Ultimate List of Fall Festivals and Activities Near Pittsburgh and Laurel Highlands

Fall is always a fun and exciting time in Western Pennsylvania. The leaves turn into beautiful colors, local farms offer fall festivals and pumpkin patches, and communities come together to host fall-themed events.

Whether you’re from Pittsburgh, the Laurel Highlands, or even West Virginia, this ultimate this of fall festivals and activities has you covered! Many of these fall events and festivals are hosted annually so we’ve given you the links to find the most recent information.

Pittsburgh Fall Festivals and Activities

Pittsburgh Zoo

Every year the Zoo offers the Zoo Brew for adults and the Zoo Boo for kids! Check out the Zoo event pages for more information.


National Aviary Oktoberfest Brunch 

Canonsburg Annual Oktoberfest

Penn Brewery – September 16-18 and 23-25

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museums offer many themed events throughout the year! Check out the event pages and Facebook Pages for updated annual events.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History 

Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Museum of Art 

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival at Kennywood Park 2022 – Friday, September 9, 2022

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival Facebook page

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival – weekends from August 20 – September 25, 2022

Gateway Clipper Fall Foliage Cruises

Fall Foliage Cruise Gateway Clipper Fleet, Station Square

Fall Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Fall Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory 2022 – Under the Big Top

Runs October 3 – 30 during gardens’ open hours

Arbor Aid at Tree Pittsburgh

Arbor Aid 2022 – September 17, 2022

Pumpkin Patches and Local Fall Festivals in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Soergels Orchards in Wexford, PA

  • Fall Festival – weekends from September 24 – October 31, 2022

Washington County

Simmons Farm in McMurray, PA

Triple B Farms in Monongahela, PA

Trax Farms in Finleyville, PA

Washington Covered Bridge Fest

Washington Covered Bridge Fest 2022 – September 17-18

Covered Bridge Fest Facebook page

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Pumpkin Fest

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, PA 2022 events

Events include the Pumpkin Patch Trolley (October 21-23) and Trick or Trolley (October 29 & 30)

Westmoreland County

Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival at Shield’s Farm

Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival – October 1 – 2, 2022

Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival

Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival –  September 17 – 18, 2022

Fort Ligonier Days

Fort Ligonier Days – October 14 – 16, 2022

Somerset County

Mountain Craft Days

Mountain Craft Days, Somerset Historical Center, September 9 – 11

Confluence Pumpkinfest

Confluence Pumpkinfest 2022 – October 7 – 9 

Bedford County

Bedford Fall Foliage Festival

Bedford Fall Foliage Festival – October 1 – 2, 8 – 9, 2022

Take a Day Trip to West Virginia for Fall Activities and Festivals

Let’s not forget what West Virginia has to offer for fall activities and festivals. West Virginia is very close to western PA, making it an easy day trip if you’re looking for something different to do!

WV Wine and Jazz Fest

Morgantown WV, Website

Balloons over Morgantown

Morgantown WV, Website

Hops on the Mon

Morgantown WV, Website

View the Fall Foliage at Coopers Rock State Forest

Coopers Rock, WV Website

Oglebay Fest

Oglebay Resort Wheeling, WV

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