8 Things to do this Fall

With fall officially here, we thought it was only fitting to create a list of some of the events we’re looking forward to, happening in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

Kennywood Phantom Fright Night
Fridays & Saturdays from September 30 – October 29
Plus Sundays, October 9 and 30

Each year, as the summer comes to a close, your favorite amusement park becomes home to eerie ghouls and creatures for Phantom Fright Nights. For those seeking thrills and fright, this theme park features a number of haunted rides and attractions that are sure to impress.

Thursday – Sunday throughout October

A team of Pittsburgh artists and builders work year round to create one of America’s Scariest Haunted Houses and the world has taken notice. ScareHouse has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and has been featured on a number of other national media outlets. If you’re seeking haunted thrills for your weekend plans look no further.

Seven Springs Autumnfest
Weekends in October

Seven Springs’ Annual Autumnfest offers three different themed weekends:  Pumpkin Weekend, Chocolate & Chili Weekend, and Kids’ Halloween & Big Trucks Weekend. Visitors can enjoy live musical entertainment, discover the unexpected with a variety of novelty performers, or hop on the chairlift for an aerial view of the fiery colors of autumn. Artisans and crafters from far and wide will have their handmade creations on display for purchase.

Carnegie Science Center 21+ Rocky Horror Science Show
Friday, October 14, 2016

Celebrate the Halloween season with Rocky Horror and the Carnegie Science Center. The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players, Pittsburgh’s official Rocky Horror Picture Show floorshow cast will be performing a medley of Rocky Horror numbers. Then, discover the science of reanimation with their live science show, Frankenscience. Enjoy live music from local rock band Expen$e, four floors of exhibits, and cash bars!

Fort Ligonier Days
October 14-16, 2016

Fort Ligonier Days, one of the American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in America”, is a 3-day festival that commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French and Indian War, fought on October 12, 1758. This outstanding outdoor festival is celebrating its 57th year. Visit the fort, catch the parade and live entertainment, or stop by the many craft and food vendors. If you’re looking for something more physical to participate in, be sure to sign up for the Fort Ligonier Days 5K race happening on Sunday.

The Frick’s Craft Beers & Classic Cars
Friday, October 21, 2016

This 21 and over event, includes six local breweries, food trucks, and fun car crafts under a tent in the Car and Carriage Museum Courtyard. Breweries included in this year’s event:  Grist House, Voodoo Brewery, Full Pint Brewing, East End – Brewery Taproom, Apis Mead & Winery, and Four Seasons Brewing Company & Pub. Every ticket includes a collector’s edition tasting glass and unlimited beer samples from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Reserve your ticket by October 14 for a $5 discount.

3 Rivers Film Festival
November 16-20, 2016

Featured films haven’t been released yet, but this year’s film festival will surely be a hit. Three Rivers Film Festival is the oldest and largest in the region. Celebrating independent cinema for 35 years!

Downtown Pittsburgh Light-Up Night
Friday, November 18, 2016

Of course no list is complete without Downtown Pittsburgh’s Light-Up Night. The 2016 holiday season doesn’t officially kick off until the tree is lit. The annual event attracts large crowds so be sure to head dahntown early! Guests will be able to enjoy fireworks, music, family fun, and the opening of the People’s Gas Holiday Market which will remain open until December 23.


For more information on any of these events, be sure to click the links provided.


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