Friday Night, September 27

The Rubber Duck Bridge Party

Welcome The Rubber Duck to Pittsburgh and to the United States for the first time at the kickoff event of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. Festivities for the evening include the appearance of the 4-story high, three-story wide Rubber Duck, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Night Market on the bridge with food and art vendors, and music

Times: 5:30 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Sixth Street Bridge


Both Saturday and Sunday: September 28 and 29th

Soergel Orchards Fall Festival

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 Family Pumpkin and Apple Festival 

Enjoy Fall-themed activities including hay rides, pumpkin and apple picking, face painting, pony rides, etc.  Also, it’s Make-Your-Own-Scarecrow Weekend.

Cost: Play-all-Day Wristband $11/child and $8/adult, pony rides and face painting ($4)

Location: 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela PA 15063


Simmons Farm Fall Activities

Enjoy Fall-related activities including a corn maze, hayride, pumpkin picking, and Pick-Your-Own Apples

Times: 9am-5:45pm

Cost: Various prices depending on which activities you want to do.  $13 for ALL fall activities, hayride, and any size pumpkin

Location: 170 Simmons Road, McMurray Pa 15317


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 (last weekend) 

Times: 10:30-6:30pm

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

Location: 112 Renaissance Lane, West Newton, PA 15089


Saturday, September 28

Hartwood Acres Hay Day (also featuring the Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival)

Celebrate Fall with this FREE event.  Hayrides, hay maze, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, pony rides, face painting, etc.

Times: 11am-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: Hartwood Acres Amphitheater


RADical Days Free Kids Nature Walk

Enjoy a special walk geared toward children through the beautiful Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

Times: 10-11am

Cost: Free

Location: 614 Dorseyville Rd (Fox Chapel)


Kid City Rockers World Party

Enjoy a world music dance party with your kids hosted by DJ Kelly Mom!

Times: 2-6pm

Cost: $5/adult, kids free (1 adult/4 children)

Location: 3577 Mcclure Ave, Pittsburgh PA


Sunday, September 29

RADical Days 2013

Free admission to the Andy Warhol Museum (10am-5pm), the Carnegie Science Center (10-5pm), the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (10-5pm), Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History (Noon-5pm), Mattress Factory (1-5pm)

See website for locations of specific museums

RADical Days RiverQuest

Explore the world’s first green educational vessel for free science activities

Times: 11am-3pm

Cost: Free (but fee for parking)

Location: One Allegheny Avenue (North Shore-Near Carnegie Science Center)


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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