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Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2024

by Leap on December 2, 2023
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Knott's Scary Farm is the most terrifying Halloween event of the SoCal theme park Halloween season. The Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt was the original theme park Halloween event in the early 1970s that launched them all. In fact, Knott's Scary Farm celebrates 51 years of never-ending nightmares in 2024. Every year, visitors are terrified of the monsters emerging from the darkness and scraping through the fog in scare zones and highly themed mazes. We adult frogs never miss this frightfully fun event! (Not the tadpoles, of course. We take them to the family-friendly daytime Knott's Spooky Farm instead.) If you are brave enough to take on Knott's Scary Farm you'll want the scoop on all you need to know.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm - Park Entrance

Overview of Knott's Scary Farm

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Display at entrance

Knott's Scary Farm has scared Southern Californians long before Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Its Orange County counterpart — Disneyland — offers the much gentler Oogie Boogie Bash, as well as Halloween Time at Disneyland. Knott’s Berry Farm put on the world’s first theme park Halloween Haunt event in 1973. Its popularity rose like cemetery fog at night, making it the industry standard and the largest Halloween event in Southern California. Undercover Tourist is selling discounted tickets to Knott's Scary Farm this year!

What sets this event apart from others is that the scare zones take over the entire park! You can try but you can't hide at Knott's Scary Farm. There's no escape. Terror creeps into every corner for a fully immersive, heart-pounding experience. There is nothing like the Knott's Scary Farm Ghost Town scare zone with monsters emerging from the fog, creeping up on you and scuttling on the ground with sparks flying.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Monsters running at crowd and throwing sparks

The scare zones are loosely defined and spread throughout the streets. This keeps you disoriented as you never know when a creature will sneak up on you — or rather — slide out at you with shrieks, scrapes and sparks. You may be eyeing the monster in front of you while another is sneaking up from behind and snorting in your ear to send you jumping in the air!

Each scare zone is home to mazes, each with a theme that will raise the hair on the back of your neck. Some favorites return each year, and a few are laid to rest to make way for new mazes. In addition to the scare zones and mazes, guests can enjoy ghoulishly delightful treats, shows and thrilling rides.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - Conductor

We always visit Knott's Scary Farm on opening night. We love seeing the new and returning mazes, as well as some of the entertainment. There are so many scare actors and toadally cool special effects.

Want to get a sense of what Knott's Scary Farm is like? Our 2021 compilation video can help you decide if your heart or young teen can handle it.

Knott’s Scary Farm 2024 Dates and Tickets

Knott’s Scary Farm is a separately ticketed event that runs on select nights (mostly Wednesday or Thursday through Sunday) from Sept. 19 to Nov. 2, 2024. It operates from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on select Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on select Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets for this event are on sale now! Knott's Scary Farm Season Passes are available for purchase. We have hoppin' news! You can get discount regular admission Knott's Scary Farm tickets through Undercover Tourist!

2024 Dates:

We do not yet have the exact dates of Knott's Scary Farm for 2024. Hop back in summer for the scary details.

Here are the 2023 dates for reference:

  • September 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30
  • October 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31

Knott's Scary Farm - Clown Scare Actor Creeps Next to Guest

Best Dates to Attend

All dates have the same mazes, monsters and scare zones. If you want to visit on a less-crowded and more budget-friendly night, choose a Thursday or Sunday night early in the season. If you work during the week, a late night on a weekend may be your best time to visit. We suggest adding Fright Lane to skip the lines, especially on Saturday nights.

Keep in mind that the media night is the opening night, so you may see more filming around the park and in mazes. If that is not your jam, avoid opening night. You tend to see the most monsters out on opening night. By Halloween night, the monsters are much more scarce compared to opening night. Generally, photography and filming are not allowed in the mazes. Plus, if you visit after opening night, you can hop back to this post and take advantage of our event park plan and hopful tips for this year. That being said, opening night can be a much less-crowded night, although 2023 was more crowded than 2022. The season pass came back in 2023 and the chaperone policy loosened a bit. That meant the park filled up more in 2023.

Generally, crowds are lower earlier in the season and on Thursday and Sunday nights. You'll want to purchase in advance. Avoid holiday weekend crowds if you can.

Knott's Scary Farm 2024 Tickets, Tours and Boo-fet Dinner

Knott's Scary Farm 2024 tickets are usually on sale in late July. You'll find a variety of ticket add-ons through Knott's.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm-Monster waits for victims on the porch

The Knott's Scary Farm Season Pass returned for 2023! 2023 Knott's Season Passholders had the hopportunity to purchase a Scary Farm Season Pass add-on beginning June 6, at 6 a.m. Don't have a Knott's Season Pass? No worries. The general public could purchase standalone Scary Farm Season Passes for $169, plus taxes and fees. The price increased the day before Scary Farm started.

As for single-date admission, prices vary based on the date and have additional taxes and fees. You want to purchase online at least 24 hours in advance to save on the front gate price. There is a processing fee of $6.99. But you can save even more when you purchase discount tickets through Undercover Tourist! There are discounts for season passholders as well as for active, inactive and retired military members with ID. Here's the scary part: Ticket prices creep up as the event runs on and dates approach, so buy early, even if you plan to visit later in the season. A ticket for a particular night gets more and more expensive as time goes on.

Here's a look at 2023 tickets, prices and add-on options (hop back for 2024 details later). Availability may change as the season progresses and prices change and increase over time:

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm - Pig womanRegular Admission — Knott's Scary Farm admission starts at $59.99 plus taxes and fees (or $55.99 plus tax though Undercover Tourist). Season passholders and military save up to $5. Online prices are much cheaper than gate prices, and prices vary per date. Most Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are less expensive than Fridays. Saturdays are the most expensive days and get even pricier (up to $99) as Halloween approaches. Buy early as prices can creep up as the season goes on.

Fright Lane & Fast Lane — Park admission is not included with this add-on. This wristband allows the holder unlimited access to all mazes and priority boarding on all Fast Lane rides. Prices start at $145 per person. You must purchase through Knott's.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Fright Lane sign

(New!) Admission & Meal Bundle — The package starts at $74.99 and includes admission and a Scary Meal Deal valid for one select entrée, side, and a regular-size fountain drink in the park. It's valid at participating food and beverage locations. You must purchase through Knott's.

Boo-fet + Early Entry Admission — From $45, you can munch with the monsters before you face your fears in the park. You'll get a timed entry and a 2024 souvenir bottle. It includes one digital download photo with a monster at the Boo-fet location. The Boo-fet closes at 7 p.m. Early entry is at 6:30 p.m. and usually includes Ghost Town mazes that are past GhostRider. You must purchase admission separately, and you must show Scary Farm admission to enter the Boo-fet.

If you can arrive early, treat yourself to the Boo-fet dinner. Fill up with endless portions of signature Knott’s entrees and desserts with a souvenir bottle. The menu includes Knott’s classics such as Mrs. Knott’s fried chicken, a chef carving station, boysenberry pie and more. Diners get one digital photo download with a monster at the Boo-fet. Boo-fet diners receive early entry to select mazes and attractions (at 6:30 p.m.).

Boo-fet guests will also have exclusive monster photo opportunities before the park opens to the general public. The monsters cannot pose for photos inside the park, so if you want posed monster photos, go to the Boo-fet dinner. Check-in can be scary long, so you'll want to book an early time and arrive early. Other guests have recommended eating at the Knott's Hotel location.

(New!) Nightly All Inclusive — From $199.99, this online package includes admission to Knott' Scary Farm; one select entrée, a side and a regular-size fountain drink in the park; Fright & Fast Lane; and general parking.

Scary Farm Parking —  Parking costs $35 and you can buy online in advance for parking as of 4 p.m. If parking is included in your season pass, then you can use your pass to park. Bus and RV parking can be purchased at the booth for $40. Preferred parking is available at the booths for an additional fee.

Very Important Monster Tour — From $550, this tour includes admission, a private guide for up to six hours, general parking, a Boo-fet dinner, a Scary Farm T-shirt and priority access to all mazes, select rides and seating at select shows. There is a minimum of two people per order (total for two after tax and fee is $1,116.61). After you purchase, a park associate will contact you to arrange a tour time.

Knott's Scary Farm Season Pass — From $169 ($159 with Knott's season pass), this pass gets you non-transferable unlimited access to every night of Scary Farm. The price has been creeping up since June.

You can also purchase Knott's Scary Farm Hotel packages and T-shirts online. Military discounts are available.

We recommend adding Fright Lane & Fast Lane if it is within your budget. There are so many mazes, so it helps to skip the lines, especially for the newest mazes and on Saturday nights. However, the maze lines are not as horrific as Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, so a Fright Lane pass is not absolutely necessary. However, now that the season pass is back, that makes the event more crowded than last year. If you want to do it all and also want to ride the roller coasters, then add the Fright Lane & Fast Lane. On our visit, we were able to get through every maze and ride two roller coasters with the Fright Lane & Fast Lane pass. But we did not have any time left for shows. You just might need a second night if you want to do it all.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm-Lanterns available for purchaseMerchandise Add-Ons

Besides tickets, there are a few items you can purchase to enhance your night.

  • Interactive Lanterns — For $39.99, you too can carry a lantern like a ghost conductor. It interacts with the mazes, scare zones and areas throughout the park. During some moments the RFID-enabled lantern triggers things, but as you go through mazes and scare zones you might notice that the lantern changes color or goes dark based on the environment. (Sold out for 2023.)
  • No-Boo Necklace — For $14.99, you can reduce your chance of being scared in the scare zones. It cannot be used in the mazes. The No-Boo Necklace is not a guarantee that you won’t be scared or become a target by monsters in scare zones. It does reduce the likelihood of becoming a scare target in the scare zones. You can purchase this as an extra when you purchase your ticket and you can pick it up in the park. (This item got boo-ed at the media event by diehard fans, FYI. we only saw a few of these in use opening night.)

The No-Boo necklace is good for chaperones who are going to supervise their kids but would not otherwise choose to visit Scary Farm. Last year we saw the monsters take it easier on kids. But now the No-Boo necklace is indicator that a person doesn't want to be scared. That means a tween or kid who is not wearing a No-Boo necklace is fair game. The tweens we brought definitely found themselves to be targets in scare zones, and they loved it.

Knott's Scary Farm Park Plan

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm-Monster with wings in Ghost Town

Here's what you need to know. Do not miss the release of the monsters as Knott's Scary Farm opens at Rope Drop. It toadally sets the mood for the night. That means arriving early and getting into the park as far as the rope will let you as you wait for 7 p.m. to roll around and see and hear the creatures emerging from the fog and into the crowds near the Gold Trails Hotel. It's to die for. There was a surprise beginning to the opening this year with the appearance of the Green Witch!

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Ghost Town Monster

People who have Early Entry with a Boo-fet dinner can see all the monsters as they are released into the park at 7 p.m. If you like to ease your way into the terror, this is a good way to gently go forward into that ghoulish night while it is still light outside. If you do not have early entry access but want to see the monsters released, get to the park front gates early, before 5:00 p.m., and make your way to the roped area once you get in the park.

You'll want a park plan to help you find the shortest waits of the night. Two tools can help you beat the crowds and get a good head start:

  • Early Entry with Boo-fet dinner — You can enter the park and access four mazes early, as of 6:30 p.m.
  • Fright Lane & Fast Lane — Wear a bracelet and skip the line for each maze and most rides. Bam! No worries about getting it all in. We can do every maze, some of them twice!

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm-Scene in Origins MazeThe new mazes have the longest waits. Room 13 (near the Gore-ing 20's scare zone) was our longest wait of the night in 2023. Head to new mazes first or, if a line is really long, wait until it drops off. Cinema Slasher had a 60-minute wait early in the night but was a walk-in after midnight. The third new maze, The Chilling Chambers is located near the park entrance. It had a delayed start early in the night, so it's hard to say how the lines go with this one.

Here is the link to the event map.

Knott’s Scary Farm 2024 Mazes

The 2024 mazes are announced in summer. Here is a look back at 2023 mazes. Many will return and there'll be some new ones.

There were 10 frightening mazes in 2023! Here's a look at what hoppened in 2023. Seven of the 2022 mazes returned, kind of like that recurring nightmare you can't shake. There were three new mazes in 2023!

NEW! The Chilling Chambers

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Chilling Chambers exterior

This new maze honors Knott's Scary Farm's inaugural maze, "10 Chilling Chambers," from 1977. This unsettling attraction pays tribute to its past while horrifying today's audience. A new character, The Keeper, leads you through a foreboding cathedral where you will encounter classic maze themes. This maze unleashes 50 years of modern terror, reliving the eerie collections and diabolical characters of seasons past.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Scare actor with no body

There are a ton of details and nods to past mazes. You may want to visit more than once to catch them all.  It's located in the former Pumpkin Eater spot, to the right of the park entrance once you enter the park.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm - Monster in maze

NEW! Room 13

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Scene in Room 13

Playing off the Prohibition-era Gore-ing 20s scare zone theme, this new maze features a dangerously addictive new cocktail called The Devil’s Elixir. It's at the root of violent murders at The Blind Tiger on Memory Lane. Where did this alluring and dangerous cocktail come from? The answers may lie at the heart of the extravagant Argive Hotel, where many have checked in … but none have checked out. (You can taste the Devil's Elixir cocktail at Knott's Scary Farm this year! It's a Midori lemonade vodka cocktail.)

This maze is located in the Gore-ing 20's Scare Zone at the back of the park. You'll enter the line near the ramp for the theater and head behind the bumper cars. Hit this one right at opening for the shortest wait. It's one of the busier mazes, even with Fright Lane.

NEW! Cinema Slasher

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Beginning of Cinema Slasher

Embark on a journey through the Midnight Theater, entering horror film worlds where you become part of the story and must survive the deadly Slasher's rage. Can you escape these movie nightmares, or will you be trapped among decaying corpses in the ruined theatre? The sinister Midnight Theater beckons the brave into Cinema Slasher.

We hit this one early or late. If the line is long in the middle of the night, wait until it drops . We liked this maze, which brought us literally through the movie screen into the horror movies. It had great sets but does get a little bloody and gory as all slasher movies do. Do you smell popcorn? This is a really long maze. It took over eight minutes to get through it.

The Grimoire

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - Scene in black and white in The GrimoireKnott's is opening the book of evil with this maze from 2022. Turn the wicked page to enter the ancient world of dark stories that will turn your worst nightmares into a reality. Can you escape the evil creatures that have been released? Or will your soul be eternally trapped within the next chapter?

This maze is located at the Mystery Lodge. You may want to head here ahead of the crowds or watch the wait times. This maze is still a solid choice in our humble froggy opinions. It has special effects and a great storyline. Imagine a campfire ghost story going horribly wrong. Two teens open this ancient spell book at a campsite in the woods, unleashing the evil within. You enter the most creative pathways and doorways in this maze. There is great detail, cool sets and lighting effects that put everything in black and white. Read the food labels on the shelves. No spoilers, but we went in this maze twice and had different experiences each time with different scare actors in different places and doing different things. It's the longest returning maze wait of the night and remains one of our favorites.

Bloodline 1842

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - Bloodline 1842 exterior

The eternal family, bound by blood, has hidden in the shadows ... waiting ... hunting. Now you'll hunt them when you travel with the Daybreakers through the busy streets of Valdonia. Armed with Bellatorian weaponry, you'll hunt the Valhymphri in an all-out war! The clans are reuniting to fight. Can you bring light into the darkness and survive the vicious vampires before you become one of them? Blood and blessings!

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Levitating woman

This maze from 2022 is large, and the level of detail is incredible. Scary Farm super fans can look for Easter eggs. You are unarmed this year, so good luck with that. It will allow you to pay more attention to the maze details. Wait times are much shorter now that it's not new and you do not get a gun. The line moved a lot faster than posted when we visited. Posted was 45 minutes, but it took about 15. So don't let a long line scare you off.

The maze is filled with both vampires and clan folk to help you along. There are different rooms with a storyline and short show moments. You'll see better and feel more immersed in the story if you are near the front. Keep your eyes on the sky in one of the hallways.

Mesmer: Sideshow of the Mind

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - Monster in MesmerNew in 2021, the hypnotist Mesmer and his sinister sideshow are back to take control of your mind in his canvas tent once again. You heed every word of his command. He pries into your thoughts to uncover your secret fears. You'll descend into madness, torture and eerie enlightenment. It is there that you discover grotesque secrets hidden as you brave your way through the terrifying show.

Mesmer can hypnotize someone at the moment of their death and control their mind as if they were a zombie. His hoard of circus freaks is roaming the maze in search of new victims. Watch in the first scene as Mesmer demonstrates his hypnotic skills. Then each room will show a different hypnotic technique. The victims? Other sideshow acts. Listen for Mesmer's voice throughout the maze, but do not succumb to his wicked powers.

So let me say, WOW! This maze is mesmerizing. There was a moving walkway and moving set pieces. The scare actors are great. This maze is toadally worth it, but it is one of the more psychologically twisted mazes. It's located in the back corner of the park In the CarnEVIL scare zone by Xcelerator. It has really short waits at the beginning and end of the event.

Origins — The Curse of Calico

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - The Haunted Shack in Origins

Find out what happens when classic Knott's Scary Farm elements are combined, such as the Ghost Town Streets and The Hanging, into a maze. Plus there are Knott's Easter eggs, such as the Haunted Shack. The witch has been hunted and sentenced to be hanged. As they put the noose around her neck, she spits out a curse upon the town before she disappears. And this is where we stepped into the story, as the curse unleashes the hidden demons and monsters of the Calico citizens. The special effects (from water to fog, to electrics, to flying effects) left us spellbound once again. It's a great and popular maze. Visit early or late. The regular line starts in the Ghost Town cemetery.

This returning maze that originated in 2019 is still a big favorite with our frog squad. The entertainment with actors outside of the maze immerses you into the story and the scares inside the maze are legit. There's even a moment in which the witch defies gravity. We visited after 12:30 a.m. and the line was faster than posted.

Wax Works

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - Wax and bees in Wax Works

Step into the creepy wax museum, but beware of the back room, where patrons just might become part of the masterpiece. It's rumored that blood-curdling screams can be heard echoing through the halls as victims are submerged in a scalding cauldron of bubbling wax. Nothing can hold a candle to Wax Works. The looming façade was huge and the artwork spectacular. We encountered the horribly disfigured artist, Dr. Augustus Scratch, looking for fresh materials to make his next creation. This maze is available during early entry.

The Depths

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - Water effects in The Depths

This maze that debuted in 2018 is resurfacing, transporting you to an abandoned port village, where ancient creatures lurk inside underground caves. A mining crew has mysteriously disappeared into the eerie tunnels under the town. Did the crew meet their demise at the hands of vicious cave-dwellers? Are you willing to journey into the dark, wet caverns to follow the crew’s path into The Depths? Be warned! Nobody who has entered has ever resurfaced. Wait for it … this maze incorporates some mesmerizing water effects. We still love this maze in its fourth year, and it tends to have a quick line. It is also open during early entry.

Dark Entities (final year)

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2022 - Scene in Dark Entities

Enter the fifth and final year of this maze for an extraterrestrial experience, a realm of absolute darkness. A lone space station faces unimaginable dark entities looking for new hosts to invade. Its force increases as it feeds on its victims. Can you escape the dark entities before their deadly force eliminates you and all other life forms aboard the station? Time is running out! This maze has cool lighting and other elements we found fun. There were blasts of air and vibrations. Too bad it's a one-way trip. This maze is open during early entry.

Knott’s Scary Farm 2024 Scare Zones

Knott’s Scary Farm Guide 2023 - Ghost Town

There is no scare zone like a Knott's Scary Farm scare zone. With creatures emerging from the fog and shadows, you can feel your heart thumping as you try to make it through.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm-Monster on the ground with glowing mouth

Expect to encounter varying creatures in many dreadful ways. Some sneak up on you quietly, while others slide out at you or have noisemaking devices to startle you out of your skin. When the monsters emit sparks as they slide out, it sparks both joy and terror in our froggy hearts. If you fear the monsters, it's as if they can smell your fear and they will target you. There were five total scare zones in 2023, and four of them re-emerged from the past to haunt us again.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm-The Gauntlet Queen

Here are the 2023 scare zones (many may return for 2024):

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Scare actor in The Gauntlet

  • NEW! The Gauntlet — Knott's is going back to its roots with its first scare zone outside of Ghost Town Streets. But in this reimagined fan favorite, there is a twist in the reign of terror. Classic characters return to invade Camp Snoopy. Watch out for the King and Queen of the realm, maniacal Jesters, brutal Barbarians, wicked Wizards and lawless Peasants. All Hail the King or suffer the wrath of The Gauntlet!

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Funeral Scene in Forsaken Lake

  • Forsaken Lake — This sinister scare zone oozes into the park this year. Forsaken Lake unleashes gothic creatures to prey on victims who they'll drag back to their watery graves. Somber music adds extra creepiness to this scare zone. Think 1800s funeral songs from New Orleans mashed with modern heavy metal. Several times a night the monsters gather and make a funeral procession. This dramatic display is worth catching. 
  • Ghost Town Streets — This is where it all began, with half-human, half-animal monsters emerging from the fog. The number of monsters in this area is terrifying — we love it!

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023-Clown scares a tween

  • CarnEVIL — The freak show is the main event of this demented circus. No clowning around here.
  • Gore-ing 20s — Take a fog-filled trip down memory lane to the Gore-ing 20s. This dark time has otherworldly musicians playing the music of the damned and gangsters running illicit hooch for ghostly revelers. Can you reject the devil's elixir? This themed zone was fun and maybe less scary with a lot of personality. This year, a live band and dancers make this a really festive zone. It's the least scary of the scare zones, so it's a great place to take a break from the terror roaming Ghost Town Streets.

We always say there is nowhere to hide, but that is not exactly true. If you need a break, the monsters cannot follow you out of their designated scare zone, into stores or into shops and lines. They don't bother you in restaurants either. Although, we did see some evil clowns in the eating area at Coasters Diner, so don't let your guard down.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -The Gore-ing 20s zone

Knott's Scary Farm Entertainment

Knott's Scary Farm Guide 2023 - Forsaken Lake Scare ActorWhen you need a break from the mazes and terrifying scare zones, shows can offer some comic relief. There were four shows in 2024, with new spectacles as well as some returning favorites for this special anniversary.

Here is a look at the 2023 shows. They're to die for! Show times can varry. You can find show times in the Knott's app.

Returning! The Hanging Uncancelled 

The fan-favorite stunt show has been missing since 2019. It's back and in a new location at Wagon Camp. The Lawman has tracked down the vilest villains of the past year in this pop culture parody stunt show. It promises to be no holds barred, nothing spared, offensive to everyone and violent. Attend the hanging at your own risk. No one is safe! It even makes fun of Knott's itself!

This popular show is now in an outdoor theater with limited capacity seating. Arrive early, as they will shut the doors when the theater fills and not let you in no how much you beg and plead. We recommend arriving at least 40 minutes early. See the earliest shows while maze line wait times are peaking. Also, if you do get turned away, you'll have another chance to see it. Choose a higher seat to see all the action, as the lower seats make it harder to see the high stage. You can choose the latest show if you want to rest then, but just be extra early so you get in.

NEW! Dr. Cleaver Returns 

Head to the Bird Cage Theatre for the return of an old show from the Scary Farm vault. Your favorite demented doctor is back for more Halloween hijinks! Grab at seat for a journey into the great beyond...

NEW! Music, Monsters & Mayhem at 8

Escape from the terror by heading inside the Walter Knott Theater. This musical takes you on a scintillating and provocative journey celebrating 50 years of terror and frights. Featuring a rockin’ score, wild laughs and a cast of 24 singing and dancing monstrosities bound to get your heart racing with screams of delight! Comedians offer comic relief. There are four acts that pull iconic elements from past events and five or six musical numbers. There are three performances per night and each one lasts about 40-45 minutes, so you'll want to budget your time to experience this show.

La Magnifique Carnival du Grotesque at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 p.m.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - Circus Acts

The creepiest company of circus performers to ever disgrace the stage perform death-defying feats and carnival acts that will delight your darkest desires and fill your senses with terror. Catch them at Calico Mine Stage. This year, there are extreme acts, but there are no live bands. We got drawn in from act to act. It was hard to pull ourselves away from these amazing acts to go through the mazes. We saw more families with children enjoying the circus acts. It's easier to see this show in passing by than the others that require you to plan and get seated.

Knott’s Scary Farm 50th Anniversary: Legacy Haunt Store & Museum

This store and museum is for diehard Scary Farm fans. Find one-of-a-kind art from various artists from across the country. You can find the path to the hidden store near Wax Works. It’s also a great place to pick up Knott’s Scary Farm apparel and other fun souvenirs.

Rides Open During Knott's Scary Farm

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - Jack-o-lanterns

Generally, all thrill rides are open during Knott's Scary Farm except for scheduled ride closures. What are the Fast Lane rides? All thrill rides that are not currently closed for refurbishment are open. These rides offer Fast Lane during Knott's Scary Farm:

  • GhostRider
  • Coast Rider
  • Jaguar!
  • Montezooma’s Revenge (under extensive refurbishment)
  • Silver Bullet
  • Pony Express
  • Supreme Scream
  • Sierra Sidewinder
  • Xcelerator
  • Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair
  • Calico Mine Ride
  • Calico River Rapids
  • La Revolucion
  • Sol Spin
  • WaveSwinger
  • Timber Mountain Log Ride: Halloween Hootenanny — This classic log ride gets a Scary Farm layover each year. Guests venture past the Calico Coffin Creeper Band, the town’s Green Witch and splash down Skull Mountain through a labyrinth of jack-o-lanterns. It's all set around an original song performed by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies.

Knott's Scary Farm Food and Merchandise

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023-Unusual meats

There are some fun and freaky foods available throughout the park during Knott’s Scary Farm. You can find the full list and locations on this event map and menu link. Keep your eyes peeled for special menu items, with animals we swear you've never dreamed of eating. We got to attend a preview and try featured foods such as Camel Stew (it's really good and has a curry base), Spicy Swamp Gator Sausage, Spookghetti Pie, A la Diabla Fries and more. There is an Ostrich Hoagie and an Elk Burger. The Gauntlet Garlic Overloard Burger was tasty (and may help you ward off vampires). The Mutant Turtle Philly Cheese Steak Pizza features turtle meat, sliced Philly meat, nacho cheese, mozzarella and peppers.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm-Salad and Green Bean Fries

The Mezmer's Midnight Salad" with berries is a good, healthy choice. The "Bat" "Shhhh" Crazy Pasta Salad actually has rabbit tenderloin on it.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm-Funnel cakes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a black velvet cake, raspberry beignets, loaded funnel cakes and cookies. You can purchase cake pops and sweet potato pie.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm-Devil's Elixir

There are cocktails to die for such as Zombie Juice or A Positive Blood (vodka strawberry lemonade), both in blood bags, or the Black Margarita with activated charcoal. Would you try Pickle Hitchin' whiskey and pickle juice in a cored-out pickle? What about the Knotty Bean with bourbon, Nutella, Baily's, cream and coffee over ice? You can dare to try a drink from a scare zone and a maze this year. The Devil's Elixir is a Midori, lemonade vodka drink.

Head into Spurs Chop House for some drinks and a place to rest. There are some fun cocktails, one with a fog bubble!

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm-selection of merch

Take home a Scary Farm 50th souvenir or a shirt to wear each year when you return to the fog. Huge Scary Farm fans can buy Scary Farm-Opoly to play year-round. As mentioned already there is the new No-Boo necklace and a lantern that interacts with 100 areas of the event, including scare zones and mazes.

Near the queue for Wax Works, you'll see a sign for the Legacy Haunt Store and Museum. It's an immersive retail experience that features special 50th anniversary merchandise and historic exhibits that highlight the history of Knott's Scary Farm.

Head to the Gore-ing 20's area to find the Into the Fog art show. For this collection of original art, artists have drawn inspiration from Knott’s Scary Farm’s 50-year history. Here you can find an original or print to take home with you.

Terrifying Tips for Knott’s Scary Farm 2024

If you want to see and do it all and make it through the night, here are our top tips:

Knott's Scary Farm Guide 2023 - Skeleton in Ghost Town

  • Buy the Fright Lane pass so you can skip the lines for mazes and rides with unlimited access (we were able to visit all mazes and several roller coasters with Fright Lane).
  • Buy online early to save on front gate prices and guarantee they don’t sell out the night you want to visit. People are ready for Knott's Scary Farm's return, so tickets for popular nights may sell out early. Save with discount tickets from Undercover Tourist.
  • Buy early as prices can increase.
  • Leave kids under age 13 at home. However, there is no age restriction, so it's ultimately left up to parents' discretion.
  • Check the weather and dress in layers.
  • Arrive early. Arrive by 5 or 5:30 p.m. to avoid traffic and get to the rope to see the release of monsters.
  • If you have Early Entry with the Boo-fet, you can enjoy the unleashing of the monsters as you enter. You can access four mazes: Wax Works, The Depths, possibly a new maze and Dark Entities 30 minutes before the crowds can enter.
  • Arrive early for the Boo-fet. Check-in can be a long process.
  • There are no more physical maps. Scan the QR code for the map or locate it in the Knott's Berry Farm app.
  • If you cannot get Early Entry, start your journey far from the Ghost Town early entry mazes, which were most crowded upon opening but got shorter as the night wore on. We recommend hitting Room 13 or The Chilling Chambers (if available) early.
  • Stay hydrated! All of the screaming and walking can dry you out.
  • Spend time in the Ghost Town Streets scare zone.
  • Timber Mountain Log Ride Halloween Hootenanny is a family-friendly layover for both daytime and night.
  • No re-entry is allowed.

New Chaperone and Bag Rules for Knott’s Scary Farm 

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Bride in Ghost TownKnott's is cashless, so plan ahead to bring other forms of payment.

There is a new chaperone rule in place (for guests 15 and under) for nighttime events (including all nights of Scary Farm). You can find the current chaperone policy on Knott's Code of Conduct page. This policy changes over time, so refer to the link before your visit for the most updated information.

There is a new Knott's Scary Farm bag rule in effect. Guests can bring clear plastic bags smaller than 12” x 12” x 6” as well as non-clear wristlets or clutches no larger than 5” x  8” x 2”. All bags are subject to search before entry. You will sign a virtual contract acknowledging the new code of conduct, chaperone policy and bag policy before you purchase your tickets.

No costumes, masks (except medical) and face painting are allowed. No offensive clothing, suggestive pictures or pictures of illegal substances are allowed. Photos and videos are prohibited in the mazes. Photos and videos are allowed in scare zones and performances as long as no flash or lighting is used. Flashlights and phone lights are not to be used throughout Scary Farm. Except for the Boo-fet, the monsters are not allowed to pose for pics.

Re-entries are not permitted. No outside food or beverage is allowed. It's good to practice some good conduct and common sense. Arrive early because parking traffic can be a living nightmare.

Leave the scare tactics to the scare actors. No touching! Scare actors are not allowed to touch you, and you are not allowed to touch or mistreat them. However, some creatures may get pretty close and snort or blow in your ear for extra creeps. No line jumping is allowed. Enter Knott’s Scary Farm at your own risk — there are no refunds or re-entry. Most of all, enjoy yourself at the original Halloween theme park event that started them all!

Can Children Attend Knott's Scary Farm?

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - Scare actor greets child

Even though Knott’s Scary Farm is a lot of fun, it’s not for everyone. It is recommended only for brave guests 13 and up (although we did encounter some young children who LOVE monsters and enjoyed it ... they are the exception to the rule). We have brought some early teens and tweens who were ready for it, and they loved it too. But the monsters really targeted them. They were not wearing No-Boo necklaces, and wanted to be scared.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023-Teen and tweens at Scary Farm

See the chaperone policy above. If you have little ones, we recommend you bring them instead to the kid-friendly Halloween festivities at Knott's Spooky Farm.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm -Monster in Ghost TownFamilies can enjoy rides and circus acts to escape the monsters. In fact, we saw some monsters chatting with young children, so they seem to go easier on the tadpoles. You can get your child a "No-Boo!" necklace if they  want to go but be left alone in scare zones. Otherwise, they are fair game. It is a terrifying event so we don't recommend bringing little ones unless scary stuff is their jam.

Knott’s Spooky Farm is a daytime event for children ages 3 to 11. It is included with regular admission to Knott’s Berry Farm. You can buy discounted daytime Knott’s Berry Farm tickets from your favorite frogs right here. Knott's Spooky Farm takes place Thursdays through Sundays (plus Columbus/Indigenous People's Day), from opening to 5 p.m., Sept. 26 through Oct. 31, 2024. Kids can wear costumes, participate in a costume cavalcade, see shows, meet PEANUTS characters in costume and go trick-or-treating without getting scared. Besides a few skeletons, all the scary stuff is safely tucked away until Knott's Scary Farm opens for the night.

Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 - Kids trick or treat at spooky farm

What questions do you have about Knott's Scary Farm? Share in the comments below! 

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May 28, 2024 at 5:40 p.m.
SDLuscaro Says...

Thank you for this post. We prefer to use your info and recommendations always and only. We are interested in only the Halloween parks times so I love you are featuring this.

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May 28, 2024 at 3:36 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

You're toadally welcome! Thanks for hopping by and have fun planning your spooky season!

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Sep 20, 2023 at 5:37 a.m.
Jessie S. Says...

This is my first time Visiting Knott's Scary Farm, and I have noticed there's different ticket price plans. If I purchase the $59.99 general admission will I be able to be at the park all day? Or is it only for the scary farm event 7:00pm - 1:00am ? Thank you!

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Sep 20, 2023 at 1:54 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessie!

Knott's Scary Farm is a separately ticketed event, so if you purchase the general admission Scary Farm ticket (starting from $59.99), it would be for Scary Farm only. (There's also a general admission Knott's Berry Farm ticket that starts at $59.99 for regular park hours, but it does not include admission to Scary Farm, so make sure you're purchasing the right one!)

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Aug 31, 2023 at 5:34 p.m.
Lynn Says...

Are the mazes wheelchair accessible?

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Sep 1, 2023 at 10:47 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynn!

Yes, the mazes are manual wheelchair accessible. If you have an ECV, you would need to transfer to a provided manual wheelchair.

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Aug 26, 2023 at 8:27 a.m.
Matthew Says...

Bloodline 1842 is at the Mystery Lodge I believe not Grimoire.

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Aug 29, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matthew!

Grimoire is at Mystery Lodge, and Bloodline 1842 is in the same place as last year (over by the three other mazes past GhostRider).

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Jul 29, 2023 at 3:49 a.m.
Tami Says...

I travel with neurodivergent teens who usually get disability passes to wait on line in an alternate location. Are these available during the night event?

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Jul 31, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tami,

Yes, check with Guest Relations in Ghost Town when you arrive. The Boarding Pass Program does apply for the haunted mazes.

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Jun 19, 2023 at 7:54 p.m.
stacey Says...

This will be our first year going to Knott's Berry Farm and want to experience the park and the Scary Farm, what to do for the 2 hours the park is closed before the Scary Farm starts?

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Jun 21, 2023 at 3:33 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey!

We'd suggest the Boo-fet dinner that you can reserve in advance! It includes Mrs. Knott's fried chicken, a chef carving station, boysenberry pie and more. Boo-fet diners can also receive early access to select haunted houses so we'd recommend picking one of the earliest reservation times so you have plenty of time to eat leisurely and take full advantage of that early access period.

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Oct 18, 2022 at 7:29 a.m.
Daniel Says...

Hi, I bought a ticket for scary farm on the 19 wed but I don't have a California ID. but am 18 what can I do?

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Oct 18, 2022 at 10:32 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniel!

Do you have a high school or college photo ID? If you do, we'd suggest bringing it. To prove date of birth though, you may also want to bring a passport or photocopy of a birth certificate.

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Sep 26, 2022 at 6:42 p.m.
Sabrina Says...

I want to find out the name of the hypnotist that does the magic show. He was fantastic!

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Sep 24, 2022 at 1:28 a.m.
Ecervantes Says...

Will you guys be offering tickets to Knotts scary farm and do you recommend a fast pass I will be visiting the weekend of 10/22

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Sep 26, 2022 at 2:48 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ecervantes!

No, we don't offer Knott's Scary Farm tickets. We'd recommend Fright Lane if you're going on a weekend close to Halloween and want to accomplish everything.

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Sep 21, 2022 at 3:26 a.m.
Caitlin Says...

Can you just attend the Boo-fet? or is that only available with a scary farm ticket?

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Sep 21, 2022 at 8:28 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caitlin!

Unfrogtunately, no — separate Knott's Scary Farm admission is required for entry into the Boo-fet.

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Nov 3, 2023 at 8:46 p.m.
Joe Says...

For Spurs you need to scan your ticket for park admission. Book an early time slot and you can eat at Mrs Knott's without having a Scary Farm ticket.

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Sep 20, 2022 at 4 a.m.
Joshua Says...

Do I need to print my physical ticket or can I show the QR code from the email on my phone? Thanks

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Sep 20, 2022 at 8:54 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joshua!

Showing the QR code is toadally fine!

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Sep 19, 2022 at 1:35 p.m.
April DeVona Says...

Hi I have tickets for the Thursday 22nd opening night spooky adult farm. I just read that there’s some press and shooting ?? Does that limit the rides and mazes and all that’s available for adults ? Are they all still all fully open during those press shoot times??

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Sep 20, 2022 at 8:56 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi April!

It’s media night so that means invited outlets and creators are also in the park (including your froggy friends!). It will not affect or close any parts of Scary Farm. You might see people with credentials allowed to film or take pictures in mazes, which is normally not allowed, but they are not supposed to use lights or flash.

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Sep 6, 2022 at 4:23 p.m.
Ashton algallar Says...

Hello! I was curious if you could by the fast lane in person on the night of the event :) since the chaperone rule is now in effect (which will probably cut line times quite significantly) we wanted to check out the lines first and then see if we should by the fast lane or not. Thank you!

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Sep 6, 2022 at 3:56 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashton!

Typically, yes, you can purchase at the park, as long as it has not sold out for the night!

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Aug 18, 2022 at 5:56 p.m.
Keri Says...

Hello,

We are planning on attending Knott'sduring the day and purchasing Scary Farm tickets for the evening. I see that parking has a fee for the Scary Farm event. Can we leave our car in the spot we parked in the morning or would we need to pay the separate parking fee?

Thanks!

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Aug 19, 2022 at 12:03 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keri!

If you park during the day, you can leave your car there. Knott's closes and you'll have to exit the park and re-enter for Scary Farm, but don't leave by car. We'd suggest perhaps doing the Boo-fet dinner in between to pass the time while you wait!

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Aug 16, 2022 at 10:39 a.m.
Michelle Says...

If I have a Fright and Fast Lane Pass for the Knott's Scary Farms , is this valid for the day use as well? For the date of purchase.

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Aug 16, 2022 at 10:47 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

The Fright and Fast Lane Pass is only valid for event use. You'd have to get a regular Fast Lane Pass for day use.

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Aug 14, 2022 at 6:07 p.m.
Diana Lawrence Says...

Can you please confirm live bands on Calico stage this year. I had been told Knott's decided no bands this year and it is frustrating we cannot get a band schedule prior to tickets going on sale. I have a pass but would like to attend when I know what band I would prefer to see.

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Aug 15, 2022 at 9:50 p.m.
Levi Says...

Knott's confirmed today on Facebook there will be no live bands on the stage this year. From the Scary Farm FB page: "Hello. This year's Carnaval Du Grotesque does not include bands and instead focuses on a collection of death-defying feats and carnival acts."

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Aug 15, 2022 at 2:07 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana!

Unfrogtunately, we don't know for sure, either! We're limited to the information that Knott's has already released at this time. So far, it just says music, but the calendar/entertainment schedule is not out yet.

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Aug 14, 2022 at 8:27 a.m.
Kelly Says...

Do they offer gluten free options at the boo-fet dinner?

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Aug 15, 2022 at 2:09 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly!

The boo-fet does not list gluten-free options, but Knott's can usually accommodate special needs. You would need to contact Knott's directly for additional information!

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Jul 21, 2022 at 6:11 p.m.
K Says...

Can one rent a motorized wheelchair for the haunt? Ty

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Jul 26, 2022 at 3:54 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

You sure can, K!

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Oct 30, 2021 at 3:05 a.m.
Rylan Says...

How early can we enter the park with Knott's Scary Farm tickets?

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Nov 1, 2021 at 12:25 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rylan!

If you have tickets to the Boo-fet, you can enter 30 minutes early. But otherwise, the event starts at 7 p.m. If you arrive early, you'll be let inside but only up to a certain point cut off by a rope. Once the event starts, you'll be able to access the rest of the park.

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Feb 2, 2023 at 4:36 a.m.
Erica Crum Says...

So, I want to clarify. It says early entry into the event half hour early and that you can do some of the mazes...but is't the Boo-Fet going to take that half hour or more making it so you start the same time as the other guests? Or do you get in half hour early and can do the Boo-fet any available time during the event, so that you can take advantage of the early entry still?

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Feb 8, 2023 at 3:56 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica!

The Boo-fet starts as early as 4:30 p.m., but reservation times are staggered. This is why we recommend getting the earliest reservation time that you can get (aim for 4:30 or 5 p.m.) and arriving about 15 minutes early to account for lines, so you have enough time to eat before 6:30 p.m. The Boo-fet closes at 7 p.m.

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Oct 28, 2021 at 3:09 p.m.
Daya Says...

Do you need to be vaccinated to attend Knotts Scary Farm?

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Oct 28, 2021 at 3:48 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daya!

No, proof of vaccination is not required, though masks will be required indoors for unvaccinated guests.

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Oct 15, 2021 at 7:49 p.m.
Emily Says...

Can pregnant women enter the park and go in all the maze?

When we buy the fast line pass how dose that work do we get something to show in each maze.

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Oct 18, 2021 at 5:18 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily!

Pregnant women can go in the mazes, but you'll need to evaluate how you deal with startles and scares to avoid falling or bumping into anything (and consider the risk of others bumping into you). You should avoid them if your pregnancy is higher risk. Take breaks to rest and stay hydrated. If you get the Fright Lane, you will have a wristband that allows you to enter the Fright Lane.

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Oct 15, 2021 at 12:09 a.m.
Mayra Says...

If you purchase knotts scary farm tickets do you get access to the whole park too? Or is it just the scary farm event?

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Oct 15, 2021 at 9:01 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mayra!

Scary Farm tickets only grant admission for the event. If you wish to visit in the daytime to have access for the entire park, you'll also need separate general admission.

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Oct 12, 2021 at 5:44 a.m.
Veronica Ronquillo Says...

My 10 year old son is dying to go. Will he be able to go in, even though it's recommended for 13 and older?

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Oct 16, 2021 at 6:25 p.m.
Josie Says...

Yes you can I took my 7yr old he did fine, also my toddler. 5yr and she’s pretty good with it

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Oct 12, 2021 at 7:54 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Veronica!

There is no age minimum or requirement for the event. While Knott's does not recommend it for children under 13 (and we generally toadally agree), ultimately, it comes down to a personal decision on whether you think he can handle it. We'd suggest you check out videos of the event, such as our overview of this year's event, with him to test the waters & make sure he's toadally aware of what the scares are like!

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Oct 11, 2021 at 4:06 a.m.
Karina Says...

How many tickets are sold per Knott’s Scary Farm night?

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Oct 10, 2021 at 9:54 p.m.
Angeline G Says...

Hi! So do access to all the mazes come with the general admission? Seeing the price for the fast lane as an add on was a little shocking lol

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Oct 11, 2021 at 11:34 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angeline!

Yes, admission into Knott's Scary Farm includes access to all of the mazes, thrill rides and shows.

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Oct 9, 2021 at 7:21 a.m.
Marisela Says...

Can you use the same admission tickets for knotts scary farm

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Oct 11, 2021 at 11:38 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marisela!

Knott's Scary Farm is a separately ticketed event, so if you only have general admission for Knott's Berry Farm during the day, you would still need separate Knott's Scary Farm tickets for the night.

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Oct 5, 2021 at 3:06 a.m.
David price Says...

Do u have any discounts codes ? I saw on the video you might

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Oct 5, 2021 at 2:53 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi David - thanks so much for checking with us! We have discounts on daytime admission to Knott's Berry Farm, but not to Knott's Scary Farm at this time.

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Sep 22, 2021 at 11:57 p.m.
vivian morelos Says...

Can I bring my 8 year old to scary farm If he`s into scary stuff.

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Sep 23, 2021 at 9:18 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vivian!

There is no age minimum or requirement for the event. While Knott's does not recommend it for children under 13 (and we generally toadally agree), ultimately, it comes down to a personal decision on whether you think he can handle it. We'd highly suggest you check out videos of the event, such as our overview of this year's event, with your tadpole to test the waters & get his reaction before you make a final decision.

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Sep 16, 2021 at 1:14 a.m.
Nathan Says...

How much is the year pass and how long is the knots scary farm for

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Sep 16, 2021 at 9:42 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nathan!

There are different types of season passes, and you can find that information and pricing here. Knott's Scary Farm starts today and runs until Oct. 31.

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Sep 15, 2021 at 9:01 a.m.
Anthony Says...

So i bought tickets and it didnt give me a button to print them but it said save to apple wallet. And there are a purple and white barcode do i use that to scan at the gate?

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Sep 16, 2021 at 10:31 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anthony,

Since it has a barcode, that should be it!

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Sep 10, 2021 at 6:55 a.m.
Karen Says...

So am confused the fright and fast lane is it different buying the entrance to the theme park ? Or is it admission plus fast lane all in the same purchase ? For the $125 per person.

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Sep 10, 2021 at 11:29 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen!

The Fright & Fast Lane pass is an add-on, so you would need to purchase a regular admission ticket as well. (There is a range of $99 to $125 because it depends on the date that you go — same with the single night ticket, which ranges from $50 to $72).

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Aug 31, 2021 at 12:11 a.m.
Joe Says...

So if I get the early entry with the boo get, what time does that actually get me into the park?

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Aug 31, 2021 at 1:50 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joe!

The exact time isn't posted for this year, but in the past, it was at 6:30 p.m. When you go to purchase tickets for the Boo-fet, you'll have an option for select times. There are generally several different Boo-fet locations, including restaurants already inside the park and restaurants outside of the park (so you'd need to account extra time to get through security). We'd highly suggest picking an early arrival time so you can maximize your time & take full advantage of the early entry benefit.

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Aug 26, 2021 at 12:29 a.m.
Aggie Says...

In the pricing you mentioned that there is an option to get:

Admission + Fright Lane & Fast Lane ($125 and up) covers admission, plus unlimited priority access to all mazes and Fast Lane rides.

I can see it in the knotts berry page. Could you direct me to the correct place?

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Aug 26, 2021 at 9:32 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aggie!

Sorry! Unfrogtunately, it appears to be unavailable (though offerings and availability may change as the season progresses).

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Aug 21, 2021 at 2:32 a.m.
Elliot Says...

It might be worth updating to change the name of iron reef to Bear-y Tales, and to remove mentions of the Hanging since that's gone. Great article though!

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Aug 19, 2021 at 1:56 a.m.
Sofia Algallar Says...

Hi! I was wondering if you could buy the admission and fast lane separately? I know I have enough for standard admission but I’m not sure if I will have enough for a fast pass. So could I buy the admission now and buy the fast pass at a later date? Thank you!

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Aug 19, 2021 at 6:55 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sofia!

Yes, you can purchase separately! Just know that fast pass is subject to availability, so it can sell out. Have a great time!

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Jul 23, 2021 at 3:30 a.m.
Caleb Says...

Hi I was wondering if all the rides are open on Halloween

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Jul 23, 2021 at 9:32 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caleb!

Based on previous years, usually only select thrill rides remain open, but more details for this year's event will be released in the coming weeks.

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Jul 22, 2021 at 1:17 a.m.
Sarah Says...

I very frustrated where on the Knotts site can I buy all inclusive tickets to include scary farm . I don't see it!

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Aug 27, 2021 at 10:31 a.m.
Chris Says...

According to Knott's, there is no all inclusive ticket this year!

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Jul 22, 2021 at 9:03 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

Tickets for Knott's Scary Farm 2021 have not gone on sale just yet (we still have the 2019 info in our guide so you can get an idea of what to expect), but we'll keep this guide updated once we know more ticket information!

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Aug 23, 2021 at 11:26 p.m.
Chris Says...

I still don't see the all inclusive ticket on their website. Did they even offer it this year?

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Aug 26, 2021 at 8:19 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

Sorry! Unfrogtunately, it appears to be unavailable (though offerings and availability may change as the season progresses).

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Oct 21, 2019 at 3:37 a.m.
Bobby Cha Says...

I am thinking about going to Knotts Scary Farm on Halloween night so do you think there will be a huge crowd on that with long lines?

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Oct 21, 2019 at 2:21 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bobby!

We expect it to be a popular night.

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Oct 19, 2019 at 12:35 a.m.
Letty C Says...

We are planning to visit knotts Scary Farm and buy the fast passes on-line. My question is were do you get the wristbands? Do we receive them at the entrance?

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Oct 21, 2019 at 2:23 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Letty!

You'll receive the wristbands once you enter the turnstile. Have fun!

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Oct 17, 2019 at 11:24 p.m.
Jenny Says...

Hi!

I’m going this Sat, Oct 19th, and don’t plan on getting a fast pass as it is out of my budget. Is there a maze order you would recommend? For example, hitting up the laser tag zombie maze first, followed by xxx, then xxx? I guess what I’m trying to ask is for a list of the mazes from busiest/most popular to least popular.

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Oct 21, 2019 at 8:56 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny!

Laser tag always gets a long line, so hit that and the nearby new maze, Origins, first. We loved both of those. Then maybe skip Shadow Lands this year. Hit Dark Ride and then tackle the other Ghost Town mazes, going with the shortest waits first. Paranormal, Inc. Dark Entities, The Depths and Wax Works. Wax Works had a very long line, but it wasn’t our favorite maze. You can visit Pumpkin Eater near the end of the night before exiting. Hope you had a great time!

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Oct 14, 2019 at 7:58 a.m.
Dia Says...

I'm a huge scaredy cat when it comes to anything horror, but I did go to Six Flags Fright Fest last year and I was able to survive it well enough. Is Knott's Scary Farm scarier than Fright Fest?

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Oct 15, 2019 at 3:45 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dia!

If you enjoyed Fright Fest, you can handle Knott’s Scary Farm. Have fun!

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Oct 12, 2019 at 5:06 p.m.
Jessica Says...

We are going tonight which is a Saturday. Are we ok not getting the fast pass if we only want to do mazes. We don’t need to ride the roller coasters.

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Oct 15, 2019 at 3:48 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica!

You can go without, but arrive as early as possible and identify your must-see mazes in case you cannot do them all.

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Oct 11, 2019 at 8:51 p.m.
CT Says...

I see that you state Timber Mountain Log Ride: Halloween Hootenanny is included in the fast/fright lane rides. The Knott's Scary Farm website does not list it as such. Wondering if it really is fast/fright lane? thanks

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Oct 15, 2019 at 3:50 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi CT!

Thanks for pointing this out! We’ve made the correction.

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Oct 8, 2019 at 5:26 a.m.
Amy Says...

Also, do we need ids to enter or do we just need the tickets to enter? And do we need an adult for teens ages 14-16 to enter the park or we can just walk in with our tickets only ?

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Oct 8, 2019 at 3:05 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

You are old enough to attend on your own! Bring your tickets, and it’s always smart to have an ID, even a student ID, just in case.

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Oct 7, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.
jacqueline Says...

Is there any safe zones? From what it sounds like its scary from the entrance to the exit and I'm wondering if there's anywhere to catch a breath lol

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Oct 8, 2019 at 3:05 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqueline!

There are a few areas where we did not encounter any scare actors. You are pretty safe in the areas where The Depths, Paranormal Inc and Dark Entities are found. The area from Pony Express, past the western entrance towards the Charles M Schulz theatre/Iron Reef ride was free of scarers. Also the area where Awaken the Dead, Jaguar and La Revolucion are was pretty safe—it’s a white zone on the park map they’ll give you, and it’s bordered by three scare zones, but we did not encounter anyone in that area.

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Oct 6, 2019 at 1:53 a.m.
Danielle Says...

My 16 year old niece really wants to go. If we are in the middle of a maze and the scare is too much for her to handle is there any way to say I quit, and get out of the maze immediately without finishing it? And if we wanted to leave, anything we can do or path we can take to avoid the scare?

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Oct 7, 2019 at 1:49 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danielle!

There may be occasional escape exits from the mazes. There are employees with flashlights throughout the maze and you can let one of them know if you need an emergency exit. As for a path out, there are scare actors even in front of the park exit. There will be Scare Zones all the way out. It’s not a great place to go if you need a clear path and do not like to be scared. We visited with 16-year-old girls and they had a jumping good time. Jumping being the key word here! They had a few good screams, but they really enjoyed it and we enjoyed watching them get startled! If she's ready for it, she will enjoy it. If not, it may be worth it to wait another year or two until she's comfortable.

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Oct 4, 2019 at 6:02 p.m.
Jon Says...

Hi,we're planning on going the night of Sunday, October 13th, and we'd like to do a mix of roller coasters and the Scary Farm stuff (mazes, etc.). We definitely plan on getting the fast lane pass.

Considering getting the boo-fet dinner, but mainly because it offers early entry to the park. Can you give more details on the early entry? What time are we able to enter? Also, it says early entry to " select areas" - what are these areas? Does that include mazes and rides?

Thank you!

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Oct 4, 2019 at 3:20 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jon!

The Fright lane/Fast Lane pass will definitely help you get your thrills in mazes and on roller coasters! The all-inclusive ticket will get you everything you need! When you go to buy your ticket, you choose an available time for the dinner. I would choose the earliest available so you have enough time to finish and enjoy early entry at 6:30. The early entry has access to 4 mazes: Wax Works, The Depths, Paranormal Inc. and Dark Entities. They are all in the same general area and will have access to all the monsters from all the scare zones in one place.

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Sep 27, 2019 at 1:53 a.m.
Michele Says...

If I buy a Knott's day ticket does that allow entry to Knott's scary farm? I'd like to stay all day do both but seems ridiculous to buy two separate tickets. Universal offers this option, this is why I'm asking.

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Sep 30, 2019 at 11:43 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele!

No, the Knott’s Scary Farm is a separately ticketed event. They do not have a daytime/nighttime pass. Daytime guests must exit the park before the event.

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Sep 24, 2019 at 6:49 a.m.
Ren A Says...

I just wanted to know what foods would be available?

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Sep 24, 2019 at 2:13 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ren!

There are plenty of foods available. There is a Food Offering section of the map you pick up when you enter listing restaurants and themed foods. You’ll find burgers, pizza, smoked bat wings (chicken), carne asada fries, a devil dog, Mac and cheese, a chicken sandwich and more. Themed dessert include variations of funnel cake, cockroach bites (made from churro), bloody eyeball boba, pumpkin milkshakes and many more food items throughout the park. Enjoy!

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Sep 24, 2019 at 1:11 a.m.
Samantha Says...

Is everything as in the mazes and attractions included in general admission for knott's scary farm.

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Sep 24, 2019 at 2:11 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Samantha!

It sure is - enjoy!

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