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Guide To Pittsburgh’s Pumpkin Patches

November 8, 2010 8:28 PM

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Find pumpkins for carving your own jack-o’-lanterns at one of Pittsburgh’s local farms! These pick-your-own pumpkin farms have many activities to keep children entertained, from hay rides to corn mazes. Stop by with some friends, or bring the entire family!

Garden Guru Doug Oster’s Picks:


Pumpkinland at Janoski’s Farm and Greenhouse

1714 State Route 30
Clinton, Pa. 15026
Saturdays & Sundays in October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Halloween.
724-899-3438
www.janoskis.com/pumpkinland

The mother of all pumpkin patches is Pumpkinland at Janoski’s Farm and Greenhouse in Clinton. Often imitated, but never duplicated, it’s the number one stop for pumpkins and everything fall.

Soergel Orchards Fall Festival

2573 Brandt School Rd.
Wexford, Pa. 15090
Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 24 to Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
724-935-1743
www.soergels.com

Soergel Orchards in Franklin Park has a fine selection of fresh field grown pumpkins along with lots of great activities for kids.

Trax Farms Fall Festival

528 Trax Rd.
Finleyville, Pa. 15332
Sept. 17 to Oct. 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
412-835-3246
www.traxfarms.com

Trax Farms in Finleyville off Route 88 has an amazing pumpkin selection including one that’s been bred by the family for generations. This is one-stop shopping for everything gardening as well.

Honorable Mentions:

Cheeseman Farm Pumpkin Festival

147 Kennedy Rd.
Portersville, Pa. 16051
Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 24 to Oct. 30, Noon – 5 p.m.
724-368-3233
cheesemanfrightfarm.com

Cheeseman’s Farm offers hayrides to their pick-your-own pumpkin patches as well as a petting zoo and corn maze. After dark, the Fright Farm opens, and guests can embark on a haunted adventure until 10 p.m.

Pittsburgh’s Finest Family Apple & Pumpkin Festival at Triple B Farms

823 Berry Lane
Monongahela, Pa. 15063
Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 24 – Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
724-258-3557
www.triplebfarms.com

Triple B Farms offers pick-your-own pumpkins, pony rides and hay rides as well as other activities for children. Each week has a new activity theme and kids can play all day! Triple B Farms also has a market where they sell their homemade jams, jellies and sauces as well as a variety of fresh and canned produce.

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