Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…9/20-9/22

Fall fun is ahead!  Pumpkin patches and festivals and more.  We love the upcoming weather.  What will your family choose? 

This post is sponsored by Leed’s Farm.  

Leeds Farm 25th Anniversary Celebration is this weekend!  

Save 25% off general admission and combo passes on September 21& 22! Enjoy great fun and big savings! No coupon necessary. No discount on group rate.

👧🏻Tots on the Trails @ Blacklick Woods Metro Park

9/20, 10-11 AM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Share a slow-paced half-mile walk with your toddler and discover nature together. Ages 1-4. Meet at Nature Center.

🐛Storytime: Monarchs @ Highbanks Metro Park

9/20, 10-10:30 AM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Learn about the journey of monarch butterflies through stories and song. Ages 5 and under. Meet at Nature Center.

🤖Robots and Friends @ Old Worthington Library

9/20, 3-5 PM

820 High St. Worthington

Check out interactive toys that combine technology, art and computer programming in fun, new ways. For ages 9-16.

🍁For Kids: Nature Scavenger Hunt @ Highbanks Metro Park

9/20, 6-8 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Stop by the nature center and pick up a nature scavenger hunt. Everyone wins a small prize. Meet at Nature Center.

🌳Tar Hollow’s Mountain Heritage @ Tar Hollow State Park

9/20 7 PM-9/21 10 PM

16396 Tar Hollow RdLaurelville

Family friendly day, come on out for crafters, kids games, hay rides, black powder shoot, live music Friday and Saturday nights and a fish fry fund raiser on Saturday evening to support the Tar Hollow Friends Group.

🍂Fallapalooza @ Hoover Gardens & Gift Center

9/21 and 9/22, 9 AM- 6 PM 

182 N Sunbury Rd, Westerville

Free Admission. Join us for this fun filled weekend of fall celebration. Tons of activities for the kids including our famous haunted maze, pumpkin painting & bounce houses. A Saturday visit from Cause for Canines 1-3, with adoptable dogs in need of fur-ever homes! Adults can enjoy fresh baked Amish goods, fresh produce, spooktacular deals and much, much more!

🎃Leeds Farm Autism Harvest Festival

9/21, 9 AM-11 AM

8738 Marysville Rd, Ostrander

Great family fun at Leeds Farm! Leeds Farm is hosting central Ohio children and adults with autism and their siblings, parents and grandparents to enjoy the farm at no charge from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, September 21. Leeds Farm opens to the public at 10:00 am, but autism families are welcome to stay as long as they want. Note: families must arrive by 11:00 am to receive free admission. Autism service provider booths! Gather information from service providers for individuals with autism. Providers will be available only between 9:00 and 11:00 am. Please RSVP to Sherry Fisher at (740) 225-3256 or

🖼Arts in the Alley 2019

9/21 9:30 AM-9/22 5 PM

4069 Broadway, Grove City

Arts in the Alley is celebrating 40 years of being one of Central Ohio’s premier music and arts festival! 

Saturday Arts in the Alley opens with a parade at 9:30a.m. and is open from at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Sunday hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Come visit and see our Fine Arts Show, Photography Show, Crafts Show, Youth Art Show, Quilt Show! One lucky artists will win our Grove City Easel Award – a $2,000 purchase price! We are still accepting artist entries!

🌞Weekend Wakeup! @ two.fifty.four

9/21, 10 AM-12 PM

254 Agler Road, Gahanna

Start the weekend with Friends, Food, and Fun!  Bring your 3rd – 8th Graders to two.fifty.four on Saturday mornings.  We have snacks, games, movies, cartoons, video games, and more!  The kids can hang out here, while parents can run errands, have coffee with a friend, go to the gym, or go back to bed!  Kick off the weekend with us!

🍁Pickerington Oktoberfest 2019

9/21, 12-10 PM

A FREE Community Event brought to you by the Pickerington Village Association and Combustion Brewery & Taproom. This outdoor event and bier garden will take place in the Combustion parking lot! All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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LIVE music ALL day, including a Polka band!

The Charlie Foxtrot Quintet1-3pm

Fox N Hounds3:30-5:30pm

Route 161 Happy Wanderers6:00-7:30pm


German-style beers and wine from: 

Combustion Brewery & Taproom

Outerbelt Brewing

Rockside Winery and Vineyards

Amazing food from:

Maugers Mini Donuts

Meatery BBQ

Smitty’s Real Pit BBQ LLC

Poppy’s Roadside Diner

Romeo’s Pizza

🔥Campfire & Smores @ Highbanks Metro Park

9/21, 7-8:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Enjoy s’mores around the campfire and make kid crafts. Meet at the Nature Center.

🕷Diamond Eyes @ Battelle Darby Metro Park

9/21, 7-8 PM

Go “diamond hunting” and discover how many spiders are watching you! Bring a flashlight or headlamp. All Ages

Meet us at the Nature Center 1415 Darby Creek Dr. 

Galloway, OH, 43119

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

🍂Hilliard Fall Festival @ Reynolds Municipal Park

9/22, 1-4 PM

Memorial Drive, Hilliard

Bring the family for an afternoon of fun celebrating the autumn season! The festival will feature games, live music, pumpkin decorating, and food trucks! 

Enjoy these free activities for the family!

  • Axe throwing
  • A balloon twister
  • Body art
  • Chalk art
  • Clogging
  • Corn play box
  • Face painting
  • Hay wagon rides
  • Inflatables and games
  • Live characters
  • Petting zoo
  • The Turtle Lady
  • Wood carving

🧚🏻‍♀️Fairy Houses @ Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

9/22, 2-3:30 PM

Build fairy houses using materials from nature in the natural play area. All Ages 

Meet us at Indian Ridge in the Natural Play Area 

2705 Darby Creek Drive

Galloway, OH, 43119

🍄Fall Fungi @ Blacklick Woods

9/22, 2-3 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Learn about the role of fungi in a forest and look for mushrooms on a 1-mile walk. All ages welcome. Meet at the Nature Center.

🎼2nd Annual Unplugged Music in the Park @ Pine Quarry Park

9/22, 5:30-7:30 PM

8000 Kingsley Dr, Reynoldsburg

Enjoy an evening of music in the tranquil setting and ambiance of Pine Quarry Park. We will be hosting two musical guests, “Uptown Acoustic”, a duo featuring the talents of Jerr Slater, guitarist and vocalist, Kary Green Perkovic, and guitar aficionado, Don Day. Day, encouraged by Friend’s member, Gidget, was the solo act at our first Unplugged Event and set high standards for future events; Family Friendly and FUN! 

Park your car on Kingsley Drive and be on the lookout for directional signs taking you to the clearing at the north end of the park. If you have trouble navigating uneven terrain, you are encouraged to enter the park off Priestley Drive and take a marked trail to the clearing. 

FYI- bring blankets or chairs to sit on, bug spray, wear sturdy shoes for the walk and remember we do NOT have access to restroom facilities. Warm handshakes and smiles are always welcome at a Friends of Pine Quarry Park gathering!

📍Please note-information is provided as listed in events, if a change is created, these may effect what was provided. I do my best to supply information as available.

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