Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…10/11-10/12

I love all that Fall has to offer!  This weekend is great for all the feels.  What will you choose? 

🎃Chillicothe Halloween Festival 2019 @ Yoctangee Park

Oct 11 at 11 AM – Oct 13 at 5 PM

N Paint St, Chillicothe

The 3rd Annual Halloween Festival. This year’s festival will feature a Haunted House, expanded Kids Area with inflatables, water rollers, paddle boats, enclosed laser tag arena, and games. A wide variety of vendors, all of your favorite festival foods/concessions, and local/regional bands. There will also be a Pumpkin Carving Contest, a Costume Contest, and the popular Coffin Races (soapbox derby style). 

Bands performing this year include: Six to Noon, Felony4, Far From Angels, Ben True & the Basement Collective, Good n Stout, Dylan Stulley, Dallas Band, and CT Junction. 

Celebrity guests include Corey McCauley (SFX Artist: The Bye Bye Man, Fear Clinic, Myth, Fighting the Sky) along with Jeremy Ambler (actor: The Walking Dead and The Haunting of Hill House). There’s plenty of fun for everyone!

🍕Columbus Italian Festival


168 E Lincoln St, Columbus

Extraordinary days of Italian Culture, Italian Foods, American and Italian Music, Exciting events for children.  BOCCE Tournament!  Engage in all the activities the festival offers.  The Cultural tent with cooking and language demonstrations.  Partake in Folk dancing with THE SAN GIOVANNI DANCERS and Band.  Meander the memories of the past forty years in our Anniversary Tent.      AND THE PIZZA!  Handmade pizza. meatballs, soups, sweets, pastas… Its ALL here at your Columbus Italian Festival.

🤖Fab Lab Friday: Electronics and Robotics @ Northwest Library

10/11, 3-5 PM

2280 Hard Rd. Columbus

This fall, drop in and explore the library’s tinker equipment during fun, themed sessions! Library staff will be available to answer questions.

Electronics and Robotics: There will be robots, circuit-making toys and paper circuits supplies to try. Note: The library’s 3-D printer will also be available. Please limit print jobs to under one hour.

🏮For Families: Lantern Stroll @ Highbanks

10/11, 6:30-7:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Carry lanterns to light the way on a 1-mile hike on the Dripping Rock trail. Ages 5 and older. Meet at Nature Center. Limited amount of lanterns provided: Not every family will be provided with a lantern based on crowd size. Dripping rock trail is gravel and hilly, may not be accessible for strollers. 

👻Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy


6880 Springfield Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs

Things are going to get a little scary around Young’s this fall! Our Haunted Wagon Ride and Scary Stories are designed for families with children. It will be scary!

A responsible adult must accompany all children under age 11. This is a family fun activity that will help get you into the proper Halloween spirit!

PARENTS: We have designed this ride for families with children. We don’t touch, grab, or chase anyone, but we do try to make it scary and fun. The ride goes into a very dark cornfield where our ‘monsters and goblins’ live. There will be chainsaws (without the chains!), boo’s and other scary things going on.

After arriving at the farm, purchase your tickets at Cowvin’s Corn Bin, (located between the restaurant and the barn).

You then go to our Storytelling Theatre, where professional storytellers will haunt you with tales of ghosts & goblins and scary things that go bump in the night!

Then you board our wagon for a fearsome trip to our haunted cornfield,

where who knows what will greet you!

The charge is $13 for adults and children ages 5 and older. Ages four and under are $5.

We run the Haunted Wagon Rides on Friday and Saturday Nights, from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM(weather permitting) starting the first weekend in October.

🚒Fire Station Stroller Strides on Saturday! @Jefferson Township Fire Department

10/12, 9-10 AM

6767 Havens Corners Rd, Blacklick

A chances to workout with our local heroes!

October 6-12is National Fire Prevention Week!

Workout with Fireman!  Stay after class for a special ‘Our Village’ Touch a truck!

🍎Healthy Community Day @ The Ohio State University Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute

10/12, 9 AM-2 PM

2835 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus

Get free health screenings* and consultations by experts from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and health expertise from more than 50 organizations at this year’s Healthy Community Day.

Screenings and evaluations offered include:

• Height, weight and body mass index

• Blood pressure

• Food and nutrition

• Foot care

• Functional movement

• General health

• Hearing

• Medication review

• Vision

• Smoking cessation

• Sports physicals

• Stroke awareness

After your screenings, you will have a free general consultation with a member of our care team. *Screenings are subject to change.

Registration for screenings occurs on-site and ends at 1pm.

Enjoy Free:

• Parking

• Food and cooking demonstrations

• Fitness demonstrations

• Family entertainment

• Flu vaccinations

• Giveaways and raffles

• Narcan training

• Hats and Gloves

• Child and Family Portraits

More info:

#OSUWexMedis committed to improving health in central Ohio. That’s why Ohio State doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals from across the university are uniting for Healthy Community Day, to deliver free health screenings and services to you!

✌🏻Yellow SpringsStreet Fair October 2019


101 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs

Join us for a day of small town hoopla! 250+ craft and food vendors, two stages of music, street performers, a beer garden, and tons of fun! 

Music lineups for both stages are as follows. 

Sound at both stages brought to you by Production Solutions, Inc

Music lineups for October 12, 2019:

Soin Stage: 

9:00 AM: Anna P.S.

10:00 AM: Jake Riley and Friends

11:00 AM: Marianne Kesler

12:00 PM: Egyptian Breeze

1:00 PM: The Nautical Theme

2:00 PM: Egyptian Breeze

3:00 PM: Will C.

4:00 PM: Les Groby

Beer Garden & Music Fest:

12:00 PM: Black Mountain Throwdown

1:00 PM: Gingerbeard Man

2:00 PM: Kyle Eldridge

3:00 PM: The Fifth House

4:00 PM:  Jojo Stella

5:00 PM: Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold

6:00 PM: Mojo Power

This is a PET FREE EVENT, by Village Ordinance. Those who bring pets will be asked to leave. 

Service animals that perform tasks to help with a disability are, of course, allowed. 

More info on our website:

Ample paid parking that supports local non-profits is available. On-street parking is available, but at a premium. Please be sure to park legally and not block any driveways. Don’t forget that you can Bike to Yellow SpringsStreet Fair and use our free Bike Valet, or park for free at Young’s Jersey Dairyor Yellow SpringsHigh School and take a free shuttle to the event! Shuttles run 9a-7p. 

Want a free beer (or two non-alcoholic drinks, if that’s not your thing), a free tshirt, and to give back to your community? Consider volunteering for the Yellow Springs Street Fair! Shifts are short, fun, and flexible. For more info please contact

🎃‘s 2019 Olentangy TreatFest! 

10/12, 10 AM-2 PM

Orangepoint Dr, Lewis Center

Sat. 10/12:’s TreatFest!is a FREE Fall Fun Celebration / Family Trick-or-Treat Crawl at SuperKick ColumbusLazer Kraze ColumbusSky Zone Columbus!! 🎃🍁Over 60 treat stations!! 👻Details & registration for the’s 2019 TreatFest Trot Candy Run / Walkis at

Take a tantalizing Trick-or-Treat tour through three terrific tracts of turf in one tremendous territory!

Saturday, October 12th• 10am-2pm

Presented by Everdry Waterproofing of Columbus

Benefits: People In Need, Inc.

♦ MORE DETAILS -and- REGISTER for the TreatFest Trot at online at this link for $10/runner until Friday, Oct. 11th at 2pm. Day-of-Race registration is available starting at 9amat SuperKick for $12/runner)

• FREE Family Festival with FREE Parking!


• Treat Village – trick or treat at every booth in 3 locations – over 60 treat stations!!

• TreatFest Trot Candy Run / Walk

• Costume Contests throughout the day with prizes!

• 1st 100 through the door at 10amget a FREE game of Laser Tag at Lazer Kraze!!!

• Petting Zoo & $5 PONY RIDES with Horse -N- Round Fun

• Special BOGO (Double sessions per guest) Lazer Tag or Bounce sessions from Lazer Kraze Columbus, 10-2 only

• Special BOGO 60 min Jump sessions from Sky Zone Columbus, 10-2 only

• Video game fun with Mr. Game Room, The Best  Mobile Video Game Party in Columbus  614-918-3000

• Scavenger Hunt

• Character appearances from Paulettes Princess Parties 

• Free Face Painter and Balloon Artist from Jo Jos Jingles

• Food Trucks

• Shopping, Entertainment, & Activities!

😻Hello Kitty Cafe Truck East – Columbus Appearance @ Easton Town Center

10/12, 10 AM-8 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

Hello Columbus! The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is returning to Easton Town Center on Saturday 10/12! Come say hello to us in Town Square across from Restoration Hardware between 10am-8pmand pick up some super cute treats & merch, while supplies last! See you there!

🖌Art & Craft Market at Canal Market District

10/12, 10 AM-3 PM

25 E Canal St, Newark

Join Woodland Herbal Apothecary, along with other artists and crafters on October 12that the Canal Market District’s 2019 Fall Art & Craft Market! Rain or shine we will gather under the pavilion to celebrate local artists, crafters and more.

🚒Sunny 95 Touch-A-Truck at Easterseals

10/12 11 AM-1 PMand 10/13 12-4

3830 Trueman Ct, Hilliard

Load up the kids and head out Saturday, October 12thto our FINAL Touch-A-Truck of the year!! This time we’re celebrating 100 years of Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohioand we’ll be at their location in the Mill Run Area of Hilliard. 

This FREE event lets kids get behind the wheel of all of their favorite trucks including earth movers, first responder vehicles, military trucks, and more! Plus our very own Custom Air Sunny 95 Treat Truck presented by Lazer Krazewill be there filled with delicious treats from Dairy Queenjust for you. It’s 11am-1pm Saturday, October 12th! See you at Easterseals on Trueman Court in Hilliard.

🍂Oakland Nursery Fall Festival

10/12 and 10/13, 12-4 PM

Visit any of our four Garden Centers and celebrate the arrival of fall with specials, games, events, treats, and more!

Columbus Store: Sales, door prizes, special guests & events, and all-you-can-carry pumpkins! Events include: Woody’s Barnyard Racers (consisting of various animal racers), musical entertainment with the Paul Clark Party Band, tractor pulled hay rides, pony rides, kids’ games, special guests, Oakland’s Whimsical Fall Forest, superhero visits, storytelling, s’more making station, concessions, pumpkin & face painting, PLUS…

PLUS…Saturday, October 19ththere is a Trick or Treat Trail with Children’s Costume Contest!

Delaware Store:  Sales, door prizes, special guests & events, and all-you-can-carry pumpkins!  Events include: haunted village, balloon art, caricature artist, music, farm petting zoo, face painting, reptile petting zoo (Saffire Dragons), mechanical spider, axe throwing, and food truck concessions.

New Albany Store: Sales, door prizes, special guests & events, and all-you-can-carry pumpkins! Events include: food truck concessions (Tortilla Truck on Saturday while Schmidt’s Sausage on Sunday), 103.9 Radio appearance with Andersen Windows, musical entertainment, face painting, petting zoo/pony rides, pancake breakfast, kids’ fishing derby, tractor pulled hay rides, and kids’/family entertainment (that includes a giant slide, balloon artist, bounce house, mechanical bull, obstacle course, & Hamster Balls for adults).

🌖Harvest Moon Festival @ Infirmary Mound

10/12, 12-4 PM

4309 Lancaster Rd, Granville

Join us for our 7th Annual Harvest Moon Festival. Bring your family to experience what life was like back in the 1840’s and celebrate fall with us. The Harvest Moon Festival will feature:

Harvest Moon Rendezvous Historical Re-enactment

 Pumpkin Painting


Horse Drawn Carriage Rides


Face Painting

Touch a Tractor


& More

👍🏻KindFest 2019 @Ill Mannered Brewing Company

10/12, 12-4 PM

38 Grace Dr, Powell, Ohio 43065

The idea for KindFest happened when Jason Tharp, a children’s author, illustrator, inspirational speaker, and founder of Dreams Live Here wanted to create an event for kids and their parents to not only celebrate kindness but put it into action.

KindFest began in 2018 at Ill Mannered Brewing Co. in Powell, Ohio with the goal of buying Thanksgiving dinner for those going through a rough patch. We were fortunate to raise more than enough to help out the needy not just for Thanksgiving but also Christmas. This year, we are excited to team up with See Kids Dream to help empower the next generation to put kindness in action!

👩🏻Kids Knit @ Westerville Library

10/12, 1:30-2:30

Learn how to knit from the best kid experts in town! The “Old Grannies Knitting Club” will be here for a hour to give one-on-one lessons on how to make awesome yarn creations.

Age Group: 8-11 years, 11-14 years

🐴Read with the Horses @ Stockhands Horses For Healing

10/12, 1-3 PM

3788 Olentangy River Rd, Delaware

Whether you are looking for the motivation that will inspire a love of reading in your child or an innovative way to continue to embrace the wonders of reading with your fluent reader, children of all ages and abilities are welcome to come explore the joy of reading with our horses! 

Admission is FREE!

Reach out to info@stockhands.orgor MichelleLLowe8@gmail.comfor more information. 

👍🏻Meet an African Penguin @ Pickerington Library

10/12, 1-2 PM

Learn all about penguins during this visit from Newport Aquarium.

Waddle on over for an up-close and personal encounter with a penguin! WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium is visiting to introduce us to one of their penguin ambassadors. During this presentation, participants will learn about these incredible animals, including their natural history, geography, diet, predators, and WAVE Foundation’s research and conservation initiatives. No registration required. 

Get more information on the website:

🍂Family Fall Fest

10/12, 1-4 PM

1 N High St, Dublin

Join us on Saturday October 12th from 1:00-4:00 pmin Historic Dublin. Families will enjoy-games, vendors, face painting, crafts, Princess Pocahontas, John Smith, Balloons, Magic and more!

Save the date and check our Face Book page for more details closer to the event date!

🐸Walk the Creek @ Blendon Woods

10/12, 2-4 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Enjoy a walk through the woodland creek! All ages. Meet at the Nature Center.

🌳Go Nuts! @ Glacier Ridge Metro Park

10/12, 2-3 PM

9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City

Learn about nuts and seeds on a short hike and make a buckeye necklace to take home!

🐢Creature Feature: Reptiles and Amphibians @ Highbanks Metro Park

10/12, 2-2:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Meet our education animals to learn about how we take care of them. Ages 3 and older. Meet at Nature Center. Program lasts 30 minutes. 

🦉Who Lives Here? @ Blacklick Woods

10/12, 3-4 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Take a 1-mile walk to look for animal homes. All ages welcome. Meet at the Nature Center.

🍁Fall Fun Fest @ Living Word Lutheran Church – Galena, Ohio

10/12, 5-8 PM

7539 Dustin Rd, Galena

Free food and fun for the whole family!  We will have bounce houses, face painting, games, and so much more! This year we are filling the wagon with nonperishable food items for Big Walnut Friends who Share.  You can drop the items you bring in the giant wagon then come in for loads of family fun!

Main needs are: 


Canned pasta meals

Canned mandarin oranges

Instant Sea Soned Potatoes

Noodle and sauce packets


Pasta sauce

Pork luncheon meat

Rice and Sauce

🍂Harvest Festival & Trunk-or-Treat

10/12, 5-7 PM

100 W Cherry St, Sunbury

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. 

That’s when the Sunbury United Methodist Church (SUMC) will host its annual Village Harvest Festival and Trunk or Treat at the church, 100 W. Cherry Street. This is a FREE event for the entire community. 

Come and enjoy the blessings of the harvest season along with fellowship with friends and family. Family events will take place from 5-7; at 7 the children can go “Trunk or Treating” in which they receive Halloween candy from the backs of vehicles gathered in the lower level parking lot. 

Family-friendly costumes will make the event enjoyable for children of all ages. 

🎃Ohio Historical Society: All Hallows’ Eve

10/12, 5:30-9 PM

800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus

Enjoy an evening of 1890s-style family fun at All Hallows’ Eve, with a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the bonfire, pumpkin carving and strange characters roaming Ohio Village. Come revel in Victorian-era entertainment including fortune telling, crafts, games and more!

  • Hear from Haunted Ohio author Chris Woodyard about Victorian mourning traditions
  • Watch a Punch and Judy puppet show performace of The Legend of Sleepy Hallow
  • Learn how pumpkin carving, mask-making and other popular Halloween traditions got their start
  • Follow the lit pumpkin path to the amphitheater and watch for the ghostly apparition of the Headless Horseman, as our storyteller retells Washington Irving’s famous story
  • Take part in a 19th century masquerade party and try traditional dancing
  • Make your own mask, carve a pumpkin and enjoy hot cider
  • Explore the traditions of fortune telling and learn about astrology, sortilege and runes
  • Play Victorian parlor games
  • Hear from the fascinating characters who roam Ohio Village and ask them about their All Hallows’ Eve celebrations
  • Explore the funeral parlor and learn about 19th century funeral practices
  • Hear ghost stories and more!

Ages 5 and under free, $12 youth (ages 6-12), $16 adult. (If you are a member, it’s $7 for youth and $11 for adult.) There will also be concessions for sale.

🌖October Moonlight Market

10/12, 6-11 PM

The Moonlight Market is a monthly outdoor street festival / marketplace on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. It takes place every Second Saturday from April through October. The event draws thousands of visitors each month to enjoy the brick-and-mortar businesses in the area who stay open late with extended hours and special promotions, in addition to over 100 sidewalk vendors who pop-up to sell a wide variety of artisan products. Street musicians add musical ambiance and sidewalk patios come alive with al fresco diners. Mark your calendar and join us at the next Moonlight Market on Gay Street!

🌕Howl at the Moon Dog Hike @ Higbanks Metro Park

10/12, 6-7 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Bring your canine friend on a 3.5-mile hike. Dogs must be leashed. All ages. Meet at Nature Center. 

🎥Movies in the Park@ Marysville Municipal Pool-Aladdin

10/12, 8:30-11:30 PM

510 Park Ave, Marysville

Pack your blankets, chairs and favorite snacks for cinema under the stars. This family-friendly series will start at dusk.

Presented by the Marysville Public Library, the City of Marysville, Richwood Bank, and Living Hope Church.

🐶Ohio Fuzzy Pawz at Paws In The Park @ McCord Park

10/13, 11 AM-3 PM

333 E Wilson Rd.  Worthington

The City of Worthington Parks and Recreation Department and PetPeople of Worthington are proud to announce the second annual “Paws In The Park”.

Bring your four legged friend out for an afternoon of furry fun!

There will be four ball fields filled with music, activities for you and your companion, canine demonstrations, rescue groups, raffles, speakers, food trucks and even a pet costume pawrade!

This event benefits Godown Dog Park.

Shop the Ohio Fuzzy Pawz booth for Halloween outfits, winter coats/sweaters for your furbabies and Christmas items for your pet and you. 

🍁Miller’s Country Gardens Fall Festival

10/13, 12-5 PM

2488 State Route 37 W, Delaware

Miller’s Country Gardens Annual Fall Festival is Sunday, October 13, 2019.  Runs from 12 noon to 5pm.  Lots of FUN activities for the whole family.  Bring your friends and neighbors.  Admission is FREE!  Hayrides to the pumpkin fields; BIG play area for kids; stop by the animal barn and visit with the goats, horses, donkeys, rabbits,and chickens; face painting; straw maze for kids; Fryer Cliffs Concessions; Charlie’s Olde Fashioned Kettle corn; barrel rides for the kiddies, meet characters from Round Bale City; plus lots more!  NOTE:  there is a charge for some of the activities.  

🛍German Village Makers Market

10/13, 11-4 PM

1108 City Park Ave, Columbus

An outdoor market at the corner of City Park and Thurman Ave featuring over 60 local artists, designers, growers, and bakers. Food trucks, home goods, flowers + plants, apparel, personal accessories and more! Free, dog and family friendly. 

🚒Violet Township Fire Department Open House 2019

10/13, 1-3 PM

Mark Your Calendars! The Annual Violet Township Fire Department Open House is set for Sunday, October 13, 2019Festivities will take place from 1:00 – 3:00

Fire Station 591 

21 Lockville Road

Pickerington, Ohio

Activities include fire safety houses as well as equipment displays, tours of the facility, learning Bystander CPR, picture taking opportunities, virtual fire extinguishment and more!  Sparky the Fire Dog will also make a guest appearance passing out children’s fire helmets.

We expect to have a large crowd on hand as our past events have always been busy!  We think that you will have a great time and good fun!

🍫Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat for Special Needs Families

10/13, 2-4 PM

122 Washington St, Canal Winchester

The Autism Society Of Central Ohio along with Coffee, Tea & Autism  Fairfield County & The Learning Spectrum  will once again host a Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat at the Learning Spectrum in Canal Winchester. This event is open to all special needs children and their families. We will have crafts, games, snacks, raffle prizes, cookie decorating and much more! Please RSVP here and if you would like to decorate your car and pass out candy please send us a message. We will have prizes for the top three best decorated cars! 

🍁Fall Fest! @ Grove City UMC

10/13, 6-8 PM

2684 Columbus St. Grove City

Join us for an evening of fun!  This is an event for families of all ages. 

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