Friday Night-October 18

IKEA Family Halloween Party

Enjoy a special Halloween Buffet plus trick-or-treat and participate in activities throughout the IKEA Store at Robinson Town Center.

Times: 5-8pm

Cost:$12.99/adult, $4.99 for kids 12 and under with discounts if you have IKEA Family Card.  Register in advance.

Location:  2001 Park Manor Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

 

Creatures of the Night at Beechwood Farms and Nature Reserve

Take a guided tour of the trails at Beechwood Farms and find costumed nocturnal creatures along the way! Snacks and crafts are included.

Times: 6:30-8pm on the half hour

Cost: $6/member $10/nonmember, register in advance

Location: 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Both Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20

KDKA Zoo Boo at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Trek through the Pittsburgh Zoo while collecting candy, participating in activities, and even taking part in a costume contest!

Times: 11am-4pm

Cost: Adults $14, Children $12, Children under 2 are free, Members free, No reservations needed

Location: 7340 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

TapeScape Opening Weekend at the Children’s Museum

Explore the newest special exhibit at the Children’s Museum, TapeScape.  It’s an indoor landscape/playspace constructed entirely of 100s of rolls of packing tape!

Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Cost: Members Free, Adults $13, Children $12

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

 

Opening of Fall Flower Show and Garden Railroad at Phipps Conservatory

It’s the first weekend of the beautiful Fall Flower Show.  In addition, the Garden Railroad returns in the South Conservatory with a prehistoric theme this year!

Times: 9:30am-5pm

Cost: Members free, Adults $15, Children $11, Free parking!

Location: 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Hallowboo at Idlewild Park

Enjoy Halloween and Fall-themed fun at Idlewild Amusement Park.  There’s trick-or-treating, a hay maze, Halloween entertainment PLUS a lot of the regular season rides are open too!

Times: Noon-6pm

Cost: $29.99/person with discount coupons available at Giant Eagle.  Also you can buy online to save!

Location:  Idlewild Amusement Park, Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658

 

The Rubber Duck Project

View the Giant Rubber Duck moored at Point State Park! Last weekend!

Cost: Free

Location: Point State Park, 101 Commonwealth Place

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.

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

 

Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm Harvest Festival

Enjoy Fall-related activities!

Times: 10-5pm

Cost: $7/person

Location: 1120 Roosevelt Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237

 

Saturday, October 19

South Park Hay Day Fall Festival

A free Fall Festival with hayrides, pumpkin painting, pony rides, petting zoo, and lots more!

Times: 12-4pm

Cost: Free

Location: South Park Amphitheater, Corrigan Dr on Brownsville Rd.

 

Creatures of the Night at Beechwood Farms and Nature Reserve

Take a guided tour of the trails at Beechwood Farms and find costumed nocturnal creatures along the way! Snacks and crafts are included.

Times: 6:30-8pm on the half hour

Cost: $6/member $10/nonmember, register in advance

Location: 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Depreciation Lands Museum Family Lantern Tours

Take a family friendly guided tour of the Museum and cemetery by lantern light with tales of superstitions and customs from the past, a visit from “The Deacon,” the Museum’s resident ghost, and enjoy cookies and hot cider!

Times: 6-9pm every 15 minutes

Cost: $5/adult, $3/children

Location: 4743 S. Pioneer Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101

 

October Night at the Zoo at Living Treasures Animal Park

Explore the Moraine Living Treasures Animal Park at night–with only torches to light the walkways!  See many unusual nocturnal animals!

Times: 7-11pm

Cost: Adults $10.99, Kids 3 and older $7.99 (if they bring a carved or decorated pumpkin, kids get in free!)

Location: 268 Fox Road, New Castle, PA 16101

 

Sunday, October 20

Owl-O-Ween at the National Aviary

Celebrate Halloween at the National Aviary with a Halloween party, trick-or-treating, crafts, and nocturnal birds!

Times: 11am-3pm

Cost: Adults $13, children $11, children under two are free, no reservations needed

Location: 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

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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