October brings a big final month of major outdoor events in Uptown Westerville for 2022, beginning this weekend.
2022’s last Saturday Farmers Market
The last Saturday Farmers Market of the year will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8, in the parking lots behind Westerville City Hall, 21 S. State St.
Pink with a Purpose
A special guest at this Farmers Market will be Pink with a Purpose.
A collaboration of Sunny 95, The James, and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Pink with a Purpose is a monthlong campaign to encourage women to sign up for a mammogram at Ohio State University’s The James Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Those who stop by the Pink with a Purpose booth at the Oct. 8 Farmers Market and schedule a mammogram at The James, will receive a $10 Cameron Mitchell Restaurants gift card, good at any of the group’s more than 20 restaurants in Central Ohio.
“We’ve been trying to get this event for the last two years,” said Kris Thompson, events director for Uptown Westerville Inc. “A lot of women, and people in general, have been skipping regular checkups the last two years due to Covid,” he said.
Pink with a Purpose will be a great way to re-emphasize resuming routine health examinations, he said, and “I feel very honored they wanted to work with us on this.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, staged internationally each year by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cure.
Sunny 95 (94.7 FM radio), The James, and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants are using Pink with a Purpose to encourage women to sign up for their James Mammogram, and bring attention to the importance of early detection with a series of Pink Ribbon Stops throughout Central Ohio.
Women can schedule their James Mammogram and fill out a tag in remembrance or honor of a loved whose life has been touched by breast cancer. Stop by the Pink with a Purpose tent at Uptown’s Saturday Farmers Market Oct. 8, or find the other “Pink Ribbon Stops” at Sunny95.com.
Special Tier 3 sandwiches
In a separate breast cancer awareness event at the Oct. 8 Farmers Market, vendor Tier 3 Heritage Products will be grilling up pork sandwiches for visitors. The sandwiches will be free for Farmers Market visitors while supplies last, with a donation to The James requested. Tier 3 Owner Nelson Shuff will donate the proceeds to The James Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.
Ghost Story Tours
Also on tap Uptown through the end of October is the of the popular Ghost Story Tours through Uptown, staged by talented cast members of Westerville’s own Good Medicine Productions.
Uptown Westerville Inc. has collected stories for the Tour from across the community, “and combined them into this slightly theatrical, largely historical and highly entertaining walking tour,” according to UWI.
The 90-minute walking tour begins at the Otterbein Cemetery (corner of Walnut and Knox streets) and concludes at Morgan’s Treasure Custom Jewelry. Participants are encouraged to park at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Tickets are $25 per person, and tours are held at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings through the end of the month, plus Oct. 31. Only a few tour dates remain with availability! Please read the waiver at this link, and purchase your tickets at the link below.
Book your Ghost Story Tour
October 8th and 9th is Ohio Valley Weekend in Uptown! Check out the list of events and activities surrounding the premier of this event.
Midnight Madness is 2022’s final 4th Friday
Alas, all good things come to an end, and that includes fall weather in Ohio. The year’s final 4th Friday Uptown Westerville street festival is set for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28.
Presented by Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital, Uptown Westerville Inc. stages the monthly street festival on the fourth Friday of each month from May through October. The entertainment, food trucks, and pop-up vendors will be back for the year’s last 4th Friday Oct. 28, with the theme of Midnight Madness. Vendor's bring candy for those who want to visit them for a treat, and many of the younger community members enjoy trick or treating at Midnight Madness!
Of course, your favorite Uptown Westerville restaurants and retail merchants will be open for the event as well.
Special to the October 4th Friday, will be our Thriller Flash Mob led by AJ Blankenship and the dancers of Generations Performing Arts Center. The Flash Mob will be at 8PM and start right in front of Westerville City Hall (21 South State Street).
Want to be in the Flash Mob? Join AJ and the others for a practice run on Wednesday, October 26th at the Generation's satellite studio behind Dairy Queen at 33 East Park Street (Westerville, 43081). Practice begins at 6:30PM! We need your help to make this a memorable moment in Westerville!
Be sure to check out the Wizards and Wands Festival from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Westerville Public Library and an axe throwing booth staged by Ace of Axes Mobile Axe Throwing on State Street in front of the police station and across from Union Savings Bank.
Come out to enjoy the final Uptown street festival of the 2022 on Oct. 28. Find more information at UptownWestervilleInc.com.