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September in Central Ohio: Top Ten Events

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September is here! Enjoy your last days of summer by planning a fun-filled month with your local agents at The Raines Group by checking out this list of stellar events in Central Ohio throughout the month!

Apple Picking & Pumpkin Patches

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When: All month

Where: Around Central Ohio

What: Celebrate the upcoming fall season by spending some time at the farms around Central Ohio! From pumpkin and apple picking to corn mazes to fun-filled farm activities— you won’t want to skip out on supporting your local farmers around Central Ohio!

Find a farm to enjoy these fall activities at here!

Breakaway Columbus

When: September 3 & 4, 4 PM

Where: Historic Crew Stadium, Columbus

What: This music festival is a Columbus concert-goers’ dream! This lineup of 28 musicians is one that you won’t want to miss! With headliners Kygo, Illenium, and much more— Breakaway Music Festival will be a huge event for Columbus this year!

Get your tickets to Breakaway here!

Marion Popcorn Festival

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When: September 9-11, various times

Where: Downtown Marion

What: Spend the weekend eating some yummy popcorn and enjoying fair rides at the Marion Popcorn Festival! With live entertainment and fun for all ages, you will not want to skip the festival’s 40th anniversary!

Learn more about the festival here!

9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony

When: September 11, 9-10 AM

Where: National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Columbus

What: Commemorate the heartbreaking tragedies of the terrorist attacks that happened 20 years ago on September 11, 2001 by joining the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in their remembrance ceremony. The unfortunate losses of so many brave people will forever be remembered in our country.

Learn more about the ceremony here!

Columbus Oktoberfest

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When: September 21, 11 AM-11 PM

Where: Ohio Expo Center/Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus

What: Join Schmidt’s Columbus Oktoberfest this year where there will be amazing food, drinks, entertainment, shopping, and fun! This event embraces German traditions and brings great historical value to Columbus!

Find information about Oktoberfest here!

Dispatch Fall Home and Garden Show

When: September 10-12, 11 AM-6 PM

Where: Ohio Expo Center, Columbus

What: This event is perfect for our home décor junkies! Learn from local experts how to maximize the design of your home inside and out at this 3-day event! This event will also memorialize 9/11 through artifacts brought in by Motts Military Museum.

For event information and more, click here!

Festival Latino

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When: September 18, 5-10 PM

Where: Columbus Commons

What: Don’t miss this FREE one-night-only concert in Columbus featuring an incredible lineup of Latino musicians and delicious food trucks! Tickets must be reserved in advance online!

Reserve your free tickets and learn about the festival here!

Little Brown Jug

When: September 19-23, various times

Where: Delaware County Fairgrounds

What: Join many others in celebrating this annual Delaware staple that has been going on for 75 years! Little Brown Jug week is celebrated with horse racing, animal showing, food, beverages, and many more fun-filled activities!

For ticketing information and more, click here!

Columbus Coffee Festival

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When: September 25 & 26, 9 AM-6 PM

Where: Ohio Village at the Ohio History Connection, Columbus

What: Indulge in Central Ohio’s best coffee roasters & food trucks at this 2-day event! Enjoy coffee perks including music, poetry, gardening, yoga, watercolors, and history! This festival is a must-do for coffee lovers of Central Ohio!

Check out the full lineup and ticketing information here!

NHL Preseason Columbus Blue Jackets Games

When: September 28 & 29, 7 PM

Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus

What: Cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets as they prepare for the 2021-2022 hockey season! CBJ will play the Buffalo Sabres on the 28th and the St. Louis Blues on the 29th both in our home arena! These games will lead up to our home opener, taking place in the beginning of October!

Buy your tickets to cheer on our local hockey team here!

Find Your Home in Central Ohio

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No matter the day, there’s always some sort of event or festivity happening in the communities of Central Ohio. Be sure to follow our blog to stay posted on the highlights!

Are you thinking of making the move to Central Ohio? Use our in-depth area guides to learn more about life here, browse our buying resources for help, and try out our specialized search tool to narrow down your options. Ready to get started? Just give us a call!

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