Edwards Communities’ Around Town Picks: Fun Things to Do this October


Columbus offers a unique mix of fall activities in October, combined with Buckeye football fever and festive events that put you in the spirit of the season. So whether you live in Columbus, are hosting a business event in the area, or are here visiting relatives, we invite you to sample all that our city has to offer!

Edwards Communities has put together a list of events we think you shouldn’t miss this month. Here are our “Around Town Picks” for October:

Columbus Mac & Cheese Festival, October 5, Easton Town Center

Enjoy the most delicious Mac & Cheese dishes from the best Columbus restaurants. The Columbus Mac & Cheese Festival benefits the adolescent and young adult cancer program at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Columbus Italian Festival– October 5-7 – 720 Hamlet Street

Celebrate the finest in food, entertainment and Italian culture during this three-day festival that has something for everyone! This premier festival attracts over 35,000 visitors. Learn more here:


Ohio State Football – Saturdays, Home & away

Nothing says Fall in Columbus like Ohio State Football! The Buckeye’s season is in full swing this month, with two home games taking place on October 6 against Indiana and October 13 against Minnesota. Even if you can’t snag tickets, there are plenty of places to tailgate in Columbus and cheer our Buckeyes to a win, including Edwards’ private club, The Barn! Go Bucks!


Phil Collins Not Dead Yet Live!, October 19 – Nationwide Arena

Celebrate Phil Collins’ epic career with his longtime guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, percussionist and his 16-year-old son on the drums. The concert is a sequel to his recently released and much-awaited memoir “Not Dead Yet.”


Columbus Marathon, October 21, Downtown

The Columbus marathon and half marathon is the 17thlargest US marathon and largest in Ohio. The half marathon is the largest in Columbus. Runner’s World ranked it as one of the top 20 marathons in the US, and USA today ranked it as one of the top 10 fall marathons. Click here to register.


Highball Halloween, October 26-27, Short North Arts District

Celebrate costumes and creativity with the nation’s most elaborate costume party! This Halloween tradition bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts District. Visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets.

A Haunted Night in the Gardens
, October 27, Hoover Gardens and Gift Center Association.

Enjoy a spooktacular event that has something for the whole family! Walk through a haunted maze, play games, win prizes, paint pumpkins and enjoy hot popcorn and apple cider. Learn more here.


Columbus Crew– October 28, MAPRE Stadium

The Columbus Crew, Ohio’s Major League soccer club will be hosting a home match against Minnesota United FC at MAPFRE Stadium on October 28. Check out their website for details and to purchase tickets.

These are just a few of the fun events offered in October in our exciting city! You can learn about other events by visiting local websites such as Experience Columbus and Columbus Underground).


And if you’re considering making Columbus your new home, check out the beautiful, upscale, amenity-filled communities available with Edwards Communities! We have communities in downtown Columbus, near OSU campus, Capital University and in the suburbs. We invite you to visit our website or tour any of our communities so you can experience for yourself the beauty, charm and quality that is Edwards Communities!