All Weekend: September 21-22

Soergel Orchards Fall Festival Kickoff 

Celebrate Fall with TONS of children’s activities including pumpkin picking, hayrides, pony rides, corn maze, and LOTS MORE!

Times: 11am-5pm

Cost: Free, but food and selected activities cost money

Location: 2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090


Triple B Farms Pick-Your-Own-Apples 

Time: 10am-4pm

Cost: Free to participate, but must purchase apples

Location: 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela PA 15063


Penn’s Colony Festival 

Learn more about the French and Indian War era while exploring a colonial fair filled with craftsman, entertainment, food, and activities for adults and children!

Time: Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-5pm

Cost: Adults: $7, Seniors $6, Children 8-15 yo $5, Children < 7 Free

Location: 365 Saxonburg Blvd., Saxonburg, PA 16056


Gemini Children’s Theater:  Little Mermaid 

An original, interactive, musical adventure under the sea!

Times: 1pm and 3:30pm

Cost: $12 for adults and children, tickets can be purchased online or at the door

Location: 7501 Penn Avenue, Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, PA 15208


The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival 

Times: 10:30-6:30pm

Cost: $14.95/adult and $7/child (online)

Location: 112 Renaissance Lane, West Newton, PA 15089


“The Lion King” at the Benedum

Please click on the link above for information on available showtimes and ticket prices

Location: The Benedum Theater, 7th Street between Liberty and Penn Ave.


Saturday, September 21

Dollar Bank’s Junior Great Race

Children 12 years and under can take part in their own Great Race.  Separate events for older children, toddlers and preschoolers, and even crawling and toddling babies!

Location: Point State Park

Time: Noon

Cost: $8


RADical Day at the Frick Art & Historical Center

Explore Clayton, the restored Frick mansion, discover amazing vehicles at the Car and Carriage Museum and experience fine art at The Frick Art Museum. Scavenger hunts, games, art activities.

Location: 7227 Reynolds Street (Point Breeze)

Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: Free


The Award-Winning Alcosan Annual Open House

Learn about protecting our environment with your children at Alcosan’s Open House with activities, exhibits, food, and games!

Location: 3300 Preble Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

Time: 9am-4pm

Cost: Free


Worldwide Day of Play at the Children’s Museum

Celebrate being physically fit with your kids at the Children’s Museum at a family dance party, in the new Ball exhibit, and get a new pedometer!

Location: 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: Admission fees apply


Sunday, September 22

The JCC’s Wild Rumpus Race

Participate in a family-friendly obstacle course race at the JCC’s Family Park.  Inspired by “Where the Wild Things Are.”

Location: Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park, 259 Rosecrest Dr. Monroeville PA


  • 8:30-9 am: Registration
  • 9 am: Free Kids Play Area opens
  • 9:15 am: First Heat—every 15 minutes from there
  • 11 am: Kids Race (8 and under)
  • 11:30 am: Youths ages 9-11 Added Challenges


September Registration:

  • $40 member / $60 community (adult 13+)
  • $15 member / $20 community (child, 5-12)

Day-of Registration

  • $45 member / $65 community (adult 13+)
  • $18 member / $25 community (child, 5-12)
Nadine Champsi

Nadine Champsi

I am a doctor turned write-at-home-mom who runs the Pittsburgh Mommy Blog and is editor of Kidsburgh. I have two wonderful young children and am happily married. My interests include cooking, green-living, gardening, being in the outdoors, listening to great music, checking out the city's cool art, coming up with creative things to do with my kids, and having as many adventures as I can!
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