Variety On A Dime!

October 14, 2011 5:41 AM

If variety is the spice of life, you’d be on fire this weekend! From free admission days, to wine festivals, to scary tours & family fun, there are plenty of free and affordable options to keep everyone entertained.’s bargainistas, Heather Walsh and Rachel Booth, highlight some of the best free and affordable ways to enjoy this beautiful weekend in the ‘Burgh!

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Free RADical Days: Last Week!

Various locations around Pittsburgh
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Dates: October 14-15, events are at various times and locations

There are more free admission days this weekend than you can shake a stick at! There’s no excuse not to do something fabulously fun and FREE this weekend. Some of the highlights include free admission to the National Aviary, the Andy Warhol Museum and a FREE Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performance! Visit the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s website for more information.

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Harvest Moon Wine Festival and Ticket Giveaway

Millvale Riverfront Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
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Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time: 5pm until 8 pm

It’s the 2nd annual Harvest Moon Wine Festival – a showcase of local wines held during the traditional fall grape harvest time. HMWF will also feature food made with newly-harvested local vegetables and artisan cheeses, and is sure to attract hundreds of wine-lovers to the beautiful Millvale Riverfront Park under the harvest moon. Visit Millvale Riverfront Park’s website for more details. Living Pittsburgh is also giving away three pairs of tickets… you have until noon to enter!

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Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Tours

Outside the main entrance of the Grand Concourse
Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA
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Date: October 15
Time: 7pm to 9pm

Journey back to the Gilded Age of ragtime and of robber barons, of boastful mansions bathed in gaslight, and of a “Millionaire’s Row” that was the most exclusive address in America. Enjoy a frightening tour of one of Pittsburgh’s scariest neighborhoods! Visit the Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Tours’ website for more information!

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Fall Fun at Shenot Farms

3754 Wexford Run Road
Wexford, PA 15090
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Date: October 15
Time: 11am until 5pm

How does a FREE hayride, cornstalk maze, and an apple sound? Pick your own pumpkin for only 45 cents per pound, or let your kids play in the straw barn for nothing at all! An affordable fun time can be found at Shenot Farms this fall season. Visit Shenot Farms online for more information.

Saturday Nights at Swing City

The Whitman School
5604 Solway Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Date: October 15
Time: Dance lesson is at 8pm, dancing starts at 9pm

Dance the night away, or learn how to dance, in a relaxed, smoke-free environment at Swing City. There’s a 4,000 sf dance floor, featuring jazz, big band swing and 50′s rock ‘n roll. There’s an $11 cover on DJ nights or band nights, but the dance lesson at 8pm is free. Visit Swing Pittsburgh online for more information.