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Children’s Book Signing in Pittsburgh: Papa’s New Home


Book Review: Papa's New Home by Jessica Lynn Curtis

Papa’s New Home is the award-winning story of a young girl who loses her grandfather, Papa, only to get to see him again in a miraculous visit to his new home, heaven.

Book Review: Papa's New Home by Jessica Lynn Curtis

Here are a few of my favorite things about this book.
I like that the book not only mentions Jessie’s sadness and confusion about Papa’s death, but also her anger. I think that anger is an often overlooked stage of grief in regards to young children. While anger is only mentioned in one or two sentences I think that it’s enough to open up communication with a child who is experiencing anger in grief.
I like how Papa explains that bodies can get old, or sick, or hurt and stop working, but that our spirits never die.
I really like that Papa is portrayed as still looking the same age as when he passed. Many hold the belief that everyone in heaven is young, but I think that concept can be confusing for young kids.

Book Review: Papas New Home by Jessica Lynn Curtis

This book obviously contains spiritual elements with mentions of heaven, spirits, and angels. However, this is not a specifically Christian book as there is no mention of God or Jesus. This book would appeal to families of many different faiths. It paints a very vivid picture of Heaven beyond what is mentioned in Scripture depicting lost loved ones with jobs they enjoyed on earth (such as gardening) and living in houses with beloved pets and eating chocolate cake with relatives.

Book Review: Papa's New Home by Jessica Lynn Curtis

The story is beautiful and the lovely illustrations definitely help portray a feeling of peace. For the right child it could be a powerful tool to help with the loss of a grandparent.

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area you can meet the author of Papa’s New Home, Jessica Lynn Curtis, at a book reading and signing this Saturday!

Book Signing: Papa's New Home by Jessica Lynn Curtis

BOOK READING AND SIGNING EVENT
Meet author Jessica Lynn Curtis, who will be reading and signing
copies of her Mom’s Choice, award winning title, PAPA’S NEW HOME!
Saturday July 26, 2014 11:15AM
The University Store on Fifth
4000 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Click here for directions or more information
(Book can be purchased at the University Store on Fifth)

Buy Papa’s New Home on Amazon!

You can also like the book on Facebook and follow Jessica on Twitter (@JessieLynn817!

*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you purchase through one of these links I may receive a small amount of money. I was not compensated for this review, all opinions are my own.


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Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark Pittsburgh


Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

This is a local post, but for my non-local readers I’m going to post the goods for you right away. You may not be near Pittsburgh to experience Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark firsthand, but you can be absolutely anywhere to watch me make an idiot of myself, get broke, and bust up my knee cap. Enjoy! (Watch video here)

Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

My family was invited to visit the VIP Grand Opening of Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark in Pittsburgh last Friday and we had so much fun!

The new facility is located at Pines Plaza Shopping Center on Perry HWY behind Shop N Save.
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

ABOUT THE SKATEPARK
The 33,000 square foot black light facility, located in the space under the Shop N Save in Pines Plaza Shopping Center is divided in sections based on skill level and every new skater, regardless of age or ability, is assigned an instructor for basic lessons. With ramps ranging in height from six foot tall down to short beginner ramps just about anyone can learn and have fun.

Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

The COOLEST Birthday Party and Family Fun Spots! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, looking for a unique group outing or just dropping in for some public skate time, you’re sure to experience wholesome family fun like you’ve never had before!

*BLACKLIGHT Environment
*Positive, Hi-Energy Music
*Learn to Carpet Skate CONFIDENTLY in Minutes
*Ramps, JUMPS, and Grind Rails
*Instructor-Taught TRICKS and Stunts
*Birthday party packages for ages 4-7 and 8-teen.
*Groups: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sports Team Banquets, Clubs, Home/Cyber School, Physical Education, Team Building, Pre Lock-Ins, Church Youth Groups, Field Trips

Super cool party rooms…
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

Fun Slides, a multi-award-winning product from Simtec, Co., are plastic sliders that attach under athletic shoes. They provide the sensation of sliding on a hardwood floor with socks on. At Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark and Party Centers, kids and adults slide on the skatepark’s carpeted ramps, jumps and slide rails for an easy to learn thrill.
Athletic shoes must be worn in the park at all times! No FLIP FLOPS!
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

Adaline is 4.5. She had difficulty mastering the standing slides, but she still had a lot of fun using the butt slides. (See video above)
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

Everyone who skates at Fun Slides Park, must have a signed waiver.
*Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver.
*18 and over may sign their own waivers given that they produce proper ID.
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

Fun Slides Park requires that helmets be worn by children under 8. Elbow pads, knee pads and wrist guards are recommended in all areas especially for novice skaters.
We brought our own helmet and elbow and knee pads for Adaline, who is 4.5 years old.
(If you watched the video I posted above you’ll see me take a spill and smash my knee with no pads on. It’s only banged up now, nothing serious, but I’d still recommend using knee pads! Ouch!)
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

We all thought that Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark was really cool. Adaline had a blast going from slide to slide and even my husband enjoyed sliding around. We’ll definitely visit again.
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

The World’s only carpet skate parks!
*Pines Plaza Shopping Center
1130 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh PA 15237
(Behind Shop N Save)
*Greensburg Shopping Center
410 E. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
Behind Family Dollar (the old Bobby Dales)

Helpful info: Facebook / Website / Hours / Parent Info

Do you skateboard or roller-blade?
Would you ever try a carpet skatepark?
Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: My family received free admission to the skatepark as part of the VIP Grand Opening for bloggers and other media. I was not asked or required to blog about my experience. All opinions are my own.

If you are local to Beaver County PA or the Greater Pittsburgh Area, please like my local Facebook page Beaver County Family Fun for updates on local family friendly activities.
Beaver County Family Fun Facebook Page

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LOCAL: Beaver County Easter Egg Hunts and Events (2013)


Welcome, local visitors! Click the button below for a list of Easter Egg Hunts and Easter events in Beaver County, PA and the Greater Pittsburgh Area for 2013

ATTENTION: This list was originally from March/April 2013 and has been removed. I am currently working on an updated list for 2014 which should be published by April 1. In the meantime, please check the Beaver County Family Fun Facebook Page for updates and check the links below for local events. Thank you.

BEAVER COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS (Visit Beaver County)
BEAVER COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(Town Center Beaver County Main Street Network)
BEAVER COUNTY EVENTS (PA Vendors)
For Easter Egg Hunt listings for PA and other states try:
*EasterEggHuntsAndEvents.org

LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS AND EVENTS 2013
Beaver County Easter Egg Hunts and Events 2013
CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW LOCAL EVENTS FOR 2013


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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
Cheeseman Fright Farm



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.
Facebook



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
Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival



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!
Facebook



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)
Facebook


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
/ Facebook



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.

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

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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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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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Beaver County PA Holiday Events November 2011 (Local)


ATTENTION: This list is from November 2011. An updated list will be posted the end of October 2012. Please check my LOCAL: Beaver County, PA page for updates until a new blog post has been published. Click the button below for the October 2012 list. Thank you.

Click the button below to view all of the December 2011 events in Beaver County, PA.

For ideas on how to celebrate 11-11-11 with your kids click here

If you’re looking for a place to have some holiday family fun in Beaver County, PA this November…you’ve come to the right place! Parades, light-up nights, craft shows, model trains, and more in Western PA’s greater Pittsburgh area. Who knew there was so much to do in Beaver County?!

I’ve also added a few 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 11/11 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 (subscribe here).

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 holiday! 🙂

(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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NOVEMBER 11, 2011

BEAVER VETERANS DAY PARADE
Friday November 11, 2011 10:30AM

NOVEMBER 12, 2011

VOLANT CHRISTMAS on MAIN STREET

Saturday November 12, 2011 10AM-7PM
Saturday November 13, 2011 10AM-5PM
Old Saint Nick officially opens the Christmas season. After hosting his annual breakfast for children, he enters Volant in grand style on a horse-drawn carriage. Join in the festivities! Strolling carolers, musicians, and more. Enjoy Christmas as it was meant to be, on an old-fashioned Main Street.
(Noel Night (Light up Night) December 2nd, 2011)

HARMONY WEIHNACHTMARKT (German Christmas Market)


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Harmony Museum, 218 Mercer Street, Harmony
Saturday, November 12, 2011 11AM-6PM
Sunday, November 13, 2011 12PM-4PM
Adults 18-59: $6, Seniors 60 and up $5, Children 6-17 $3
Traditional German-style Christmas Market. German food, music and dancing. Artisans with handmade giftware, horse drawn wagon rides and more.
Contact: 724-452-7341

NOVEMBER 13, 2011

VOLANT CHRISTMAS on MAIN STREET

Saturday November 12, 2011 10AM-7PM
Saturday November 13, 2011 10AM-5PM
Old Saint Nick officially opens the Christmas season. After hosting his annual breakfast for children, he enters Volant in grand style on a horse-drawn carriage. Join in the festivities! Strolling carolers, musicians, and more. Enjoy Christmas as it was meant to be, on an old-fashioned Main Street.
(Noel Night (Light up Night) December 2nd, 2011)

HARMONY WEIHNACHTMARKT (German Christmas Market)


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Harmony Museum, 218 Mercer Street, Harmony
Saturday, November 12, 2011 11AM-6PM
Sunday, November 13, 2011 12PM-4PM
Adults 18-59: $6, Seniors 60 and up $5, Children 6-17 $3
Traditional German-style Christmas Market. German food, music and dancing. Artisans with handmade giftware, horse drawn wagon rides and more.
Contact: 724-452-7341

NOVEMBER 18, 2011

HOLLY & IVY ART & CRAFT SHOW


Seven Oaks Country Club, 132 Lisbon Road, Beaver
Friday November 18, 2011 11AM-9PM
Saturday November 19, 2011 9AM-2PM
All welcome: $3
Quality handmade art and crafts. An elegant gift boutique with the finest quality of handmade items.
Contact: 724-728-3018 / Facebook

NOVEMBER 19, 2011

BEAVER VALLEY MALL: SANTA’S ARRIVAL Center Court

Saturday November 19, 2011 10:30AM
Join the fun as the Central Valley High School Marching Band leads Santa in a parade to his very own North Pole home in Center Court! Following the parade kids can get their photo taken with Santa and enjoy a Holiday puppet show starting at 11am

AMBRIDGE’S CHRISTMAS on MERCHANT STREET Lite-Up Nite And Parade


Merchant Street and 11th Street, Ambridge, PA 15003
Saturday November 19, 2011 2PM-9PM
All Ages Free
Parade begins at 6:30 PM with the arrival of Santa Claus
Watch the streets light up with holiday decorations that take you back in time. Visit Santa at the park with your wish list. The event features all day local store holiday specials, photos with Santa, a lighted holiday parade, hometown vendors in the park, and live entertainment throughout the day and night.
Contact: 724-266-3040 for information / www.ambridgeboro.org / Ambridge Calendar of Events

HOLLY & IVY ART & CRAFT SHOW


Seven Oaks Country Club, 132 Lisbon Road, Beaver
Friday November 18, 2011 11AM-9PM
Saturday November 19, 2011 9AM-2PM
All welcome: $3
Quality handmade art and crafts. An elegant gift boutique with the finest quality of handmade items.
Contact: 724-728-3018 / Facebook

NATURE’S BOUNTY & GREENS SALE
Beaver United Methodist Church, 345 College Avenue, Beaver
Saturday, November 19, 2011 9AM-12PM
All welcome. Fee for purchases.
Live wreaths, roping, swags, boxwood, holly, kissing balls and handmade natural materials. Purchased wreaths decorated by members.
Contact: 724-728-5856

BRIDGEWATER NIGHT OF LIGHTS

Bridge Street, Bridgewater
Saturday November 19, 2011 6PM-7:30PM / Parade at 6PM
Bridgewater Borough’s annual Light Up Night is an annual celebration to kick off the Holiday Season. Come see Bridge Street decorated in Christmas splendor as you enjoy the always enjoyable Light Up Night parade down main street. While you’re here, be sure to stop in one of our charming boutiques to pick out the perfect Christmas gift for the special ones in your life. And don’t forget to stop over at the Beaver Valley Federal Credit Union to have your picture taken with Kris Kringle himself!
Contact: 724-775-1335

HERMITAGE LIGHT PARADE
In front of Kraynaks, Hermitage
Saturday November 19, 2011 6PM


(Don’t forget that Kraynak’s Santa’s Christmasland 2011 is open 9am-9pm)

NOVEMBER 20, 2011

BEAVER COUNTY MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN SHOW & SALE
Center Stage, 1495 Old Brodhead Road, Monaca
Sunday November 20, 2011 10AM-3PM
Adults, $4, 12 years and younger free/with adult supervision.
Over 100 vendors, 50/50 raffle and great food. Enjoy operating train layouts and scales from Z to G. Tours of the club in Monaca available.

NOVEMBER 25, 2011

BEAVER FALLS LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE

7th Avenue, Beaver Falls
Friday, November 25, 2011 7PM
Lighted parade featuring floats, fire trucks, antique and classic cars. Trophies awarded. Contact: 724-709-338

SANTALAND
Immediately following the 23rd Annual Beaver Falls Lighted Christmas Parade. Children can make FREE crafts and receive a FREE gift from Santa Claus.

BEAVER LIGHT-UP FESTIVAL

Beaver Main Street
Friday November 25, 2011 6PM-9PM
6PM Parade 7PM Streets light-up 9PM Fireworks
Children visit with Santa as the streets light up to welcome the Christmas season. Horse-drawn carriage rides and carolers. Hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies. Holiday Postcard Scavanger Hunt and Raffle, FREE Rides: Carriage Rides, Sleigh Rides, Train Rides, and Wagon Rides Christmas Parade, Ceremonial Lighting of Trees, FREE Pictures with Santa Claus, Zambelli Fireworks Display
Beaver, PA

22nd ANNUAL BEAVER COUNTY FESTIVAL OF TREES

Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca
Friday November 25, 2011 10AM-9PM
Saturday November 26, 2011 10AM-9PM
Sunday November 27, 2011 11AM-6PM
(12/02, 12/03, 12/04)
Ages 13-62, $4; seniors 63 and older $3; 6- 12 years old $1; ages 5 and under free
Walk into a Winter Wonderland featuring the Spirit of Christmas. A wide variety of creatively designed Christmas trees displayed each with a different theme and wreaths. Visit the Kid’s Corner, the Candy Lane gift shop and enjoy the model train display. All proceeds benefit the Valentine Dream Fund for Kids and Search, Rescue and Recovery for Missing Children and Adults.

SANTA TROLLEY
November 25, 26, 27, 2011 10AM-5PM
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2011 10AM-5PM
Admission: $9 Adults / $8 Seniors (62+) / $6 for Children ages 3-15, under age 3 free / $35 Family rate (2 adults and 4 kids)
Children meet Santa on the trolley while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic ride. Visitors are also treated to the annual PTM Lionel toy train layout and the Yuletide Shuttle with our popular Mr. Conductor.

NOVEMBER 26, 2011

22nd ANNUAL BEAVER COUNTY FESTIVAL OF TREES

Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca
Friday November 25, 2011 10AM-9PM
Saturday November 26, 2011 10AM-9PM
Sunday November 27, 2011 11AM-6PM
(12/02, 12/03, 12/04)
Ages 13-62, $4; seniors 63 and older $3; 6- 12 years old $1; ages 5 and under free
Walk into a Winter Wonderland featuring the Spirit of Christmas. A wide variety of creatively designed Christmas trees displayed each with a different theme and wreaths. Visit the Kid’s Corner, the Candy Lane gift shop and enjoy the model train display. All proceeds benefit the Valentine Dream Fund for Kids and Search, Rescue and Recovery for Missing Children and Adults.

5K RACE FOR HISTORY-RUN/WALK
Old Economy Village, Visitors Center, 270 16th Street, Ambridge
Saturday, November 26, 2011 8AM-10AM
$30 / Call 724-266-4500 ext 101 for further information

CHRISTMAS MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY
Greersburg Academy, 304 Market Street, Darlington
Saturday November 26, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday November 27, 2011 12PM-5PM
All welcome/free
Fourteen trains of various sizes are operated on multiple tracks in a variety of settings. Refreshments are served and the Academy is open for tours. Visit the McCall Industrial Museum and visit Santa at the Log cabin on Dec. 10th. Contact: 724-827-2855 Darlington Borough

BEAVER COUNTY MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE
Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society, 416 6th Street, Monaca
Saturday, November 26, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday, November 27, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages/donations
HO Scale Model Train display of Beaver County Contact: 724-775-8023

OHIO VALLEY HOLIDAY MODEL RAILROAD SHOW
Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad Library & Museum
1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge
Saturday November 26, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday November 27, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages. Adults, $5; 6-12 years of age, $1; age 6 and under free
The 50’ x 50’ display is set in the early fall of the 1950’s and 60’s. The more than 400 ft. HO gauge, mainline track is operated by digital command control. Ask about, “The Trains for Kids Program.” Call 724-266-4787

MONACA CHRISTKINDLEMARKET

Former CJ Mangin School, located at the corner of Indiana Avenue and 10th St, Monaca, PA
Saturday November 26, 2011 10AM-8PM
Sunday, November 27, 2011 10AM-8PM
This event will open in conjunction with Monaca’s Hometown Christmas event which features entertainment, horse and buggy rides, a Christmas parade, and lighting of the borough’s plaza and parks. A visit from Kris Kringle isn’t out of the question! Monaca’s Christkindlmarkt will be patterned after the traditional German and Austrian Markets but with more convenience for our vendors and shoppers. The event will be held indoors within an easy 2-3 block stroll from the main business district’s festivities.

TRAX FARMS LIGHT UP NIGHT
Saturday November 26, 2011 5PM-8PM (Santa Arrives at 5:30pm)
FREE ADMISSION
Enjoy special discounts, live music, try samples, take fun family photos at Christmas displays, meet Santa & participate in many other fun, festive activities as we light our big tree! Test your Christmas knowledge with our Christmas Trivia for a chance to win a $100, $75 or $50 Gift Card. Santa arrives at 5:30pm.

SANTA TROLLEY
November 25, 26, 27, 2011 10AM-5PM
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2011 10AM-5PM
Admission: $9 Adults / $8 Seniors (62+) / $6 for Children ages 3-15, under age 3 free / $35 Family rate (2 adults and 4 kids)
Children meet Santa on the trolley while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic ride. Visitors are also treated to the annual PTM Lionel toy train layout and the Yuletide Shuttle with our popular Mr. Conductor.

NOVEMBER 27, 2011

22nd ANNUAL BEAVER COUNTY FESTIVAL OF TREES

Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca
Friday November 25, 2011 10AM-9PM
Saturday November 26, 2011 10AM-9PM
Sunday November 27, 2011 11AM-6PM
(12/02, 12/03, 12/04)
Ages 13-62, $4; seniors 63 and older $3; 6- 12 years old $1; ages 5 and under free
Walk into a Winter Wonderland featuring the Spirit of Christmas. A wide variety of creatively designed Christmas trees displayed each with a different theme and wreaths. Visit the Kid’s Corner, the Candy Lane gift shop and enjoy the model train display. All proceeds benefit the Valentine Dream Fund for Kids and Search, Rescue and Recovery for Missing Children and Adults.

BEAVER COUNTY MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE
Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society, 416 6th Street, Monaca
Saturday, November 26, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday, November 27, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages/donations
HO Scale Model Train display of Beaver County Contact: 724-775-8023

OHIO VALLEY HOLIDAY MODEL RAILROAD SHOW
Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad Library & Museum
1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge
Saturday November 26, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday November 27, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages. Adults, $5; 6-12 years of age, $1; age 6 and under free
The 50’ x 50’ display is set in the early fall of the 1950’s and 60’s. The more than 400 ft. HO gauge, mainline track is operated by digital command control. Ask about, “The Trains for Kids Program.” Call 724-266-4787

MONACA CHRISTKINDLEMARKET
Former CJ Mangin School, located at the corner of Indiana Avenue and 10th St, Monaca, PA
Saturday November 26, 2011 10AM-8PM
Sunday, November 27, 2011 10AM-8PM
This event will open in conjunction with Monaca’s Hometown Christmas event which features entertainment, horse and buggy rides, a Christmas parade, and lighting of the borough’s plaza and parks. A visit from Kris Kringle isn’t out of the question! Monaca’s Christkindlmarkt will be patterned after the traditional German and Austrian Markets but with more convenience for our vendors and shoppers. The event will be held indoors within an easy 2-3 block stroll from the main business district’s festivities.

SANTA TROLLEY
November 25, 26, 27, 2011 10AM-5PM
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2011 10AM-5PM
Admission: $9 Adults / $8 Seniors (62+) / $6 for Children ages 3-15, under age 3 free / $35 Family rate (2 adults and 4 kids)
Children meet Santa on the trolley while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic ride. Visitors are also treated to the annual PTM Lionel toy train layout and the Yuletide Shuttle with our popular Mr. Conductor.

NOVEMBER 30, 2011

HOLLY DAY
Beaver Valley Golf Club, 725 6th Avenue, Patterson Heights
Wednesday November 30, 2011 6:30PM
Ring in the holiday season with music and exquisite cuisine prepared by the Community College of Beaver County Culinary Arts chefs. Festivities include an amazing silent auction, unique holiday wreaths and decorations. Call 724-480-3561 for ticket information

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP
Wednesday November 16, 2011 through Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Center for Creative Arts Expression, 1217 7th Avenue, Beaver Falls PA 15010
The Christmas Shoppe will be housed in the Center for Creative Arts Expression on the main street of Beaver Falls. This year, we also host “SantaLand” after the light parade (11/25), so many extra customers will be coming through the Shoppe.

MALL SANTAS

BEAVER VALLEY MALL: SANTA’S ARRIVAL Center Court
Saturday November 19, 2011 10:30AM
Join the fun as the Central Valley High School Marching Band leads Santa in a parade to his very own North Pole home in Center Court! Following the parade kids can get their photo taken with Santa and enjoy a Holiday puppet show starting at 11am

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA
11/21/11 – 12/12/11
Mondays at 6pm until Santa set closes
Pet Photos with Santa
All pets must be on a leash, in a carrier, or held by the owner at all times.
Owners must sign a release prior to visiting Santa and are responsible for
pets at all times. Please use mall entrance by DCI.

CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS

SIMMONS FARM – Christmas Tree Sales
Christmas Tree sales start November 19, 2011
We offer a large selection of Christmas trees available from table top trees up to 14ft tall trees. All trees can be found at both of our locations Rt. 19 and the on Farm Market.

SOERGELS – Christmas Trees
November 25, 2011 Christmas Trees arrive

REILLY’S SUMMERSEAT FARM – CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
At Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm in Pittsburgh PA (412-364-8270)
Wednesday November 23, 2011: The Christmas Tree Lot opens
Friday November 25, 3011: Christmas Season & Christmas in the Country begins
December 1-24, 2011 Christmas in the Country
Holidays present the perfect time to bring us together with loved ones, and remind us what is really important. Come visit, step back away from your hectic surroundings, and experience Christmas in the Country at Reilly’s. You’ll find special memories that will last a lifetime. Click the link above for more info on weekend holiday happenings during December.

HOZAK FARMS – Cut Your Own Christmas Trees
Beginning Friday November 25, 2011 through December 23, 2011 10AM-Dark
Bring the family out for a hayride to cut your own tree. Everyday 10:00 to dark. Everyday from Nov. 25th through December 23rd. Choose a tree from our fresh pre-cut lot. Our tree lot is located in front of the Christmas Barn. It is open everyday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. After cutting your tree, come inside the Christmas Barn to warm up with hot cocoa, hot spiced cider, home baked pies & home made fudge from Littell’s Fudge. On weekends we cook our famous hot dogs & kielbassi. Over 30 trees decorated with beautiful & unique ornaments. November 25 thru December 23 open everyday 10:00 to 8:00.

PORT FARMS CHRISTMAS EVENTS
November 25, 2011 to December 23, 2011
As we get closer to the holiday season, please check our web site for dates, times, activities and scheduled events for the Port Farm 2011 Christmas celebration! Our holiday season celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues until December 23rd. Choose and cut your own Christmas tree and allow time for your family to enjoy our Cookie Factory, Elves’ Workshop, Wee Cozy Cottage and more. Holiday craft workshops, sing-a-longs and other festive, fun programs top off the many reasons to make us a part of your holiday plans.

KRAYNAK’S SANTA’S CHRISTMASLAND 2011
Kraynak’s Hermitage, PA

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