10 Things To Do at Knott’s Spooky Farm

by Tonya Staab
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Visit Knott’s Berry Farm during October for spooky fun, trick-or-treating, creepy critters, costume contests, pumpkin decorating, and more.

Disclosure: We were invited to spend a complimentary day at Knott’s Spooky Farm

Knott’s Spooky Farm is one of our favorite annual activities around Halloween time.

We could have easily spent a couple of days there to really experience all there is to do, and so you can make the most of your time there we’ve rounded up 10 activities that you won’t want to miss.

Visit the pumpkin patch and decorate a pumpkin.

The kids loved decorating their first pumpkin of the fall season, and they are proudly sitting outside on our front porch. Tip: don’t forget to take a bag to carry them around the park, or leave this activity until the end of the day.

Hang out with Stanley Scarecrow and the creepy critters of Calico at the Livery Stables.

Trick or Treat in Ghost Town.

Kids are given a special oranage bag as they enter Knott’s Berry Farm to collect their treats in, so no need to bring bags from home.

Take an art class at Dr. Sketch ‘N Stein’s Drawing Symposium.

How awesome is Marisol’s drawing in the middle. It’s no wonder her favorite class at school is art.

Check out all the spooky decorations and photo opportunities around the park.

Do a Spooky Hunt at the Ghastly Gallery.

Watch the magic ‘Monsterpiece Theater’ show.

Visit the Dia de Los Muertos celebration, for an interactive & educational experience, in Fiesta Village.

Take a ride on the Timber Mountain Log Ride that has converted into the Halloween Hootenanny.

Show off your Halloween costume at the Peanuts Costume Contest.

More about Knott’s Spooky Farm:

Knott’s Spooky Farm! is the daytime, family-friendly Halloween celebration that takes place weekends, September 30 – October 29 and Halloween Day. The kid-inspired “spooky” celebration will feature activities for ages 3-11, including trick-or-treating, a live show and costume contest with the Peanuts gang, and a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration.
Kids ages 3 -11 can participate in Trick-or-Treating throughout Ghost Town, and interact with an array of spooky but friendly Shopkeepers. New this year, Stanley Scarecrow has opened the Livery Stable for guests of all ages to get close and personal with the Creepy Critters of CalicoThe Grand Sierra Railroad in Camp Snoopy takes riders on “A Trip To Camp Spooky” Presented by REESE’S, a one-of-a-kind experience which takes riders on an adventure, along with the Peanuts Gang, to Camp Spooky with added special Halloween theming effects. Then come to Camp Snoopy Theatre Presented by HERSHEY’S to show off your best Halloween costume at the Peanuts Costume Contest and afterward, join Peanuts characters in a Peanuts Dance Party!. Additionally, families can watch the Peanuts Gang in The Monsters Are Coming, Charlie Brown, where they’ll have guests of all ages singing and dancing along to classic Halloween tunes.
This Halloween season, the Timber Mountain Log Ride mystically converts into the Halloween Hootenanny by adding a new family-friendly twist to a park favorite. Every year the citizens of the Timber Mountain invite the mysterious creatures that live out in the woods and caverns of the area to join them as they celebrate the season at the Halloween Hootenanny.  The ride’s interior will feature new fun surprises as guests venture past the Calico Coffin Creeper band, the town’s green witch and splash down Skull Mountain through a labyrinth of jack-o-lanterns.  The seasonal ride will also feature an original song performed by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies.   Open for day and night guests, this is the perfect family experience for all to enjoy this Halloween season.
In Fiesta Village, join the Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in the Fiesta Stage area for an interactive, non-scary, educational celebration of the season. The themed area offers a walk through a village filled with photo ops, educational activities and face paintings at a nominal fee. Then visit the Ghastly Gallery Presented By KIT KAT® in the Boardwalk Ballroom for a slate of entertaining activities including a live show and opportunities for your little ghouls to participate in drawing their best “monsterpiece.”

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