Though the weather may not agree, September means it’s time for fall! Pull out your flannel and get ready for everything pumpkin-related, because we’ve found over 55 (!) fall festivals in and around Pittsburgh that you don’t want to miss.
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The Best Fall Festivals in Western PA:
Craft beer at the zoo? Yes please! Guests are invited spend an evening at the Pittsburgh Zoo enjoying craft breweries, live entertainment, and food. Sample over 45 craft beers and wander around the park to see the animals. All guests receive a souvenir sampling mug. This is a 21+ event.
Old Fashioned Fall Festival and Yard Sale
The Little Beaver Historical Society is encouraging everyone to come visit Darlington to welcome the Fall season. The Old Fashioned Fall Festival will feature crafts people, fall flowers, food and the annual yard sale event. More information can be found online.
Quilt Show at Saxonburg Art Festival
There will be a quilt show at the Saxonburg Art Festival at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on September 8 and 9. The show will feature over 50 quilts, and visitors will be able to vote on their favorite one. There will also be vendors, a silent auction, tickets for a homemade quilt, and the opportunity to learn more about charitable quilting outreach programs.
Sewickley Harvest Festival
It’s almost time to kickoff to Fall in Sewickley! The 28th annual Harvest Festival will be held on September 8 and feature food, live entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, arts & crafts and much more! The village of Sewickley will be bustling with visitors, merchant sidewalk vendors, and plenty of fall-themed events. Don’t miss this fun weekend in the village! .
Covered Bridge Festival
Fall is the perfect time to visit our region’s beautiful covered bridges. The historic Meadowcroft Rockshelter is inviting guests to explore their beautiful Pine Bank Covered Bridge, which was constructed in 1871. In honor of the festival, tours of the Rockshelter are $5 per person.
Pours & S’mores at The Abbey on Butler Street
Devils Backbone beer is hosting a beer and s’mores party at The Abbey on Butler Street. Usher in fall by making artisanal s’mores with us over an open flame. The s’mores will have Devils Backbone beer pairings.
Fall Wine Festival
Stone Villas Fall Wine Festival is returning with live music, games, and tons of wine. Bands including Told Ya So Back In Time will perform, and food will be available for purchase both days by LL Kuhn Catering. Guests have a chance to win a Stone Villa Wine Basket. Play Bocce and Cornhole outside while sipping your wine and listening to music.
Scottdale Fall Festival 2018
Scottdale, located 49 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is hosting their annual fall festival on September 21st. This festival is well worth the drive and will feature handmade crafts, foods to suit all palates, a parade, dog show, 10K / 5K race, children’s area, and a full schedule of live entertainment.
Hay Day & Family Green Fest
If you’ve never been to Hartwood Acres, this is a perfect opportunity to stop by! Enjoy free hay rides, hay maze, arts & crafts, barnyard petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, inflatables, balloon artist, puppet show, magician, games, and more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase from local food trucks and vendors, including Black Box Bistro, BRGR, PGH Halal truck, Le’s Oriental Concessions, and Chubba Bubba. More information can be found online.
Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse Fall Fest
Weekends September 22 – October 28
Head to Bedner’s Farm to celebrate fall with the whole family. Activities at fall fest include: a 2-acre Corn Maze, Mini Candyland Corn Maze, Pony Hop Races, Pumpkin Launch, Tic Tac Toe Stumps, Rubber Duck Races, Hay Mountain Slide, Tunnel Slide, Zip Line, Live Entertainment and more!
10th Annual Garfield Farm Fall Festival
For the 10th year in a row, the Garfield Community Farm is hosting a fall festival and all are welcome! Guests can support the farm by enjoying great food, music, games, locally crafted beer, hard cider, fresh apple pressing, and more! In addition to pie and drinks guests can purchase lunch from local food trucks.
Mt. Oliver Fall Fest
Head to Mt. Oliver to enjoy all that fall has to offer! There will be food and Drinks by Rusty Gold Brewery, Leo’s Sunday Sauce, and Trinity Lutheran Church, a Farmer’s Market by Janoski’s Farms and Greenhouse, as well as a DJ, Balloon Twisting, Pumpkin Painting, Local Vendors, and more! Come early for a free Yoga Class by Studio Hustle at 11 AM. Additionally, guests can enter the Chili Cook-Off to win a $200 Cash Prize. More information is available online.
Triple B Farms Fall Festival
September 22 – October 28
Triple B’s 2018 Fall Festival starts on September 22. Tickets are $14/child, $9/adult, and 2 & under FREE. The all-inclusive wristbands allow guests to do activities all day long. All activities are designed for adults & children to play together. Activities include: Jumping Pillows, Storybook Pumpkinland, Big Blue Boo Barn, Giant Inflatables, Hay Bale Jump, and more!
Butler Fall Festival
Main Street in Butler, PA, transforms for their annual fall festival. Attendees can expect food, crafts, two stages of live music, and a kids zone with a petting zoo, barrel train, face painting food vendors, and more. More information can be found online.
Fire & Flannels at Trax Farms
It’s time to grab your flannel and head to Trax Farms for a fall evening around a bonfire surrounded by friends new and old. The fun starts with a hayride up the hill. Six-packs will be available for purchase. More details can be found online.
Autumn Equinox Party at Greenhouse Winery
Celebrate the true start of Fall at Greenhouse Winery. The event will feature live music by The House Band. Music starts at 6 and there is no cover charge. This is a 21+ event. Guests can bring their own food, but please no beverages.
Fall Spectacular Food Truck Festival
The Community Life Center in Chippewa is hosting a family friendly event with food trucks, 60+ vendors, and children’s activities. All festivities will be located within a one block walking area along Darlington Alley, which will be closed to vehicles for this event.
Soergel’s Fall Festival
Weekends September 22 – October 28
Soergel’s celebrates the season with six weekends of fall festivals! Each weekend will feature food from Sorgel’s BBQ and food bar (including roasted corn while supplies last), as well as desserts from their Sweet Saloon. There will also be hayrides, a pumpkin patch, kettle corn, pick your own apples, face painting, games, and so much more! For the 21+ crowd Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka, Arrowhead Wine Cellars, Arsenal Cider will be on site More information can be found on their Facebook page.
Harvest Moon Celebration at Wigle Whiskey
Celebrate the Harvest Moon at the Wigle Whiskey Distillery on Monday, September 24. There will be moon-shaped calzones and moon pies, as well as moon-inspired cocktails, and a lantern lighting release in the parking lot! The Heinz History Center will be on-site with us to talk about their upcoming Moon Exhibit!
Freedom Farm’s Maized & Confused
Adult fun in the corn maze! This event is for the 21+ crowd who want to enjoy a night of drinking at the farm. Take a tractor ride up to the corn maze and hunt for hidden alcohol vendors inside. Tickets include:Hayride, T-shirt, Drinking Glass, Corn Maze, Live Music, and 4oz sample from each alcohol vendor.
Zombies of the Corn
September 28 – October 28
Forget about your zombie video games – Zombies of the Corn in Freedom, PA, brings zombie nightmares to life. This ride takes guests on through a haunted corn maze on a truck loaded up with paintball guns. Guests shoot at zombies as they pop up from the maze. 24 people can fit on the truck at a time, and it is a fun family activity. Tickets include zombie shoot ride (150 zombie killing Paintballs), walk through the zombie compound, spooky ghost stories, campfire, and parking. Find out more online.
Braddock Farms Harvest Festival
Braddock Farms is celebrating the end of season with a harvest festival! Tour the farm, compete in the “Farm Olympics,” paint pumpkins, make corn husk dolls, and more. There will be freshly grilled veggies, hot dogs and veggie burgers, as well as cider and other refreshments. This event is free and open to all ages!
Trax Farm Fall Festival
September 29 – October 28
This annual Fall Festival is held on a 150-year-old farm. There’s something for everyone, including hayride to our pumpkin patch to pick-your-own pumpkin and a giant, 3-acre corn maze. More information can be found online.
Bridgewater Autumn Festival
Live music, apple bobbing, and a pie baking contest is just some of the fun that can be had at the Bridgewater Autumn Festival. There will also be an escape room trailer. More information can be found online.
North Strabane Bonfire and Hayride at Simmons Farm
Head to the annual Fall Bonfire at Hayride at Simmons Farm for fall fun! Guests will enjoy a hayride to and from the pavilion where they can play on a fire truck, go down the slide, get lost in the corn maze, decorate pumpkins and much more! The festival is FREE for North Strabane residents and $12 for non-residents. You MUST pre-register and registration is limited to 245 people.
Freedom Farms Fall Festival
Weekends September 30 – October 28
Every weekend this October, Freedom Farms is inviting everyone to the farm for fun autumn activities like hayrides, pony rides, face painting, a hay maze, contests, corn pit, hay mountain, and much more. There will also be breweries and wineries available for adults, as well as vendors and food. Admission is $10 and can be paid at the gate. More information can be found on online.
Mt Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival
This festival in Mt. Pleasant will feature Southern Rock,Classic Rock, and Fiddle Music, as well as vendors, food, and fun.
Crab Walk at Merchant Oyster Co.
Merchant is hosting a crab boil on the sidewalk in Lawrenceville! Enjoy crabs and potatoes, corn and sausage + more all spilled out on the tables in our outdoor seating area. There are three dates for this event, and each dinner is limited to 25 guests.
Hops & Hay Rides at Trax Farm
Wednesdays in October
Catch a hayride while sipping a brew! Guests can enjoy beer sampling, corn maze, bonfire and more! Outside alcohol not permitted. More information online.
Westmoreland Fall Family Funfest
The Westmoreland County Juvenile Probation Department is hosting a fall festival at Twin Lakes Park that is fun for the entire family. There will be refreshments, basket raffles, and more.
DogtoberFEST is is an animal adoption event held annually at The Waterfront. This celebration of adoption has been held the first weekend of October since 2010.
Hickory Apple Festival
The 35th annual Hickory Apple Festival has all the fall essentials – and then some. Get ready for a pie eating contest, a petting zoo, cloggers, and live music. There will also be demonstrations like wood carving, sand art, and pottery wheel. Apple dumplings or our caramel apples will be on site. More information can be found online.
Bedford Fall Foliage Festival
October 6-7, 13-14
2018 marks the 54th Annual Fall Foliage Festival in downtown Bedford, Pennsylvania. Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival offers crafts, art, music, and fellowship in the crisp mountains of central Pennsylvania. Guests can shop and explore various artists working with mediums like Woodcraft, Pottery and Glass, Repurpose, Industrial, Antiques, Jewelry, Decor, and Blacksmith. There will also be food vendors and live music performances.
Pittsburgh Freaky Fair
Freaky Fair is Pittsburgh’s premier craft fair for spooky, strange or unusual art and handmade / vintage goods festival. The fair offers a unique shopping experience for anyone interested in strange or unusual art and handmade or vintage goods. IN addition to shopping, there will also be live entertainment, tarot readers, food options, and more!
Erntedankfest: A Harvest Festival at Old Economy Village
Celebrate the fall harvest with traditional cooking, baking and demonstrations at Old Economy Village. There will also be seasonal music, food and activities for the whole family.
Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival
Get excited for apple cider! Take a beautiful drive to Delmont, PA, for their annual Apple ‘n Arts Festival. There will be crafters, food vendors, a train, barnyard petting zoo, and pony rides. The highlight of the festival is a 1907 antique apple press making 5,000 of fresh-pressed gallons of apple cider – this machine only runs once a year during the festival. Find out more information online.
The Hydref- a Fall Festival & Market Faire
Travel through time for “The Hydref,” a fall festival hosted by the Depreciation Lands Museum. Guests will enjoy 18th century crafts people, re-enactors, and “sutlers”, purveyors of 18th century goods. There will be entertainment, demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, and tons of delicious food. Activities include fresh cider making and wool dyeing & spinning.
Hydref means “autumn”, in Welsh. The festival was named to commemorate the Welsh heritage of some of the area’s early settlers. This event will be held rain or shine and there will be plenty of hot homemade food and activities for everyone!
34th Annual Mars Applefest
Head to Downtown Mars, PA, for a day of live entertainment, food, shopping, and more fun. As the town says, “there really is life on Mars, and residents take full advantage of the fun opportunities there.” Enjoy candy, see the train station, sip on fresh cider, and more!
Monster Mash Bash
According their website, admission to this event includes a fiendish feast of phantasmic foods and a bevy of batty beverages (bring something to share if you dare!) BYOB is permitted. Tables can be reserved for groups of 10 or more. Gads of ghoulish prizes for many costume categories.
Zelienople/Harmony Country Fall Festival
There is a lot going on this year for the 34th Annual Zelienople/Harmony Country Fall Festival. There will be live music both days, arts & crafts, farmers market, horse-drawn wagons, petting farms, pumpkin contests, nightmare monster truck rides, a weenie dog race and more! There will also be a Chili Cook Off on Saturday, and a car cruise on Sunday. More information can be found online.
Wine Trail Fall Festival
Fall + Wine = 😊. Stop by 8 local wineries and enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors, and more! Guests must be 21 to attend. Tickets are $15 and include a custom souvenir wine glass.
Fort Ligonier Days
One of the region’s favorite festivals, Fort Ligonier Days features live music, wine tastings, sidewalk sales, craft booths, parades, reenactments, and so much more.
Adult Trick or Treat
October 19, 26
Trick or Treat at a winery? Yes please! Head to the Christian W. Klay Winery to get a trick or treat bags and collect prizes. Costumes are encouraged and food is available for purchase. There will also be a bonfire. More information can be found online.
New Brighton Fall Festival
This year will be the inaugural New Brighton Fall Festival! The event will take place on Tenth Street and Third Avenue. Visit beautiful downtown New Brighton and enjoy live music, children’s activities, food from area restaurants and food trucks, local vendors, and more!
Aliquippa Fall Craft Show
This event is a fundraiser for the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department The craft show includes: crafters,a bake sale, Chinese Auction, hot lunches, and the Ladies Auxiliaries famous beef vegetable soup – in bowl form in the kitchen and also sold in mason jars.
Beaver County 19th Annual Applebutter Fest
At this festival guests can enjoy a photo presentation of life in Beaver County during the early 1900’s, self-guided tours of the Vicary Mansion, demonstrations of applebutter making in an outdoor copper kettle, baking demonstration, and more!
Boo & Brew Bash from Make-A-Wish
Enjoy some spooky fun for a good cause! This Halloween-themed bar crawl supports the local Make-A-Wish® foundation. Guests will receive brews and signature cocktails from the participating venues, light bites, and access to the official after party. Don’t forget your costume! More information can be found online.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort Autumnfest 2018
Weekends September 29 – October 21
Seven Springs Mountain Resort celebrates 34 years of Autumnfest this year! Held over four weekends, each weekend has a different theme to celebrate fall. Weekends include Oktoberfest (first two weekends), Chili (with a ‘Chili Extravaganza’), and Kids’ Halloween Weekend. All celebrations will include live music, and an ‘Autumnfest Buffet’ with delicious entrees, a carving station, dessert table and various selections based on the theme of the weekend. There will also be pumpkin painting, face painting, a hay bale maze, a petting zoo, pony rides, magicians, fire breathers, 70+ artisans and crafters and wagon rides. Seven Springs is offering special packages to guests who wish to stay overnight. A full lineup of activities for every weekend and theme can be found online.
Monster Pumpkin Festival
October 20 – 21
It’s almost time for fall fun on the North Shore! The Monster Pumpkin festival will feature food, crafts, hay rides, and tons of pumpkins. There will also be Monster Pumpkin Boat Races! The festival will be held on the North Shore Riverwalk, North Shore Great Lawn and Allegheny River, and is open to the public and family-friendly.
GoodTaste! Pittsburgh’s Hometown Homegrown Festival
GoodTaste! Pittsburgh is hosting a “Hometown-Homegrown” event to celebrate Pittsburgh’s passion for food. There will be over 40 local vendors supplying food samples, demonstrations, spirit sampling, games, live music and more! Don’t miss Pittsburgh chefs doing live demos. Tickets for this event will be sold at the door. More information can be found online.
New Brighton Halloween Parade
It’s almost time for the Annual New Brighton Halloween Parade. Stop by Hallowed Grounds Coffee for a Hot Chocolate before, during, or after the parade!
Halloween Pittsburgh Underwear Ride
It’s a bike ride to promote positive self body image! This Halloween-themed underwear ride will start at 46th and Butler Street on October 25 at 8:00 P.M.
Pups N Trucks Howl-o-ween Pawty
It’s a Howl-o-ween party at the food truck park! For this event, bring your furry friend, dress up for the costume contest, drink good beer, listen to live music, and more! There will be an after party at Grist House Brewery. Food trucks at the event include: Meat Here, Revival Chili, BRGR, and Hummus Pgh.
Pittsburgh “Monster Bash” Whiskey Festival
The Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival is returning with a spooky theme – “Monster Bash.” Guests and vendors are encouraged to come in a spooky or silly halloween costume. At the festival, attendees will have the opportunity to taste and learn more about various brands of whiskey and other liquors, and enjoy a full dinner buffet. Tickets can be purchased online.
A Few Bad Apples Ciderfest
Celebrate sustainable cider making! At this event, guests will enjoy samples of innovative and sustainably made ciders. There will also be live music, a costume contest, food from Gaucho, and beer from Spring Hill Brewing.
Evening of Tales and Hauntings in Beaver, PA
The Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation is hosting local speakers to tell tales of reportedly haunted local sites. Topics include: “Spiritual Approach to Ghost Hunting” and “Legends and Lores.” Donations are appreciated for this event.
Eerie Horror Film Festival
End of October
Things are getting eerie in Erie! Held every year around Halloween, this festival is a celebration of independent cinema. In addition to workshops and screenings, there is competitive film event with open entry. The festival accepts film and screenplays from all around the world. Over 400 films have been shown at the festival since its inception. More information can be found on the website.
Pumpkin Spice Ligonier
Head to Ligonier to taste over a dozen pumpkin-flavored recipes! Every item at the festival will be made by a local restaurants/organizations. This event will take place inside of Ligonier’s charming and unique shops.
The Annual Fall Craft Show
For the third year in a row, Greenhouse Winery is hosting a fall craft show. For this event, dozens of vendors will be set up in the winery to showcase their various crafts. Guests can expect jewelry, clothing, beauty products, makeup, and more unique gifts.
Be sure to bookmark this page! We will be updating it as we find more events. If we forgot you favorite fall festival, please leave it in the comments below!