COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — From the opening of Zombiezi Bay at the Columbus zoo and “Encanto” at the Palace Theatre to the Ohio State Buckeyes’ game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, here are things to see and do this weekend.
Huntington Park, 6:35 p.m. Thursday, 7:05 p.m. Friday, 1:05 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
- The Columbus Clippers face the Omaha Storm Chasers in a six-game series.
Zoombezi Bay, beginning Friday through Oct. 29
- Guests will explore a fiendish world of four haunted houses, two scare zones, six amusement rides, and other sinister surprises. Zombiezi Bay will be held on Friday and Saturday nights in September, and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October.
Jack Pine Studio, Friday through Sunday
- This outdoor art show features hundreds of blown glass pumpkins for sale, with live music and food.
Palace Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday
- CAPA is presenting Disney Concerts’ “Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert,” as part of a 45-city tour offering guests of all ages the opportunity to sing along with their favorite songs performed by a live band while watching the full film.
Notre Dame Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday
- The Buckeyes face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the fourth game of the season. Watch the game on NBC4, and follow NBC4 Sports for updates.
Mayme Moore Park on Saturday
- The festival is led by Black, indigenous, queer and trans members of the community, and offers an alternative to mainstream Pride celebrations.
Ohio Village on Saturday and Sunday
- The festival provides a way to connect local coffee roasters with coffee fans from all over central Ohio and beyond.
Warren County, two miles west of I-71 at 10542 State Route 73, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 29.
- Returning for a 34th season, this year’s eight-weekend festival features more than 150 shows daily, dozens of savory offerings, shops offering homemade crafts, and several special events.
Freeman’s Farm, through Oct. 31
- Families can enjoy hayrides, campfires, a petting zoo, kettle corn, scarecrow making, apple butter and more.
- Central Ohio is home to numerous farmers’ markets throughout the summer, offering locally grown produce, art, clothing and more.
- This fall is packed with central Ohio’s favorite events, including Boo at the Zoo and HighBall Halloween, along with numerous star-studded shows in the city’s biggest venues.
- Farms and orchards in central Ohio are open and offering a rich variety of produce — not just apples, but cherries, pears, peaches, and plums — as well as hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos and more.
- County fair season continues this weekend in central Ohio with the Delaware County Fair.
For more events, view NBC4’s community calendar.