Pittsburgh Pumpkin Pickin'

Your Guide to Local Pumpkin Patches Mom's Love and the Best Places to Buy Pumpkins in the 'Burgh

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID Publisher September 7, 2023

Fall is here and you know what that means! Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Pie candles burning, Pumpkin facials... Pumpkin everything!!! For those of us in Pittsburgh with kids, we know that their favorite pumpkin doesn't come in a drink or a scent, but right from a local farm in Western PA! 

Are you looking to pick the perfect pumpkin with your kids this year? Or maybe you're just going for the annual photo shoot? Perhaps you'd like to skip the patch but still find the greatest pumpkin in Pittsburgh? Maybe you're just in it for the hayride and want to hit up a new farm every weekend? Our list doesn't discriminate against where you do your pumpkin pickin', so we've rounded up as many local PYO pumpkin patches, farms and organizations in the Pittsburgh area that sell pumpkins and will also update our list with any notable pumpkin deals or specials we come across this fall! Plus, we're giving you all the reasons why local mom's love these pumpkin patches!

Triple B Farms

823 Berry Lane, Monongahela 15063


Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm 

Triple B Farms is located just 15 miles from downtown Pittsburgh but is well worth the drive if you're looking for a fun place to make fall memories and PYO pumpkins! Triple B's Fall Festival is the perfect place for making family memories with acres of fun every Saturday & Sunday in the fall for only $17/person! In addition to picking your own pumpkins, Triple B. has harvest for you to pick from spring until late fall. Check out their PYO Harvest Calendar before planning your trip and plan to spend a few hours here in order to experience it all!

Mom's love Triple B' Farms because of their wide variety of activities offered - tractor rides, mazes, goats, pumpkin patch, flower picking and because you get "more bang for your buck."   

Trax Farms

528 Trax Rd. Finleyville 15332

Market Hours Monday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm, Fall Festival Hours: Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-5pm

For over six generations, the Trax family has passed down the importance of quality, tradition and family and is one of the oldest and most-awarded fruit and vegetable farms in Pittsburgh and the South Hills. Find crates of farm grown pumpkins outside the market any day of the week without having to walk through a field or visit during their Fall Festival to take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to PYO pumpkin. Hayrides are $12 per person and pumpkins are an additional cost.  Don't forget to run inside to grab a quart of fresh-pressed cider, the Best Apple Cider in Pittsburgh!

Mom's love Trax Farms because of their large market and gift store. They do get packed during their Fall Festival on the weekends so head there during the week to let your kiddos climb the huge stacks of pumpkins in their nursery and play on the Amish swing set if you like to avoid large crowds.

Simmon's Farm Market

170 Simmons Road, McMurray 15317


Open 7 days 9am-5pm starting September 16th

Simmon's Farm Market features a full service greenhouse, fresh produce, a petting zoo, hayride to the pumpkin patch, playground area and corn kernel sensory bin. Fall activities include hayrides, a 2 acre corn maze, tire maze, tire lift, 100 ft slide, fire truck slide, rubber duck mazes and more for only $13/person. My favorite thing about Simmon's Farm is that you can upgrade your ticket to $16.50 to include a PYO pumpkin (NO weighing needed) and ear of Indian corn from the field (while supplies last).  Read about our Fall Fun at Simmon's Farm. In addition to PYO pumpkins, Simmons has PYO apples and flowers now too. See website for harvest dates and pricing.

Mom's love Simmon's Farms because they are open for family fun during the week and not just on weekends.

Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

315 Coleman Rd, McDonald 15057


Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday CLOSED

Family fun and activities for all!  Corn maze, Hay mountain slide, barrel train rides, pumpkin launch, zip lines and more!

Hozak Farms

488 Anderson Hozak Road, Clinton 15026


Weekdays in October from 2pm-6pm (gift shop open daily from 10am-6pm)

Free hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch weekdays in October from 2pm-6pm to pick your own pumpkin. Small pumpkins are $4 each and large pumpkins are .50/pound. Plus, pumpkin painting, straw pile and farm animals are open every weekday afternoon.

Mom's love Hozak Farms because they offer quite a few things to do during the week for the family who likes to avoid weekend crowds.

Inches Nursery

1005 Stoops Ferry Road, Moon Township 15108


Monday - Saturday 8am-5pm, Closed Sundays

Inches Nursery is a full-service garden center in Moon Township and during the fall months, you will find pumpkins, fall vegetables, gourds, mums, straw bales and other fall decor.


1714 Route 30 (Lincoln Hwy), Clinton, PA 15026


Saturday's & Sunday's September 1st thru October 29th 10am-5pm

Bring the whole family and celebrate fall with Pumpkinland located behind Janoski's Farm Market. Take a walk to the pumpkin patch (pumpkins are sold separately for $.60/lb), enjoy the scenic hayride (optional), straw jump, corn maze, haunted barn, pony rides (children only), petting zoo, pedal bikes & more. Feel free to pack a lunch for your very own farm picnic or visit a food vendor on site.

Mom's love Janoski's because it only costs $12 to get in and then everything is included (minus the pumpkin and food). It's kid friendly, not massive, but perfect for younger kids. Parent's return annually to snap their family fall photo with the plentiful photo opps. We think what makes Janoski's tip the scales though is that they have a little winery in their market where you can sample before you buy (and we hear it's delicious)!

Half Crown Hill Orchard

600 North Branch Rd, McDonald PA, 15057


Half Crown Hill Orchard is a pick-your-own apple orchard located in McDonald, PA. During October, Half Crown Hill Orchard offers free hay wagon rides to a pumpkin patch on the weekends.

Mom's love Half Crown Hill Orchard because they can schedule their family photos with a professional photographer in their orchard and field both during and after business hours (for a small fee).

Sewickley United Methodist Church

337 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA

Sewickley United Methodist Church operates one of its biggest fundraiser of the year by selling pumpkins from the lawn of the church. 2023 dates TBD The pumpkins come all the way from a Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico. For more info on this, you can go to

Shenot Farms

3754 Wexford Run Road, Wexford 15090


7 Days a Week from 10am-5pm

The Pumpkin Patch opens up September 30th through October 29th. Walking is the only permitted form of entrance so be sure to bring your stroller or wagon to tote your little ones (and their pumpkins) on a half-mile, all-terrain walk. Please note the pumpkin patch is not handicap accessible. Explore a scenic walk to the pumpkin patch Monday-Friday at no cost and only $2 per person on Saturdays & Sundays (not including the price of the pumpkin). Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch run on Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-5pm, $5 per person. Don't forget to stock up on your corn stalks, straw bales, Indian corn, gourds and other fall decor before leaving.

Mom's love Shenot Farms because it's "simple, cheap, unassuming and classic." The love the apples and think that it's underrated. Kids love just running around outside and through the corn maze. 

Soergel Orchards

2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford 15090


Market open daily

Pick your own pumpkins at the Soergel Orchards Fall Festival on weekends from September 16th - October 29th from 10am-5pm. Enjoy tractor rides, games, food, and more!

Mom's love Soergel Orchards because of their wide variety of family friendly activities they offer. However, they do warn it gets VERY busy on the weekend and advise getting there by 10am as it will be packed by 1pm. 

Freedom Farms 

434 Overbrook Road, Valencia 16059

(724) 586-5551

Every weekend in October from 11am-5pm

Freedom Farm's Fall Festival is every weekend in October (and Columbus Day) featuring hay rides, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, alcohol vendors, farm fresh food, face painting, corn pit, hay mountain, pick your own sunflowers, corn maze, and more. Admission is $10/person. Children 3 and under are free.

Yeck's Farm

568 Baker Road, Freedom 15042


Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday-Sunday 10am-7pm

Yeck's Pumpkins and Hayrides is a family fun place for Fall activities! Bring out the whole family and take a hayride, walk through a corn maze, and much more! 

Cheeseman Farm

147 Kennedy Rd, Portersville 16051

Cheeseman Farm is a family owned and operated attraction offering a variety of activities and amenities. Take a hay ride, pick a pumpkin, run and jump in the hay maze, spend some time enjoying the petting zoo and browsing seasonal items and gifts. The Pumpkin Festival runs every Saturday and Sunday in October 11am - 5pm. All pumpkins picked in the patch are sold by weight.

Renshaw Farms

314 Ford City Road, Freeport 16229


September 23rd, 24th, 29th, & 30th & Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in October from 11am-6pm. $8/person (3 and under are free)

The Pumpkin Patch at Renshaw Farms can be accessed during the Renshaw Farms Pumpkin Fest. Your entrance fee of $8 includes a tractor-drawn hayride, corn maze, animal park, Bounce Pillow, Zip-Lines, Giant Rope Spider Web, Giant Pipe Rolls, Kids Bouncy Balls, Hay Bale Mountain, Hay Bale Slides, 9 Hole Mini Golf, Tunnel Crawl, Tractor Tire Mountain, Cow Roping, Lassoing, Fall Photo Booth and Face Cutouts, Yard Games, Giant Picture Frame for a family photo, the Barn Yard Playground area and more. There are a few additional attractions like pumpkin sling shots and pumkin cannon that are not inclded in admissio along with pumpkins that are individually priced.

 Aside from $4.50 pumpkin add-on from Simmon's, we have found that Aldi and Sam's Club always have great quality and affordable pumpkins.

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