FridayWelcome to another TGIF edition of the Heartland Homes Blog!  Today’s post features the top places to this weekend in the Pittsburgh Area.

Trax Farms Fall Festival Weekend

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mountains of pumpkins, hayrides. pony & train rides, food booths, corn mazes, apple treats, “pick your own” pumpkin & more. Fun for the whole family. Wed & Fri “Evening Hayrides” 4:30pm-6:30pm (starts Oct 1st). 412.835.3246

TangerStyle of Pink

October 1-25

Tanger Outlet Center. Tanger’s 19th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign & 25% off PinkStyle Cards. All proceeds go to the Washington County American Cancer Society. 724.225.8435

Houston Pumpkin Festival

Oct 8th-10th from 10am-7pm

Houston American Legion Picnic Grounds. 27th annual event sponsored by the Houston VFD. Fall season arts, craft & food festival with entertainment for all ages. Children’s area, hay rides, bouncers & live entertainment daily. Free Admission.. 724.745.7179

SevenSprings Autumn Festival

Weekends in October

In traditional Seven Springs style, there will be activities available for the entire family at Autumnfest. Besides the extraordinary musical entertainment and novelty acts, guests can stroll through the arts and crafts bazaar, perusing the wares of artisans and crafters, selecting that perfect keepsake to commemorate their visit to the Laurel Highlands. Be sure to visit the pumpkin patch for a family portrait or take a scenic chairlift ride to Lake Tahoe and enjoy even more Autumnfest activities.  Don’t miss the myriad of delectable food on the Autumnfest buffet!

Festival of Homes: 

October 9-10 and 16-17th 12:00pm-5:00pm

Join Heartland Homes and The Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh on October 9th and 10th and 16th and 17th  for the 2010 Festival of Homes!  The Festival of Homes is western Pennsylvania’s largest annual showcase of new home communities. The Festival of Homes features 8 Heartland Homes’ locations: Cameron Estates, Chadwick Estates, Sonoma Ridge, Fayette Farms, Willowbrook, Franklin Run, Providence Point and Stonecrest.

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Final Thoughts of the Week: We couldn’t ask for a more perfect weekend in Pittsburgh so grab your light jacket and explore the boundless possibilities just outside your doorstep, home will still be there when you return!     “Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave,but not our hearts”–   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

About Kevin Oakley

Kevin Oakley has been involved in real estate for over 10 years and is passionate about the important role it plays in people’s lives. He understands that a home is not just the most expensive purchase of someone’s life, but that it also is where life happens and memories are made. He also enjoys all aspects of design as well as photography. Kevin currently serves as Vice President for Heartland Homes.