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Top 5 Fall Activities Around Pittsburgh

by Katie O’Donnell

Point Park News Service


Sweater and pumpkin season has arrived! To take advantage of the beautiful fall weather, here are some activities going on in the Pittsburgh area in the next month. Pull out those boots, slip on those gloves and go explore a festival or two.

5. Art Under Glass Festival

For all the art enthusiasts in Pittsburgh, Bedners Farm and Greenhouse hosts local talented artists, crafters and musicians to show off their work. They also have fall activities such as a corn maze, pumpkin painting and hayrides. During Steeler games, they have a tailgate tent to hang out at before the game. The activities run every Saturday & Sunday until October 28th.

Bedners is located at 315 Coleman Road, McDonald, PA 15057.

All inclusive fee includes hayride, corn maze and pumpkin launch.


4.Trax farm

This local South Hills farm has petting zoos, hayrides, pony rides, a pumpkin patch and many more fall activities to do. Their food is fresh and will satisfy any fall cravings that come along. Live music is played every weekend and the festival last until October 28th. In November, an Indoor Flea Market opens and Holiday wine tasting occurs.

Trax Farm is located at 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332 (12 miles south of Pittsburgh on route 88)

Admission & petting zoo are free, but almost all activities costs varying amounts of money.


3. Autumnfest at Seven Springs

Explore the beautiful fall foliage of the Laurel Highlands. Each weekend in October is a different attraction. Scenic chairlift rides are something out of the ordinary that Seven Springs offers.

Open every Saturday & Sunday until October 28th.

Admission is free. Prices vary depending on if you stay the night and what activities you choose to do.


2. Cheeseman’s Pumpkin Festival/Fright Farm

This festival has everything including Hayrides, a Petting Zoo, mazes and, or course, pumpkins! Once night falls and all the kids go home, the ghosts come out to play at Cheeseman’s Fright Farm. The farm is transformed into teen/adult oriented Halloween fun. It takes about an hour from downtown Pittsburgh to reach the farm, so making an adventure out of it would be your best bet.

Hayrides: $4 per person (2 years and under free)

Fright Farm: $15 per person- includes activities and attractions

This festival runs every Saturday and Sunday until October 28th.


1.Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Night

For kids over 13, Kennywood has transformed their park into a haunted theme park for over 10 years.. They have many haunted houses and keep some of the rides open, giving the visitor variety. Actors dress up and roam the park, scaring people any chance they get. The usual Kennywood food is offered (such as Potato Patch fries) but they do add fall tasties such as Apple Cider and Halloween-themed candy.

A tip: the lines can get very long. If you’re a person with low patience, this may not be for you.

Price: at gate- $28.99 plus tax

buy your ticket at Giant Eagle and save $3.

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