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Fall Fairs, Festivals and Events in Western PA

Colorful foliage. Crisp air. Pumpkins. What's not to love about Fall?

There are lots of cool fairs, festivals and events going on throughout the Pittsburgh region during Autumn that offer plenty of food and seasonal fun. And don't forget to enjoy the brilliant colors on the trees and hillsides during October. Happy Fall, and remember to check this page often as many events may be canceled or postponed!

Trax Farms - Finleyville, PA

Scarecrow cut out and hayride

Every Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday (Sept. 21–Oct. 30)
Every Saturday/ Sunday (Sept. 19-Nov. 1)

Trax opens up its farm for pumpkin picking, hayrides, a 3-acre cornfield maze and more. Stop by the Cafe for a fresh apple dumpling and a mug of hot apple cider before heading home.

Due to COVID-19, Trax Farms is offering Harvest Days. Reservations are required. 

Triple B Farms - Monongahela, PA

Hayride going through a field

If you're looking for a fall festival mixed with a carnival check out Triple B Farms this fall. Their festival includes standards like a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, cut-your-own sunflowers, and hayrides on the farm, and adds some fun but unexpected activities like the Liberty Tube and Squirrel Hill Tunnel Slides, a haunted barn, and more.

Due to COVID-19, Triple B Farms will be offering a special version of their annual Fall Fun event. 

(CANCELED) Mars Apple Fest - Mars, PA 

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from 10am-4pm

Don't miss the 36th Annual Mars Applefest with food, fun, shopping, games, crafts and entertainment.

(CANCELED) Confluence PumpkinFest - Laurel Highlands

October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020

Many interesting events including Pumpkinfest Queen Pageant, a 5K run/walk, an antique and classic auto show, a parade and a largest pumpkin contest. 

(CANCELED) Autumnfest - Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Saturdays and Sundays, October 3rd - 25th, 2020

Treat yourself to a spectacular weekend in the mountains and enjoy the best of Pennsylvania's beautiful fall foliage! Every weekend in October there's themed family fun. Hop on the chairlift for an aerial view of the fiery colors of autumn. Artisans and crafters from far and wide will have their handmade creations on display. 

(VIRTUAL) Fort Ligonier Days - Ligonier, PA

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Three-day festival that commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French & Indian War. Festival features living history encampment, music, crafts, food, Kids Korner and more. 

ReelQ - Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival - Row House Cinema

October 8th-17th 2020

An annual celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender writers, directors, actors, and their work drawing hundreds of movie-goers to the nine days of high quality entertainment, including feature films, shorts, and videos from the hottest national and international LGBT filmmakers of our time.

(CANCELED) Brews & Brats Festival - Nemacolin Woodlands Resort 

October 10th, 2020 1-7pm 

Celebrate the fall season with German-themed food and over 100 craft beer tastings, along with adventure activities, live music and fun the whole family!

Houston Pumpkin Festival- Houston, PA 

October 9th, 10th & 11th, 2020

Features family fun for all ages, including; over 175 food and craft vendors, music and entertainment, children's games and activities, a parade, and many pumpkin related contests. Free admission.

(CANCELED) Pumpkin Patch Trolley - Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 

October 17-18th, and 24-25th, 2020 (Weekends) 

Ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch for fall family fun! 

(CANCELED) The Zelienople & Harmony Fall Festival - Zelienople and Harmony, PA

The Zelienople & Harmony Fall Festival Banner

October 10th-11th, 2020

Two days of musical entertainment, three towers of paranormal ghost walks, pumpkin and costume contests, chainsaw carving, petting zoo, free horse-drawn wagon rides and historic encampments and demonstrations.

South Park Hay Day - South Park

South Park Hay Day

Stay tuned for further updates

Offers many of the same well-loved fall activities that cost extra at other fall festivals. Families can enjoy hay rides, a hay maze, a pumpkin patch trip, a barnyard petting zoo and more.

Related: Fall Date Ideas in Pittsburgh

OktoberQuest - North Side

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Experience the beauty of the Northside by bike and enjoy delicious samples from each of the participating locations: Allegheny City Brewing; Bier's Pub; Penn Brewery; Spring Hill Brewing; and Threadbare Cider House. Get Tickets here

Autumn Natural History Walks/Tours - Allegheny County Parks

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Guided tours with interpretive walks on the nature/hiking trails at Boyce, Hartwood, Deer Lakes, Harrison Hills and White Oak Parks.

(CANCELED) Autumn Serenade Luncheon Cruise - Gateway Clipper Fleet; Station Square

Gateway Clipper Fall Foliage Cruise

October 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, and 16th, 2020

Enjoy a tasty autumn harvest lunch while taking in the sights of Pittsburgh fall foliage on a riverboat tour

Fall Flower Show - Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Phipps Fall Flower Show: 125 Years of Wonder

Opening Saturday, Oct. 10 enjoy vibrant colors and tranquil scenes abound at Phipps Conservatory's annual Fall Flower Show.

Phipps’ Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature will take you on a tranquil journey, captivating your senses with the vibrant colors, unique shapes and soothing sounds of the natural world as autumn approaches.

Get a Taste of all things Pumpkin Spice in Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival

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October 30th - November 5th, 2020

Features a "Costume Caper" 5K run/walk, a pumpkin ragatta, a pumpkin pie eating contest, giant pumpkin sculptures, and of course record breaking giant pumpkins. Pumpkin lovers should get to North Side early and spend the day soaking in the harvest glory!

Due to COVID-19, this year's event will be a drive-thru event at Gold Parking Lot 1A in front of Heinz Field.

Enjoy October and let us know below where your family went for a great Fall experience!