Get into the autumnal spirit with The Incline’s Pittsburgh fall BINGO

Flannels, jack-o’-lanterns, wildflowers, and scary stories



Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline; Maranie Staab / Riverlife; Courtesy of Norman Orchards
Rossilynne Culgan

The flannels are hung by the chimney with care.
The aroma of pumpkin spice wafts through the air.

The leaves are as crispy as Baked Lay’s.
Fall has begun, a glory of 91 days.

If you can’t tell, we here at The Incline are slap-happily excited about fall. In that spirit, we made for you a Pittsburgh fall BINGO board, so you can live your best life this autumn.

Here’s your fall bucket list:

  1. See GIANT pumpkins at the Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival 2018. These pumpkins weigh in at 2,000 pounds.
  2. Take a cemetery walking tour at the Homewood Cemetery.
  3. Pick apples. Here’s a handy map for where to find all of Pittsburgh’s u-pick farms.
  4. Get a drink at Zombie Den. Sip on a zombie cocktail, the apocalypse punch, or the bar’s take on a pumpkin spice latte. Here’s where to find it and what to expect.
  5. Make a Halloween costume. This is a must, obviously. Here are some Pittsburgh-themed ideas.
  6. Try a corn maze. Put your maze prowess to the test — just don’t pull a Jerry Gergich and get lost out there.
  7. Visit a pumpkin patch. Find the great pumpkin. Here’s a guide to help you do just that.
  8. Peep leaves. There are plenty of spots to admire the colorful leaves both in the city and in the nearby countryside. Here are some of our recommended spots from last year.
  9. Attend a fall festival. There are dozens throughout the area, so there’s likely one near your town. A few worth noting: The Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival, Autumnfest at Seven Springs, and the Triple B Farms Fall Festival.
  10. Watch Hocus Pocus at Row House Cinema during “Witches Week.” Other films that week include Suspiria, The Craft, and The VVitch.
  11. Pick wildflowers. It is worth the drive to Simmons Farm to frolic through a field of wildflowers and make a beautiful bouquet to take home.
  12. See ‘the glow,’ a massive display featuring 5,000 jack-o’-lanterns.
  13. Dress up your dog for DogtoberFEST at the Waterfront. Or go to adopt a dog of your own.
  14. Listen to this scary story podcast for true creepy Pittsburgh tales.
  15. Visit a haunted house, from ScareHouse to Hundred Acres Manor.
  16. Drink a Penn Brewery Oktoberfest — bonus point if you drink it out of a milk jug during their Oktoberfest celebration. From our archives, here’s a look at what it takes to make the massive celebration happen there.
  17. Spend the night at the Science Center. This fall, Carnegie Science Center is hosting its first 21+ overnight event dubbed the “Murder Mystery Sleepover Adventure.”
  18. Tour the Phipps fall flower show, where thousands of chrysanthemums will be on display.
  19. Carve a jack-o-lantern. Seriously, you haven’t outgrown the tradition.
  20. Take a fall foliage cruise with the Gateway Clipper.
  21. Trick-or-treat at this 21+ event at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which proves Halloween treats are not just for kids.
  22. Discover the history of Pittsburgh zombies at Heinz History Center’s Living Dead Meets Walking Dead: Zombies in Pittsburgh.
  23. Watch Rocky Horror. The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players is Pittsburgh’s official Rocky Horror Picture Show floorshow cast, and you can find them performing at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.
  24. Check out the Pittsburgh Freaky Fair, Pittsburgh’s premier craft fair for eerie, strange or unusual art and handmade/vintage goods.

Here’s your Pittsburgh fall BINGO card:

If you get BINGO (and can prove it with photos), tell us on Twitter or Instagram (use #InclineFallBingo and tag us), and we’ll offer you a token of our appreciation. (No, it’s not another bad poem — unless that’s what you want, and we’re more than happy to oblige).

Click here for a downloadable PDF version.



Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline