Plus, a partial solar eclipse is happening this weekend.
 
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38º | Cloudy | 10% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 7:53 a.m. | Sunset 5:23 p.m.

 
🍎 Hardcore fun
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Bring the whole family for a day of fall fun. | Photo by @lynd_fruit_farm
One of the best ways to spend a local fall day is at Lynd Fruit Farm. If you’re not sure how to make the most of the apple-picking farm, leaf it to us.

Apple picking

The apple orchard is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until late October. Pick your own fresh apples for $25 (up to 10 lbs) or $35 (up to 20 lbs).

Browse the Apple Use Chart to find which apples are in season and how well they keep. Pro tip: October is a great time for Fuji, Goldrush, and Evercrisp.

Lynd Farm Market

October is a great time to find homemade cider and Ohio chestnuts at the market. Specialty items also include freshly baked pies, jams, fruit butters, fruit salsas, applesauce, sauces, and dressings.

Many Ohio Proud products are also sold in the market, including Cooper Mills sauces, Harv’s Honey, Bonhomie Maple Syrup, and Whit’s frozen custard.

CBUStoday Lynd Fruit Farm

Well-behaved pups are welcome at the corn maze at Lynd Fruit Farm. | Photo via @lynd_fruit_farm

Corn maze

Make your way through the corn maze every Friday-Sunday until Sunday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. No need to leave the dogs at home — pups are welcome. Grab tickets.

Pro tip: The maze is located half a mile from Lynd Fruit Farm, so put 9851 Morse Rd. SW into your GPS to make your way there.

Pumpkin patch

The pumpkins and squash are located by the market, and a solid variety is expected to be available through Halloween. In order to enter the patch and pick your own, a one pumpkin purchase minimum is required.
 
 
Events
 
Friday, Oct. 13
Saturday, Oct. 14
  • Hog Roast | Saturday, Oct. 14 | 4-7 p.m. | Pecan Penny’s, 113 E. Main St., Columbus | $20 | Your meal will include freshly roasted pork, coleslaw, and baked beans.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers | Saturday, Oct. 14 | 7 p.m. | Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District | Root for the Jackets as a new season is underway.
Sunday, Oct. 15
  • Central Ohio Builder Expo 2023 | Sunday, Oct. 15 | 12-3 p.m. | Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus, 5100 Upper Metro Pl., Dublin | $5 | Meet with top central Ohio builders and chat with vendors who can assist with your home journey.
  • Spooky OTE Art Walk | Sunday, Oct. 15 | 12-5 p.m. | 700 Bryden Community, 700 Bryden Rd., Olde Towne East | Free | Dress in your best costume and shop 80+ vendors and artists.
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News Notes
 
Coming Soon
  • The Capital Grille, an Orlando-based steakhouse, is opening its first CBUS location at at 1827 Olentangy River Rd. Expect an upscale environment with seafood and steak options on the menu. An exact opening date has yet to be announced. (614now)
Outdoors
  • We’ll have a taste of the total solar eclipse happening in 2024 with a partial solar eclipse this weekend. Maximum coverage of the sun will happen on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1:07 p.m. in CBUS. (The Columbus Dispatch)
Try This
  • HighBall Halloween, fashion show highlighting the works of seven designers, is returning to CBUS on Saturday, Oct. 28 outside the Convention Center. Enjoy live performers and browse the full event schedule here.
Edu
  • The Ohio State University was ranked the No. 11 university in Ohio in highest median salaries of graduates, per the 2023 College Salary Report from Payscale Inc. This also landed the university the No. 356 spot nationally. According to the study, Buckeye graduates earn a median of $116,900 in 10 years after graduation. (Columbus Business First)
Show
  • Two popular musicals were announced for Columbus in 2024. “Come From Away” is coming to Palace Theatre in February, and “Mama Mia” is coming to Ohio Theatre in March. Tickets for the musicals go on sale Thursday, Oct. 19, and availability is limited.
Drink
  • High Bank Distillery Co. is hosting Boooooze at the Bank at its Grandview location — 1051 Goodale Blvd.⁠ — on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 8. p.m. to 12 a.m. Wear your best Halloween costume and enjoy happy hour pricing all night with signature cocktails available.
Wellness
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Wellness
  • Fruit can be one of the healthiest things you can put into your body, but the majority of Americans are making this single mistake that can counteract all the health benefits of fruit. Here’s why one heart surgeon is asking Americans to “stop doing this to your berries.”*
 
Outdoors
 
🌾 Feeling groovy
Groovy Plants Ranch
The fall collection is filled with funky-shaped pumpkins. | Photo by @groovyplantsranch
Autumn is here, and Groovy Plants Ranch is ready with its fall collection in full swing. Check out the gourds, unique and classic pumpkins, mums, and fall decor like mini straw bales when you take a visit to the plant ranch.

Plus, the ranch is hosting a variety of seasonal events, including:
  • Yoga in the Barn — 60-minute yoga classes on select Sundays through Dec. 10.
  • Creepy Cauldron Mini Planter — A Halloween-themed kid’s project with two time slots on Saturday, Oct. 21.
  • Kokedama Moss Ball Art — Make a living planter that doubles as a display piece on Thursday, Oct. 19.
The ranch is about 30 miles outside of CBUS (4140 Co. Rd. 15), so plan to make a day out of it with other restaurants and attractions nearby. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
 
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I went to my first NightLight 614 on Wednesday to see “Hocus Pocus,” and it was worth the hype. The views were amazing, and you can’t beat the food truck options — I went with a bowl from Hai Poké.
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