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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!

Fall Festivals 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!

Bob Evans Farm Festival

Location: 10854 State Route 588, Rio Grande, OH 45674
Phone: 740-245-5304
Features: An annual festival that offers arts and crafts, farm contests, dining at the original Bob Evans Restaurant, children’s activities, farm activities, musical performances, and military tributes. Happening this year on October 11-13, 2019.

Branstool Orchards

peach picking at Branstool Orchard

Location: 5895 Johnstown Utica Rd, NE, Utica, OH 43080
Phone: 740-892-3989
Features: Peach, apple and pumpkin picking, farm market with fresh produced and local goods!

Cherry Hawk Farm

Location: 16220 Springdale Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937-642-6442
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
Features: Fall Fun Days feature hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm market, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes, bale cave and more!

Circleville Pumpkin Show

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.

deMonye's Greenhouse

Location: 2500 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-252-6046
Features: This is a kid-friendly haunted maze that is open the whole month of October (1st-31st)! Kids get to pick a pumpkin, plant a pansy and do other fall crafts!

Diamond Hill Farm

Location: 10468 Martinsburg Rd., Utica, Oh 43080
Phone: 740-404-9200 
Features:Weekends 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. 

Dill’s Greenhouse

Location: 5800 Rager Rd., Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-836-3700
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!

Dupler’s Pumpkin Land

Location: 5766 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, OH 43056
Phone: 740-323-2514
Features: Straw maze, giant slide, haunted room, pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, mums, halloween accessories, bunnies and goats!

Emswiler Farms

Location: 13329 Morse Rd., SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 614-355-5432
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

The Farm at Walnut Creek

Location: 4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Phone: 330-893-4200
Features: Hosts festival weekends that include special activities like a corn box, sheep shearing, basket weaving, horseshoeing, a pumpkin slingshot and more!

Freeman’s Farm

pumpkins at Freeman's Farm

Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Phone: 740-548-7866
Features: For six weekends in September and October, 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.

Hendren Farm Market (closed for the 2019 season)

Location: 14595 Johnstown-Utica Rd., Johnstown, OH 43031
Phone: 740-325-7224
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
Features: Fall festivals are Saturdays and Sundays 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
Features: Hosts an annual Fallapalooza on September 21-22, 2019 that includes a silent auction, fortune teller, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, haunted maze, food truck, cotton candy and more!

Jacquemin Farms

Corn bin at Jaquemin Farm

Location: 7437 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-5725
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
Features: Pumpkin picking, maze, petting zoo, fresh produce, deli sandwiches and ice cream!

Lawrence Orchards

Location: 2634 Smeltzer Rd., Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 740-389-3019
Features: Apple picking, pumpkins, fresh produce, farm-made products, apple cider, and more. Also hosts Applefest on September 28, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Legend Hills Orchard

Location: 11155 Reynolds Rd, Utica, OH 43080
Phone: 740-892-2498
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

Location: 8738 State Route 36, Ostrander, OH 43061
Phone: 740-666-2020
Features: Open six weekends only: Sept. 21 – Oct. 27, plus Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 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!

Lehners Pumpkin Farm

Location: 2920 St. Rt. 203, Radnor, OH 43066
Phone: 740-595.3207
Features: There is a really long list of activities going on throughout all of the weekends beginning September 21, 2019 though October including food, hayrides, barrel rides, giant legos, corn maze, mini golf, slides, pumpkin picking and tons more! Open on weeknights, too!

Lohstroh Family Farms

Location: 15632 SR 56 SE.,Mt. Sterling, OH 43143
Phone: 740-869-4208
Features: Hayride to pick your own pumpkin is offered beginning September 28 & 29, 2019 and throughout October 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

Location: 9393 Morse Rd SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-8559
Features: Pick your own apples and pumpkins, giant corn maze, farm market, barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more!

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
Phone: 937-349-4781
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!

Miller’s Country Gardens

Location: 2488 St. Rt. 37 West, Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-5021
Features: Hay ride, pumpkin picking, corn maze, fresh produce, animal barn!

Oakland Nursery

Location: Several locations listed here
Phone: Columbus location: 614-268-3511
Features:  Hosts an Annual Fall Festival (October 12 & 13, 2019) which features sales, door prizes, special guests, events, and all-you-can-carry pumpkins!

Orchard and Company

apple picking at Orchard and Company

Location: 7255 US HWY 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-0510
Features: apple picking, fishing, Fall festival weekends  happen on Saturday and Sundays from September 7-October 27, 2019 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
Features: PumpkinFest is open Tuesday through Sunday, from September 14 through October 31, 2019, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Includes 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!

Sharp Farms Market

Location: 7129 Old Logan Rd SE Sugar Grove, OH 43155
Phone: 740-215-1284
Features: u-pick pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn maze, plus fall decorations and produce available in the market.

Smith Farm Market

Farm Market Photo

Location: 3341 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: 614-235-2014
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
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
Features: corn maze, pumpkin farm, jumping pillow, hay rides, barrel train, mini golf, pumpkin painting, gem mining and more! Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Most activities included in admission.

Young’s Dairy

boy feeding goat at young's dairy

Location: 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Phone: 937-325-0629
Features: Ice cream, a petting zoo, mini golf, pick your own pumpkins, Cowvin’s Corny Maze, and more! An Annual Fall Festival (October 5 & 6, 2018) 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

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

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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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5 Farms Where You Can Pick Your Own Apples Near Columbus, Ohio

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Going apple picking, a classic fall activity in Central Ohio, is a sure sign of the changing seasons! Even if you live in the city of Columbus, a u-pick apple farm is less than an hour away!

5 Places to Pick Apples in Columbus and Central Ohio:

Our family loves to pick apples. We have traditionally picked our apples at Lynd Fruit Farm since we moved here in 2008, but  we have recently branched out (no pun intended) to try some other local apple farms! Though we haven’t tried every one of these, I wanted to include as many as I could find in the Central Ohio area!

Lynd fruit farm pick your own apples

If you’re planning your fall calendar, you’re going to also want to check out A Complete List of Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals in Central Ohio and 3 Can’t-Miss Pumpkin Patches near Columbus for more fall fun!

1. Branstool Orchards

apple picking at Branstool Orchard

Location: 5895 Johnstown Utica Rd, NE, Utica, OH 43080
Phone: 740-892-3989
Features: Pick your own apples 7 days a week! 37 Apple varieties are available beginning in July and running through late October! See our trip to Branstool Orchards here.

2. Cherry Hawk Farm

Location: 16220 Springdale Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937-642-6442
Features: Pick your own apples from July to November! Plus a sunflower field! 

3. Lawrence Orchards

Location: 2634 Smeltzer Rd., Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 740-389-3019
Features: 26 varieties of apples grown plus other summer vegetables, fruits, pumpkins and more! Apple Cider is available after Labor Day! A farm market is open from June through Christmas with farm-made products!

4. Lynd Fruit Farm

pick your own apples at Lynd Fruit Farm

Location: 9393 Morse Rd SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-8559
Features: Over a dozen apple varieties are available throughout the season! Call the u-pick hotline for updates: 740-927-1333 for a recorded message. There is also a large farm market with homemade goods, fruits, vegetables and more!

5. Orchard and Company

apple picking at Orchard and Company

Location: 7255 US HWY 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-0510
Features: U-Pick apples available from August through October. Fall festival season begins in September and runs through October featuring fun activities for families! Read about our Plain City Apple Picking Adventures!

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9 Things to Do with Your Kids This Fall in Columbus

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Fall is such a fun time in Central Ohio! Here are 9 things you can only do during the Fall in Columbus and Central Ohio!

What Are Some of the Best Things to do with Kids During the Fall in Columbus?

There are so many things that can only be done during the fall season and we love to take advantage of as many as we can! From pumpkin farms, to marching bands to model trains, here are 9 things we enjoy doing as a family during the fall!

1. Attend a Skull Session at St. John Arena

My kids love instruments and any kind of band, so we were excited, though a little nervous, about taking them to a Skull Session at OSU! It’s a great way to get caught up in the football spirit, even if you don’t have tickets to the game!

A Skull Session is basically a pep rally where the marching band plays, the players come out and the coach gives a little speech . . . it’s very high energy and really a lot of fun!

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I’d recommend either parking on West Campus (parking is $20!) and taking a shuttle or parking in a neighborhood along the Olentangy bike path and walking up the path to St. John Arena.

The Skull session happens 2 hours and 20 minutes before each game and lasts an hour. When it’s over, you can mull around amongst the tailgaters, pick up some free samples (1/4 of a Sugardale hot dog, anyone?) and enjoy the energy of game day.

We were nervous because we weren’t sure what would happen to our strollers when we got there! We were able to take our strollers (yes, we had two) into the arena, but we left them outside the gymnasium, along the outer wall. It was a risk, but no one decided to walk off with a stroller on game day. Phew! I don’t know where else you could put your stroller, as the seating in the gymnasium is very tight. It worked out for us and we were really glad we did it!

You can see the schedule of OSU games here! Friends recommended arriving 20-25 minutes early to get good seats, and I will pass that advice on to you. We got there around 9:20 AM for the 9:40 AM Skull Session and were able to get good seats facing the band.

2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

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There are so many pumpkin patch options, it’s kind of amazing! Every weekend in October is filled with Fall Festivals – honestly, I had no idea before I started this blog how many there are! Make sure to visit my post, Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals for a complete list!

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We recently visited Jaquemin Farms on a Monday! This one is great, in my opinion, because it is open during the week and for only $2 kids ages 3-10 can play in the corn box and run through the straw maze! Kids 2 and under are free! During the weekends, they have bouncy houses and the price is a bit higher. So if you have preschoolers at home during the week, this is a great way to spend an inexpensive morning at a pumpkin patch! Other weekday options include Circle S Farms, evenings at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm.

If you want the BIG pumpkin farm experience complete with kettle corn, a zip line, a huge pumpkin trampoline, mazes, corn bins, pedal carts and more, make sure to check out 15 Things to Do at Leeds Farm!

Another place we love to go is Smith’s Farm Market! The picture below is a few years old, but they always have a large selection of pumpkins and picturesque settings for fun pictures with pumpkins!

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3. Go Apple Picking

I’ve shared about our visit to Orchard and Company, and Branstool Orchards, and here’s a list of more apple picking ideas from Columbus Moms Blog! It’s getting late in the season, but there are still apples to be picked at many farms and a lot of them have farm festival weekends as well! If you’re looking for some options during the week (as opposed to the weekend), a few farms are open on select Fridays: Lynd Fruit Farm, and Cherry Hawk Farm, to name a few.

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4. Attend Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo

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Boo at the Zoo happens for THREE weekends in October this year! The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has added an additional weekend for 2019! The weekends in October are the 11-13th, 18th – 20th, and the 25th – 27th. Dress your kids (or yourself!) in costume and visit a lot of vendors in different areas of the zoo who want to fill your kid’s basket with candy! It’s also totally acceptable to take your baby in a cute pumpkin costume in a stroller and accept candy on his or her behalf! 😉

5. Take a Road Trip

I shared 6 Ohio Road Trips to Take This Fall here, one of them being the Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek. Even if you can’t make it for the festival, a drive to Amish Country will be beautiful when the leaves (finally!) start to change!

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More fun road trip ideas include:

Fall is my favorite time of year for a road trip!

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6. Visit a Metro Park

Once the leaves start to change, there are some great options for leaf viewing in our local Metro Parks! A great one is Battelle Darby! There are walking paths through the woods and also bison viewing! While you’re there, check out the living stream in the Nature Center!

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Inniswood Metro Park is also beautiful in the fall. Seriously, check out this picture I took during the fall (below)! It felt like a fairy tale! It was amazing!

7. Visit a City Park

Don’t underestimate your local city park for fall beauty. Here is a list of all the Columbus City ParksFranklin Park is particularly beautiful in the fall! Keep an eye out for the Harvest Parties at Columbus Rec Centers. You don’t have to go far to celebrate! 🙂

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8. See Model Railroads at COSI

Mark your calendars for Model Railroad Days at COSI (Dates are not yet published for 2019.) My kids LOVE this special couple of days when several model railroad clubs take over a few galleries at COSI. There are a lot of model trains to see and also trains to play with! It only comes once a year, but it’s one of those things my oldest son always asks about!

model railroad days at COSI

9. Visit the Huntington Holiday Train at Main Library

This is something I consider a Christmas tradition for our family, but it does arrive before Thanksgiving, so technically, it’s a fall activity, right? 😉  In mid November, the train will be installed at the New Main Library! It’s really beautiful, and if you have train lovers, like I do, it’s something you have to see!

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What else would you add to the list of “can’t miss” fall activities in Columbus?

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