Friday Freebies: Oktoberfest, fall fests, jazz, art and pets!

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — It’s the weekend and you know what that means… it’s time for your Friday Freebies! Here’s everything you can do this weekend in the Central Ohio area for FREE!

All weekend

Columbus Oktoberfest

Prost! Oktoberfest is here, so head on over to the Ohio Expo Center to celebrate! Enjoy a few biers while the kids play at the Kinderrplatz, plus check out all the German music, dancing snacks and shops!


Vintage Fall Fest

Head down to Circleville and check out the Ruins and Whimsy second annual Vintage Fall Fest! Admission is free, and you’ll see a variety of local fall produce growers, food vendors, artisans and more.

Columbus Clips Beer and Film Tour

Love movies? Love supporting a good cause? Love beer? Come out to the Columbus Commons Friday night for the Columbus Clips Beer and Film Tour! Admission is free, but all proceeds from beer sales benefit Transit Columbus.

Wexner Center for the Arts Fall Student Party

College students get in free at the Wex this Friday night! Take a late night look at the galleries, feast on free food and watch a free screening of cult comedy favorite, “Election.” There will be fun games and prizes too!


Columbus VegFest

If veganism is your jam, you won’t want to miss VegFest! The festival features free workshops to enhance your knowledge of living a plant-based lifestyle,  more than a dozen health and activism speakers, a screening of the documentary “Food Choices” and so much more!

Fall Festival Weekend Opening

In the Radnor area this weekend? Head over to Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm for the first of their Fall Festival Weekends! With free hayrides, over 30 activities for the kids and tons of pumpkins, you’ll be kicking fall off right. Fall Festival Weekends happen every weekend from now until Oct. 30!

Harvest Fair

If you’d rather stay in Columbus this weekend, but don’t want to miss out on fall festivities, check out the Harvest Fair at the Columbus Commons! Admission is free and there are tons of free activities, or you could purchase a $5 wristband for unlimited fun and have access to all the hay rides, games, entertainment and craft sessions your heart desires.


Harrison West Jazz Stage performance

Looking for a treat for your ears? Don’t miss the smooth sounds of Magically Delicious Modern Jazz Quartet at Harrison West! Magically Delicious is a local group of musicians that write and perform original compositions and have a repertoire that spans many different styles of jazz.

Dublin Pet Fair

Grab your furry friend and head to Dublin for the fifth annual Dublin Pet Fair! Don’t have a pet? Don’t worry! There will be more than 25 rescue groups on hand to help you find that perfect pet. Plus, NBC4’s Bob Nunnally will be announcing the pet contests! provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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