Columbus Mom Guide to the Month of September

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September is here! Who’s ready for cooler temps and all things pumpkin spice? As you know, the kids are back to school, but the weekends are still full of fun and will allow you to find your favorite September event! Be sure to check out our list of fall posts below too! Don’t forget we add in new fun events each week, so be sure to check back often!

Here’s a message from our sponsor this month, Leeds Farm!

Leeds Farm Guide to SeptemberLeeds Farm has enough farm and fun activities to keep your family moving all day! Don’t miss the hayrides, farm animals, Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, trike track, Pumpkin Plunge and much more!

Pre-purchased tickets are required. Visit www.LeedsFarm.com for details and to purchase tickets. The early season rate for general admission tickets is in effect through Oct. 2. Visit soon and save $5 per pass! Leeds Farm is open 6½ weekends only from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting September 17 and is located at 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander.

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September 1: Nature Story Time at Franklin Park Conservatory: 10:30 a.m. | This September event is included in the price of admission!

September 1: Easton Unplugged: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the Yard at Easton | From solo acts to duos and trios, these local artists are the perfect Friday-eve lineup to get your mind off work and ready for the weekend. Find The Yard in Easton’s newest district, located north of Macy’s and east of Nordstrom.

September 1: Dogs Night Out: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | The first Thursday of every month is Dog’s Night Out at Graeter’s Ice Cream. Try their famous Black Raspberry Chip or any flavor — and your dog receives a treat too!

September 1: Fitness in the Park Zumba: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | These new Fitness in the Park offerings are sponsored by the Grove City YMCA and feature guidance from local Y instructors each Thursday for six weeks from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Town Center Park, 3359 Park Street.

September 2: Fitness Yoga on the Square: 8:30 am at Town Square at Easton near Brio | It’s free and open to the public ages 13 and older.

September 2: Food Truck Festival in Grove City: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | The Heart of Grove City is hosting the Food Truck Festival and Shop Hop, enjoy an evening strolling and shopping in the historic Grove City Town Center. Visit the Heart of Grove City website for additional information.

September 2: Summer Sizzle in Grove City: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Enjoy the charm of the historic Town Center set to music on Friday evenings as open-air concerts fill the warm summer air beginning Friday, May 27. The free Grove City Summer Sizzle concerts are sponsored by the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department and feature a variety of entertainment by some of the best acts.

September 1-3: Sweet Corn Festival:See website for times on each day! | Rides, games, tractor pulls, and so much more!

September 2-5: Obetz Zucchini Festival: Big and Rich to perform along with fun activities throughout the day!

September 2-5: Greek Festival: Back on this year at Goodale and High Street! 49th annual event!

September 3: Uptown Saturday Night: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Westerville City Hall | Ghost Story Trio to perform!

September 3: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | A fun Saturday tradition with lots to see!

September 3: Dublin Market: 9:00 a.m – 12 pm in Dublin Bridge Park | Shop for goods from local farmers, artisans and craftsman. (Every Saturday in September.)

September 3: Westerville Farmers Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Westerville| Fresh produce each Saturday morning in Westerville!

September 3: Caribbean Festival: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. at The Franklin County Fairgrounds | Celebrate the heritage and culture of the Caribbean islands with the Columbus Caribbean Festival. Enjoy live music, dancers, food and fun for the entire family.

September 3-September 4: Ohio Cup Vintage Baseball: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Ohio Village | Bring the entire family to celebrate the end of the summer with one final weekend at Ohio Village and catch one of the nation’s largest Vintage Base Ball festivals.

September 4: Franklin Park Community Days: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Join in for a free day at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on the first Sunday of every month, a full day of fun awaits!

September 4: Hilliard Summer Concert Series: 7:00 p.m. in Hilliard | The Scioto Ridge Boys to perform!

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September 7: Rewild Child: 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | These nature classes are designed for children ages 3 – 5 (and their adult/s) to explore and connect with nature through movement, sensory play and seasonal activities. Each class will offer safe and developmentally appropriate opportunities for children to discover a sense of wonder about this amazing world we live in.

September 7: Farmers’ Market at Franklin Park Conservatory: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Runs until September 21!

September 8: Nature Story Time at Franklin Park Conservatory: Included in the price of admission!

September 8: Easton Unplugged: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the Yard at Easton | From solo acts to duos and trios, these local artists are the perfect Friday-eve lineup to get your mind off work and ready for the weekend. Find The Yard in Easton’s newest district, located north of Macy’s and east of Nordstrom.

September 9-11: Columbus Oktoberfest: 5:00 p.m. – Midnight on Friday, Noon to Midnight on Saturday and Noon to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday | Free admission at The Ohio State Fairgrounds. A time that celebrates the joy in life like no other!

September 10: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | A fun Saturday tradition with lots to see!

September 10: Dublin Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Dublin Bridge Park | Shop for goods from local farmers, artisans and craftsman. (Every Saturday in September.)

September 10: Westerville Farmers Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Westerville| Fresh produce each Saturday morning in Westerville!

September 10: Doggie Paddle: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Bring your pooch to the pool for a special swim time for dogs. Dogs are required to have proof of license and immunizations. Specific time slots for size of dog.

September 10: Historic Car Show in Grove City: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m .| The Heart of Grove City Car show from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 in Town Center Park, 3359 Park St. Visit the Heart of Grove City Facebook page for additional information.

September 10: Chihuly Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | All 19 Chihuly installations will be professionally lit to create a breathtaking view of the botanical gardens.

September 10-11: Mystics and Marvels: See website for times | A fair of unusual things!

September 11: 9/11 Remembrance Day: 12:00 p.m. in Worthington | The Ceremony is organized by Leasure-Blackston American Legion Post 239 and will feature speakers, music and remembrances to commemorate and honor those lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. More details will be added when they are available.

September 11-12: Franklin County Community Days at the Zoo:9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | In support of the levy passing, the zoo will offer half priced admission.

Events: September 14-20

September 16-17: Wine Fest at Bridge Park: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Samples from local and and international wine. Live music and activities too!

September 23-25 and September 30: Cinderella: Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center | Also the following weekend. Times vary depending on the day. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students.

September 16-18: Arts in the Alley in Grove City: 5:00 p.m .- 9:00 p.m. | The 43rd annual Arts in the Alley Music and Arts Festival begins a day early 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 in Grove City’s historic Town Center, at 3359 Park St. Parking and admission are free.

September 16: Screen on the Green: 7:45 at Goodale Park | Watch Coco on the softball field.

September 16-18 and September 21-25: Sunflower Festival at Ramyseyer Farms: 9 acre field will be loaded with thousands of beautiful sunflowers with a wide range of colors and cut-flower varieties! Be sure to purchase your sunflower vases online with your tickets to get a reduced price. There will be local vendors, live music, and delicious festival foods available! Located in Wayne County.

September 17: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Great way to spend a Saturday morning!

September 17: Dublin Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Dublin Bridge Park | Shop for goods from local farmers, artisans and craftsman. (Every Saturday in September.)

September 17: Westerville Farmers Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Westerville| Fresh produce each Saturday morning in Westerville!

September 17: Reptile Show: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Franklin County Fairgrounds | Always a hit each month to explore with your reptile lovers!

September 17: Opening Day at Leeds Farm: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m | Come join in the fun at Leeds Farm for opening day!

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Hay Ride fun at Leeds Farm!

September 17: Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm Open: It’s opening day at Lehner’s. They are open select weekdays and on weekends from now until October 31.

September 18: A Time to Remember: 2:00 p.m. at Flint Cemetery: The COVID years have been stressful. Please join in as the citizens provide time and space for you to reflect, to remember, to rejoice, to mourn, to grieve, to find comfort, to find a measure of healing.

September Events
Giant Sling Shot at Lehner’s is an awesome September Event!

September 18: Cops and Kids Festival Day: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Agencies throughout the state attend this annual event, and cruisers, helicopters, motorcycles, tactical vehicles, and K-9s will be on display. Kids are also able to participate in arts and crafts, inflatable gyms, and other activities.

September 18: Hilliard Fall Festival: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m .| Bring the family for an afternoon of fun celebrating the autumn season! The festival will feature games, live music, pumpkin decorating, and food trucks!

September 20: Taste of Dublin: 5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. | Treat your taste buds to the Taste of Dublin, where you’ll have a chance to sample great-tasting offerings from more than 30 of the area’s best restaurants

Events: September 21- 27

September 21-25: Flower Power Days at Maize at Little Darby Creek: U-pick sunflowers and zinnias!

September 23: Westerville 4th Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Come out to the shops of Westerville and enjoy live music and activities outside!

September 23: St. Mary German Village Festival: 6:00 p.m .| This Friday September 23rd starting at 6pm visit Saint Mary Catholic Church in German Village for an evening of live music, vendors, food trucks and more! There will also be plenty of fall themed treats!

September 23-24: Scioto Fest: 5:00 p.m. |Paddling, music, climbing and more will all be here at Scioto Fest 2022!

September 23-October 2: Disney Newsies at CCT | This play was inspired by a true story. It’s set in New York City at the turn-of-the-century. Watch Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and other characters as they bring this Tony Award-winning Broadway hit to life.

September 24: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | A fun Saturday tradition with lots to see!

September 24: Fly In Car Show: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m .in Zainsville | Visit the Zanesville Municipal Airport for a morning of food, fun and all of your favorite vehicles to experience on display and enjoy. Helicopter and airplane rides will also be available during the day.

September 24: Dublin Market: 9:00 a.m – 12 pm in Dublin Bridge Park | Shop for goods from local farmers, artisans and craftsman. (Every Saturday in September.) Last one and it’s family fun day!

September 24: Westerville Farmers Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Westerville| Fresh produce each Saturday morning in Westerville! The market is a great September event!

September 24: Salamander Search at Battelle Darby Creek: 10:00 a.m. | Enjoy a morning of looking for sneaky salamanders. Join a naturalist as you take a short hike to search for these creatures.

September 24: Hello Kitty Truck at Easton: 10:00 a.m | Come get your favorite treats and merchandise!

September 24: Grandview Hop: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Grandview | The Grandview Hop is Grandview’s summertime night market and evening stroll, hosted on the last Saturday of each month throughout the summer!

September 24-25: Flannel Fest at Pickwick Place: Shop two floors and 60+ vendors in The Stalls. Stock up on local produce and unique grocery finds in The Market. Then pull up a seat for something scrumptious in The Cafe or pick your own apples in the orchard. In addition find those perfect funky pumpkins from our locally grown selection!

September 25: Walk to end Alzheimer’s: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

September 25: Sunday Fun Days Oktoberfest: 12:00 p.m . – 6:00 p.m. in Old Worthington | Monthly themed dining, shopping and entertainment in Worthington’s historic district.

September 25: Pet Fair at Coffman Park: 12:00 p.m .- 5:00 p.m | 10th annual Dublin Pet Fair, an annual pet event in Dublin Ohio! See website for more details!

September 25: Encanto Celebration Party: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Worthington | Meet Maribell and Isabell! Sign up today!

September 25: Cocktails at the Franklin Park Conservatory: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Two breweries are bringing their best German-style beers and a cidery has tasty fall ciders for guests to sample. Beyond the drinks, revelers will enjoy accordion music, trivia, themed performances and German food. Oktoberfest clothing and costumes are encouraged!

September 24-25: Columbus Coffee Festival: The Ohio Village | Once tickets are on sale they tend to sell out quickly. One of our favorite September events!

September 28: Rewild Child: 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | These nature classes are designed for children ages 3 – 5 (and their adult/s) to explore and connect with nature through movement, sensory play and seasonal activities. Each class will offer safe and developmentally appropriate opportunities for children to discover a sense of wonder about this amazing world we live in.

September 30: 4th Annual Fall Family Fun Days at Groovy Plants Ranch: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | This event features carnival games, pumpkin painting station, live music and of course plants!

September 30: Monarchs at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park: 1:00 p.m. | Learn all about monarch butterflies and what it takes for these beautiful creatures to take their journey!

September 30: Alum Creek Fall Fest at Alum Creek Park: 4:00 p.m. on Friday and runs through Sunday | Tye Dye, A Haunted Trail, Costume Contest, Trick or Treat and pumpkin archery!

September 30: Food Truck Festival in Grove City:The Heart of Grove City is hosting the Food Truck Festival and Shop Hop, enjoy an evening strolling and shopping in the historic Grove City Town Center. Visit the Heart of Grove City website for additional information.

September 30-October 2: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y (Stoopid) Tales: at Hilliard Davidson High School | This play is based on Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s popular children’s book.


Please be sure to check back, as September events will be added too! We hope you take a moment to enjoy a pumpkin spiced latte, admire the leaves changing, and experience a fun activity with your family. As your back to school routines start to settle in, we hope the fun from summer doesn’t stop! Happy fall. 🙂

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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!

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