Fall in Pittsburgh


It’s shaping up to be a beautiful fall in Pittsburgh with the weather staying nice. As soon as the weather gets that chill in the air I have visions of pumpkin patches and hot apple cider. There’s no shortage of fall festivals and events, either. I thought it would be fun to round up some of the popular fall activities around the city and share them with you.

Soergel Orchards: This orchard in Wexford has its fall festival every weekend with all the classic fall activities- hayrides, corn mazes, fall foods and children’s events. It also has a little market where you can buy apples and other homemade products.

Scarehouse: This haunted house in Etna is supposed to be pretty scary. It also has a separate part called “The Basement” that is supposed to be terrifying. This is definitely not my cup of tea, but I have lots of friends who go and love it.

Autumnfest: Seven Springs is having its Autumnfest each weekend this month. This weekend’s theme is chocolate & chili. There’s music, crafts vendors, food and pumpkins.

Haunted Pittsburgh ghost tour: This happens every Friday and Saturday this month and takes residents on a ghost tour of downtown. It would be interesting to see all the old buildings and learn some of their history and find out if they are haunted.

Owl-O-Ween: The National Aviary is having this special Halloween event Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 where kids can make an own craft, meet a real owl and eat some candy. This seems like such a cute idea for kids. The event is included in admission to the aviary on those days.

Are you guys doing any fall related activities lately? I’m headed home to West Virginia this weekend to visit family. While I’m there they will be having my hometown’s annual Black Walnut Festival, so hopefully we will get to spend some time eating pumpkin ice cream and seeing what it has to offer.


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