Things to do this Fall: Socially Distant Edition

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Fall has officially arrived, and it’s time for sweater weather and all things pumpkin spice. As expected, many fall events and activities in the area have been cancelled due to COVID-19. However, there are still many opportunities for some seasonal fun. Below is a list of fall activities that can still be enjoyed while social distancing!

Schramm’s Farm and Orchards

1002 Blank Rd, Jeannette

While Schramm’s had to make some changes to their annual pumpkin patch, they are still offering pick-your-own pumpkins and selling delicious apple cider and caramel apples in their market. Take a friend and snap some Instagram photos in the pumpkin patch this autumn!

Lonesome Valley Farms: Valley of Terror

180 Fairgrounds Rd, Greensburg

Lonesome Valley Farms is hosting a socially distant alternative to a haunted house–a haunted drive thru! For $10 per person or $40 per vehicle of up to 6 people, you can drive through haunted trails while following social distancing guidelines. For those who aren’t fans of the thrill, they also have a non-haunted corn maze. They are open every Friday and Saturday in October!

Evergreen Drive-In

309 Drive In Ln, Mt. Pleasant

Evergreen Drive in will be showing many Halloween movies this October, including Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Along with other classic horror movies, they will also be hosting a Trunk or Treat event. Check their website or Facebook page for updates, you movie lovers definitely don’t want to miss this!

Cold Stone Creamery

2530 Greengate Centre Cir, Greensburg

Summer may be over, but ice cream is always in season. This fall, Cold Stone will be offering delicious fall flavors including pumpkin and cinnamon ice cream and pumpkin yogurt. Mix in some graham cracker pie crust and ask for a warm waffle cone for a creation that screams fall! Show your SHU ID for 10% off!

Painting with a Twist

1020 Town Square Dr, Greensburg

For those over the age of 21, Painting with a Twist is hosting fall themed events including Wine & Witches on October 10th and an adult Halloween costume party on October 24th. These events are BYOB and a fun way to bring out your inner artist. Grab a friend or two and register on their website!

Haunted History Hayride

1253 Bushy Run Rd, Jeannette

This one’s for all the history lovers, as you can experience Bushy Run Battlefield from a haunted perspective. Along with ghost stories in their Stone Room, the hay wagon will take you through the battlefield on October 17th. Reservations are required, so check out their website for more details!

While there are usually plenty of events in Westmoreland County during the fall season, most annual festivals have been postponed until 2021. If you choose to do any of these activities, wear a mask and enjoy the beginning of autumn!

Published by: Mikaela Fitzpatrick

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