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

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

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A BIG thanks to Leeds Farm for sponsoring this post!

Leeds Farm has enough farm and fun activities to keep your family moving all day! Barnyard activities include hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, Big Zip, Paintball on the Porch, and thousands of pumpkins and gourds grown on the farm. Back 40 admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, Tractor Tire Tower, Iron Horse Corral, Holstein Hustle Barrel Train—and more!

In 2019, Leeds Farm is celebrating 25 years of fall family fun and will be open six weekends only Sept. 21 – Oct. 27 plus Friday, Oct. 18. Visit www.LeedsFarm.com for details and special event info. Follow Leeds Farm on Facebook to stay up to date! Leeds Farm is located at 8738 State Route 36 in Ostrander.


SATURDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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

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

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 6-8, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 35 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:00 AM – Newest Kids’ Resale Event In Town-JBF Northwest Columbus at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – shop this local consignment sale for kids and baby clothing, maternity items, baby gear, toys and more!
 
9:45 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – preregister or just drop in for  a music class for ages 1-23 months. $5/child, $3 for siblings. 
10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a 30 minute nature activity and free play in the woods. $5 suggested donation. 
 
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 Moana.
10:30 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – preregister or just drop in for  a music class for ages 2-4 months. $5/child, $3 for siblings. 
 
3:00 PM – Lithopolis Honeyfest – celebrate the honey bee with tastings, demonstrations, mead and wine tasting, contests, kids crafts, art, live music and more! This event takes place on Friday and Saturday and admission is free. 
 
4:00 PM – Macedonian Festival at Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral of The Dormition of The Virgin Mary – this festival takes place all weekend and features traditional music and dancing, ethnic food, tours of the cathedral and a games and play area for kids. 
 
5:00 PM – Columbus Oktoberfest 2019 at the Ohio Expo Center – this event includes live music and dance, food, bier, crafts and more! This is a free event. 
5:30 PM – First Fridays at Reeb Avenue Center – enjoy a family friendly eventing with a seasonal theme.

6:30 PM – Grandparent Splash Bash! at Goldfish Swim School Dublin – enjoy a special time with your grandparent at this event that will include an open family swim, and Grandparent Kickboard Races. There will be Borgata Pizza and Nothing Bundt Cakes plus giveaways and more! $5/person ($15 max per family).

SATURDAY

7:00 AM – Morning Walk with the Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a 1 mile hike to learn about bison during the sunrise! All ages.
9:00 AM – Newest Kids’ Resale Event In Town-JBF Northwest Columbus at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – shop this local consignment sale for kids and baby clothing, maternity items, baby gear, toys and more!
 
9:00 AM – Market Day at West Gate Lodge No.623 F&AM – shop the local vendors for fresh produce, homemade goods, art and more! Explorer’s Food Truck and the Cream and Sugar Ice Cream Truck will be on site.
 
9:30 AM – Free Spanish for Bebés at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – introduce your babies to Spanish through musical instruments, bubbles, props and parachutes as well as puppet characters! Confirm your RSVP online – spots are limited.
10:00 AM – Lithopolis Honeyfest – celebrate the honey bee with tastings, demonstrations, mead and wine tasting, contests, kids crafts, art, live music and more! This event takes place on Friday and Saturday and admission is free. 
 
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 Moana.
 
10:00 AM – Beavercreek Popcorn Festival – this festival celebrates all things popcorn and includes food, crafts, vendors, a car show, entertainment and a children’s area!
 
10:00 AM – Celebrate Grandparents Day at A&R Workshop Grove City – kids can make a custom gift for grandparents day!  Walk in anytime between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. $10 each.
 
10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Corny Playland Adventure at Young’s Jersey Dairy – it was too rainy this spring for a good corn crop so the corn maze has been turned into a playland adventure! There will be a bale maze, hula hoop toss, bale art, human hamster wheels, pumpkin bowling and more! $4/person includes a wage ride!
11:00 AM – Honeycrisp U-Pick at The Orchard and Company – pick Honeycrisp apples while supplies last. $25/peck, $35/half bushel.
 
11:00 AM – Festival For Good in Franklinton – celebrate social enterprise with live entertainment, food and beverages and vendors and businesses who are doing good and giving back. This is a free, family-friendly festival. 
 
12:00 PM – Grand Opening at Musicologie Lewis Center – celebrate the grand opening of the newest Musicologie location. There will be free food, games, face painting, raffles, entertainment from the Shazzbots! There will be a Kids Party and Adult Happy Hour!
 
12:00 PM – Columbus Oktoberfest 2019 at the Ohio Expo Center – this event includes live music and dance, food, bier, crafts and more! This is a free event. 
12:00 PM – Macedonian Festival at Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral of The Dormition of The Virgin Mary – this festival takes place all weekend and features traditional music and dancing, ethnic food, tours of the cathedral and a games and play area for kids. 
 
2:00 PM – Apple Cidering at Sycamore Plaza Library – Bring the Farm to You will be on site to teach you how to make apple cider! Learn to make cider and sample what you make! Register online.
 
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.
 
5:00 PM – Going on a Bigfoot Hunt! at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – look for clues for Bigfoot in Battelle Darby Metro Park! All ages.
 
6:00 PM – Hilltop Art Hop at Westgate Business Works – meet featured artists, enjoy live music, snacks and more at local businesses in the Hilltop.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Newest Kids’ Resale Event In Town-JBF Northwest Columbus at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – shop this local consignment sale for kids and baby clothing, maternity items, baby gear, toys and more!
 
9:00 AM – Powell Street Market on Liberty Street – shop over 75 craftsman, artists, vendors and more! 
 
10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres (Crosswoods and Pickerington) – each weekend throughout September you can see a classic Disney movie for $6. There are 4 show times each day (click the link for details). This weekend’s movie is Moana.
 
10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Corny Playland Adventure at Young’s Jersey Dairy – it was too rainy this spring for a good corn crop so the corn maze has been turned into a playland adventure! There will be a bale maze, hula hoop toss, bale art, human hamster wheels, pumpkin bowling and more! $4/person includes a wage ride!
11:00 AM – 4th Annual Inclusive Event at Prairie Oaks Metro Park – this is a free event for kids of all ability levels! There will be the opportunity to kayak with trained instructors from the American Kayaking Association plus other outdoor activities! 
 
11:00 AM – Beavercreek Popcorn Festival – this festival celebrates all things popcorn and includes food, crafts, vendors, a car show, entertainment and a children’s area!
 
12:00 PM – Macedonian Festival at Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral of The Dormition of The Virgin Mary – this festival takes place all weekend and features traditional music and dancing, ethnic food, tours of the cathedral and a games and play area for kids. 
 
12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – visit the Ohio Wildlife Center and its inhabitants! An animal enrichment activity will take place at 1:00 PM. $5/person. Kids 5 and under are free.
12:00 PM – Columbus Oktoberfest 2019 at the Ohio Expo Center – this event includes live music and dance, food, bier, crafts and more! This is a free event. 
 
12:00 PM – 2019 Merion Village Festival at Moeler Park – this free festival features artists, crafters, local businesses, food trucks, live music, activities for kids and more!
 
12:00 PM – Food Trucks in the Park 2019 at Selby Park – enjoy food from a local food truck and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Asia’s Hope, an organization that provides care for orphaned children at risk of exploitation in Cambodia, Thailand and India.
 
2:00 PM – Migrating Monarchs at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn about monarchs and their migration to Mexico! Takes place in the Nature Center.
 
2:00 PM – Columbus Zoo at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit with animal ambassadors from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Included with admission or membership.
3:00 PM – Back to School Open House at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – take part in various activities exploring flavors from sweet to umami! This is a free event where you can come and go to learn about Young Chef’s Academy.
 
6:00 PM – Bucks and Buckeyes at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – all ages are welcome to take a 2 mile walk to look for Buckeye Trees!
 

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