This week marks the official end of summer and as we switch out our bathing suit tops for scarves we have a full roundup of free fall events held at parks throughout Allegheny county that the entire family can enjoy!
Campfire Ghost Stories
Put on your favorite Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes and brace yourself for spooky stories and songs around a glowing. Social distancing and masks are required. To register visit the Allegheny County Parks website.
All stories are told between 7:00 pm -8:00 pm.
Saturday, October 9th at Boyce Park Four Seasons Lodge
Sunday, October 10th at Harrison Hills Park Yakaon Shelter
Saturday, October 16th at White Oak Park Chestnut Shelter
Sunday, October 17th at Hartwood Acres Stables
Family Drive-in Movies
Check out the line up for this fall’s Allegheny County Family Drive-in Movies series! Gates open at 5:30 pm. and movies begin at sunset.
Hocus Pocus (PG)
Friday, October 8th at Hartwood Acres Amphitheater
Saturday, October 9th at South Park VIP Lot
Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)
Friday, October 15th at Hartwood Acres Amphitheater
Saturday, October 16th at South Park VIP Lot
Grab the family and enjoy hay rides, hay maze, arts & crafts, barnyard petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, balloon artist, puppet show, magician, games and more at Hay Day! Food, beverages, and snacks will also be available for purchase from local food trucks and vendors. Events take place from Noon – 4:00 pm.
Saturday, September 25th at South Park Fairgrounds
Sunday, October 3rd at Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater
Get ready to see some pumpkins fly as Allegheny County Parks teams up with SHARP Robotics from the Sarah Heinz House to launch pumpkins across the amphitheater field with a full-size trebuchet. The event will also have free arts & crafts, games, face painting, balloon arts, sword fighting lessons and much more! Paid activities such as a corhnole tournament presented by Steel City Cornhole and axe throwing by Woodchuckers Axe Throwing will be available. To fuel yourself for all that fun food and beverage vendors, Bella Terra Vineyards, BRGR, Brusters, By The Wayside Coffee, Ekernally Yours, Hop Farm Brewing Company, Le’s Oriental, and Tambellini’s will be in attendance.
Trunk or Treat
Wear your Halloween costume and get ready for endless candy and fun! Cars will pass out candy and treats to kids and families that attend. Events take place from Noon – 2:00 pm.
Saturday, October 23rd at South Park VIP Lot
Sunday, October 24th at North Park Swimming Pool LotThis content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.