Fall has officially arrived! Hayrides, apple picking, pumpkin carving, hiking, and Halloween events fill the days of October.
The Columbus Italian Festival
When: October 7-9
Where: North 4th Street and East Lincoln Street in Italian Village
This year’s 37th annual Columbus Italian Festival will have plenty of food, rides, and entertainment for everyone! Plus, a parade and high school marching band competition on Sunday!
All Hallows Eve
When: October 15 & 22, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Where: Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
Pumpkin carving, crafts, games, stories by the bonfire, and much more!
When: October 20, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Where: Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017
Lots of games, candy, and fun at this merry, not scary family fun event!
Boo at the Zoo
When: October 21-23 & 28-30, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065
Dress up and come enjoy treats, travel through a hay maze, learn magic from the Frogwortz spellbook, hay rides, and so much more!
Halloween Family Funday at North Market
When: October 30, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: 59 Spruce Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Plenty of crafts, activities, trick or treating, music, and more!
Fall Family Fun at Hilliard’s Station Park!
When: Every Sunday in October, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: Hilliard’s Station Park, 4021 Main Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
Music, crafts, face painting, food trucks, the Turtle Lady, and more activities for your family to enjoy!
When: Saturdays & Sundays through October 30, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander, OH 43061
Where can you find fall family fun in one place? Leeds Farm! Enjoy hayrides, farm animals, and barnyard activities!
The Orchard & Company
When: Saturdays & Sundays through October 30, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 7255 US Highway 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Fun all autumn long with wagon rides, large corn pit, zip lines, apple picking, fresh baked items, and much more!
Top 5 Fall Hikes
Fall scenery is absolutely beautiful, especially in Greater Columbus! Check out the parks below to experience the season to its fullest!
Slate Run Metropark
The Scioto River and Hayden Run Falls
The Scioto Mile and Scioto Audubon Metropark
Battelle Darby Creek Metropark
Note: The information here was correct at time of publishing, but weather and other issues can impact even the best laid plans. Call the venue directly or visit the links provided for up-to-date information before you make your plans!