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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, October 30-November 1, 2020

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? 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. 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. Attend a Halloween Event

Click the link for a list of Halloween Events and Trick or Treat times around Columbus and the suburbs! There is something fun for every day or night of the week! Several events are happening this weekend that are not included on this list so click the link for more ideas!

3. Westerville Pumpkin Glow

Get your tickets for this drive-thru Pumpkin Glow in Westerville! The event is happening October 21-25 and October 28-November 1 at Everal Barn from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. There will be thousands of carved pumpkins to drive through! (Be prepared for a long wait in line!)

4. Monsters and Mochas at Community Grounds: Coffee & Meeting House

Visit the Monsters in the abandoned Meeting House on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM! There will be a hands-free tour, family-friendly activities and you will get a bag of fun activities to do at home! Appropriate for all ages. Get your tickets in advance.

5. Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Boo at The Zoo is a not-scary Halloween event where kids can dress up and collect candy at 13 treat stations around the zoo! There will be a Jack-O-Lantern Journey Seek and Find, musical, rolling celebrations, a self-guided tour at Frogwortz Academy and more! This event is included in membership or admission and takes place Fridays from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Sundays from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. All visits require a timed ticket purchased in advance! Members will need to have tickets before 5:00 PM.

6. Spooktacular Halloween Drive-Thru with Crew SC

Come dressed in costume and trick-or-treat drive through style! Bring a winter hat or gloves to donate to the Boys an Girls Club of Central Ohio! Trick-or-treaters will receive bags filled with candy and treats plus other goodies as they drive through! No registration is required. This event takes place Friday night from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

7. 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 Hocus Pocus and there are two times: 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM. You must get your tickets in advance. 

8. Trick or treat! at Saint Mary Farmers Market

Come in costume to the farmer’s market to get a Halloween Goodie Bag (while they last)! The Market runs from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday.

9. Halloween Family Fun! at at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus 

This event on Saturday at 12:00 PM includes Open Play, prepackaged snacks and a goodie bag for kids! Register in advance and come in costume! 

10. The Great Pumpkin Smash – COVID Style at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

On Sunday beginning at 12:00 PM there will be The Great Pumpkin Smash Contest! There will be 10 winners who will receive prizes including Visa Gift Cards! Everyone who enters with their pre-purchased ticket will be entered. 


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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!*