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Pittsburgh Pumpkin Pickin'

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

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID Publisher September 6, 2021

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!




Triple B Farms

823 Berry Lane, Monongahela 15063

724.258.3557

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am-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! Pop's Farmyard is the perfect place for making family memories with acres of fun every weekend in the fall for only $10/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! triplebfarms.com

Trax Farms

528 Trax Rd. Finleyville 15332

Monday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm

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.  Don't forget to run inside to grab a quart of fresh-pressed cider, the Best Apple Cider in Pittsburgh! https://traxfarms.com

Simmon's Farm Market

170 Simmons Road, McMurray 15317

724.941.1490

Open 7 days 9am-5pm

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 last year HERE. In addition to PYO pumpkins, Simmons has PYO apples and flowers now too. See website for harvest dates and pricing.  simmonsfarm.com



Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

315 Coleman Rd, McDonald 15057

724.926.2541

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! bednersgreenhouse.com

Hozak Farms

488 Anderson Hozak Road, Clinton 15026

724-899-2400

Weekdays in October from 2pm-6pm

Free hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch weekdays in October from 2pm-6pm to pick your own pumpkin. Small pumpkins are $3 each and large pumpkins are .45/pound. Plus, pumpkin painting, straw pile and farm animals. hozakfarms.com

Janoski's

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

724.899.3438

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 26th & 27th Every Weekend in October (Not including the weekend of Oct. 31st)

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 $.50/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. janoskis.com/pumpkinland


Half Crown Hill Orchard

600 North Branch Rd, McDonald PA, 15057

412-913-4981

During October, Half Crown Hill Orchard offers free hay wagon rides to a pumpkin patch on the weekends. hchorchard.com

Shenot Farms

3754 Wexford Run Road, Wexford 15090

724.935.2542

7 Days a Week from 10am-5pm

The Pumpkin Patch opens up the last week of September through October 31st. 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 the pumpkin patch Monday-Friday at no cost and only $2 per person on Saturdays & Sundays (not including the price of the pumpkin). Don't forget to stock up on your corn stalks, straw bales, Indian corn, gourds and other fall decor before leaving. Pittsburgh mama's love the simplicity of Shenot Farms.  shenotfarm.com

Soergel Orchards

2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford 15090

724.935.1743

Open daily

Pick your own apples start in the fall. Please call for specific availability. soergels.com/harvest-schedule-pick-your-own/


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 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. freedomfarmspa.com/fall-festival


Yeck's Farm

568 Baker Road, Freedom 15042

724.775.1326

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! 

Norman's Orchard

2318 Butler Logan Road Tarentum, PA 15084

Starting late August, you can pick your own apples and find great tasting Heirloom varieties, fresh apple cider and homemade apple butter at Norman's Orchard, located about 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh. Some fruit has limited availability due to high demand or short season, so it is recommended you check for availability prior to going by checking the Norman's Orchard Facebook page or calling 724.224.9491 normansorchard.com


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. All pumpkins picked in the patch are sold by weight. cheesemanfarm.com

Renshaw Farms

314 Ford City Road, Freeport 16229

724.294.0061

September 25, 26, Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in October from 11am-6pm. $7/person (3 and under are free) Cash only. 

The Pumpkin Patch at Renshaw Farms can be accessed during the Renshaw Farms Pumpkin Fest. Your entrance fee of $7 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 and Lassoing, Fall Photo Booth and Face Cutouts, Yard Games, Giant Picture Frame for a family photo. renshawfarms.com/pumpkin-fest

 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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