PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Fall is in the air.
We are less than a week away from the official start of autumn and a season of breathtaking foliage, harvests, and festivals.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 3-Day Total Of 989 New Cases, 11 More Deaths
With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting fall festivals, many have already been canceled or postponed, but there are still ways to savor the autumn flavors safely this season.
Soergel Orchards is not holding their regular fall festival this year, but that doesn’t mean they are canceling fall! Both the pumpkin patch and orchard are open this Saturday for picking! Hours are limited through the season, which ends on Halloween.
“We’re opening this weekend from 10 o’clock until 5:30 p.m., we’re going to have apple picking and pumpkin picking,” Amy Soergel, vice president of Soergel Orchards, said. “The biggest thing to know is that our parking is definitely limited, so when our parking lots are closed, we’re going to be full, at capacity. But we are open seven days a week. We’re going to open at 12 o’clock [noon] to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Fridays, so there’s plenty of time to come and get a pumpkin or apple.”READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 3-Day Total Of 10,412 New Cases, 73 More Deaths
Hayrides and Tiny Town are both closed for the season for pandemic safety precautions. However, there will be an outdoor Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends on the porch of McIntosh Hall.
Trax Farms and Triple B Farms are also kicking off their season this Saturday. Both destinations are offering a special version of their fall events, to ensure safety through physical distancing procedures.
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Bedner’s Annual Fall Fest, The Mars Apple Fest, Autumnfest at Seven Springs, the Zelienople, and Harmony Fall Festival among others, is canceled this season.