October is here! Leaves are turning into their warm colors and falling to the ground. The air is crisp and the smells of pumpkin spice and everything nice are filling your nose! It’s time to plan 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
When: All month
Where: Around Central Ohio
What: Celebrate the 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!
Boo At The Zoo
When: Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday until October 31
Where: The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Powell
What: Take part in trick or treat in a safe scare-free environment with the whole family this Halloween season! Also enjoy the fun of seeing all of the amazing zoo animals while you’re there! This extremely popular event has expanded into five different weekends, so you can take part in the festivities all month!
When: Every Tuesday & Friday from 10:30 AM-2 PM until October 15
Where: E Gay St, Columbus
What: Enjoy local produce, products, & artisan-made goods at this incredible pop-up market. You can support 35 local vendors at the non-profit Pearl Market located in Downtown Columbus! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to support your local community!
Columbus R&B Fest
When: October 8, 8 PM
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus
What: Jam out to some wonderful Rhythm & Blues with Keith Sweat, Tank, Tevin Campbell, Dru Hill & Silk! You will not want to miss the lovely sounds of this one-day-festival coming to Columbus!
Columbus Italian Festival
When: October 8-10
Where: Italian Village, Columbus
What: Indulge in the culture of Italia during the Columbus Italian Festival! Enjoy food, rides, games, cultural events, marching band competitions, live music and more! This will be the 40th year for the Italian Festival!
Columbus Blue Jackets Games
When: October 14, 16, 21, 23, & 25
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus
What: Hockey is back in season and out of our blue, we rise to join the Columbus Blue Jackets kick-off their home opener on the 14th of October! Can’t make it to the opener? Well, the Blue Jackets will be playing four other games in our home arena! You can also catch these home games, or the three away games this month on TV! Don’t miss out on the boom of the cannon on game nights!
Donut & Beer Festival
When: October 16, 2-7 PM
Where: Huntington Park, Columbus
What: Head over to the home of our Columbus Clippers to enjoy some yummy treats and drinks! This is the first and the only Donut & Beer fest ever! There will be unique donuts, craft beers, and ciders served! On top of all of that, there will be live music and fun for everyone!
When: October 23, 5-11
Where: EXPRESS LIVE!, Columbus
What: Get in your best costume for the annual, iconic HighBall Halloween! Fashion is a big part of Columbus, and this event is held in the fashion capital of our city! Jam out to some music and note that at HighBall Halloween, “you are what you wear!” Proceeds of this event will support the Short North Alliance!
Circleville Pumpkin Show
When: October 20-23
Where: Circleville, Ohio
What: Join many others in this incredible free show held annually for over 100 years in Circleville! Enjoy rides, games, food, crafts, and more with family and friends! Plus listen to The Best Damn Band in the Land preform on Thursday! This event is iconic and something you won’t want to miss-out on!
Spooky October Festivities
When: All Month Long
Where: All Around Ohio
What: Into the thrill and scare of October’s Halloween season? Go get your scare on at some of the many terrifyingly-amazing haunted houses and attractions this fall!
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