Grab your pumpkin beverage and take in the fresh air. Because it’s not Fall without a Fall Festival! And because each venue adjusted their guidelines–we have sifted through each one for your convenience. Ahhh, pick all the pumpkins and apples! 

Soergels (Wexford)

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Image via: Soergel Orchards, Facebook

The popular Fall destination! Their pumpkin patch and apple orchard is still open for picking (limited number of guests). The market will have fresh produce and apples, candy apples, cider donuts, fresh-baked pies, and pumpkin treats. There’s no hayrides but the petting zoo is open. Social distancing required and you must wear a mask.   

Pumpkin and apple picking hours:
Monday-Friday 12pm-5:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-5:30pm

Trax Farms (Finleyville)

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Image via: Trax Farms, Facebook

Harvest Days are still happening! The 150 year old farm in Finleyville will provide an awesome Fall memory. Reservations are required. The $10 Ticket includes the hayride, 3 acre corn maze, farm animals, pumpkin patch, unlimited pics. Enjoy their cider slushie, candy apples, caramel apples, apple dumplings, and pumpkin themed butter cookies.

Hours:
Friday 12pm-4pm
Every Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm

Triple B Farms (Monongahela)

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Image via: Triple B Farms, Facebook

Celebrating 35 years of farming, food, and fun! The best locally grown and sourced food is only 15 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. They will be doing a special version this year, with a limited number of slots designated each day. Fall Fun wristbands can be purchased online only. Your $10 ticket gets you hayrides, animal barn, 2 corn mazes, observation beehive, pumpkinland, and jumping pillows. The limited hot food menu is carry out only (apple fries, donuts, apple dumplings, fries, hot dogs, kielbasa sandwiches, apple cider slushies). There will be limited seating around the farm, socially distanced shopping, and curbside pick-up.

Apple picking:
Wednesday-Friday 11am-3pm
Saturday,Sunday 10am-4pm
Farm Market:
10am-5pm
Online market open for curbside pick-up.

Fair Haven Farms (Grove City)

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Image via: Fair Haven Farms, Facebook

Plenty of open space and fresh air for social distancing! Sit back on the hayride to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, and so much more. Bring your food bank donation (non-perishables) and save $5 off each season pass purchase. Each weekend has a different theme. Bring your dog for Pup Weekend Oct (2-4) and a portion of each dog owner admission will be donated to the Grove City Area Pet Rescue. Teacher school employee appreciation (Oct 9-11) is free admission and one small free pumpkin. Military first responders (Oct 16-18) will also have free admission. Pumpkins, Painting, and Popcorn (Oct 24,25) and Costume Contest and Parade (Oct 30-Nov 1) will close it out!  

Hours:
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

Simmons Farm (McMurray)

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Image via: Simmons Farm, Facebook

Five acres of pumpkins in McMurray! Wristbands need to be purchased for the hayride–you also have the option to walk the ‘harvest trail’. Play some pumpkin corn hole, check out the petting zoo, try the hay maze, and more. Make sure to do some apple picking (separate activity price) and see the flower picking field. The scenic hayride is $13 and you can have any size pumpkin for $16.50. There’s group pricing (10 or more) as well. You can also reserve a private night hayride, which holds between 30 and 35 people. Bonfire included! 

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday-Sunday 9am-5:45pm
Night Hayrides 6pm-8pm, 7pm-9pm

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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