What is the Knott's Berry Farm Bag Policy? | Easily Explained

Every theme park has its own rules of what you can or can't bring, and it can get a little overwhelming trying figure it out while also trying to plan your vacation.

In this page, we cover exactly what you can and can't bring into Knott's Berry Farm.

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What is the Knott's Berry Farm Bag Policy?

Visitors are allowed to bring backpacks and bags into the park during the day, however at night during Knott's Scary Farm, there is a strict bag policy.

knotts berry farm bag policy

During this event, bags must not exceed 6.5” x 4.5” x 2” of any kind including purses, backpacks, or diaper bags.

If your bag exceeds this size, you may not be granted entry into the park.

It's important that you're aware of this especially if you're not driving a car to the park, and are getting dropped off.

In this case, you'll have nowhere to leave your bags, as lockers aren't an option due to all Knott's lockers being located inside of the park.

Why Was This Rule Implemented?

For the safety of both guests and park team members, as Knott's Scary Farm takes place at night, which means the park is naturally much darker.

knotts scary farm

Knott's Scary Farm is a limited time event that occurs around the Halloween season featuring Scare Zones, Haunted Houses, shows, and dozens of terrifying monsters strolling around the park. 

What If I Bring My Bag During the Day and Stay For Scary Farm?

Do you have to leave the park to put your bag away, and then re-enter the park?

Typically no, bags brought into the park before the event aren't an issue, and may remain in the park with the owner while they're at the park during the entire event.

However, if your bag is much too big you may be approached by a staff member to put your bag away in a locker.


Visitors are not able to bring outside food into the park, unless they have a special dietary restriction.

Visitors however can bring unopened or empty water bottles, and baby food.

water bottle at knotts berry farm

Other than that, no food, snacks, or drinks are allowed to be brought into the Knott's park.

According to Knott's Berry Farm's FAQ, the below items are acceptable and prohibited at the park:

Acceptable Items

  • Bottled Water
  • Empty Water Bottles
  • Any food required for medical purposes and medically-indicated nutritional supplements
  • Any food required for special dietary needs
  • Baby food/baby formula

Prohibited Items

  • Glassware or glass containers
  • Open containers or drinks containing alcohol
  • Luggage
  • Coolers
  • Bags With Wheels

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Bring a Fanny Pack on Rides?

Yes, you're able to wear your fanny pack on almost all Knott's rides, however Pony Express and HangTime will ask you to remove your fanny pack to ride.

Luckily, they offer cubbies where you can store your fanny pack during your turn to ride.

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