Weekend Roundup 10/15-10/17

Whew, that week went by fast!  Lots of Halloween fun, trains, tractors, and Day of the Dead!

🔎Just announced-Scavenger Hunt 

Friday, 11 am-4 pm

Stop by the Naturalist Office anytime between 11am and 4pm to grab a scavenger hunt. Head out on the trail of your choice or to the Natural Play Area to explore. Make sure to bring the hunt sheet back for a prize! 


🎃Halloween Spooktacular

This year’s Halloween Spooktacular will be double the fun with two days of exciting, merry-not-scary family fun!

🗓 Friday, Oct. 15 @ 1-5 p.m.*

📍 Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Pkwy

*The first 30 minutes will be sensory friendly. During this time, lights, sounds and wait times will be reduced to make the event more enjoyable for guests with sensory needs.

This is a free event, but complimentary timed tickets are required for the Trunk or Treat Trail. Time slots are available to reserve starting at 9 a.m. Oct. 11 online here: https://bit.ly/dublinhalloweenspooktacular

Guests of all ages can come in costume and enjoy this ghoulish celebration. New for 2021, the event will be spread out in the eastside of Coffman Park (5200 Emerald Pkwy), providing even more fun for everyone.

Goblins and ghouls will enjoy the following happy haunts:

🎃 Trunk or Treat Trail (timed tickets required; availabe for reservation starting at 9 a.m. Oct.  11)

🎃 Professional photos of your family’s halloween costumes

🎃 Dance performances 

🎃 Professional pumpkin carving

🎃 Up-close magic acts 

🎃 Sidewalk chalk drawings

🎃 Animal encounters (petting zoo, the Bug Man, the Turtle Lady and more)

🎃 Ghastly games such as Wicked Twister, Creepy Corn Hole, Pumpkin Ball Toss and more

🎃 Creature crafts and Trunk or Treat Trail candy bags decorating

🎃 Food and beverages for hungry goblins and ghouls

More info and timed tickets ➡️ https://bit.ly/dublinhalloweenspooktacular

🎨Art in the Park @ Homestead Park

Friday, 4-5 PM

Join us at Homestead for art in the park! Each week we will explore a new art medium. All supplies and materials will be provided. Meet at the barn shelter. People of all ages- and skill levels- welcome! 


🌾Harvest History-A Founder’s Day Celebration 

@ Canal Winchester

Saturday, 9 am-3 pm

Please join us for this free event! We will be harvesting the history of Canal Winchester. This family friendly event will have activities for everyone. Fall in love with Canal Winchester in times gone by. 


🚜Gallant Farm Tractor Show

Saturday, October 16th, 10am-4pm Gallant Farm All ages Discover the machines that transformed farming forever. There will be various equipment demonstrations throughout the day along with family activities. Thanks to the Delaware County Antique Farm Machinery Association for their assistance with this event. If you have an antique tractor, bring it starting at 8 a.m. For information call 740-595-3020.


🚂Model Railroad Open House

Saturday 10 am-2 pm

Stop in at the model railroad display open houses and meet members of the Delaware County Model Railroad Club. They are available to talk about the history of railroads in America and model railroading. New members are welcome!


💥Pickerington Comic Fest

Saturday 10 am

The Pickerington Comic Fest is back for a 5th time! Meet talented local comic and graphic novel artists and check out their amazing creations. We’ll also have interactive superhero activities for all ages and a chance to meet your favorite characters! The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Don’t forget to pick up your FREE comic books while you are here.


🍂Fall Fun Day 

Saturday, 10 am-2 pm

Join us to celebrate the season! This is an annual tradition- 20 years in the making!!

Free Pumpkin Decorating for Kids

Apple Cider and Popcorn

Shop all the Fall favorites including Fall Bulbs- as this is the perfect time for planting!

In Store Specials and more details coming soon!


☠️Halloween Open House @Sambuca’s Country Market and Greenhouse

Saturday 10 am-3 pm, Sun, 11 am-3 pm

Rain or Shine

Join us in celebrating everyone’s favorite holiday. Hot dogs and popcorn for everyone who attends. 

Haunted Greenhouse

Pumpkin Painting

Build a Scarecrow 


💀Day of the Dead Celebration @Greenlawn Cementary

Saturday, 10 am

We will once again host Latino Arts for the Humanities Day of the Dead Celebration Oct. 16th from 10-6.  Free and open to the public, displays, cultural performers, vendors, food, music, and of course a great opportunity to learn about how Latin American cultures celebrate the lives of passed loved ones.


🍂Slate Run Metro Park Fall Festival

Saturday, 11 am-3 pm

Join Slate Run Metro Park for their Fall Fest! Enjoy free fall-themed fun, including hayrides, a corn maze, archery, activities from Slate Run’s Living Historical Farm, animals from Ohio Wildlife Center, games and crafts!


🎃Stoneybrook’s Halloween Trail

4:30pm Halloween Animal Presentation by Ohio Nature Education (rear of church, Cook Chapel)

5:30-7:30pm Trick or Treat along a trail of glowing pumpkins on Stonybrook’s  campus

This is an outdoor event for preschool/elementary aged children and their grownups. Welcome, Gahanna and greater Columbus community! Snacks will be provided.


🍂2021 Fall Fun Fest-Galena 

Join us for a free evening of family fun! 

The event will be held on October 16th from 5-8pm. Games, food, hay rides, bounce houses, face paint and so much more! 

This event is open to EVERYONE! So bring your friends and family along!

Don’t forget to bring some canned and dry goods for Big Walnut Friends who Share again this year! We want to support our community in some big ways!


🎃All Hallows Eve @ Ohio History Connection

Every Saturday in October

Sat., Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2021 • 5:30–9:30 p.m.

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 (2 Saturdays only, (dates TBD) 

+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  

+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  

New for 2021 

+Victorian Haunted pathway – strange encounters with haunting characters 

+Kids Activity area – hands on activities, crafts 

+New characters – Ohio Village Marshal, who is patrolling the town to cut down on pranks played by mischievous kids. 

+Explore our new Straw Maze, located behind the Ohio Village Pharmacy, and see if you can discover the path through! 

+Timed program on Fashions that Kill –This program will explore the dangerous cosmetics that went into fashion of the 19th century, and will tie that into mourning culture of the era. 

+Timed program on Mysterious Monsters of Ohio Lore -This 1st person presentation will feature a local explorer who has come to Ohio Village to share stories about all of the strange creatures he’s encountered in his travels, especially those he’s found in Ohio. He even has a unique specimen, the Chillicothe Skyfoogle, to show off! 

Enter Ohio Village through the John Hauck Foundation Welcome Center. 

Ohio Village, I-71 & 17th Avenue (Exit 111), Columbus

Pricing info & tickets: www.ohiohistory.org/hallows

Health & Safety

We continue to follow guidelines provided by our local, county and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Masks are required at our indoor locations in the Ohio History Center & Ohio Village to help limit the spread of the more infectious variants of COVID-19.


🚂Model Railroad Open House

Saturday 12-4 pm

Stop in at the model railroad display open houses and meet members of the Delaware County Model Railroad Club. They are available to talk about the history of railroads in America and model railroading. New members are welcome!


💀For Kids-Spooktacular Wildlife

Sunday, 1 pm

Take a walk through the park as we search for spooky wildlife and meet an animal friend at the end! 

Meet us at the Ranger Station 1775 Darby Creek Dr. Galloway, OH 43119


🎃Halloween on the Green, Worthington

Sunday, 3-5 pm

Trick or Treat on the Green and celebrate Halloween. Vendors will be passing out treats, entertainers will perform on all four quadrants, arts and crafts stations and much more!