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Columbus Children’s Festival – Dublin, Ohio

The Columbus Children’s Festival offers plenty of kids’ activities, food options and vendor offerings to meet any child’s necessity. There are also local athletic teams, schools, organizations and businesses that offer services and assistance to children.

2024 DATE: TBD
Location: SportsOhio
6314 Cosgray Rd
Dublin, OH 43016
Website: https://www.facebook.com/KidsLinked

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This post documents my experience on June 16, 2018 when it took place in Westerville.

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Back behind the Westerville North High School…

…I found myself in the midst of a soccer tournament…

…a foam fun run…

…and a pancake breakfast…

…with characters from Disney’s Descendents.

This was actually all part of the Columbus Children’s Festival

…a festival where vendors came together to help children and parents with all issues related to…

…Preschool/Kindergarten (ATC Academy)…

…reading and research (Westerville Public Library)…

…martial arts training (Perdue’s Taekwondo)…

…soccer registration…

…summer theatre (Otterbein)…

…a profession in kart racing (Grand Prix Karting)…

…and even one’s health (Nationwide Children’s)…

…particularly the back and the teeth (Skaates/Smile Doctors).

But the festival wasn’t all about getting informed and collecting pamphlets (or free candy, for that matter)…

…there were also fun things to do like dunking…

…jumping and climbing…

…pony rides (Horse N Round Fun)…

…face painting…

…various entertainment shows (Mr. Puppet)…

…and even some shopping, whether for your doll (That’s Sew Cute!)…

…your dog (Halee’s Promise Dog Sanctuary)…

…your food-storage obsessed parents (Tupperware)…

…your inner Moana (Aloha Treasures).

…or your appetite.

With ice cream (Handel’s), shaved ice (Kona)…

…hot dogs (Dane’s)…

…and tacos (Taquitos)…

…there was plenty of kid-friendly foods at the festival (Big Mouth).

I, myself, went with a more adult-friendly kraut-covered Knockwurst from Schmidt’s.