What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, October 1-3, 2021

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

Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!

1. Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Farms

Every weekend in October, local farms offer pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes and many more fun fall activities! There are too many to list here so click the link above for a complete list of fall festivals happening this weekend!

2. Corn Mazes Around Columbus

Looking for a corn maze to get lost in this weekend? Click the link above for a list of local Corn Mazes!

3. Apple Picking Around Columbus

It’s apple picking season! Click the link above for a list of farms where you can pick your own apples this weekend!

4. Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Boo at the Zoo will take place for 5 weekends in October! Enjoy a trick or treat trail, rolling celebrations, special performances, Halloween decorations, giant pumpkin carving and more! Hours are 10:00 AM – close each Friday through Sunday in October.

Related: Over 100 Fun Things to do in Columbus, Ohio

5. Friday Nights Uptown in Marysville

Enjoy live music, food and family-friendly fun in Uptown Marysville this Friday night from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

6. Drive-In Movie at Radiant Life Church

Enjoy a drive in movie featuring Luca! Bring lawn chairs or blankets! Parking opens at 7:00 PM and movie begins at 7:30 PM on Friday.

7. Seasonal Krafts on Saturday at North Market Bridge Park

Make Friendly Funky Yarn Monsters and enjoy Monster Bingo-n-Match! You must reserve your time in advance. Times are available from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Dublin, Ohio

8. Fall Family Fun Day at Groovy Plants Ranch

Head to Groovy Plants Ranch for live banjo picking, pumpkin decorating, kids games, coffee truck, carnival-style games and more! Bring a can of food or pet food to donate! This event takes place on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

9. Old Worthington Market Day

Worthington’s largest one day festival takes place on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and features more than 200 vendors selling hand-crafted goods, jewelry, artwork and more! There will be food vendors and informational booths, too! This event is free to attend.

10. Storytime: Squirrels at Blendon Woods Metro Park

On Saturday at 10:00 AM enjoy a story time with books, rhymes, music and more at Blendon Woods Metro Park. Perfect for ages 2-5. This program will be held outside on the Nature Center patio as weather allows.

11. Chalk the Block at Easton Town Center

Head to Easton on Saturday to see artists creating elaborate chalk drawings on the pavement and hear live music! On Sunday, come back to see the finished artwork!

Related: 5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants at Easton Town Center

12. Grab and Go Scavenger Hunt at Highbanks Metro Park

Pick up a nature scavenger hunt on Saturday between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM inside the Nature Center at Highbanks Metro Park to do now or later!

13. Kidpreneur Pop Up Shop at The Five Party & Event Center

Shop from local “kid”preneur vendors for things like cosmetics, candles, soaps and dog treats! Even takes place on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

14. Pumpkin Fest at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Pumpkin Fest Day is Saturday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and features balloon sculptures and face painting included in admission!

15. 5th Annual Fall Festival at HTH Farm Market

The annual fall festival includes carnival games, crafts, live music, food and more! Admission is free. Hours are Saturday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

16. All Hallows’ Eve at Ohio Village

Visit Ohio Village on Saturdays in October for All Hallows’ Eve! Preregistration is required! This event takes place on Saturdays from 5:30 – 9:30 PM an includes a 1890’s celebration with a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, pumpkin carving, crafts, games, special visitors and more!

17. Outdoor Fall Craft Market at BrewDog

This market takes place on Sunday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and includes shopping from local vendors!

18. PTFD Food Truck & Fire Prevention Festival

This event will feature food trucks, fire safety plans, touch-a-truck, tours of the fires house and more! This event takes place on Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 PM.

19. Fall Fest at Fancyburg Park

Upper Arlington celebrates fall with cider pressing, a petting zoo, corn pit, arts and crafts, live music, food and more! This event takes place on Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Upper Arlington

20. Family Fun Fest at Northwest Chapel

This is a free event that includes food trucks, snow cones, inflatables, face painting, pony rides an more! Hours are Sunday from 1:00 PM – 3:30 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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2 thoughts on “What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, October 1-3, 2021”

  1. Love your website and I have a recommendation: Warther Museum and gardens. If you’ve never been this little gem is worth exploring (the Smithsonian would love to get their hands on some of these train carvings) and make a great day trip: https://thewarthermuseum.com/collection It is also great for grand parents as there’s plenty of comfortable seating in each room and the tour is worth it.

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