Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…10/4-10/6

Fall is here!  Now bring on those activities.  What will your family choose? 

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Alum Creek State ParkFall Fest

Oct 4 at 7 AM – Oct 5 at 10 PM

3305 South Old State Road, Delaware

You are invited to join us at Alum Creek State Parkfor are annual fall fest activities.

📚First Friday Storytime @ Blendon Woods

10/4, 10-11 AM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Join us at the Nature Center for a few stories about animals and nature! Ages 2-6. 

🍁Farm Fair and Harvest Festival

10/4, 4-8 PM

25 E Canal St, Newark

Join us at the Canal Market DistrictFriday NightFarmers Market to kick off our final market month for 2019!

In addition to our normal, fantastic farmers market, we will feature:

– FREE Kids’ Farm Games (via Bring the Farm to You)

– A Homestead Honey Beer Release (made from Bee Barons LLChoney)

– Pie Baking Contest 


– Pie Eating Contest

– Live Music

and more!!!

🔥Delaware’s First Friday – Fire Prevention and More

10/4, 6-9 PM

Downtown Delaware-Main St.

October’s First Friday will feature fire trucks and firefighters, a free yoga class with a nationally known instructor and wounded warrior, and the much-anticipated unveiling and dedication of the President Rutherford B. Hayes statue.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 4th, the Delaware Fire Department will have fire trucks and other equipment on display for children to explore, and city firefighters will be on hand to present fire-extinguisher demonstrations and more to help keep the community safe.

Main Street Delaware also will partner with The Wonder Within yoga studio, 29 N. Sandusky St., to provide an inspiring class with Dan Nevins, Baptiste yoga teacher, U.S. Army veteran, and wounded warrior. At 7:30 p.m.Nevins will teach a free 30-minute yoga class designed to “ignite your body, inspire and elevate your perspective.” Although the class is free, those who wish to attend are asked to register online atwww.thewonderwithin.comas space is limited. And don’t forget to bring your mat! 

Also during October’s First Friday at 6:30 p.m., the President Hayes Memorial Committee will dedicate and unveil the “Rutherford B. Hayes Comes Home” memorial statue at the southwest corner of Sandusky and William streets. Complete with a fountain, the statue will permanently pay tribute to Delaware’s native son and 19th president of the United States.

👻Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy

10/4and 10/5, 7:30-10 PM

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.

🍁Fall Colors Display @ Blacklick Woods

10/5and 10/6, 8 AM-6 PM

See our display and discover the science behind the changing colors of leaves.

👍🏻HOMAGE Game Days in Columbus – Free Beer

10/5,  9 AM-6 PM

Fuel up for the drive down the field EVERY Ohio State Football game this season at both of our Columbus shops. FREE beer (and donuts + coffee for those morning games) each home and away game at our Easton and Short Northshops.

See you out there, Buckeyes.

🌳WASTE NOT, WANT NOT @ Gallant Farm

10/5, 1-3 PM

2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware

We will explore new uses for items that may otherwise be thrown away. This time we will be looking at ways to use those plastic shopping bags that have accumulated in our homes. We will put them to good use as reusable market bags or boot mats!

🐢Sawmill Saturday

10/5, 10 AM-12 PM

2638-2674 Sawmill Place Blvd, Columbus

Join us for a special event with GreenSpot and Franklin County Soil and Water to learn how you can protect Ohio’s water resources.  There will be activities for all ages, library books, art projects, music  and other ways to get involved.  The Wetlands are open from dawn to dusk every day!.

🦋Butterfly Pursuit @ Highbanks

10/5, 11 AM-12:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Take a 2-mile hike to look for some of the most beautiful butterflies of the season and learn how to identify them. Meet in Big Meadows Picnic Area.

🎃43rd Annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival @ Young’s Jersey Dairy

10/5and 10/6, 11 AM-6 PM

6880 Springfield Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs

Enjoy a full day of family fun with our biggest festival of the year. Take your picture with Humongus Gus, our giant pumpkin, taste freshly made Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes, take a tour of our cheese making facility and watch cow milking. And don’t forget to try our latest addition – Pumpkin Bowling!

Make plans with your family to visit and enjoy the country for a few hours. We park cars across the road in a field, so we never run out of parking space. The Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival is held rain or shine.

Cowvin’s Corny Maze 11a – 6p

Cow Milking Demonstrations 4 Hourly Demonstrations starting at 1p(FREE)

Pumpkin Donut Hole Making 11a – 6p(Free to Observe)

Pumpkin Painting Noon – 5p(Free with purchase of a pumpkin)

Human Powered Pumpkin Launcher 11a – 6p($2/shot or 3 for $5)

Young’s Farmstead Cheese Samples 11a – 6p

Young’s Farmstead Cheese Production Tour – 12:30p, 2p, 3:30p, 5p (Free)

🎈Chalk the Block 8 @ Easton

10/5, 12-6 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

Chalk the Block is a premiere Ohio chalk drawing event. The event features artists designing and drawing large scale temporary artworks on the pavement while public watches. This year, Chalk the Block will add 8′ chalk cubes, a kids chalking activity, and a large feature area celebrating the 20th anniversary of Easton Town Center.

On Saturday, the artists take to the streets, to create elaborate, original designs, all while listening to the music of a half dozen local musical acts.

Sunday, the audience is invited back to see the finished products.

🌳Woolly Bears @ Battelle Darby

10/5, 2-3 PM

1415 Darby Creek Dr.Galloway

Have a close encounter with these furry caterpillars on a 1-mile hike. All Ages, Meet us at the Nature Center 1415 Darby Creek Dr. 

🍁Fall Festival @ Zion Pickerington

10/5, 4-8 PM

5780 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd, Pickerington

Join us for a FREE family and community event!

Everything is free except for the food vendors.

Bounce Houses – Bounce Houses Ohio – Velcro Wall, 2 person Joust, 7-in-1 Bounce House & Obstacle Course

Food trucks – Kona Ice, Tortilla Street Food, Pitabilities, M & S Grub Hub

Fall Carnival Games – Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Ring Toss, Bucket Ball, Football Throw, Bobbing for Apples, Knock Down and more!

Face painting, color hairspray, temporary tattoos & fall craft


Music & dancing

Corn Hole, Giant Jenga & other yard games

FREE Fall family photo booth

🚒Fire Station Open House @ Plain Township

10/6, 10 AM-3 PM

Don’t miss the best Fire Station Open House around. Sunday, October 6 from 10-3. Free chili, hot dogs, activities, antiques and TWO helicopters. Parking across the street at Marburn Academy.

🔥Worthington Fire and Police Open House

10/6, 11 AM-2 PM

6550 N High St, Worthington

Come explore the Worthington Fire and Police Departments and experience daily life in Worthington’s safety forces! Enjoy lots of prizes, food and fun for the whole family! 

Division of Fire, 6500 N. High Street

• Simulations and training exercises

• Truck displays

• Safety displays, demonstrations and handouts

• Search and rescue dog

• Fire Station tours

• Refreshments

Division of Police, 6555 Worthington Galena Road

• Demonstrations and hands-on displays

• Games, contests and give-aways

• Costume characters 

• Refreshments

Parking is limited so please plan accordingly.

👻Spooky Sunday: Costumes & Crafts @ Copious Notes

10/6, 12-5 PM

520 S High St, Columbus

Spooky Sunday: Costumes and Crafts is a Halloween themed craft show with trick-or-treating for adults and kids.

Guests can trick-or-treat while they visit the many vendors who specialize in Halloween themed decor and goods.

Costumes are encouraged as well as taking pictures with our special monster guests.

All ages are welcome to attend and to trick-or-treat

Adults can enjoy special spirit drinks available through our private bar area.

Raffle prizes

No admission fee

🔎For Kids: Nature Scavenger Hunt @ Highbanks 

10/6, 12-2 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Stop by the nature center anytime between 12-2 pmand pick up a nature scavenger hunt. Everyone wins a small prize. Ages 3 and older. Meet at the Nature Center.

🍁Fall Festival

10/6, 12-4:30 PM

485 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna

Visit details! 

All are welcome at Stonybrook as we celebrate the beauty of Autumn with tons of fall activities! We will have a 20 animal petting zoo, small train rides, pictures with Dora and Brutus, face painting, pumpkin painting, games, candy, prizes and more. Satisfy your seasonal cravings with a BBQ lunch (donations accepted), warm apple cider and popcorn.  Volunteers are needed; please sign up HERE. The Habitat for Humanity walls will be on display that were built earlier in the weekend. We will offer a blessing to the partner family as we dedicate the walls that will be the framework of their future home.  

Our celebration will conclude with a concert entitled “Conversations” at 3:00 pmby The Ohio State University Symphonic Band and Stonybrook Chancel Choir, Bells and instrumentalists. The ninety-minute presentation will include “One Foundation”, a medley of four hymn tunes written by former Gahanna student, Zach Koors. Admission for this event is a donation to GRIN of Socks for “Socktober”. 


12:00 pmBlessing of walls for Habitat for Humanity partner family 

12:00-1:30 pmBBQ lunch served (donations accepted) 

12:00-3:00 pmEnjoy fall festival activities 

3:00- 4:30 pmConcert in the north sanctuary  

🍕Pies in the Park @ Friendship Park

10/6, 12-4 PM

138 Oklahoma AveGahanna

You’re gonna want a pizza this! Visit Gahannapresents the 2nd annual Pies in the Park celebration of all-things-pizza, 12-4 pm Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019! Come enjoy pizzas from a variety of vendors (and vote for your favorites)! Live music, kids games, beverages, activities and much more! Free admission. Sponsored by Champion Window of Columbus

🐢Darby Creek Day

10/6, 1-5 PM

2705 Darby Creek Drive Galloway

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of Darby Creek becoming a National Scenic River. Enjoy seining in the creek, canoeing, fishing, live animals, crafts, archery, and more along the Big Darby

Creek. Meet representatives from organizations working to protect the Darby Watershed. All Ages welcome! 

Meet us at Indian Ridge 2705 Darby Creek Drive

Galloway, OH, 43119

🍁Fall Fest @ Fancyburg Park

10/6, 1-5 PM

3375 Kioka Ave, Upper Arlington

Join the excitement, as UA’s Parks & Recreation Department hosts its annual Fall Fest event at Fancyburg Park.

Pick a pumpkin to carve into a spooky jack-o-lantern, dip your own caramel apple and create your own scarecrow!

Additional attractions: inflatables, games, live music, hay wagon rides, shelled corn pit, petting zoo, old-fashioned apple cider pressing and more.

Event is held rain or shine, although some activities may not be offered. Call 614-583-5345day-of for weather updates.

🍂Fall Fest! @ Grove City UMC

10/6, 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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