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Join us on Ohio's Tax-Free Weekend!

Saturday, August 4, 2018


Fenlon Street


Interested in exhibiting? Email or call (614) 461-5257 for all exhibiting information.


Chalk art, face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers, and more!


Legoland Discovery Center Zone

Meet Maxx, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus’ Master Model Builder, during the Back To School Expo!  Maxx will build cool stuff all day, with a different build each hour. Best of all, it's interactive... kids can build right along side with Maxx.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus is a 36,000-square-foot indoor attraction due to open at Easton Town Center on September 21st.  Families with young children will enjoy a world of creativity, color and building fun in the Ultimate Indoor LEGO® Playground! Explore 2 rides, a 4D Cinema, 10 LEGO Play Zones and much more.



What's your back-to-school style? Check out the back to school fashion show on the main stage starting at 1 p.m. The show will feature live models in looks and fashions from Banana Republic, Athleta, Macy’s and a few other stores that may join in. Come see the styles that these Easton fashion retailers say are tops.



Pick up & complete a passport at the expo, and you could win!

GRAND PRIZE: Adventure vacation package for 4 people ($615 value), courtesy of River Expeditions, West Virginia's best adventure Outfitter. 

River Expeditions is West Virginia's best adventure outfitter - discover history, nature, culture and endless adventure in the New River Gorge.  Experience whitewater rafting, scenic float trips, rock climbing, zipline tours, mountain biking and other unique expeditions. Unplug from devices and reconnect with family and friends for a fun summer getaway! Kids always raft for half price, plus get the fourth night lodging free. // 800.463.9873


Win American Girl Luciana Doll

Everybody loves American Girl, and they are participating in a big way at the back to school Expo. Attendees can enter to win a Luciana doll by participating in the Back to School passport or entering inside the American Girl store. One lucky winner will be selected and announced from the stage at about 3:50 p.m., right before the Back to School Expo wraps up.

The Prize Package also includes the American Girl Mom & Me Doll Hair Salon Spectacular.  Your night will start with a shared dinner together in the Bistro. After dinner, mom will have time to shop while your girl will learn how to care for her doll’s hair, learn several new styles from our professional doll stylists, plus take-home Bright Highlights for her doll. She’ll even learn how to put them in. Afterwards, each girl and her spruced-up companion can pose for a photo op in our "Princess Chair." The event includes a goody bag with a fun craft, a recent issue of American Girl magazine, and a coupon for an upcoming visit to American Girl.


Win Gift Cards from Easton Shops

Plus a $300 Shoe Shopping Spree from Lucky Shoes!

Thanks to our Easton retail partners, we're giving away more than $1,600 in free shopping for guests who participate in our passport. Just pick up a passport at the Expo, fill it in, and you are entered. Winners will be announced from the stage every hour. Gift card partners include:

Volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio will be on site assisting guests at the Expo with the passport promotion. They will have passports to hand out, and will explain how it works to make it easy for people to enter to win the fabulous prizes donated by Easton retail partners -- over $1600 in free shopping gift cards.  At least 30 people will win a $50 gift card. Big Brothers Big Sisters staff will also be on hand at the Expo Info Booth to answer of your questions.

Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is looking for passionate friends in the community who are willing to give their time, talent, and treasure to a child. The need is urgent, the time is now, and mentors are not just “nice to have in the community” but are a necessity! Come be a part of creating community transformation one child at a time.  Come check us out at the Columbus Parent Magazine booth or call 614-839-2447 ext. 189 for more information!