Why Pittsburgh? The Fall Festivals!

 

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When the air becomes chilly and the leaves begin to turn, everyone knows it’s pumpkin time in Pittsburgh! While you were having fun during the summer, farmers in the area were tending to their patches to ensure a plentiful crop of pumpkins for you to enjoy this harvest season.

Whether you head east, west, north, or south of Pittsburgh, you will find a farm eager to provide you with the perfect pumpkin and fun visit to the farm. Below is a list of some of the places in our area where you can enjoy fall festivities.

The SpringHouse, Eighty Four, PA

The SpringHouse is a family dairy farm and old-fashioned country store and restaurant in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, just five miles east of Washington, PA on Route 136.  Family-recipe eats, old-tyme treats, and farm fresh milk and goodies can be enjoyed year round.  Fall on the SpringHouse farm means tractor rides to the Pumpkin Patch and tons of old fashioned fun to go along with your pick of the pumpkin patch.  Giant hay bales, baby animals, and a 125-character PumpkinLand are just some of the fun for your memory making experience on our three-generation family farm.  For additional information, please visit:  sprnghousemarket.com.

For All Family Farms, Butler

Pumpkalooza Fall Fest will certainly enliven your October. To learn more about out hayride to the pumpkin farm. Details can be found at: www.forallfamilyfarms.com.

Gearhard Farms, Murrysville

Since 2000, Gearhard Farms has offered a corn maze that will knock the husks off your ears. They reconfigure the maze each year to challenge returning visitors. Check out their a-maze-ing designs at: www.gearhardfarms.com.

Hozak Farms, Clinton

Hozak Farms celebrates autumn with pumpkins, hayrides and face painting. While you are there, keep your eye out for an evergreen tree, because later in the year, they also sell Christmas trees. Visit their website at: www.hozakfarms.com.

Kerber’s Dairy, North Huntingdon

Kerber’s hosts Pumpkin Days in October, when visitors can pick pumpkins, enjoy hayrides, and even play a round of mini-golf. Their website is: www.kerbers.com.

Rich Farms, Smithfield

Rich Farms has a pumpkin farm, and for those who dare, Fright Farm, featuring a haunted hayride, haunted mansion, and terror maze. If you dare, visit their website at: www.richfarms.com.

Schramm Farms and Orchards, Jeanette

Fall would not be complete without a trip to Schramm’s, which hosts their Fall Festival in October, providing hayrides and scores of pumpkins to peruse.  They even have hybrid white pumpkins.  Check out their fall festivities at:  www.schrammfarms.com.

Shenot Farm & Market, Wexford

Shenot’s offers hayrides to their 10-acre pumpkin patch. They also have a corn maze for those who like a challenge. For more information on Shenot’s, visit their website at: www.shenotfarm.com.

Simmons Farm, McMurray

Simmons Farm starts their festivities at the end of September, and in addition to hayrides to the pumpkin patch, the farm has a petting zoo, pumpkin carving displays, and a butterfly house.  To learn more, visit: www.simmonsfarm.com.

 

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