Fall Festivals in Columbus!



    Columbus Beerfest – August 5-6, 2016 – unlimited sampling of over 300 fresh craft beers of all styles!

    Pelotonia – August 5-7, 2016 – weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism!

    Dublin Irish Festival – Augst 5-7, 2016 – best of Irish dance, music, art and culture!

    Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival – August 19-20, 2016 – this festival features tomato displays and contests, art, live entertainment, children’s activities and more!

    India Festival – August 20, 2016 – a celebration of Indian culture featuring food, vendors, dancing and live performances!

    Clintonville Quest – August 20, 2016 – this scavenger hunt-like event is a race through Clintonville to complete challenges and uncover clues as you race to the finish line. 100% of the registration fees benefit Clintonville Community Resource Center!

    WAG at Prairie Oaks Metro Park – August 20, 2016 – free festival celebrating dogs and their humans!

    Grove City Eco Fest at Henceroth Park – August 20, 2016 – celebrate green and healthy living with games, displays, vendors, activities and more!

    Columbus Beer Run – August 20, 2016 – run about 2 miles all while enjoying delicious craft beer!

    Obetz Zucchini Festival – August 25-28, 2016 – this family-friendly festival celebrates zucchini with rides, entertainment, a parade and more!

    St. Mary’s Egyptian Festival – August 26-28, 2016 – this festival celebrates Egyptian culture with food, games, vendors and raffles!

    St. Anthony’s Corn Roast Festival – August 26-27, 2016 – this free festival features food, children’s activities, rides and a rummage sale!

    Ohio Proud Summer Fest – August 27, 2016 – celebrate the bounty of Ohio produce and locally-made products at this day-long festival!

    Urban Scrawl – August 27-28, 2016 – this Franklinton festival features live mural creations, art activities for kids, breakdancing and food trucks!

    Grandview Hop – August 27, 2016 – the LAST grandview hop for the season. Enjoy music, shopping, art, food and fun activities!

    Millersport Sweet Corn Festival – August 31 – September 3, 2016 – celebrate sweet corn with square dancing, a tractor pulls, live music, historical exhibits and lots more!



    Columbus Greek Festival – September 2-5, 2016 – celebrate Greek culture with food, dance, vendors and more!

    WCOL Country Jam – September 2-3, 2016 – two days of great country music at Legend Valley / Buckeye Lake

    Bike the CBus – September 3, 2016 – self-guided group tour highlighting our city’s unique and evolving center-ring neighborhoods!

    Ohio Renaissance Festival – September 3 – October 23, 2016 – this festival features games, rides, food, crafts, jousting and live performances!

    Ohio Cup Vintage Baseball Festival – September 3-4, 2016 – watch the vintage baseball games at one of the nation’s largest vintage baseball festivals!

    Upper Arlington Arts Festival – September 5, 2016 – this year is the 50th anniversary of this festival filled with artists, vendors, activities and entertainment!

    Ohio Bacon Fest – September 9, 2016 – celebrate all things bacon at Columbus Commons! Kids 6 and under are free!

    Hot Times Community Music and Arts Festival – September 9-11, 2016 – this independent festival features a street fair, live music and food!

    Lithopolis Honey Fest – September 9-10, 2016 – celebrate bees and their honey with kids crafts, demonstrations, honey tasting, a bake off and lots more!

    Old Hilliard Fest – September 10, 2106 – this festival features an art and street fair, games, rides, old cars, music and food!

    New American Festival – September 10, 2016 – celebrate the diversity and culture of Columbus at this free festival!

    The Great Westerville Food Truck Fest – September 11, 2016 – over 30 food trucks plus family friendly music and entertainment are what this festival is all about!

    Community Day – September 11, 2016 – a day of celebration and remembrance features the Westerville Food Truck Fest, Cops and Kids Day and a 9/11 Memorial Observation.

    Powell Street Market – September 11, 2016 – the final Powell Street Market of the season features vendors, Ohio-made products, produce, pony rides and food trucks!

    90’s Fest – September 16, 2016 – best of 90’s music, food, fashion and Pop culture!

    Country Living Fair – September 16-18, 2016 – this event features seminars, demonstrations, food and more!

    Grove City Arts in the Alley – September 17-18, 2016 – this art show features photography, crafts, fine art, a parade and more!

    Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest at the Columbus Zoo – September 17-18, 2016 – see Jack Hanna live on stage along with other activities and entertainment!

    Independent’s Day Festival – September 17-18, 2016 – celebrate independent music, art, performances and food!

    Delaware County Fair – September 17-24, 2016 – a week of entertainment, contests, food and fun!

    Historic Dublin Chili Cook-off – September 24, 2016 – tour local establishments as they compete for the title of “Best Chili in the City”!

    Harvest Fair at Stratford Ecological Center – September 24, 2016 – make apple cider, take a wagon ride, play in the “kid’s world” and more at this celebration of Stratford and farming!

    Cartoon Weekend at the Zoo – September 24-25, 2016 – mingle with your favorite cartoon characters at this inaugural event at the zoo!

    Chalk the Block at Easton Town Center – September 24-25, 2016 – watch artists design and make chalk drawings on the sidewalks at Easton! Live music is also featured!

    New Albany Classic – September 25, 2016 – this family-friendly celebrations features horse jumping, kid’s activities, rides, food and Kelsey Ballerini in concert!


    Fido Fest – October 2, 2016 – one-stop shop for dog-owners, with vendor booths offering supplies, food, and clothing!

    Italian Festival – October 7-9, 2016 – celebrate Italian culture with food, rides, a parade, live entertainment and more! Taste of Italy is Monday, October 3.

    Pumpkinpalooza at Emswiler Farm (used to be at Lynd Fruit Farm) – October 8, 2016 – celebrate all things pumpkin at Emswiler Farm with hay rides, kids activities and more!

    Yellow Springs Street Fair – October 8, 2016 – this street fair includes live music, street performers, arts and craft vendors and food!

    Fall Festival at Oakland Nursery – October 8-9, 2016 – this festival takes place at all locations of Oakland Nursery and includes special sales, door prizes and pumpkins!

    Harvest Fair at Columbus Commons – October 13, 2016 – this festival features hay rides, straw maze, pumpkin carving demos, a movie and fireworks!

    Mac and Cheese Festival – October 14, 2016 – features an array of mac and cheese tastings from the best Columbus restaurants!

    Monster Bash – October 15, 2016 – a dozen adult trick-or-treat stops around German Village!

    Ohio 24 Hour Horror Marathon – October 20, 2016 – Drexel Theater extravaganza of 24-hour horror marathon!

    Circleville Pumpkin Show – October 19-22, 2016 – parades, contests, craft demonstrations, concerts, games and tons more!

    HighBall – October 21-22, 2016 – the nation’s most elaborate costume party!

    Boo at the Zoo – October 21-23 and 28-30, 2016 – dress up in costume and collect treats around the zoo!

    Halloween Pet Parade at Easton – October 23, 2016 – bring your pet dressed in its Halloween concert or just come and watch as pets are on parade!

    Trick or Treat Trail at Gallant Woods Park – October 23, 2016 – enjoy hay rides, decorating pumpkins and your favorite characters along the trail!

    HAUNTED Fest – October 28-30, 2016 – world class EDM artists performing for three nights!

    Halloween Family Fun Day at North Market – October 30, 2016 – celebrate Halloween at North Market!


    HighBall — October 21 and 22 — Photo by Matt Ellis.

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