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Columbus Turkey Trot

For over 30 years, Columbus has come out to run this annual Thanksgiving race, The Columbus Turkey Trot, recognized by Runner’s World Magazine as one of America’s “Best Hometown Favorite” holiday races!

Join in on Thursday, November, 28th, 2019!

There are three events: The 5-mile race, the 2-mile walk…and the Tot Trot (a 100-yard dash) for children. EVERY participant of the 5-mile race and the 2-mile walk will receive a finisher’s medal; goody bag; chip timing; and a long-sleeved race shirt. Tiny Turkey Trotters participating in the Tot Trot receive a shirt, medal, and finish line treat! These Tiny Trot registrants may also walk or run for free with a parent who is a paid registrant for the adult events.

This fun, family-friendly race event benefits the Easter Seals’ EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM which provides hands-on, comprehensive support to help the under-five set reach their full potential, regardless of challenges, needs, or disabilities.

Love to run or walk? The Columbus Turkey Trot is the race for you!

Start times:
8:30 Tot Trot
9:00 5 Mile Race
9:10 2 Mile Walk n’ Talk

Race location: Upper Arlington

Packet pick-up: See registration website for locations!

Families: Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed AND encouraged, they simply ask that those families with strollers and wheelchairs assemble at the back of the starting group so as not to trip up single runners and walkers. Bikes, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, and skates are not allowed.

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Dublin Schools: 2018 Best School District in America Best Schools in America

Dublin Schools News

Congratulations to our neighbors with families in Dublin! It was recently announced that Dublin City Schools made the 2018 Best School Districts in America list! Niche rated Dublin Schools 5th in the U.S. and 2nd in Ohio. They are the largest school district to make the top ten! They assigned grades of A+ in Academics, Teachers, College Prep, and more.

When choosing a school or school district, it’s important to do your own research, by comparing districts you are interested in with the Ohio Department of Education’s School Report Cards, which allow you to compare Ohio districts with one another and get scores for individual schools as well. We’ve also laid out all the important information for you on our school districts page.

Want to know more about homes for sale in Dublin? Contact The Columbus Team today!

Columbus Fairs: Ohio State Fair


Ohio State Fair 2022

Everyone loves a fair, whether it’s a state fair, county fair, or community level celebration, we all have a love affair with fairs! One of the best Columbus Fairs? The Ohio State Fair! We’ll see you there!

The Fair is  July 27 – August 7 at the Ohio Expo and Fair Center on 717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH.  The fair has been held in this location since 1886.  Prior to that, it was held in several other cities and locations around Columbus.  

Rediscover the Ohio State Fair, a favorite family tradition since 1850! Come for the Midway, featuring more than 50 exhilarating rides, and unleash all the fair flavors on your tastebuds with your favorite goodies from one of the amazing food vendors!

Experience free stages with amazing hypnotists, impressive magicians, and wholesome kids’ entertainment. Immerse yourself in activities and exhibits including interactive educational displays, sporting competitions, fine arts show, exotic animals in the free petting zoo, a farm animal delivery room, helicopter rides, roving performers, youth agricultural competitions, horse shows, an eight-acre natural resources park with free kiddie fishing, wildlife and so much more!

Tickets, hours, and rides information are available online.

Note: The dates and information here were correct as of publishing, but weather, funding, and other issues can cause changes. Please check the provided links before you make your plans. Thank you!

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Top 10 Things We Love About Columbus

Top 10 Things we Love about Columbus Ohio

There are a LOT of great things about our city.  It was difficult, but we managed to distill some of our favorites into the Top 10 Things We Love About Columbus:

  1. The people. You have to admit, most of us are really good neighbors. Columbus has that Midwest “niceness” vibe going, and we enjoy the small town friendliness with all the vibrant diversity of a big city. We’ve made a lot of Top Cities lists which say we’re a great place to live, and the wonderful people who live here are the reason!
  2. The sports. Columbus is a town that loves their teams. The Ohio State Buckeyes (NCAA football, basketball, and more!), Columbus Crew (MLS), Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL), The Columbus Clippers (IL baseball), Ohio Aviators (rugby union), and Ohio Roller Derby (WFTDA)…there’s a sport for everyone to watch, cheer, and love.
  3. The culture. Columbus has art, music (opera, symphony, rock, jazz, and more), dance (including ballet), live theatre, comedy, festivals, and cultural celebrations galore!
  4. We have to list one of the nation’s premiere interactive science museums as its own thing. COSI is for anyone interested in science…and kids from 2 to 122! We know we’re lucky to live in a city that has several world-renowned institutions, and this is one of them.
  5. The Columbus Zoo. Our zoo has been rated one of the best in the nation, and is known around the world for their efforts at conservation and preservation of endangered species.
  6. The smarts. Columbus is lucky to have an abundance of colleges and universities which contribute to our quality of life as well as our knowledge. The Ohio State University, Franklin University, Columbus State Community College, Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio Dominican University, Capital University, Otterbein, and more.
  7. The food. Columbus is home to a very diverse population, which means there is a world of good food to be found right here in our hometown. In addition to well-known cuisines of the world such as American, French, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Greek, and Indian, and Thai… Columbus has wonderful Somali, Korean, Polish/Russian, Ethiopian, Nepalese, Yemeni, Brazilian, and Kenyan food, too. Vegan or vegetarian? Yes! There are fine and casual dining options for everyone here in the capital city.
  8. The ‘hoods. Our neighborhoods are distinct, interesting, and worth visiting. Everywhere you look there are fun things to do, unique shopping, great restaurants (read number 7!), and great people. Getting to know Columbus neighborhoods can be a fun family adventure, or an enjoyable challenge.
  9. The parks. Columbus has the Metro Parks, a collection of 19 outstanding natural area parks with more than 27,000 acres. In those 19 parks you can find a rose garden, over 200 miles of hiking trails, some splash pads, statues, fountains, sledding hills, nature centers, and so much more. You cannot find a better park system anywhere…there’s something for everyone here…even summer camps for kids!
  10. Location, location, location. Columbus is a great town to visit or live in, and we love how central it is. Smack dab in the middle of Ohio, Columbus Ohio is also near the center of our great nation. Whether you’re interested in an easy drive to Cleveland, Lexington, or Chicago, or to hop a short flight to Atlanta, New York City, Denver, or Orlando…Columbus is a convenient distance to anywhere in the Continental United States.

If you don’t already live in Columbus and would like to move here, call The Columbus Team and we’ll help you manage the logistics of relocation. If you live here and are considering a move, We Know Columbus! We can help find your perfect new neighborhood in both cases. Call (614) 888-6100.

Central Ohio Christmas Tree Farms

Central Ohio Christmas Tree Farms

Cut your own Christmas Trees! There’s nothing better than the smell of evergreen to put you in the spirit. Here is a  list of all the Central Ohio tree farms that allow you to cut your own trees. Please be aware that you won’t be allowed to cut your own tree after dusk. Most also have pre-cut trees, wreaths, and garland available on site as well.   Happy Holidays from The Columbus Team!

  1. Alum-Polaris Christmas Tree Farm, 6520 Bale Kenyon Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035, (740) 548-7923,  They do not take credit cards. Closed for the 2019 season.
  2. Albert Family Tree Farm, 7505 Bunker Hill Rd., & 8790 Gerhart Rd. Amanda OH (614) 837-1667, 9-5 weekends starting after Thanksgiving.
  3. Beck’s Christmas Tree Farm, 190 Rainbow Drive, Lancaster – (740) 653-6454 
190 Rainbow Dr. NW, Lancaster, OH, Friday to Sunday, 9-4pm
  4. Cackler Family Farms, 4971 Cackler Road, Delaware, OH (740) 524-5311 Check their website for hours.
  5. Christmas Tree Junction, 430 Wiley Road, Delaware – (740) 363-9105  Open weekends after Thanksgiving.
  6. Country Cabin Tree Farm, 3600 Wilson Road, Sunbury – (740) 832-9345 
 Call or visit their website for hours. Closing December 8th for remainder of the season.
  7. Dale Tree Farm, 9481 Kilbourne Road, Sunbury –(740) 816-8229 Permanently closed due to fire.
  8. Fly-a-way Farm, 1950 Lackey-Old State Road, Delaware – (740) 548-7355 
 Opened only one weekend in 2019, December 7th and 8th from 9:00 am till dusk.
  9. Hickory Ridge Tree Farm, 3600 Johnstown-Alexandria Rd, Alexandria (740)924-5054 9-5 daily from Thanksgiving.
  10. Homestead Christmas Trees, 2551 Loudon Road, Granville – (740) 587-1345
 Friday to Sunday 9-5 starting after Thanksgiving.
  11. McGlone Tree Farm, 2323 Rt. 674, Canal Winchester – (614) 833-0039 
Call for hours.
  12. Mr. Tree Farm, 1099 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, Reynoldsburg – (614) 577-0081 Typically 9-7 daily – call to confirm hours.
  13. Pine Tree Barn 4374 Shreve Rd, Wooster OH, (330) 264-1014 Open Sunday – Wednesday 9-5 and Thursday – Saturday 9-6
  14. Saum Family Farms 4675 Hamburg Road SW, Lancaster, OH  (740) 969-2058 Call for hours.
  15. Scheetz Tree Farm – 2297 Cambridge Rd, Coshocton, OH  (740) 622-3656 Open until December 18th  Open daily 9-5.
  16. Taylor Tree Farm – 3720 Wilson Road, Sunbury, OH  (740) 965-3293 Call for hours. Closed for remainder of 2019 season.
  17. Timbuk Farms – 2030 Timbuk Road, Granville, OH  (740) 587-2178  Open Friday to Sunday 9-5 and Monday – Thursday 10-5.
  18. Ron & Kelly Walsh Tree Farm – 6826 Fairmount Road SE, Newark, OH  (740) 323-4885 Open the day after Thanksgiving from
    12-5 on Sunday and 9-5 Saturday.
  19. Walsh Tree Farm 9068 Eden Church Road, St. Louisville, OH (740) 745-5040 Open from 12-5 on Sunday and 10-5 Monday to Saturday until December 21.
  20. Whiteside Evergreens – 18875 Boerger Road, Marysville, OH (937) 243-3771 Call for hours.

Visit the website or call the venue you are planning to visit to confirm current dates and times.