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13 Fall Family Attractions in Pittsburgh

Theresa L. White

Full Time Listing / Buyers Agent  -18 Years Combined Experience in Real Estate Sales & Mortgage Financing-21 Years Experience in Sales, Marke...

Full Time Listing / Buyers Agent  -18 Years Combined Experience in Real Estate Sales & Mortgage Financing-21 Years Experience in Sales, Marke...

Sep 27 5 minutes read

Community Events

Spooktacular in Caste Village (Whitehall Borough)

When: October 19th, 12 pm – 2 pm

Steve Maffei Dj’s will be playing music, Sunshine Acres Carriage Service will provide free wagons rides.  The Lions Club will be judging the costume contest.  We look forward to seeing everyone. Participating merchants will be handing out candy and talking with guests. Come on down for some family fun.

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Costume and Candy Crawl Brentwood Towne Square (Brentwood Borough)

When: October 28th, 4 pm – 7 pm

Dress in your Halloween best and Trick-or-Treat at Brentwood Towne Square! We'll have a costume contest, face painters, and balloon artists. Please meet at the flag pole for registration and a trick-or-treat bag to take along the route.

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South Park Shops Annual Halloween Spooktacular (South Park)

When: October 26th, 1 pm – 3 pm

Join us for trick-or-treating on our covered sidewalks (ages 12 and under), a costume contest for our kids, a show by Pittsburgh Magician ALmazing, hayrides benefitting our Bethel Park Community Foundation, and meet-and-greets with a couple special guests!  Follow this Event for details and updates!

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Hay Day (Allegheny County, South Park Fairgrounds)

When: October 5th, 12 pm – 4 pm

Enjoy hayrides, hay maze, arts & crafts, barnyard petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, balloon artist, puppet show, magician, games and more! Food, beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase from local food trucks and vendors.

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Kid’s Halloween Event and Fall Fest (West Mifflin Borough)

When: October 26th, 12 pm – 4 pm

Kid's Halloween Event & Fall Fest Featuring Doce Taqueria, Udderly Fresh Rolled Ice Cream, PGH Halel, and Steel City Chimneys

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Baldwin Borough Library: (1 event full, other registration open 10/1 MAY FILL QUICK)

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Halloween Parade (Baldwin Township)

When: October 26th, 1 pm

Registration will take place from October 1st – October 23rd at the Township Building. Treat bags will be handed out at the end of the parade.

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Other Local Attractions

Trax Farms

Trax Farms is a working fruit and vegetable farm. Their store is quite unique. They offer fresh-picked produce from our fields. A Wine, Gift and Seasonal Shop, Deli, Bakery, Grocery, Indoor & Outdoor Nursery, Antique Loft, Festivals & Events.

Fall Events

ZooBoo (Pittsburgh Zoo)

When: October 19th & 20th, October 26th & 27th 10 am - 3 pm

Creep on over to ZooBoo at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for a Zoo-wide Halloween party!

Come dressed in your favorite costume for the all-new, not-so-scary Trick-Or-Treat Trail sponsored by Allegheny Health Network. Head into the Pumpkin Patch Pavilion for the Monster Mash Dance Off. Or stop by the indoor PPG Aquarium for more goodies. Rain or shine, it’s a ghoulishly good time!

Plus, the animals will be celebrating with their own Halloween-themed treats too.

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Happy Hauntings (Kennywood Park)

When: Select Afternoons October 5th Through October 27th

With the sweet smell of fall in the air, Kennywood transforms into a festival of fun! Pumpkins replace flowers, and cornstalks sprout up throughout the park. Young riders can enjoy Kiddieland and favorites such as the Merry-Go-Round, Auto Race, and Jack Rabbit. Plus, Thomas Town™, trick-or-treating, hayrides, and more! Enjoy traditional fun fall activities in the one-of-a-kind setting of Kennywood!

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Kids Day at Hundred Acres Manor

When: September 29th and October 20th, 11 am 

Children can journey thru the manor with the lights on and a scare-free environment featuring the actors in fun interactive costumes. The day will be full of activities, events and giveaways.

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Laser Family Halloween (Buhl Planetarium - Carnegie Science Center)

When: Daily at 2 pm  

Eerie lasers, darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghost Busters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, and your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this chilling good time! 

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Laser Stranger Things (Buhl Planetarium - Carnegie Science Center)

When: Saturdays at 4 pm  

Take a trip to the upside-down in the safety of the dome! Experience the ’80s tunes and soundscapes from the show reinterpreted in vibrant laser light. (Eggos not included.)  

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