Ah, fall. It’s the season of chilly, crisp air, bright-colored leaves, Halloween … and, of course, pumpkins. As you enjoyed the warmth of summer, farmers all around the Pittsburgh area were busy minding their pumpkin patches, making sure they had a bountiful crop this year. No matter if you are traveling to the north, south, east, or west of Pittsburgh, you’ll discover there’s always a farm with your ideal pumpkin that is waiting for you. Many even provide hay rides to their pumpkin patch. But don’t be fooled into thinking that a farm’s entrance fee also covers the cost of the pumpkin you select — it doesn’t, the pumpkin is an extra charge. Most of these patches are more than just pumpkin patches — the sites are a blast of enjoyable fall activities! To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best pumpkin patches in the area.
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Along with the cooling temperature and changing scenery, fall in Pittsburgh ushers in a whole range of different opportunities to catch festivals that celebrate the culture of the region. From beer fests and haunted houses to food festivals you have to taste to believe, the list of fall events in Pittsburgh is so extensive you’ll have to make a few tough choices if you’re a festival enthusiast. Here is a look at some of the best ways to celebrate the seasonal change throughout the Pittsburgh area.