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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