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7 Exciting Ohio Events This Fall

September 23, 2022

7 Exciting Ohio Events This Fall

Looking for some fun things to do this fall? Luckily, there’s a wide variety of Central Ohio events to fill out your Autumn activities list. If that sounds like you, don’t miss these seven awesome events still to come in Central Ohio this September and early October!

Free Ohio Events

Don’t sleep on your last chance for fun things to do this fall, folks. Get your tickets, schedule the sitter, and prepare for a send-off of autumn events you won’t soon forget!

Sims Fall Festival

A tractor at Sims Fall Fest.

Why not usher in the new season with some fanfare? The Sims Fall Festival includes a firework display on Friday night, but that’s not even all! General Sherman’s historic cannon will also be fired several times over the course of the two-day Ohio event. As if that wasn’t enough, the Original Jimmy’s Jawbreaker food truck will be there too. So, grab some classic candy and set up your blanket on the grass for a weekend of good ol’ family fun!

Date(s): 09/23/2022 – 9/24/2022
Friday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Frontier Spirit 1799

Take a step back in time to 1799 with a fully immersive, historical experience. The Frontier Spirit experience transports visitors back to the early days of Fairfield County. Period-appropriate live music, speeches, food, crafts, and skits punctuate the two-day event located in Alley Park. Make sure this inspiring and educational blast from the past is on your list of things to do this fall before it’s too late!

Date(s): 09/24/2022 – 09/25/2022
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Harvest Celebration at Smeck Park

Potato harvesting at Smeck Farm.

Baltimore, Ohio has something to say about harvest time. Moreover, the Harvest Celebration at Smeck Park has some things to teach us about this time of year. See how the sausage gets made, or more accurately… how the wheat gets threshed, the crops get harvested, and the knives get forged. The Harvest Celebration will have farming demonstrations, antique tractors and other farm equipment, pumpkin painting, candle making, live music, hayrides, and even a K-9 unit courtesy of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. That’s really just the tip of the iceberg too, so come on down to Smeck Park on the last weekend of September for an Ohio event to remember.

Date(s): 09/24/2022 – 09/25/2022
Saturday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pickerington Oktoberfest

Combustion Brewery hosts this Oktoberfest celebration that serves as the last hoorah for free Central Ohio events in September. Get ready to show your lederhosen some love and practice your polka! Special beer releases, costumes, music, and contests (including a beer mile)!

Date(s): 09/25/2021
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Days of Knights

Ride into medieval times during Days of Knights in Lancaster, Ohio. The event features “living history enthusiasts re-creating the Norman invaders of Britain in 1066, crusaders from the 1200s, archers and knights from the 100 Years War, and many others.” Don’t miss this historically accurate two-day glimpse into the medieval past. You’re sure to learn a little something along the way as speakers and demonstrators come together to build one of the “largest medieval-focused living history events in the country.”

A man in armor at the Days of Knights living history event.

Date(s): 10/08/2022 & 10/09/2022
Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ticketed Ohio Events

Fall at the Round Barn

Fall at the Round Barn – A family-friendly market filled with 125+ talented modern makers, purveyors of authentic vintage finds, mobile clothing boutiques, designers, growers & bakers gathered from all across the Midwest.

Join your Central Ohio community at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds this September for a family-friendly shopping market! Vintage, boutique, and modern items live in harmony amongst food trucks and live music. What more could you ask for?

Date(s): 09/23/2022 & 09/24/2022
Friday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Skyview Drive-In Movies

Ongoing Ohio events like the drive-in theater deserve a shout-out too! With Skyview Drive-In shutting down for the season each October, September becomes the last full month to take your sweetheart out for a double feature! Current movies include Spiderman: No Way Home and The Invitation.

Date(s): Through the end of September
8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

What Ohio Events are You Looking Forward to this Fall?

A man drinking German beer and eating a pretzel at Oktoberfest in Pickerington, Ohio.

We hope you enjoy this beautiful autumn as much as we plan to. Let us know on Facebook or Instagram about the events you’re looking forward to this season, and refer to our Central Ohio events calendar for even more fun!

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