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Fall Activities in Columbus Ohio

Columbus Ohio is a great place to live year-round, yet when the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, the area comes alive with apple-picking, fall festivals, concerts, football tailgates and Halloween fun. Our monthly calendars and event reviews will keep you up-to-date on the best places and space to be in Columbus!

October Foodie Adventures
Trick or Treat, it's time to eat! There are a ton of great foodie events this month and many are Halloween themed. Adult treats like Monster Tea and Dinner Theater are wonderful ways to combine your love of food and your love of zombies and ghouls.

Halloween Horror Movie Hook-Up Part 3
Part three of the Halloween Horror Movie Hook-Up list comes from Gateway Film Center and is all about KIDS! Cool, family-friendly movies, trick or treat gifts and Halloween themed activties!

Halloween Horror Movie Hook-Up Part 2
Hitchcock Halloween! Can you have Halloween without the master Alfred Hitchcock? I don't think so and neither does the Gateway Theatre and The Wexner Center for the Arts.Both are delving into the brilliant mind behind Rear Window, Birds and more. Check out the complete listing for both events.


Part one of the Halloween Horror Movie Hook-Up list comes from Gateway Film Center. A dizzying array of camp, spook and gore is lined up for Central Ohio residents the entire month of October. See your favorite, classic scary movie again on the big screen!

Highball Masquerade on High
Highball Masquerade on High is one of the most popular Halloween events in Columbus. Now in its sixth year, the event acts as a major fundraiser for the Short North Arts District, a showcase of local talent and a bang up party. Activities include professional and children's costume contests, giant runway show, huge tailgate party and kids' day with bounce houses, face painting, Trick or Treat stations and more.

Greek Festival
Discover more about the Greek culture through food, song and desserts!

7 Quirky Events for September
There are traditional fall events in Columbus - tailgating, festivals, farmer's markets, etc., but there is also a wide variety of events that are a bit more...unusual. Try something different with theses events.

6 Things to Do in October
Don't miss this month's line up of 'must do' events!

Beggar Night Times and Pumpkin Patches in Central Ohio
Dust off the carving tools and get your costume ready! It's time for pumpkin patches and trick or treating! Beggar's Night falls on Halloween this year which makes it easier to remember, but school teachers may not have an easy go of it on November 1st.

Costumes in Columbus
Getting Ready for Halloween is Half the Fun! And local shops are ready to fulfill your Halloween fantasies! Don't forget area thrift stores as well, we've got tips for thrift shopping and where you can get costume rentals as well as vintage clothing.

November Family and Kid Activities
November is all about the twinkling lights and the yummy smells of fall cooking in the kitchen. This month there is an event especially for moms who need to recharge their batteries, families who want to know the tips for making a great gingerbread house and it also kicks off the Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo. Have fun this month!

Free and Cheap Events in Columbus for November
November kicks off the holiday season. Thanksgiving and Veteran's Day come this month and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a variety of activities Columbus has to offer. Many will begin the month with an eye on Christmas shopping in December. There's no need to cut back on activities this holiday season, there are many events that are...

October Fall Festivals
Are your ready for more fall festival fun? October brings via Columbus, which focuses on art and innovation in Columbus and Mamapalooza - fun for the whole family. Celebrate Italian Heritage with the Columbus Italian Festival, focus on tunes and flicks at the Ohio Film and Music Festival, stir it up at the Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival, make...

Spooktacular Halloween Events in Columbus
2011 Halloween events and activities for Columbus Ohio including Boo at the Zoo, HighBall, Haunted Hoochie, Fall Harvest Jamboree and even performances of Sleepy Hollow.

Beggar Night Times and Pumpkin Patches in Central Ohio
Dust off the carving tools and get your costume ready! It's time for pumpkin patches and trick or treating! Beggar's Night falls on Halloween this year which makes it easier to remember, but school teachers may not have an easy go of it on Tuesday, November 1st.

Adult Halloween Events in Columbus
Do the Time Warp again with the Shadowbox Live's Rocky Horror Picture Show. This is just one of the many Halloween events Columbus has to offer those looking for a mature night of haunting. Check out the intellectual - yet still spooky - side of paranormal events at X-Fest. There are seminars on everything from aliens and ghosts to exercising...

Haunted Houses in Columbus Ohio
Take your Halloween haunting on the road and visit some of the most popular haunted houses in the Columbus area. Watch history and ghostly legends collide during the Statehouse tours, take the kids on a spooky pirate ship downtown at the Santa Maria or try not to faint during a Haunted Hoochie visit. Find a spooky spot near you!

Kid and Family Halloween Events in Columbus Ohio
Halloween celebration lasts all month long in Columbus with pumpkin patches, haunted houses and ghost ships and trick or treating alternatives. Don't miss the Fall Harvest Jamboree, Boo and the Zoo, 19th Century Halloween celebration at Ohio Village and Halloween-themed Kids Cooking at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix + Family Day
Celebrating it's 14th year, the New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day features a concert with Big Time Rush headlining, an internationally-sanctioned Olympic equestrian event and lots of family activities. Kids will be able to practice archery, ride carnival rides, watch pig races and explore the hands-on activities.

September Events and Activities in Columbus, Ohio
September brings remembering the tragedy of September 11th through several memorials, the New Albany Classic and Grand Prix, food truck tours, Home School Days, Katy Perry, Diana Ross and PB and Jazz. Variety is not only the spice of life, it is something the Greater Columbus area does well and reflects the interests and diversity of its residents.

Columbus Ohio 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Memorials and Events
Around the world people are taking a moment to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. In Columbus Ohio there are memorial concerts - Gospel Fest at Genoa Park , Kevin McGuire at the Columbus Museum of Art and Mozarts Requiem at Broad Street Presbyterian Church. There are also several volunteer and in-service...

Fall Festivals in Columbus Ohio - September
In September the fair and festival season in Columbus Ohio shifts into high gear with fall fun. There is something for everyone this month with Oktoberfest, the Labor Day Festival, the India Festival, tech focused viaColumbus, down home Country Living Fair, animal friendly Jack Hanna Fall Festival, soul stirring GospelFest and more.

Apple Picking in Columbus Ohio Area
There is nothing more satisfying than reaching up to pick a fresh apple from a tree on a crisp fall day. Apple picking is a timeless tradition and the Columbus Ohio area has a variety of farms where visitors can tour the farm, pick produce and learn more about how the popular fruit is grown.

Labor Day Events and Activities In Columbus Ohio
This weekend is the Greek Festival, Rhythm on the River with Ballet Met, Short North Gallery Hop or the Labor Day Arts Festival. Spend the last weekend of summer knee-deep in Columbus fun!

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