If you are looking for fall activities in Pittsburgh, look no further than one of the many local farms. There you'll find activities ranging from hay rides to pumpkin picking, and everything between.
Below we have compiled a list of some of the very best Pittsburgh area farms to visit in September and October. Get your sweaters ready, because fall is coming your way.
Located just 15 minutes south of Pittsburgh, Triple B Farms is the perfect place to do your annual apple picking. The apple orchards are open for picking during the months of September and October and include a wide variety of apples including Gala, Fuji, and Suncrisp, to name a few. In addition to the amazing apple orchard, the farm also grows a variety of other fruits and vegetables that are available for sale.
If apple picking doesn't offer enough of a thrill for your family, you might want to consider visiting during the farm's annual Fall Family Apple & Pumpkin Festival. This festival takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from September 26th through October 31st. Pumpkin and apple picking, a corn maze, giant inflatables, and pony rides are offered during these times.
Admission to the festival is $12 per child and $8 per adult.
Most farms offering fall activities will have a corn maze for guests to explore. However, very few have a maze as impressive as the one offered annually at Gearhard Farms. The mazes at this Pittsburgh-area farm are enormous, complicated, and works of art. Each year a new maze is designed, and each year the maze is photographed from above to show the picture or words the maze path creates.
Admission to the maze is $6.00 per person, and it's open on weekends in September and October. Hayrides and campfires are available as well, but must be scheduled in advance. A day at this farm could be the perfect outing for a school group or scout troop.
For many Pittsburgh families, a visit to Trax Farms' Fall Festival is an October tradition. This festival offers something fun for everyone. Train rides, a bungee jumper, and a giant slide entertain those searching for a thrill. Meanwhile, the enormous selection of games will keep the fun seekers busy. Live music is fun for everyone, and it isn't uncommon to observe an impromptu dance party happening near the performers.
This festival is also one of the best places in the Pittsburgh area for an incredible hayride. Hayrides offer a mini-tour of the farm and end up at the pumpkin patch, where each rider will be allowed to choose their very own pumpkin.
There is no admission fee for this festival, but most activities require tickets which can be purchased at the farm. Hayrides are $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3–12. The festival is held on Saturdays and Sundays in October.
Ice cream lovers will appreciate Pumpkin Days at Kerber's Dairy Farm. This event takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 4:00 p.m. For just $8.50 per guest, each person in your family can have a hayride, pumpkin of their choice, and a scoop of fresh Kerber's ice cream. Seasonal ice cream flavors are available in order to help you celebrate fall. Other activities available to guests at no additional charge include a playground, tube slides, and viewing the various farm animals.
This is just a small selection of the large number of fall festivals in the Pittsburgh area. Be sure to take advantage of as many of the seasonal offerings as you can this fall, and make some great memories with your family.