Fall is in full swing here in Southwestern PA, and it doesn’t truly feel like fall until you’ve hit up some local farms for hayrides and pumpkin picking. Here are some of the farm fall festivals we’re most looking forward to this autumn.
Soergel Orchards’ Fall Festival
One of the most popular fall festivals takes place at Soergel Orchards. Through September and October, stop by Soergel’s for family-friendly fun that includes apple picking, hayrides, Amish donuts, and cider. Soergel Orchards’ Fall Festival should be at the top of your list of fall activities.
Shenot Farm Fall Weekends
Shenot Farms in Wexford is ramping up for its Fall Weekends series from September 28 through October. Take hayrides to a pumpkin patch with rides running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also stock up on apples, pumpkins, and other autumn treats. This event will include food trucks as well.
Fall Festival at Harvest Valley Farms
Every weekend in October, Harvest Valley Farms in Butler County hosts a pick-your-own pumpkin festival. Shop fall decorations, eat fair food and caramel apples, explore a cornstalk maze, and listen to live music.
Trax Farms Fall Festival
Another of our favorites, the Trax Farms Fall Festival has been around for almost 50 years. It’s one of Pittsburgh’s longest-running fall festivals. The event includes a corn maze, petting zoo, pick-your-own pumpkins, and more. You can also shop fall and Halloween decorations and homemade fall arrangements. From late September through October, Trax Farms also has live music from local bands and several food trucks.
Simmons Farm Fall Activities
Located in McMurray, Simmons Farm offers everything you need for a nostalgic fall. With pick-your-own apples, nighttime hayrides, a corn maze, and pumpkin corn hole, a general admission ticket gives you access to tons of fall activities. You can also get a ticket that includes any size of pumpkin to take home with you. Night hayrides run Monday through Saturday as well.
Triple B Farms Family Festival
Fifteen miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Triple B Farms in Monongahela hosts a family-friendly fall event with a corn maze, inflatables, rope maze, petting zoo, and hayrides. Triple B also has pick-your-own pumpkins and apples, and you can cut your own sunflowers on the weekends.
Gearhard Farms 20th Annual Corn Maze
Why not get lost in a giant corn maze? Do it in the name of fall adventures! Gearhard Farms has created corn mazes since 2000 with some pretty interesting designs. The farm also has hayrides, campfires and horse cart rides.
Fall at Hozak Farms
At Hozak Farms in Clinton, PA, you can go on free hayrides to their pumpkin patch every weekday in October. They also have pumpkin painting, a maze, and farm animals. Their Fall Festival, starting on September 28, has no admission fee. Free fall fun for everyone in the group! If you can’t make it to Hozak Farms in October, mark your calendars for November and December to cut your own Christmas trees.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.