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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, October 2-4, 2020

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Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Try out one of these 13 kid-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas for Fall make sure to check out:

1. Pumpkin Picking and Fall Festivals

Fall festivals around Central Ohio are beginning and many of them include pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, outdoor activities, food and all kinds of fall-themed fun! Click the link for a complete list of fall festivals and pumpkin farms to choose your fun this weekend!

2. Harvest Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory

Through November 1, 2020, Franklin Park Conservatory will be decked out with fall foliage, pumpkins, mums, gourds and more in the outdoor gardens! The Pumpkin House will be on display! This is included in regular admission or membership. While you’re there make sure to see the outdoor Garden Railway!

3. Go Apple Picking

Going apple picking is a classic fall activity in Central Ohio! Even if you live in the city of Columbus, a u-pick apple farm is less than an hour away and most of them have picking times available on the weekends!

4. The Pumpkin Walk 2020 – Heroes & Villains in Bellefontaine

Complete a scavenger hunt around downtown Bellefontaine! There will be festive displays, food trucks and DORA! Come in costume for this free event!

5. Sleepy Hollow Drive-In at Ohio History Center

Each Friday night in October you can watch a “spooktacular” movie at this drive-in experience at Ohio History Center! There will also be drive-thru scenes from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This weekend’s movie is Ghostbusters and there are two times: 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM. You must get your tickets in advance.

6. Rhea Lana’s of North Columbus 2020 Fall/Winter Sale

Shop for gently used kids clothing, toys and accessories. Shopping is free beginning October 2 at 2:00 PM or you can purchase a ticket to get in early!

7. Johnstown Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up at Hartford Fairgrounds

Shop this pop up sale of kids clothing, toys and accessories! You can make an appointment for entry or shop standby.

8. Saturday Studio Art Canvas // Fox in the Meadow at Art with Anna

Saturday Studio has a different theme each week. Drop in for $20/student or sign up for a package deal.

9. 40th Annual Fall Festival at Oakland Nurseries

The Annual Fall Festival takes place at all Garden Centers and include entertainment, food, concessions and activities! Activities vary by location so check the link for all the details. The Fall Festival Days go on from October 1-18, 2020.

10. Hilliard Kid’sFest Drive Thru Event at Franklin County Fairgrounds

This drive-through event includes free treats, a balloon artist, entertainment, a flying pancake breakfast, pony rides and more! Some activities have a cost.

11. Kindermusik FREE Demo Class

Check out a free demo class featuring, instruments, story time, singing, dancing and more! Ages 6 mo – 4 years plus caregivers! 

12. Patches of Light’s Drive-thru Pumpkin Patch

Take part in a Drive Thru Pumpkin Patch benefiting Patches of Light in Hilliard. Pumpkins are $2 or $3. 

13. Firefighter Memorial Sunday Open House

Visit the museum to see their new display about the history of Firefighter Memorial Sunday. 

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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. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 25-27, 2020

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Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Try out one of these 10 family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas for Fall make sure to check out:

1. Fourteen Twenty Nine at Land Grant Brewing

Get your brownie and baked good fix at Land Grant Brewing on Friday night from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Way back at the beginning, Amanda invited me to her house to learn about her mission and taste her brownies. I’ve been a big fan ever since!

2. FREE Dinner Skate at Skate Zone 71

On Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Family Skate features admission, skate rental, 1 slice of cheese pizza and 1 small drink for $10.

3. 2020 Water Circus Show at Colony Square Mall

If you’re looking for an interesting road trip this weekend, this event takes place in Zanesville. I don’t know much about it but an Italian Water Circus sounds very intriguing! There are several performances this weekend.

4. Gahanna Fall Drive-In Series

The Gahanna Fall Drive-In Series features movies and performances outside in Sunpoint Park! Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Friday night’s movie is Back to the Future and it starts at 7:45! Tickets are $10/vehicle.

5. Pumpkin Picking and Fall Festivals

Fall festivals around Central Ohio are beginning and many of them include pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, outdoor activities, food and all kinds of fall-themed fun! Click the link for a complete list of fall festivals and pumpkin farms to choose your fun this weekend!

6. Harvest Saturdays at Lawrence Orchards

Pick your own apples, enjoy the Story Stroll, food tucks and other orchard activities! Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

7. Harvest Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory

Beginning this Saturday through November 1, 2020, Franklin Park Conservatory will be decked out with fall foliage, pumpkins, mums, gourds and more in the outdoor gardens! The Pumpkin House will be on display! This is included in regular admission or membership.

8. $5 Pony Rides at Kuhlwein’s Farm in Hilliard

Horse-N-Round Fun will be offering $5 pony rides on Saturdays and Sundays at Kuhlwein’s Farm Market beginning at 12:00 PM. Kuhlwein’s will be offering their fall activities like pumpkin picking, hayrides, petting zoo and more!

9. Sharp Farms Night Maze

Beginning this Saturday night and each Saturday night in October, the Sharp Farms Corn Maze will be open from 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM for those who want to try out the corn maze in the dark! This year’s maze has a women’s suffrage theme!

10. Princesses in the Park Series: Rapunzel & The Mermaid in Scioto Park

Join Rapunzel and the Mermaid in the park on Sunday from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for singing, dancing, princess lessons, a treasure chest an more! $20/child. Adults are free. Get your tickets online.

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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. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 18-20, 2020

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Looking for something to do this Weekend? Try out one of these 10 family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas for Fall make sure to check out:

1. Ohio Open Doors

From September 11-20, 2020 you can visit Ohio’s historic buildings and landmarks virtually. There will be special virtual events, virtual content to view at any time, and walking, hiking and driving tours!

2. Daniel Tiger’s Be My Neighbor Day

This is a free online event on Friday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM featuring Daniel Tiger and other family-friendly virtual activities! You can also make a donation to the Moms2B to help provide baby items for local, new moms.

3. Free Dinner Skate at Skate Zone 71

On Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Family Skate features admission, skate rental, 1 slice of cheese pizza and 1 small drink for $10.

4. North Market Night Market

The Night Market is an outdoor market taking place Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, featuring locally grown and handmade products, live music and extended hours inside the market.

5. Screen on the Green: Edward Scissorhands at Goodale Park

Watch a free movie under the stars in Goodale Park. The field will be marked with socially distanced intervals for seating. Masks are required when not seated. Food will be available for purchase as well as free popcorn. The event starts at 6:30 PM on Friday.

6. Harvest Saturdays at Lawrence Orchards

Pick your own apples, enjoy the Story Stroll, food tucks and other orchard activities! Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

7. End Poverty+ Car Show at Quest Vineyard Church

This event will provide an opportunity to give back with a food drive, and proceeds from the raffles and tournaments will benefit local organizations working to lift people out of poverty. There will be a car show, sand volleyball tournament, corn hole challenge, and more! RSVP online. This event takes place on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 

8. Pick Your Own Pumpkin at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Pick your own pumpkins every day from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM beginning this Saturday at 11:00! Take a wagon ride to the patch or buy one of the pre picked pumpkins near the Dairy Store. Also for sale: gourds, Indian Corn and small pumpkins for $3 or less! The cost of $6/pumpkin (or 3/$15) includes the hay ride.

9. Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley Farm

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, admission for the day offers access to hay rides, mini golf, swimming, paddle boating, and pony rides! Trail rides are available at an additional cost. Visit animals and more! Tickets are available in advance and at the door.

10. German Village Makers Market

This outdoor market in German Village features artists, growers, bakers, food trucks, crafts and more! This event is free and dog and kid friendly! It takes place Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

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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. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*


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