Pumpkin picking becomes one of the most sought-after fall traditions with apple cider aromas in the air as the search begins through the harvested ground or pumpkin piles to discover that perfect gourd. With an eye on the prize for a rich, deep orange pumpkin to grasp and have perched perfectly on your front home walkway, here are a few popular farms to pick your best pumpkin around Pittsburgh:

Trax Farms

Visit this farm before it’s too late! Trax Farms has the ultimate pick-your-own pumpkin experience that fits any age for their Fall Festival, every Saturday and Sunday through October 24th. Tickets must be purchased in advance for rotating hayrides to their corn maze and pumpkin patch. Enjoy other outside activities such as train rides, bunjee jump, rock wall, and axe throwing. Plus, rock out to live music and savor local food trucks to keep the pumpkin party going for your fall day of fun. 

Shenot Farm

Open seven days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Shenot Farm’s Pumpkin Patch allows eager pickers to enjoy a scenic walking trail to their patch. It is a 1/2 mile all-terrain path, and the cost is $2 per person (ages 3 and up) Saturdays and Sundays (Weekdays are free!). Affordable and fun, hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch run on Saturdays and Sundays through October 31st. Plus, following the immediate weekend after Halloween, be sure to come back for their Pumpkin Smash! Bring your jack-o-lanterns and soon-to-be rotting, decorative gourds to smash and get messy with it right on the farm. (And grab some award-winning apple cider while you’re at it!)

Triple B Farms

Only 15 miles from Downtown, Triple B Farms hosts pick-your-own apples, flowers, and pumpkins on Wednesdays, 4 – 7 p.m.; Thursdays & Fridays, 12 – 7 p.m; and Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. It’s triple the fun! With acres of to-dos, families can shop local, farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, produce, sweets, dry and seasonal goods galore. Plus, enjoy their new “Singing Chicken Show,” and other activities including two giant slides, two corn mazes, farm animal sight-seeing, giant jumping pillows, Barnyard carnival, and much more. Purchase tickets here to schedule your fall adventure before it’s too late.

Irons Mill Farmstead

Irons Mill Farmstead is worth the drive for their Corn Maze and Fall Fun. With over 35 attractions, the picture-worthy farm has a handy dandy farm map to guide you through the best of what they have to offer. Enjoy farm eateries, its Pumpkin Village, Straw Mountains to climb, Candy Cannons, and way, way more through their kid-friendly, fall-inspired activities. Purchase your tickets online and head for a hay day of fall fun!

Other notable mentions include Soergel Orchards,  Janoski’s Farm and Greenhouse, and Bedner’s Farm Market. Have a pumpkin picking place to shout out? Let us know in the comments! 

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

Colin is a Pittsburgh born and raised, daydreamer, restaurant foodie addict whose passions include running, thrifting, camping, and having a healthy amount of coffee or Malbec (depending on the time of day) . As a typical jagoff, you can catch him shopping in the Strip, running in Highland Park, or finding the best hiking views just outside of the city. He is a content manager for YaJagoff Media LLC and currently lives in Etna, PA.

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