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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, October 29-31, 2021

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. Halloween Events in Columbus

There are a ton of kid-friendly Halloween events going on this weekend all around Columbus! Click the link above to see them all! I did not duplicate the information for this blog post, so you need to click on the Halloween Events link in order to see them all!

2. Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns will be lit throughout the grounds of Franklin Park Conservatory. There will also be larger than life spiders and two pumpkin houses! This event takes place from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM on select dates. This week’s dates are October 27-31.

3. 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!

Read more: Halloween Events and Trick or Treat Times Around Columbus

4. 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!

5. 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!

6. Send Holiday Cheer to Active Military with Seeds of Caring

KIDS: grab your art supplies and joyful hearts and help us send a little holiday cheer to our active military overseas! Seeds of Caring is teaming up with Operation Evergreen to deliver your well wishes to our BRAVE military men and women who are serving during this holiday season. We encourage you to embrace gratitude and create as many cards as you like through November 14. 

7. Ex-STRAW-dinary Scarecrows at The Dawes Arboretum

Head to The Dawes Arboretum to see dozens of scarecrows throughout the Parkwoods Trial! The scarecrows will be on display from October 16-31 and you can vote for your favorite!

8. Mommy and Me Pumpkin Workout & Playdate in Fancyburg Park

Come in costume and bring a pumpkin for a special work out on Friday at 9:30 AM! Afterwards kids can decorate their pumpkin! The playdate is free to attend. Your first workout with FIT4MOM is always free.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Upper Arlington

9. 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 Fridays 5:00 PM – 9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM – close each weekend in October.

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

10. Fall Carnival at Grace Bible Church

This carnival on Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM includes games, carnival food and fun for all ages.

11. Saturday Workout + Costume Parade at Reed Road Fire Station

Come in costume for a Saturday workout at 9:30 AM. Register online.

12. Back to the Greenhouse! at Groovy Plants Ranch

This special event will include a rare plant release at 9:30 AM on Saturday and from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM The Time Machine DeLorean will be on site for pictures! The day at Groovy Plants Ranch will also include live bluegrass music, a coffee truck and a costume contest.

13. 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!

14. Trick or Treat, Costume Contest, and Market Day at Lehners Pumpkin Farm

Rescheduled from last weekend: Enjoy trick-or-treat and a costume contest with cash prizes on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

15. Halloween Events in Columbus

Just a reminder if you’re looking for Halloween events, click the link above to see an extensive listing of events by day of the month plus trick-or-treat times for this weekend!

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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!*