11 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend (10/4-10/6)

11 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend

PITTSBURGH — Looking for something to do this weekend in western Pennsylvania? We've got 11 ideas for you right here!

Hundred Acres Manor

All weekend
Bethel Park
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October has arrived, and if you're in for a good scare, this location in Bethel Park has you covered. Hundred Acres Manor is consistently rated as one of the best haunted attractions in the country! The manor has six different themed walk-through facilities and is guaranteed to terrify even the most seasoned haunted house lover. Check it all out here!

We're NOW OPEN every Wednesday - Sunday night! Come experience Pittsburgh's largest haunted attraction spanning 1 mile...

Posted by Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House on Monday, September 30, 2019

Castle Blood

All weekend
Monessen

If that's not enough fright for you, head to Monessen and check out 'Castle Blood.' This location is actually housed in a 100-year-old funeral home, which makes it extra spooky. This walk-through haunt includes a theatrical performance that you get to participate in. The characters you will see rotate, so you won't get the same experience twice! Learn more at

This place is different. It’s just, well, special. Don’t miss it

Posted by Castle Blood on Monday, September 30, 2019

Oktoberfest Weekend

Saturday and Sunday
Seven Springs Mountain Resort

If haunted houses aren't really your thing, or you're looking for something the whole family will enjoy, Fall fests are popping up around the area. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is hosting Oktoberfest this weekend during the 35th annual Autumnfest celebration. Crafts, activities and more are on hand for the family to check out, but don't forget to take in the changing colors on the mountain! A full rundown of the event is  right here.

Apple 'N Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday
Shield's Farm – Delmont

Pumpkin might be the first food you think of when Autumn arrives, but apples really shine this time of year too! This weekend, the Apple 'N Arts Festival at Shield's Farm in Delmont is serving up all sorts of fun. Find out what there is to do at the festival, by clicking here.

Just a couple days to go! Here are some important Festival tidbits! Festival Hours: Saturday, October 5th 10:00 -...

Posted by Delmont Apple 'N Arts Festival on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Applefest

Saturday, 10 AM
Rich-Mar Rotary - Mars

Mars, Pa. is also hosting a big apple festival this weekend. On Saturday, the Rich-Mar Rotary will host a day of shopping, food, games live entertainment, and much more. The event is free to attend, and the Rotary will be collecting socks for "Mission For Mars' to help those in need. Check out what's going on by clicking this link.

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Doors Open Pittsburgh

Saturday and Sunday
Various locations

A unique event is coming to Pittsburgh this weekend, and it will take you to places you might never visit! 'Doors Open Pittsburgh' is a non-profit that wants everyone to see and experience the Steel City's most beautiful buildings. It's a great way to step inside some of the city's landmarks, and learn a little history about the 'Burgh. A lot of locations will be available to check out, and you can find a complete list here.

Pittsburgh Drone Film Festival

Saturday, 3 PM
Carnegie Science Center

Drones are becoming more popular, and are used in many ways. Now, you can add 'movie maker' to the list. The 'Pittsburgh Drone Film Festival' will feature a series of short films all produced by local drone pilots on the massive screen inside the Rangos Giant Cinema. Ticekts are just under $10, with members getting in even cheaper. Learn more about the festival, and even submit your own work of art at carnegiesciencecenter.org.

>>Want to get the lowdown on this event and more? Download the WPXI Now App for Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire stick for a full breakdown from Jennifer Tomazic.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Tribute to Aretha Franklin

All weekend
Heinz Hall

How about a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T with the P-S-O?  The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is hosting a series of tribute shows to honor the Queen of Soul! You'll hear powerhouse vocalists perform "Respect," "Think," "Natural Woman," and much more in this kick-off to the PNC Pops season. You can get your tickets by clicking here.

Oktoberfest

Saturday, 11 AM
Scott Park - Scott Township

Back to the fall festivals now, this time in Scott Township. Scott Park is hosting its annual Oktoberfest celebration this Saturday. You can expect lots of polka, German dancing, lots of food and beer, and of course all sorts of children's activities spread up and down the hill. Learn more by clicking here.

Fall Activities

All weekend
Simmons Farm - McMurray

Meantime, Simmons Farm in McMurray has multiple events to help you enjoy the season, like hay rides, pumpkin picking, live entertainment, seasonal food, a petting zoo - the list goes on and on. You can even go apple picking, flower picking, and much more. Just log on to simmonsfarm.com to see what's in store when you visit.

Great Weekend for apple picking at Simmons Farm! Six varieties available this weekend. We have Empire, Golden Delicious,...

Posted by Simmons Farm on Friday, September 27, 2019

The Pig Lady Festival

Saturday, 7 PM
Darlington Township Community Building

It's a unique festival, and it's popping up in Darlington this weekend. The story surrounds the tale of the "Pig Lady". It's a gruesome tale that you can  learn more about here, but it's also a festival unlike any other you've been to. Head to the Darlington Township Community Building for an evening of ghost stories and spooky events.

Posted by The Social Voice Project on Friday, September 27, 2019

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