It’s time for a celebration of all things pumpkins, apples, and more fall crops from Pittsburgh growers.
🍎 Go Apple Picking
Grocery store apples simply don’t compare to farm-fresh, especially if you pick it yourself! Find interesting varieties at Soergel Orchards and Shenot Farm in Wexford, Simmons Farm in McMurray, and Triple B Farms in Monongahela.
Want someone else to do the picking? Head north to Mars Apple Fest on Oct. 7 for 150 vendors selling food, flowers, crafts, art, and bushels of apple products.
🌽 Visit An Urban Farm
Grow Pittsburgh supports dozens of lots in the city — like Braddock Farms, which is celebrating its 6th annual Fall Festival on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop from local vendors, and learn how to do fall crafts like wreath-making, apple cider pressing, and paper making.
Admire Fall Blooms
Welcome the season with Phipps Conservatory’s Hometown Harvest exhibition, running Oct. 7 through Oct. 28. This chrysanthemum-themed show has been around since 1894.
🎃 Stroll Through A Pumpkin Patch
It’s festival season at local farms, and that means hay rides, cider, and comfort food made from fresh crops. Grab an ornamental pumpkin or one for cooking at these pumpkin patches across Pittsburgh.