Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…8/31-9/3

Festivals of all kinds, bugs, boomerangs, archery, ice cream, animals, and Labor Day fun.  So much to choose from.  Hopefully, I’ll be having my overdue baby!  The grandparents get to plan the fun this weekend. 

🌽Millersport Sweet Corn Festival


2900 Chautauqua Blvd. Millersport

Annual festival with food, excitement, entertainment and the best sweet corn on the Earth!

🌱Obetz Zucchinifest


2050 Recreation Trail, Obetz

Free admission, concerts, and everything zucchini!  Monday is kids day with Cincinnati Circus Company, COSI, and the Columbus Zoo.  Rides and games, arts and crafts, and zucchini contests. for all the details.

🌾Athens Harvest Festival

8/31-9/2(free Friday)

Lake Snowden, Albany

Huge fireworks display, regional and local Bluegrass acts, and a focus on Appalachian life, agriculture, and community food and farming initiatives.  See all details at

🍦Celebrate 31, $1.50 scoops at Baskin Robbins

8/31, 11 AM-9 PM

Check your local store

Each 31st of the month.

🐴$5 Pony Rides & Free Petting Zoo @ Horse-N-Round Fun

8/31, 5-8 PM

7042 Feder Rd. Galloway

Indoor arena.

🎈Gahanna’s Great Outdoors Parks & Rec Party

8/31, 6-10 PM

150 Oklahoma Ave. Columbus

Live music, kayaking and canoeing, interactive games and inflatables. Cinema Under the Stars with Coco at dusk.  And campfire with s’mores. Food trucks will be onsite for tasty snacks, bring some money.  Free event. 6-8 PM activities with musical guest Endless Recess.  Movie will start at dusk.

🛍Swappers Day @ Johnstown Community Sportsman Club

9/1-9/3, 9 AM-6 PM

7357 Sportsman Club Rd. Johnstown

$5 a day(10 and under free). One of the oldest, largest, most exciting flea markets in Ohio.  Over 750 vendor spaces, loads of concessions, water races, and various other events for your entertainment.

🏃 Mud & Madness @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

9/1, 10-11 AM

6911 Cleveland Ave. Westerville

Negotiate several muddy obstacles on a 1.5 mile fun family adventure.  There will be showers to clean off after.  Meet at Apple a Ridge bulletin board.

🎭Ohio Renaissance Festival

9/1-10/28, 10:30 AM

10542 East State Route 73, Waynesville

🕷See the Bugs @ Franklin Park Conservatory

9/1, 11 AM-2 PM

1777 E Broad St. Columbus

See cool bugs at the Children’s Garden with Bugman Education & Science Shows.

🔍Scavenger Hunt @ Homestead Park

9/1-9/2, 12-2 PM

4675 Cosgray Rd. Hilliard 

Pick up a scavenger hunt and search for signs of animals that live in the park.  Find everything on your list and earn a prize.

👨🏻‍🏭Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival


Historic Downtown Canal Winchester

Live music, car show, rides, games, food/drinks, parade, quilt show, Sunday Ice Cream Social and more!  Free event.  Saturday- kids ride free(12-5 PM)!

🦋Monarch Weekend @ Blendon Woods

9/1 and 9/2, 1-5 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd. Westerville

See butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalises up close in the butterfly tent; learn about plants to attract butterflies to your yard; hike with a naturalist to find butterflies in the field(1-4 PM), enjoy games, activities, crafts and puppet show(2 PM) too!

👊🏽Right Back at You @ Gallant Farm Park

9/1, 2-3:30 PM

2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd. Delaware

Renowned boomerang expert Chet Snouffer will pay a visit to the farm and share with us how to properly throw a boomerang, fly a kite and other fun tricks.  Free for all ages.

📚Stories By the Campfire @ Three Creeks

9/1, 6:30-8 PM

3860 Bixby Rd. Groveport

Toast marshmallows over the fire then listen to stories from around the world.

🐛The World of Butterflies @ Shale Hollow

9/2, 11 AM-6 PM

6320 Artesian Run, Delaware

Join Chris Kline of the Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center as he shares his knowledge and passion for butterflies.  Crafts and refreshments will be available.  Free for all ages.

🏹Archery @ Batelle Darby Creek Nature Center

9/2, 2-4 PM

1775 Darby Creek Dr. Galloway 

8 and older.  Stop by anytime to learn to use a simple compound bow and shoot arrows at targets.

🦇Creature Feature: Bats @ Sharon Woods

9/2, 7-8 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave. Westerville

Take a short stroll to look for and learn about these night flying mammals.

🖌Labor Day Arts Festival @ Northampton Park

9/3, 10 AM-4 PM

2070 Northam Rd. Upper Arlington

200 artists exhibits, music, arts activities for all ages, refreshments and more!  Free admission.

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