Fall in Ohio is truly amazing; the leaves are changing, weather is (usually) mild, fall sports begins, 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 and pumpkin patches in Columbus, organized by location.
Please call the individual farms or click on the links for more information or questions, as offerings may change throughout the season. Happy Fall!
Columbus Pumpkin Patches, Fall Farm Activities, and Corn Mazes
North of Columbus Pumpkin Patches and Farms
1175 Lexington-Ontario Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44903 (419) 884-1500 and 16780 Fredericktown-Amity Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43210, 740-694-76888.
Pick-your- own apples, peaches, pears (available now) and pumpkins (tba October). Visit our goat, sheep, and chickens; watch the honeybees in the observation beehive. Selling apple cider and hot apple donuts.
Hayrides are offered Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 pm starting in mid-September through October. Pony rides on the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October between 11am-5pm. Playground tractor is available year round, and the tipi is up August through mid November.
See FB page for updates as they are made.
Apple Hill Kids’ Weekend: tba for 2023. 12pm to 6pm at Apple Hill Orchards Mansfield. Petting zoo, scavenger-hunt hayrides, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, cider-pressing, pony rides, big tractor (for little ones), balloon man, and more! Parking $5.00/vehicle.
6142 Lewis Center Road Galena, Ohio 43021 740-548-7866 – Farm market open daily for shopping. Fall treats and decorations include pumpkins, fall squash, gourds, decorations, jelly, jams, apple butter, candy, apples, cider and fall gifts. See Facebook page.
Fall festival days: Saturdays and Sundays from September 16 – October 31, 2023. Hours are Sat. from 10 am – 5 pm and Sun. from 11 am – 5 pm. Hayrides, Kettle Corn Over Wood Fire, Concessions, make-your-own Scarecrow, Petting Animals, Apple Butter Making Demonstrations (Selected Days). Some activities have fees.
7437 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City, OH. 43064 614-873-5725. See different address below for u-pick pumpkin field address. The market features home-grown pumpkins and gourds. Fresh local apples and cider, Fall decor (straw bales, corn stalks, Indian corn), Pumpkin donuts and caramel apples on Saturdays and select Sundays when open. Limit of 1 dozen donuts per family due to popularity.
Market Hours: Monday through Friday 9 am-6 pm; Saturday 9 am – 5 pm Last day of the season is typically October 31.
Details about the pumpkin patch and fall activities are tba.
581 S. Galena Rd, Sunbury (740-815-9371): Weekends (Sat-Sun) 10-6 and Weekdays (Wed/Thur/Fri) 11-4.
Fall Fun Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays, starting September 23 from 10 am – 6 pm. Hayrides & Fall Activities weekends only. Last entrance into the Fall Fun Activities is 5:00 PM. It takes a minimum of 1 hour to do the activities. Last hayride to the pumpkin patch is 5:30 PM.
Entrance fee tba for 2023. Pumpkin picking, child-sized hay-bale maze, hayride, farm animals, play barn, pumpkin slide and tunnel, corn dig, and more. Food available for purchase. See Facebook page for updates.
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. U-pick depends on crop availability. Open from 9 am -6 pm, Monday – Saturday.
2023 Harvest Saturdays at Lawrence Orchards
Saturdays through October: 11 am – 2 pm Harvest Saturdays have Food trucks, pick-your-own apples. Some events are longer. See Facebook page for updates.
September 2: Dog Daze with Marion Area Humane Society and some of their dogs.
September 9: Make a Scarecrow Day $20 per make-and-take scarecrow for your group to make together
September 16: The Great Scavenger Hunt
September 23: Apple Dumpling Day
September 30: AppleFest from 10am – 5pm. $5 entry fee. Pony rides, hay maze, pick-your-own apples, field maze, train, pumpkin painting, food trucks, ice cream, kettle corn, and more.
October 7: Red Truck Day Red Truck Day Chick-fil-A is serving food from their red truck from 10:30-5:30 pm. Pleasant Township Fire Department is there with several of their red trucks. We will again have Randy Allard with his 1962 fire truck. New this year will be Bern.E , a 1962 Ford F100 Flareside with his owners the Tromms.
October 14: National Dessert Day Donuts, desserts, and apple pie contest and demonstrations
October 21: National Apple Day Find your favorite variety with lots of tastings
October 28: Apple Butter and Horseradish Day from 9 am – 5 pm. Schmidt’s Sausage Truck, Applebutter stir, horseradish grind, pick-your-own apples
November 18: Christmas Open House. The market will be decked out for Christmas with samples of fruit boxes and baskets.
8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander, OH 43061. (740-666-2020). Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand. Fall festival, Iron Horse Corral, pedal carts, straw barn forts and slides, tractor tire tower, tube time, pig races, tractor-pulled hay rides, pumpkin jumping pillow, combine, racer, and mountain slides, mini zip lines, farm animals. Concessions and porta-potties are available.
Pre-purchased tickets will be required for ALL guests for farm activities! All ticket sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable due to weather or attraction availability.
Fall Festival Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 28, 2023: 10am – 5pm. Also open on Friday, Oct 14. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no gate sales.
Regular season rate: $20
Early season rate Sept. 16-24: $15
Friday, October 13: $15
Kids 2 and under: Free (Kids under age 3 are not permitted on the Pumpkin Jump for safety.)
Adults 55 and over: $5
Big Zip: $5 Must be minimum 52″ tall and less than 250 lbs. (Not included with Admission—pay at Big Zip Line)
Leeds Witches Night Out: Wednesday, September 27. Girls’ Night Out with food and sweets, bubbling witches brew, musical entertainment, a bonfire and all of Leeds Farm’s fun activities – sans kids! Donations are accepted for Pink Ribbon Girls.
2920 Rt. 203, Radnor. (740-595-3207)
Fall Fun Dates and Admission: September 23-October 29, 2023. See calendar for days and times.
Weekend admission is $13 for guests ages 3-59 on Saturdays and Sundays, plus Fridays in October 10 am – 7 pm, and select Mondays 10 am – 3 pm. Admission covers all activities with the exception of the sling shot and arrowhead hunting areas. Activities include 10 acre corn maze, lil’ corn maze, tire rollers, little and big barrel rides, swingline, jump pad, jump pillow, paintball shooting range, hayrides, play barn, barnyard golf, animal track maze, farm animals, tire climb, bunnies, lil’ farmer raceway, the hen house, giant sling shot ($), field tile slides, Lehner raceway, climbing wall, touch a tractor, pumpkin bowling, pick your own pumpkin, and more.
Weeknight admission is $6; (select Tues-Thurs, 4:30pm – 7pm) all activities are not available on weeknights [see website for details]. Activities include 10 acre corn maze, lil’ corn maze, tire rollers, play barn, barnyard golf, animal track maze, farm animals, tire climb, bunnies, lil’ farmer raceway, the hen house, giant sling shot ($), field tile slides, Lehner raceway, climbing wall, touch a tractor, pumpkin bowling, pick your own pumpkin, and more.
2488 Rt. 37 W. Delaware. Open for produce through the fall; pre-picked pumpkins, pumpkin picking, playground, petting zoo, hayrides. Admission required for corn maze and wagon rides (740-363-5021).
Pumpkins, fall activities, and hayrides to the pumpkin field begin October tba; Wednesday-Friday from noon – 5 pm, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7.p.m. Saturdays, and Sunday from and noon to 4 p.m.
182 N Sunbury Rd Westerville, OH 43081. Creepy, but not scary, family-friendly Halloween maze. The maze is open when Hoover Gardens is open starting with Fallapalooza, which is Mon-Sat, 9 am – 6 pm, and Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm.
Please check in at the gift shop counter so they can ensure there aren’t too many people in the maze at one time. Admission is free, but please leave a donation at the gift shop counter so they can continue to make improvements on the maze each year.
Fallapalooza: September 23-24, 2023. Kick off fall with a fun filled weekend of pumpkins, pansies and cooler temperatures. Explore the haunted maze, dine from the food truck, and enjoy other fun activities.
South of Columbus Pumpkin Patches and Farms
9015 London Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123
Last week of September through October. 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.
Pumpkin Fall Fun Days: Date and details tba. Follow on Facebook for updates.
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. See FB page for updates.
12846 State Route 772, Chillicothe, OH 45601. Phone: 740-775-7055. Apples and pumpkins. Open June-October from 8am-6pm.
On-farm retail market is located at 12846 State Route 772 (740-775-7055) and the off-farm location is on 41 Seney Rd, both in Chillicothe OH. Facebook page.
Apple Harvest Open House: September 16-17, 2023
12846 StRt 772: There will be a hay ride up to the orchard for a tour, apple picking, apple cider slushies, pumpkins available in the pumpkin patch, games, and so much more at the farm!
15632 OH-56, Mt Sterling, OH 43143. Fall farm market, activities, sunflowers, and pumpkins. Lots of farm market goodies, gifts, decorations, and more.
Sunflower Field: Expected to open September 1. See Facebook page for updates.
Pumpkins and Fall Fun: typically starts the last weekend of September, and Saturdays and Sundays in October. Take a Pumpkin Picking Ride to the field to pick your own pumpkin from 11 am – 5 pm.
Other activities include tractor train rides ($3), corn maze ($3), plus caterpillar crawl, haystack, graffiti barn wall, and photo frames and straw bales for photo ops!
East of Columbus Pumpkin Patches and Farms
2500 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219, (614) 252-6046. Fall plants, decorations, and pumpkins for sale. See Facebook page.
Haunted Greenhouse, TBA for 2023.
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 $8.95 per child, $2 per adult. Each child gets a small pumpkin, juice, popcorn, treat bag. Family games, bounce house, straw maze, haunted house, small farm animals, and a corn box play area included.
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 8 acre corn maze.
5 acre Sunflower Patch: Date/details tba. Admission tba per person, 3 & under free, which includes one stem, each additional stem is $1. Bring your own cutter, and a jar or bucket of water. Jump pillow $2 with sunflower admission; $5 for those not participating in the sunflower patch!
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fun: Hours: Typically opens in mid-September with pumpkins, mums, mazes, jump pad, and more. Pricing is tba for 2023. Follow on Facebook for details.
You pick pumpkins range from $3-$15, ready picked from $4-$17. Fit as many pumpkins as you can in a wagon for $35, or as many as you can carry in your arms for $15! (Pricing tba for 2022)
9851 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio. Corn maze, wagon rides, barrel train ride, fun zone, mini maze. Snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo (select days), pumpkin patch. Apple picking schedule and info available. (740-404-9967).
Corn Maze and Fall activities: Lyndiana Jones Corn Maze is open every Friday – Saturday – Sunday, September 8 through October 29. Purchase tickets onsite or online. Last ticket sold one hour before close.
Maze $12 – Includes Giant Maze, Creepy Critters Mini Maze & Fun Zone (including junior zipline for kids up to 125 lb.). For those who do NOT want to get lost, there is a Red Line Path you may follow from the entrance to the exit.
Barrel Train & Wagon rides – $3 ea.
Extraordinary Days (sensitivity/disability day for kids AND adults): Sept 12 and Oct 12 from 4 – 7pm; Sept 21 and Oct 17 from 9:30am – 1:30pm (class friendly)
4413 National Rd. S.W., Hebron – HUGE 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 (or more!) to visit. (740-928-4925).
Great Pumpkin Fun Center: Open Wednesdays-Sundays, Sept. 16 – Oct. 29, 2023 from 10am – 7pm Fun center: $11. Under 2 is free. Some activities are available on weekends only.
455 Hill Road South Pickerington, OH 43147. Open 10 to dark-ish starting on September 15, 2023. Selling pumpkins, gourds, honey, flowers, and more. Accepts cash and credit cards.
5066 Keller Road, Hebron, Ohio, Exit 122 off of I-70. Phone: 740.927.1780. Tons of family-friendly farm activities including Dolly-themed corn maze, cow train, hay ride, jumping pillow, pedal carts, putt putt, corn bin, slides, and tons of other activities.
Opens on Saturday, September 9, 2023; Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission is $10 for guests over age 2, and covers all activities and expenses except the mining sleuth, concessions and pumpkins, which are priced separately. Season pass is $25.00 and includes a U-Pick pumpkin. Pumpkins are $5 for u-pick and range up to $8 for pre-picked.
You do not need to pay admission if you are just visiting the Barnyard Cafe, Nellie’s Country Store, or just purchasing fall decor/pumpkins (including U-Pick). Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate if available.
Pig races are held daily at 12:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M.
5766 Jacksontown Rd, Newark, OH 43056, (740) 323-2514. They sell a variety of pumpkins, squash, Indian corn, straw bales, mums for fall decorating. Farm activities include giant slides, climbing web, yard games, corn maze, straw maze, haunted room and goats and bunnies to visit.
Fall fun opens on Friday, September 15, 2023 ; Sunday – Friday, 12:00 to 7:00, Saturday 10:00 to 7:00 pending weather (check Facebook page if unsure).
Wristbands are $5 per child and include unlimited use of activities including slides, the Wacky Web, Mystery Maze, Story Trail, haunted room, as well as games in the pole barn. Adults $3.
Extras: Wagon Rides – $3 per person, Paintball Gun Range – $5 for 50 shots
Wagon rides (weekends only in October) $2 per person.
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. 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 overcrowded due to the size. The grounds are beautiful, so enjoy the scenery while you’re there. They also have a huge playground for the kids to enjoy with slides, hay mountain, corn bin, climbing, swings, and more! We love the apples here.
Pumpkin Patch and fall events: Typically available mid-September-October; weather dependent. Pumpkin patch is down a hill and a bit of a walk from the market. They have wagons you can borrow, or you can shop the “patch” created by the market of already picked pumpkins.
9860 Vickers Hill Rd, Frazeysburg, OH 43822. (740)-828-6262. This patch is a drive, but it’s a lot of fun and very affordable! Activities include Wagon Ride, Barrel Ride, Zipline (maximum weight – 100lbs), Food Concessions, PV’s Playground, Pumpkin Sling Shot, Corn Maze, Weaver’s Playset, Jumping Pad, Ninja Warrior Line, and more.
Plus they have pumpkins and all the fall decorations for sale.
Opens Saturday, September 23.
Admission: Saturday & Sunday – $7.00 per person for ages 2 and up. On weekdays, there’s no cost for adults, but the wagon, barrel, zip line and food stand are not open.
Hours: Saturday 11:00am – 7pm, Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Wednesday – Friday 4:00pm – 7:00pm
3220 Adamsville Rd., Zanesville (740-452-4858): Corn Maze, plus petting zoo, pumpkin carving, slides, enchanted forest walk, hayrides, kangaroo jumper, gaga ball, giant corn box and more. Admission $9, or free for age 2 and younger, Pumpkins and mums are priced separately.
Corn Maze and Fall Farm Fun opens: September 16; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 12 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Weekdays 9:30 – 6:00 p.m. (Limited hayrides during the week!), Thursdays and Fridays (in October) until 7:00 pm. Find Facebook page here.
FREE Grandparent admission with a paying child. Limit one per child. Offer expires September 30, 2023.
West of Columbus Pumpkin Patches and Farms
8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center. 2023 maze celebrate Reba McEntire, plus low ropes, 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 and so much more.
Buy your tickets on line to save time and money! Tickets to the Field of Fright must be purchased online. Bring your online ticket to admissions to be scanned and to get your wristband.
Maze season opens Sept 24 through October 29, 2023
Friday from 5 pm-10 pm, Saturday from 12 pm-10 pm and Sunday 12 pm-6 pm.
Base Admission starts at $12 online for ages 3-59, $16 on the farm. Ages 60+: $6 online; $10 on the farm) Additional activities can be added on at a discount.
Field of Fright Haunted Maze: Fri & Sat Nights – Oct. 6-28, dusk to 10 p.m. add $8 to Admission Price.
Wine Down at The MAiZE
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 – 5pm – Click here for tickets, $25-$35
Flower Power Days
Sept. 24, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, & Oct. 8 – 10, 2023. Flower Power Days! U-pick sunflowers & zinnias will be available for purchase.
Dog Day @ The MAiZE
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023– Bring your dog with you for a nice day out at The MAiZE! Each dog that comes in gets a free bandana with The MAiZE logo & a pup cup!
Pumpkin Fest Weekend
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023 – It’s October! Let’s celebrate the start of pumpkin season! Come on out to get your pumpkins, colored pumpkins & gourds. We also have some special fun lined up for you! 1 – 4pm – Balloon Twisting by Erica Carlson & Face painting by Kim Heminger. FREE (with admission in)
Giant Pumpkin Carving by Gus the Squashcarver
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. Come check out what Gus will carve into the giant pumpkin this year.
Trick or Treat & Costume Contest
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. From 2pm – 3pm, kids wear your costumes and trick or treat for candy. The costume contest will follow at 3pm.
The Great Pumpkin Smash Contest
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023. One contestant will be chosen on Facebook the week of Oct. 23rd with 9 others to be chosen at the farm at 3pm on Oct. 29th. You pick the pumpkin, we smash it, you claim your prize!
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). U-pick apples are available now! Pumpkin patch tba.
Fall festival opens Saturdays & Sundays, September 9- October 29 from 11 AM – 6 PM. Yard Pass for adults and children $15, Seniors $5, 2 and under free. Season Pass: $25. Some activities have additional fees.
1859 Walker Rd., near Hilliard; Hayride and pumpkin patch with small petting zoo and straw maze is M-F 1-5 and Saturday 9:30-5 and Sunday 11-4
Opens for fall fun starting late September 2023. Admission and activities tba
Additional weekend activities include free sports inflatables, Boy scouts and cub scouts selling popcorn, and pony rides; subject to change/weather.
6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs (937-325-0629). Fall fun, pumpkin picking, corn maze, and other fun activities like Miniature Golf, Driving Range, Batting Cages, Moovers & Shakers barrel ride, Cowvin’s Fast Slide, Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral at Young’s Jersey Dairy.
Pay per activities, or they offer a combo deal, a three-tab Young’s Family Fun Wristband is $17.95 (choose 3 activities/food options, or a best value five-tab wristband for $24.95 (choose 5 options)
Cowvin’s Corny Maze Playland: August 5-October 29. Opens for weekends, then daily starting September 17 from 11am-6pm. Find your way through the 3.5 acre cornfield with twists, turns, and dead ends. $8.50 a person age 5 and older. Age 4 and under are free. Price includes a wagon ride to and from the maze.
Fall Farm Pumpkin Fun: Sept 16-October 29 from 11 am – 6 pm. Buy your ticket at Cowvin’s Corny Bin located between the Dairy Store and the Barn and take a wagon ride to the Pumpkin Patch. $10.50 per pumpkin or 3/$29, 4/$35 or 5/$45. Pumpkins of all sizes (starting under $3), gourds, and Indian corn are also on display for purchase.
Family Haunted Wagon Rides: Friday & Saturday Nights in October from 7:30 pm-10 pm. Haunted Wagon Ride and Scary Stories are designed for families with children. It’ll be scary, but no touching, grabbing, or chasing. The ride goes into a dark cornfield with monsters and goblins. There will be chainsaws (without the chains!), boo’s and other scary things going on.
$17 for adults and children ages 6 and older. Ages five and under are $7.
Read more about fun at Youngs Jersey Dairy.
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 7-8, from noon – 4 p.m. Enjoy sales, door prizes, all-you-can-carry pumpkins, and other special activities. Offers and activities vary per location. See details for each.
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