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Healthy Halloween Snacks


Easy Healthy Halloween Snacks

We were in charge of bringing classroom snacks for the Kindergarten Halloween party. Homemade treats were not allowed (which is just as well since I don’t cook or bake). I really get tired of all of the junk my kids accumulate from October to January during the holidays, so I really didn’t want to give the kids loads of sugar. Instead I prepared healthy snacks (fruit and cheese) with a fun “Halloween” twist…and they got organic lollipops as well. Yep, I’m one of those super fun parents :P.
(Don’t worry, they also got store bought cookies filled with sugar and artificial junk and bags of artificially colored Cheetos 😦 That was my husband’s doing. He’s everyone’s favorite.)

These healthy Halloween snacks were ridiculously easy to make. Seriously, I can’t express to you enough how quick and simple this was! I made 16 of each and it only took about half an hour to complete. I know, right?! All you need is a black Sharpie Marker!

Healthy Halloween Snacks: String Cheese Ghosts

These String Cheese Ghosts were the easiest to do. I just drew little ghostly faces on the back of a cheesestick and was finished in only minutes! Effortless!

Healthy Halloween Snacks: Jack-o-Lantern Oranges

Using a Sharpie marker I drew Jack-O-Lantern faces onto oranges. Okay, okay…so they were Halos or Cuties which are technically Mandarin Clementines. But I’m still going to call them “oranges” anyway because this is my blog and I’m a rebel that laughs in the face of accurately classifying fruits by their proper species and binomial name. Suck it, science!

Healthy Halloween Snacks: Banana Pirates

I’ve seen these Banana Pirates around cyber space for years now. They’re not particularly “Halloween-y” but I still thought they were cute and fun. Halloween is a time you can dress up and be whatever you want…so can your banana! Maybe if I wasn’t so lazy I could’ve come up with a different more appropriately themed “character”, but this will have to do.

Healthy Halloween Snacks

What are your kids’ favorite healthy Halloween themed treats?
What other creative character can you turn a banana into?
Do you call Clementines “oranges” too?
Let me know in the comments!

Need last minute Halloween Costumes for siblings?
Check out these adorable and easy Artist and Masterpiece costumes!

Artist and Masterpiece Sibling Halloween Costumes


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50+ Ideas for Thanksgiving Kids’ Table (Links)


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During the holidays we’ve all had to sit at the kids’ table at some point in our lives. Now everyone will want to sit at the kids’ table if you use these creative ideas for making your Thanksgiving kids’ table the coolest on the block!

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*Thanksgiving Kid’s Table: @ Fiskars
Silly turkey leg place card, pie treat holder, Mayflower drinking straw, decorative turkey clips, pilgrim hat crayon holder, Native American headband, and grateful tree centerpiece.
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*The Kids’ Table: Thanksgiving Placecards, Paper Bag Turkey, Thanksgiving Quiz, Bite Sized Pumpkin Pies, Faux Pumpkin Pie Place Cards, Game Time Thanksgiving Boat Races, Thanksgiving Pumpkin Roll: @ One Charming Party
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*Thanksgiving Kids Table: @ 11 Cupcakes
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*How to Create an Amazing Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Happy Home Fairy
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*Thanksgiving Kid’s Table Ideas: @ Craftberry Bush
Black Bristol board lines the table as a placemat or table cloth on a kiddie table that works just as a chalkboard. Wrap the utensils with a yellow and green napkin to simulate corn.
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*Eat, Drink, Be Thankful Kid’s Table: by Mirabelle Creations
@ Amy Atlas: Sweet Designs and Kara’s Party Ideas
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*Embrace the idea of a kids’ table: @ Country Living
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*Thanksgiving Place Settings: @ Fiskars
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*Giving Thanks: A Thanksgiving Kid’s Table: @ Frog Prince Paperie
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*Kids’ Thanksgiving Table: We Are So Thankful!: @ Frog Prince Paperie
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*Turkey Day Table Centerpiece: @ Parents.com
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*Happy Gobble Day: @ Anders Ruff
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*A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Denna’s Ideas
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*It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Halloween/Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Denna’s Ideas
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*Fun Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ La T Dah
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*Mayflower Celebration: Sandra Lee’s Cute and Crafty Kids’ Table for Thanksgiving:
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*Thanksgiving Kids Table: @ Alesya Bags
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*Set a Special Place for Kids: Ritzy Bee @ Southern Living
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*Set a Great Kids’ Table for Thanksgiving: @ Pottery Barn Kids
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*Mini Thanksgiving Feast: @ Small Fry Blog
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*Ultimate Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Party Bluprints
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*Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Giggles Galore
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*Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Saratoga Mama
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*The Best Thanksgiving Yet: @ Rococo Report
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*Kids’ Thanksgiving Table: by Parties for Pennies
@ Creative Home
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*Whoot of Thanks Playdate: @ The Savvy Mom’s Guide
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*Thanksgiving Child Setting: @ Momtastic
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*Color Full Kids Thanksgiving Table: @ Kara’s Creative Place
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*Free Printable Paper Pilgrim Hat and Bonnet: @ MarthaStewart.com
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*Free Thanksgiving Kids Table Printables: @ Shindig Parties to Go
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*Thanksgiving Kids’ Table and Free Printable: @ Sweet Metel Moments
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*Kids’ Table Printables: @ Alpha Mom
Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece, Thanksgiving Napkin Rings, Thanksgiving Crayon Holder, Thanksgiving Coloring Page
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*Thanksgiving Kid’s Table Setting: @ Lily’s Laundry Blog
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*Printable Turkey Trivia Cards: by Skip to my Lou @ Alpha Mom
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*Free Printable Thanksgiving Placemat: @ Whatever Dee Dee Wants
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*Free Thanksgiving Fall Printable Kit: @ Paper Glitter
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*Free Printable Thanksgiving Play Set: @ Chickabug
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*Free Printable Kid’s Thanksgiving Placemats: @ Darling Doodles Design
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*Thanksgiving Table for Kids: Free Printables: @ Design Dazzle
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*Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Tips: @ How Does She
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*Mayflower Crayon Holder: @ It’s Overflowing
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*Mayflower Treat Holder!: @ My Cotton Creations
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*(Pottery Barn Inspired) DIY Thanksgiving Treat Holders: @ Sheek Shindigs
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*Kids’ Table Centerpiece: @ MarthaStewart.com
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*DIY Paper Mayflower Centerpiece: @ Martha Stewart
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*Mayflower Place Setting: @ Whatever Dee Dee Wants
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*DIY Mayflower Tutorial (Pottery Barn Inspired): @ The Pink Peony of Le Jardin
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*DIY Mayflower: @ Making Life Whimsical

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*DIY Thanksgiving Tallship: @ Let’s Go Fly a Kite…
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*Turkey Handprint Tablecloth: @ How Does She
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*Thanksgiving Party: @ Happy Hawkins
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*Pilgrim Straw Toppers: @ Daily Party Dish
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*Turkey Pencil Holder (Tutorial): @ Pottery Barn Kids
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*Pom Pom Tom Turkey Decoration: @ MarthaStewart.com
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*Thanksgiving Entertainment for Kids: @ The Idea Room
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*Thanksgiving Kids’ Table Activities: @ The Mother Huddle
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*Moccasin and Pilgrim Treat and Placecard Holder: @ Can’t Stop Making Things
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*Turkey Table Topper and Turkey Nut Holder: @ Spoonful.com
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*Thanksgiving Chalk Cloth Placemats: @ Flamingo Toes
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*Toddler to Teen Thanksgiving Table: @ The Celebration Shoppe
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*Turkey Chair Covers: @ Wild Olive
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*Turkey Chair Covers Tutorial: @ Spoonful
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*Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Ideas: @ Spoonful
Turkey Napkin Holders, Pilgrim Napkin Rings, Photo Napkin Rings, Fall Tableware Napkin Rings, Wrapped Rings, Button Indian Corn Napkin Rings, Funny Fall Napkin Rings, Turkey Napkin Rings and Holders, Indian Corn Napkin Rings
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*Thanksgiving Table for Kids: @ MarthaStewart.com
Thanksgiving Place Mats, Paper Pilgrims Thanksgiving Table, Gourd Gobblers, Cornhusk Dolls, Mayflower Centerpiece, Headdress Napkin Wrap, Paper Boat Place Cards, Finger Puppet Favors, Turkey Trivia
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What’s your favorite memory of sitting at the kids’ table?
Do you have ideas for making the kids’ table more fun?
Please share in the comments!

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*This post is linked to: SITS Sharefest


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Artist and Masterpiece Sibling Costumes


Artist and Masterpiece Sibling Halloween Costumes

I am lazy. I don’t sew and I refuse to spend $30 on a child’s costume that is ugly and will fall apart. My 4 year old daughter kept changing her mind about her costume from ghost to kitty to my personal favorite, “I just want to be a regular little girl”. My daughter loves, loves, LOVES to draw and paint and so I suggested that she be an artist. She loved the idea. She loved the idea even more when I said that her little brother could be her work of art and that she could (pretend to) paint him. So simple and easy!

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The costume was a huge hit! We got a lot of compliments on how cute and creative the concept was. It was mostly laziness rather than creativity, but hey, I’ll take it!

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ARTIST/PAINTER COSTUME
-Art Smock / Art Apron / Old button down shirt
-Beret
-Artist’s Palette
-Paint Brush
-Paint smudges on face and smock
-Pencil mustache (optional)

My daughter already had this art smock from Ikea. I wanted to have paint splatters all over her, but that smock wipes up so nicely that nothing will really dry on it 😦 I found the beret on Amazon and I had a Swagbucks giftcard, so it was free! I got the artist’s palette and paint brushes at Michael’s. We have paintbrushes at home but I wanted something a little bigger. There was a less expensive plain white palette but I let Adaline choose which one to get. She chose the watercolor palette which was fine because she would definitely use the watercolors and now I didn’t have to add paint to the white palette for her costume.
If you don’t have an art smock you can use an old white button down shirt as a smock. Be sure to smear it with lots of paint…artists are never clean! If you don’t have a palette and don’t want to buy one you can always make one by cutting the shape into cardboard or cardstock and coloring in the paint. That was more work than I wanted to do (remember the keyword today is “lazy“), so the $4 I spent on the palette was worth it to me.
I also think it would be cute to draw a curly mustache on your artist, but my daughter was having none of that!

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MASTERPIECE/WORK OF ART COSTUME
-Long-sleeved white shirt (a few sizes bigger)
-Painted Canvas
-Picture Frame (optional)
-Hot Glue Gun (to glue the canvas to the shirt)

My original idea for the masterpiece was to use larger canvases and have my son wear them hanging over his shoulders sandwich board style. He’s 20 months old and falls over for no reason at all sometimes, so when I saw the smaller 9×12 canvas panels I got the idea to hot glue it directly to his shirt instead. I also thought it would be really cute to glue a frame from the dollar store around the canvas, but I didn’t think that sounded too comfortable or safe for my little boy. Instead I just added the little sign that said “Masterpiece” so that I didn’t have to keep explaining the costume to people. It worked brilliantly and we got a lot of compliments 🙂

It’s important to note that I got my son’s shirt a little larger (he wears 18-24m and this shirt is a 3T) because you need the extra room once the canvas is glued to the shirt. If the shirt were any smaller I wouldn’t have been able to fit it over his head.

The canvas panels I used were a set of 5 from Michael’s. You can get single canvases as well, but they didn’t have any at Michael’s and I knew that my daughter would use all of them.

Instead of using a canvas you could use card stock, card board, poster board, a pillowcase, just about anything that you can paint/draw on and then attach to or hang from a shirt. You can even just draw/paint directly onto the shirt itself. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Adaline actually painted the canvas herself. After it dried I hot glued the canvas onto a long sleeved tee.
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Here’s the list of actual items that I used:
(None of these are affiliate links)
SMOCK: Ikea MÅLA Long sleeve apron, green $3.99
PALETTE: Michael’s Creatology Watercolor Palette $3.99
PAINT BRUSH: Michael’s Creatology Brushes (Set of 3) $1.99
BERET: Classic Black Wool Beret Cap $5.91 Sold by Accessory World on Amazon.com
TEE: Garanimals Long Sleeve Basic Tee $3.88
CANVAS: Michael’s Artist’s Loft 9×12 Canvas Panel Value Pack (5 pack) $7.99

Did your kids dress up for Halloween this year?
What is your favorite “lazy” Halloween costume?
Let me know in the comments!

This post is linked to: Skip To My Lou: Made by You Monday / Clumsy Crafter: Costume Link Up / Kids Activities Blog: It’s Playtime / SITS Saturday Sharefest / The Mom Creative: Halloween Costumes Link Up

*If you’d like a laugh (or nightmares) read about 1984 Creepy Costumes on my other blog.

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Pittsburgh Area Pumpkin Patches 2012 (Local)


This list of farm festivals has NOT been updated for 2013. However, below you will find links to each farm’s website where they should have details about their festivals.  For more local updates please check my LOCAL PAGE and FACEBOOK PAGE.

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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 – Jeannette, 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

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Listed here are local farms hosting fall/harvest festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, and fruit picking in Western PA’s greater Pittsburgh area during October 2012. A list of fall festival and events in Beaver County, PA and beyond can be found here for 2012.

PUMPKIN PATCHES
Listed alphabetically

CHEESEMAN FARM PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – Portersville, PA


SEPTEMBER 22 and 29, 2012 12PM-5PM
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS OCTOBER 2012 12PM-5PM
Festival Hayrides: $4.00 per person ages 2 and up (does not include price of pumpkin
It’s time for harvest and here you can pickup your local favorites, Honey, Apple Butter and of course Pumpkins. The pumpkin festival is a great way to spend a day with the family and enjoy the fall weather. Start a new family tradition take a hay ride to our pumpkin patch and pick out this year’s holiday decorations. Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Hay Jump, Pumpkin Video (upon request), Concession Stand, Holiday Items, Pumpkins and Gourds, Indiana Corn, Corn Stalks, Hay Bales
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HARVEST VALLEY FARMS FALL FESTIVAL – Valencia, PA
EVERY SATURDAY and SUNDAY OCTOBER 2012 10AM-5PM
FREE
2012 Calender Of Events
October 6 and 7 Live Music / Saturday 10/06: Rick Bruening
October 13 and 14 Live Music / Sunday 10/14: Eve Goodman
“Treasure in the Haystack” / Proceeds benefit Local Food Bank
October 20 and 21 Live Music: Rick Bruening
October 27 and 28: Pumpkin Bowling and Pumpkin Basketball / Proceeds benefit SBC Meals on Wheels
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! Facebook / Twitter


HOZAK FARMS FALL FESTIVAL – Clinton, PA
Free…Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch
WEEKDAYS OCTOBER 2012 2PM-6PM
September 29 and 30, 2012 10AM-6PM
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS OCTOBER 2012 10AM-6PM
COLUMBUS DAY October 08, 2012 10AM-6PM (No pony rides)
FREE
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. Facebook



JANOSKI’S PUMPKINLAND – Clinton, PA
September 29 and 30th, 2012
EVERY WEEKEND OCTOBER 2012 10AM-5PM
October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28
$5.00 per person
Enjoy with your family our Haunted Barn, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Straw Jump, Pedal Bike Path, Pony Rides (for Children Only) Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Painting, face painting and much more. There are picnic tables and pavilions. Feel free to pack a lunch or visit our food booth. During this time our Farm Market, Gift Shop, Bakery, and Garden Center are open. Be sure to stop in and see our friendly staff and enjoy the bountiful fall harvest! Facebook



JODIKINOS PUMPKIN PATCH – Clinton, PA
Jodikinos Farm Market
195 Hanover Kendall Road Clinton, PA 15026
Currently no information available for Pumpkin Fest 2012. / Facebook


PORT FARM HARVEST FESTIVAL – Waterford, PA
September 15, 2012 through October 31, 2012
OPENING WEEKEND 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Saturday, September 15th
: Many special surprises are in store to honor the most fabulous, favorite, fun part of the last nine years – YOU! It will be a giant party, Port-style, with giveaways, contests and adventures galore for our guests

Sunday, September 16th – Scavenger Hunt and Scarecrows by Scouts: Searching for clues is a tradition if you visit the farm during kick-off weekend!
Prizes awarded to all who succeed in finding those clues and solving the riddle. Also,
today we host our scouts in appreciation for their scarecrow-building talents.

THIRD ANNUAL GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF
Saturday, September 22nd
: Third time is a charm! We are hoping to weigh-in a world record this year and have a TON of fun doing it. Witnessing these orange wonders is the ideal way to spend the first day of autumn.

FAMILY FUN AND GAMES along with MASCOT DAY
Saturday, September 29th
: Jump right in and spit some seeds, be a wheelbarrow or balance a pumpkin on your head! Guaranteed fun for all who join in. Local mascots will be sharing this day with plenty of handshakes and hugs to go around.

LEGACY EXPERIENCE Columbus Day Weekend
Saturday, October 6th and Sunday October 7th
: A homage to the heritage and history of our sacred ground here along French Creek. Encampments featuring storytelling, and traditional demonstrations are passionately expressed by French Creek Living History Association.

MUSIC MAKERS Saturday, October 13th: Traditional musicians share their talents and add a joyful element to the energy of the farm. Lend your ears, clap your hands and feel free to dance and sing if you’d like.
FARMER FOR A DAY Saturday, October 20th: Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get a li’l dirty! Farm chores are hard work, but can be quite satisfying. Be a part of our Children’s Garden by pitching in and contributing to it’s splendor.
PUMPKIN-MANIA PARTY Saturday, October 27th: Near the end of the season, things get a little kooky and we see nothing but orange! This day is ALL about pumpkins and ways to use them for entertainment. Pumpkin treats and antics await you.
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PUMPKIN PATCH TROLLEY – Washington, PA
1 Museum Rd Washington, PA 15301-6133 724-228-9256
OCTOBER 2012 Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 10AM-5PM
Also open Columbus Day Monday, October 08, 2012
Children (ages 1-15) $7 / Adults $9
Enjoy fall at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum with Pumpkin Patch Trolley, where
children can pick a pumpkin and then decorate it plus much more!

/ Twitter / Facebook / Facebook Page: Frank J. Sprague Official Cat of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
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REILLY’S SUMMER SEAT FARM HARVEST FESTIVAL OF FUN – Pittsburgh, PA
EVERY WEEKEND OCTOBER 2012 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 and 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!
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RENSHAW FAMILY FARM – Freeport, PA
314 Ford City Rd, Freeport, PA 16229
Currently no information available for 2012 festival.



SCHRAMM FARMS FALL FEST – Jeannette, PA
OCTOBER 2012
WEEKDAYS M-F 9AM-7PM
WEEKENDS SAT 9AM-7\6PM / 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. Facebook


SHENOT FARM HAYRIDES – Wexford, PA
September 29, 2012
WEEKENDS OCTOBER 2012 11AM-5PM
COLUMBUS DAY October 08, 2012 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! Facebook


SIMMONS FARM FALL ACTIVITIES – McMurray, PA
170 Simmons Road, McMurray PA 15317
7 Days a week OCTOBER 2012 M-F 9AM-6:45PM Weekends 9AM-5:45PM
Scenic Hayride and 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, 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 (weekend activity availability due to weather may vary call ahead). Facebook


SOERGEL ORCHARDS FALL FESTIVAL – Wexford, PA
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS OCTOBER 11AM-5PM
September 22-23, 2012 to October 27-28, 2012
EAT: There will be a ton a great food every fall festival weekend including Amish donuts every Saturday for $1 each (cash only Amish donuts).
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, Straw Tunnel, Duck Pond, Duck Race, Sluice, Ring Toss, Bounce House, Train, Spin Art, Tiny Town play area*, Straw Stack*, Pirate Ship play area*, Farm Animals*
*denotes free activity
ENJOY: Pick your own pumpkins 11AM-5PM, Hayrides to the pumpkin patch 11AM-5PM, Pony rides 1PM-3PM, Horse drawn wagon rides 2PM-4PM, Free samples and demonstrations
Facebook / Facebook: Garden Center / Facebook: Naturally Soergels / Twitter / Pinterest


SPRING HOUSE MARKET PUMPKIN PATCH HAYRIDES – Washington, PA
EVERY SATURDAY and SUNDAY OCTOBER 2012 11AM-4PM
$6 per person + $3 to pick a pumpkin
Hayride to Pumpkin Patch, Pick your perfect pumpkin, Pumpkin Land Characters, Corn Maze, Petting Zoo,…and MORE! Facebook


TRAX FARMS 43rd FALL FESTIVAL – Finleyville, PA
EVERY WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 22 to OCTOBER 28, 2012 10AM-5PM

FREE Admission
Hayrides: Adult $8, Children (3-12) $6, Children 2 and under are FREE
Enjoy a hayride to our pumpkin patch to pick-your-own pumpkin or see if you can find your way through our giant, 4-acre corn maze! There are fun things to do and great things to eat and drink including fresh apple cider and over 15 varieties of apples grown at Trax Farm, candy apples, heavenly pumpkin gobs and other seasonal treats from our bakery. Apple Cider and Caramel Apple Dip during fall festival only!
(Free Petting Zoo; Ticketed Activities include: Rainbow Express Train, Trax Challenge/ Corn Bin Mini Maze, Balloon Chase, Slide, Bounce House, Spin Art, Land Ball, Bungee Jumper, Wall Climb; Cash Activities include: Pony Rides and Glitter Tattoos)
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TRIPLE B FARMS FAMILY FALL APPLE and PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – Monongahela, PA
September 29, 2012 to October 31, 2012
WEEKENDS 10AM-6PM (begininng September 29th)
M-F 10AM-4PM Only Pumpkinland and Cornmaze ($2.50 each)
W-TH-F 4PM-7PM (beginning October 5th)
Open Columbus Day, October 08, 2012 12PM-6PM
Activity Wristband: $11.00 per child; $7.00 per adult
Children 2 and under FREE
Wristband includes: Boo Barn, Rope Maze, Pumpkinland, Funny Farm, Hayride, 2 Giant Slides, Barnyard Carnival, Cornmaze, Farm Flinger, Duck Derby, Duck Slide Facebook

WOODWARD’S ORCHARD – Chippewa Twp, PA
727 Achortown Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Monday-Saturday 10AM-5PM
Welcome to Woodward’s Orchard. We are a family owned orchard located in Chippewa Township. (Above Brady’s Run Park) Our store will open for the season August 1st 2012 Hope to see you. God bless you. 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 and 14)

OCTOBER 2012
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 and Over $9.00 Children 5 to 11 $7.00
Hayrides: $3.00 Ages 4 and up / Barrel train rides: $1.00 per ride (S/S 12PM-5PM)
(Check website for group rates and other rates/discounts.)
NEW THIS YEAR…GEM STONE MINING ATTRACTION!!!
The maze this season is 20 amazing acres, 4 separate mazes in 2012, 18 checkpoints to locate! Play FSI and Farm Tracks. Gemstone Mining Attraction, Straw Pyramids, Corn Box, Corn Hole, Wood Cut-outs for Photos, Swingset, Hayrides and Barrel Train rides (Saturdays and Sundays check prices), Concessions by GandG (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
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WOODEN NICKEL BUFFALO FARM CORN MAZE
5970 Koman Road Edinboro, PA 16412
(814)734-2833 Toll Free: 1-866-203-5268

Open Friday August 31, 2012
Website / Facebook

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 2012 (Local)


Looking for something to do in Beaver County, PA or the Greater Pittsburgh Area?
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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!)

VISIT BEAVER COUNTY, PA
PA Vendors: Beaver County Events
VisitBeaverCounty.com
PAvisnet.com – Beaver
VisitPA.com
BEAVER COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Farmers Markets listed here

FALL in PA
Fall in PA
Pittsburgh Fall Foliage Driving Tours

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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Wordless Wednesday: Little Pumpkin


Here is Adaline the day before Halloween.
(Click photos to enlarge.)

Related Posts:
*Trick-or-Treat 2011 (Includes video)
*Pumpkin Carving 2011 (Includes video)
*Pumpkin Carving 2010
*The Festival of Festivals 2010

*The Spring House 2010
*The Apple Castle 2010
*Fall Family Fun 2009
*Ghosts of Halloween Past: My Childhood Halloweens
*How to make a Kleenex Box Halloween Costume
*Halloween Parade: Fall Fashion

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