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Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches in Southwestern Pennsylvania - 2013

September Fall Festivals Near Pittsburgh


Updated October 03, 2013
From the Annual Covered Bridge Festival in Washington County, to the Flax Scutching Festival in Ligonier, the possibilities for unique fun in Western Pennsylvania this fall are endless. These autumn traditions, and others like them, can be found throughout the region during the months of September and October. From wine tasting festivals to pumpkin picking patches, and covered bridges to corn mazes, no one's fall will be complete without frolicking at a festival this year.

Mark your calendar and enjoy a few of Western Pennsylvania's fall festivities:

Pittsburgh Region Fall Festivals

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Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival
September 6–8, 2013
Edinboro, Erie County
Join the gathering of the clans at beautiful Edinboro University in Erie County for an exciting weekend of music, dance and bagpipe competitions, food, and Scottish crafts, plus the 2013 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championships.

Mountain Craft Days
September 6–8, 2013
Somerset Historic Center, Somerset County
Over 125 craft artisans, musicians, and entertainers are on hand to interpret the rich frontier heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania at this annual folk festival.

Idlewild's Family Oktoberfest
September 7–8 & 14–15, 2013
Ligonier, Westmoreland County
Celebrate the coming of fall with German-style music, a craft fair, "oompa" bands, and plenty of ethnic German food, including pretzels and strudel. Plus, Idlewild opens its rides for these two additional September Oktoberfest weekends.

Greentree Oktoberfest
September 14–15, 2013
The fun-filled Greentree Oktoberfest features a wide variety of fun and food, including a classic car cruise, chili cookoff, concerts, a costumed dog parade, and fireworks.

Covered Bridge Festival
Sept 21–22, 2013
Greene & Washington Counties
Unwind with a weekend of old-fashioned hospitality and fun at 10 covered bridge sites set in the beautiful hills of Greene and Washington counties. Enjoy the arts and crafts, antique cars and historical exhibits while enjoying the homestyle food and musical entertainment at each bridge site.

Penn Brewery Oktoberfest
September 20–22, 2013
Pittsburgh North Side
"Eat, drink and be Bavarian" in Pittsburgh's historic Deutschtown neighborhood with authentic German music, food and beer, including the famous Penn Oktoberfest Bier and other German-style brews.

Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest
September 20–22, 2013
Canonsburg, Washington County
The state's premier Oktoberfest includes 2 stages of entertainment, German food, dancing & music, and a Sunday afternoon Bavarian Bike Run.

Clarion Autumn Leaf Festival
September 20–29, 2013
Clarion, Clarion County
See the beautiful fall foliage of Clarion County and Cook Forest first-hand at this annual nine-day festival. There's something for everyone, from music and sports to arts and crafts, concessions, a parade and a carnival.

Ligonier Highland Games
September 21, 2013
Idlewild, Ligonier, Westmoreland County
Join the gathering of the clans in the scenic Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania for an exciting day of Scottish dancing, piping, drumming, massed bands, athletic competitions, storytelling, harping and more!

Festifall 2013
Sept 21–22, 2013
Point Marion, Fayette County
Celebrate the life and times of Albert Gallatin with historic music, food, crafts and entertainment at Friendship Hill National Historic Site in Point Marion, Pennsylvania.

Sept 21–22, 2013
Ambridge, Beaver County
Learn how the Harmonists and others living in Western Pennsylvania would have prepared for winter in the 19th century a this annual, traditional German harvest festival at Old Economy Village. Learn how to churn butter, make Apple Schnitz, and press apples for cider; play old-time games; enjoy Harmonist music and carriage rides; and enjoy some simple "chores" such as milking the "cow" and rolling barrels. Plus, homemade German food, ice cream, and lemonade.

Penn's Colony Festival
September 21–22 and 28–29, 2013
Saxonburg, PA
Enjoy a celebration of our region's place in history with traditional folk art, spirited Colonial entertainments of music, dance, theatre, living history, children's games and popular festival fair.

Trax Farms Fall Festival
Saturdays & Sundays, Sept 21 - Oct 27, 2013
Finleyville, Washington County
Held every weekend from mid-September through Halloween, Trax Farms offers pumpkins, hayrides, a corn maze, food, fun and games on their grounds in Finleyville, Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh. Also open on Wednesday and Friday evenings in October.

Mount Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival
Sept 27–29, 2013
Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County
Celebrate the rich glass heritage of Western Pennsylvania at this 27th annual festival. Over 100 booths, exhibits, and attractions feature a variety of ethnic food, arts and crafts, glass blowing demonstrations and craft demonstrations, plus regional and national entertainment, a parade and fireworks.

McConnell's Mill Heritage Festival
Sept 28–29, 2013
Portersville, Lawrence County
History is in motion at this annual festival at McConnell's Mill State Park. Celebrate the operational era of the Old Mill (1852-1928) with artisans and crafters, free mill tours, corn grinding demonstrations, a civil war encampment, musical entertainment and food vendors.

Triple B Farms Fall Apple & Pumpkin Festival
Saturday & Sunday, Sept 28 - October 31, 2013
Monongahela, Washington County
Aside from the usual assortment of pumpkins, fall decorations and fresh-pressed apple cider, this festival in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, also offers Storybook Pumpkinland, hay rides, the Big Blue Boo Barn, feedbag refreshments and a children's barnyard carnival.

Cheeseman's Pumpkin Festival
Saturdays & Sundays only, Sept 28 - Oct 27, 2013
Portersville, Butler County
This Butler County farm offers hayrides to the pumpkin patch, hay tunnels for the little ones to crawl through, farm animals to pet, a hay maze to get lost in, and haunted hayrides to the Fright Farm once the sun goes down. Fright Night available Friday evenings as well.

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