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Top 10 Posts of 2013


Coolest Family on the Block: Top 10 Posts of 2013

Here are Coolest Family on the Block’s Top 10 Most Popular Posts published in 2013 and the Top 10 Most Popular overall.

CFOTB Top 10 Posts of 2013
I wrote less than 20 posts this year, so there wasn’t a lot of competition for the top 10.
I’m a slacker.

10. Artist and Masterpiece Sibling Costumes
Artist and Masterpiece Sibling Costumes (Coolest Family on the Block)

9. Santa Proof: Watch Santa feed his reindeer LIVE! (Free)
Watching Santa feed his reindeer

8. Uncle Ugly’s Christmas Sweater Jamboree 2012
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7. Half Birthday Celebrations
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6. Santa Proof: Photos of Santa in your home!
Photos of Santa in your home!

5. Product Review: Blackout EZ Window Covers
Product Review Blackout EZ Window Covers

4. 50+ Ideas for the Thanksgiving Kids’ Table
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3. How to Make Shadow Puppets (Links)
Great activity for Groundhog Day, Halloween, or any time of year!
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2. Santa Proof: Magical Santa Bootprints
Santa Proof: Santa leave sooty boot prints

1. Christmas Traditions: Gift Wrapped Doorway
Christmas Morning Tradition: Gift Wrap Doorway

CFOTB Top 10 Posts

10. Ladybug Picnic Birthday Party
Ladybug Picnic Party

9. Easter Bunny Paw Print Trail
Bunny Paw Print Trail

8. Pink and Green Polka Dots and Cupcakes Birthday Party
Polka Dots and Cupcakes 1st Birthday Party

7. Free Printable Santa Paper (Links)
Free Printable Santa Paper!

6. Hot Air Balloon Crafts (Links)
50+ Hot Air Balloon Snacks and Crafts

5. 30+ April Fools Pranks to Play on Your Kids (Links)
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4. Ribbon Topiary Video Tutorial
Ribbon Topiary Video Tutorial

3. 10 EASY Dr. Seuss Snacks
10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks

2. Police Officer Crafts (Links)
Police Officer Crafts

1. FREE Dr. Seuss Fonts (Links)
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What was your favorite Coolest Family on the Block blog post this year? Let me know in the comments!

Related Posts:
Top 10 Posts of 2011 / Top 10 Posts of 2010 / Bottom 10 Posts of 2010


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Beaver County PA Fall Festivals October 2012 (Local)


Looking for something to do in Beaver County, PA or the Greater Pittsburgh Area?
Click the orange button below for the 2013 list of fall events!

Follow our Facebook page for local events! Click below!
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CLICK BELOW FOR THE FALL 2013 QUICK LIST

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THE BELOW EVENTS LISTED ARE FOR 2012.

FOR AN UPDATED LIST FOR 2013 PLEASE CLICK THE ORANGE BUTTON ABOVE!

*PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE WEATHER MANY/MOST EVENTS OUTDOORS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED OR POSTPONED. I HAVE NOT UPDATED THAT INFO IN THIS POST, YOU WILL NEED TO CHECK INDIVIDUAL WEBSITES AND FACEBOOK PAGES FOR INFO.*

*ALMOST ALL BEAVER COUNTY TRICK-OR-TREAT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SATURDAY NOVEMBER 03, 2012 (times vary).*
Updates can be found here.
(I did not preview the video included in that post, so I do not know what it contains. Please use caution around little eyes and ears.)

If you’re looking for a place to have some fall family fun in Beaver County, PA this October…you’ve come to the right place! Fall, autumn, harvest, and Halloween festivals, fairs, celebrations, craft shows, parades, and trick-or-treat in Western PA’s greater Pittsburgh area. Who knew there was so much to do in Beaver County?!

I’ve also added a few festivals and events that are happening in Western, PA but they’re outside of Beaver County. They might be worth the drive!


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Check the Local: Beaver County, PA page for updates and a “Quick List” of October events. Click here for a list of Pittsburgh Area Pumpkin Patches.

*New events that have been added since the original post was published on 9/22/2012 will be in red text until the event is over. This should make it easy to scroll down the list to find new events.

Bookmark this link as I’ll be adding more events to the list as information becomes available. Continue to check my blog (subscribe here) as I’ll be posting information about pumpkin patches in the Pittsburgh area.

(If you know of an event in Beaver County not listed here and would like to add it to this list, please email me at coolfamilyblog (at) yahoo (dot) com. Sending a website link or flier (pdf or jpeg) with more information is appreciated!)

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BEAVER COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Farmers Markets listed here

FALL in PA
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EVENTS BY DATE

SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

NEW BRIGHTON CHILDREN’S HARVEST FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 29, 2012 11AM-2PM
Townsend Park 600 block of 3rd Ave, New Brighton, PA
Come join us at Townsend Park for the Children’s Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The Harvest Festival will take place from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Fun for the entire family including pumpkin painting, children’s games, cider, cookies, music, scariest pumpkin fax drawing contest, scare crow making, and fun for the entire family (Also found here)

ERNFEST HARMONIST HARVEST FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 29, 2012 10AM-5PM
Sunday, September 30, 2012 12PM-5PM
Old Economy Village
270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge
$10 Adults $9 Seniors $6 Children <2 Free
Learn how the Harmonists celebrated the harvest and prepared for the long winter. Churn butter, make Apple Schnitz, press apples for cider, watch craftsmen demonstrate their skills and much more! Enjoy Village tours, Harmonist music, family friendly activities, carriage rides, hot dogs, ice cream and lemonade. Homemade German food will be available at St. John’s Lutheran Church across the street from the Village. Also here

SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

ERNFEST HARMONIST HARVEST FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 29, 2012 10AM-5PM
Sunday, September 30, 2012 12PM-5PM
Old Economy Village
270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge
Churn butter, make Apple Schnitz, press apples for cider, watch craftsmen demonstrate their skills and much more! Enjoy Village tours, Harmonist music, family friendly activities, carriage rides, hot dogs, ice cream and lemonade. Homemade German food will be available at St. John’s Lutheran Church across the street from the Village.

OCTOBER 05, 2012

CHIPPEWA UNITED METHODIST FALL FESTIVAL

Friday, October 05, 2012 11AM-8PM
Saturday, October 06, 2012 9AM-5:30PM
Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Chippewa Twp, Beaver Falls, PA
Free for all ages
It’s an outside carnival. Great family fun with food, live entertainment, talent show, petting zoo, pony rides, balloon artist, crafts, gifts and lots more. 724-843-4828 Website / Facebook

FRANKLIN APPLEFEST
Located in beautiful Victorian Downtown Franklin, PA

Friday, October 05, 2012
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Sunday, October 07, 2012
*Arts & Crafts – Over 300 Vendors*Antique & Classic Car Show*5K Race for Any Pace*Kids’ Korner*Farmers’ Market*Free Entertainment*Food, Food & More Food

SMICKSBURG FALL FESTIVAL (Armstrong County)

Friday, October 05, 2012
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Apple Cider making demonstration, Local Apples and Pumpkins for Sale, Amish Buggy available for great pictures, Kettle Corn, Entertainment, Pumpkin butter, Apple cider, Sample Fall Dips, Free wagon rides through the Amish countryside, Clowns, Balloon Sculptures, Face Painting, Bake Sale, Fresh Baked Apple Dumplings, Homemade Ice Cream, Throwing Demonstrations and Smicksburg Crocks, Wine Tasting, Festival Foods, Pottery Demonstrations, DJ all weekend, Candle Dipping demonstrations on Friday and Saturday!
Potters Tour: October 20-21, 2012

OCTOBER 06, 2012

WHITE TOWNSHIP (BEAVER FALLS) COMMUNITY DAYS
Saturday, October 06, 2012 12PM
Minnemeyer Memorial Playground
Clayton Road in White Township Beaver Falls, PA 15010
FREE
The celebration begins at 12 noon and includes food, games, and fall fun.

VANPORT FALL FESTIVAL
Vanport Volunteer Fire Station Social Hall
435 Jefferson Street, Vanport
Saturday, October 06, 2012 7AM-5PM
FREE
Pancake Breakfast $5.50 7AM-11AM
Fun for the whole family. Entertainment, food booths, dunk tank, funhouse, children’s games and lots more! 724-774-6420

FALL CRAFT SHOW & SALE
Hookstown American Legion, 1265 State Route 168, Georgetown
Saturday, October 06, 2012 10AM-3PM
Sunday, October 07, 2012 10AM-3PM
FREE
Many local crafters. Seasonal candles, handmade wooden items, pet toys, dolls and more. Ladies Auxiliary will have homemade food for sale. 412-897-0100

CHIPPEWA UNITED METHODIST FALL FESTIVAL

Friday, October 05, 2012 11AM-8PM
Saturday, October 06, 2012 9AM-5:30PM
Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Chippewa Twp, Beaver Falls, PA
Free for all ages
It’s an outside carnival. Great family fun with food, live entertainment, talent show, petting zoo, pony rides, balloon artist, crafts, gifts and lots more. 724-843-4828 Website / Facebook

FRANKLIN APPLEFEST
Located in beautiful Victorian Downtown Franklin, PA

Friday October 05, 2012
Saturday October 06, 2012
Sunday October 07, 2012
*Arts & Crafts – Over 300 Vendors*Antique & Classic Car Show*5K Race for Any Pace*Kids’ Korner*Farmers’ Market*Free Entertainment*Food, Food & More Food

SMICKBURG FALL FESTIVAL (Armstrong County)

Friday October 05, 2012
Saturday October 06, 2012
Sunday October 07, 2012
Potters Tour: October 20-21, 2012

HOMEWOOD 23rd ANNUAL HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL

Saturday October 06, 2012 10AM-6PM
Sunday October 07, 2012 10AM-6PM
Village of Homewood Junction, Village Center & Buttermilk Falls
Homewood Borough, Beaver Falls, PA
FREE
Annual festival held the first weekend in October with living history area encampment (Civil War period), food, crafts, vendor booths, wagon and pony rides, live entertainment and music, all-you-can-eat fireman’s breakfast, Civil War re-enactments, car cruise both days, children’s area with amusements and more. Campfire gathering at Buttermilk Falls. Free shuttle. 724-846-8022 Heritage Days

ST. ELIJAH SERBIAN FOOD FESTIVAL

Saturday October 06, 2012
Sunday October 07, 2012
St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, 2200 Main Street, Aliquippa

29th Annual HICKORY APPLE FESTIVAL
Firehall Grounds 106 Main Street (Route 50) Hickory, Pa. 15340

Saturday, October 06, 2012 10AM-6PM (Pancake Breakfast 7AM)
Sunday, October 07, 2012 10AM-6PM (Pancake Breakfast 7AM)
Kettle Corn, Homemade Food, Homemade Crafts, Craft Demonstrations, Children’s Activities, Live Entertainment
Watch Crafters Demonstrate Their Skills: Wood Burning, Rug Making, Wood Carving, Basket Weaving, Pottery Wheel, Quilting and Spinning, Broom Making, Tole Painting, Plus More…
Children’s Activities: Apple Bobbing Contest, Apple Pie Eating Contest, Petting Zoo, Hay Rides (Parents ride also), Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Moon Walk, Fire Safety House, Plus More…

OCTOBER 07, 2012

FALL CRAFT SHOW & SALE
Hookstown American Legion, 1265 State Route 168, Georgetown
Saturday, October 06, 2012 10AM-3PM
Sunday, October 07, 2012 10AM-3PM
FREE
Many local crafters. Seasonal candles, handmade wooden items, pet toys, dolls and more. Ladies Auxiliary will have homemade food for sale. 412-897-0100

FRANKLIN APPLEFEST
Located in beautiful Victorian Downtown Franklin, PA

Friday October 05, 2012
Saturday October 06, 2012
Sunday October 07, 2012
*Arts & Crafts – Over 300 Vendors*Antique & Classic Car Show*5K Race for Any Pace*Kids’ Korner*Farmers’ Market*Free Entertainment*Food, Food & More Food

SMICKBURG FALL FESTIVAL (Armstrong County)

Friday October 05, 2012
Saturday October 06, 2012
Sunday October 07, 2012
Potters Tour: October 20-21, 2012

HOMEWOOD 23rd ANNUAL HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL

Saturday October 06, 2012 8AM-5PM
Sunday October 07, 2012 8AM-5PM
Village of Homewood Junction, Village Center & Buttermilk Falls, Homewood Borough, Beaver Falls, PA
Free for all ages
Annual festival held the first weekend in October with living history area, food, crafts, vendor booths, wagon and pony rides, live entertainment and music, all-you-can-eat fireman’s breakfast, Civil War re-enactments, car cruise both days. Campfire gathering at Buttermilk Falls. Free shuttle. 724-843-1246 Heritage Days

ST. ELIJAH SERBIAN FOOD FESTIVAL

Saturday October 06, 2012
Sunday October 07, 2012
St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, 2200 Main Street, Aliquippa

29th Annual HICKORY APPLE FESTIVAL
Firehall Grounds 106 Main Street (Route 50) Hickory, Pa. 15340

Saturday, October 06, 2012 10AM-6PM (Pancake Breakfast 7AM)
Sunday, October 07, 2012 10AM-6PM (Pancake Breakfast 7AM)
Kettle Corn, Homemade Food, Homemade Crafts, Craft Demonstrations, Children’s Activities, Live Entertainment
Watch Crafters Demonstrate Their Skills: Wood Burning, Rug Making, Wood Carving, Basket Weaving, Pottery Wheel, Quilting and Spinning, Broom Making, Tole Painting, Plus More…
Children’s Activities: Apple Bobbing Contest, Apple Pie Eating Contest, Petting Zoo, Hay Rides (Parents ride also), Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Moon Walk, Fire Safety House, Plus More…

OCTOBER 12, 2012

18th Annual QUILT SHOW
HOLY FAMILY PARISH 1851 3rd Ave New Brighton, PA 15066

Friday October 12, 2012 10AM-5PM
Saturday October 13, 2012 10AM-5PM
Sunday October 14, 2012 11AM-4PM
Admission $7 / Children 12 & under Free

OCTOBER 13, 2012

MONACA APPLE FEST
Saturday October 13, 2012 10AM-2PM
Monaca United Methodist Church
813 Indiana Avenue Monaca, PA 15061
Free for all ages
Apple Butter, Apple Dumplings, Bake Sale, Food, Rummage Sale, Craft Vendors, Face Painting by Kathy’s Clown, Pumpkin decorating, Kids Korner. Fun for the whole family. 724-775-6702 http://www.timesonline.com/calendar/holiday/apple-fest/event_91b5afb6-ff83-11e1-a0f6-101f742c6b0c.html

BADEN APPLEFEST
Saturday October 13, 2012 10AM-6PM
Baden Borough Building Complex, State Street, Baden PA
Applefest event with ethnic food, music, live entertainment, art show, farmer’s market, community flea market, car cruise, children’s Old World art and craft stations, pony rides, petting zoo, artisans and crafters. 724-630-3418 or badenapplefest (at) gmail.com

18th Annual QUILT SHOW
HOLY FAMILY PARISH 1851 3rd Ave New Brighton, PA 15066

Friday October 12, 2012 10AM-5PM
Saturday October 13, 2012 10AM-5PM
Sunday October 14, 2012 11AM-4PM
Admission $7 / Children 12 & under Free

CENTER TWP FALL FEST

Saturday, October 13, 2012 12PM-6PM Rain or Shine
Fred Taddeo Municipal Park
224 Center Grange Road, Center Township
FREE
Plenty of food, great games, pumpkin patch, hay rides and lots of fun for the whole family. Inflatable bounce houses, face painting, pumpkin patch, spin art, rock wall, hay rides, kid crafts, music, games, funnel cakes, food/refreshments
11AM Parade (Parade will meet at St. Frances Cabrini Church upper parking lot)
2PM Chili Contest
3PM Hot dog eating contest
4PM Corn hole contest

Website / Facebook Page / Facebook Post


BRIDGEWATER PUMPKINFEST
http://bridgewaterpa.com/Bridgewater,_PA/Pumpkinfest.html

Saturday October 13, 2012 10AM-3PM
Bridge Street, Bridgewater, PA
FREE for all ages
The annual Pumpkinfest event is a family fun day held the second Saturday in October with music, ventriloquist, vendors, arts and crafts, food, games and hayrides. New in 2012! Petting zoo! Pumpkinfest features a number of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Plus, there’s always plenty to eat while you’re enjoying live entertainment by some of our area’s most talented musicians. Be sure to bring the kids down for this wonderful celebration of the season! 724-775-1335 / (Also found here and here)
Check out the Cool Family’s experience at the 2009 Bridgewater Pumpkinfest

HOPEWELL FALLFEST 2012

Saturday October 13, 2012 11AM-5PM
Hopewell Community Park, 2500 Laird Avenue, Aliquippa, PA 15001
FREE All Ages
Hayrides, Crafters and Food Vendors, Paddleboats, Pumpkin Painting Contest, Wild Animal Show 4-5 pm, Petting Zoo, Games, Treats and Crafts for Kids 724-462-6236 / Website / Also here

Edgewood Baptist Church FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

Saturday October 13, 2012 11AM-4PM
Fall Harvest Festival is a free event.
Edgewood Baptist Church, Beaver Falls
Fall festival family day (rain or shine) at Edgewood Baptist Church is a blast for the whole family! Free food, ice cream, hay rides, games, prizes, fire truck, drama, music, bouncie houses, and lots of fun!

CCBC 25th ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN GATHERING

Saturday October 13, 2012 10AM-10PM
Sunday October 14, 2012 10AM-5PM
The Dome at Community College of Beaver County, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA
All ages. Spectators $4; children 5-12, $2; children under 5 free.
Native American dancing, food, crafters, traders, youth and scout programs, exhibits and educational seminars. / (Found here and here)

ZELIENOPLE COUNTRY FALL FESTIVAL

Saturday October 13, 2012 9AM-7PM
Sunday October 14, 2012 12PM-5PM
Admission: Free
Arts, Crafts & Entertainment, Live Music at the Gazebo, Farmer’s Market Market Tent Foods & Fall Decorations, Yoder’s homemade apple butter being made over an open fire, Visit Bob Geresti’s Musical Tent, Antiques & Collectible Market, The Cutt’ N Hut Chainsaw Carving, Pony Rides and Farm Friends, Homemade Hot Soup, Sandwich and Beverages! By “The Willing Workers” (11:00 am-7 pm Sat.)(Noon-5 pm Sun.), Homemade Foods and More Foods, Historic Encampments (Visit http://www.immofpa.com), Civil War Historians Encampment, Ambrose’s Antique Corn Grinding Machine, Beekeeper – Bee Displays, Antique Farm Equipment (Stand up Corn Sheller, Wooden Wheel Barrow, Walking Plow), Native American Historical Re-Creationist
FREE Horse Drawn Trolley/Wagon Rides: 11AM-7PM (Sat) / 12PM-5PM (Sun)
Kids Game Activity Alley, Bounces, Face Painting, Rock Climbing Wall/Euro Bungee: 10AM-7PM (Sat) 12PM-5PM (Sun)

FALL SOCIAL AT SOUTH SIDE VILLAGE

Saturday, October 13, 2012 11AM-3PM
Hookstown Fairgounds, 1198 State Route 168, Hookstown
Stroll through the village and visit the one-room school house, the blacksmith shop, the log cabin, the doctor’s office, the barn and the covered bridge. Enjoy the music of country and bluegrass music. Homemade pies, baked goods and sandwiches available. All welcome. Donations accepted. 724-899-4165 / Website / Facebook / (Also found here)

APPLE CASTLE FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR
Apple Castle, New Wilmington, PA


Saturday, October 13, 2012 9AM-5PM
*Bag-Your-Own Apples*Horse Drawn Wagon Rides*Dozens of Craft Exhibitors*Live Music & Entertainment*Fall Decorations-Pumpkins, Corn Stalks, Gourds*Fresh Cider, Donuts, and Much More!
Check out the Cool Family’s experience at the 2010 Apple Castle Fall Harvest Festival

VOLANT AUTUMN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Volant, PA


Saturday, October 13, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Volant is the place to be for peak autumn color! Enjoy the sights and smells of the season viewing craft demonstrations. The days events will include apple butter making demo, pumpkin decorating for the kids, a chili cook-off, a harvest market, and much more. It will be an enjoyable day for all.
Check out the Cool Family’s experience at the 2009 and 2011 Volant Autumn Pumpkin Festival

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS
Shaker Woods, Columbiana, OH

Saturdays and Sundays
October 13-14, 20-21, 2012 10AM-5PM
General admissions tickets will be on sale at the gate.
$7.00 per day Ages 13 and up (On sale at the gate) / FREE parking
The woods will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with each booth beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned holiday theme. Woodworkers, floral designers, blacksmiths, potters, tole painters, basket weavers and many others, delicious foods cooked in the old-fashioned way. Come and have an old-fashioned good time!

OCTOBER 14, 2012

18th Annual QUILT SHOW
HOLY FAMILY PARISH 1851 3rd Ave New Brighton, PA 15066

Friday October 12, 2012 10AM-5PM
Saturday October 13, 2012 10AM-5PM
Sunday October 14, 2012 11AM-4PM
Admission $7 / Children 12 & under Free

CCBC 25th ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN GATHERING

Saturday October 13, 2012 10AM-10PM
Sunday October 14, 2012 10AM-5PM
The Dome at Community College of Beaver County, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA
All ages. Spectators $4; children 5-12, $2; children under 5 free.
Native American dancing, food, crafters, traders, youth and scout programs, exhibits and educational seminars. / (Found here and here)

ZELIENOPLE COUNTRY FALL FESTIVAL

Saturday October 13, 2012 9AM-7PM
Sunday October 14, 2012 12PM-5PM
Admission: Free
Arts, Crafts & Entertainment, Live Music at the Gazebo, Farmer’s Market Market Tent Foods & Fall Decorations, Yoder’s homemade apple butter being made over an open fire, Visit Bob Geresti’s Musical Tent, Antiques & Collectible Market, The Cutt’ N Hut Chainsaw Carving, Pony Rides and Farm Friends, Homemade Hot Soup, Sandwich and Beverages! By “The Willing Workers” (11:00 am-7 pm Sat.)(Noon-5 pm Sun.), Homemade Foods and More Foods, Historic Encampments (Visit http://www.immofpa.com), Civil War Historians Encampment, Ambrose’s Antique Corn Grinding Machine, Beekeeper – Bee Displays, Antique Farm Equipment (Stand up Corn Sheller, Wooden Wheel Barrow, Walking Plow), Native American Historical Re-Creationist
FREE Horse Drawn Trolley/Wagon Rides: 11AM-7PM (Sat) / 12PM-5PM (Sun)
Kids Game Activity Alley, Bounces, Face Painting, Rock Climbing Wall/Euro Bungee: 10AM-7PM (Sat) 12PM-5PM (Sun)

VOLANT AUTUMN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Volant, PA


Saturday, October 13, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Volant is the place to be for peak autumn color! Enjoy the sights and smells of the season viewing craft demonstrations. The days events will include apple butter making demo, pumpkin decorating for the kids, a chili cook-off, a harvest market, and much more. It will be an enjoyable day for all.
Check out the Cool Family’s experience at the 2009 and 2011 Volant Autumn Pumpkin Festival

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS
Shaker Woods, Columbiana, OH

Saturdays and Sundays
October 13-14, 20-21, 2012 10AM-5PM
General admissions tickets will be on sale at the gate.
$7.00 per day Ages 13 and up (On sale at the gate) / FREE parking
The woods will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with each booth beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned holiday theme. Woodworkers, floral designers, blacksmiths, potters, tole painters, basket weavers and many others, delicious foods cooked in the old-fashioned way. Come and have an old-fashioned good time!

OCTOBER 20, 2012

CHIPPEWA TWP OCTOBERFEST
Chippewa Park on Klein Street

Saturday, October 20, 2012 1PM-3PM
Puppet Show starts at 1:30
Candy, prizes, face painting, crafts
Popcorn and refreshments provided

Click here, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Events” for details.

Beaver County YMCA TRICK OR TREAT
2236 Third Avenue, New Brighton, PA

Saturday, October 20, 2012 1PM-1:45PM and 1:45PM-2:30PM
FREE: Preregistration is required
Website / Facebook Post

TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL

Saturday October 20, 2012 6PM
Green Valley Park, 184 Snyder Drive, New Sewickley Township
Free for all ages
New Sewickley Township’s Recreation Board will hold their annual Trick or Treat Trail on October 20th at Green Valley Park starting at 6:00pm. This year’s event will be organized by Zoe Zayre a student at Freedom High School as her senior project.

MONACA FALLFEST


Saturday, October 20, 2012 10AM-5PM
PA Ave, Monaca, PA
Free for all ages
9:30AM: 5K Race
11:30AM: Halloween Parade
12:30PM-2PM: Chili Cook Off Contest in the firehouse
12:30pm-4:30pm: Live entertainment at the plaza
Features a 5-K Race, Halloween parade, entertainment, car cruise, D.J., children’s games, crafts, chili cook-off, food booths, pony rides, games, Children’s Pumpkin Patch, train rides, and car cruise. 724-775-9600 (Also here)

VICARY MANSION APPLEBUTTER FEST

Saturday, October 20, 2012 10AM-5PM
Vicary Mansion, 1235 Third Avenue, Freedom, PA
All ages/donations accepted.
Self-guided tours of the Vicary Mansion. Demonstrations of making apple butter in an outdoor kettle and bread making in a 19th century oven! View a special presentation on the history of Beaver County bridges. This year learn something new while our delicious applebutter is bubbling in the pot over an open fire! Instructors will be available to give you an introductory hands on experience in: Bobbin Lace, Tatting, Cross Stitch, Rug Hooking, Weaving, Spinning, Quilting/patchwork, Crochet, Knitting, Sewing a button, Basic Knots 724-775-1848

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS
Shaker Woods – Columbiana, OH

Saturdays and Sundays
October 13-14, 20-21, 2012 10AM-5PM
General admissions tickets will be on sale at the gate.
$7.00 per day Ages 13 and up (On sale at the gate) / FREE parking
The woods will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with each booth beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned holiday theme. Woodworkers, floral designers, blacksmiths, potters, tole painters, basket weavers and many others, delicious foods cooked in the old-fashioned way. Come and have an old-fashioned good time!

KDKA ZOOBOO

Saturday October 20, 2012 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 21, 2012 11AM-4PM
Saturday October 27, 2012 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 28, 2012 11AM-4PM
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, PA
Activities free with general admission
Enjoy Gymkhana’s Haunted Hideaway, the Docent Council Haunted House, all of your favorite animals, candy, and much more! While costumes are not required, they are certainly recommended! There is even a costume contest at Water’s Edge. Lots of candy stations will be set up along the Zoo path where you can collect treats. We will provide treat bags to children under the age of 13 until 3PM. The animals get special treats, toys, and pumpkins during the ZooBoo event. Have fun watching the animals enjoy the holiday, too!

OCTOBER 21, 2012

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS

Shaker Woods – Columbiana, OH
Saturdays and Sundays
October 13-14, 20-21, 2012 10AM-5PM
General admissions tickets will be on sale at the gate.
$7.00 per day Ages 13 and up (On sale at the gate) / FREE parking
The woods will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with each booth beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned holiday theme. Woodworkers, floral designers, blacksmiths, potters, tole painters, basket weavers and many others, delicious foods cooked in the old-fashioned way. Come and have an old-fashioned good time!

KDKA ZOOBOO

Saturday October 20, 2012 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 21, 2012 11AM-4PM
Saturday October 27, 2012 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 28, 2012 11AM-4PM
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, PA
Activities free with general admission
Enjoy Gymkhana’s Haunted Hideaway, the Docent Council Haunted House, all of your favorite animals, candy, and much more! While costumes are not required, they are certainly recommended! There is even a costume contest at Water’s Edge. Lots of candy stations will be set up along the Zoo path where you can collect treats. We will provide treat bags to children under the age of 13 until 3PM. The animals get special treats, toys, and pumpkins during the ZooBoo event. Have fun watching the animals enjoy the holiday, too!

OCTOBER 24, 2012

NEW BRIGHTON HALLOWEEN PARADE

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:30PM
3rd Ave 15th St to Townsend Park, Downtown New Brighton, PA
All welcome. 724-846-1870

OCTOBER 27, 2012

BEAVER FALL FESTIVAL/HALLOWEEN HOP
Downtown, Beaver, PA

Saturday, October 27, 2012 10AM-4PM
9AM Parade begins at Snitger’s Bicycle Store
FREE
Children visit downtown businesses for treats and enjoy entertainment, pony rides, food, games and lots more. 724-773-6700

BEAVER FALLS 3rd ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL/TRICK-OR-TREAT PARADE

Saturday, October 27, 2012 12PM-5PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012 12PM
FREE
In the Municipal Parking Lot on 8th Ave and 12th St Beaver Falls, PA
The parade beings the day with children 12 and younger marching in costumes on 7th Avenue for treats. Great entertainment, children activities, food booths, pumpkin painting, wild world of animals costume contest and more. 724-709-3386 / BF Recreation Board / Beaver Falls Events

AN EVENING of TALES & HAUNTINGS

Saturday October 27, 2012 6:30PM
Vicary Mansion, 1235 Third Avenue, Freedom, PA
All ages/donation.
Share your personal ghost stories with moderator Bob Bauder. The Vicary Mansion will be decorated with a haunting atmosphere. Two guided sessions will be held 9 P.M. and 10:30 P.M. by the International Parapsychology Research Foundation on exploring the methods of conducting a paranormal investigation. Pre-registration and fee for guided session only. 724-775-1848

BEAVER-LAWRENCE COUNCIL CRAFT SHOW

Saturday October 27, 2012
Sunday October 28, 2012
Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca, PA
Annual Labor Council Fall Craft Show 724-658-8528

KDKA ZOOBOO

Saturday October 20, 2012 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 21, 2012 11AM-4PM
Saturday October 27, 2012 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 28, 2012 11AM-4PM
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, PA
Activities free with general admission
Enjoy Gymkhana’s Haunted Hideaway, the Docent Council Haunted House, all of your favorite animals, candy, and much more! While costumes are not required, they are certainly recommended! There is even a costume contest at Water’s Edge. Lots of candy stations will be set up along the Zoo path where you can collect treats. We will provide treat bags to children under the age of 13 until 3PM. The animals get special treats, toys, and pumpkins during the ZooBoo event. Have fun watching the animals enjoy the holiday, too!

OCTOBER 28, 2012

BEAVER FALLS 3rd ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL/TRICK-OR-TREAT PARADE

Saturday, October 27, 2012 12PM-5PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012 12PM
FREE
In the Municipal Parking Lot on 8th Ave and 12th St Beaver Falls, PA
The parade beings the day with children 12 and younger marching in costumes on 7th Avenue for treats. Great entertainment, children activities, food booths, pumpkin painting, wild world of animals costume contest and more. 724-709-3386 / BF Recreation Board / Beaver Falls Events

BEAVER-LAWRENCE COUNCIL CRAFT SHOW

Saturday October 27, 2012
Sunday October 28, 2012
Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca, PA
Annual Labor Council Fall Craft Show 724-658-8528

KDKA ZOOBOO

Saturday October 20, 2012 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 21, 2012 11AM-4PM
Saturday October 27, 2012 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 28, 2012 11AM-4PM
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, PA
Activities free with general admission
Enjoy Gymkhana’s Haunted Hideaway, the Docent Council Haunted House, all of your favorite animals, candy, and much more! While costumes are not required, they are certainly recommended! There is even a costume contest at Water’s Edge. Lots of candy stations will be set up along the Zoo path where you can collect treats. We will provide treat bags to children under the age of 13 until 3PM. The animals get special treats, toys, and pumpkins during the ZooBoo event. Have fun watching the animals enjoy the holiday, too!

OCTOBER 29, 2012

ROSS PARK MALL WIDE TRICK OR TREAT

Monday October 29, 2012 6PM-8PM
Come on out to Ross Park Mall’s biggest Kidgit event of the year, the Halloween Kidgit Trick or Treat, on Monday, October 29th, from 6-8 pm! Jake and all the Kidgits are getting excited already. Radio Disney and the crew will be in Center Court providing music and fun activities as well! Who do YOU want to be???


BEAVER COUNTY TRICK OR TREAT

*ALMOST ALL BEAVER COUNTY TRICK-OR-TREAT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SATURDAY NOVEMBER 03, 2012 (times vary).*
Updates can be found here.
(I did not preview the video included in that post, so I do not know what it contains. Please use caution around little eyes and ears.)


*BEAVER VALLEY MALL WIDE TRICK OR TREAT
Wednesday October 31, 2012 6PM-7:30PM (This event is still scheduled (source here). Check their Facebook page for updates.)

*ROSS PARK MALL WIDE TRICK OR TREAT
Monday October 29, 2012 6PM-8PM

*Ambridge, PA Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6PM-8PM
*Beaver, PA Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6PM-8PM
*Bridgewater, PA Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6PM-8PM
*New Sewickley, PA Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6PM-8PM

Check out the Cool Family’s 2011 Trick-or-Treat experience at the Beaver Valley Mall!


FARMS and PUMPKIN PATCHES
A post with dates and information on fall festivals at the following farms and orchards is available here!
Cheeseman Farm – Portersville, PA
Harvest Valley Farms – Valencia, PA
Hozak Farms – Clinton, PA
Janoski’s – Clinton, PA
Jodikinos – Clinton, PA
Port Farm – Waterford, PA
Pumpkin Patch Trolley – Washington, PA
Reilly’s Summerseat Farm – Pittsburgh, PA
Renshaw Family Farm – Freeport, PA
Schramm Farms – Jeanette, PA
Shenot Farm – Wexford, PA
Simmons Farm – McMurray, PA
Soergels Orchards – Wexford, PA
Spring House Market – Washington, PA
Trax Farms – Finleyville, PA
Triple B Farms – Monongahela, PA
Wooden Nickel Buffalo Corn Maze Edinboro, PA
Woodward’s Orchard Beaver Falls, PA (Chippewa Twp)
Columbiana Maze Craze Columbiana, OH

LINKS TO LINKS
Fairs/Festivals – Western PA
Pumpkin Patches and more – Western PA

Have you attended one of the events listed here? Please tell us about your experience in the comments section.

Feel free to email pictures if you would like them featured on the blog. I hope your family has a fantastically fun-filled fall! 🙂

(If you know of an event in Beaver County not listed here and would like to add it to this list, please email me at coolfamilyblog (at) yahoo (dot) com. Sending an website link or flier (pdf or jpeg) with more information is appreciated!)

Related Posts:

*Pittsburgh Area Pumpkin Patches 2012
*Awesome Halloween Light Shows
*The Festival of Festivals 2010

*Trick-or-Treat 2011: At the Beaver Valley Mall
*Volant Autumn Pumpkin Festival 2011
*The Spring House 2010
*The Apple Castle 2010
*Fall Family Fun 2009
*Pumpkin Carving 2010
*Pumpkin Carving 2011
*Fall Front Porch 2010
*Ghosts of Halloween Past: My Childhood Halloweens
*How to make a Kleenex Box Halloween Costume
*Halloween Parade: Fall Fashion 2010
*Wordless Wednesday: Little Pumpkin
*Wordless Wednesday: Is that a pumpkin up your shirt?

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Pittsburgh Area Pumpkin Patches 2011


ATTENTION: This list is from October 2011. For an updated list please check here, my LOCAL page, or my LOCAL Facebook Page. Thank you.

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Please visit the individual websites for details on each farm’s activities:
Cheeseman Farm – Portersville, PA
Harvest Valley Farms – Valencia, PA
Hozak Farms – Clinton, PA
Janoski’s – Clinton, PA
Jodikinos – Clinton, PA
Port Farm – Waterford, PA
Pumpkin Patch Trolley – Washington, PA
Reilly’s Summerseat Farm – Pittsburgh, PA
Renshaw Family Farm – Freeport, PA
Schramm Farms – Jeanette, PA
Shenot Farm – Wexford, PA
Simmons Farm – McMurray, PA
Soergels Orchards – Wexford, PA
Spring House Market – Washington, PA
Trax Farms – Finleyville, PA
Triple B Farms – Monongahela, PA
Wooden Nickel Buffalo Corn Maze – Edinboro, PA
Woodward’s Orchard – Beaver Falls, PA (Chippewa Twp)
Columbiana Maze Craze – Columbiana, OH

PUMPKIN PATCHES
Listed alphabetically

CHEESEMAN FARM PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – Portersville, PA


SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS OCTOBER 2011 12PM-5PM
Festival Hayrides: $4.00 per person (ages 2 and up)
Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch (does not include price of pumpkin), Visit the Farm Animals, Run and Jump in the Hay Maze. Visit our snack bar for lunch or dinner. Visit our retail store to decorate your home, office, or classroom.
Cheeseman Fright Farm



HARVEST VALLEY FARMS FALL FESTIVAL – Valencia, PA
EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY OCTOBER 2011 10AM-5PM
Free Admission
You can take the hayride up on the hill to get a full view of the “harvest” valley, take a walk through the great pumpkin patch, and much more! Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin, Hayrides, Cornstalk Maze, Farm Animals, Concession Stand, Straw Tunnel, Fall Decorations, Fresh Baked Pies, Face Painting, Pumpkin Patch Special Weekend Features, Live Folk Music, Straw Treasure, Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Basketball. Try the hot apple cider!


HOZAK FARMS FALL FESTIVAL – Clinton, PA
Free…Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch
WEEKDAYS OCTOBER 2011 2PM-6PM
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS OCTOBER 2011 10AM-6PM
COLUMBUS DAY October 10, 2011 10am-6pm (No pony rides)
No Admission Fee
Weekday afternoons enjoy a short tractor drawn hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins. Plus, pumpkin painting, straw pile, maze, and farm animals are open every weekday afternoon.
Saturdays and Sundays Pony Rides, Pumpkin Picking, Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting, Refreshments, Musical Entertainment, Fall Decorations, Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, Scenic Hayrides through the woods.



JANOSKI’S PUMPKINLAND – Clinton, PA
EVERY WEEKEND OCTOBER 2011 10AM-5PM
(Pumpkinland will not be open October 31)
$5.00 per person (children and adults) / Pumpkins sold separately $5.00 each ANY SIZE (weekends only)
Tractor drawn hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins, Visit to the petting zoo, A stroll through the corn maze, Straw jump area, Pedal Pike Path, A walk through the haunted barn, Face painting, Pony rides (for children), Pumpkin painting (pumpkins sold separately), Use of the picnic area (your welcome to bring your own picnic lunch), Concession stand will be open with hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and more, Cotton candy, carmel apples and popcorn also available



JODIKINOS PUMPKIN PATCH – Clinton, PA
October 2011 9AM-10 PM
Jodikinos Farm Market
195 Hanover Kendall Road Clinton, PA 15026
$5.00 (includes everything)
Pumpkin Festival 9AM-5PM: Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Pick a Pumpkin (from our large pumpkin patch), Face Painting, Paint-A-Pumpkin (pumpkins are provided), Straw Jump, Corn Maze
Fresh Greenhouse Pumpkin Cider, Hot Cider, and Food
Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Cider for Sale
Fall Decorations for Sale

Pumpkin Fest (After Dark) Dusk-10PM: Haunted hay Ride, Haunted Corn Maze


PORT FARM HARVEST FESTIVAL – Waterford, PA
SATURDAYS OCTOBER 2011

Saturday, October 1st MUSIC MAKERS: Local aspiring musicians will be sharing their talent for your pleasure. The farm is alive with the sound of music.
Saturday, October 8th – Monday, October 10th LEGACY EXPERIENCE: (Saturday and Sunday) – Demonstrations & storytelling will reflect events concerning over 200 years ago exactly where you stand. Receive a genuine account of this hallowed ground’s legacy. (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) – Rail transportation author and enthusiast, Ken Springhirth’s, mission is to preserve the history of rail systems and educate the public on the importance of their contribution right here in Waterford and beyond.
Saturday, October 15th GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF: This global event has competitors hauling their mammoth fruits from far and wide vying for the world record weight. You have to see it to believe it.
Saturday, October 22nd MASCOT DAY: Come and play with your favorite local mascots. Slap Erie Bayhawk a high-five then race Sea Wolf down the slides. Enjoy a collaborative, interactive meet-and-greet unlike anything in the area.
Saturday, October 29th PUMPKIN-PALOOZA: Carving, smashing, launching, demolishing. Allow this scene of zany pumpkin antics to be a release of stress or creativity, the choice is up to you.
Cornophobia



PUMPKIN PATCH TROLLEY – Washington, PA
1 Museum Rd Washington, PA 15301-6133 724-228-9256
OCTOBER 2011 Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 10AM-5PM
Children (ages 3-15) $6 (pumpkin included)
Adults $9 (pumpkin not included) / Additional pumpkins $2
Gather the family and head on over to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum for a ride on the trolley to the Pumpkin Patch. Children may choose a pumpkin and decorate it too while the parents explore more than 30 streetcars in the Trolley Display Building! And, enjoy a second ride on the harvest-themed shuttle trolley, complimentary popcorn, a bouncer, a bustling Lego city with multiple trains, and snap family photos in the harvest-themed photo area.



REILLY’S SUMMER SEAT FARM HARVEST FESTIVAL OF FUN – Pittsburgh, PA
EVERY WEEKEND OCTOBER 2011 10AM-4PM
Cost $6.50 per person
Reilly’s is open every weekend for a Harvest Festival of Fun! Hayrides to the great pumpkin patch where you’ll find all sizes of pumpkins for your picking pleasure, Pumpkin Patch Hayrides, the New Boo Barn with added excitement, the Cornstalk maze, Marshmallow roast, Balloon Typhoon, Pedal Go Carts, Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Cow Milking, Scarecrow-Making, Country Store, Wanda’s Games, Ducky Plucky, Carmel Apples, Refreshments. A one-price a super Harvest Festival ticket includes activities. No reservations needed, just come and have fun!



RENSHAW FAMILY FARM 3rd Annual PUMPKIN FEST 2011 – Freeport, PA
314 Ford City Rd, Freeport, PA 16229
OCTOBER 2011: Saturdays and Sundays 11AM-6PM
Hayrides to Pumpkin Patch, Hay/Corn Mazes, Pumpkins, Face Painting, Indian Corn, Gourds, and Corn Stalks for Sale. Special Guests. Refreshments. New this year: Animal Park. Fun for ALL Ages! 724-295-3950



SCHRAMM FARMS FALL FEST – Jeanette, PA
OCTOBER 2011
WEEKDAYS M-F 9AM-8PM
WEEKENDS SAT 9AM-7PM / SUN 10AM-6PM
We have play hay, and a corn stalk maze free of charge. For a few dollars we offer pony rides and hay rides around the pumpkin patch. Additional Fall Fest Activities open Mon-Fri 4p-7p, Sat 11a-5p, Sun 12p-5p including: Hayrides and Ponyrides $3, Giant Corn Maze $5, Toddler Cornbox $3 (cornbox open only on weekends). There is a wide selection of refreshments, including Hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy, apple cider slush, and candy and caramel apples. Not to mention farm fresh steamed vegetables, and French Fries made our own potatoes. Stop by to pick your Halloween Pumpkin, buy bushel of apples, or just have a fun filled afternoon.


SHENOT FARM HAYRIDES – Wexford, PA
WEEKENDS OCTOBER 2011 11AM-5PM
COLUMBUS DAY October 10, 2011 1PM-5PM
We offer hayrides to our pumpkin patch and corn maze. It is a great way to spend an afternoon with your family, and it’s the perfect time to get your jack-o-lanterns, cornstalks, straw bales, decorative Indian corn–as well as our delicious sweet corn, apples, cider, and vegetables. Of course don’t forget to stop at the fudge counter!


SIMMONS FARM FALL ACTIVITIES – McMurray, PA
170 Simmons Road, McMurray PA 15317
7 Days a week OCTOBER 2011 M-F 9am-6pm Weekends 9am-5pm
Open through November 7th
Scenic Hayride & Field Pass: $8.50
Pumpkin Scenic Hayride & Field Pass: $11.00
Over five acres of pumpkins, Free Apple sample and cup of cider, Hay maze and 3 acre corn maze and 1 acre corn maze, Nature challenge trail, 100ft slide and smaller Fire Truck slide!, farm animals. Weekend Extra Activities Include: Food Concessions, Pumpkin Carving Display, Pony Rides, Pumpkin Typhoon, Apple Sling Shot, Music by Fiddlin’ Mike and the Fiddlin’ Around Band, Apple Picking click here for details (weekend activity availability due to weather may vary call ahead).


SOERGEL ORCHARDS FALL FESTIVAL – Wexford, PA
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS OCTOBER 11AM-5PM
EAT: There will be a ton a great food every fall festival weekend including hot dogs, kettle corn, pie, apple cider, hot sandwiches, candy apples, caramel apples, funnel cake, ice cream and more!
PLAY: Come play all your favorite festival games and try some new ones too! We have games suited for children of all ages and some free activities as well! Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting, Cornstalk Maze, Hay Tunnel, Duck Pond, Duck Race, Sluice, Ring Toss, Balloon Chase, Bounce House, Train, Tiny Town play area*, Spin Art, Haystack*, Pirate Ship play area*, Farm Animals*
*denotes free activity
ENJOY: Pick your own pumpkins 11-5PM, Hayrides to the pumpkin patch 11-5PM, Pony rides 1-3PM, Horse drawn wagon rides 2-4PM, Free samples and demonstrations
October 01-02: Cider Celebration @ Fall Festival FREE Cider Press demonstrations from 11AM-5PM
October 08-09: Apple Festival @ Fall Festival
October 10: Columbus Day Festivities
October 15-16: Pumpkin Festival @ Fall Festival
October 22-23: Harvest Festival @ Fall Festival
October 24-28: Hay rides to the Pumpkin Patch
October 29-30: Fall Festival Finale


SPRING HOUSE MARKET PUMPKIN PATCH HAYRIDES – Washington, PA
EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY OCTOBER 2011 11AM-4PM
Hayride to Pumpkin Patch, Pick your perfect pumpkin, Pumpkin Land Characters, Corn Maze, Petting Zoo,…and MORE!


TRAX FARMS 42nd FALL FESTIVAL – Finleyville, PA
EVERY WEEKEND OCTOBER 2011 10AM-5PM

Great food & fun for the entire family! Scenic Hayrides & 4-acre corn maze, fresh made apple cider, pick your own pumpkins and so much more. Learn more about activity, pricing, menu for Pittsburgh’s best fall festival.


TRIPLE B FARMS FAMILY FALL APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – Monongahela, PA
WEEKENDS OCTOBER 2011 10AM-6PM (Saturdays & Sundays)
WEEKDAYS (beginning October 5th) 4PM-7PM (W-F).
Open Columbus Day, October 10, 2011 1PM-6PM

$10.00 per child / $7.00 per adult / Children 2 & under FREE
Hayrides, Pumpkinland hayride, Boo Barn, Rope Maze, Liberty Tube Slide, Squirrel Hill Tunnel Slide, Ducky Derby, Quack Shack, The Chick Inn, Goatfield Street Bridge, Barnyard Carnival, Farm Flinger, Barnyard Strikers, Corn Maze, Giant Inflated Obstacle Courses, Pony Rides. Don’t forget to PICK YOUR OWN Apples & Pumpkins to take home!

WOODWARD’S ORCHARD – Chippewa Twp, PA
727 Achortown Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Wednesdays 12PM-3PM: Pick your own apples
Saturdays 12PM-5PM: Hayrides & pick your own pumpkin
We are starting pick your own apples Saturday SEPTEMBER 24TH FROM NOON TO 5PM We will have pick your own apples on Wednesdays 12PM-3PM through the end of October. We also are having hayrides and pick your own pumpkins. Hayrides are Saturdays from 12PM-5PM till the end of October.
Please call for more info: 724-891-0102

CORN MAZES
Many of the above pumpkin patches include corn mazes, please check the descriptions. The following are corn mazes only.


COLUMBIANA MAZE CRAZE – Columbiana, OH
45107 State Route 14 Columbiana, Ohio 44408
(Corner of State Routes 7 & 14)

OCTOBER 2011
Wednesdays: 5PM-10PM (last ticket sold at 8pm)
Fridays: 5PM-12AM midnight (last ticket sold at 10pm)
Saturdays: 11AM-12AM midnight (last ticket sold at 10pm)
Sundays: 11AM-9PM (last ticket sold at 7pm)
(Check website for weekend weather closures.)
Ages 12 & Over $8.00 Children 5 to 11 $6.00
Hayrides: $3.00 Ages 4 and up / Barrel train rides: $1.00 per ride
(Check website for group rates and other rates/discounts.)
The maze this season is 20 amazing acres, 4 separate mazes in 2011, 18 checkpoints to locate! Play FSI and Farm Tracks. Straw Pyramids, Corn Box, Corn Hole, Wood Cut-outs for Photos, Swingset, Hayrides & Barrel Train rides (Saturdays & Sundays check prices), Concessions by G&G (sausage sandwiches, steak hoagies, corn dogs, great french fries, apple dumplings, lemon shakes, ice cream, popcorn, and more! This is not a haunted maze, but you are welcome to come after dark and bring your own flashlight, or you can purchase one for $3.00 when you arrive.
*Pumpkins supplied by local farmers are available to purchase



WOODEN NICKEL BUFFALO FARM CORN MAZE
5970 Koman Road Edinboro, PA 16412
(814)734-2833 Toll Free: 1-866-203-5268

Daily (weather permitting) October 01-31 2011
11AM-10PM (last entry 9:30PM) / Restaurant serves until 9PM
Ages 5-54 $6 Age 55+: $3 Ages 4 and under free
Feed the animals in the petting zoo area. Goats, Alpacas, and Chickens. (Petting Zoo open all season) Mickey’s Homemade fresh apple & pumpkin pies-whole or by the piece. Pumpkins, straw bales, and corn stalk bundles for fall decorating for sale.

LINKS TO LINKS
Fairs/Festivals – Western PA
Pumpkin Patches and more – Western PA

FALL IN PA
Fall in PA
Pittsburgh Fall Foliage Driving Tours

VISIT BEAVER COUNTY/PA
VisitBeaverCounty.com
PAvisnet.com – Beaver
VisitPA.com

Have you attended one of the events listed here?

Please tell us about your experience in the comments section.

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Beaver County PA Fall Festivals October 2011 (Local)


ATTENTION: This list is from October 2011. For the detailed 2012 list go here or check my LOCAL: Beaver County, PA page for a “quick list” of all events.

If you’re looking for a place to have some fall family fun in Beaver County, PA this October…you’ve come to the right place! Fall, autumn, harvest, and Halloween festivals, fairs, celebrations, craft shows, parades, and trick-or-treat in Western PA’s greater Pittsburgh area. Who knew there was so much to do in Beaver County?!

I’ve also added a few festivals and events that are happening in Western, PA but they’re outside of Beaver County. They might be worth the drive!

*New events that have been added since the original post on 9/30 will be in red text until the event is over. This should make it easy to scroll down the list to find new events.

Bookmark this link as I’ll be adding more events to the list as information becomes available. Continue to check my blog (subscribe here) as I’ll be posting information about pumpkin patches in the Pittsburgh area.

Have you attended one of the events listed here? Please tell us about your experience in the comments section. Feel free to email pictures if you would like them featured on the blog. I hope your family has a fantastically fun-filled fall! 🙂

(If you know of an event in Beaver County not listed here and would like to add it to this list, please email me at coolfamilyblog (at) yahoo (dot) com. Sending an website link or flier (pdf or jpeg) with more information is appreciated!)

VISIT BEAVER COUNTY, PA
VisitBeaverCounty.com
PAvisnet.com – Beaver
VisitPA.com

FALL in PA
Fall in PA
Pittsburgh Fall Foliage Driving Tours

BEAVER COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Farmers Markets listed here

EVENTS BY DATE

BEAVER VALLEY MALL:
Beaver County Humane Society Beastly Haunted House

October 0-31, 2011 Weekends in October (Click for hours)
Beaver County Mall: Sears Wing / Children 3-10 $5.00 / Adults $7.00
Bring the family over to Beaver Valley Mall for a scare-tastic good time at the Beaver County Humane Society Beastly Haunted House. Proceeds benefit the Beaver County Humane Society shelter fund.

PHANTOM FRIGHT NIGHTS
Kennywood West Mifflin, PA
September 30-October 29 Fridays & Saturdays (7PM-1AM)
Admission is $26.99 (plus $1 amusement tax)
Phantom Fright Nights is not recommended for children under 13. You’ve been warned!

HORSE DRAWN FALL FOLIAGE TOURS
Cowansville, PA
OCTOBER 2011
So close but still so far away. Breathtaking views with gorgeous scenery in remote Armstrong County. Come out and see Mother Nature at her finest. All done at a pace to enjoy. Take a quiet and relaxing horse drawn tour with family and friends. No lines to wait in and no crowds. All outings are private by reservation only. Parties of up to 12. Weekdays as well as weekends. Don’t forget your camera.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
CHIPPEWA UNITED METHODIST FALL FESTIVAL
Friday September 30, 2011 11AM-8PM
Saturday October 01, 2011 9AM-7:30PM
Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Chippewa Twp, Beaver Falls, PA
Free for all ages
It’s an outside carnival. Great family fun with food, live entertainment, talent show, petting zoo, pony rides, balloon artist, crafts, magic show and lots more. 724/843-4828

22 ANNUAL SMICKBURG FALL FESTIVAL
Friday September 30, 2011: 10AM-5PM
Saturday October 01, 2011: 10AM-5PM
Sunday October 02, 2011: 12PM-5PM
Enjoy a leisure drive to Indiana Counties Amish Country and experience the spectacular change of seasons in Smicksburg
Fri-Sat 10 -1~Clowns, balloon sculptures & face painting, Sat 1-4~Fall Bake Sale: Sat-Sun~ Sample all of your favorite fall foods & spiced cider.
Homemade ice cream and fry pies, Apple cider making demonstration~Local apple & pumpkin for sale, Pumpkin fudge~Pumpkin & apple butter~Apple dumplings~Pumpkin gobs~Pies~Festival foods, Pumpkin butter~Apple cider~Sample fall dips~Activities for the kids (face painting and 1:00 children’s story hour)~Fall craft hour, Wine tasting~Festival foods~Live entertainment~Tractor show~Horse-drawn wagon rides, Handmade terra-cotta pumpkins & pottery demonstration

Potters Tour: October 15-16, 2011

OCTOBER 1, 2011

CHIPPEWA UNITED METHODIST FALL FESTIVAL
Friday September 30, 2011 11AM-8PM
Saturday October 01, 2011 9AM-7:30PM
Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Chippewa Twp, Beaver Falls, PA
Free for all ages
It’s an outside carnival. Great family fun with food, live entertainment, talent show, petting zoo, pony rides, balloon artist, crafts, magic show and lots more. 724/843-4828

Edgewood Baptist Church Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday October 01, 2011 11AM-3PM
Fall Harvest Festival is a free event.
Edgewood Baptist Church, Beaver Falls
Edgewood Baptist Church – A Free Fun Filled Day for the whole family! Hay Rides…Fire Truck…Pony Rides…Fall Games…Bounce House…Hot Dogs….Soft Serve Ice Cream Cones…. Crafts….Contests and much more!

HOMEWOOD 23rd ANNUAL HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL
Saturday October 01 & Sunday October 02, 2011 8AM-5PM
Village of Homewood Junction, Village Center & Buttermilk Falls, Homewood Borough, Beaver Falls, PA
Free for all ages
Annual festival held the first weekend in October with living history area, food, crafts, vendor booths, wagon and pony rides, live entertainment and music, all-you-can-eat fireman’s breakfast, Civil War re-enactments, car cruise both days. Campfire gathering at Buttermilk Falls. Free shuttle. 724-843-1246 Heritage Days

FIRST SATURDAY at SOUTHSIDE VILLAGE
Saturday October 01, 2011 10AM-3PM
Hookstown Fair Grounds, Route 168, Hookstown, PA
The Village consists of an 1800’s Log Cabin where you may watch meals prepared over an open fire, a restored one-room school house, a working blacksmith shop, the conversion of a corn crib into a covered bridge and a recently added doctor’s office. Come watch us grow. 724-899-4165

ST. ELIJAH SERBIAN FOOD FESTIVAL
Saturday October 01, 2011 11AM-7PM
Sunday October 02, 2011 12PM-6PM
St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, 2200 Main Street, Aliquippa.
All ages. Food prices vary
Enjoy unique ethnic food, soups, homemade noodles, baked goods and warm Serbian hospitality. 724-375-9894

NEW BRIGHTON OCTOBERFEST SINGING WITH THE BREWS
9th St, between 3rd Ave & 5th Ave, New Brighton, PA
Saturday, October 01, 2011 1PM-8PM
This autumn celebration will include live bands, wonderful food, great beer, street dancing, kid’s games, door prizes, raffles, and more. Rain or Shine. 724-847-5126

22 ANNUAL SMICKBURG FALL FESTIVAL
Friday September 30, 2011: 10AM-5PM
Saturday October 01, 2011: 10AM-5PM
Sunday October 02, 2011: 12PM-5PM
Enjoy a leisure drive to Indiana Counties Amish Country and experience the spectacular change of seasons in Smicksburg
Fri-Sat 10 -1~Clowns, balloon sculptures & face painting, Sat 1-4~Fall Bake Sale: Sat-Sun~ Sample all of your favorite fall foods & spiced cider.
Homemade ice cream and fry pies, Apple cider making demonstration~Local apple & pumpkin for sale, Pumpkin fudge~Pumpkin & apple butter~Apple dumplings~Pumpkin gobs~Pies~Festival foods, Pumpkin butter~Apple cider~Sample fall dips~Activities for the kids (face painting and 1:00 children’s story hour)~Fall craft hour, Wine tasting~Festival foods~Live entertainment~Tractor show~Horse-drawn wagon rides, Handmade terra-cotta pumpkins & pottery demonstration

Potters Tour: October 15-16, 2011

28th Annual HICKORY APPLE FESTIVAL
Firehall Grounds 106 Main Street (Route 50) Hickory, Pa. 15340
The Mt. Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Company is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Pittsburgh in Washington County.
Saturday and Sunday
October 01-02, 2011 10AM-6PM (Pancake Breakfast 7AM)
Kettle Corn, Homemade Food, Homemade Crafts, Craft Demonstrations, Children’s Activities, Live Entertainment
Watch Crafters Demonstrate Their Skills: Wood Burning, Rug Making, Wood Carving, Basket Weaving, Pottery Wheel, Quilting and Spinning, Broom Making, Tole Painting, Plus More…
Children’s Activities: Apple Bobbing Contest, Apple Pie Eating Contest, Petting Zoo, Hay Rides (Parents ride also), Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Moon Walk, Fire Safety House, Plus More…

OCTOBER 2, 2011

HOMEWOOD 23rd ANNUAL HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL
Saturday October 01 & Sunday October 02, 2011 8AM-5PM
Village of Homewood Junction, Homewood
Free for all ages
Join Homewood’s Centennial Celebration with all-you-can-eat breakfast, food vendors, crafts, live entertainment, car cruise both days, civil war re-enactments, puppet show, wagon rides, children’s area and more. 724-843-1246

ST. ELIJAH SERBIAN FOOD FESTIVAL
Saturday October 01, 2011 11AM-7PM
Sunday October 02, 2011 12PM-6PM
St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, 2200 Main Street, Aliquippa.
All ages. Food prices vary
Enjoy unique ethnic food, soups, homemade noodles, baked goods and warm Serbian hospitality. 724-375-9894

AMBRIDGE HALLOWEEN PARADE
Sunday October 02, 2011 12PM
Merchant Street, between 14th & 4th St, Ambridge, PA
All welcome
Join the fun as children and adults parade in their Halloween costumes through the downtown area of Ambridge. 724-266-3040

22 ANNUAL SMICKBURG FALL FESTIVAL
Friday September 30, 2011: 10AM-5PM
Saturday October 01, 2011: 10AM-5PM
Sunday October 02, 2011: 12PM-5PM
Enjoy a leisure drive to Indiana Counties Amish Country and experience the spectacular change of seasons in Smicksburg
Fri-Sat 10 -1~Clowns, balloon sculptures & face painting, Sat 1-4~Fall Bake Sale: Sat-Sun~ Sample all of your favorite fall foods & spiced cider.
Homemade ice cream and fry pies, Apple cider making demonstration~Local apple & pumpkin for sale, Pumpkin fudge~Pumpkin & apple butter~Apple dumplings~Pumpkin gobs~Pies~Festival foods, Pumpkin butter~Apple cider~Sample fall dips~Activities for the kids (face painting and 1:00 children’s story hour)~Fall craft hour, Wine tasting~Festival foods~Live entertainment~Tractor show~Horse-drawn wagon rides, Handmade terra-cotta pumpkins & pottery demonstration

Potters Tour: October 15-16, 2011

28th Annual HICKORY APPLE FESTIVAL
Firehall Grounds 106 Main Street (Route 50) Hickory, Pa. 15340
The Mt. Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Company is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Pittsburgh in Washington County.
Saturday and Sunday
October 01-02, 2011 10AM-6PM (Pancake Breakfast 7AM)
Kettle Corn, Homemade Food, Homemade Crafts, Craft Demonstrations, Children’s Activities, Live Entertainment
Watch Crafters Demonstrate Their Skills: Wood Burning, Rug Making, Wood Carving, Basket Weaving, Pottery Wheel, Quilting and Spinning, Broom Making, Tole Painting, Plus More…
Children’s Activities: Apple Bobbing Contest, Apple Pie Eating Contest, Petting Zoo, Hay Rides (Parents ride also), Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Moon Walk, Fire Safety House, Plus More…

OCTOBER 7, 2011

FRANKLIN APPLEFEST
Located in beautiful Victorian Downtown Franklin, PA
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
October 07-09, 2011
*Arts & Crafts – Over 300 Vendors*Antique & Classic Car Show*5K Race for Any Pace*Kids’ Korner*Farmers’ Market*Free Entertainment*Food, Food & More Food

OCTOBER 8, 2011

CENTER TWP FALL FEST
Saturday October 08, 2011 1PM-9PM Rain or Shine
Taddeo Community Park, Center Twp
Free for all ages
Inflatable wrestling ring, inflatable bounce houses, face painting, pumpkin patch, spin art, rock wall, hay rides, kid crafts, funnel cakes, food/refreshments
12:30pm Parade
3pm Hot dog eating contest
3:30pm Car Show / Chili contest
6pm Corn hole contest

APPLE FEST
Saturday October 08, 2011 10am-2pm
Monaca United Methodist Church
813 Indiana Avenue Monaca, PA 15061
Free for all ages
Apple Butter, Apple Dumplings, Bake Sale, Food, Rummage Sale, Craft Vendors, Face Painting by Kathy’s Clown, KIDS Car, Pumpkin decorating, Kids Korner. Fun for the whole family. 724-775-6702

BADEN APPLEFEST
Saturday October 08, 2011 10AM-6PM
Baden Borough Building Complex, State Street, Baden PA
Applefest event with ethnic food, music, live entertainment, art show, farmer’s market, community flea market, car cruise, children’s Old World art and craft stations, pony rides, petting zoo, artisans and crafters. 724-601-8401 Facebook

OLD ECONOMY OKTOBERFEST
Saturday October 8, 2011 All Day
Old Economy Village, 270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge.
Ages 21 and older. $40.
Enjoy our local Penn Pilsner Beer, delectable German foods, live entertainment and dancing. Call 724/266-4500 ext. 101 for ticket information

CCBC 24th ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN GATHERING
Saturday October 08, 2011 10AM-10PM
Sunday October 09, 2011 10AM-5PM
The Dome at Community College of Beaver County, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA
All ages. Spectators $4; children 6-12, $2; children under 5 free.
Native American dancing, food, pony rides, crafters, traders, youth and scout programs, exhibits and educational seminars. 724-480-3450

BRIDGEWATER PUMPKINFEST
Saturday October 08, 2011 11AM-4PM
Bridge Street, Bridgewater, PA
Free for all ages
Join the costume parade, live entertainment, food vendors, hay rides, crafts, kid’s games and more! 724-775-1335

HOPEWELL FALLFEST 2011
Saturday October 08, 2011 11AM-5PM
Hopewell Community Park, 2500 Laird Avenue, Aliquippa, PA
All Ages
Annual Fall Festival usually held the second Saturday in October at Hopewell Community Park with arts and crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun. Fun for the whole family. Hayrides, crafts, paddleboats, pumpkin painting, children’s activities and lots more. 724-378-1406

ZELIENOPLE COUNTRY FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday October 08, 2011 9AM-7PM
Sunday October 09, 2011 12PM-5PM
Admission: Free
Arts, Crafts & Entertainment, Live Music at the Gazebo, Farmer’s Market Market Tent Foods & Fall Decorations, Yoder’s homemade apple butter being made over an open fire; come watch, stir, taste, and buy! (Saturday only), Visit Bob Geresti’s Musical Tent, Antiques & Collectible Market, The Cutt’ N Hut Chainsaw Carving, Pony Rides and Farm Friends, Homemade Hot Soup, Sandwich and Beverages! By “The Willing Workers” (11:00 am-7 pm Sat.)(Noon-5 pm Sun.), Homemade Foods and More Foods, Historic Encampments (Visit immofpa), Civil War Historians Encampment, 19th Ohio Light Artillery, Ambrose’s Antique Corn Grinding Machine, Beekeeper – Bee Displays, Son Shine Farms Encampment spinning, weaving, felting skills. Visit with her farm friends the dairy goats, sheep, and others. Native American Historical Re-Creationist
FREE Horse Drawn Trolley/Wagon Rides: 11AM-7PM (Sat) / 12PM-5PM (Sun)
10AM-7PM KIDS GAME ACTIVITY ALLEY!!
12PM-5PM Games, Bounces, Live Pony Rides, ROCK CLIMBING WALL/EURO BUNGEE

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR
Apple Castle, New Wilmington, PA
Saturday October 08, 2011 9AM-5PM
Talented crafters with a large selection, local entertainers and craftsmen, local Boy Scout Troop provides great food, not to mention our own tasty apples and farm products. Choose your perfect pumpkins and fall decorations, great apples, cider, donuts, fruits, vegetables and much more. And don’t forget the donuts and cider slushies!
*Bag-Your-Own Apples*Horse Drawn Wagon Rides*Dozens of Craft Exhibitors*Live Music & Entertainment*Fall Decorations-Pumpkins, Corn Stalks, Gourds*Fresh Cider, Donuts, and Much More!

VOLANT AUTUMN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Volant, PA
Saturday October 08, 2011 10AM-7PM
Sunday October 09, 2011 10AM-5PM
Volant is the place to be for peak autumn color! Enjoy the sights and smells of the season viewing craft demonstrations. The days events will include apple butter making demo, pumpkin decorating for the kids, a chili cook-off, a harvest market, and much more. It will be an enjoyable day for all.

FRANKLIN APPLEFEST
Located in beautiful Victorian Downtown Franklin, PA
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
October 07-09, 2011
*Arts & Crafts – Over 300 Vendors*Antique & Classic Car Show*5K Race for Any Pace*Kids’ Korner*Farmers’ Market*Free Entertainment*Food, Food & More Food

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS
Shaker Woods – Columbiana, OH
Saturdays and Sundays
October 08-09, 15-16, 2011 10AM-5PM
General admissions tickets will be on sale at the gate.
$7.00 per day Ages 13 and up (On sale at the gate) / FREE parking
The woods will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with each booth beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned holiday theme. Woodworkers, floral designers, blacksmiths, potters, tole painters, basket weavers and many others, delicious foods cooked in the old-fashioned way. Come and have an old-fashioned good time!

OCTOBER 9, 2011

CCBC 24th ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN GATHERING
Saturday October 08, 2011 10AM-10PM
Sunday October 09, 2011 10AM-5PM
The Dome at Community College of Beaver County, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA
All ages. Spectators $4; children 6-12, $2; children under 5 free.
Native American dancing, food, pony rides, crafters, traders, youth and scout programs, exhibits and educational seminars. 724-480-3450

BEAVER GOES PINK 5K RUN FALL
Sunday October 9, 2011 9AM
Beaver, PA

ZELIENOPLE COUNTRY FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday October 08, 2011 9AM-7PM
Sunday October 09, 2011 12PM-5PM
Admission: Free
Arts, Crafts & Entertainment, Live Music at the Gazebo, Farmer’s Market Market Tent Foods & Fall Decorations, Yoder’s homemade apple butter being made over an open fire; come watch, stir, taste, and buy! (Saturday only), Visit Bob Geresti’s Musical Tent, Antiques & Collectible Market, The Cutt’ N Hut Chainsaw Carving, Pony Rides and Farm Friends, Homemade Hot Soup, Sandwich and Beverages! By “The Willing Workers” (11:00 am-7 pm Sat.)(Noon-5 pm Sun.), Homemade Foods and More Foods, Historic Encampments (Visit immofpa), Civil War Historians Encampment, 19th Ohio Light Artillery, Ambrose’s Antique Corn Grinding Machine, Beekeeper – Bee Displays, Son Shine Farms Encampment spinning, weaving, felting skills. Visit with her farm friends the dairy goats, sheep, and others. Native American Historical Re-Creationist
FREE Horse Drawn Trolley/Wagon Rides: 11AM-7PM (Sat) / 12PM-5PM (Sun)
10AM-7PM KIDS GAME ACTIVITY ALLEY!!
12PM-5PM Games, Bounces, Live Pony Rides, ROCK CLIMBING WALL/EURO BUNGEE

FRANKLIN APPLEFEST
Located in beautiful Victorian Downtown Franklin, PA
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
October 07-09, 2011
*Arts & Crafts – Over 300 Vendors*Antique & Classic Car Show*5K Race for Any Pace*Kids’ Korner*Farmers’ Market*Free Entertainment*Food, Food & More Food

VOLANT AUTUMN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Volant, PA
Saturday October 08, 2011 10AM-7PM
Sunday October 09, 2011 10AM-5PM
Volant is the place to be for peak autumn color! Enjoy the sights and smells of the season viewing craft demonstrations. The days events will include apple butter making demo, pumpkin decorating for the kids, a chili cook-off, a harvest market, and much more. It will be an enjoyable day for all.

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS
Shaker Woods – Columbiana, OH
Saturdays and Sundays
October 08-09, 15-16, 2011 10AM-5PM
General admissions tickets will be on sale at the gate.
$7.00 per day Ages 13 and up (On sale at the gate) / FREE parking
The woods will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with each booth beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned holiday theme. Woodworkers, floral designers, blacksmiths, potters, tole painters, basket weavers and many others, delicious foods cooked in the old-fashioned way. Come and have an old-fashioned good time!

OCTOBER 14, 2011

17th Annual AUTUMN in the PARK QUILT SHOW
Friday October 14, 2011 10AM-5PM
Saturday October 15, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday October 16, 2011 11AM-4PM
The Lodge at Bradys Run Park, Brighton Township.
All ages $7
The quilt show and competition features 100 quilts made with the amazing skills of local artists/quilters. This year’s theme is “Remembering 911-God’s Still Blessing America.” Come have lunch. Shop in our boutique and quilt shop vendors. A beautiful red/white/blue quilt and a computerized sewing machine will be raffled. 724-843-9299

OCTOBER 15, 2011

17th Annual AUTUMN in the PARK QUILT SHOW
Friday October 14, 2011 10AM-5PM
Saturday October 15, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday October 16, 2011 11AM-4PM
The Lodge at Bradys Run Park, Brighton Township.
All ages $7
The quilt show and competition features 100 quilts made with the amazing skills of local artists/quilters. This year’s theme is “Remembering 911-God’s Still Blessing America.” Come have lunch. Shop in our boutique and quilt shop vendors. A beautiful red/white/blue quilt and a computerized sewing machine will be raffled. 724-843-9299

OLD ECONOMY TRADES WORKSHOP
Saturday October 15, 2011 All Day
Ages 18 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $55.
Workshops with hands on experience. Learn the art of Tin Smithing, Black Smithing or making a Penny Rug, wreath or corn broom. Call 724-266-4500 ext. 101 for further information

MONACA FALLFEST
OCTOBER 15, 2011 11AM-5PM
PA Ave, Monaca, PA
Free for all ages
9:30AM: 5K Race
11:30AM: Halloween Parade
12PM-5PM: Car Cruise, Food and Craft Booths, Various Children’s Games and Pumpkin Decorating
The Monaca Fallfest is back. Come enjoy all of the fall fun on Pennsylvania Ave. It all starts with the 5K race followed by the annual Halloween Parade at 11am. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying food and entertainment. Schedule of events here. 724-775-9600

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DAY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011 10AM
Hardy Field 4900 Tuscarawas Road Beaver, PA 15009
No ticket required / Event is open to the public, No registration is required
A Community Day is planned for Saturday, October 15 at Hardy Field in cooperation with BTSA’s “Halloween Cup”. The day will be filled with soccer games, food concessions, raffles, crafts, kid’s rides and attractions for the whole family.

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS
Shaker Woods – Columbiana, OH
Saturdays and Sundays
October 08-09, 15-16, 2011 10AM-5PM
General admissions tickets will be on sale at the gate.
$7.00 per day Ages 13 and up (On sale at the gate) / FREE parking
The woods will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with each booth beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned holiday theme. Woodworkers, floral designers, blacksmiths, potters, tole painters, basket weavers and many others, delicious foods cooked in the old-fashioned way. Come and have an old-fashioned good time!

OCTOBER 16, 2011

17th Annual AUTUMN in the PARK QUILT SHOW
Friday October 14, 2011 10AM-5PM
Saturday October 15, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday October 16, 2011 11AM-4PM
The Lodge at Bradys Run Park, Brighton Township.
All ages $7
The quilt show and competition features 100 quilts made with the amazing skills of local artists/quilters. This year’s theme is “Remembering 911-God’s Still Blessing America.” Come have lunch. Shop in our boutique and quilt shop vendors. A beautiful red/white/blue quilt and a computerized sewing machine will be raffled. 724-843-9299

APPLE & PUMPKIN HIKE
Sunday October 16, 2011 10AM-1PM
Ed Calland Arboretum, Bradys Run Park, Beaver Falls, PA
121 Bradys Run Rd, Route 51, Brighton Twp
All welcome
An easy hike to enjoy the autumn foliage through the park and then drive a short distance to the lovely Woodward’s Apple Orchard. You may pick your own pumpkins or apples fresh from the farm. Enjoy a taste of apple and pumpkin desserts. Fresh apple cider served. Call Julie at 412-255-0564 for further information.

VICARY MANSION APPLEBUTTER FEST
Sunday October 16, 2011 10AM-5PM
Vicary Mansion, 1235 Third Avenue, Freedom, PA
All ages/donations accepted.
Self-guided tours of the Vicary Mansion. Demonstrations of making apple butter in an outdoor kettle and bread making in a 19th century oven and much more! 724-775-1848

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS
Shaker Woods – Columbiana, OH
Saturdays and Sundays
October 08-09, 15-16, 2011 10AM-5PM
General admissions tickets will be on sale at the gate.
$7.00 per day Ages 13 and up (On sale at the gate) / FREE parking
The woods will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with each booth beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned holiday theme. Woodworkers, floral designers, blacksmiths, potters, tole painters, basket weavers and many others, delicious foods cooked in the old-fashioned way. Come and have an old-fashioned good time!

OCTOBER 22, 2011

FALL FESTIVAL/HALLOWEEN HOP
Saturday October 22, 2011 10AM-4PM
Downtown, Beaver, PA
Free for all ages
Children visit downtown businesses for treats and enjoy entertainment, pony rides, food, games and lots more. Call 724/773-6700 for further information

BEAVER FALLS FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday October 22, 2011 12PM-4PM
Free for all ages
In the Municipal Parking Lot on 8th Ave and 12th St Beaver Falls, PA
Come and enjoy great entertainment, children activities, food vendors, pumpkin painting, wild animal show, costume contest and more. 724-709-3386

AN EVENING of TALES & HAUNTINGS
Saturday October 22, 2011 6:30PM-8:30PM
Vicary Mansion, 1235 Third Avenue, Freedom, PA
All ages/donation.
Sit by the fireside as ghost stories of Beaver County are told. You will have the opportunity to report your ghost tale to the International Parapsychology Research Foundation. Two guided sessions from 9-midnight will explore the paranormal activity at the Mansion. Fee for guided session. Call 724/775-1848 for information.

KDKA ZOOBOO
Saturday October 22, 2011 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 23, 2011 11AM-4PM
Saturday October 29, 2011 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 30, 2011 11AM-4PM
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, PA
Activities free with general admission
Venture through the Zoo collecting great candy, enjoying the animals, and participating in other fun activities along the way. Stop by your favorite haunts – Gymkhana’s Haunted hideaway and the not-so-spooky train ride. Conjure up a frightfully fun costume for the Halloween Parade and Costume Contest at Water’s Edge. Make a deliciously sweet treat at Casper’s Craft Corner or get spooked at the Docent Council’s Haunted House. Trick-or-Treat bags (distributed until 3 p.m) provided to all children 13 and under. Costumes not required.

OCTOBER 23, 2011

FALL HARVEST CARNIVAL
Sunday October 23, 2011 12:30pm-2:30pm
Vanport Presbyterian Church
Please bring non- perishable items that will be shared with families in need this Thanksgiving
Bring your friends and neighbors and join us. Crafts- Games- Prizes Pumpkin Decorating- Hot Dog Roast. For kids of all ages.

KDKA ZOOBOO
Saturday October 22, 2011 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 23, 2011 11AM-4PM
Saturday October 29, 2011 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 30, 2011 11AM-4PM
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, PA
Activities free with general admission
Venture through the Zoo collecting great candy, enjoying the animals, and participating in other fun activities along the way. Stop by your favorite haunts – Gymkhana’s Haunted hideaway and the not-so-spooky train ride. Conjure up a frightfully fun costume for the Halloween Parade and Costume Contest at Water’s Edge. Make a deliciously sweet treat at Casper’s Craft Corner or get spooked at the Docent Council’s Haunted House. Trick-or-Treat bags (distributed until 3 p.m) provided to all children 13 and under. Costumes not required.

OCTOBER 26, 2011

BEAVER HALLOWEEN PARADE
Wednesday October 26, 2011 6PM
Downtown, Beaver. PA
Free for all ages
Parade begins at Snitger’s Bike Shop and ends at the Gazebo in Irvine Park where treats will be distributed to all participants. 724-773-6700

NEW BRIGHTON HALLOWEEN PARADE
Wednesday October 26, 2011 6:30PM
3rd Ave New Brighton, PA

OCTOBER 27, 2011
ROSS PARK MALL WIDE TRICK OR TREAT
Thursday October 27, 2011 6PM-8PM
Save the date for a spooky night at Ross Park Mall’s Halloween Event on Thursday, October 27th from 6-8 p.m. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween Costume and to bring your Kidgit Card!

OCTOBER 29, 2011

TRUNK-N-TREAT
Saturday October 29, 2011 3PM-5PM
First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa
If you would like to participate in the event, there is are sign up sheets being circulated for those who would like to decorate their VEHICLES or help inside the Fellowship Hall for serving food, games and activities, or to clean up. Also, there will be a need for food and supplies, and, of course, monetary donations would be helpful.

NB HALLOWEEN 5K RUN / WALK
Saturday October 29, 2011 9:30AM
Big Rock Park, New Brighton, PA
The New Brighton Area Recreation Commission will be sponsoring their Sixth Annual Halloween 5K. The event begins and ends at Big Rock Park. Registration forms for the event are available online on the Recreations Commission’s website, www.nbarc.net.

BEAVER VALLEY MALL
Beaver-Lawrence Labor Council Craft Show

Saturday October 29, 2011 10AM-9PM
Sunday October 30, 2011 11AM-6PM
Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca, PA
Over 170 vendors. All welcome. 724-730-7402

TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL
Saturday October 29, 2011 6PM-8PM
Green Valley Park, 184 Snyder Drive, New Sewickley Township
Free for all ages
Trick or treaters march in costume along the trail and receive candy. A safe environment. Bring a chair and sit along the walking trail to pass out candy. 724-728-2914

KDKA ZOOBOO
Saturday October 22, 2011 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 23, 2011 11AM-4PM
Saturday October 29, 2011 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 30, 2011 11AM-4PM
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, PA
Activities free with general admission
Venture through the Zoo collecting great candy, enjoying the animals, and participating in other fun activities along the way. Stop by your favorite haunts – Gymkhana’s Haunted hideaway and the not-so-spooky train ride. Conjure up a frightfully fun costume for the Halloween Parade and Costume Contest at Water’s Edge. Make a deliciously sweet treat at Casper’s Craft Corner or get spooked at the Docent Council’s Haunted House. Trick-or-Treat bags (distributed until 3 p.m) provided to all children 13 and under. Costumes not required.

OCTOBER 30, 2011

BEAVER VALLEY MALL
Beaver-Lawrence Labor Council Craft Show

Saturday October 29, 2011 10AM-9PM
Sunday October 30, 2011 11AM-6PM
Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca, PA
Over 170 vendors. All welcome. 724-730-7402

KDKA ZOOBOO
Saturday October 22, 2011 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 23, 2011 11AM-4PM
Saturday October 29, 2011 11AM-4PM
Sunday October 30, 2011 11AM-4PM
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, PA
Activities free with general admission
Venture through the Zoo collecting great candy, enjoying the animals, and participating in other fun activities along the way. Stop by your favorite haunts – Gymkhana’s Haunted hideaway and the not-so-spooky train ride. Conjure up a frightfully fun costume for the Halloween Parade and Costume Contest at Water’s Edge. Make a deliciously sweet treat at Casper’s Craft Corner or get spooked at the Docent Council’s Haunted House. Trick-or-Treat bags (distributed until 3 p.m) provided to all children 13 and under. Costumes not required.

OCTOBER 31, 2011

BEAVER VALLEY MALL WIDE TRICK OR TREAT
Monday October 31, 2011 6PM-7:30PM

BEAVER COUNTY TRICK OR TREAT

I will be adding more trick or treat dates and times as information becomes available. The dates listed below have been confirmed on their websites.

*BEAVER VALLEY MALL WIDE TRICK OR TREAT
Monday October 31, 2011 6PM-7:30PM
* ROSS PARK MALL WIDE TRICK OR TREAT
Thursday October 27, 2011 6PM-8PM

*Ambridge, PA Monday October 31, 2011 6PM-8PM
*Beaver, PA Monday October 31, 2001 6PM-8PM
*Brighton Twp, PA Monday, October 31, 2011 6PM-8PM
*Hopewell Twp, PA Thursday, October 27, 2011 6PM-8PM
*Monaca, PA Monday October 31, 2011 6PM-8PM
*New Brighton, PA Thursday, October 27, 2011 6PM-7:30PM
*New Sewickley, PA Monday October 31, 2011 6PM-8PM

FARMS and PUMPKIN PATCHES
A post with dates and information on fall festivals at the following farms and orchards will be coming soon!
Cheeseman Farm – Portersville, PA
Harvest Valley Farms – Valencia, PA
Hozak Farms – Clinton, PA
Janoski’s – Clinton, PA
Jodikinos – Clinton, PA
Port Farm – Waterford, PA
Pumpkin Patch Trolley – Washington, PA
Reilly’s Summerseat Farm – Pittsburgh, PA
Renshaw Family Farm – Freeport, PA
Schramm Farms – Jeanette, PA
Shenot Farm – Wexford, PA
Simmons Farm – McMurray, PA
Soergels Orchards – Wexford, PA
Spring House Market – Washington, PA
Trax Farms – Finleyville, PA
Triple B Farms – Monongahela, PA
Wooden Nickel Buffalo Corn Maze Edinboro, PA
Woodward’s Orchard Beaver Falls, PA (Chippewa Twp)
Columbiana Maze Craze Columbiana, OH

LINKS TO LINKS
Fairs/Festivals – Western PA
Pumpkin Patches and more – Western PA

Have you attended one of the events listed here? Please tell us about your experience in the comments section.

Feel free to email pictures if you would like them featured on the blog. I hope your family has a fantastically fun-filled fall! 🙂

(If you know of an event in Beaver County not listed here and would like to add it to this list, please email me at coolfamilyblog (at) yahoo (dot) com. Sending an website link or flier (pdf or jpeg) with more information is appreciated!)

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*The Giant To Do List (a.k.a Large Marge)
*Do You “Like” Me on Facebook?
*Celebrating 30 Years in 30 Days
*Wordless Wednesday: Paci-Love
*Open House: Adaline’s Nursery
*A “Puzzling” Birthday Tradition
*Pointless Tutorials: How to Build a Jigsaw Puzzle
*Enter to win free groceries for a year

SEPTEMBER 2010 (Posts: 46) (Hits: 3,232)

*Jenn’s 1st Birthday 1980
*Large Marge Update 1
*Wordless Wednesday: What I Won’t Be Doing at 7pm
*Jenn’s 2nd Birthday 1981
*Open House: Master Bedroom
*Open House: Dominic’s Nursery
(My nephew, not in my house, but still a cute room!)
*The Anniversary of a Miracle: My sister’s car accident 2000
*Jenn’s 3rd Birthday 1982 (Wizard of Oz theme)
*Jenn’s 4th Birthday 1983 (Castle theme)
*Jenn’s 5th Birthday 1984 (Herself the Elf theme)
*Jenn’s 6th Birthday Party 1985 (Unicorn theme)
*Jenn’s 7th Birthday Party 1986 (Hoss’s, rainbows, and earrings)
*Large Marge Update 2
*Jenn’s 8th Birthday 1987 (Sleepovers!)
*Wordless Wednesday: Cousins
*Open House: Laundry
*Jenn’s 9th Birthday 1988
*Jenn’s 10th Birthday 1989 (Pink and Purple “J” Party)
*Jenn’s 11th Birthday 1990
(I cheat. This is actually my sister’s 2nd Birthday 1982, Sugar and Spice theme with a carousel cake.)
*Jenn’s 12th Birthday 1991
(I cheat again. Actually my sister’s 4th Birthday 1984, Mickey Mouse theme.)
*Jenn’s 13th Birthday 1992 (Sleepover!)
*Large Marge Update 3
*Jenn’s 14th Birthday 1993 (Surprise Party!)
*Wordless Wednesday: Ready for the Game!
*Jenn’s 15th Birthday 1994 (Fiddler on the Roof halftime show!)
*Jenn’s 16th Birthday 1995
*Open House: Family Room
*Open House: Storage
*Jenn’s 17th Birthday 1996
(Sleepover and a rant about Senior Pictures)
*Jenn’s 18th Birthday 1997
*Jenn’s 19th Birthday 1998
*Jenn’s 20th Birthday 1999
*Jenn’s 21st Birthday 2000 (Party at the hospital)
*Jenn’s 22nd Birthday 2001 (Fun times in FL)
*Wordless Wednesday: Daddy and Addy
*Jenn’s 23rd Birthday 2002 (Engagement photos)
*Jenn’s 24th Birthday 2003
*Jenn’s 25th Birthday 2004 (I got a dog!)
*Jenn’s 26th Birthday 2005
*Jenn 27th Birthday 2006 (Pumpkin triplets!)
*Don’t be cry…
*Jenn’s 28th Birthday 2007 (Princess Party)
*Wordless Wednesday: “Fall”ing in Love
*Jenn’s 29th Birthday 2008 (Crazy “Happy Birthday” song madness)
*Wordful Wednesday: Fall Family Fun 2009
*Jenn’s 30th Birthday 2009 (Totally Awesome 80s Party)

OCTOBER 2010 (Posts: 22) (Hits: 1,269)

*See You on Monday
*Jenn’s 31st Birthday 2010
*Wordless Wednesday: Fish Face
*Wordful Wednesday: The Flight of the Midnight Moth
*The Festival of Festivals 2010
(various Pittsburgh area pumpkin patches)
*Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Session 2 Group 2
*I’ve Gone Tribal: Meet the Geese (2010 SITS Girls Tribes)
*My Birth Story: I’m Always Late! (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*The Festival of Festivals: 10/02/2010 The Spring House
*My Dreams and Aspirations: The Long Road There
(Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Young Adult Years)
*Ages 3-5: Dancing in a Box (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*The Festival of Festivals! 10/09/2010 The Apple Castle and Volant
*Friends and Fellowship: Friends Don’t Get Friends Grounded (Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Young Adult Years)
*Age 6 1st Grade: There’s a Bra in my Lunchbox
(Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Changes…they are a-comin’
*It fixes anything… (Duct tape…)
*Don’t Worry, Be Happy
*My First Job (Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Young Adult Years)
*Because I like to let you know when I’m slacking off…
*Wordless Wednesday: Naughty Doggie
*Age 7 2nd Grade: Bossy Wheels and Shady Deals
(Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Ghosts of Halloween Past: My Childhood Halloweens

NOVEMBER 2010 (Posts: 18) (Hits: 1,218)

*How I Met Cool Daddy: Part 1
(Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Young Adult Years)
*Halloween Crafts: Kleenex Box Costume
*Wordless Wednesday: Storytime
*Halloween Parade: Fall Fashion (Adaline’s adorable fall wardrobe)
*Age 8 3rd Grade: I Will Not Talk in Class (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*How I Met Cool Daddy: Part 2
(Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Young Adult Years)
*Enter to Win by Helping my Mom!
*Vote Every Day
*Writing With Humor
*31DBBB Day 1: My Blog in 30 seconds or Less (Elevator Pitch)
*Age 9 4th Grade: I Didn’t Really Need Those Fingers Anyway (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Colonel Mustard on a rollercoaster with a plastic fork
(Mommy’s Piggy Tales: Young Adult Years)
*My Mama’s Kitchen
*Age 10 5th Grade: Nothing’s Scary in the Fifth Grade
(Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Movie Review: Homeless for the Holidays
*Happy Thanksgiving 2010
*100th Post: 101 Things in 1001 Days
(What can I accomplish before September 2013?)
*Tutu Excited!

DECEMBER 2010 (Posts: 27) (Hits: 3,724)

*Wordless Wednesday: First Snow Fall 2010
(…and a dying Jack O’ Lantern?)
*My Letter to Santa 1984
*Dear Santa Series: Part 1: Writing a Letter to Santa
*Deart Santa Series: Part 2: Mailing a Letter to Santa
*Guest Post: Traditions, Truces, and Cartoon Moments:
A guest post by Anne from Homeschooling 911
*Dear Santa Series: Part 3: Paper For Writing a Letter to Santa (Links to free printables)
*Guest Post: Food as Tradition: Norwegian Butter Cookies:
A guest post by Retha from Mommy Bee Wisdom
*Product Review: LifeDiscipler
*Dear Santa Series: Part 4: Emailing a Letter to Santa
*Uncle Ugly’s Christmas Sweater Jamboree Rules and Regulations
*SITStahs…stop here first!
(My totally screwed up SITS feature day!)
*10 Ways to Shake Up Your Christmas Pajamas Tradition
*Wordless Wednesday: The Santa Photo 2010
*10 Days of Christmas PJs: Day 1 2001
*10 Days of Christmas PJs: Day 2 2002
*10 Days of Christmas PJs: Day 3 2003
*Phone Calls from Santa Claus
*10 Days of Christmas PJs: Day 4 2004
*10 Days of Christmas PJs: Day 5 2005
*10 Days of Christmas PJs: Day 6 2006
*10 Days of Christmas PJs: Day 7 2007
*10 Days of Christmas PJs: Day 8 2008
*Wordless Wednesday: The Santa Photo 2010…the sequel (Adaline and Dominic)
*10 Days of Christmas PJs: Day 9 2009
*10 Days of Christmas PJs: Day 10 2010 Part 1
*Merry Christmas 2010
*Uncle Ugly’s Christmas Sweater Jamboree 2010

JANUARY 2011 (Posts: 20) (Hits: 2,065)

*Tops 10 Posts of 2010
*I Have the Flu
*Vote for Adaline
*Age 11 6th Grade: Jenny Got Ran Over by Her Grandma (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Wordless Wednesday: 12 Months of Adaline
*Age 12 7th Grade: Youth Camp Stinks (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Age 13 8th Grade: “Talent” Show (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Age 14 9th Grade: (N)O Christmas Tree (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Age 15 10th Grade: The Newsboys Wouldn’t Ditch Their Friends (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Movie Review: Family Movie Night: Change of Plans
*Age 16 11th Grade: Acrophobia Get You the Good Seats (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Age 17 12th Grade: In School Suspension (Mommy’s Piggy Tales)
*Bottom 10 Posts of 2010
*Wordless Wednesday 2010 Recap
*Oh where, oh where has Cool Mama gone?
*But…(Part 1)
*But…(Part 2)
*But…(Part 3)
*But…(Part 4)
*Mom Blog Monday Blog Hop: I’m the Featured Blogger

FEBURARY 2011 (Posts: 16) (Hits: 2,239)

*Fun Ideas for Groundhog Day
*Adaline Milestones 18 Months Old
*Adaline’s Half Birthday 2011
*Superbowl Steelers vs Packers
*31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge
*15 Reasons Why My Hubby is Awesome
*31DBBB Day 2: Write a List Post
*Ham and Man Party
*Valentine’s Day 2011
*Valentine’s Day Link Love – Free Printables, Crafts, and More!
*The One That Got Away
*Wordless Wednesday: Little Sweetheart
*The Invasion of the Kangaroos
*Read Across America With Dr. Seuss
*Free Dr. Seuss Fonts (LINKS)
*10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks

MARCH 2011 (Posts: 22) (Hits: 3,435)

*Wordless Wednesday: Oscar Night
*A Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast
*Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target
*Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at the Library
*Celebrate Your Name Week: Muppet
*Wordless-ish Wednesday: Grrrrr
*Celebrate Your Name Week: Adaline Part 1:
(How Adaline got her name.)
*Celebrate Your Name Week: Adaline Part 2:
(The meaning of “Adaline” and why I spell it wrong.)
*Celebrate Your Name Week: Cool Daddy
*Celebrate Your Name Week: Jordan
*Celebrate Your Name Week: Jennifer
*Spring Ahead: Reflections on Miscarriage
*Celebrating Seuss
*Wordless Wednesday: Little Leprechaun
*Seuss Fails
*50+ Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables (LINKS)
*Why “Coolest Family on the Block”?
*Leprechaun Trickery is Afoot!
*And So It Begins… (Video)
*I Need a Blogcation
*Wordless Wednesday: Attack of the Giant Baby (Video)
*30+ April Fools Pranks to Play on Your Kids

APRIL 2011 (Posts: 24) (Hits: 4,840)

*Free April Fools Day Printable Pranks (Links)
*April Fools Day Family Traditions
*Welcome to the Party! (The 2011 Ultimate Blog Party)
*Announcing the 1st Annual No Housework Party
*My Least Favorite Chore
*Wordless Wednesday: Express Your Mess
*Grab Your “No Housework Party” Button
*No Housework Party Link Up
*Wordless Wednesday: Who’s the pretty girl in that mirror there?
*Easter Egg Hunts and Family Fun (Local) (2011)
*50+ Easter Egg Decorating Ideas (Links)
*Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs (Links)
*Wordful Wednesday: A (long) Trip Down Bunnylane
*Happy Earth Day
*National Infertility Awareness Week (2011)
*Trying to Conceive: Take 1
*Childless Mother
*My First Pregnancy
*Wordless Wednesday: Happy Easter
*My Miscarriage
*Trying to Conceive: Take 2
*Trying to Conceive: Take 3 (Secondary Infertility)
*Our Infertility Story: The Short Version
*Infertility Myth Busted: Just Relax!

MAY 2011 (Posts: 12) (Hits: 4,299)

*Wordless Wednesday: No Eat the Suds
*My Mother’s Day Gift
*Trying to Conceive Tuesday (Take 3 Continued)
*Wordless Wednesday: Happy Mother’s Day
*Wordless Wednesday: Chalks
*Changing it up!
*Funny Things Adaline Says (Videos)
*Welcome Voiceboks Visitors
*Okay, I’m ready to talk about it (LOST)
*Mommy Promotion
*Wordless Wednesday: Shameless Plug
*Guest Bloggers Needed

JUNE 2011 (Posts: 23) (Hits: 5,638)

*Wordless Wednesday: Two Lines
*Hot Air Balloon Crafts and Snacks (Links)
*Guest Post: Breakfast Basket
*Bye-Bye Betty Bride
*Guest Post: Laughter Really is the Best Medicine
*”Show Us Your Tow” Hop starts tonight!
*Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!
*Guest Post: What Has Your Kid Done to Embarrass You Lately?
*When I Say I’m Busy
*Guest Post: Top 10 Things to do with Toddlers this Summer
*Living Treasures Animal Park: Moraine, PA
*Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!
*Guest Post: Parent Club
*Our Wedding
*Early Ultrasound 7 Weeks 2 Days
*Wordless Wednesday: Happy Father’s Day
*Guest Post: Fun Summer Reads for Kids
*Hanks Frozen Custard: New Brighton, PA
*Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!
*How to Celebrated Leon Day! (6 months until Christmas!)
*Guest Post: Toilet Training for the Patient and Unwearied
*The Very Literal Stay at Home Mom
*Guest Post: ABC Photo Essay

JULY 2011 (Posts: 11) (Hits: 6,626)

*Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium: Pittsburgh, PA
*Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!
*Guest Post: Sustainable Living – It’s Not Just for Hippies Anymore
*Early Ultrasound 9 Weeks 2 Days
*Guest Post: Planting Flowers and Practicing Skills
*Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!
*Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, PA
*10 Shows I’d Like to Make a Comeback
(80s and 90s awesomeness)
*Guest Post: Coolest Mud Pie Cake Ever! (Recipe)
*Wordful Wednesday: Oh, No He Didn’t!
(Cool Daddy painted the porch…)
*Guest Post: Making the Most Out of Every Day This Summer
*Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!
*Guest Post: The Drama of Leaving Your 20s
*The Night I Got Arrested and Changed My Name to David (not really)
*Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!
*Guest Post: Outer Banks – What a week!
*Wordless Wednesday: Party Junk
*Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!
*Happy Blogoversary to Me!

AUGUST 2011 (Posts: 11) (Hits: 8,522)
*Ribbon Topiary Video Tutorial (Centerpiece)
*Birthday Tissue Number Sign Mini-Tutorial
*Wordless Wednesday: 12 Months of Adaline
*Happy 2nd Birthday, Adaline!
*Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!
*Birthday Girl 2 Years Old
*Ladybug Picnic 2nd Birthda
*Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!
*NT Ultrasound 12 Weeks
*Birthday Tradition: Professional Photos
*Is that an earthquake or is my cell phone on vibrate?

SEPTEMBER 2011 (Posts: 11) (Hits: 8,198)
*So…what happened there?
*Birthday Traditions: Cake Server and Knife
*Half Way There: 20 weeks
*It’s a…boy!
*Birthday Traditions: Personalized Birthday CD
*Wordless Wednesday: Tea Party with the Dog
*I Sold My Teacher What?!
*DIY No Sew Party Hat Tutorial
*Pray for Public Schools (SYATP)
*Free Ladybug Fonts (Links)
*Beaver County Fall Festivals October 2011

OCTOBER 2011 (Posts: 4) (Hits: 11,256)
*Pittsburgh Area Pumpkin Patches
*Volant Autumn Pumpkin Festival
*Wordless Wednesday: Is That a Pumpkin Up Your Shirt?
*Awesome Halloween Light Shows

NOVEMBER 2011
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10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks


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10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks

Here are ten quick and easy snacks that you likely already eat all of the time. Now you can make mealtime more fun by giving your foods Seuss names and linking them to different Dr. Seuss books. Making these snacks and reading the books is sure to be a hit with your kids!

10 EASY DR. SEUSS SNACKS
(Click on book images to enlarge them.)

Book: Green Eggs and Ham
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1. Snack – Green Eggs and Ham: This popular dish is easy to make. Just add green food coloring to your eggs and ham (you can brush it onto the ham but best results come from soaking it in green colored water). There are so many options with the eggs, scrambled would be the easiest but you can also try fried, deviled eggs, or egg salad. For healthier green options try adding green foods like spinach or pesto to the eggs instead of food coloring.

Book: Oh Say Can You Say and
The Butter Battle Book

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2. Snack – Bread and Butter: Oh Say Can You Say has a tongue-twister about Bed Spreaders and Bread Spreaders while the The Butter Battle Book is all about whether you like your bread butter side up or butter side down. Eat your bread/toast and butter with your green eggs and ham!

Book: Ten Apples Up On Top!
3. Snack – Red Apples: Yep, that’s it 😉

Book: Yertle the Turtle
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4. Snack – Blueberries: Yertle the Turtle says, “I’m king of a blueberry bush and a cat!”…so try some of Yertle’s blueberries 🙂

Book: Hop on Pop
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5. Snack – Eat a snack with Brown and Black: The snack that Brown in Black are pictured eating is sandwiches, green apples, bananas, and glasses of milk or water, there also appears to be a bowl of sausage links or hot dogs.

Book: Fox in Socks
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6. Snack – Cheese Trees: Cheese sticks will work as cheese trees. You could put cheese cubes on toothpicks and stick them in Styrofoam to make a “forest” of cheese trees.
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7. Snack – Blue Goo: Blue jello can be Blue Goo. You could also color other gooey foods blue such as yogurt, pudding, or even mashed potatoes.
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8. Snack – Poodles eating noodles: Any noodles will do…macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, etc. Bonus points if you have a stuffed poodle that can sit on the table as you eat or print pictures of poodles to color while eating.

Book: Oh the Thinks You Can Think
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9. Snack – Schlopp (with a cherry on top): I’ve seen some more “complicated” recipes for Schlopp online, but the easiest way to make Schlopp is simply to stick a cherry on top of ice cream, pudding, or yogurt.

Book: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
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10. Snack – Fish shaped snacks:
Gummy fish or Goldfish crackers
Make red and blue jello and use a fish-shaped cookie cutter. Or make blue jello and add different colored gummy fish to it before it sets…now you have fish in water!
Cut up different colored fruits and veggies and then display them in the shape of a fish.

And as a bonus…

SEUSS BEVERAGES

Book: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
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11. Yink’s Pink Ink Drink: Any pink drink will do from something simple like pink lemonade or strawberry milk to more involved things like strawberry milkshakes or smoothies. Milk would have the most ink-like consistency while the lemonade would look more like the illustration in the book.

Book: Sleep Book
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12. Moose Juice (Orange) and Goose Juice (Green): Moose Juice is orange and Goose Juice is green, so any orange/green beverage will do (Kool-Aid, soda, tinted drinks), or you could simply serve orange juice with your green eggs and ham and call it Moose Juice!

SEUSS DINNERS

Book: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
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13. Who Roast Beast: Having roast for dinner? Call it Who Roast Beast. Maybe serve it with some blue “Blue Goo” mashed potatoes 😉

Book: Oh Say Can You Say
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14. Potato chips and pork chops: If you’re having pork chops for dinner, add some chips just they way they serve them at Skipper Zipp’s Clipper Ship Chip Chop Shop.

Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss snack?
Let me know in the comments!

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