PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Crafts, music, shopping, foliage, pumpkins, apple cider and more. Enjoy fall at these fall festivals happening throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Heidelberg – On Saturday, September 24th, head to the Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Department on 1st Ave. From 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the Heidelberg community will come together to support the HVFD and enjoy a variety of vendors, refreshments and entertainment such as a bounce house, obstacle course and ax throwing. There will also be live music!
City center — Ready for special deals on home supplies this fall? Check out the 2022 Pittsburgh Fall Home Show. The three-day exhibition is held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Check out the discounts and vendors from 10am to 10pm on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st. On Sunday, the exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
South side — Kick off October by trying one or two of the 1,000 donuts at the Pittsburgh Hard Cider & Donuts Festival. When you buy a ticket to this event, you get two free donuts and a drink special, as well as access to four places to go to the bar. It’s on October 1st until 8pm on East Carson Street on the South Side, but you must be there to register between the 14th and 16th. Tickets are on sale here.
Swissvale — Learn and experience industrial crafts through hands-on workshops at the Swissvale Burning Festival. On Saturday, Oct. 8, attendees will be able to see welding, glassblowing, blacksmithing and whiskey distilling demonstrations at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark. At the end of the evening, stay for live music and fireworks.
Braddock — On Saturday, Oct. 8, Braddock Farms is celebrating a big milestone with its annual Fall Festival. Braddock Farms is hosting its fifth annual Braddock Fall Festival to celebrate 15 years in business. There will be the largest competition of vegetables and the fight of autumn desserts for the best recipe from seasonal ingredients. It is free and takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m
Dormont – If you’re feeling particularly crafty and generous this fall, there’s a great opportunity to give back on Saturday, October 8. From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., visit the Salvation Army of Greater Pittsburgh’s Fall Fabric Fair, the annual fundraiser for discounted craft and sewing supplies. Proceeds and donations go to help families in Pittsburgh who are struggling with food and housing.
Monroeville – Spooky season kicks off in Monroeville with the Wonders Oddities Expo. It takes place on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9 from 9am to 5pm. You’ll want to check out the vendors who come to Pittsburgh to workshop, sell their wares, display antiques, and display other “oddities.” Vendors include Rock Bottom Jewelry and Engraving, J & M Mystical Creations, The Deep End Antiques, and Maude’s Paperwing Gallery, just to name a few. Buy tickets here.
Moon Park — This year, the Moon Parks and Recreation Department has added even more activities to the Moon Halloween Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 19th. From 16:30 to 19:00 there will be a distribution of a chest or a treat for the first 500 participating children. You can also check out extreme pumpkin carving, hayrides, food trucks and other entertainment happening at Moon Park until 8:30 p.m.
North side – The Pittsburgh Project, a nonprofit community organization, is holding a fundraiser and educational event on Friday, October 21st. Their second annual Fall Festival starts at 6pm at 2801 N. Charles Street with live music, a bonfire and more. The Pittsburgh Project’s executive director will talk about community support and the organization’s mission to help the North End.
onlinefrom 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., stop by St. Nicholas Cathedral to try locally made donuts and coffee.— If you didn’t get enough donuts earlier this month on the South Side, you’ll want to check out the first-ever Donut Fest. It takes place on Saturday October 22nd at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh. After buying a ticket
Wexford – Starting Saturday, September 17th, celebrate the fall season every weekend at the Soergel Orchards Fall Festival. Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., visit Soergel Orchards for a stroll through their pumpkin patches, Friday night hayrides, refreshments, apple picking and more. The free festival runs every weekend from September 17th to October 30th.
Kittanning – This is a big year for Kittanning, as the city will host its annual fall festival for the first time in history. It will begin on Friday, October 21st at 3pm at Riverfront Park/Civic Bridge in Kittanning and run through Sunday, October 23rd. Show off your skills and compete for prizes in the pumpkin carving contest, as well as pie baking and pie eating contests. Come out to Riverfront Park to support the city’s first annual Fall Festival.
Kadogan town – On Saturday, September 17, the St. Lawrence Fall Festival begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
Beaver – Head to Shaw Park in Beaver on the last Saturday in October for Halloween in the Park. Hometown Happenings, a community event planning organization, organized the event to bring much of the Beaver area together. Halloween in the Park begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at Shaw Park.
Saxonburg – On Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, a celebration called the Saxonburg Arts Festival will take place in Roebling Park. It takes place from 10am to 6pm in the park, as well as Cooper Hall and Main Street.
Valencia – There will be a charity festival to celebrate and fund Wildbird Recovery’s 20th year of wildlife rehabilitation training. On Sunday, September 18, they are hosting their 11th Fall Migration Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Head to Stormy Oaks Nature Reserve to learn about the various animal and flora exhibits. $20 tickets support Wildbird Recovery’s educational programs.
Downtown Butler — Main Street in downtown Butler will be alive in early October as the 44th annual Butler Fall Festival kicks off. Admission is free and will take place on Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
Green-burner – Enjoy a car cruise, farmers market, live music and a wide selection of vendors at the 37th annual Zelinopol Country Fall Festival. It will take place on October 15-16 at Four Corners Park, starting at 10 am
Uniontown — Send the kids early for a treat or treat on Hutchinson Park’s Sheepskin Trail for a special Halloween event. Check out the Haunted Treat Trail on Saturday, October 22nd from 1-4pm in Uniontown.
New castle – A day of “music, peace and love” and 20 musical artists will come to Cascade Park this fall. The fourth annual New Castle Music Festival takes place on Saturday, September 24, starting at noon and ending at 10:30 p.m.
Monongahela — Washington County will host two different fall festivals this fall: the 2022 Witch Fest and the Street Food Festival. The Street Food Festival kicks off on Saturday, September 17th at 11am, with Witch Fest later this fall on October 29th starting at 3pm. Both events will be held in the Monongahela Watershed.
The town of Cecil – Enjoy music, drinks, fireworks and a full lineup of live music at the Cecil Township Fall Festival. It’s happening on Saturday September 24th from 11am to 7pm and Sunday September 25th from 10am to 6pm in Cecil Park.
Latrobe – Pleasant Lane Farms in Latrobe will be hosting an open house and barnyard party on Saturday, October 8, starting at 4:30 p.m. You’ll want to linger for live music and hay rides, and then the night ends with fireworks at dusk.
Greensburg – Take a fascinating tour of the historic town of Anna and learn about ghost stories from the 18th century. The Westmoreland County Historical Society will teach people about the area’s Halloween history during Jack-o-Lantern Tours on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.