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Knott's Scary Farm: All You Need to Know

In this guide we'll cover what Knott's Scary Farm is, how the park changes in order to accommodate the event, and everything that you must do when you visit.

    What is Knott's 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. 

    knotts scary farm characters

    When night time begins, Scary Farm does as well.

    The park transforms into a halloween themed event, which is ultra popular with park-goers.

    Knott's Scary Farm is typically intended for visitors at least 13 years of age.

    When Does it Start?

    Knott's Scary Farm in 2022 begins September 22 - October 31.

    It takes place on Friday and Saturday nights, beginning at 6 pm. 

    Scare Zones

    What are Scare Zones?

    Scare Zones are zones in the park that purposefully have less lighting and lots of fog.

    In this area 'monsters' (aka workers dressed up in scary costumes) will walk up to you when you least expect it, to try to give you the ultimate scare.

    Not all scare zones are the same however, as each scare zone is themed differently, and so are the monsters!

    Scare zones are popular in most theme parks across the country, and it is something that's only available near Halloween season.

    Haunted Houses

    What are Haunted Houses?

    A scary-themed house/maze full of screams, thrills, and tons of fog where park-goers can enter. 

    knotts scary farm haunted house

    Upon seemingly every corner, there are scarers ready to greet you. On top of this, these houses are themed to be as scary as possible.

    It's safe to say that haunted houses aren't for the faint of heart.

    There is also typically very loud music playing to make it hard for visitors to be able to predict where the scarers are.


    The monsters around the park aren't restricted to just scare zones and haunted houses, as they also frequently perform shows.

    These shows feature synchronized performances by the monsters, where they will showcase their amazing moves and instrumental skills live.

    Knott's Spooky Farm

    During the day, experience the lighter side of Halloween season through Knott's Spooky Farm.

    Little ghouls can trick-or-treat around the town of Calico’s shops and buildings to collect sweet treats from the friendly townsfolk plus enjoy even more kids' Halloween activities.

    snoopy characters at knotts spooky farm

    Families can join in on the Halloween fun as the park is transformed with themed décor and spooky surprises.  

    Fright Lane

    Fright lane is essentially a Fast Lane pass that allows you to skip the lines at Scary Farm during the Halloween season.

    Knott's Scary Farm is a popular event that only occurs once a year, so naturally when it finally returns the crowd does as well.

    If you hate waiting in lines, or just want to maximize your time, you will definitely want to consider a Fright lane pass.

    You can purchase Fright Lane tickets directly from the Knott's site.

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    We are able to do this as we are an Authorized Theme Park Ticket Reseller.

    Our tickets are provided to us at a discounted rate directly from the attraction and theme park operators. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Scary is Knott's Scary Farm?

    Knott's Scary Farm is absolutely scary, and for that reason is one of the most anticipated events of the year. As soon as the night begins, there will be monsters prowling the park from the scare zones to the haunted houses.

    Is Knotts Scary Farm Scary For Kids?

    Knott's Scary Farm is definitely a very scary event, which is why it is intended for ages 13 and older. For this reason the less scary, Knott's Spooky Farm is available for kids and families during the earlier hours of the park.

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