What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, October 9-11, 2020

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Looking for something to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these 14 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. 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. 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 Creature from the Black Lagoon and there are two times: 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM. You must get your tickets in advance.

5. 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.

6. Mini Fall Festival at Franklinton Farms

On Saturday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM come to Franklinton Farms for pumpkin painting, fresh produce, live music and free pizza! Check out their Learning Garden! Masks are required.

7. 9th Annual Chalk the Block Easton Town Center

On Saturday, chalk artists will be creating original designs on the streets of Easton. There will also be live music from local bands. On Sunday, you can head to Easton to see the finished works of art!

8. Free Kid Project w/Adult Registration at AR Workshop Grove City

On Saturday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, for each adult who registers for a project of $65.50 or more, you can bring a child to create their own free project.

9. Fall Pumpkin Fest 2020 at Alder Farm

On Saturday from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM this festival has free admission! Pick a pumpkin starting at $2. There will be pony rides, cider pressing and more!

10. Black Art in the Park at Goodale Park

Celebrate Black art and artists in Goodale Park on Saturday from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Donations are accepted online. The event is free to attend, ticketing is for attendance estimation.

11. CCC Fall Festival 2020 at Christian Community Church

This annual fall festival on Saturday from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM includes food trucks, a trunk-or-treat, prizes, inflatables, games, s’mores, photo booth and more!

12. 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. Saturday night’s concert is by Jamie Said So and it starts at 5:00 PM! Tickets are $10/vehicle.

13. Fall Fun Fest at Living Word Lutheran Church

This free festival takes place on Saturday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and includes a face painter, photo booth, free pumpkins, bounce houses, games, food trucks and free Kona Ice!

14. Old Worthington Oktoberfest in Worthington Historic District

Worthington Oktoberfest takes place on Sunday from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM and includes live music, games and entertainment throughout the shops and restaurants of Old Worthington.

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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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