“The vibrant Midwestern city is gaining new attractions each month, from charming cafes and stylish cocktail palaces to world-class art exhibitions,” she wrote.
Though we can think of about 1 million, Ramierz zeroed in on five reasons travelers should consider visiting Columbus in the fall.
Mickalene Thomas at the Wexner Center for the Arts
“The Wexner Center for the Arts hosts an exhibition by celebrated multi-disciplinary artist Mickalene Thomas. Titled “I Can’t See You Without Me,” the multi-room exhibition features over 50 works, including large scale collages, paintings and immersive installations.”
The Pizzuti Collection
“The Pizzuti Collection has three exhibitions currently on view, including the whimsical furniture design exhibition ‘When Attitudes Become Chairs.’ On view through Jan. 20, the exhibition explores how the humble chair can be re-imagined to suit a full spectrum of uses and materials, including stuffed animals, bubble wrap and even the discarded tissue paper from a fashion designer’s fabric.”
She also mentioned the exhibits “Take Up Space,” calling it a “fresh look at abstract art” and “For Freedoms,” saying it features “politically-resonant work meant to encourage discourse and action.”
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The National Veterans Memorial and Museum
“Beginning with the Revolutionary War, and going through contemporary times, the museum touches on the common threads in military life through a series of multi-media and immersive exhibits. Upstairs, in a space marked for reflection, windows are colored like campaign ribbons, and an interactive mirror installation illustrates how service has an infinite impact.”
The North Market
“From small-batch ice cream and doughnuts to Vietnamese dishes, the North Market offers one-stop eating and shopping from some of Columbus’s most popular food vendors.”
Ramierz singled out Spices, Ltd., “which offers a dizzying inventory of pre-packaged spices and salts.”
The Kitchen at Watershed Distillery
“Come for the distillery tour, stay for elegant drinks. Watershed Distillery makes several spirits, such as Four Peel Gin, that you’ll find in craft cocktail bars around the city.”
Ramierz specifically like the award-winning Guild Series Gin, the versatility of the kitchen and bar menus, and seasonal offerings.
3519 N High St, Columbus Saturdays; April 27th through November 23rd from 9am- noon
The mission of our non-profit, community-based market is to support excellent growers and producers while nurturing community appreciation of wholesome local foods in a lively neighborhood setting. They are a producer-only market, which means that everything you see at market is grown or produced by the stall farmer or cottage food producer.
Longshore Street between Tuller Ridge Drive and Bridge Park Avenue Saturdays; May 18th through September 28th from 9am- noon
The Dublin Market includes delicious baked goods, fresh produce, flowers and much more. Experience live entertainment, numerous nearby establishments and the convenience of free parking. Don’t miss out on this fun, free, family-friendly event at Bridge Park!
1777 E Broad St, Columbus Wednesdays June 5 through September 4 from 3:30- 6:30pm
The Conservatory’s Farmers’ Market is located outdoors in the main Conservatory parking lot, just off of East Broad Street and two miles east of downtown Columbus. The Farmers’ Market offers a mix of local produce, baked goods, specialty foods, and health and beauty products.
200 Market Square, New Albany Thursdays; June 20th through September 12th from 4pm- 7pm
You will be able to enjoy seasonal offerings, beautifully hand crafted artisan products, an inviting array of produce, fresh baked goods, and more. You can even grab dinner at one of the delicious food trucks!
59 Spruce Street, Columbus Saturday & Sunday; June though October
Customers are able to purchase directly from the local farms selling the highest-quality products from their fields. Additionally, we aim to combine local farms and local entrepreneurs selling hand-made & vintage items, fine arts & jewelry for a bigger, more eclectic and experiential Farmers’ Market.
N. State & E. Home in Uptown Westerville Wednesdays; May through October from 3- 6pm
With plenty of free on-street and lot parking, a trip to the market is a great way to enjoy a Wednesday afternoon in Uptown Westerville… a fun, weekly experience for all ages, and a dog-walk-and-bike-friendly destination.
In early April, a new player stepped onto the Columbus dessert team and they’re not playing any games. Glazed Churro Bar is tooling around the city, satisfying sweet teeth with its gorgeous and downright delicious dessert concoctions. From Fruity Pebble and Cookies & Cream sundaes to savory taco cones, Glazed Churro Bar is likely to be your new food truck obsession.
Cookie Dough Creamery | 7227 N. High St., Worthington
Worthington’s Cookie Dough Creamery doesn’t shy away from real cream in their soft serve ice cream and you can “really taste and feel the difference”, they claim. But, what really sets the dessert shop apart from other shops (and your mom) is that they won’t scold you for eating their un-baked cookie dough! Their six flavors are made with heat-treated flour instead of eggs to produce a safe-to-eat unbaked cookie dough.
Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops knows no barriers. Their popsicle ingredients range from PB&J, to saffron, to avocado, to Mission coffee, to charcoal, all the way to watermelon habanero. And if that isn’t fuel enough to spark your desire for an ice cold pop, just look how pretty they are!
Simply Rolled Ice Cream | 970 N. High St., Columbus
Inspired by the street vendors of Thailand, Simply Rolled offers made-to-order ice cream rolls, which is both fun to watch and delicious to eat. Mix up your order with an ice cream taco! Why use a spoon when you could eat a waffle cone?
Bonifacio | 1577 King Ave., Columbus
Known for their modern spin on Filipino brunch and monthly Kamayan, or family-style dinners, it would be easy to overlook the dessert menu. But, the Ube Ice Cream Sandwich, made from purple sweet potato, stuffed in a deep-fried bun topped with coconut and caramel is the street food favorite you didn’t know you were missing. Check out their other Ube ice cream creations, too!