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Fall in Columbus

Live for the season of harvesting happiness

Columbus offers the natural beauty and fun of all four seasons throughout the year. Now that fall has arrived, you can expect colorful changing leaves, cozy, brisk temperatures and a new round of special events. Whether you're in the mood to indulge in pumpkin spice-flavored foods, experience the fall harvest on the farm or live it up at a local event, we have your ultimate guide to fall in the city. 

Check out our recommendations below, but don't just take our word for it: see why Real Simple has named Columbus a top destination to visit this fall, here.



PSL anyone? Columbus bakers, brewers and baristas put their spin on pumpkin goodies all throughout the city. From pumpkin donuts, coffee, beers and sweets, Columbus will have no shortage of pumpkin goodies this fall. 


As the temperatures cool down, is there anything better than putting on a comfy sweatshirt and heading out to some farms to pick your favorite pumpkin for carving or the best apples for baking? Here are some great options for apple orchards, farms and fun in Columbus! Or, whether you're out on a hike, taking a bike ride or just looking to get out and explore, the changing leaves and picturesque views surely won't disappoint no matter where you go.



Check out what Halloween events are taking place in your community and throughout central Ohio this year.



Many events have returned this year. Fall is a great time of the year to visit the city and there are plenty of events that you can feel safe and stay socially distant outdoors at Columbus' top attractions. Many of these things you can do all in one trip and make a day of it!

What Festivals Are Happening in Columbus This Year?

Updated Sept. 2021 Columbus is a city known for its festivals. From Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend every year, there’s at least one festival taking place each weekend, and often many more. While last year's plans were significantly altered, Read More