Affordable Fun For Everyone This Weekend

September 30, 2011 6:35 AM

From scary movies, to free admission days, to good ol’ fashioned family festivals… which to choose! There are loads of free and affordable events going on in Pittsburgh this weekend.’s bargainistas Heather Walsh and Rachel Booth highlight some of the best free and affordable ways to enjoy the crisp fall weather in the ‘Burgh this weekend!

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Reilly’s Summer Seat Harvest Festival

1120 Roosevelt Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 364-8270
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Here’s a find that’s bound to become a family tradition. First, take a hay ride to the Pumpkin Patch to pick your own pumpkin. After that you can head to the New Boo Barn with added excitement, the Cornstalk maze, Marshmallow roast, Balloon Typhoon, Pedal Go Carts, and much, much more. At only $6.50 per person, it’s a great value! Visit Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm’s website.

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Hartwood Fest 2011

The Stables at Hartwood Acres
200 Hartwood Acres
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 767-9200
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Finally there’s a fall festival for grown-ups! This annual event at Hartwood Acres includes a bonfire, hayrides, live music, fall-inspired BBQ and an open bar! All proceeds go to help preserve the park, and you can buy your tickets online or at the door. Visit Hartwood Acres’ website.

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Moonlit Matinee at the Oaks Theater

310 Allegheny River Boulevard
Oakmont, PA 15139
(412) 828-6311
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Enjoy affordable late night horror flicks this fall at the Oaks Theater in Oakmont. Not so scary ticket prices are only $8 per adult and $6 for students, seniors and youth! Visit The Oaks Theater’s website.

RADical Days Highlights for This Weekend

Various locations around Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
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There are more free admission days this weekend than you can shake a stick at! For kids, adults, and everyone in between, there’s no excuse not to do something fabulously fun and FREE this weekend! Visit the Allegheny Regional Asset Distict’s website.

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The Hydref – A Fall Festival at Depreciation Lands Museum

Depreciation Lands Museum
4743 S. Pioneer Road
Allison Park, PA 15101
(412) 486-0563
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Have fun at an affordable Hydref (which means “Autumn” in Welsh) festival this weekend, complete with 18th century re-enactors & craft demonstrators, a cider press, a children’s corner, yummy homemade food, vendors, pumpkin contests, and lots of fun! Visit the Depreciation Lands Museum’s website.