COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Fall is almost here and central Ohio is gearing up for seasonal festivals, Halloween events and more.
Farms and orchards open for fall
Ohio orchards will welcome guests for fruit picking, hayrides, corn mazes and other activities. View a list of orchards and farms to visit this autumn here.
Schmidt’s Columbus Oktoberfest: Sept. 9-11
This Columbus classic features food, live entertainment, brews, games, dancing, arts and crafts and much more.
Ohio Expo Center and Fairgrounds – 717 E. 17th Ave. Details. Times vary.
Fall Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show: Sept. 18
Artists and crafters sell original handmade items, with a full concessions stand.
Makoy Event Center – 5462 Center St. Details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Glass Pumpkin Festival: Sept. 23-25
This outdoor art show features hundreds of blown glass pumpkins for sale, with live music and food.
Jack Pine Studio – 21397 OH-180. Details. Times vary.
Columbus Coffee Festival: Sept. 24-25
Taste samples from roasters and coffee shops in Ohio and beyond.
Ohio Village – 800 E. 17th Ave. Tickets. Times vary.
Columbus Fall BrewFest: Oct. 1
Vendors from more than 50 breweries selling150 beers.
Huntington Park – 330 Huntington Park Ln. Details. 3 to 6 p.m.
Chillicothe Halloween Festival: Oct. 7-9
A three-day festival features vendors, food, live entertainment, inflatables and more.
Yoctangee Park – 19 Enderlin Cir. Details. Times vary.
The Circleville Pumpkin Show: Oct. 19-22
This festival features the largest pumpkins in Ohio, weighing more than 1,000 pounds, with parades, live entertainment, food, activities, and a Miss Pumpkin show.
159 E. Franklin St. Details. Times vary.
The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow: Oct. 19-23
More than 1,500 pumpkins will light the trail etched by community carvers.
Heritage Park – 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Details. Times vary.
HighBall Halloween: Oct. 22
Known as the nation’s “most elaborate Halloween party,” HighBall features live performances, a costume fashion show, cocktails and more. NBC4’s Matt Barnes and Monica Day will host.
Short North Arts District – Goodale and Park Streets. Tickets. 2 to 11 p.m.
Haunted Village: Oct. 27
Fun for all ages featuring ghost tours, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.
Olde Pickerington Village – 89 N. Center St. Details. 6 to 8 p.m.
All Hallows Eve at Ohio Village: Through Oct. 29
These evenings of 1890s family fun includes pumpkin carving, crafts, games, a 19th century masquerade and more.
Ohio Village – 800 E. 17th Ave. Details. Select Saturdays, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival: Through Oct. 29
Families can enjoy hayrides, campfires, a petting zoo, kettle corn, scarecrow making, apple butter and more.
Freeman’s Farm – 6142 Lewis Center Rd. Details. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends.
Boo at the Zoo: Through Oct. 30
This family-friendly Halloween event at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium features trick-or-treating, live entertainment, pumpkin carving and more. Take part in the celebration during select weekends in October.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – 4850 Powell Rd. Details. Times vary.
Pumpkins Aglow: Through Oct. 30
Hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins illuminate Franklin Park Conservatory.
Franklin Park Conservatory – 1777 E. Broad St. Details. Select dates, 5 to 9 p.m.
Ohio Renaissance Festival: Through Oct. 30
This 16th century village comes to life with live entertainment, food, shops and more.
Renaissance Park – 10542 OH-73. Details. 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekends.
Young’s Jersey Dairy Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival: Through Oct. 30
Pick-your-own pumpkin patch, corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin treats other fall favorites.
Young’s Jersey Dairy – 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd. Details. Times vary.