Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…9/27-29

I’m ready for the blazing weekend.  Fall festivals galore!  Dinosaurs, monarchs, crayfish, and more! 

🎃Harvest Blooms @ Franklin ParkConservatory 

9/25-10/27, 10 AM

1777 E Broad St, Columbus

Thousands of pumpkins, mums and other autumnal foliage cascade through the gardens to create a vibrant sea of fall color in the Conservatory’s largest fall display to date! PLUS, the fan-favorite pumpkin house is back with a new addition…. 

Presented by Fahlgren Mortine, Harvest Blooms 2019 is held Sept. 21-Oct. 27, and is included with general admission to the Conservatory. 


9/27 3:30-10 PM, 9/2812-11 PM

175 W Main St, New Albany

Come enjoy this fun, FREE community event for the whole family including a beer garden, live music, food vendors and OSU game televised on the big screen! Kids will enjoy the pumpkin patch, climbing wall and bounce houses! The perfect way to kick-off fall!

Live Entertainment Schedule:

9/27: The Martini Affair 8pm-11pm

9/28: AJ Angelo2pm-4pm

9/28: The Reaganomics4:30pm-7:30pm

🍂Fall Festival @ Beautiful SaviorLutheran Church

9/27, 5:30-8 PM

2213 White Rd. Grove City

Outdoor and indoor activities for the family

🍻4th Fridays on the Lawn: Prohibition!

9/27, 6-8 PM

126 S State St, Westerville

Celebrate the unveiling of the Westerville History Center & Museum‘s newest exhibit: Prohibition! Expectation vs. Reality. 

Travel back in time with hands-on activities, costumed characters, audio clips, and photo ops. Enjoy Prohibition-era jazz music by the Tony Haygood Band. Then browse the exhibit, chat with curators, and get a glimpse of special artifacts (available tonight only!)

No registration required. Free to attend. All ages. 


Travel back in time to the Prohibition era (1920-1933), when it was illegal to buy or sell alcohol in the United States. From unintended consequences to unexpected outcomes, experience what life was like back then with interactive displays of historic objects, audio clips, photo-ops, and more. Learn more:


Westerville has a rich and varied history. It was the site of Underground Railroad activity, the Westerville Whiskey Wars and the printing headquarters of the worldwide recognized Anti-Saloon League of America.

The Westerville History Center & Museum (located inside the Westerville Public Library) is committed to preserving and sharing that history through collections of material of local and national interest. 


The Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau is proud to sponsor Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Fridays on the fourth Friday of each month, April through September, in Uptown Westerville. Enjoy 100-plus street vendors, food carts, live entertainment, kids’ activities, extended hours in the Uptown shops and much more!

👍🏻Hands Across Westerville @ Uptown Westerville

9/27, 6:30-8 PM

In its fourth year, Hands Across Westerville brings the community together in support of acceptance and diversity in our community. 

Join us at the Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday in Uptown Westervillefor this one of a kind, free event. 

🦖Jurassic World Live Tour @ The Schottenstein Center


555 Borror Dr, ColumbusJurassic World comes to life for the first time in an all-new touring arena show when Jurassic World Live Tour invades the Schottenstein Center for 7 ENORMOUS performances September 26-29.

Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus Rex escapes and causes chaos in the park. The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, an all-new dinosaur, from a terrible fate. This thrilling adventure will feature some of Jurassic World’s most iconic dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, Triceratops, Pteranodons and the mighty T-Rex! 

You won’t want to miss life-sized Jurassic World dinosaurs and pulse pounding stunts set amidst captivating scenery that will the entire family on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! 

🌕For Families: Night Hike @ Highbanks

9/27, 7:30-8:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Search for nocturnal animals along the Scenic River Trail on a 1-mile hike. Don’t forget your flashlights. We will cover lights with red cellophane to reduce disturbance to wildlife. Bug spray is encouraged. Big Meadows

🛍Old Worthington Market Day @ Worthington Historic District

9/28, 9 AM-4 PM

Join Daisy Mae Designs, Heart + Heart Designs, Kuddle Bumz Designs, Lily Noelle Jewelry, and Evolverie Designs on High Street in Historic Worthington for Old Worthington Market Day! 

On Market Day, Worthington’s largest one-day festival, artisans gather on the streets of downtown Worthington to present a colorful and varied display of quality hand-crafted goods from jewelry, pottery and ceramics to beautiful paintings, decorative clothing and unique wood products. 

More than 250 exhibitors typically display their wares each year, and an estimated crowd of 20,000 visitors and residents enjoy the event throughout the day. Community and local charitable groups also have fundraising and informational booths on display, and a host of food vendors provide meals, snacks and concessions ranging from signature local restaurant dishes to carnival-atmosphere snacks.

✌🏻The Scioto Sweep – Be part of a historic Scioto River clean-up

9/28, 9 AM-12 PM

COSI, Green Columbus, and Keep Columbus Beautifulare joining forces alongside many local organizations and corporations such as Huntington, Accenture, NiSource, The Nature Conservancy, the Ohio Environmental Council and many more to clean the length of the Scioto River within the I-270 loop in just one day.  All members of the community, including individuals, families and organizations are welcome to participate.

This effort is to support the opening of a new exhibition Unseen Oceans, opening at COSI on October 19, 2019, to engage and educate about the importance of our local watersheds and rivers and the impact they have on the world’s oceans.

All volunteers who participate in the Scioto Sweep will be invited to a special celebration of the clean-up at the opening of Unseen Oceans on Saturday, October 19thand to be among the first to visit the exhibition.

About Unseen Oceans

Unseen Oceans will be making its international tour debut at COSIafter it completes it successful run at the American Museum of Natural Historyin New York who created the exhibition.

In Unseen Oceans, visitors will embark on a journey that takes them from the oceans’ sunlit surfaces to their inky depths as they discover the latest ocean science and encounter the researchers and technologies powering exploration today. Learning about our oceans helps foster a greater understanding of their importance and how we must all work together to care for them.

COSI’s Scioto Sweep and Unseen Oceans is supported by The Huntington Bank who is proud to be part of this effort to inform, inspire and educate the community on the importance of protecting the natural world.

Learn more about volunteering here:

🌳National Alpaca Farm Days 2019

9/28 9 AM-5 PM, 9/299 AM-4 PM

3370 Big B Rd, Zanesville

Welcome, everyone, to our 11th annual National Alpaca Farm Days open house!

Every year we open our doors to the community for free tours, raffles and fun!  No reservations, no tickets. Just come on out with your family and friends.

🐚Archaeology Day at the Ohio History Center

9/28, 10 AM-5 PM

Explore Ohio’s archaeology at this family-friendly event!

–Meet archaeologists and take part in a mock dig

–See artifacts from over 10,000 years ago

–Learn about ancient American Indian earthworks

–Craft replicas of American Indian pottery

–Bring in your artifacts for identification

Become a member and get in free! More info:

👏🏼HOMAGE Game Days in Columbus – Free Beer

9/28, 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.

🎈Grand Opening! @ Urban Air Adventure Park

9/28, 10-11 AM

6314 East Livingston Avenue, Reynoldsburg

Get Ready, Reynoldsburg! 🔥Urban Air’s Grand Opening is almost here! Worth The Wait For The Grand Opening Date! We will be open to #ActivateAwesomeon Saturday, September 28th at 10:00AM! 

Visit www.urbanairreynoldsburg.comfor more!  

👧🏼Old Navy Kids Safety Fair @ Old Navy

10 AM-9 PM

On Saturday, September 28, during an in-store safety fair, customers will be able to get free child IDs for their kids, pick up FREE safety tips from NCMEC and let their kids enjoy some fun safety activities! Old Navy stores nationwide will also be inviting local law enforcement, firefighters and other local heroes to speak with families about child safety.

👨🏻‍🌾Ohio Heritage Days Festival @ Malabar Farms

9/28and 9/29, 10 AM-4 PM

4050 Bromfield Rd, Lucas

Crafts, primitives, antiques, antique tractors, horses, food, live music, Civil War and Living History camp. 

Archaeological displays on Sunday in the Main Barn


Visit malabarfarm.orgfor more information 

👩🏻‍🌾Harvest Fair @ Stratford Ecological

9/28, 10 AM-3 PM

3083 Liberty Rd, Delaware

Help us celebrate the harvest at one of Stratford’s biggest events of the year! Kids of all ages can discover their inner farmer at this family friendly event.  Climb a tractor, paint your face, feed the chickens, ride a wagon, and hike the trails. It is a great opportunity to get the kids outside to have fun with the Stratford family! 

$5/person, No registration required.

🍪Cheryl’s 2019 Fall Festival

9/28, 10 AM-4 PM

646 McCorkle Blvd, Westerville

Join us for our Annual Fall Festival at our flagship store in Westerville! Fun for all ages and FREE admission for everyone!

– FREE gift for the first 50 customers

– Family activities from 10am-4pm: hay slide, obstacle course, pumpkin bowling, corn hole, face painting, NEW fall flavor tasting, cookie frosting, games, & more!

– 12 – 4 Balloon Twister 

– 1 – 3 Fall Story time 

– Special visits from Westerville Police, Cookie & Brownie, Princesses and other magical characters     

– Delicious savings up to 50% off on fall treats

Cheryl’s Fall Festival proudly supports Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

👨🏻‍🎤Open House @ School of Rock

9/28, 10 AM-4 PM

5225 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus

Tours, trial lessons & demonstrations

🎈25th Birthday Party for Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees)

9/28, 11 AM-3 PM

4995 Rings Rd, Dublin

Come play with us! You are invited to a birthday party for Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees) to celebrate the artwork’s 25th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 Frantz Park, 4995 Rings Rd. in Dublin. Enjoy games, a “corn maze” tour of the artwork, art experiences and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from multiple food trucks and vendors. Seating will be limited, so guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. 

Malcolm Cochran, the artist behind the iconic public artwork, will be on hand during the celebration of the 109 six-foot-high ears of concrete corn, sited on land that was once the farm of Sam Frantz, a pioneer in the hybridization of corn.

Activities include:

• Live printing with Upright Press – make your own print

• Printmaking with corn and osage oranges

• Playing Through street piano

• Corn hole and corn maze

• Tai Chi from noon – 12:30 p.m.and from 2 – 2:30 p.m.

• Artist talk with Malcolm Cochran at 1 p.m.

• Yoga from 2:30 – 3 p.m.

• Lawn games

• Food trucks

The celebration marks the first event in a three-part Discovery Series, a key part of of Dublin Arts Council’s new Art & Wellness initiative. Each Art & Wellness Discovery Series event will have a sub-theme – in this case, ‘play’ – and will encompass visual art, sound and movement components. Initial collaborators, who will help shape the experiences, include Washington Township Fire & Emergency Medical Services, Syntero Counseling Centers, Dublin City Schools and several City of Dublin departments, including Police, Human Resources and Recreation Services.

The event will be appropriate for all ages and will be offered free of charge. For additional information, please visit www.dublinarts.orgor call 614.889.7444.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Fun Day – Sponsored by The Ohio Farm Bureau @ Sharp Farms

9/28, 11:30 AM-6 PM

7129 Old Logan Rd, Sugar Grove

The Ohio Farm Bureau has sponsored a Family Fun Day at the Farm. Farm Bureau members will have a $3 discount on entrance fee ($5 for entrance to fun center – normal price is $8). 

We offer the following:

Petting Zoo

Corn Maze

Homemade Ice Cream

Play Area Activities

U-Pick Pumpkins

We look forward to seeing you at the Farm to Celebrate the Ohio Farm Bureau’s 100th year!

🎈Frontier Spirit @ Alley Park

9/28and 9/29, 11 AM-4 PM

2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster


Frontier Spirit is a step back into time that can be enjoyed by all ages. A tent village shows the life of the early settlers with demonstrations by skilled craftsmen of cooking, soap making, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and more. The large marquis tent provides a place for music by many musicians on various period instruments, speeches by local dignitaries and various skits. Games and activities for children are also part of the village entertainment.

Concessions are available at very reasonable prices, with snacks, drinks and food-including bean soup cooked in iron kettles over an open fire. The village is open from 11:00am to 4:00pmboth days. A church service by a circuit preacher is featured at 9:00am on Sunday morning. Bring the family and enjoy a little bit of living history. This is a free event, but donations are greatly appreciated.

🎈2019 Canal Days

9/28, 11 AM-3 PM

110 Island Road Suite E, Circleville

Join us for our Second Annual Canal Day Fall Festival! There will be food trucks, live music, local craft vendors, information on nature topics, and activities for the whole family!

Canal Days will have Wayfaring Sons as our musical guest! The Wayfaring Sons are a two piece band from central Ohio covering classic rock, 90’s rock, country, and blues. With a combined 30 years in experience, They are sure to please!! 

Chubby Bubby’s BBQ and Kona Ice will have their food trucks at the event for some fantastic food and dessert! Be sure to stop by and grab a bite to eat while you listen to the local music, visit the craft vendors and the nature displays!

🐛Monarch Magic Weekend @ Deer Haven

9/28, 12-5 PM

4183 Liberty Rd, Delaware

Fly over to the Visitor Center for a monarch butterfly celebration! We will tag and release live monarchs at 2 p.m.each day weather permitting.

🎃Harvest Fair @ Columbus Commons

9/28, 12-4 PM

160 S High St, Columbus

Celebrate the very best of fall with Columbus Commons, presented by Wright-Patt Credit Union. From 12 pm to 4 pm, kids of all ages can enjoy bounce houses, face painting and tons of fall-themed activities. .

The event is free to attend, thanks to our sponsor Wright-Patt Credit Union. All activities are free except for our pumpkin patch is $2, while supplies last. For a full list of activities, head to

Food trucks, Taquero Mad Street Food and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creamswill all be open and selling their delicious fare. 

Easy and convenient parking is available at the Columbus CommonsMain Garage located at 55 E. Rich Street.


9/28, 12-3 PM

75 N 4th St, Ostrander

Enjoy learning about the history and heritage of the Village of Ostrander and Scioto Township. There will be activities for all ages, including the Bring the Farm to You Child’s Homestead program from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.Food, music and history stations will be set up throughout the library and grounds.

12:00 PM

Music by Michael Allen & Pamela Spence

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Paws for Reading Therapy Dog – Lucy

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Bring the Farm to You – Homestead

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Local History Stations Open

1:00 PM

Nature Story Time with Special Guest: Jared GoodyKoontz

1:30 PM

Music by Backdoor Music

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Native Americans on the Ohio Frontier Special Speaker: Local Historian, Adam Cramer

💦Crazy for Crayfish @ Battelle Darby

9/28, 1-2 PM

Find crayfish in the creek and look for them

underground. All Ages, 

Meet us at the Nature Center 

1415 Darby Creek Dr. 

Galloway, OH, 43119

🌲For Families: Tree ID @ Higbanks

9/28, 2-3 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Learn basic tree and leaf identification on a 1-mile hike. Meet at nature center.

🎈Xenos Community Festival

9/28, 3- 10 PM

1390 Community Park Dr, Columbus

We are incredibly excited to announce the first Xenos Community Festival! Featuring live bands, games for kids & adults, booths featuring community organizations & vendors, smoked meat & carnival food, bounce houses & a slide, a craft beer truck and more! 

Join us for this amazing day of festivities!

🛍The Grandview Hop powered by ScriptDrop – September 2019

9/28, 5-9 PM

All Along Grandview Avenue From 1st Ave to 5th Ave, Grandview

It’s the final Grandview Hop of the 2019 season and we want YOU to join us. Stop into the independently-owned Grandview Avenue shops and explore the eclectic array of nearly 100 pop-up vendors while taking in the sights and sounds of our exciting summertime sidewalk market and outdoor street party!

Enjoy live music, local shopping, fantastic food trucks, awesome art, a pop-up beer garden, and fun activities for all to enjoy from 5:00PM – 9:00PM on the last Saturday of the month in June, July, August, and September. The Hop is FREE to attend and all are welcome!

📍The #GrandviewHoptakes place along Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the last Saturday of each month during the summer. The block party portion takes place in the street (we close down Grandview Avenue from 1st Avenue to Thread)!

🍻Our Endeavor BrewingPop-up Beer Garden for Charity powered by M/I Homes, Inc.will return as part of the Outdoor Block Party. 100% of beer sales will be donated to YES ColumbusDress for Success Columbus!

Live Music & Entertainment:

🎵Spencer Research Lot: The Heartland Groove(5-7PM), Betty Bangs(7-9PM)

🎵Across from Haines Ave: Jenny Flory(5-9PM)

🎵In front of Green, A Floral Design StudioKaTanya Ingram(5-9PM)

🎵In front of Grandview Carryout: Scottie G (6-9PM)

🎨In front of Sorrell & Company: Ice Sculpture Carving by Sculptdecor

👪Kids Activities Area on Haines Avenue: The ArtmobileGrandview Heights Public Library, Activity Books/Puzzles & Giveaways from Primrose School of Grandview, Yard Games & Cornhole (powered by Grandview Parks & Recreation), Kids Enterprise Alley (powered by Columbus Inspires)

🍦Grill & Chill At Ye Olde Mill

9/29, 11324 Mount Vernon Rd, Utica

Velvet Ice Cream invites you to enjoy a patio grill out and entertainment for the whole family!

Kids Fishing Derby 

Clogging with the Yellow Rose Cloggers 

JoJo the Ballon Artist 

Yard Games 

Bounce Houses 

Meet & Greet with local Fire & Police Department

And, of course, Velvet Ice Cream! 

🍁Fall Foraging @ Battelle Darby

9/29, 11 AM-12 PM

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Learn about the tasty treats trees, shrubs and

their roots can provide on a 1-mile hike. All Ages, Meet us at the Ranger Station in Cedar Ridge Picnic Area 

👨🏻‍🌾Ropes, knots, and splices @ Slate Run Metro 

9/29, 1-3 PM

1375 State Route 674 N, Canal Winchester

Use the rope-making machine and jump rope to your favorite rhymes.

🎃Welcome to Fall Fest @ Glacier Ridge

9/29, 1-4 PM

9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City

Celebrate the season with hayrides, crafts, games, face painting, archery, live animals, and more! 

Bring out the whole family for a fun afternoon. All activities are totally free. Food trucks will be available for food purchases. 

🐝Bugs & Blooms @ Blacklick Woods

9/29, 3-4 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Take a 2-mile walk to look for fall flowers and the insects that visit them. All ages welcome. Meet at the Nature Center.

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