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Apple Castle - New Wilmington, PA
Not PYO. They grow more than twenty varieties of apples and falsh pasteurize their own apple cider with no added preservatives.Their fall festival is held the second Saturday in October with kids crafts, wagon rides, live music and more.Six generations of the Johnston family have grown apples on this family orchard for more than 150 years.It was started by Josiah Smith Johnston in 1861 and is now worked by Steve and Ashley Johnston.
Brown’s Orchard and Cider - McDonald, PA
Not PYO. They offer more than twenty varieties of pre-picked apples.They claim to have the best darn cider that is made on a cider press dating to the 1930s.They generally start pressing cider at the middle or end of October with frozen cider available until then.They are located southwest of Pittsburgh near Canonsburg.
Half Crown Hill Orchard - McDonald, PA
A family owned and operated farm with PYO apples run by Don and Jan Senovich.Orchard is composed of dwarf trees putting the fruit within reach of your children.They grow more than ten varieties of apples that ripen between late August and early November, including gala, honeycrisp, golden delicious, jonagold and autumn rose fuji.They also grow pumpkins.Located west of Pittsburgh near Imperial.
Norman’s Orchard - Tarentum, PA
Pick your own and pre-picked apples available.They grow mostly heirloom apples, which are bred for flavor rather than durability and appearance.Fruit is sold by the pound, peck, half-bushel and bushel.The orchard was founded by Robert K. and Sara Norman, who purchased the farm in 1947.It is now run by Jeff and Leslie Norman.Open daily from June 1 to October 31.It is located 20 miles north of Pittsburgh off the Pittsburgh Mills exit of Route 28.
Schramm’s Farms and Orchards - Jeannette, PA
This Jeannette farm’s fall festival has a pick your own pumpkin field, apple picking, play hay and corn stalk maze. It is open October 1st through October 31st. There are also pony rides and hay rides. The market offers apple cider made from their own apples. A family owned and operated farm that has been growing fresh fruits and vegetables in the Pittsburgh area since 1864. The address is 1002 Blank Road, Jeannette, PA. It is 24 miles east of Pittsburgh.
Shenot Farm - Marshall Township, PA
A sustainable farm located 16 miles north of Pittsburgh. On weekends in the fall, they offer free hayrides to their patch and corn maze. They grow 25 varieties of apples, including several that ripen during pumpkin season. Try their apple cider, which was awarded first place at the apple cider contest at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. They also make fifty varieties of homemade fudge. This Wexford farm has been operated by the Shenot family since 1854. Open the last weekend in September and every weekend in October, plus Columbus Day. They are physically located at 3754 Wexford Run Road, Marshall Township, PA.
Simmons Farm - McMurray, PA
Apple picking of gala, fui, red delicious, empire and more varieties of apples from late summer until the end of October.Five acres of pumpkins, four acre corn maze, two acre mini maze, hayrides, petting zoo and play area.Weekend activities include butterfly hut, pumpkin catapult, apple sling shot and pumpkin carving display.Night hayrides are available on Saturday evenings with bonfires and roasting sticks.
Soergel Orchards - Wexford, PA
Pick your own pumpkins and hayrides. Hot apple cider and amish-made donuts. Full scale bakery offers fresh baked pies seven days a week. They also sell Amish furniture and a line of natural, wheat-free, gluten-free and allergen-free products. The first Wednesday of each month is Customer Appreciation Day, with 10% off. About the farm: It was started in the mid-1850s when their family settled on the land and began planting apple trees. The address is 2573 Brandt School Rd., Wexford, PA. It is 15 miles north of Pittsburgh.
Triple B Farms - Monongahela, PA
Just 21 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh, there’s a pick-your-own farm offering the ability to pick fruit from May through October. Starting the year with strawberries and raspberries, they offer apple and pumpkin picking on weekends in September and October. They have the standard farm fare of course, with hayrides, farm animals and a playground for kids. But they offer so much more such as Spookley, the Square Pumpkin Weekend (first weekend in October)! Take a walk through Storybook Pumpkinland, with 250 pumpkin-headed characters from nursery rhymes and children’s, too. We’re sure they have more fun planned for the rest of October where it will be action-packed!