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5 Fantastic Fall Activities for Families in Central Ohio

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Fall is just the best, isn’t it? It’s the perfect season for getting out and exploring Central Ohio! These fall activities are perfect for those crisp fall days that require a hoodie and your favorite coffee mug.

changing leaves in the fall along a sidewalk in Columbus, Ohio

Fall in Columbus, Ohio

This season offers some of our most favorite things to do around Columbus and Central Ohio! I look forward to fall: crisp mornings, changing leaves, sweatshirts, and a reprieve from the dog days of summer. It’s also time for some of those quintessential fall activities like pumpkin picking, apple picking, corn mazes, farmers markets and hiking!

5 Fantastic Fall Activities in Central Ohio

Take a look through this list of fun fall activities for Central Ohio families and pick today's adventure:

The glorious season of Autumn goes so fast! We are always trying to squeeze in just one more fall festival or one more farm market! I hope you take time to enjoy some of these activities that only come around once a year!

Boys looking at the pumpkins at Groovy Plants Ranch

^ Checking out the pumpkins at Groovy Plants Ranch! ^

Need more ideas? Check out Top 10 Things to do with Kids in Columbus Ohio!

Fall Activities Near Columbus, Ohio

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Get Lost in One of these Central Ohio Corn Mazes this Fall

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These corn mazes in Columbus and Central Ohio are super fun fall activities for the entire family! These mazes at local farms have become a tradition that many families look forward to every year!

On this list of corn mazes in Central Ohio you can find something for everyone! Some of the mazes are quite large, covering several acres, some are haunted, and others are built just for the little kids! Corn mazes often have trivia games or scavenger hunts and other activities inside! Take your pick this fall!

Hendren Farm Market

boy in a corn maze near columbus, Ohio

  • Location: 14595 Johnstown-Utica Rd., Johnstown, OH 43031
  • Dates: Open late August

Two corn mazes are available, a larger and a smaller corn maze. Kids can collect etchings on a passport before finding their way out of the maze!

Read more: Sunflowers, Corn Mazes and More at Hendren Farm Market

The Jurassic Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm

  • Location: 9393 Morse Rd SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
  • Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 4 through November 1, 2020

Online tickets are available for this Jurassic themed maze. The last ticket is sold one hour before close. Private reservations are available. The website says that “ancient reptiles can be heard scurrying through the rustling leaves of corn”!

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

  • Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
  • Dates: September 19-November 1, 2020

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek is a 9 acre corn maze with 2 phases with the option to quit after phase 1 or to go on for a longer maze. There are activities inside the maze like Barnyard Bingo, Passport Questions, Corn Text and Simon Says. This year’s maze design celebrates Union County’s Bicentennial and features a covered bridge theme. Admission includes other activities as well!

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

Field of Fright Haunted Corn Maze at Little Darby Creek

  • Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
  • Dates: Friday and Saturday Nights, October 9- 31, 2020

This haunted corn maze is opens at dark! All tickets must be purchased online. 

Lehners Pumpkin Farm

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  • Location: 2920 St. Rt. 203, Radnor, OH 43066
  • Dates: September 19 through October 31, 2020

Lehner’s offers two corn mazes, a 10 acre maze that includes trivia to find your wan out and the Lil’ Corn Maze that is shorter and perfect for younger kids as they can find farm babies who have wandered off in the maze. 

Related: 5 Fantastic Fall Activities for Families in Central Ohio

The Pigeon Roost Corn Maze

  • Location: 4413 National Rd. SW, Hebron, OH 43025
  • Dates: Friday through Sunday, from Sept. 18 – Oct. 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Pigeon Roost Corn Maze is the large maze available and is included with admission to the Great Pumpkin Fun Center! There is also a smaller sorghum mini maze available for younger children.

Related: 3 Can’t-Miss Pumpkin Patches near Columbus

Sharp Farms Corn Maze

This year’s maze celebrates the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage with a VOTE theme! You can also do this maze at night on Saturday nights in October beginning at 9:00 PM!

  • 7129 Old Logan Rd SE Sugar Grove, OH 43155
  • Dates: Beginning September 14, weekends only

Pac-Maize at Van Buren Acres

  • Location: 5066 Keller Road, Hebron, OH 43025
  • Dates: Wednesday – Sunday beginning September 12-November 1, 2020

This year’s maze is Pac-Maize with a Pac Man theme! The maze is open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM weather permitting. Admission price includes other activities as well! 

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

Walker Farm

  • Location: 28800 Chieftain Dr., Logan, Ohio 43138
  • Dates: Mid September through October, weekends only.

Corn maze is $5/per person and is only open on the weekends.

Cowvin’s Corny Maze at Young’s Dairy

  • Location: 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
  • Dates: Daily starting September 21, 2020

Cowvin’s Corny Maze covers 3 1/2 acres of cornfield and over one mile of paths! The maze is open from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM every day and is $7.50/person age 5 and up. Kids age 4 and under are free. Children who are 11 and under must be accompanied bean adult. 


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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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