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Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in Columbus


Columbus Fall Festivals:


Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival – August 18-19, 2017 – this festival features tomato displays and contests, art, live entertainment, children’s activities and more!

Clintonville Quest – August 19, 2017 – this scavenger hunt-like event is a race through Clintonville to complete challenges and uncover clues as you race to the finish line. 100% of the registration fees benefit Clintonville Community Resource Center!

WAG at Prairie Oaks Metro Park – August 19, 2017 – a free festival celebrating dogs and their humans!

Grove City Eco Fest in Grove City Town Center (new location) – August 19, 2017 – celebrate green and healthy living with games, displays, vendors, activities and more!

Obetz Zucchini Festival – August 24-27, 2017 – this family-friendly festival celebrates zucchini with rides, entertainment, a parade and more!

St. Joan of Arc Festival: August 24-26- this church festival takes place in Powell with a Beatle’s Tribute Band with lots of family fun! 

St. Anthony’s Corn Roast Festival – August 25-26, 2017 – this free festival features food, children’s activities, rides and a rummage sale!

India Festival – August 26, 2017 – a celebration of Indian culture featuring food, vendors, dancing and live performances!

Urban Scrawl – August 26-27, 2017 – this Franklinton festival features live mural creations, art activities for kids, break dancing and food trucks!

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival – August 30 – September 2, 2017 – celebrate sweet corn with square dancing, a tractor pull, live music, historical exhibits and lots more!



Apple Picking begins in August.  Here’s a list of U-Pick Apple Orchards in Columbus.


Columbus Greek Festival – September 1-4, 2017 – celebrate Greek culture with food, dance, vendors and more!

St. Michael’s Parish Festival: September 1-3- Raffles, bands, rides, and food! Come out and enjoy! 

Ohio Renaissance Festival – September 2 – October 29, 2017 – this festival features games, rides, food, crafts, jousting and live performances!

Ohio Cup Vintage Baseball Festival – September 2-3, 2017 – watch the vintage baseball games at one of the nation’s largest vintage baseball festivals!

St. Mary’s Egyptian Festival – September 2-3, 2017- this festival celebrates Egyptian culture with food, games, vendors and raffles!

Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival– September 2-4, 2017- Food, entertainment, car show- something for everyone! 

Upper Arlington Arts Festival – September 4, 2017 – this year is the 51st anniversary of this festival filled with artists, vendors, activities and entertainment!

Marion Popcorn Festival– September 7-9, 2017- this is the largest popcorn festival in the world!  There’s free admission, with a charge for items such as ride tickets and food.

Ohio Bacon Fest – September 8, 2017 – celebrate all things bacon at Columbus Commons! Kids 6 and under are free!

Hot Times Community Music and Arts Festival – September 8-10, 2017 – this independent festival features a street fair, live music and food!

Lithopolis Honey Fest – September 8-9, 2017 – celebrate bees and their honey with kids crafts, demonstrations, honey tasting, a bake off and lots more!

Old Hilliard Fest – September 9, 2107 – this festival features an art and street fair, games, rides, old cars, music and food!

The Great Westerville Food Truck Fest – September 10, 2017 – over 30 food trucks plus family friendly music and entertainment are what this festival is all about!

OktoberfestSeptember 15-17, 2017- Come out and celebrate German traditions in downtown Columbus!

Powell Street Market – September 17, 2017 – the final Powell Street Market of the season features vendors, Ohio-made products, produce, pony rides and food trucks!


Country Living Fair – September 15-17, 2017 – this event features seminars, demonstrations, food and more!

Grove City Arts in the Alley – September 16-17, 2017 – this art show features photography, crafts, fine art, a parade and more!

Independent’s Day Festival – September 16-17, 2017 – celebrate independent music, art, performances and food!

Cartoon Weekend at the Zoo – September 16-17, 2017 – mingle with your favorite cartoon characters at this inaugural event at the zoo!

Delaware County Fair – September 16-23, 2017 – a week of entertainment, contests, food and fun!

Columbus Oktoberfest– September 22-24, 2017- Many activities for kids too at The Ohio Expo Center! 

Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest at the Columbus Zoo – September 23-24, 2017 – see Jack Hanna live on stage along with other activities and entertainment!

Harvest Fair at Stratford Ecological Center – September 23, 2017 – make apple cider, take a wagon ride, play in the “kid’s world” and more at this celebration of Stratford and farming! 

New Albany Classic – September 24, 2017 – this family-friendly celebration features horse jumping, kid’s activities, rides, food and Nick Jonas in concert! 

The North Market Festival For Good: September 29-30, 2017-  Brings awareness to social enterprises and includes 25 local enterprises along with merchants and entertainment. 

Harvest Fair at Columbus Commons – September 30, 2017 – this festival features hay rides, games, pumpkin patch and more!

Chalk the Block at Easton Town Center – September 30, 2017 – watch artists design and make chalk drawings on the sidewalks at Easton! Live music is also featured!

Pumpkinpalooza at Emswiler Farm (used to be at Lynd Fruit Farm) – September 30, 2017 – celebrate all things pumpkin at Emswiler Farm with hay rides, kids activities and more!



Italian Festival – October 6-8, 2017 – celebrate Italian culture with food, rides, a parade, live entertainment and more! Taste of Italy is Monday, October 2.

Fall Festival at Oakland Nursery – October 7-8, 2017 – this festival takes place at all locations of Oakland Nursery and includes special sales, door prizes and pumpkins!

Yellow Springs Street Fair – October 14, 2017 – this street fair includes live music, street performers, arts and craft vendors and food!

Historic Dublin Chili Cook-off – October 14, 2017 – tour local establishments as they compete for the title of “Best Chili in the City”!

Circleville Pumpkin Show – October 18-21, 2017 – parades, contests, craft demonstrations, concerts, games and tons more!

Boo at the Zoo – October 20-22 and 27-29, 2017 – dress up in costume and collect treats around the zoo!

Creepside– October 21, 2017- Live music, games, activities, haunted trail- wear your costumes! 

Halloween Pet Parade at Easton – October 22, 2017 – bring your pet dressed in its Halloween concert or just come and watch as pets are on parade!

Trick or Treat Trail at Gallant Woods Park – October 22, 2017 – enjoy hay rides, decorating pumpkins and your favorite characters along the trail!

Halloween Family Fun Day at North Market – October 29, 2017 – celebrate Halloween at North Market!

What Fall Festivals are your family most looking forward to attending?

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