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Fall Attractions in Pittsburgh

Find Your 2021 Season Long Fall Family Fun in and around the 'Burgh

By Emily Papa and Lisa Williams September 16, 2021

It's time for fall family fun in Western PA, and we can hardly wait! We are lucky to have so many fall attractions and events in and Pittsburgh where families have been making fall memories for years. From your local farm to some across a river and through a tunnel, Macaroni KID has all the details for you and your family to make the most of fall in Pittsburgh, PA. Bookmark this page and check back often as new events are added daily or subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get updates on our Fall Guide right in your inbox. You'll also get first dibs on our Halloween Guide (coming soon). If you are looking for a daily lineup of Fall Fairs and Festivals, check out Fairs, Festivals and Fall Attractions in Pittsburgh HERE.

We are still navigating through COVID changes, and event information is subject to change at any time. 
Always be sure to confirm details with the venue prior to attending any event.

Fall Attractions in Pittsburgh open all season long:






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Weekend of Family Fun & Pop's Farmyard at Triple B Farms 

823 Berry Lane, Monongahela, PA 15063

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 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! 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


Campfire Ghost Stories by Allegheny County

Allegheny County Parks

Listen to spooky stories and songs by the glow of a roaring campfire! Wear a Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes! Physical distancing will be observed, and masks are required!

All stories are told between 7:00-8:00 pm.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER ONLINE


Spookley the Square Pumpkin 🎃 Digital Toolkit

Virtual

Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for National Bullying Prevention Month, is a square pumpkin who lives in a round pumpkin patch world. Spookley helps early learners discover that the things that make us different are the things that make us special!

This Spookley the Square Pumpkin Digital Toolkit provides educators and caregivers with resources to help promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion in their classrooms, homes, and communities. It includes video readings of the books The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Spookley the Square Pumpkin, A Family to be Thankful For, along with the downloadable discussion and activity guides. Physical copies of the books are available for purchase online  but not required for the toolkit. In addition to the video readings available at no cost with the toolkit, the Spookley the Square Pumpkin movie can be seen on Disney Junior and Netflix and is available for rental or purchase via all of the major digital platforms (e.g., Amazon, Apple, Google, YouTube). Find the rest of the digital toolkit here https://www.pacer.org/bullying/classroom/elementary/spookley/






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Simmon's Farm Hayrides and Fall Activities

170 Simmons Road | McMurray, PA |15317

Begins September 18th $13/person, children under 33” are free

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. Their 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


Fall Festival at Trax Farms

528 Trax Rd. | Finleyville, PA | 15332

Every Saturday & Sunday Starting September 25th - October 24th from 10am-5pm

The Fall Festival at Trax Farm is a tradition for many families in the South Hills and greater Pittsburgh area. There’s something for everyone from grandparents to grandkids. Enjoy live music, food trucks, a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick-your-own pumpkin or see if you can find your way through the giant, 3-acre corn maze! Cost is $10/person, 2 years and under are FREE (pumpkins are not included in price). There are activities with additional costs - train ride, bungee jumper, rock wall, and axe throwing that are cash only. traxfarms.com






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Fall Fest at Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

315 Coleman Rd | McDonald, PA | 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! bednersgreenhouse.com


Fall Festival at Hozak Farms

488 Anderson Hozak Road | Clinton, PA |15026

Every Saturday & Sunday in October, Plus Columbus Day October 11th, 10am – 6pm (no admission fee)

Pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, scenic (slightly haunted hayrides through the woods, refreshments, fall decorations. Small pumpkins are $3.00 each, large pumpkins are 45 cents a pound. hozakfarms.com






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Pumpkinland Weekends at Janoski's

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

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 26th & 27th and 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), 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. Pumpkinland is a separate area located to the left and rear of the farm market. Please drive back between the Market and Greenhouse to park in the designated area. janoskis.com/pumpkinland


Pittsburgh Zombie Assault at Urban Assault Paintball

201 Cecil-Sturgeon Road | McDonald, PA | 15057

Friday & Saturday nights in October. 

Zombies are once again attacking Urban Assault near Pittsburgh, and your help is needed in stopping this outbreak! Navigate your way through the woods on the haunted trail as you fend off attacks from the vile creatures before you meet up with the rest of the zombie response team. Once you reach the team, you will be taken on an interactive shoot where you’ll be tasked with clearing out all the remaining zombies with the specially equipped markers. In addition to the zombie assault, there will be bonfires, food vendors, escape rooms and axe throwing. $25/person urbanassaultpb.com

Asian Lantern Festival at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

7370 Baker Street | Pittsburgh, PA | 15206

Thursday through Sunday nights now through Saturday, October 30, the Zoo will illuminate the city with the glow of colossal, wildlife-themed, handcrafted lanterns. The Asian Lantern Festival is a family-friendly nighttime event that can be purchased for less than $20/person when booked online. pittsburghzoo.org/asian-lantern-festival/


Zoo Boo at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

7370 Baker Street | Pittsburgh, PA | 15206

This annual kid friendly event was in the form of a drive through last year but is back in its traditional fashion this year. Celebrate the return of ZooBoo by trick-or-treating through the zoo, visiting with your favorite characters and creating crafts. ZooBoo will be on Saturday & Sunday, October 16th & 17 and the following Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd & 24th. Admission is included with general admission to the zoo. pittsburghzoo.org


Fall Flower Show: Happy Troll-O-Ween at Phipps Conservatory

One Schenley Park | Pittsburgh, PA | 15213

Starting October 9th, Spooky season has arrived at Phipps and the trolls are taking their final encore with an October celebration of all things creepy and crawly as The Hidden Life of Trolls presents Fall Flower Show: Happy Troll-O-Ween! Whimsical new additions to the show are surrounded by tens of thousands of stunning chrysanthemum blooms from plants that have been in training all year long. Mark your calendars to see it — this frighteningly fun exhibit lasts only three weeks! Child admission is $11.95 and adults are $19.95. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance online. phipps.conservatory.org

Freedom Farms Fall Festival

434 Overbrook Road, Valencia  PA 16059

Freedom Farms Fall Festival is every weekend in October from 11am-5pm 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


Yeck's Pumpkins and Hayrides

568 Baker Road, Freedom, PA 15042

Yeck's Pumpkins and Hayrides is a family fun place for Fall activities! Starting September 18th, bring out the whole family and take a hayride, walk through a corn maze, and much more! Follow Yeck's Pumpkins and Hayrides Facebook page for updates. 


Cheeseman Farm Pumpkin Festival

147 Kennedy Rd, Portersville, PA 16051

Cheeseman Farm is a family owned and operated attraction offering a variety of activities and amenities. The Pumpkin Festival is a great way to spend a day with the family and enjoy the fall weather.  Start a new family tradition by taking a hay ride to our pumpkin patch, spend some time enjoying the petting zoo and browsing seasonal items and gifts. The cost of the hayride is $5.00 per person.  Children 2 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  Prices do not include the cost of the pumpkin — all pumpkins picked in the patch will be brought back to the barn and weighed to determine the price. Saturday September 18th & 25th, Monday October 11th (Columbus Day), Saturdays and Sundays October 2nd through October 30th, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM cheesemanfarm.com


Trick or Treat Mini Golf at Fun Fore All

8 Progress Ave, Cranberry PA 16066

Bring your friends and family out for some great fun and play Halloween themed Miniature Golf! This is a family friendly event held daily from noon to 9, weather permitting. Glow Golf starts at dusk. Each participant receives at Trick or Treat bag filled with candy and goodies. October 1st-31st 2021. funforeall.com

Schramm's Fall Festival

1002 Blank Road, Jeannette PA

Schramm's Fall Festival was cancelled for 2020, and we are waiting to hear about their 2021 status. Check back for updates. 

Howling Hills Cornmaze Adventures

20 Sloan Road, Alenport, PA 15412

Howling Hills Corn Maze Adventure is an 8 acre, family owned corn maze that has been suggested by MacKID readers as a perfect match for an awesome activity to do with kids. Located just an hour south of Pittsburgh, Howling Hills is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to dusk from September 25th to October 31st. General admission is $10, kids 4 and under are free. Stop by any weekday for cornstalks and pumpkins. hhcornmaze.com


Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

112 Renaissance Lane, West Newton, PA 15089

As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, experience a 16th Century Medieval Amusement Park! Ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legges, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more. Featuring a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the Festival’s stages, the illusion of a rollicking 16th Century festival day is created. 2021 Opening Day is Saturday, September 4th and Every Weekend Through Sunday, October 10th. Adult: $24 Children ages 5-12: $12 Children under 5: FREE pittsburghrenfest.com


Seven Springs Fall Craft Days

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, PA

Explore handmade crafts and goods from local artisans while enjoying live music and the beautiful fall-scapes of Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Take a scenic chairlift ride or venture down the Alpine Slide. Fall Craft Days takes place October 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th from 11am-6pm on Saturdays and 11am-5pm on Sundays. Admission is $5 per car. 7springs.com/events/fall-craft-days


Hallowboo!

Idlewild Park, PA

It's the Idlewild you know and love with a fun, family-oriented, happy Halloween twist on Saturdays & Sundays September 25 - October 31. More details to follow. idlewild.com


Pumpkin Patch Trolley

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington, PA

Coming October 15-17 and 22-24, details to follow. pa-trolley.org


Pumpkin Fest at Renshaw Farms

314 Ford City Road, Freeport,16229

Starting September 25 and 26 to every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in October from 11am-6pm, Renshaw Farms is hosting Pumkin 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, and  Giant Picture Frame for a family photo. $7/person (3 and under are free) Cash only.   renshawfarms.com


Corn Maze Fall Fun at Irons Mill Farmstead

252 Greenfield Rd, New Wilmington, PA 16142

Spend the day exploring the many fun stops all over the farm! Climb up spider webs, zip down the Bat Glide, bury yourself in corn at Corn Cob Beach, cheer on your favorite pig, play a round of pumpkin bowling, catch candy raining from the sky and so much more. Soak in the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while watching your loved ones smile from ear to ear. Sunday & Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm. $22.95/person ironsmillfarmstead.com


Fair Haven Farms Fall Festival

206 Lee Road, Grove City, PA 16127

Fair Haven Farms provides plenty of open space for social distancing while enjoying your fall family activities. Fun Center, food shack, explanded hayride trail, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and petting zoo. For the pre-teen and over crowd, try out the giant bouncy balls! Fall Festival is open to the public Friday, September 17th through Saturday October 30th, 2021. Fridays 10-6, Saturday 11-6, Sundays 12-6. Fridays from 10am-1pm is Toddler Time (toddler's will be admitted for half price). $15 Fun Center Entry. fairhavenfarms.net


Bedford Fall Foliage Festival 
Bedford, PA
October 2-3, 9-10, 2021


PumpkinFest
Confluence, PA
October 1-3, 2021


Delmont Apple 'N Arts Festival
Delmont, PA
First weekend in October


Fort Ligonier Days
Ligonier, PA
October 8,9,10 2021


This list will continue to be updated throughout fall. For a quick list of other family fun and things to do with kids in Pittsburgh, check out our event calendar. 

Do you have an event you would like to see on the calendar or are you interested in sponsoring any of our fall guides? You can submit your request here or email emilyp@macaronikid.com.  


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