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Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2021

by Leap on September 21, 2021 151 Los Angeles   Video

Guide to Knott's Scary Farm 2021 - Pinterest ImageKnott's Scary Farm is back for 2021, and it came back with a vengeance. There are so many scare actors and toadally cool special effects. Maybe it's just us emerging from the fog and appreciating Halloween events after missing 2020, but Knott's Scary Farm 2021 feels like one of the best Scary Farm events yet!

Knott's Scary Farm has scared Southern Californians long before Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Its Orange County counterpart — Disneyland — has only recently started the much gentler Mickey’s Halloween Party (now the Oogie Boogie Bash, as of 2019) and 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 largest Halloween event in Southern California. In 2021, Knott’s Scary Farm celebrates its 48th year of bringing nightmares to life.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 runs on select nights from Sept. 16 through Oct. 31. There's a new scare zone and a new maze, plus several new shows have crept in this year. We also have returning mazes to enjoy, some with new scenes. The scare zones take over the entire park! You can try but you can't hide at Knott's Scary Farm. What sets this park apart from all of the competition is that you'll find 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.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Monsters Emerge from the Fog

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!

While Knott's could change its face-covering policy, masks are currently not required outdoors but are required indoors for unvaccinated guests. During our visit, we'd say 95 percent of guests chose to cover their mouth and nose indoors and many were masked outdoors, as well.

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.

When to Visit Knott’s Scary Farm 2021

Knott’s Scary Farm is a separately ticketed event that runs on select nights. In 2021, it runs from Sept. 16 to Nov. 2. It operates from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on select Thursdays and Sundays, and from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on select Fridays and Saturdays.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 dates:

  • Sept. 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30
  • Oct. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31

Generally, crowds are lower earlier in the season and on Thursday and Sunday nights. Grab a map by the entrance for all of the showtimes, scare zones, restaurants and maze locations.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 - Clown Scare Actor Creeps Next to Guest

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Tickets

Tickets for Knott's Scary Farm 2021 tickets went on sale Aug. 16, 2021. You'll find a variety of ticket options, plus hotel packages that include admission. The 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 off the front gate price. There is also a processing fee of $6.99. There are discounts for annual passholders as well as for active, inactive and retired military members with ID.

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. 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.

Here's a look at 2021 tickets and add-on options (offerings and availability may change as the season progresses):

  • Single night (from $50 to $72 at least 24 hours in advance). You can add on some of the below items before checkout.
  • Fright Lane & Fast Lane ($99 to $125, but does not include admission). Includes unlimited priority access to all mazes and Fast Lane rides.
  • Boo-fet dinner ($45 plus taxes and fees add-on to your Scary Farm ticket)
  • 2021 souvenir bottle (online price $13.99 add-on versus gate price of $16)
  • 2021 Single Day Funpix valid through Dec. 21, 2021 ($29.99)
  • Online pre-paid parking is $25 (not valid before 4 p.m.)
  • If you have season parking on a season pass, you can use the pass to park.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Signage for Mesmer House

We recommend adding Fright Lane & Fast Lane if it is within your budget. There are a lot of mazes, so it helps to skip the lines. However, the lines are not as horrific as Universal Horror Nights, so a Fright Lane pass is not absolutely necessary. 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 several roller coasters with the Fright Lane & Fast Lane pass. 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Rides without Fast Lane are:

  • Sol Spin
  • WaveSwinger
  • Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars

Knott’s Scary Farm 2021 Scare Zones

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.

Knott’s Scary Farm Guide - Ghost Town

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. If you fear the monsters, it's as if they can smell your fear and they will target you. There are five total scare zones for 2021. All four scare zones from Knott's Scary Farm 2019 are re-emerging from the grave in 2021, plus a new one arrives.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Forsaken Lake Scare Actor

  • Forsaken Lake — This sinister scare zone oozes into the park this year. Forsaken Lake unleashes gothic creatures to prey on victims to 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. 
  • 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!
  • CarnEVIL — The freak show is the main event of this demented circus. No clowning around here.
  • The Hollow — Beware the Pumpkin Eater who prowls this dark scare zone. From within the fog, the witches of the Hollow and their army of the undead unleash a reign of terror as they gear up for battle with the witch hunter.
  • Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Devil's ElixirGore-ing 20s (new!) — 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.

If you get Early Entry with a Boo-fet dinner, you can see all the monsters as they are released into the park near the Gold Trails Hotel 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 by 5:30 p.m. and make your way to the roped area once you get in the park.

Knott’s Scary Farm 2021 Mazes

One new mesmerizing maze debuted:

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Mesmer HouseMesmer: Sideshow of the Mind

The hypnotist Mesmer and his sinister sideshow take control of your mind in his canvas tent. 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 were great. Being the only new maze, a line does form, but this maze is toadally worth it. If you arrive by the event's opening time, head here first. It's located in the back corner of the park In the CarnEVIL scare zone by Xcelerator.

Seven Returning Mazes

Seven mazes carried over from 2019 (kind of like that recurring nightmare you can't escape), along with a few new horrors and effects.

The returning mazes for 2021 are:

Origins — The Curse of Calico

Knott’s Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Origins

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Origins HouseFind out what happens when classic Knott's Scary Farm elements are combined, such as the Ghost Town Streets and The Hanging, into a maze. 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 2019 maze 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.

Wax Works

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Wax Works House

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 into 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. We liked this maze much better in 2021 than we did in 2019, with new scenes and improved set pieces. This maze had a short wait around 11 p.m. and it is also available during early entry.

The Depths

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - The Depths House

This 2018 and 2019 maze 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 hand 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 loved this maze during its third year, and it had a very short line around 10:45 p.m. It is also open during early entry.

Dark Entities

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Dark Entities

Enter the third 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. Too bad it's a one-way trip. There was a short line later in the night, and this maze is open during early entry.

Dark Ride: Castle of Chaos

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Dark Ride House

Step into an abandoned carnival ride that has become a refuge for sideshow freaks and shunned performers. They hide in the shadows, waiting to terrorize those who dare enter the once pleasant ride. There are plenty of scary circus freaks to freak you out in this maze with some new actors joining the drama that plays out.

Knott’s Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Pumpkin Eater

Pumpkin Eater

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater,

Had a wife and couldn’t keep her;

He put her in a pumpkin shell,

And there he kept her very well.

This creepy nursery rhyme stems from a legend of the man who killed his unfaithful wife and hid her body parts in a pumpkin. The notorious 7-foot-tall pumpkin-eater is on the prowl, lurking in the dark shadows of this maze. To escape his wrath and hunger to kill, you’ll pass through a silent town of victims, enter the bowels of a giant pumpkin, make your way through the gooey, wet pumpkin guts and solve a labyrinth of thorns that block your escape.

Pumpkin Eater was our favorite maze of 2017, and it still ranks really high. You'll want to visit later in the night for the shortest wait. It is located in The Hollow scare zone just inside the entrance to the park. We found this maze with a short wait around 11 p.m., so most guests have moved away from the park entrance by this point, making a great later visit when other mazes have long waits. Just like pumpkin pie is a great way to end a meal, Pumpkin Eater makes a perfect ending maze to hit before you exit.

Paranormal, Inc. 

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Paranormal Inc

Featuring high-flying aerial stunts and scares, Paranormal, Inc. sends guests into an investigation of a haunted hospital where the patients were tortured for decades by deranged doctors and nurses. Demonic spirits of the murdered victims have been detected throughout the mysterious halls, while evil medical staff prowl for new patients to torture.

There were some interesting bungee moves in this maze for a fun surprise. Also, things seem to be moving. Are the walls closing in on you? Brace yourself for an all-new ending that's guaranteed to send you screaming out the door. Even though we’ve been through the past Paranormal mazes, it has a lot of really fun elements (with scare actors dropping in from above) and special effects that make it a can’t miss. This maze had a longer line this year than its surrounding mazes, but it's worth it. It and the surrounding mazes open at 6:30 p.m. for guests with early entry. This maze has been around a few years, but it's still toadally worth going through. We were told this is its final season, so go through for one last trip.

Knott's Scary Farm Must-See Shows and Entertainment

When you need a break from the mazes and terrifying scare zones, shows can offer some comic relief. There are several new shows, as well as some returning entertainment.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Jack O'Lantern

Puppet Up! — Uncensored

The improvisational adult puppet show, Brian Henson's Puppet Up! — Uncensored returns for 2021. Audience members can offer suggestions that the puppeteers must act out with puppets onstage for zany and unpredictable fun. The side screens show the actual puppet show, but the audience can also see the puppeteers on stage working their magic and comedy for an uncensored view of what really goes on. Showtimes are at 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Into the Fog: A Scary Farm Tribute Art Show

The art show for diehard Scary Farm fans returns with one-of-a-kind art from various artists from across the country. You can find it at Cordy's Corner, to the left of the Charles M. Schulz Theatre. It’s also a great place to pick up Knott’s Scary Farm apparel and other fun souvenirs.

Invitation to Terror (New!)

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Invitation to Terror Show

This new digital illusion horror show is set in Calico in 1986. Millionaire Tom Shackleford is set to unveil a secret project that will change the world. This killer party is filled with terrifying surprises you will not see coming. We loved the 1986 humorous look at the future and special effects of this show. The seat to rest our tired legs and air conditioning were a purely blissful bonus. The show runs about every 20 minutes.

Wicked Drums (New!)

An evil hag from the Hollows hosts a percussion ritual to awaken the dead. It's sure to raise your spirits.

Doce de la Noche (New!)

At the stroke of midnight, head to the Fiesta Village stage to dance your feet off to high-energy music and electric dancers.

Carnaval Du Grotesque (New!)

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Carnaval Du Grotesque Show

Live bands set the sound to the creepiest company of performers to ever disgrace the stage. A cover band plays on the site of the former Hanging show. A little "Enter Sandman" fits the Scary Farm mood perfectly, IMO.

The Hanging is officially dead (but may return to its wicked roots as more of a show moment rather than a full show in future years).

For many years, Knott’s fans have looked forward to The Hanging show in Calico Square. Since the late 1980s, it's been a killer comedy and stunt show that is rife with pop culture references and ends in slaughtering and hanging celebrity offenders of the worst kind. But before that, the show featured a woman who was hanged for being a witch. As her story developed, Calico resident Sarah Marshall transformed into the Green Witch on the gallows. She cursed her neighbors, turning them into monsters, and vanished in a puff of smoke.

The Green Witch reappeared in mazes over the past few years, and her prequel backstory was featured in a new maze in 2019: Origins — The Curse of Calico. She also appeared in the 2019 version of The Hanging. We will see if a show moment hoppens in 2022.

Terrifying Tips for Knott’s Scary Farm 2021

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

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - 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 off front gate prices (online may be the only ticket option) 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.
  • Leave kids under age 13 at home unless they absolutely love horror.
  • Check the weather and dress in layers.
  • Arrive early.
  • 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, Paranormal, Inc. 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 and the Knott's Berry Farm app.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - QR Code for Map

  • If you cannot get Early Entry, start your journey far from the Ghost Town mazes, which were most crowded upon opening but got shorter as the night wore on. We recommend hitting Mesmer or Origins 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. We did not see scare actors this year.

Frighteningly Delicious Food at Knott’s Scary Farm 2021

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Funnel Cake

There are some fun and freaky foods available throughout the park during Knott’s Scary Farm. Keep your eyes peeled for special menu items, such as Mummy Dogs at Fiesta Dogs and the ever-so-terrifying Freaky Frog Legs at Strictly on a Stick (no, we NOT partake). We did, however, enjoy a Bobbing for Apple Macaron that had caramel inside (so good!) and candy corn trifle (both from Charleston Circle Coffe), and Murderous Midnight funnel cake with blueberry topping and gummy body parts.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - WerewolfRules for Knott’s Scary Farm 2021

While there is no hard list of rules, masks are recommended indoors for all guests. It's good to practice some good conduct and common sense. Arrive early because parking traffic can be a living nightmare. Leave costume masks at home and 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. Avoid flash photography. 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 2021 Guide - Old Woman Scare Actor

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). If you have little ones, we recommend you bring them instead to the kid-friendly Halloween festivities at Knott's Spooky Farm on weekends beginning Sept. 25 and through Halloween day. You can buy discounted daytime Knott’s Berry Farm tickets from your favorite frogs right here.

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 and takes place from park opening until 5 p.m. Kids can dress in costume, participate in a costume cavalcade, see shows and even go trick-or-treating in Ghost Town.

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

Related: Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Survival Guide

Related: The Full Lineup of Knott's Berry Farm Events

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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 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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Sep 19, 2019 at 7:25 p.m. Ceeje Says...

Do you know how they do the fast pass? Like should we buy landyards to put them in or do they go on your wrist?

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Sep 23, 2019 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ceeje!

You’ll receive a bracelet that you put on your wrist. Easy peasy!

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Sep 14, 2019 at 10:06 p.m. Katherine regalado Says...

Is there accommodations for persons with handicap s front of line entrance

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Sep 16, 2019 at 12:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katherine!

Yes, go check with the guest relations in Ghost Town when you arrive about their Ride Admission Policy and Boarding Pass Program. They can let you know how they will accommodate you with either return times or an accessible entrance.

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Sep 13, 2019 at 4:09 p.m. Michelle Says...

I have a meal plan for knotts. Can I use it at knotts scary farm??? It would be a awesome if I can. TIA

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Sep 16, 2019 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

The dining package only works during regular park hours, not during Scary Farm. However, if you have parking or the drink package, those both work for Scary Farm.

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Sep 2, 2019 at 6:21 a.m. ExcitedforaScare:) Says...

Hello all! Quick question; I plan on going Oct 19, 2019...are all rides available during Knotts Scary? Or only just a few?

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Sep 3, 2019 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there - we are excited, too! :)

Most thrill rides will be operating, except for those undergoing maintenance. Kiddie rides will not be in operation.

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Aug 28, 2019 at 2:11 p.m. Victor Says...

Hello!! I just wanted to know about how the park is on Sunday’s. Planning to go October 6 and just get the general admission ticket. Are Sunday usually a good day to go? And how do you found out about early entry for that day? Thank you

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Aug 29, 2019 at 3:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victor!

Sundays may be lighter than a Friday or Saturday. To get early entry you have to purchase a Boo-fet dinner. You can purchase separately on the tickets page, and it is included in the All Inclusive Ticket.

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Mar 31, 2019 at 12:09 a.m. Natalia Says...

Hi I am going to Knott's scary farm this year and I will be 12. I am nervous that I will get scared and have to leave early. Do you have any advice that will help?P.S. I really want to go. :)

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Apr 1, 2019 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalia!

We recommend that you do LOTS of research on this year's festivities and wait another year or so - it gets scary for even us fully-grown Frogs! In your research, you'll be able to get a better feel for whether or not you're ready to head in next year. Unlike other Halloween events, there aren't very many scare-free zones at Knott's Berry, so there's not a lot of opportunity for you to take a break if things get overwhelming. Other members of the Frog Pond may have some advice for you, too :)

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Nov 1, 2018 at 10:25 p.m. Jason Says...

So I went to scary farm and was told to wash Halloween makeup off to enter but yet inside the park they have face painting booths.

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elaina!

We recommend checking out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like the park will be similarly busy on both Friday and Sunday :)

Regarding Early Entry - are you asking about Disneyland (as you mentioned MaxPass) or Universal Studios Hollywood (this post)? Let us know and we'll be hoppy to help :)

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Oct 31, 2018 at 10:29 p.m. Paula Says...

should i get the fastlane tonight i heard Halloween night during week is not busy?

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Nov 1, 2018 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paula!

For Halloween night, we do recommend hopping on FastLane.

Hoppy planning!

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Oct 29, 2018 at 8:25 a.m. Evie Says...

Is Knott's doing the Skeleton Key/Special rooms this year?

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Oct 31, 2018 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Evie!

Not this year.

Hoppy planning!

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Oct 25, 2018 at 2:39 p.m. Darryl Says...

Hi....I bought two all inclusive tickets for this Friday the 26th, one for me and my daughter. My daughter is sick and may not be able to attend, and I had the option to putting our names on our "print your own tickets". If my daughter cannot come can my wife use her ticket even though my daughters name is on it?

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Oct 26, 2018 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Darryl!

In our experience, they have never checked the names on the tickets ... so you should be just fine!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2018 at 3:12 p.m. Candice Says...

My have a motorized scooter, can I use it st Knotts scary farm?

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Oct 25, 2018 at 8:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candice!

That is fine, although you will likely be asked to transfer into a standard wheelchair for the houses.

Hoppy planning!

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Oct 23, 2018 at 5:34 a.m. Daniela Says...

When is Knott's scary Farm open can kids 10 and up go in the maze at day time

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Oct 25, 2018 at 6:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniela!

Knott's Scary Farm is only open in the evenings.

Hoppy planning!

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Oct 23, 2018 at 5:32 a.m. Daniela Says...

Can you wear your costume on october 31

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Oct 23, 2018 at 5:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniela!

Costumes are not allowed at this event, even on Halloween.

Hoppy planning!

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Oct 20, 2018 at 9:24 p.m. veronica Says...

Hi, my online ticket says i need a valid ID to get in but since I bough the ticket with my moms card, it has her name on it. Will that be an issue?

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Oct 25, 2018 at 9:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Veronica!

That should not be an issue.

Hoppy planning!

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Oct 19, 2018 at 6:34 a.m. Jennifer Rodriguez Says...

If you work at knotts and let’s say knotts scary farm opens at 7 say you work till 7 . Can you like walk into scary farm without anyone noticing or will you get caught because what if the people you work with don’t really know you that well ? Do you think that person should risk trying to attempt to go into scary farm ? I mean tbh it’s kinda smart

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Oct 19, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

We certainly do not recommend doing anything that may put your job at risk! We recommend looking into discounted tickets available to Knott's employees.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 18, 2018 at 11:25 p.m. Claudia Says...

I will be doing in the 20th... are we allowed to wear Halloween contacts?

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Oct 19, 2018 at 3:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claudia!

Costumes are not allowed, so we can't be too certain. Give it a try, but be prepared to take them out if need be.

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Oct 15, 2018 at 2:34 a.m. Kiley Says...

Hello! Sorry but I just want to make sure about this...

So my friends and I are planning to wear our costumes to knots scary farm but we heard it isn’t aloud. But is it ok if we wear our costumes? Our costumes involve normal street clothing. I’m going to be a cat, the costume involves a black hoodie and black ripped jeans. Is it ok if I wear cat lenses and cat ears? Also some makeup but it isn’t too much. Like I said, I just wanna make sure. Thank you!

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Oct 15, 2018 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kiley!

The Knott's Scary Farm site specifies: "Costumes, masks and face painting are not allowed to ensure that there is no confusion between the Knott's Scary Farm monster actors and guests."

It doesn't sound like you have a full costume, but we wouldn't risk it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2018 at 7:44 p.m. Aki Says...

I'm going tonight and have the regular $44 admission, does that allow me to get in early at 5pm or do I have to wait until 7pm?

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Oct 14, 2018 at 12:48 a.m. Isabella Says...

Is there a policy on pregnant women entering the park for this event? Or is it just kind of an enter at your own risk kind of thing?

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Oct 15, 2018 at 3:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Isabella!

There is no policy, so it is "at your own risk" ... we recommend checking out some YouTube videos to check out what it's like.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 11, 2018 at midnight Evan Says...

I am planning to go to Scary Farm tomorrow, and I am wondering if the Fright Lane would be worth it? Or how long the general lines will be approximately?

Thank you!

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Oct 12, 2018 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Evan!

We don't think Fright Lane will be a necessity tonight, but it always help you accomplish more.

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Oct 9, 2018 at 7:28 p.m. Maria Says...

What time does early entry start for Knott's Scary Farm? Also, do you need another ticket, besides the regular admissions ticket, or would I just have to show up early( like 6 pm) to get early entrance?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

You need a ticket specifically for Knott's Scary Farm. Early Entry started at 5 p.m. when we attended :)

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