Fall is right around the corner in Western Pennsylvania, which means its time to pick the perfect pumpkin, get lost in a corn maze, and enjoy hayrides with friends and family. Pittsburgh holds many events in the fall season, from festivals to dog parades, and so much more! There’s never a dull moment, so here’s a list of some of the happenings around the ‘Burgh.
Penn’s Colony Festival & Folk Art Marketplace: September 20-21 & September 27-28
Penn’s Colony Festival features artists and musical entertainment reminiscent of the historic time period of the French and Indian War. Held in Saxonburg, Butler County, celebrating its 29th year and set on 12 easy-walking, tree-shaded acres, Penn’s Colony brings history to life. Through arts and crafts, entertainment, and family activities such as games and pony rides and more, Penn’s Colony has something for everyone. The marketplace features 150 exhibits from juried artisans offering quality, handmade in America crafts and jewelry to food, furniture, and functional items from their shops nestled along the village streets.
DogtoberFEST 2014: October 04-05
DogtoberFEST is an adopt-athon presented by CARMAA (Coalition to Adopt, Rehome and Match Abandoned Animals) on the first Saturday of October, now in its fifth year! Over 20 breed-specific rescues and shelters join DogtoberFEST to showcase their adoptable animals and find their forever homes. Join them at 11 am for the Pooch Pride Costume parade and win prizes for Dog-Owner Lookalike, Most Original and Most Creative costumes. Bring your own dogs, shop, listen to live music, and celebrate adoption.
The Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival: October 4-5
The Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival is a craft show in Western, Pennsylvania that recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary (1982 – 2012). Featuring over 100 arts and crafts vendors and 30 food vendors, you can find handmade items from local crafters, delicious food, hot apple cider, and home-made apple treats.
Oakland Forever: October 10-11
Oakland Forever is a celebration of the people, places and things that make Oakland a fantastic neighborhood. This truly community-driven event is being organized and led by Oakland community organizations, residents, institutions, and businesses. 2014 is a special milestone year, marking the 175th anniversary of when the community was first identified as “Oakland”! Drawing on the profound history of Oakland, the current culture of innovation among institutional partners, and the strong sense of community pride, this weekend will highlight and mark Oakland’s unique and vibrant character. Oakland Forever attendees will enjoy live music and performances, art and photography exhibits, lectures and symposiums, outdoor activities, family fun, an artist and craft market, historical retrospectives, access to Oakland’s world-class cultural amenities, and much more!
Schramm’s Fall Festival: Weekdays and Weekends in October
Starting the last weekend in September and running through the end of October, they fill the fields with a huge selection of pumpkins for your choosing. To add to the autumn atmosphere, they decorate with scarecrows and other festive displays. There is something for the whole family to enjoy. They have play hay, two corn stalk mazes, pony rides, hay rides, a corn box, and much more. There is also a wide selection of refreshments, including fresh cut French Fries made from their own potatoes, apple cider slush, and homemade candy and caramel apples! To assist with your fall decorations, they have cornstalks and straw for sale, as well as gourds and ornamental corn.
Pumpkinpalooza Fall Fest – September 27 – October 26
Activities include- all new Kiddie Village, Corn Slide, Barrel Train Rides, Pumpkin Slingshot, Hay Tunnel, Corn Maze, Bounce House and Slide, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, all new Pumpkin Bowling many fun games and much, much more!!