Fall in Ohio is truly amazing; the leaves are changing, weather is (usually) mild, football season, and there are SO many fun, fall activities. Columbus is home to lots of great farms with fall activities, pumpkin patches, and festivals. From simple pumpkin patches to corn mazes and all-day fun with kids, check out these amazing farms around Columbus, organized by location. Please call the individual farms for more information or questions. Happy Fall!
If you’re looking for more Halloween and Fall fun, check out this list of over 120 events for Fall and Halloween fun around Columbus (to be updated soon)!
Columbus Pumpkin Patches, Fall Farm Activities, and Corn Mazes
North of Columbus Pumpkin Patches and Farms
Apple Hill Orchards: 1175 Lexington-Ontario Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44903 (419) 884-1500 and 16780 Fredericktown-Amity Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43210, 740-694-768888. Hayride through the orchards, offered weekends from mid-September through October 24. Pick-your- own apples (now) and pumpkins (October). Visit our goat, sheep, and chickens; watch the honeybees in our observation beehive. Selling apple cider and apple donuts.
- Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7: Apple Hill Kid’s Weekend – 12pm to 6pm at Apple Hill Orchards Mansfield Petting zoo, scavenger-hunt hayrides, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, face-painting, cider-pressing, pony rides, big tractor (for little ones), glitter tattoos, balloon man, Altered Eats food truck, and more! Parking $5.00/vehicle.
Freeman’s Farm, 6142 Lewis Center Road Galena, Ohio 43021 740-548-7866 – Farm market, Hayrides, Kettle Corn Over Wood Fire, Campfire Concessions (Hot Dogs, Chili, Chips, Beverages), Scarecrow Making, Petting Animals, Apple Butter Making Demonstrations (Selected Days). Some activities have fees (call for details).
- Fall festival days: September 22-23 – September 29 & 30 – October 6-7 – October 13-14 – October 20-21 – October 27-28. Sat. – 10 am – 5 pm – Sun. – 11 am – 5 pm
Jacquemin Farms, 7437 Hyland Croy Rd., near Dublin – Pumpkin picking; fall decorating items, kiddie playland with straw maze, grain box and inflatable toys
- Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm; and Sunday 1pm-6pm; inflatable toys available after 3 p.m. weekdays; playland: $6 unlimited; Hayrides to the pumpkin patch $1 (included w/playland)(614-873-5725). Opening date tba (2017 was October 1)
Hidden Creek Farms, 581 S. Galena Rd, Sunbury (740-815-9371): pumpkin picking, child-sized hay-bale maze, corn cannon (3/$1), hayrides, wagon rides, farm animals, play barn, pumpkin slide; admission $7, 2 and under free. Pony rides $4 (select Oct weekends), and lots of food available for purchase.
- Fall Festival Dates: September 23 – October 29, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 6 pm
Lawrence Orchards: 2634 Smeltzer Road, Marion, OH 43302. Phone: 740-389-3019.
15 varieties of Apples, peaches, pumpkins, Christmas trees. Integrated pest management system for lower chemical use. Not everything will be available for u-pick, depending on crop availability. Open from 10-5 Monday – Saturday. See Facebook page for updates.
- Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018: Apple Fest from 10am – 5pm. Just an old-fashioned day at the orchard. Horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, a wonderful petting farm, corn bin play area, train rides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, hay maze, hay field hike, caramel apple bar, apple pies, old time music throughout the day! Admission fee: $5/person (under 2 free)
Leeds Pumpkin Farm, 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander, OH 43061. Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand. Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, pig races, goat walk, tractor-pulled hay rides, pumpkin jumping pillow, Banana Bus rides, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, Bouncy pillow, farm animals. (740.666.2020).
- Fall Festival Dates: Sept. 22 through Oct. 28, Saturdays: 10am – 5pm and Sundays: 10am – 5pm. Admission includes activities: $12 kids (3-18), $10 adults (19-54) All farm activities are included with admission, including one hayride. Free for under 3 and over 55 (no hayride). Additional zips and hayride $5
- Leeds Witches Night Out: Thursday, October 4, 2018. Night out for the lady witches!
Lehner Pumpkin Farms, 2920 Rt. 203, Radnor. 8-acre corn maze, mini golf, mini zip line, peddle go cart, animal track maze, human hamster ball, pumpkin picking, hayrides, inflatable farmhouse, petting zoo; barrel train ride, play barn, Giant Legos, Tire Pyramid, jump pad, kids’ fun tent, Arrowhead hunting, homestead stations. (740-595-3207)
- Fall Fun Dates and Admission: September 22-October 28; Mon-Fri: 4:30pm-7pm, Sat and Sun: 10am-7pm. Weekend admission is $9 for guests ages 3-17, $7 for guests 18-59, and free for children under 3 as well as visitors over 59. Your admission covers all activities with the exception of the sling shot and arrowhead hunting areas. Weeknight admission is $5 and $4; all activities are not available on weeknights [see website for details].
Miller’s Country Gardens, 2488 Rt. 37 W., Delaware – Open for produce through the fall; pre-picked pumpkins, pumpkin picking, petting zoo, hayrides. $5 for corn maze and wagon rides (740-363-5021).
- Pumpkins, fall activities, and hayrides begin in October; 10 a.m. to 7.p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
South of Columbus Pumpkin Patches and Farms
Circle S Farms, 9015 London Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123 – Pumpkin patch, hayrides, big slide, bale cave, farm animals, corn and sunflower maze, bakery, drinks, and more. $10 per person (Children under 2 admitted free), $4.00 per pumpkin (optional). General admission includes: Hayride, Fun Barn, Petting Zoo, Corn & Sunflower Mazes, Bale Cave.
- Fall Fun Days: Opens mid/late September through October, 9 am – 7 pm. (2018 dates tba)
Hann Farms, 4600 Lockbourne Rd, Columbus, OH 43207, 614-491-0812 Pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, along with other produce. Pumpkins typically available in October
Hirsch Fruit Farm: 12846 State Route 772, Chillicothe, OH 45601. Phone: 740-775-7055. Apples and pumpkins.
- September 15-16: Apple Harvest Open House – Horse-drawn wagon rides, apple butter making, pick your own apples, food, face painting, apple and cider tasting, make-your-own scarecrows, round bale romp, mini maze and more. Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 6:00 p.m. Admission is free but there is a parking charge of $8.00, with the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity. So load up the family and come on out for a relaxing and enjoyable day on the farm.
Renick’s Family Market, 14080 Rt. 23, Ashville. Baked goods,all-you-can-carry pumpkin picking, scarecrow building, kiddie straw maze; live music, 9 a.m. to at least 7 p.m. daily, through October; free; fee charged for pumpkins and scarecrows (740-983-3096)
East of Columbus Pumpkin Patches and Farms
Branstool Orchards, 5895 Johnstown Utica Rd, Utica, Ohio, OH 43080 (740) 892-3989
37 varieties of apples, 26 varieties of peaches, 3 varieties of pears, and pumpkins. Wagons are provided and tasting is encouraged! Pumpkin patch is a good walk away from the market, so make sure you grab a wagon. This is one of my favorite orchards to visit and it’s never too busy. The grounds are beautiful, so enjoy the scenery while you’re there.
deMonye’s Greenhouse, 2500 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219, (614) 252-6046
- Haunted Greenhouse, October 1 – Oct 31. Bring your little ghost and goblins to our haunted greenhouse. Kid friendly haunted maze (up to 12 years old) is fall fun for the whole family. Cost $8.00 per child, $2 per adult.
Dupler’s Pumpkin Land, 5766 Jacksontown Rd, Newark, OH 43056, (740) 323-2514 – This isn’t located at the farm, but it’s great! They sell a variety of pumpkins, squash, Indian corn, straw bales, mums for fall decorating. Farm activities include giant slides, straw maze, haunted room and goats and bunnies to visit (animals by late September).
- Fall fun opens on Friday, September 14; Weekday hours are 12:00 to 7:00, weekend hours 10:00 to 7:00 pending weather. Free admission and parking. $1 hand stamp available for access to straw maze, giant slide and haunted room.
Harvest Adventures, 1135 Locust Grove Rd. N.E., Bremen (740-569-4997): Selling pumpkins, mums, straw, and ornamental corn/corn stalks.
- Pumpkin season opens: September 16. Open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekends with corn maze ($3), hayrides ($3).
Hendren Farm Market, 14595 Johnstown-Utica Road, Johnstown (740-272-7680: Pumpkin picking, cider, mums, mini straw bales and fall decor. Hayrides and straw pyramid, plus a giant corn maze.
- Maze and fall fun opens mid-September. Maze hours were 10 am – 5 pm on Monday-Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday and 10 am – 6pm on Sunday. Admission $9 for 12+, $5 for 4-11, and free for 3 and under.
Corn Maze at Lynd’s Fruit Farm, Morse Road And Route 310, Pataskala, OH 43062 – Corn Wars corn maze ($10, includes fun zone), wagon rides ($3, free for 3-under), Unlimited bounce house until 6 pm ($6), barrel train ride ($3), courtyard combo (Barrel Train, Fun Zone, Mini Maze and Bouncing – $10). Snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, pumpkin patch (starts Sept 30). Apple picking schedule and info available here. (740-404-9967 Email: email@example.com).
- Corn Maze and Fall activities: September 7 through October 28; Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 10pm; Sundays 10:30am to 6pm
McDonald’s Greenhouse Corn Maze and Fall Farm Fun, 3220 Adamsville Rd., Zanesville (740-452-4858): “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” Join Linus, Sally, Lucy and the gang at the Snoopy Corn Maze, plus petting zoo, pumpkin carving, slides, enchanted forest walk, hayrides, kangaroo jumper, giant corn box. Admission $7, or free for age 2 and younger, $1 off coupon on website.
- Fall Farm Fun opens: September 15; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 12 to 6 p.m Sundays through October; Thursdays and Fridays in October 4-7 pm.
Pigeon Roost Farm, 4413 National Rd. S.W., Hebron – Great Pumpkin Fun Center, including play fort, A-maize-ing Maze, giant gerbil wheel, seesaws and hay-wagon slide; treehouse, circle swing, farm animals, pumpkin picking; weekends: face painting, crafters and demos, wagon rides. There’s so much to do here; make sure you allow an hour or two to visit. (740-928-4925).
- Farm fun opens September 15; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday through October. Fun center: $8. Under 2 is free. On weekends, the “Fun Package” includes Fun Center and Narrated Wagon Ride for $11 per adult and children two and older.
Schacht Farms, 5950 Shannon Rd., Canal Winchester – (last year info) pre-picked pumpkins, pumpkin picking; 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Opens September 4; Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays in October; (614-833-1932)
Van Buren Acres, 5066 Keller Road, Hebron, Ohio, Exit 122 off of I-70. Phone: 740.927.1780 – Tons of family-friendly farm activities including corn maze, cow train, hay ride, jumping pillow, pedal carts, putt putt, corn bin, slides, and tons of other activities. Admission is $8 for guests over age 2, and covers all activities and expenses except the mining sleuth, concessions and pumpkins, which are priced separately. Pumpkins are $5 for u-pick and range up to $8 for pre-picked.
- Opens on Saturday, September 8; Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sundays 12 to 7 pm through Nov 2.
Devine Farms (no longer hosting farm activities, but still selling hay and corn via honor system)
West of Columbus Pumpkin Patches and Farms
Kuhlwein’s Farm Market, 1859 Walker Rd., near Hilliard; Hayrides, pumpkin picking, corn maze, straw maze, petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle; $8 including a pumpkin, ages 3 and under free. Some activities only available on weekends. 10 am – 6 pm, closed on Wednesdays
- Opens for fall fun: tba
The Maize at Little Darby Creek, 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center. Columbus Blue Jackets corn maze, Pumpkin Blaster, play area, hayride, corn cannon, cow train, pumpkin picking, tube slide, roller slide, petting zoo, laser tag, family dodge ball, pedal carts, campfires, barnyard bouncer, corn ball.
- Maze season opens September 15 through October 28; Friday from 5 PM-10 PM, Saturday from 12 PM-10 PM and Sunday 12 PM-6 PM. Field of Fright Haunted Maze: dusk to 10.p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 5-27. Cost: base admission, which includes corn maze, play area, petting zoo, bouncer, and cow train, and lots more: $9, or $4.50 for age 60 and older, free for age 2 and younger; Combo rate for base admission activities plus five corn cannon shots, hayride and a pie pumpkin: $15. Discount coupon available online. To Add Haunted Field of Fright on Friday or Saturday Nights, Oct 6 – 28, $15 and includes all base admission activities Base Admission Season Pass – $22. (937-349-4781)
- Sunday, September 16: Farmers Feed the World Food Drive – Purchase one admission at the regular price and get the 2nd admission for FREE with 2 canned food items (not valid with group rates or discounts). Food will be donated to the Marysville Food Pantry.
- Sunday, Sept. 23: Service Superheroes BOGO Day – Special admission for Military, Police, Fire (& first responders) & their families. Show your ID to purchase one admission at the regular price and get the 2nd admission for FREE.
- Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018: Superhero Day – Come meet Superheroes at The MAiZE! 1 – 4pm – Balloon sculptures by Erica Carlson & face painting by Kim Heminger for FREE (with admission in)
- Sunday, October 14: Giant Pumpkin Carving by Shannon from Squashcarver
- Sunday, October 21: Trick or Treat and Costume Contest – From 2pm – 3pm, kids wear costumes and trick or treat for candy. The costume contest will follow at 3pm. Superheroes will be here.
- Sunday, October 28: The Great Pumpkin Smash – The Grand Prize is a pair of OSU Football tickets to the Nebraska game. One contestant will be chosen on Facebook the week of Oct. 22nd with 9 others to be chosen at the farm at 3pm on Oct. 28th. You pick the pumpkin, we smash it, you claim your prize!
The Orchard & Co, 7255 US HWY 42 North, Plain City. 614-873-0510 – Farm market, u-pick pumpkins and apples, food, and more. Farm Yard Pass (Animal Barn, Jumping Pillow, Pedal Cart Track, Zip Line, Corn Box, Hay Barn, Hill Slide & Tire Climb, wagon ride, duck races & Moo Moo Express).
- Fall festival opens September 8; Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am – 6 pm through October. Yard Pass for adults and children $10, Seniors $5, 2 and under free. Fishing: $2.00, Gem Mining: Pay Dirt (gems) $5.00/ Fossils $6.00,
Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs (937-325-0629): Pumpkin picking (starting Sept 22), ride to pumpkin patch, Corn Maze, petting zoo, pumpkin launcher, cheese production tours; evenings, haunted wagon ride and storytellers; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
- Opens for weekends Aug 4th, then daily starting September 22 – 11am-6pm. Most activities are free. Corn maze: $6.50, or free for age 4 and younger (noon to 6 p.m. weekends); pumpkin patch ride: $9 a pumpkin or 3/$24. Haunted wagon ride and Scary Stories: $10, or $4 for age 4 and younger (7:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept 30) It’s family-friendly, but scary, so use your discretion.
- September 15-16: Annual Wool Gathering – oin us for an awesome festival of fibers at the 23rd Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy. Observe sheep, llamas, alpacas, cashmere goats, Angora rabbits and other wool-bearing animals at the show. There will be shearing demonstrations, wool spinning, weaving and much more to see and learn. There are over 100 vendors from several surrounding states. Admission to this event is free – bring the whole family! Hours will be 10am to 6pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
- September 22 from 10am-3pm: Bob Pool “Orphan” Car Show – The show will feature cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles and specialty vehicles from Independent Manufacturers that are no longer in business and “Big Three Orphans” such as Edsel, DeSoto, Corvair, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, etc. Every American and Foreign make from Auburn to Yugo are welcome to attend and be displayed.
- October 6-7, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival – Corn Maze, Milking Demos, Donut Hole Making, Pumpkin Painting, Pumpkin Launcher, Cheese Samples and Production Tour
Oakland Nurseries, 1156 Oakland Park Ave. (614-268-3511); 4261 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Dublin (614-874-2400); and 25 Kilbourne Rd., Delaware (740-548-6633)
- Fall Festival (all locations): Oct 13-14, from noon – 4 p.m.; Various locations will have artists, concessions, gardening experts, family games and activities, live music, demonstrations, workshops, balloon art, pony rides, animals, reptiles, hay rides; plus a haunted village at the Delaware store only; website has complete schedule for each store once they are posted
- Trick or Treat (Columbus location) – October 20 Trick or Treat Trail with children’s costume contest