With Halloween soon approaching, there are tons of fall events happening around the New Albany,Blacklick, GahannaandColumbus area. From carnivals and football to trick-or-treating activities for the kids, there’s no shortage of things to do this October.
Columbus Day in Columbus, OH
The Columbus Bicentennial is today, October 8! Check out the city’s restaurants, many of which will be offering 25% discounts. Many major attractions – like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Magic Mountain Fun Center and Capital City Tours – will be celebrating the bicentennial with lowered prices. Be sure to have your Experience Columbus Day flyer to receive the discount.
Food Tours In and Around Columbus
Starting October 14, take an A La Carte Food Tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to experience the city’s ethnic markets. Visit Mexican, Indian, Asian and Mediterranean markets, while sampling authentic pastries, spices and desserts. Tickets cost $45.
Crazy about pumpkin? Then take a Pumpkin Food Tour October 12, October 26 or October 27 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn pumpkin facts, pumpkin history and ways to prepare this seasonal staple. Get ready for pumpkin beers, ales, ice cream and treats. Tickets cost $45.
Halloween-time Festivals in Central Ohio
The Harvest Carnival in Johnsville, not far from Blacklick, will take place October 26. Bring the kids to this free event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an evening of games, face painting, balloon animals, a petting zoo and more.
The Creepside Festival in Creekside Park and Plaza in Gahanna will begin at 5:30 and end around 8:30 p.m. Get dressed up for this free event, open to all ages. Take a walk through Creekside Park in costume, tour the Haunted Maze, play games, eat candy and listen to live music.
Central Ohio’s Sporting Events
Ohio State will face off against Perdue on October 20 at home. Be sure to come out to the Ohio Stadium in Columbus and support the team, which has had an impressive winning streak of 6-0. The next home game will take place November 3 against Illinois. Go Buckeyes!
How to Have a Fun, Safe Halloween
- Take proper pedestrian precautions: cross at street corners and stay on the sidewalk.
- Supervise young children. Make sure your kids accept candy in the doorway, NOT inside a person’s home
- Bring a flashlight. Avoid open fires.
- Only visit homes with porch lights on.
- Inspect your children’s candy before they eat it. Throw away any unwrapped candy.
What are your plans for this October? Let us know!