About the Event

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Houston Pumpkin Festival

The 40th Annual Houston Pumpkin Festival is a three day community tradition to be held October 13-15, 2023 in Houston, PA. The event is located at the American Legion Post #902 Picnic Grounds.

Houston Pumpkin Festival

The festival features family-fun for all ages including; more than 175 food and craft vendors, music and entertainment, children's activities, a parade and contests. Admission into the festival is free. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Houston Volunteer Fire Department. 

Where to Stay

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Hyatt Place at Hollywood Casino

If you’re planning on heading to the festival and are looking for local lodging options, the area offers a variety of top-notch overnight accommodations.

  • Hyatt Place At the Hollywood Casino/Pittsburgh – Connected to Hollywood Casino at The Meadows by a covered walkway providing convenient access to the 24-hour casino and fine dining. The Parlay Lounge located inside the hotel features drinks and local brews.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Washington - Meadow Lands  – Located just off Racetrack Road in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Meadowlands area, You’re less than one mile away from the Tanger Outlets, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum & Washington County Fair Grounds. They also offer a free shuttle service to the local area.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Washington Casino Area – located south of Pittsburgh, this newly renovated hotel is just minutes from Southpointe Business Park, The Hollywood Racetrack & Casino, and Tanger Outlets. This contemporary limited-service hotel features 104 guest rooms, onsite restaurant/bar, indoor pool, fitness and business center and 1,200 square feet of meeting space.

Where to Eat

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Voodoo Brewing

The festival offers more than 20 food vendors at the event; however, if you’re looking for additional dining options in the area, there are a variety of options to choose from.

  • Voodoo Brewing Company — a family friendly, good vibes brewpub that provides local beer, wine and cocktails, as well a contemporary menu
  • Shelly's Pike Inn —- A cherished old-school diner for those who crave the simple joys of a hearty breakfast, a satisfying lunch or a soul-warming dinner
  • Jimmy Z’s — A cozy pizzeria with a few tables specializing in classic square pies, along with hoagies and stromboli.
  • Helltown Taproom Houston — Offering craft beers, unique culinary creations and live music.

Other Activities

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Tanger Outlets

  • Tanger Outlets Pittsburgh — an outdoor outlet mall offering more than 80 brand-name outlet stores including Saks Off 5th, Under Armor, H&M, Old Navy and Coach.
  • West Pike Bowl — 20 Lane Bowling Center located in Canonsburg PA with a full bar/restaurant.  Featuring daily bowling and bar specials
  • Hollywood Casino at The Meadows — A standardbred harness-racing track and slot-machine casino which is located in North Strabane Township, Pennsylvania.
  • Pennsylvania Trolley Museum — A museum in Washington, Pennsylvania, dedicated to operation and preservation of streetcars and trolleys.