Things To Do In Central Ohio – October 2019

Fall is in the air! And so are hayrides, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and Halloween events in October!

Leeds Farm
When: Saturdays & Sundays through October 27, 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 27, 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!

Boo at the Zoo
When: October 11-13, October 18-20, and October 25-27
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, hayrides, and so much more!

HighBall Halloween
When: October 11-12
Where: East Goodale & High Street, from Goodale to Nationwide Boulevard
HighBall Halloween is the nation’s most elaborate costume party – and it is right here in Columbus!

All Hallows Eve
When: October 12 & 19, 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!

Paws in the Park
When: October 13, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: McCord Park, 333 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, OH 43085
Bring your four-legged friend for an afternoon of furry fun!

Circleville Pumpkin Show
When: October 16-19
Where: Downtown Circleville (US23, approximately 25 miles south of Columbus)
Pumpkin everything! Parades, food, entertainment, craft demonstrations, pumpkin pie eating contests, and so much more!

Haunted Statehouse Tours
When: October 18-19 and October 25-26
Where: The Ohio Statehouse, Map Room, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus
Historical tour is spooky, but appropriate for all members on the family. Tours depart every half hour between 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Columbus Marathon
When: October 20 at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Downtown Columbus
Celebrating 40 years! Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the title beneficiary for the Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon. Run or walk knowing YOU are helping each patient.

Westerville Pumpkin Glow
When: October 23-27
Where: Everal Barn and Homestead, 60 N Cleveland Avenue, Westerville
New community event! Walk through a display of thousands of decorated jack-o-lanterns!

Halloween Spooktacular
When: October 24, 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!

Candy by the Carload
When: October 26, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: City of Powell Municipal Building Parking Lot, 47 Hall Street, Powell 43065
Local businesses and organizations set up booths and car trunks filled with candy, toys, and other Halloween goodies.

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!
Highbanks Metropark
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!

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