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Knott's Scary Farm Tricks, Treats and Event Guide 2019

Knott's Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm is home to world-class rides, thrilling roller coasters, shows & attractions in 4 themed areas including Old West Ghost Town and Camp Snoopy.

There are 26 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, there’s nowhere to hide as every inch of the park is eerily transformed with an abundance of blood-curdling beasts, spine-chilling scares, and unearthly surprises waiting around every corner. Here are some tricks 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 $84 each at the main gate, but tickets are available online for as low as $43 each. You can also save pick up a coupon from your local Los Angeles and Orange County Carl’s Jr. restaurants for coupons to save up to $41 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 26 nights of Knott’s Scary Farm – while supplies last. 

Parking is available for $22, and it is recommended that you arrive early. Season Passholders who already have 2019 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 7 pm. Boo-fet diners and select Scary Farm Hotel guests can 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 a 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. The meal includes favorites such as Mrs. Knott’s fried chicken, a chef carving station, desserts to die for and much 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 (including one of our newest mazes – Wax Works) and exclusive monster photo opportunities.  


Face your fears right away at one of our all-new original mazes, as you become the next addition to the museum collection. As night falls head to Wax Works (1) located behind GhostRider or travel to Special Ops: Infected (5) near Calico River Rapids as it materializes for its final season at Scary Farm.

Don’t miss the most immersive environment in the Knott’s Scary Farm line up. The famous Ghost Town Streets scare zone leads you to the all-new maze, Origins: The Curse of Calico (2). On your journey through Calico you’ll be invited to witness the uprising of the famous Green Witch as she transforms the citizens into malicious creatures.  

Put more fright and delight into your night! Upgrade your ticket with a Fright and Fast Lane wristband to receive priority access to all Scary Farm mazes and select 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. 


If you need a break screaming from fear, come cry with laughter at one of our live show experiences! Exclusively performing nightly at Knott’s Scary Farm for the 2019 season, Puppet Up! Uncensored is an outrageous, off –the-cuff live show featuring a combination of improvisational comedy and the magic of puppetry performed by a cast of world-class comedian puppeteers from The Jim Henson Company. Created by legendary puppeteer and award-winning director Brian Henson and directed by Patrick Bristow. Puppet Up! - Uncensored is no ordinary puppet show. In true uncensored form, the content is driven by audience suggestions and participation, topped with the zany antics and bawdy shenanigans of the colorful and brazen puppet cast. The show takes place in the Charles M. Shultz Theatre, three times nightly. 

Pro Tip: Arrive early and grabbing a seat up close to ensure you’re a part of the action.

CONJURERS – Magic and Mirth returns with 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.

You never know what you may stumble upon in the fog… 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.


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 19 – November 2, 2019. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #ScaryFarm


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