, food, live music, fresh cider, giveaways and more!

12:00 PM – Halloween Pet Parade at Easton Town Center – dress your pet for this costume contest, parade and fall festival! There will be kids activities in Fenlon Square!

12:00 PM – Pizzuti Collection Family Day at Pizzuti Collection – admission is free for Family Day and it includes crafts, a guided tour and the opportunity to make your own mask! There will also be the opportunity to make a tie dyed t-shirt.

12:00 PM – All Aboard for Railroad Fun at Sandel Legacy Trail – attend this model railroad open house to watch model trains and meet the club model railroaders!

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

1:00 PM – Fall on the Farm at Gallant Farm Park – do some work on the farm including seeing how corn was picked, pressing apples and more!

1:00 PM – Trick or Treat Trail at Gallant Woods Park – trick or treat along a spooky trail, take a hayride, decorate pumpkins and more! This is a free event.

1:00 PM – Halloween Kids Party at The Big Bang! at Big Bang Columbus – this kid-friendly event includes live music, crafts, games, face painting, spooky refreshments and more!

1:30 PM – Pumpkin Swim at Prairie Township Community Center – pick a floating pumpkin and then decorate it! Register in advance!

2:00 PM – Trick-or-Treat and Costume Contest 2018 at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – wear your costume to trick or treat around The MAiZE and participate in a costume contest afterwards!

2:00 PM  – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Westgate Community Center – this performance, put on by Westgate Theatre Company and Carriage Place Players is also a partnership with Empty Bowls, a local project to fight hunger. See all the details at the link! $5/person.

3:00 PM – Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a 2 act play with intermission featuring the scary and funny story of Dracula! This show is performed at park Street Theatre.

5:00 PM – Fall Fest at Bethel Presbyterian – this free fall festival includes games, prizes, food and more!

6:00 PM – Movie Night at The Pocket Park at Ohio Avenue Pocket Park – watch a family friendly Halloween movie with hot chocolate!


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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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