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Fall Fairs, Festivals and Events in Western PA

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

As the temperatures start to cool down, fall festival season begins heating up! Explore a pumpkin patch at a scenic farm, celebrate at cultural festivals in the city and more with Pennsylvania's stunning fall colors as a backdrop. Happy Fall!

Halloween fans, we have a list of haunts for you, too.

Upcoming Festivals

Phantom Fall Fest - Kennywood 

Select Dates Sept. 24-Oct. 30, 2022
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 seven haunted houses and four scare zones.

Related: Fall Date Ideas in Pittsburgh

Triple B Farms - Monongahela, PA

A tractor pulls a hayride through a field at Triple B Farms

Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 24-Oct. 30
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.

Blooms Under the Big Top - Phipps Conservatory

Oct. 8-30, 2022
Fall festivals are so popular, Phipps is transforming into a colorful carnival-inspired display of chrysanthemums for just three weeks in October. See these spectacular blooms as individual rooms are themed to feature the circus from hand-carved carousels to a funhouse of mirrors and arcade accents.

Halloween Weekend & House Party - Nemacolin Woodlands Resort 

Oct. 28-30, 2022
Nemacolin's halls grow restless...for an amazing Halloween weekend celebration! Join them for family-friendly entertainment and fun activities throughout the weekend, including a Halloween House Party Oct. 29 where you can monster mash the night way, compete in a costume contest and more.

Trick or Trolley - Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Oct. 29-30, 2022
Trick or treat the Museum in your costumes!

Fall Foliage Hikes - Allegheny County Parks

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. 

Fall Foliage reflects off the water

Past Fall Festivals

Kickoff and Rib Festival - Acrisure Stadium

Sept. 1-5, 2022
Western PA football kicks off right at Acrisure Stadium, home of the Pitt Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers! Enjoy five days of football, amazing ribs, live music, the area's largest cornhole tournament, farmers market and more at this free fest.

Pittsburgh Soul Food Festival - The Plaza at PPG Place

Sept. 2-4, 2022
Enjoy a Soulful Taste of the Burgh at this free festival spotlighting Black culinary, butchery and food businesses. While the fantastic food takes center stage, a small business market, live music, BBQ contest and cultural activities make this event an all-day affair!


Sept. 5-11, 2022
Bringing a bit of Britain to Pittsburgh, the 2022 Britsburgh Festival is chockablock with in-person and virtual events designed to bring people together over a shared love of all things British!

ReelAbilities Film Festival

Sept. 7-11, 2022
The ReelAbilities Film Festival presents award-winning films through the lens of individuals living with disabilities. In addition to impactful films, the festival also features artwork and special guests to bring the themes of community and shared human experience to the forefront. ReelAbilities is a program of Film Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Irish Festival - Carrie Blast Furnaces

Sept. 9-11, 2022
Guests at this year’s Pittsburgh Irish Festival can expect to see their favorite Irish international, national, and local acts in person at the event’s 30th Annual Celtic Celebration! The line-up features new bands, phenomenal solo performers, well-known favorites, local Irish dance groups, and more on four stages for non-stop fun and enjoyment.

Pittsburgh Taco Festival - Strip District Terminal

Sept. 10, 2022
Pittsburgh's top tacos and food trucks take over the Strip District Terminal! Enjoy this community-centered event which features more than 25 food trucks and vendors plus live music, an art market and family fun. This festival is produced with the support of the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation and Latin American Cultural Union.

Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival - Highmark Stadium

Sept. 14-15, 2022 
Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival (HBHF) opens the fall festival season Sept. 14-15 at Highmark Stadium with two days celebrating hope, roots and the connections that music makes across races, neighborhoods and beliefs. Presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

Three Stooges Festival - Harris Theater

Sept. 17, 2022
Enjoy six of the best Three Stooges shorts and see if you're a real wiseguy with Stooges trivia. All guests will get a free kazoo to use during the screenings.

Penn's Colony Festival - Saxonburg, PA

Sept. 17-18, 24-25, 2022
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.

Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Festival - Mellon Park

Sept. 24, 2022
Come experience the biggest Chinese community event in Pittsburgh at this free festival. Celebrate Chinese heritage, watch traditional performances, listen to beautiful music and enjoy some delicious food.

South Park Hay Day - South Park & Hartwood Acres

Sept. 24, 2022 at South Park Fairgrounds; Oct. 2, 2022 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. 

Mars Apple Fest - Mars, PA 

Oct. 1, 2022
Experience the Mars Applefest with food, fun, shopping, games, crafts and entertainment.

Allegheny County Fall Concert Series - Various Parks 

Saturdays Sept. 10-Oct. 8
A new tradition begins this fall when music fills the region's parks during the first ever Fall Concert Series. The fun starts Sept. 10 at the Boyce Park Wave Pool featuring the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, continuing with rock, polka and country at a rotating list of parks.

Houston Pumpkin Festival- Houston, PA 

Oct. 7-9, 2022
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.

Confluence PumpkinFest - Laurel Highlands

Oct. 7-9, 2022
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. 

Festival of Combustion - Rivers of Steel

Oct. 8, 2022
This one is sure to be fire. The hottest fall festival returns to Carrie Blast Furnaces with hands-on demonstrations, tours of the property, live music, craft beer and food trucks.

Autumn Serenade Luncheon Cruise - Gateway Clipper Fleet; Station Square

Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 2022
Enjoy a tasty autumn harvest lunch while taking in the sights of Pittsburgh fall foliage on a riverboat tour.

Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Oct. 6-15, 2022 
The annual Reel Q film festival in October is the sixth oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the world and the longest-running film festival in Pittsburgh. Reel Q spans 10 days with a variety of programs, panels, parties and community activities. The festival screens approximately 20 locally first-run feature films and 50+ short films spanning multiple genres.

Fort Ligonier Days - Ligonier, PA

Oct. 14-16, 2022
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.

40th Annual Latin America & Caribbean Festival

Oct. 15, 2022
The 40th Annual Latin American festival is a celebration of Latin American culture featuring food vendors, musicians, performers, arts and crafts and more! Since 1979, the mission of the festival is to showcase Latin American cultures in Pittsburgh to both Pitt students and the Pittsburgh community.

Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival

Oct. 15-16, 2022
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.

Annual Country Fall Festival - Zelienople, PA

Oct. 15-16, 2022
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.

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Pumpkin Patch Trolley - Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 

Oct. 21-23, 2022
Ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch for fall family fun! 

Autumnfest - Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Oct. 8-9, 15-16, 21-22, 2022
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 Autumnfest. 

Trax Farms - Finleyville, PA

Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 24-Oct. 23, additional dates and events on their website
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.

Enjoy Fall in and around Pittsburgh and let us know where your family went for a great experience using #LovePGH on social media!