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Best Times to Go to Knott's Berry Farm | Know Before You Go

Knott's Berry Farm is one of the most popular parks in the state, making it no stranger to long lines during the busier seasons.

In this page, we'll go over the best time to go to Knott's, the best time of the day to visit, the best months to visit & even the worst months to visit along with reasons why.

What is the Best Time to Go to Knott's Berry Farm?

The best days to go to Knott's Berry Farm are normally from Tuesday to Thursday during the slower season, as these are typically the least crowded days.

empty hangtime ride at knotts berry farm

Most families that work in corporate America have the weekends off from work, which is not surprisingly a big reason why weekends are usually the busiest at the park.

Additionally, most visitors from all over the world plan their trips around the weekend.

Out-of-state visitors usually arrive on Friday, stay for the weekend, and then leave on a Monday.


Skip the Lines Instead of Waiting In Them

The toughest part about any theme park is waiting in lines for what can seem like an eternity.

If you'd rather spend your day riding the rides and experiencing everything else the park offers instead of waiting in lines, you may consider investing in a Knott's Berry Farm Fast Lane Pass.

knotts fast lane entrance

A Knott's Fast Lane Pass allows you to skip the regular line to most popular attractions.

After purchasing a Fast Lane Pass, you will receive a wristband that grants you immediate access to the Fast Lane line.


The best time of the day to visit Knott's is as soon as the park opens, especially since the park only begins to fill up later in the day, and often doesn't fill up until the afternoon rolls around.

knotts berry farm empty park

Getting to the park early provides a peaceful window of opportunity to enjoy the park with fewer crowds for a few hours. 

Knott's varies in their opening hours throughout the year, but they typically open at 9 am or 10 am.

You'll want to double-check their hours before visiting the park.

Best Months to Visit Knott's Berry Farm

The months with the least amount of crowds are typically in:

  • Late January
  • February
  • September

Months to Avoid Visiting Knott's Berry Farm

If you're planning on avoiding crowds, you should be aware that the busiest times of the year at Knott's are normally in the following months:

  • June & July - School is Out and Vacations Begin
  • August - Vacations are Wrapping Up
  • December - Holiday Season Along With the End of the Year
knotts berry farm entrance

All of these months are either in the Summer or near the holiday season when children and teenagers are also out of school.

An Underrated Season to Visit Knott's

Fall is one of the most overlooked seasons to visit, specifically due to the massive effort that the park goes through to match the Halloween spirit and transform the park into the famous Knott's Scary Farm.

knotts scary farm haunted house

The park will be filled with Halloween decorations, the characters will be wearing Halloween-themed costumes, and there are even limited-time rides and events that pop up!

If you're not the biggest fan of Halloween, you can visit in November the week before Thanksgiving. 

The Halloween celebrations will have ended by this point, and the Thanksgiving crowds will not appear for another week or two.

This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the park with minimal crowds.

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