Disclosure: We received tickets and food vouchers from Knott’s Berry Farm so that we could share our thoughts on the limited-time Knott’s Spooky Farm weekend event!
It’s officially Halloween Season! Yes, Halloween is totally a season. My favorite one at that. I do everything I can to cram as many activities and events into the 31 days of October. And one of my favorite things to do is spend the day at Knott’s Spooky Farm.
During this special weekend-only family event, the cobweb-lined streets of Ghost Town have more fun than frights…
Upon entering the park, the kids are given a Knott’s Spooky Farm map and a Trick-or-Treating bag! As you walk through Ghost Town, you’ll find the blue doors and friendly Knott’s Spooky Farm folks giving out candy. Don’t forget to ring the doorbell for a surprise!
While you’re getting your fill of candy, you may run into some ghoulish creatures! But don’t worry, they’re only there to say hello.
While the trick-or-treating through Ghost Town is one of my favorite things to do, there are so many other other fun things to do during Knott’s Spooky Farm weekends! Best of all, almost all of the activities are included in your regular admission price.
The Spooky Hollow Maze is tucked away in the corner of Camp Spooky. (Right next to the Camp Spooky Theatre, where you HAVE to make time to stay and watch one of the daily performances of “The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown!”)
Inside the hay maze, you’ll find some surprises! There’s some creepy characters, lots of pumpkins, and even some fun things to do. My kids were obsessed with the (free) foam pumpkin decorating station. Think Mr. Potato Head, but with pumpkins!
Around the corner in Fiesta Village, there’s more festive fun to be had in the Dia de los Muertos area.
The kids loved exploring the ofrendas and rearranging the magnetic flowers. I loved that each area had a plaque that shared more information, and I loved learning more about the customs and traditions of Dia de los Muertos, and sharing that info with my kids too!
In between all the fun we were having, we also made time to eat! Knott’s generously provided each of us with an All Day Dining Pass and we took full advantage of it, trying lots of the different dining options all in one day! Each wristband is $31.99 (plus tax), and gets you a free meal every 90 minutes at any one of seven dining locations in the park. There’s quite a variety of options!
Needless to say, we pretty much had to roll ourselves out of the park at the end of the day, but it was so worth it!
We had such a great time at Knott’s Spooky Farm. And for the first time EVER, all four kids lasted from park opening to park closing. Granted, they’re only open from 10:00am to 5:30pm this time of year, but that’s still the longest we’ve ever stayed as a family.