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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 23-25, 2022

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!

1. Attend a Fall Festival at a Local Pumpkin Farm

Fall festivals are starting up at local pumpkin farms! Click the link above for a complete list of pumpkin farms and fall festivals in Central Ohio!

2. Find Your Way Through a Local Corn Maze

There are some super fun corn maze designs at local farms this year! Click the link above for a list of corn mazes around Columbus and Central Ohio!

3. Go Apple Picking at a Local Orchard

It’s apple picking season! Click the link above for list of local orchards where you can pick your own apples!

4. Scioto Fest At Scioto Audubon Metro Park

Paddling, music, climbing and more will all be here at Scioto Fest 2022! Visit Scioto Audubon Metro Park on both Friday September 23rd and Saturday September 24th for all of the fun! See link for details on line up of events!

5. Saint Mary German Village Fall Festival

This Friday September 23rd starting at 6pm visit Saint Mary Catholic Church in German Village for an evening of live music, vendors, food trucks and more! There will also be plenty of fall themed treats!

6. Annual Fly-In And Car Show At Zanesville Municipal Airport 

Saturday September 24th at 8am visit the Zanesville Municipal Airport for a morning of food, fun and all of your favorite vehicles to experience on display and enjoy. Helicopter and airplane rides will also be available during the day.

Related: Visiting OSU Airport and Jack and Benny’s Barnstormer Diner

7. Family Fun Days At Dublin Market

Saturday September 24th starting at 9am visit the Dublin Market for Family Fun Days! This event features all of your favorite vendors with the addition of some games, snacks, photo opps and more for the kids!

8. Fallapalooza At Hoover Gardens And Gift Center In Westerville

Saturday September 24th and Sunday September 25th starting at 10am visit Hoover Gardens and Gift Center for a morning filled with pumpkins, a haunted maze, fall themed activities, food truck and more!

Related: Family-Friendly Halloween Events Around Columbus

9. Salamander Search At Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Saturday September 24th at 10am visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park for a morning of looking for sneaky salamanders. Join a naturalist as you take a short hike to search for these creatures.

10. Applefest at Lawrence Orchards

Head to Lawrence Orchards for Applefest on Saturday from 10am – 5pm. There will be hayrides, music, pony rides and more. Cost is $5.

11. Hello Kitty Cafe Truck At Easton

Calling all Hello Kitty fans! The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be at Easton on Saturday September 24th starting at 10am. Pick up some cute treats and exclusive merchandise at this exclusive stop in Columbus.

12. Storytime With Illustrator Merrill Rainey At Cover To Cover Bookstore

Saturday September 24th at 10am visit Cover To Cover Bookstore to join illustrator Merrill Rainey for an interactive story hour featuring his latest book Oink! I’m A Farm Animal.

13. Flannel Fest at The Pickwick Place

This festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10:00am and includes lots of fall fun like a corn maze, pumpkin sling shot, tractor pull, wagon rides, apple picking, local vendors and more! The event is free but timed tickets are available online.

14. Whiz Bang Science Show: Solids, Liquids And Gases At Tremont Library

This Saturday September 24th at 2pm visit Tremont Road Library for an afternoon of science and learning! This event will feature scientist Dr. Dave as he brings science to life!

15. The Grandview Hop-September 2022

Saturday September 24th starting at 5pm visit Grandview Avenue for The Grandview Hop-September 2022. This event features local music, art, food, vendors, activities for kids of all ages and more! There’s something for everyone at this family friendly event.

16. Campfire At Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Saturday September 24th at 6pm visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park for an evening of gathering around the campfire to learn about the science of fire and the settlers that called Darby their home.

17. Columbus Walk To End Alzheimer’s At Columbus Commons

This Sunday September 25th at Noon visit the Columbus Commons to walk to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s. See link for details on registration and creating a team to support this important cause.

18. 2022 Dublin Pet Fair At Coffman Park 

Sunday September 25th at Noon visit Coffman Park in Dublin to see the Ohio Flying K9’s do their performance, visit vendors, shop for your four-legged friend and more!

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Dublin, Ohio

19. Sunday Funday: Oktoberfest In Historic Worthington

Sunday September 25th at Noon visit downtown historic Worthington for games, food, live music, fun and entertainment. Head out to celebrate all things Oktoberfest!

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Worthington

20. STEM@The Park With The Works At Infirmary Mound Park

Sunday September 25th at 1pm visit Infirmary Mound Park as The Works will be there for all to enjoy science and exploration for the whole family! See link for registration in advance.

Related: 9 Fun Things to do in and around Newark, Ohio

21. Help Our Furry Friends! Pet Food/Toy Drive with Seeds of Caring

Dogs and cats provide much-needed comfort and companionship to lonely seniors in our community. Through 10/16, kids can make pet toys and collect pet food for homebound seniors and pets served by LifeCare Alliance—or start a donation drive with your scout troop, sports team, youth group, or neighborhood! Kids will gain compassion for animals and seniors with an empathy-building exercise, then put helping hands to work. This Seeds of Caring project can be done at home, school, or wherever you are! 

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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!*