The Top 10 Best Places to Pumpkin Pick in the Pittsburgh Area

Fall is finally here! We can bring out our oversized sweaters and flannels, jump into piles of crunchy leaves, eat and drink all things pumpkin-flavored and pumpkin pick! Here are the top 10 places to pumpkin pick in the Pittsburgh area!

1. Janoski’s Pumpkinland, Clinton

Starting with a tractor-drawn hayride to pick pumpkins at a big pumpkin patch, you get to pet the animals at the petting zoo and walk through the corn maze and haunted barn! In October, you can get a free Pumpkinland Pass, being able to return on a specific weekend! Your empty wallet will thank you.

2. Hozak Farms, Clinton

Located near Raccoon Creek State Park, and known for its iconic Christmas trees, this farm hosts Great Pumpkin Weekends, face painting, pumpkin picking and fun hayrides. In addition, free fall festivals occur every weekend from the end of September to the end of October!

3. Cheeseman Farm, Portersville

The family-owned barn named Betsy’s Barn is available for people’s happiest celebrations. Additionally, you can stay in a cabin or a tent nearby called Breakneck Campground. For fall fun, students can go to the Cheeseman Pumpkin Festival, go on a hay ride and pet the animals.

4. Simons Farm, McMurray

There are tons of different fall activities, such as games on hayrides, a cute petting zoo, farm camp and fresh pumpkin, apple and flower picking! This is a great place to go on a date with your special other!

5. Rich Farms, Hayfield

Here they have extremely healthy pumpkin farms and beautiful nurseries. However, this farm is known for their iconic event called Fright Farm! Right before the event begins, Festival Midway takes place outdoors; celebrity appearances, face painting, and live entertainment all happen at the same time as the sun sets. Once the sun sets, the evening begins. It includes the Haunted Hayride, Frightmare Mansion, Hallow Grounds, Terror Maze, and PARANOIA 2.0! High-quality special effects, soundtracks, lighting and actors make the event even more realistic and scary!

6. Gearhard Farms, Murrysville

Since 2000, thrilling corn mazes, campfires, horse cart rides and hayrides have been here! Located only 20 minutes from the city, it’s a wonderful place to go to when wanting to pumpkin pick!

7. Laurel Highlands Adventure, Chalk Hill

Driving through here is very scenic; there’s a plethora of country farm markets and quirky fall festivals. Three examples of fall festivals there include Highlands Harvest Festival, Bedford Fall Foliage Festival and For Ligonier Days. The pumpkins are always huge, and it’s a great place to go when you want to take break from studying!

8. Trax Farms, Finleyville

Trax Farms is known as having some of the oldest and most well-known fruit and vegetable farms in Pittsburgh after 150 years! They also have Fall Festival and Fall Harvest Tours every weekend from the end of September to October. This is another nice place to go to if you want to take a break from doing schoolwork!

9. Triple B Farms, Monongahela

There’s a hay ride, corn maze, apple picking, farmer’s market and an Apple & Pumpkin Festival. A unique thing about this farm is that they have colored pumpkins, from blue to green to speckled and striped! Also, they have pumpkin funnel cake. I’ll forget about the Freshman 15; I would eat three of these!

10. Soergel Orchards, Wexford

Starting in the mid-1850’s, Soergel Orchards has extremely entertaining hay rides and sells allergen-free, gluten-free and wheat-free products every day. In addition, only 25 minutes away, they have a Fall Festival every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in October! They have a HUGE pumpkin patch and a sunflower field where you can cut your own sunflowers! Also, you can visit here any season of the year! You can escape studying for finals in both the first and second semester by coming here!

If there are any other great places to go to in the fall in the area, leave the name in the comment section below!

 

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