It’s finally fall and there is plenty happening around the ‘Burgh this time of year! From Trax’s annual Fall Festival to plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out our list of can’t miss events this fall:
Saturdays and Sundays September 29 – October 28
The annual Fall Festival at Trax Farms is a tradition for many families in the South Hills and greater Pittsburgh area. There’s something for everyone from grandparents to grand kids. Enjoy a hayride to their pumpkin patch to pick-your-own pumpkin or see if you can find your way through their giant, 3-acre corn maze!
Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30
Penn Brewery’s annual Oktoberfest is back! Head to their mid-19th-century building and Biergarten for a weekend of cold bier, delicious food, traditional Bavarian music and plenty of Gemutlichkeit!
Saturday, September 29 | 7:00PM-2:00AM
Get your lederhosen ready and dust off your steins… it’s Oktoberfest time! Join in the fun at Claddagh’s for a classic Oktoberfest fair with a little Irish flair! There will be a Stein hoisting competition, Pretzel building, Best costume prizes, and Live music. They’ll also be featuring beers from Penn Brewery, Harpoon Brewery, Sam Adams & Shiner Bock!
Sunday, September 30 | 9:00AM-1:00PM
Recharge your batteries and renew your energy at Autumn Wellness Day! Move and meditate in Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History gorgeous spaces and revitalize your body and mind. Check out the schedule of events on their website and don’t forget to bring your mat!
Wednesday nights in October | 4:30-7:00PM
Head to Trax Farm this fall for Hops and Hayrides every Wednesday night! Purchase your own 6 – pack and catch a hayride! They will have beer sampling, corn maze, bonfire & a bale of fun! 6-packs are not included in ticket price and off premise alcohol is not permitted.
Saturday, October 6 | 11:30AM-10:30PM
It’s back for its 7th year! Hough’s annual Drunkin Punkin Festival is one of our favorites! Explore the tastes of everything pumpkin beer, get creative with their Rim Bar, snack on Halloween treats, win swag and this year you’ll take home their official Drunkin Punkin can koozie. Three sessions available. (11:30-2:30, 3:30 -6:30, 7:30-10:30). Get your tickets now!
Saturday, October 6 | 11:00AM-5:00PM
Don’t miss Pittsburgh’s premier craft fair for spooky, strange or unusual art and handmade / vintage goods. Items at the fair are often related to: horror/cult movies, goth/punk/indie/underground subculture, occult/paranormal concepts, and other things geeky/weird/creepy. You’ll also be able to enjoy live entertainment, service vendors like tarot readers and massage therapists, and plenty of food!
Saturday, October 6 | 4:00-7:00PM
Head to Il Tetto, a Rooftop Beer Garden, for a night of fun with samplings, alpine hats, steins, and other goodies! And don’t forget to enter the Stein Hoist contest at 7PM!
Saturday, October 13 | 4:00-8:00PM
Join Uncover Squirrel Hill for their Second Annual Oktober Fest: a self-paced beer tasting experience featuring 15+ local breweries. Oktoberfest will take place in the Squirrel Hill Business District located on Forbes and Murray Aves in the heart of Squirrel Hill.
Due to limited ticketing, advance ticket purchase is recommended. Participants will be required to check in, show valid ID and receive their wristband the day of the event.
Sunday, October 14 | 3:00-7:00PM
Roundabout Brewery’s 5th Annual Smoketoberfest will be held Sunday, October 14th, at their Pop-Up Beer Garden location on the Ohio River! They’ll have a number of specialty Roundabout beers including a few smoked varieties. You can also enjoy food from Blowfish BBQ, Driftwood Oven, PGH Smokehouse, and La Palapa.
Thursday, October 18 | 6:30-8:30PM
Join wine host Tim Gaber of the Pittsburgh Winery at Priory Hotel for a an evening of great wine and food. Wines will be paired with small plates courtesy of Priory chefs Pete Phillipy and Mike Henney, with dessert by Priory Fine Pastries. Wines, menu TBD. Entertainment by Jocie Ghaznavi. Tickets are $60.
Saturday, October 20 | 6:00-11:00PM
Eat, Drink and be Scary! Calling all Make-A-Wish supporters 21 and over… tour some of Downtown Pittsburgh’s best bars at the 8th Annual Boo & Brew Bash on Saturday, October 20, 2018. This Halloween-themed bar crawl offers classic brews and signature cocktails from the participating venues, culminating in an official After Party featuring late-night bites. Grab a clever costume and some friends for an evening of drinks, spooky snacks and the fan-favorite costume contest! Boo & Brew registration includes drink tickets redeemable from 6-10 p.m., at each of the bar crawl stops and appetizers at the event’s official After Party.
Friday, October 26 | 3:00-7:00PM
The Block Northway is hosting their year-end Autumn Farmers Market to showcase the bounty of fall produce, along with a Harvest Festival featuring free fun activities for the entire family! The fun begins on Friday, October 26 in the south atrium located near DSW and Wahlburgers from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. You will enjoy locally grown farm fresh goods sold by diverse vendors, and much more!
Friday, October 26 | 5:00-10:00PM
Guys and Ghouls! Join the Wigle Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden in your BEST costumes for a Halloween Party on Friday, October 26 from 5-10 PM. They’re partnering with Biggies Bullies and the Proper Pit Bull for an awesome night of delicious food, spooky tunes, creepy cocktails, and costume contests for both you and your dog! There will be food from the Tango Food Truck and Halloween desserts from Amor Acucar.
Saturday, October 27 | 2:00-10:00PM
Bust out your best costume and get ready for a spooktacular party like no other this season. The official Nightmare on Carson Street event celebrates the scariest time of the year with thousands of your closest friends on Saturday, October 27th! 10+ South Side Bars, DJs, All-day drink specials and more.