Looking for fun activities and events this fall in Columbus, Ohio? Pick pumpkins, enjoy apple butter, go on a hay ride, find your way through a maze, pet some farm animals, and more at these great fall activities and events in the Columbus, OH area!
Be sure to check each event for ticket information or last-minute changes.
- All Hallows’ Eve
Ohio History invites you to enjoy 1890s family fun at All Hallows’ Eve! There will be pumpkin carving, characters, fortune telling, crafts, games, and a bonfire-lit retelling of The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.
When: Saturdays, October 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
Where: Ohio Village, 800 East 17th Ave Columbus Ohio
- Boo At The Zoo
Enjoy lighthearted “merry-not-scary” Halloween fun at the Columbus Zoo!
When: Weekends in October
Where: Columbus Zoo, 4850 Powell Rd Powell, Ohio
- Circleville Ohio Pumpkin Show
There’s always a lot to see and do at the Circleville Pumpkin Show. There will be contests, parades, rides, and, of course, pumpkins!
When: 3rd Wednesday-Sunday in October
Where: 159 E Franklin St, Circleville, Ohio
- Columbus Fall Brew Fest
This fun Columbus fall festival features over 50 breweries and 150 beers. There are also games, food, and music.
When: October 1st from 2-6pm
Where: Huntington Park Columbus Ohio
- Columbus Oktoberfest
This fantastic festival is presented by Schmidt’s and kicks off the fall season on the weekend after Labor Day each year. There’s always LOTS to do at Columbus Oktoberfest, including, of course, great food and drink.
When: September 8-10th
Where: Ohio Expo Center/Ohio State Fairgrounds
- Fall Avant-garde Art & Craft Show
This large fall show features original handmade arts and crafts for sale.
When: Sunday, September 18th, 2022 from 10-4
Where: 5462 Center St Hilliard, Ohio 43026
- Freeman’s Farm
Enjoy fall weekend activities, such as their pumpkin patch, hayride, delicious food, crafts, and a petting zoo.
Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd Galena OH 43021
- Groveport Apple Butter Day
Celebrate Groveport’s heritage with homemade apple butter simmering over wood fires. Plus find handmade crafts, demonstrations, and live entertainment.
When: Saturday October 8th from 10am-6pm
Where: Groveport’s Heritage Park, 551 Wirt Rd
- Haunted Village
This is a free fall event with ghost tours, stories, hayrides, and trick-or-treating through Ole Pickerington Village.
When: October 27th from 6-8pm
Where Olde Pickerington Village
- Hidden Creek Farms
Fall Fun on Saturdays and Sundays with hayrides, pumpkins, farm animals, straw maze, and more.
Address: 581 S. Galena Rd Sunbury OH 43074
- HighBall Halloween
This is an elaborate costume party/street festival in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus. Check out the Facebook page for event updates.
When: Saturday, October 22nd
Where: Goodale and Park St in the Short North Arts District
- Hoover Gardens
Check out Hoover Gardens’ market, plant nursery, haunted maze, and more! See their Facebook page for more info.
Address: 182 Sunbury Rd Westerville OH 43081
- Jacquemin Farms
Jacquemin Farms is hosting a fall market this year. They have delicious food, U-pick pumpkins, and more. Check out their Facebook page for more info.
Address: 7437 Hyland Croy Rd Plain City OH 43064
- Kuhlwein’s Farm Market
This farmers market offers fresh produce and fun fall activities, including hay rides. Check out their Facebook page for regular updates on products and events.
Address: 1859 Walker Rd. Hilliard OH 43026
- Leeds Farm
Enjoy hayrides and tons of fall fun! Check them out on the weekends this September & October.
Address: 8738 Marysville Rd, Ostrander OH 43061
- Lynd Fruit Farm
Lynd Fruit Farm always has something happening throughout the year, and they don’t disappoint in the fall. Check them out for pick-your-own fall produce plus fall events and things to do. They have multiple locations, so make sure to check the location of the event you’re considering.
Address: 9393 Morse Rd SW Pataskala OH 43062
- Millers Country Gardens
This Delaware farm has mums, pumpkins, and fun fall activities!
Address: 2488 St. Rt. 37 West Delaware OH 43015
- Oakland Nursery
With locations in Columbus, Delaware, Dublin, and New Albany, there’s a nursery near you where you can find pumpkins and fall fun for everyone! They have an annual Fall Festival in early October plus tons of seasonal events to enjoy.
Address: Check their website for the location nearest to you
- Ohio Gourd Show
Oh my gourd! It’s gourds galore at the Ohio Gourd Show in Delaware, Ohio. Enjoy shows, workshops, crafts, games, and more.
When: October 7-9
Where: Delaware County Fairgrounds
- Orchard & Company
Fall Festival weekends through October with apple picking, gem mining, fishing, and plenty more fall activities for both kids and adults to have a great time.
Address: 7255 US Hwy 42 North, Plain City OH 43064
- Pumpkins Aglow
Find “bewitching scenes and spooky surprises” at Pumpkins Aglow at the Franklin Park Conservatory!
When: October 12-16, 19-23, and 26-30
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, Ohio
- The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow
This is Westerville’s signature fall event! Make your way through their trail of glowing pumpkins and enjoy lots of fall activities.
When: October 19-23 7-11pm
Where: Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave Westerville, Ohio
- Witten Farm Market at Smith Farm
Find pumpkins, gourds, seasonal produce, cider, flowers, and a bakery at this popular Columbus farm market.
Address: 3341 Winchester Pike Columbus OH 43232
- Yutzy’s Farm Market
Get pumpkins, fresh produce, baked goods, and more at this local Farmer’s Market. View their Facebook page to see their hours as well as new produce updates.
Address: 6010 Converse Huff Rd Plain City OH 43064
Central Ohio’s Horror Theme Park in Columbus, Ohio is your fall nightmare fuel! There are haunted houses, scare zones, rides, and more.
When: Opens September 16th
Where: Columbus Zoo, 4850 Powell Rd Powell, Ohio
Want to make it a fun day trip or weekend getaway? Find more pumpkin patches, fall festivals, events, and things to do around Ohio:
- List from What Should We Do Today Columbus
- List from Ohio.org
- List from NBC4
- List from Columbus On The Cheap
- Columbus Navigator’s Best Corn Mazes in Ohio list
- Columbus Navigator’s Best Pumpkin Patches in Ohio list
- Columbus Navigator’s Best Fall Festivals in Ohio list