There are only 25 horrifying nights to experience the 14 haunted attractions including mazes and scare zones, shows and more! To plan out your nightmare, take a look at our event guide outlining the fear that fills Knott’s Scary Farm. With over 160 acres of fog filled frights, here are some tips and treats to make it the most terrifying experience yet.
Before arriving, please be aware that this is a haunted nighttime event and is not recommended for children under 13. There is no child ticket pricing available for this event, only the standard general admission. Knott's Scary Farm does not offer a "No Boo Pass", everyone entering the gate is subject to scares.
Knott's Scary Farm admission is available for $82 each at the main gate but tickets are available online for as low as $42 each. You can also pick up a coupon from your local Los Angeles and Orange County Carl's Jr. restaurants for coupons to save up to $35 on regular Knott's Scary Farm admission.
Pro Tip: Make sure to purchase your ticket in advance. Saturdays in October have been known to sell out.
Knott's Scary Farm is a special event and requires separate admission. The nighttime event is NOT included with a Knott's Berry Farm Season Pass. Regular Knott's Passholders are able to receive a discount on Scary Farm admission or add Scary Farm to their existing Season Pass to enjoy all 25 nights of Knott's Scary Farm.
Parking is available for $22, and it is recommended that you arrive early. Season Passholders who already have 2018 All Season Parking can use their pass to park during Scary Farm hours.
Pro Tip: If you do plan on arriving later, it’s recommended NOT to exit on Beach Blvd. Save time by using Knott Ave. or Magnolia Ave.
Knott's Scary Farm opens on event nights at 7pm. Boo-fet diners and select Scary Farm Hotel guests are able to get a head start on their nightmares before the event opens to the public.
Knott's Scary Farm Hotel Packages - Scream and dream with a Knott's Scary Farm Hotel Package at the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel. Most packages include Scary Farm admission and Pre-scare dinner followed by early entry into the Knott's Scary Farm event. Availability is limited so make sure to book in advance.
Scary Farm Boo-fet - Munch with the monsters before you face your fears with an all you can eat buffet including Knott's classics such as Mrs. Knott's fried chicken, chef carving station, boysenberry pie and more. After your meal, Boo-fet diners receive early entry to Knott's Scary Farm to be among the first of the night to enjoy select mazes and exclusive monster photo opportunities.
Face your fears right away at one of our original mazes that are guaranteed to transport you into the darkest reaches of your imagination. Start your night at Trick or Treat: Lights Out (1) located behind GhostRider or travel to Special Ops: Infected (5) near the Mystery Lodge as these are two of our most popular attractions.
You also can’t miss the two newest additions to the Knott’s Scary Farm line up. The Depths (2) invites guests to explore the pitch-black underground caves hidden below the seaside shores of an abandoned port village. Encounter the Nightwatch Mining Crew and the other vicious creatures that live within. In Dark Entities (4) teleport to the furthest reaches of dark space as you explore a lone research station facing an extraterrestrial mutation as it prowls for new hosts. Escape before you become the next victim.
Don’t like waiting in long lines? Upgrade your ticket with a Fright and Fast Lane wristband to receive priority access to all Scary Farm mazes and most thrill rides.
Screaming often works up an appetite. Don’t miss an opportunity to grab a quick bite at several food carts located throughout the park before getting in line for your next experience. If you’re looking for a sit-down dining option in the fog, check out Ghost Town Grill. But arrive early as patio seating is limited.
All-Season Dining Plans are not valid during Scary Farm hours but All-Season Souvenir Cups will be valid and available throughout the night.
Take a break from the monsters on the prowl at one of the various offerings guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. HACKS – Cutting Room Floor takes place in the Charles M. Shultz Theatre and will highlight the unique, twisted, improvised comedy antics of “Hacks” with help from the audience.
Pro Tip: Arrive early and grabbing a seat up close to ensure you’re a part of the action.
CONJURERS – Magic and Mirth will host various award-winning magicians in the Bird Cage Theatre.
Pro Tip: Featured magicians will rotate during the run of Scary Farm so make sure to check back for a new show.
Also, don’t miss The Hanging located on the Calico Mine Stage as it remains Scary Farm’s longest running live-show. Join the Citizens of Calico as they take a look back a the year’s pop culture with some killer comedy. We recommend visiting one of the earlier showtimes as more guest tend to visit later showing in the evening.
Keep your groove going with our all-night dance party, Awaken the Dead in the heart of Fiesta Village. Festive dancers and a DJ will provide the perfect ambiance for the photo moment.
Keep in mind this year's entertainment isn’t always on a stage… make sure you keep your eyes peeled as you explore every inch of what Knott’s Scary Farm has to offer. You may be surprised to discover hidden treats in various venues throughout the fog.
The nightmares never end, so as you traverse between mazes and shows enjoy our four terrifying scare zones. Each has its cast of characters for you to interact with throughout the night. Areas such as the Forsaken Lake and The Hollow will have special occurrences throughout the evening that you won’t want to miss, so they are worth taking several trips through the fog.
Knott's Scary Farm is open select nights September 20 - October 31, 2018.
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