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!
Through October 28th (Weekends). Trax opens up its farm for pumpkin picking, apple tasting in its orchards, food booths from local bakers and cooks, and a 2.5-acre cornfield maze. Stop by the Cafe for a fresh apple dumpling and a mug of hot apple cider before heading home.
2019 Fall Events at Trax Farms
- Fire and Flannels - September 2nd 3pm-7pm
- Hops and Hayrides - Every Wednesday in October 4:30-7pm
- Evening Hayrides - every Friday in October 4:30-7pm
- Fall Festival - September 28 & 29 and October Weekends 10am - 5pm
- Columbus Day Hayrides - October 14
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.
2019 Fall Events at Triple B Farms
- Fall Festival Opening Weekend - September 21nd & 22rd
- Build Your Own Scarecrow - October 5th & 6th, 11am-2pm
- Mad Science Experiments - October 12th & 19th 10am-6pm
- Al-Amazing Magic - October 13th & 20th 10am-6pm
- The Great Pumpkin Run- October 26th
Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Don't miss the 35th Annual Mars Applefest with food, fun, shopping, games, crafts and entertainment.
October 4th, 5th and 6th, 2019
Many interesting events including Pumpkinfest Queen Pageant, a 5K run/walk, an antique and classic auto show, a parade and a largest pumpkin contest.
September 28th-29th, October 5-6th, 12th-13th, and 19th-20th, 2019
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.
October 11th, 12th and 13th, 2019
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.
October 3rd-12th 2019
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.
October 5th, 2019 1pm-5pm
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!
October 11th, 12th & 13th, 2019
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.
October 12th-13th, 19th-20th, and 26th-27th, 2018 (Weekends)
Ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch for fall family fun!
October 12th 9am-7pm and October 14th 12pm-5pm, 2018
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.
October 6th 2019
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
September 28th, 2018 1pm-5pm
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.
September 22rd, 2018 2pm-3:30pm
Guided tours with interpretive walks on the nature/hiking trails at Boyce, Hartwood, Deer Lakes, Harrison Hills and White Oak Parks.
October 4th, 5th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2019
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
Opens October 19th 2019
Phipps’ Fall Flower Show: Japanese Inspirations will take you on a spectacular journey to experience an inspiring celebration of harmony and nature.
Get a Taste of all things Pumpkin Spice in Pittsburgh!
October 19-20, 2019
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!
Enjoy October and let us know below where your family went for a great Fall experience!