Columbus Fall Festivals 2024 – OH Fall Festivals

Uptown Scrooge - Westerville, OH - Dec 1 to Dec 22, 2024
Uptown Scrooge is a theatrical performance spectacle that utilizes innovative storytelling, improvisation, music, and audience interaction to share the story of Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol. Guided through the streets and shops of historic Uptown Westerville by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, audience members go on Scrooge’s journey, experiencing the magic and wonder of his holiday adventure first-hand. A unique holiday experience for the whole family.

Delaware County Fair - Delaware, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 21, 2024
The Delaware County Agricultural Society held its first exhibition and show in 1834

Salt Creek Valley Festival - Richmondale, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2024
Live music, baby contest, children’s activities, auction, puppet show, talent show, marching band concert, and more. Since 1996.

Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival - Urbana, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 21, 2024
Get your fill of mouth-watering seafood selections while enjoying a live music stage, multiple vendors, games and activities for the whole family.

Columbus Oktoberfest - Columbus, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2024
Hosted under the historic pavilions of the Ohio Expo Center. Friday night Brat Trot and keg tapping. Contests include stein hoisting and Bavarian yodeling. Food, beer, live music and dancers. Kids Kinderplatz features family friendly activities for your children. Location: 717 E 17th Ave Columbus, OH 43211

Honeyfest - Lithopolis, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2024
Show off your best honey recipe, get a bee beard and learn more about beekeeping. Enjoy a mead competition, pageant, honey bake-off, foods made with honey, honey extraction demonstraions and more. Free parking and shuttle, plus free admission.

Popcorn Festival - Marion, OH - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2024
Attracts crowds in excess of 250,000. Parade, rides, cornhole tournament, fine arts show and entertainment.

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival - Upper Arlington, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 2, 2024
A day full of art, music, food and activities in Northam Park. Upper Arlington’s signature event since 1966.

Labor Day Festival - Canal Winchester, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2024
Attracts over 40,000 visitors annually. Beauty pageant, car show, rides, games, craft vendors, food and entertainment.

Matsuricon - Columbus, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2024
Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as “anime”), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. They also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom from both genres. Family friendly event with some 18+ events

Columbus Greek Festival - Columbus, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2024
Live Greek for a weekend and enjoy shopping, food, drink, dancing, music and culture. Adult admission is $5 and is good for the entire weekend. Held at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Sweet Corn Fest - Millersport, OH - Aug 28 to Aug 31, 2024
Enjoy hot buttered sweet corn, midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests, 5K run, country crafts, parade. Proceeds benefit 75 non-profit charitable organizations. Located 25 miles east of Columbus.

Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill - Clifton, OH - Nov 24 to Dec 30, 2023
Over 4 million lights illuminating the mill, the gorge, the riverbanks, trees and bridges. There is even a 100 foot “waterfall” of twinkling lights. The flip of one switch turns all the lights on at once transforming night into a fantastical winter wonderland which includes a Miniature Village, a Santa Claus Museum , a Toy Collection and a spectacular synchronized lights and music show that features the old Covered Bridge.

Gingerbread Friday at Franklin Park Conservatory - Columbus, OH - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2023
Head to The Wells Barn on a horse-drawn carriage for an afternoon of gingerbread fun! Create a mini gingerbread house with graham crackers, icing and candy.

The Nutcracker at the Central Ohio Youth Ballet - Newark, OH - Nov 24 to Dec 10, 2023
Come and see Central Ohio Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the historic Woodward Opera House in Mount Vernon, Ohio

Columbus Turkey Trot - Columbus, OH - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
5 mile, 2.6 mile, and Tot Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Pumpkin pie at the finish line. Entry fee benefits the Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio, for Early Intervention programs for children.

Flying Feather Four Miler - Dublin, OH - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
The Flying Feather Four Miler is the Ultimate Thanksgiving Celebration where every participant receives a Premium Quarter Zip and a Bottle of Wine!

Thanksgiving Wattle - Grove City, OH - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
5k (with punpkin pie for all finishers), 12 mile bicycle ride, 100 yard event, and children’s fun run. Your donation helps the Grove City Food Pantry buy needed foods from the MidOhio Food Bank with much purchasing power

Powell Turkey Trot - Powell, OH - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
4 mile course and kids race, from Powell Administrative offices on Hall St. Race participants over 21 will receive as part of the swag items for the race a one-of-a-kind Four-Pack of beer from Nocterra. Nocterra does not do four-packs and they are doing an exclusive fall variety pack JUST for the Powell Turkey Trot

Skate Your Turkey Off - Columbus, OH - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Burn off all those calories from your Thanksgiving dinner, held at the United Skates of America

Holiday Lights at Columbus Commons - Columbus, OH - Nov 18 to Jan 1, 2024
Enjoy the festive lights at Columbus Commons EVERY DAY from dusk until to 11 pm. Stop by to see more than 400,000 LED lights dazzle in the park

WildLights at the Columbus Zoo - Powell, OH - Nov 16 to Jan 7, 2024
Holiday zoo lights includes sensory friendly night and members preview night.

Donut and Beer Fest - Columbus, OH - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2023
The festival Homer Simpson always wanted! Attendees can expect one-of-a-kind doughnuts, craft beers, ciders, live music and fun including yard games, contests, on-field activities and much more. This is a festival on the move so attend when it’s near you!

Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival - Coshocton, OH - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2023
Apple butter is at center stage but there’s plenty of other activities including live music, living history building self-guided tour and horse-drawn canal boat rides.

Fall Festival of Leaves - Bainbridge, OH - Oct 19 to Oct 22, 2023
A Southern Ohio tradition started by the Lions Club of Bainbridge in 1968. Contests, parade, 5K, rides, log sawing, pageants and more

Circleville Pumpkin Show - Circleville, OH - Oct 18 to Oct 21, 2023
100,000 attend this event daily. Always the 3rd Wednesday through Saturday in October. Giant pumpkins, parades, Miss Pumpkin Show and Little Miss Pumpkin Show, amusement rides, food vendors, crafts and games.

Chillicothe Halloween Festival - Chillicothe, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
A three-day Halloween festival with several events, live entertianment, activities for all, plus vendors and suppliers of Halloween and paranormal themed goods. Proceeds go to Rock for Tots

Columbus Marathon - Columbus, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
The 17th largest U.S. marathon and the largest in Ohio has been ranked by Runner’s World as one of the top 20 marathons in the United States and by USA Today as one of the top 10 fall marathons.

Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade - Urbana, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Join the festivities which will include sampling contestant’s chili, a cornhole tournament, jalapeno eating contest, dunk tank, and the “suck, chew, and blow” contest.The Parade, featuring the Antioch Shriners, begins at 12:00 pm, live entertainment with live entertainment at 1:30 pm and chili sampling at 2:00 . A variety of food and craft vendors fill the streets – a day of fun for the entire family! The event is free, but, there is a fee for entering the competition.

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival - Barnesville, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2023
Always the last full weekend in September. Lots of great food and contests, over 400 cars in the car show and a giant pumpkin parade, and more. Plus pumpkins for sale!

Mohican Bluegrass Festival - Glenmont, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2023
A family friendly outdoor music festival along the Mohican river, with bluegrass music, food vendors, craft vendors, kid’s recreation activities, plus camping on-site!

Old Hilliardfest - Hilliard, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
An art and street fair with food, music, rides and car show.

Holiday Tree Lighting at Tanger Outlet - Sunbury, OH - Nov 18 to Nov 18, 2022
Make your list and check it twice because Santa Claus is coming to town! Warm-up with a cup of hot cocoa from the cocoa bar, enjoy holiday treats and the kiddos can enjoy decorating a holiday ornament and a holiday cookie! Santa will arrive at approximately 6:15 PM.

Jackson Apple Festival - Jackson, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 24, 2022
Parades, pageant, apple butter making, bobbing for apples, crafts, competitions, and more at this long-running local festival.

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Franklin Park Conservatory - Columbus, OH - Dec 26 to Dec 26, 2021
Tony West and the Imani dancers will celebrate the first day and principal of Kwanzaa: Umoja, meaning unity. Their performance will feature the vibrant style of West African drumming and dance.

Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture - Columbus, OH - Dec 26 to Jan 1, 2022
Kwanzaa, which means first fruits or harvest in Swahili, is a celebration honoring African American culture. Based on the Seven Principles of Nguzo Saba, the event will showcase high energy and engaging performances of African drumming, dance, poetry, theatre and storytelling.

A Christmas Story – the Musical at the Columbus Children’s Theatre - Columbus, OH - Dec 9 to Dec 23, 2021
This Pasek and Paul musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts – an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others!

WinterFest at Scioto Mile - Columbus, OH - Dec 4 to Dec 4, 2021
A celebration of the season featuring local and national musical acts, seasonal craft beer and cocktails along with favorite dishes from Columbus food trucks.

Olde Worthington Holiday Open House and Christmas Tree Lighting - Worthington, OH - Nov 28 to Nov 28, 2021
Bring the family to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season, including, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music and a photo opportunity with Santa. Local retailers will be offering special promotions and sidewalk sales. Tree lighting on the green begins afterward at 5:30

Holiday Lights at Scioto Mile - Columbus, OH - Nov 24 to Jan 3, 2022
The holiday lights will return to the downtown riverfront and will be visible every day from dusk until dawn.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Tanger Outlets - Sunbury, OH - Nov 19 to Nov 19, 2021
Warm-up with a cup of hot cocoa from the cocoa bar, enjoy holiday treats and the kiddos can enjoy decorating a holiday ornament and a holiday cookie! Santa will arrive at approximately 6:15 PM. Toy drive – bring a donation for needy children