Join us Aug. 4 at Easton for information, fun and prizes.

Meet the Master Model Builder from Legoland Discovery Center Columbus, enter to win great prizes and get all the information you need before your kids head back to class at our upcoming Back to School Expo.

The FREE third annual Back to School Expo, sponsored by Columbus Parent and ThisWeek Community News, is bigger and better than ever. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, along Fenlon Street at Easton.

Attendees will find a variety of exhibitors offering advice and deals and entertainment, including hourly interactive Lego builds by Master Model Builder Maxx Davidson, a sidewalk-chalk artist, face-painters, balloon artists and stilt-walkers. Don't miss the fashion show at 1 p.m.!

There will be numerous chances to win prizes, including an American Girl Luciana doll and Mom & Me Doll Hair Salon Spectacular visit as well as more than $1,600 in gift cards to Easton merchants, including Café Zupas, Elements Massage, Forever 21, Legoland Discovery Center Columbus, Lucky Shoes, New Balance and Piada Italian Street Food, plus ZipZone Outdoor Adventures. Learn more at

While you’re there, get some shopping done. The event coincides with Ohio’s sales tax holiday on certain back-to-school clothing and supply purchases made Aug. 3-5.