As summer season winds down, Pittsburgh-area farms are gearing up for the enjoyable that fall has in retailer.
Crisp air, saggy sweatshirts, campfires, wealthy shades of crimson, orange and yellow leaves, creepy creatures of the night time, and, in fact, selecting your individual pumpkins and/or apples await you this autumn.
Try these native pumpkin patches, farms, orchards and cornfields for the last word fall expertise:
1. Soregel Orchards, 2573 Brandt College Highway, Wexford
One of many space’s best-known pumpkin patches is Soergel Orchards, fondly dubbed Soergel’s. Located in Wexford, it provides a wide array of family-friendly actions and regionally grown produce.
Its fall competition will happen weekends from Sept. 16 to Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to five p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to five p.m. Sundays. It’s going to function tractor rides, video games, meals and pumpkin, apple and flower selecting. Beginning Sept. 18, pumpkin and apple selecting may even be out there from midday to five p.m. on weekdays.
Visitors can even get pleasure from a market that gives pies, sandwiches and produce, in addition to Arsenal Cider.
2. Shenot Farm, 3754 Wexford Run Drive, Wexford
The pumpkin patch at Shenot Farm is open from 10 a.m. to five p.m. Sept. 30 by means of Oct. 29, seven days every week. Additionally positioned in Wexford, the farm provides hayrides to the pumpkin patch from 11 a.m. to five p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, in addition to a scenic strolling path alongside a half-mile, all-terrain path.
Along with pumpkins, people can even seize cornstalks, straw bales, ornamental gourds, fairytale pumpkins and extra. On the weekends, the farm hosts meals vehicles, and on the weekend after Halloween, people can convey their jack-o’-lanterns and ornamental pumpkins to destroy them within the annual Pumpkin Smash.
3. Trax Farms, 528 Trax Highway, Finleyville
The autumn competition at Trax Farms simply 12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 88, will kick off on Sept. 23 and run from 10 a.m. to five p.m. on weekends by means of Oct. 22. The fest will function hayrides, a 3-acre corn maze, cattle, meals vehicles, stay music and, in fact, pumpkins aplenty.
Trax additionally hosts a “Hops & Hayrides” occasion from 4-6 p.m. each Friday from Sept. 22-Oct. 27. People can get pleasure from a scenic hayride and buy a six-pack or bottle of wine from the farm’s Arrowhead Wine Store. After a hayride to the highest of the hill, you’ll have the ability to navigate by means of the corn maze, go to the pumpkin patch and cattle, play some yard video games and calm down on the hearth pits. New this yr can be a distinct meals truck every week atop the hill. Study extra right here.
Trax Farms additionally provides baked items, produce and deli gadgets, in addition to an vintage loft that includes items from 16 distributors.
4. Harvest Valley Farms, 125 Ida Lane, Gibsonia
Gibsonia’s Harvest Valley Farms will remodel your entire valley right into a pick-your-own-pumpkin social gathering, full with hayrides, a cornstalk maze, cattle, farm concessions, caramel apples, stay music and extra. It’ll be open from 10 a.m. to five p.m. weekends, Sept. 30-Oct. 22.
Greater than 160 forms of fruit and veggies are grown on the farm and bought seasonally at its market, together with baked items, spices, meats, dairy merchandise and extra.
5. Simmons Farm, 170 Simmons Highway, McMurray
Fall actions and hayrides start at Simmons Farm on Sept. 16. The farm options 5 acres of pumpkins, in addition to each 2- and 4-acre corn mazes, apple selecting, flower selecting, a petting zoo, an apple labyrinth and extra. Guests can take both a hayride or a scenic “Harvest Path” to the pumpkin subject, the place they will additionally decide an ear of Indian corn — whereas provides final.
It’s also possible to hop on a nighttime hayride from Sept. 16 by means of Nov. 3. The wagon will take you to a bonfire website, full with marshmallows and contemporary apples. You’re additionally welcome to convey your individual meals, in line with the farm’s web site.
6. Zombies of the Corn (Three Rivers Paintball), 282 Rochester Highway, Freedom
In the event you’re on the lookout for extra of a fright, Zombies of the Corn has bought you lined. Three Rivers Paintball will host the eleventh occasion on weekends from Sept. 22-Oct. 29, starting at 7 p.m.
Board the Zombie Combating Autos to guard town from the undead and go to a number of sights, equivalent to a 3D Funhouse, Zombie Compound, Z-Maze, storytellers, face portray, bonfires, outside motion pictures, hearth dancers and stilt walkers.