Things To Do In Central Ohio – October 2018

Hayrides, apple picking, pumpkin carving, hiking, and Halloween events fill the days of October.

Leeds Farm
When: Saturdays & Sundays through October 28, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander, OH 43061
Where can you find fall family fun in one place? Leeds Farm! Enjoy hayrides, farm animals, and barnyard activities!

The Orchard & Company
When: Saturdays & Sundays through October 28, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 7255 US Highway 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Fun all autumn long with wagon rides, large corn pit, zip lines, apple picking, fresh baked items, and much more!

All Hallows Eve
When: October 13 & 20, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Where: Ohio History Center – 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
Pumpkin carving, crafts, games, stories by the bonfire, and much more!

Paws in the Park
When: October 14, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: McCord Park, 333 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, OH 43085
Bring your four-legged friend for an afternoon of furry fun!

Circleville Pumpkin Show
When: October 17-20
Where: Downtown Circleville (US23, approximately 25 miles south of Columbus)
Pumpkin everything! Parades, food, entertainment, craft demonstrations, pumpkin pie eating contests, and so much more!

Halloween Spooktacular
When: October 18, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Where: Dublin Community Recreation Center – 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017
Lots of games, candy, and fun at this merry, not scary family fun event!

Boo at the Zoo
When: October 19-21 & 26-28
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065
Dress up and come enjoy treats, travel through a hay maze, learn magic from the Frogwortz spellbook, hay rides, and so much more!

Trunk or Treat Car Show
When: October 20 (raindate: October 27), 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: Hilliard Presbyterian Church, 3600 Leap Road, Hilliard 43026
Sports cars, classic cars, muscle cars…so many cars! Plus, music, food, and trunk or treating!

Columbus Marathon
When: October 21 at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Downtown Columbus
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the title beneficiary for the Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon. Run or walk knowing YOU are helping each patient.

HighBall Halloween
When: October 26-27
Where: East Goodale & High Street, from Goodale to Nationwide Boulevard
HighBall Halloween is the nation’s most elaborate costume party – and it is right here in Columbus!

Candy by the Carload
When: October 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: City of Powell Municipal Building Parking Lot, 47 Hall Street, Powell 43065
Local businesses and organizations set up booths and car trunks filled with candy, toys, and other Halloween goodies.

Top 5 Fall Hikes
Fall scenery is absolutely beautiful, especially in Greater Columbus! Check out the parks below to experience the season to its fullest!
Highbanks Metropark
Slate Run Metropark
The Scioto River and Hayden Run Falls
The Scioto Mile and Scioto Audubon Metropark
Battelle Darby Creek Metropark

Note: The information here was correct at time of publishing, but weather and other issues can impact even the best laid plans. Call the venue directly or visit the links provided for up-to-date information before you make your plans!

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