Things To Do In Columbus This Weekend, Oct 6th – Oct 8th, 2017

Mac and Cheese Festival

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Easton Town Square, 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus.

Form: https://eastontowncenter.com/contact

Phone: (614) 337-2200

Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food for many, so get ready to be comforted at the Columbus Mac and Cheese Festival this Friday! You won’t need to feel nearly as guilty about indulging in this sinful treat though – it’s for a good cause, #MacOutCancer! This amazing festival features an array of macaroni and cheese creations from the best Columbus restaurants. There will be live entertainment at this tasty family-friendly festival, and water, soda, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Admission is $25.00 for adults; $10.00 for children 12 and under.

Family Nights

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Worthington Community Center, 345 E. Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington.

Email: dhurley@ci.worthington.oh.us

Phone: (614) 436-2743

The Worthington Community Center is hosting a Family Night this Friday evenings! Kids of all ages will enjoy the free fun, which includes arts and crafts, little tykes gym activities, and big kids’ gym activities. The activities are the perfect way to usher in the weekend with some active fun. You can also use the pool this Friday for some extra splashy fun. Adults must stay with their children, and cannot attend without children. This event is open to the public and is free to attend, but you’ll have to pay $3.00 to enter the pool.

Made LOCAL Marketplace Fall Show

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Bridgewater Banquet Center, 10561 Sawmill Pkwy, Powell.

Form: http://www.bridgewaterbanquetcenter.com/

Phone: (614) 734-9800

Made LOCAL Marketplace is a unique arts and crafts show featuring over 100 local vendors. The Fall Show will be held this Saturday at Bridgewater Banquet Center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free for a fun-filled day of shopping, food, local music and more. It’s the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping! Imagine not having to run out to the crazy stores in December – sounds pretty good, right? The show will feature tons of Ohio-made apparel, jewelry, food items, accessories, home items, art, kids’ items, pet items, and more. Check out the Facebook page to see some of the featured vendors. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local charity, so you can feel good about spending money on awesome stuff! This event is free to attend.

Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 and Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs

Form: https://youngsdairy.com/contact-us/

Phone: (937) 325-0629

Young’s Jersey Dairy farm is having an awesome pumpkin festival this weekend only! You’ll find some great activities such as: pumpkin picking, a ride to pumpkin patch, a corn maze, petting zoo, milking demos, donut hole making, pumpkin painting, cheese samples, production tours, pumpkin launcher, cheese production tours; evenings, haunted wagon ride and storytellers. There’s also a haunted wagon ride and Scary Stories for those brave enough. It’s family-friendly but scary, so use your discretion! Admission is free, but certain activities will have varying costs.

Preschool STEAM in the Library – Dinosaurs!

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Lane Road Library, 1945 Lane Road, Upper Arlington.

Form: https://www.ualibrary.org/forms/contact-us-we-hear-you

Phone: (614) 486-9621

What kid doesn’t adore dinosaurs? Come on down to the Lane Road Library where we’ll share a story about dinosaurs and then do some fun activities related to STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)! This event is so much fun that your kids won’t even know that they’re learning about these incredible reptilians – which is the best kind of learning. This event is geared toward ages 3 through 6. This event is free to attend.

Costume Closet

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Worthington Library Meeting Room, 1389 Worthington Centre Drive, Worthington.

Form: https://www.worthingtonlibraries.org/help/contact

Phone: (614) 807-2626

With Halloween sprinting closer and closer to us, it’s time to think about what the kiddos will be wearing for Halloween this year. Give the kids a sneak preview of costumery in all of its glory with a whole closet dedicated to awesome kids gear over at the Worthington Library! Kids will have fun getting creative and showing off their stylish selves! This event is free to attend.

Hatchimals Surprise Party

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Toys R Us, 6547 Sawmill Rd, Dublin.

Form: https://www.toysrus.com/cobrand/help/contact-us

Phone: (614) 792-9194

Any parent not living under a rock knows that Hatchimals are mega hot right now. Watch two Hatchimals surprise hatches, play Hatchimals themed games and activities, treat yourself to a Puppadee manicure, and take home a Hatchimals loot bag with treats! All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. This event is free to attend and there is a limit of one per child. This event is free to attend.

Harvest Days

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Harvest Hills Ministries, 670 Hills Miller Rd, Delaware.

Form: http://www.harvesthillsministries.org/contact-us/

Grab your friends and family and wander the pumpkin patch, you will find a perfect match! Bring a blanket to sit on and plan to come and have some fun. This place is full of country charm so come relax and enjoy a day on the farm! This event will feature a hay wagon ride, kiddie train, pumpkin painting, games, and music all included in admission! You can also find all your fall favorite treats such as homemade ice cream, caramel apples, and fall foods at additional cost. Admission is $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for kids 3 through 10, and 2 and under is free!

Fall Festival & Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 and Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Oakland Nursery, 4261 W Dublin Granville Rd, Dublin.

Email: oaklandpottery@gmail.com

Phone: (614) 874-2400

Come on down to the Oakland Nursery for two whole days filled with sales, games, food, bounce house, tractor-pulled hay rides and special visits from the Turtle Lady and the professional pumpkin carver Gus Smithhisler! This is an awesome fall festival, complete with some of the biggest pumpkins you’ve ever seen in your life. This event is free for some activities, with a small fee for others and nice discounts for some purchases.

Gallant Farm’s 5th Anniversary

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.

Email: contactparks@preservationparks.com

Phone: (740) 524-8600

Gallant Farm is turning 5 going on 85! This lovely farm is planted here in the 21st-century, but its roots are in the 1930’s. Come to Gallant Farm and see how they have grown since their opening in 2012. Help celebrate with cake and ice cream and see photos and videos of what they’ve been up to lately. Seriously – if nothing else it’s cake and ice cream. This event is free to attend.

LEGO Bricktober Event

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Toys R Us, 6547 Sawmill Rd, Dublin.

Form: https://www.toysrus.com/cobrand/help/contact-us

Phone: (614) 792-9194

This awesome LEGO Build & Play event with a free LEGO Ninjago wearable badge is going to be a major hit with all fans of the Ninjago series. Come build all your favorite characters, weapons, and other great pieces at Toys R Us! All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. This event is free to attend and there is a limit of one per child.

Darby Creek Day

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Battelle Darby Creek (Meeting Place: Indian Ridge Bulletin Board) 2705 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway.

Email: info@metroparks.net

Phone: (614) 891-0700

Darby Creek is going to be bustling with all sorts of great outdoor activities this Sunday afternoon! Enjoy seining, noodling for mussels, canoeing, fly fishing, live animals and more along Big Darby Creek. Meet representatives from organizations working to protect the Darby Watershed. Come on out for a beautiful Sunday at the creek! This event is free to attend.

Fall Fest

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Fancyburg Park, 3375 Kioka Ave Upper, Arlington.

Form: https://parks.uaoh.net/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsa0310.html?wbsi=b958b34a-e17a-9a85-e711-f3a3cb22f7de

Phone: (614) 583-5300

The Fall Fest over at Fancyburg Park is packed with fun, seasonal activities for the whole family to enjoy. Try your hand at carving pumpkins, making apple cider and caramel apples, creating kites and more! The afternoon also features hay rides, inflatable games, fun contests, the Huffman’s Market Chili Cook-off, and other tasty refreshments  This event is free to attend, but some activities require cash.

Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Ohio History Center, 800 E 17th Ave, Columbus.

Email: info@ohiohistory.org

Phone: (614) 297-2300

Come celebrate Ohio’s archaeological wonders with the Ohio History Connection! Ohio is home to some of the most important archaeological sites in North America. From the human-made heights of giant ancient American Indian earthworks to the depths of Lake Erie where shipwrecks lie, Ohio archaeology has something for everyone. Each year, archaeological investigations in the field and lab provide new and exciting information on our archaeological heritage. This event is free to attend.

USA Hockey Girls Try Hockey for Free

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:20 pm at The Chiller at Easton, 3600 Chiller Ln, Columbus.

Email: info@coghockey.com

Phone: (614) 475-7575

Hockey may seem like an exclusively male sport, but we’ve got some news for you – girls can still kick some major butt at this rough and tumble sport. Girls of all ages are invited to try hockey for free at Chiller Easton on Friday! No equipment or experience required. Does your daughter already play hockey? Then they would love to have her volunteer as an on-ice helper! This event is free to attend. Registration is required for this event.


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