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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!
Every Saturday & Sunday (Sept. 25-Oct. 24)
Trax opens up its farm for the annual Fall Festival including 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.
Sept. 10-12 & 17-19; Additional Fall Dates Coming Soon!
If you're looking for a fall festival mixed with a carnival check out Triple B Farms this fall. The family-friendly festival includes traditional activities like a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, cut-your-own sunflowers and hayrides on the farm along with 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 require masks in the Farm Market. Advanced registration is required as there are a limited number of daily tickets available.
Sept. 18-19 & 25-26
Penn’s Colony is an award-winning, family-fun fall festival. With an authentic focus on the French & Indian era, that began with the 1753 journey of a 21-year-old George Washington through this region, Penn’s Colony Festival weaves history into a colonial faire featuring a village filled with fine craftsmen.
Oct. 2, 2021 from 10am-4pm
Experience the Mars Applefest with food, fun, shopping, games, crafts and entertainment.
Oct. 1-3, 2021
Participate in a Fall Foliage celebration during the Confluence PumpkinFest. The festival includes a variety of events like the Pumpkinfest Queen Pageant, a 5K run/walk, an antique and classic auto show, a parade and a largest pumpkin contest.
Oct. 9-10 & 16-17, 2021
Treat yourself to a spectacular weekend in the mountains and enjoy the best of Pennsylvania's beautiful fall foliage! Hop on the chairlift for an aerial view of the fiery colors of autumn. Shop from 100+ local artisans and crafters, enjoy live music and a mini getaway in the mountains during Fall Craft Days.
Oct. 9-11, 2021
Fort Ligonier Days is a three-day festival that commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French & Indian War. The festival features historic battle reenactments, live music, authentic crafts, delicious food and more.
Oct. 8-10, 2021
The Houston Pumpkin Festival 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. Admission is free.
Oct. 15-17 & 22-24, 2021
Experience the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch for fall family fun.
Oct. 9-10, 2021
Enjoy 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 during the Zelienople Country Fall Festival.
Sept. 25 at South Park; Oct. 3 at Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater
Join Allegheny County parks for a day full of free family-friendly fall activities. Families can enjoy hay rides, a hay maze, a pumpkin patch trip, a barnyard petting zoo and more. Food, beverages and snacks will be available for sale from food trucks and vendors.
Related: Fall Date Ideas in Pittsburgh
Program guided tours are available all season and can be scheduled in advance by contacting the Allegheny County Parks Education and Outreach Coordinator.
Enjoy a scenic, guided tour on one of Allegheny County Parks' nature/hiking trails.
Oct. 15-16, 2021
Enjoy a tasty autumn harvest lunch while taking in the sights of Pittsburgh fall foliage on a riverboat tour
Opening Saturday, Oct. 9
Experience the whimsical and festive Fall Flower Show: Happy Troll-O-Ween, presented by The Secret Life of Trolls.This show celebrates all things creepy and crawly while creating a vibrant and themed atmosphere.
Get a Taste of all things Pumpkin Spice in Pittsburgh!
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Oct. 16-17, 2021
Join in on the action during the Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival, featuring a "Costume Caper" 5K run/walk, pumpkin ragatta, pumpkin pie eating contest, giant pumpkin sculptures and, of course, record breaking giant pumpkins. This year's event is in a new location in the Strip District, at 3 Crossings Campus along 28th & 29th Street.
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from Oct. 1-31, 2021
Experience Kennywood's new Phantom Fall Fest! Visit the park during the day for family-friendly fun, including festive food and a unique Kennywood autumn atmosphere. After dark, the Phantom takes screams to the extreme with five haunted houses and four scare zones.
Enjoy Fall in and around Pittsburgh and let us know where your family went for a great experience using #LovePGH on social media!
Please Note: Some events have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak precautions. These listings may not reflect the most recent updates. Please check official event and venue websites to confirm the status. Thank you for understanding.