October in Central Ohio- Ten Ways to (Pumpkin) Spice Up Your Month
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October in Central Ohio- Ten Ways to (Pumpkin) Spice Up Your Month

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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

Two little girls carting a wagon with pumpkins in it at a fall farm in October.

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!

Find a farm to enjoy these fall activities at here!

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!

Click here for more information about Boo At The Zoo!

Pearl Market

Fresh produce at a market.

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!

Learn more about the market here!

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!

Find tickets and info to Columbus R&B Fest here!

Columbus Italian Festival

Cheese set on stand at a 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!

Find information about the Columbus Italian Festival here!

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!

For the full CBJ schedule and tickets, click here!

Donut & Beer Festival

A plate of doughnuts and glass of apple cider to celebrate autumn in October!

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!

Check out ticketing information and more here!

HighBall Halloween

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!

Buy your tickets to support the Short North Arts District here!

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Plenty of pumpkins surrounding one large pumpkin at an October 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!

Information about the show can be found here!

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!

Check out The Columbus Dispatch’s list of haunted houses here!

Find Your Home in Central Ohio

Downtown Columbus, Ohio skyline at dawn from the Scioto River.

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!

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