Western Pennsylvania is home to numerous farms, many of which have been around for generations. The fall harvest season is a perfect time to visit farms that offer fun seasonal activities like pumpkin picking, hay rides, corn mazes, and more!
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best farms to visit in the fall in Western Pennsylvania. Many are in the Pittsburgh area and Laurel Highlands. Let’s explore the best fall festivals near Pittsburgh!
Soergel Orchards (Allegheny)
Soergel Orchards, Wexford, Allegheny County – weekends September 17 – October 30, 2022, 101:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., plus Friday Night Hayrides.
Soergel’s Fall Festival is one of the top destinations for fall activities near Pittsburgh, Soregel’s has a pumpkin patch and apple orchard where you can pick your own pumpkins and apples. You can also travel through the orchard on a hayride. In their market area, enjoy food, apple cider, games, and other fun activities. At the market and gift barn, you can shop for many varieties of apples, pumpkins, gourds, and baked goods.
On Friday evenings, Soergel’s is offering Friday Night Hayrides and will serve hot dogs, pulled pork, nachos, and pretzels. Live music is also planned for several weekends.
Shenot Farm (Allegheny)
Shenot Farm, Wexford, Allegheny County – September 24 – October 30, 2022, open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Hayrides weekends only. Free weekdays, $2 admission on weekends.
Shenot Farm invites you to take a 1/2 scenic path to the pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own pumpkins. On weekends, you can hop on the hayride to visit the pumpkin patch. Also, on weekends, Shenot Farm has lined up a delicious variety of food trucks, including pizza, cheesesteaks, and lobster (check their website and social media for food truck schedules).
Shenot Farm is known for its 15-acre apple orchard going 25 varieties of apples. They also sell fresh apple cider processed safely on-site with ultraviolet light to preserve the natural taste.
Harvest Valley Farms (Allegheny)
Harvest Valley Farms, Gibsonia, Allegheny County – weekends October 1 – 23, 2022.
At Harvest Valley Farms’ Fall Festival, you can pick your own pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, take a hayride, meander through a cornstalk maze and kids’ straw tunnel, visit farm animals, and more. Fun activities also include crafts and pumpkin carving kits. Concessions are available from Zimmerman’s Farm, Conny Creek Brewing, and Harvest Valley Farms baked goods and caramel apples.
Hozak Farms (Allegheny)
Hozak Farms, Clinton, Allegheny County – weekday pumpkin patch hayrides in October, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., weekend fall festival through October, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., plus Monday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
There are plenty of opportunities to find pumpkins at Hozak Farms! Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and enjoy activities including pumpkin painting, a straw pile, and farm animals on view. Visit the Gift Barn for all fall and Halloween decorations including pumpkins, corn stalks, mums, witches, scarecrows, tabletop, wall decor, decorative flags, and candles. If you celebrate the Christmas season, the Christmas shop is also open with over 30 decorated trees and hundreds of ornaments from which to choose.
Janoski’s Farm & Greenhouse (Allegheny)
Janoski’s Farm & Greenhouse, Clinton, Allegheny County – weekends October 1 – 30, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Janoski’s Farm transforms into Pumpkinland in October. Pick a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, enjoy a scenic hayride (which goes through the property but not the pumpkin patch), navigate the corn maze, and venture into the haunted barn if you dare. Children will love the pony rides, petting zoo, and corn play pit. The Farm Market sells produce, honey, apple butter, eggs, pickled products, sauces, soaps, and candles. The Lakeside Venue also hosts local craft vendors.
Howling Hills Corn Maze Adventure (Washington)
Open September 17th and running through October 30th, Saturdays and Sundays, noon-dusk (weather permitting).
- General Admission is $12
- Shildren 5 and under Free
- Flashlight Maze Admission is $15
- Free Military admission with ID
- Group Rate (10+ people) $10
The Howling Hills Corn Maze Adventure is one of the largest corn mazes near Pittsburgh! During your visit, you’ll get a hayride to the maze and access to photo stations, duck races, corn hole games, and a kid’s play area.
Trax Farms (Washington)
Trax Farms, Finleyville, Washington County – weekends September 24 – October 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available in advance and given priority. Special hayrides are available Fridays and Halloween weekend.
Trax Farms’ Fall Festival invites you to hop on a hayride to pick your own pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, navigate your way through a 3-acre corn maze, and say hello to the farm animals. Enjoy a variety of fun activities like a bungee jumper, slides, axe throwing, along with live music and food trucks.
On select evenings, Trax Farms offers Hops and Hayrides, where you can browse a variety of fall beers and wines, and take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals, and yard games. This event is family-friendly, too!
Simmons Farm (Washington)
Simmons Farm, McMurray, Washington County. Fall activities are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Private group hayrides are offered at night.
At Simmons Farm, you can pick your own pumpkins, apples, and flowers almost any day of the week (check their website for exact hours). You can take a walk or hayride out to the Harvest Trail. Explore 5 acres of pumpkins, 2- and 4-acre corn mazes, a petting zoo, and an apple labyrinth. Games include pumpkin corn hole, a tire maze, rubber duck races, and a 100-foot slide.
From Sept. 15 through Nov. 3, take a nighttime hayride around the farm. The wagon will take you to a bonfire, where you can enjoy marshmallows and fresh apples.
Triple B Farms (Washington)
Triple B Farms, Monongahela, Washington County – Open throughout late September and October. Fall Family Fun is weekends from September 24 – October 30, 2022. Visit the website for detailed schedule of what is available each weekend.
Triple B Farms is a great one-stop for finding fall decor. Pick your own pumps, apples, and flowers and stop by the Decorating Tent to find cornstalks, hay bales, gourds, mini pumpkins, Indian corn, and mums. The Food Barn is open each weekend featuring lots of seasonal dishes including apple fries, apple cider donuts, apple cider slushies, sandwiches, and loaded fries.
Fall Family Fun on the weekends offers two corn mazes, hayrides, farm animals, and games including scooters, grain bin basketball, giant slides, rope maze, and more.
In the first weekend of October, children are invited to make their own life-size scarecrow (space is limited and tickets are available online).
The SpringHouse (Washington)
The SpringHouse, Washington – weekends September 24 – October 30, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Great Pumpkin Weekends are a longstanding tradition at the Spring House Farm. Hop on a tractor-drawn hayride to visit the pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own pumpkin. Explore corn mazes designed for children and all ages, climb Bale Mountain, slide down the tube slide, and play some games in the shade. Stop by the SpringHouse Market for lunch (menu is available on their website), ice cream, cookies, and fall treats.
Cheeseman Farm (Butler)
Cheeseman Farm, Portersville, Butler County, weekends September 17 – October 30, 2022 (plus Monday, October 11), 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cheeseman Farm captures the cheery festivities of pumpkin picking during the day and the frightful nature of this time of year at night. During the day, enjoy Cheeseman Farm’s Pumpkin Festival, where you can take a hayride, pick your own pumpkin, play in the hay jump, and pet animals in the petting zoo. Purchase some of the items that have been growing on the farm, including gourds, Indian corn, honey, apple butter, and cornstalks.
At night, the farm turns into a Fright Farm, with haunted hayrides, corn mazes, and over 100 actors ready to make you scream.
Fair Haven Farms (Mercer)
Fair Haven Farms, Grove City, Mercer County – open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 16 – October 30, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.(and on Monday, October 11). Advance tickets not needed.
The Fall Festival at Fair Haven Farms has a hayride (expanded from previous years) to the pumpkin patch. If you aren’t able to take the hayride, you can also purchase pumpkins in a centrally located yard. Find your way through a more challenging, improved corn maze, see what the goats are up to at the petting zoo, and stop by the hayloft shops to purchase honey, jams, crafts, and seasonal items.
Irons Mill Farmstead (Lawrence)
Irons Mill Farmstead has plenty to offer with themed festivals each week of October, including the Pumpkin Festival, Fall-a-Bration, Donut Days, and Costume Days. Enjoy a corn maze, petting zoo, campfires, and more than 35 activities for kids, including straw mountains, slides, pumpkin bowling, apple blasters, rope spider webs, tug of war, and so much more. Fuel up from all the fun with 8 eateries to choose from, including pizza, corn dogs, food from the grill, donuts, lemonade, and hot drinks. You can also get a season pass for all activities from August to November!
Chad’s Corn Maze (Westmoreland)
Chad’s Corn Maze, Ligonier, Westmoreland County – open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from September 24 – October 31, 2022.
Chad’s Corn Maze is a five-acre cornfield that, each year, changes to a new musically-inspired design. The son of the Cairns farm owner selects a country song and a still from the music video to create the unique maze each year. The maze includes 1.5 miles of walking paths with hidden stations to find along the way.
The maze is affiliated with Green Mead Farm and Cairns Pumpkin Patch. The pumpkin patch operates separately, Open daily Oct 1 – 31, 11:00 a.m . to dusk.
Gearhard Farms Corn Maze (Westmoreland)
Gearhard Farms, Murrysville, Westmoreland County – weekends September 3 – October 30.
Gearhard Farms designs intricate corn mazes, which from above create pictures ranging from a map of the United States to Pennsylvania’s coat of arms to the solar system. The corn maze offers four challenges for maze goers to take on, including 1) finding the exit, 2) drawing the design of the maze on paper as you walk the paths, 3) take on the 20 trivia questions, and 4) find all five of the animal pictures hidden inside the maze. Gearhard Farms also offers hayrides and a pumpkin patch, and sells fall decorations including cornstalks, straw bales, and more.
Kistaco Farms (Westmoreland)
Kistaco Farms in Apollo sells fresh apple cider made from apples grown at their orchard. Each batch is unique based on the apples that grow that year, and no preservatives or sugar are added! In addition to apples, the farm sells pumpkins and other fresh produce in their market. Find their delicious apple cider at their onsite market, open year-round.
Golden Valley Farms (Somerset)
Golden Valley Farms is opened 11am to 6pm on weekends in October. Admission is $10 for anyone 3 and older
If you’re looking to venture further into the Laurel Highlands, consider visiting Golden Valley Farms for their fall festival. Admission includes corn bin, corn maze, pumpkin chunking, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, hayrides, and picking
Duda’s Farm (Fayette)
Hayrides with pumpkin picking are September 24 – October 31, 2022 from 11am until 5:30pm (open until dusk) $20 per person and kids under 2 are free. Price includes your pumpkin.
Corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins (brought in from the field), wagon rides, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), corn maze, and more! Duda’s Farm is a great “one stop shop” fall festival where you can enjoy picking your own pumpkin, a hayride, and corn maze! After dark, the corn maze gets spooky for a haunted maze!
Rich’s Farm and Fright Farm (Fayette)
Located just before you pass into West Virginia, Rich’s Farm is another great farm near Pittsburgh that offers activities for kids. Kid’s Day at the Farm runs October 1 – October 31 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays, except Monday, Oct. 10 for Columbus Day). Admission includes a scenic hayride, pumpkin patch, corn maze, pumpkin decorating, and more!
At night, Rich’s Farm turns terrifying and into Fright Farm, one of the largest and most popular haunted house experiences in Pennsylvania! Open on Thursdays to Sundays from October 1 to October 31.