Columbus Mom Guide to the Month of October


Hello, fall! The leaves are just starting to change. The colors are just beautiful and mums and pumpkins are everywhere you look. The smell of pumpkin spice is in the air and you can hear the leaves crunch as you take an evening stroll with your family. Who’s ready for fall activities and fun in our guide to the month of October?!

There are plenty of Pumpkin Patches to visit this month! You may be able to squeeze in some last-minute Apple Picking as well. Be sure to check out our post on Haunted Houses and Spooky Tours too. It sounds like a spooktacular time! Along with Trick-or-Treat this month, there are a number of Trunk-or-Treat options along the way! This is a great option for little ones too. {As always, the information is subject to change. Be sure to use the links and check directly with the businesses/organizations.}

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October eventsOctober Events

Ongoing Events:

ZOMBIEzi Bay Haunted House: Through October 29, 2023 :Explore a wicked new world with four haunted houses, two scare zones, the Sea Dragon roller coaster, other non-water rides and plenty of sinister surprises – if you dare. Must be 13 or older!

2023 Trail of Scarecrows: Fairfield County has been named “The Scarecrow Capital of Ohio” and there are 14 communities throughout the county displaying scarecrows. There are almost 300 on display. Use the link to get a map of where to visit and the app too!

Wizard and Wands Festival: Takes place all month at The Westerville Public Library | Design potions, treasure hunts, a fantasy-themed wonderland and so much more!

Food Drive with Seeds of Caring: This is an anywhere project where kids can explore food insecurity and then food items will be distributed through November 5, 2023.

Brick or Treat Monster Party at Legoland Discovery Center: 4D movie: The Great Monster Chase, themed games, activities, character visits, Halloween photo ops and more! Activities are included in admission.

Events: October 1- 7

September 30 – October 9: CoComelon Party Time at Vitria on the Square | Come experience the colorful world of CoComelon! Sing, dance and MEET JJ, Cody, Nina & other CoComelon friends! While there, kids can play in a larger-than-life rainbow play zone, dance on the dazzling light-up dance floor, create at the Coloring/Activity Center, play games in our Cuddly corner with and so much more!

CoComelon Party TimeOctober 1: Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory| Free admission for Franklin County Residents!

October 1: Character Meet and Greet at The Columbus Zoo: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Guests are also welcome to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes for this experience. Trick-or-treat candy will also be available. The number of tickets to this portion of the day is limited. Families will be admitted every 15 minutes for visitors to enjoy the event without large crowds.

October 1: Upper Arlington Fall Fest: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Fancyburg Park | Carve pumpkins, make scarecrows and create your own buckeye necklaces as you enjoy the sounds of live and music and fall fun!

October 1- October 29: Jack O Lantern World: This October, by popular demand, Jack O’Lantern World is coming to Columbus, OH. Walk the amazing trail filled with 1000’s of Jack O’ lanterns hand carved by over 50 artisans. The experience will include some of USA’s LARGEST real 1000+ LB pumpkins! Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sundays. Prices start at $14.99.

October 2: A Night in Your Own Dinner Verona: Italian Festival kickoff event! Dinner and dance at the Berwick.

October 3-8: Jesus Christ Superstar: Tickets now on sale at The Ohio Theater!

October 4: Barbie You Can Be Anything Experience: Come to COSI for this one of a kind Barbie experience!

October 5-29: The Rocky Horror Show: Get your tickets at the Garden Center Main Stage!

October 5-7: Dracula at Dublin Jerome High School | A great play to watch during spooky season!

October 6-8: Alum Creek Fall Fest: 3:00 p.m. | This fall fest takes place all weekend and includes pumpkin decorating, haunted trail, spooky animals and crafts and don’t forget pumpkin archery!

October 6: Great Pumpkin Walk in Downtown Bellefontaine: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Free activities, trick or treating, crafts and petting zoo. You can also purchase a $20 passport for kids to have unlimited access to bounce houses, photshoots, hayrides and even a carmetl apple bar!

October 6: 6th Annual Mac and Cheese Festival: 4:00 p.m. | The 6th Annual Columbus Mac & Cheese Festival will delight your tastebuds with mac and cheese samples from some of your favorite central Ohio restaurants. The festive atmosphere will also include live music entertainment, kid zone activities, raffle prizes and more.

October 6-8: Boo at the Zoo: Fridays 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. | Special regions will be dressed up for this spooky kooky holiday!

October 6-8: Columbus Italian Festival: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church | Delicious food and unique entertainment all weekend long!

October 6: Inclusive Open Gym at The Westerville Rec Center: | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Enjoy some open gym play time in a sensory-friendly environment. Parents and support staff are free.

October 6: Fall Safari at The Wilds: 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Enjoy a wildly fun night at exploring The Wilds with drink stops along the way!

October 6: Family Night at the Worthington Rec Center: 6:30 p.m. | A different theme each week!

October 6-7: Grease at Hilliard Bradley High School | Come support the students and see how they bring this play to life! Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students

October 6-8: Peter/Wendy at Hilliard Davidson High School | This is a new take on Peter Pan. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students.

October 6: First Friday Flicks in Huber Park: LEGO Batman will play at dusk! Free event.

October 7: Worthington Farmers’ Market: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Last month of outdoor market!

October 7: Monarch Makers Market: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Inclusive play, vendor fair, raffle and bake sale at Sutter Park Preschool in Worthington.

October 7: Home Depot Kids Workshop: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Head to your nearest Home Depot store and create a fire rescue boat!  

October 7: Fall Festival at Olentangy Caverns: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Pumpkins will be for sale, draft horse hayrides, and scavenger hunts in addition to all of their other activities!

October 7: Touch a Truck and Cruise-In: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm | Kids can go up and explore all the trucks!

October 7: Lobsters Market: 10:00 a.m. at Franklin County Fairgrounds | Come and buy fresh lobster!

October 7-8: Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sundays in Galena | Enjoy hayrides through scenic woods, campfire concessions, farm animals, apple butter making and more! Enjoy 7 weekends of fall fun!

October 7: Family Fun Day at Groovy Plants Ranch: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin carrying contest, family photos, carnival games, and other events!

October 7: Open Barn Days: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Sunrise Sanctuary | Open to the public with a chance to get to know the animals on a personal level. Adults are $10 and Youth are $5.

October 7: Pumpkin Painting: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. at Granville Library | Come out and paint your pumpkins at the library!

October 7: All Hallows’ Eve: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Ohio Village: Enjoy the retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the bonfire, pumpkin carving and strange characters roaming Ohio Village. Come revel in Victorian-era entertainment including fortune-telling, crafts, games and more!

October 7: Chihuly Nights: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Franklin Park Conservatory | All 18 installations will be lit up! Special event pricing for this event.

Events: October 8-14

October 8: Delaware Fall Festival & Treatfest: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Delaware County YMCA | Must register for this event. Hayrides, VIP Bags, pumpkins, bounce park, costume contest, character meet & greet, fun prize wheel, food & treat trucks, shopping, find things for the family, home & more!

October 8: Fire Department Open House: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at various Washington Township Fire Stations | Meet the firefighters, check out a fire truck or ambulance, watch a cool demonstration, and learn about fire safety. FREE

October 8: Petting Zoo at Lynd Fruit Farm: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | PEtting zoo today and explore the Lyndiana Jones Corn Maze!

October 8: Mums and Mummies: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Westgate Park | Wear your costumes to trunk or treat, participate in activities, find a treat at the bake sale and enjoy fireside stories!

October 8: NY Style Dough Making Workshop: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Come to Off Center Pub in Hilliard! Learn the ins and outs of making legit NY style dough from NYC native and Off Center and Community Grounds Co-Owner, Joel. Learn about the differences in dough styles, mixing methods, and fermentation techniques

October 11- October 29- Pumpkin Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory| Enjoy hundreds of carved pumpkins and seasonal horticulture displays. Pumpkins can be found outdoors, displayed along the path leading to the Grand Mallway. Spot the Pumpkin Patch Monster, pass between the legs of the giant spider or explore the spectacular Pumpkin House again this year. Open Wednesday- Sunday. Purchase tickets in advance. $15 for members and $26 for non-members.pumpkin festival October 12: Worthington Fall Crawl: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | The tour begins at the new Cohatch location (752 High Street) where you will receive your tour map and a goody bag for toting your treats, whatever you don’t eat right way, that is! Tour starts at 5 pm, you may pick up tickets starting at 4 pm, on Thursday, Oct 12. Tickets are required, and the event is expected to sell out quickly.

October 12: COSI After Dark: 7:00 p.m. at COSI | Boo Bash is the theme this month!

October 13-15: Chillicothe Halloween Festival: It’s spooky season at Yoctangee Park! All weekend long October 13-15 you can visit for the Chillicothe Halloween Festival. This 3-day festival has inflatables, live entertainment, vendors, food and more! Celebrate the fun of Halloween! Admission is free!

October 13-15: Bob Evans Farm Festival: 9:00 a.m. each day | Takes place in Rio Grande each day this weekend. Tickets are $5 with ride wristbands available too. Music, pig racing, special performances, visits from the Zoo and more!

October 13: Pumpkin Archery at Alum Creek: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Get an introduction into archery and try it out for yourself, with our special targets of pumpkins for the spooky season! First come, first serve.

October 13-15: Boo at the Zoo: Fridays 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. | Special regions will be dressed up for this spooky kooky holiday!

October 14: Carnival of Wonders: Come One, Come All! Spend the night Under the Big Top at the Carnival of Wonders presented by New Vision Dance Company.

October 14: WOSU Kids Day: 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.  | Come meet Curious George, play games, watch an episode of Curious George, color and more!

October 14: AKC Meet the Breeds9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Greater Columbus Convention Center | Are you looking for a pawsitively perfect family-friendly event? 🐾 If so, you are in for a real treat when AKC Meet the Breeds comes to Columbus. This is a great opportunity to interact with different dog breeds, learn about the responsibilities of owning a dog and talk to experts to find the best match for your lifestyle. Watch the demonstrations of dog sports and working dogs as they showcase their skills. Attendees can join in on the action in the interactive fun zone with games and photo opportunities. 

October 14: Groveport Apple Butter Day: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Homemade apple butter, crafts, pioneer demonstrations and live entertainment. Free chidlren’s activities, fishing, hayrides, food, pony rides and more!

October 14: Harvest Fair at Stratford Ecological Center: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Kids can explore farm life by feeding chickens, pressing apple cider, climbing on tractors and more!

October 14-15: Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sundays in Galena | Enjoy hayrides through scenic woods, campfire concessions, farm animals, apple butter making and more! Enjoy 6 weekends of fall fun!

October 14: Fall Fest at Slate Run Farm: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Corn Maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch, crafts, games and food trucks!

October 14: Boo and Brew 2023: 12:00- 4:00 p.m. at Polaris | Celebrate the Fall season with us at our annual Boo & Brew festival! Enjoy live music, food, beer, family-friendly Fall activities and so much more. All for a great cause- Epilepsy of Ohio!

October 14: Fall Fest in Gahanna: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | The fest features Trunk or Treat, Silent Auction, Raffles & Door Prizes, Kids’ Games, Craft & Market Vendors, and more. Proceeds benefit Food Pantry Garden Disability Programs & more. email [email protected] for more info!

October 14: Trunk or Treat in New Albany: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Bevelhymer Park | Wear your best costume and trick or treat through the parking lot to play games and get candy from local organizations!

October 14: Fall Festival at Christian Community Church: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Event is free and trunk or treat is from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.! Photo booth, hayrides, crafts, giant pong, inflatables, and free hot cocoa and apple cider

October 14: All Hallows’ Eve: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Ohio Village: Enjoy the retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the bonfire, pumpkin carving and strange characters roaming Ohio Village. Come revel in Victorian-era entertainment including fortune telling, crafts, games and more!

October 14: Moonlight Market on Gay Street: 6:00 p.m. on Gay Street, Downtown Columbus | The Moonlight Market is a monthly outdoor street festival/marketplace on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. It takes place every Second Saturday from April through October. This is the last one!

Events: October 15-21

October 15: Fire and Police Department Open House in Worthington: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Come explore both departments!

October 15: Imagination Movers: A Family Fall Music Fest: 2:00 p.m. at Hinson Amphitheater:

October 15: Dancethon: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 pm. | Bring your best moves to the dance floor for this Danceathon. Participants will be led through a variety of fun moves set to great music. No prior dance experience is required. Nonperishable food or cash donations will be collected at the door for Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM). Childcare will be available for an additional fee. REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Activity #405238-01.

October 18-21: Circleville Pumpkin Show: Various times each day | A fan favorite with all things pumpkin!

October 18-22: Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Each night this weekend from 5-9 PM you can walk the grounds and see hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins, two pumpkin houses, a spooky forest, a foggy creek and a ghostly graveyard. Advanced reservations are recommended!

October 19: Worthington Sip and Shop: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Come have dinner, drinks, and shop till in the beautiful historic district. Shops will be open till 9 p.m.

October 19-22: The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow: The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow is their signature fall event! Wind your way through an enchanting trail of 1,500 carved glowing pumpkins. New this year, plenty of fun activities are included with the price of admission.

October 19-November 11: The Sleepwalker of Holstenwall: This is a 60 minute interactive, immersive theatre recommended for ages 8+.

October 20-22: Boo at the Zoo: Fridays 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Special regions will be dressed up for this spooky kooky holiday!

October 20: Teen Night in Westerville: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Westerville Community Center| Enjoy access to the climbing wall, gym, indoor pool, adventure fitness area and more!

October 21: Great Pumpkin Run: 9:00 a.m. | Come out to Grandview and join in the fun for 44th annual pumpkin run! Tiny tot pumpkin run too!

October 21: All Hallows’ Eve: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Ohio Village: Enjoy the retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the bonfire, pumpkin carving and strange characters roaming Ohio Village. Come revel in Victorian-era entertainment including fortune-telling, crafts, games and more!

October 21: Chelsea Handler: 8:00 p.m. | Get your tickets today for the show at The Palace Theater!

Events: October 22-28

October 22: Trick or Treat at Lehners Pumpkin Farm: 10:00 a.m. | Come out to Lehners for a day full of Halloween Fun!

October 22: Sunday Funday in Worthington: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Sunday Funday with Halloween and Spooky Pet Parade theme!

October 22: Candy by the Carload: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Powell | The parking lot will be transformed into a trick or treaters’ treasure chest as local businesses and organizations set up booths and car trunks filled with candy, toys, and other Halloween goodies.

October 21- 22: Haunted Village: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. |Join the Hilliard Historical Society on Friday, October 21st, 6 PM – 9 PM & Saturday, October 22nd, 7 PM – 10 PM, at the Historical Village for Halloween tours. Food and drinks available. Admission: $5 per person, kids five and under are FREE.

October 25: Trick or Treat at The Palace Theater: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Get a jumpstart to trick-or-treating by exploring the historic Palace Theatre. Kids of all ages can walk through a themed version of the Palace Theatre and collect goodies in this safe, weather-proof alternative to trick-or-treating. Selfie spots, crafts, and more fun can be found along the way.

October 25-29:Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m | Special engagement prices for this illuminated event!

October 25: Trick or Treat Block Party at Five Party Events Center: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Games, good, prizes and more!

October 26: Hurray for Halloween!: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Self-guided Halloween activity trail at Sharon Woods! 1/2 mile trail through the woods. Feel free to wear your costume and receive a good bag at the end!

October 26: The Price is Right Live: 7:30 p.m. at Palace Theater | If you’re a fan of The Price Is Right™ on TV, you’ll no doubt love this exciting, live (non-televised), on-stage version of the show!

See the full list here: Trunk-or-Treating

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October 26: Haunted Village: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. in Pickerington | Halloween fun for all ages! Ghost tours, story-telling, hayrides, trick or treating through the Olde Pickerington Village businesses, haunted garden, haunted museum, haunted house, entertainment, food, and more!

Through November 20: Nourish Local Kids: Kids age 4-12 can help the New Albany Food Pantry fight hunger and our community. Snack bag packing can be done anywhere!

October 27-29: Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sundays in Galena | Enjoy hayrides through scenic woods, campfire concessions, farm animals, apple butter making and more! Enjoy 6 weekends of fall fun!

October 27: Magic Duel at Olentangy Caverns: 5:30 p.m.| The show is for kids ages 5 and up! Tickets are requierd to see Magic Nate and Erica Carlson.

October 27: Halloween Hip-Hop Skate: 6:00 p.m. | Hip-Hop Halloween Skate for the whole family! Prizes for costumes too.

October 27: Trunk or Treat at Primrose School of Grandview: 6:30 p.m. | Come out for fun!

October 27: Spooky Night at Alum Creek Park: 8:00 p.m | Take a short walk around the campground to look for bats, owls, and raccoons! Use UV lights too!

October 28: All Ohio Reptile Show: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at The Franklin County Fairgrounds | Come out and see your favorite reptile friends!

October 28: Apple Butter Day at Lawrence Orchards: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Make apple butter over the fire, horseradish grinding, food trucks, and more fall fun!

October 28: Hilliard Halloween Haunt: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Trick or treat at local businesses in Old Hilliard. Free activities along the way too!

October 28: Pop-Up Science at The Works: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Explore ghosts, monster art and more!

October 28: Historic Dublin Candy Trail: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Come to Historic Dublin for photo ops, games, crafts, and a bag to collect candy!

October 28: Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat at Reynoldsburg: Come to the Church of Christ in Reynoldsburg for food, games, activities, and Halloween fun!

October 28: All Hallow’s Eve at Ohio Village: 5:30 p.m.| Bonfire retelling of Sleepy Hollow, pumpkin carving, and character encounters! Fortune-telling, masquerade party, crafts and games!

October 28: Zombie Halloween Party: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Join the zombie lifeguards for a haunted trick-or-treat trail through the Community Center.

October 27-October 29: Boo at the Zoo: Fridays 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Special regions will be dressed up for this spooky kooky holiday!

October 29-31

Through October 29: Jack of Lantern World at Franklin County Fairgrounds: 3/4 mile long loops of glow pumpkins and food trucks! Online tickets are required.

October 29: Cabela’s Halloween Event: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Free candy hunt throughout the store!

October 29: West Side Trunk or Treat: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at City Life Center | Potluck lunch, trunk or treat, face painting, temporary tattoos, carnival games, and photo ops!

October 29: Petting Zoo at Lynd Fruit Farm: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Petting Zoo at the Corn Maze!

October 29: Halloween Spooktacular: 2:00 p.m. at Ohio Theater | Dress up in your favorite costumes for a ghoulishly-good time! Bring your carved pumpkins and enter our pumpkin decorating contest, go trick-or-treating and participate in spooky crafts and activities during our pre-concert activities!

October 29: Rumors of Fleetwood Mac: 8:00 p.m. at The Palace Theater | Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac’ the world’s finest Fleetwood Mac TRIBUTE concert returns to USA 2023 touring with a brand new show. With over 100 million views over on YouTube and now performed to over 950,000 Mac fans across the world Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac is fast becoming a must see concert for Mac fans and classic rock fans alike.

October 29: Author Read Aloud at Coffee Connections: 10:30 a.m. | Bring your kiddos in their costumes, and listen to local author, Julie Dinges read her incredible book: “Search for the Scepter!” Kids can then participate in a free scavenger hunt, receive candy AND meet the real Roasalie and Scarlett! The event is free, and you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the story. Mom and Dad can purchase coffee, too!

October 30: Zombie Halloween Pool Party: 5:30 p.m. at The Westerville Community Center | Zombie lifeguards will be on hand for a haunted trick-or-treat trail through the Community Center. The party then moves to the pool for games, candy and family swim. Children 6 and under must have a parent in the water with them.

October 31: Tots Trick or Treat: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Pickerington City Hall | Children 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult may wear their favorite costumes as they walk through the decorated City Hall to see staff dressed in costumes while receiving a few goodies.

We hope you enjoy all the October events! Happy Halloween! Stay safe!

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Maureen Ingham
Maureen Ingham has enjoyed living in the great city of Columbus for nearly 13 years! Originally from Canton, Ohio, Maureen attended Ohio University and will always be a bobcat at heart! After completing her education degree in Athens, she made her way to The Ohio State University to obtain a Masters degree in Special Education. She fell in love with Columbus then and convinced her now husband to join her in this awesome city! She taught 5th grade for 6 years, before deciding to stay home to raise two beautiful girls. Their family has recently moved to Worthington with their two girls and are excited to plant their roots here! Their first daughter, Maeve is 6 and her sister, Reese will soon be 5 years old. They welcomed a son, Miles in March 2020. Maureen has been with The Columbus Moms Blog since the beginning and now enjoys working on editing and events for the blog. She also works as a Postpartum Doula with her sister at a company called Together Wee Grow. They provide night nursing services, as well as daytime support to local families and babies in Columbus. It is a wonderful job to work along her sister and help families with their precious little ones in a vulnerable time period. In between the night shifts, sweeping up crumbs, exploring Columbus, and getting kids to where they need to be, Maureen enjoys working out, trying new recipes and restaurants, traveling, spending time with family, being crafty and trying to help others whenever she can! Maureen has many Columbus favorites. Her go-to restaurant is Third and Hollywood, she enjoys a sweet treat at Sassafrass Bakery or Fox in the Snow, a slice of pizza at Dewey's Pizza and a warm cup of joe at Highline Coffee. A perfect Saturday involves an outdoor activity with her family and trying a new restaurant when they can! She is excited to be a part of an excellent team here at Columbus Moms blog and hopes to be able to inspire mothers that small acts of kindness go a long way in raising their kids and the city they live in!