Fall Harvest Fun in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

When the warm summer winds pass, the tree foliage turns and the cool autumn breezes settle in, you know it's time for fall harvest festival days in Pittsburgh. One of the better-known fall festivals takes place at Soergel Orchards in the North Hills of Pittsburgh in Wexford, Pennsylvania. During weekends from mid-September through October visitors can expect a wide variety of festive fall activities.

Fall Festival
Soergel Orchards fall harvest festival is a great family friendly event. The sights, smells and sounds of the fall festival completely surround visitors making for a true autumn farmstead experience. Parents and children alike will enjoy all there is to do at the orchard during fall festival time.
  • Hayrides
  • Pony rides
  • Games
  • Corn maze
  • Miniature village
  • Homemade donuts
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Giant slide and bouncy house
  • Petting zoo
  • Butterfly house
  • Kettle corn
  • Corn roast
  • BBQ
  • Ice cream
Pick Your Own
Pumpkin harvest begins in October. Enjoy a tractor ride into the fields and find that perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin for Halloween. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this timeless classic harvest ritual.

Arsenal Cider
The Arsenal Cider House offers hard cider to patrons 21 and over. The Cider house has 9 taps with different varieties of ciders made from Soergel Orchards apples. This is a definite fall harvest treat for adults.

Soergel's Market
There are so many treats and unique gifts to choose from at Soergel's Market you'll need plenty of time to browse the shop. You'll find your favorite seasonal pumpkin and apple pies and pastries as well as fresh apple cider by the gallon. There are plenty of Soergel's private label items like jams, butters and snacks to enjoy. Peruse a wide selection of Arrowhead wines as well. Don't forget your corn stalks, hay bales and Halloween and autumn decorations.

Soergel Orchards is definitely a one-of-a-kind fall harvest festival experience located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

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Scott Kozelnik has called the North Hills of Pittsburgh home since 2003. As an historian and writer, he's been published by Arcadia Publishing - Images of America, the West Virginia Encyclopedia and can be found floating out in the blogoshpere. He manages the Pittsburgh.net events blog and social media assets.