Knott’s Scary Farm 2024 – Tips, Strategy, Worth It?

Knott's Berry Farm‘s annual Halloween event, “Knott's Scary Farm” kicks off this spooky season on select nights. The event's 50th anniversary last year featured terrifying shows, mazes, attractions, scare zones, special foods, and more, including over 1,000 creatures lurking around the parks.

Knott's Scary Farm began back in 1973 and has been horrifying visitors ever since as the longest-running Halloween theme park event in Southern California. This event is a far cry from the more family-friendly Oogie Boogie Bash party at Disneyland, predates Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, and is intended for guests ages 13 and older, as much of the content can be overwhelming and scary for kids. This guide will focus on Knott's Scary Farm and our experience of the event last year, but there is also a family-friendly offering called Knott's Spooky Farm that takes place during the daytime on select dates.

We had the opportunity to attend the opening night of Knott's Scary Farm last year, and we will take you through our experience, share tips and strategies, and provide information for everything you need to know about Knott's Scary Farm this Halloween season!

Knott's Scary Farm Ticket Prices

Knott's Scary farm guide

Knott's Scary Farm is a separately ticketed event with a few different options that include various benefits, so Knott's Scary Farm ticket prices vary depending on which option you go with. Knott's Scary Farm requires guests ages 15 and younger to be accompanied by a chaperone, and every attendee must have their own ticket. For select ticket types, you can save by buying tickets online compared to front gate pricing. 

You can see the prices for last year's event below.

Knott's Scary Farm Tickets allow you admission to one night of Knott's Scary Farm. Pricing starts at $59.99 for this option, and discounted prices are available for military service members and Passholders.

Admission & Meal Bundle Tickets give you:

  • admission to one night of Knott's Scary Farm
  • a select entree and side from the scary good menu options
  • a regular-size fountain drink

Pricing starts at $74.99 for this experience.

Nightly All Inclusive gives you:

  • admission to one night of Knott's Scary Farm
  • a select entree and side from the scary good menu options plus a regular-size fountain drink
  • Fright & Fast Lane (which gives you priority access to all mazes and select rides)
  • General Vehicle Parking

Pricing starts at $199.99 for this experience.

Fright & Fast Lane (Park Admission Not Included) gives you priority access to all mazes and select rides, with pricing starting at $145 for this experience.

2023 Scary Farm Pass gives you unlimited admission to Knott's Scary Farm for every event night during the season, with pricing starting at $149 for this experience.

Very Important Monster Tour is a VIP experience that gives you:

  • a single night of admission to Knott's Scary Farm
  • a private guide for up to 6 hours
  • Boo-fet dinner
  • an event T-shirt
  • General Parking
  • Priority access to all mazes, select rides, and select shows

Pricing starts at $550 for this experience.

Knott's Scary Farm Boo-fet (not valid for event admission) includes:

  • All-you-can-eat dinner
  • 2023 Souvenir bottle
  • Photo with a monster
  • Early access to select mazes

Pricing starts at $45 for this experience.

If you are looking for regular daytime admission, you can save using our exclusive link: Purchase Knott’s Berry Farm discount tickets!

Knott's Scary Farm 2024 Dates and Hours

Knott's Scary Farm mazes

2024 Knott's Scary Farm dates have not yet been announced. Last year, Knott's Scary Farm events took place on select nights during the Halloween season from September 21st to October 31st. Knott's Scary Farm hours are 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. depending on the night.

The following are last year's Knott's Scary Farm event dates:

September 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30

October 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31

Crowds pick up as the season progresses in October, and the biggest crowds tend to be on Friday and Saturday nights. We would recommend visiting earlier in the season on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Sundays for the lowest crowds and less expensive tickets, as prices rise as the event dates get closer to Halloween.

Tips for Knott's Scary Farm 2024

Knott's Scary Farm dates

  1. Consider the Boo-Fet or Fright & Fast Lane if it's within your budget to maximize your time. We will discuss the benefits of these more below, but they will save you a substantial amount of time waiting in line for attractions and allow you to experience the most popular and new mazes with minimal wait times.
  2. Don't rush while in the mazes or scare zones! While you don't want to hold up the entire line in mazes, be sure to walk at a reasonable pace so that you can fully appreciate every detail. If you're a fan of jump-scares, you might be missing out on some by sticking too close to the party in front of you. Each scare zone offers unique theming and a completely distinctive overall atmosphere. If you see several creatures coming in your direction, it's tempting to go the other way, but it's really interesting to observe their unique character quirks, motions, and interactions with guests. Sometimes, they interact with each other, which can be quite funny to watch. My personal favorite moments were when the sliding creatures would skid across the ground towards guests and send sparks flying, as that got quite a reaction out of people!
  3. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and supportive walking shoes. You'll be doing a lot of walking during the event, and you want to make sure you're not worried about sore feet or uncomfortable fabric on top of getting scared! You can also bring light layers in case it gets cold.
  4. Go in with the right mindset if you are worried about jump scares. It's definitely true that the scare actors will target those who look afraid or who are giving a big reaction. If that's part of the fun for you, then definitely lean into it! But if you're worried that you won't handle the jump-scares well, know that they are fairly easy to anticipate, and if you look like you're having fun or are relaxed, the creatures will move to their next target pretty quickly. If you are starting to get mentally drained from all of the scares, which can happen towards the end of the night, you can always mix it up with a ride or show to get a breather.
  5. Watch videos ahead of time to see what to expect. If you're unsure about the content of any of the mazes or don't know if this event is okay for you or your family, you can watch videos of the returning mazes and scare zones ahead of time for an idea of what to expect. I'm not great with heavy gore, so I scouted ahead to see which mazes have the most of that and avoided those, and this piqued my interest in certain other mazes. You don't have to spoil the whole thing for yourself, and just watching the first 10-20 seconds of a returning maze will give you an idea of what to expect.
  6. On a similar note, you can try the “No-Boo” Necklace if you're uncertain about the event or going to chaperone a minor to get a break from the constant scares. This necklace decreases the likelihood that you'll be targeted by monsters in scare zones. While you won't get immunity in mazes, this can help give you a break if it is needed, as it can get exhausting walking from one place to another always having to be on guard.
  7. Make a plan, and be especially deliberate about carving out time for shows. Decide ahead of time which attractions and shows are your priority, and download the Knotts Scary Farm app to see where attractions are located in order to effectively navigate the event during the Knott's Scary Farm hours. Make sure to budget walking time and know the placement of each attraction so that you don't find yourself zigzagging across the park and eating up valuable time. Keep in mind that for shows, in addition to the time it takes to see the performance itself, you'll want to line up ahead of time if you're intent on getting good seats. This can quickly take up a significant chunk of your night, so make sure you decide ahead of time which shows are important to you and the showtime you're trying to make so that you can plan mazes and rides around this.
  8. Make sure you know Knott's Scary Farm's bag policy: “Clear plastic bags smaller than 12” x 12” x 6” as well as non-clear wristlets or clutches no larger than 5”x 8”x 2” are allowed at Knott's Scary Farm. All bags are subject to search prior to entry.” Make sure your bags are the correct size when you are preparing to go!

Is the Fast & Fright Lane Worth It?

Knott's Scary Farm tips

The Fright & Fast Lane gives you priority access to all mazes and select rides. We were able to enjoy priority access as members of the media during opening night, and I can safely say that this saved us a significant amount of time on attractions and allowed us to experience much more than we would have if we were waiting in long lines, especially for the new mazes.

Our longest wait time was about 20 minutes for Room 13, one of the new mazes, and we only waited about 4 minutes for The Chilling Chambers, the new 50th-anniversary maze. On a couple of rides we experienced, we walked on with essentially zero wait time.

While we would say that the Fright & Fast Lane is worth it if it fits into your budget, the cost of this is quite high, with pricing starting at $145 per person (admission not included). If you're looking for an option that will allow you to experience most of the event without the expense, Boo-Fet might be a better choice.

Is Boo-Fet Worth It?

Knott's Scary Farm opening

Boo-Fet can be a great way to get two birds with one stone, as you'll be able to enjoy both an all-you-can-eat dinner and Early Entry to select attractions. The Early Entry attractions for last year (Bloodline 1842, Dark Entities, The Depths, and Wax Works) are all located in close proximity to one another, so you can realistically get through all four in a very short amount of time. This add-on is also a bit more reasonable in price than the Fright & Fast Lane considering that you will also have to get separate admission to the event on top of it.

The lines that we saw were the longest on opening night were not the four included in Early Entry, so if you decide to go for Boo-Fet, you will most likely want to prioritize the new mazes and The Grimoire after Early Entry. We will discuss this more below!

Knott's Scary Farm 2024 Strategy

Knott's Scary Farm map

The following strategy is based on our experience last year at Knott's Scary Farm, but you can use it as a reference to get an idea of which mazes you'll want to prioritize if they return.

The new mazes are always going to be the most popular and have the longest lines, as everyone wants to experience them for the first time, so we would recommend deciding which one you would like to prioritize first and then designing your journey from there.

If you decide to opt for Boo-Fet, all four of the mazes included in Early Entry are in one area of the park that you can knock out pretty quickly, and afterward, we would recommend heading through the Ghost Town Streets across the park towards where the popular The Grimoire, Origins: Curse of Calico, and Room 13 (new) are to try to catch these experiences before the lines start building up—by the time we got to this area of the park on opening night at 9pm, the lines were incredibly long for The Grimoire and Room 13 especially.

Depending on how long the lines are, you could also experience The Chilling Chambers (new) as you are coming up from the Early Entry attractions, but this depends on which mazes are your priority. From Room 13, The Grimoire, and Origins: Curse of Calico, you could head upwards past Calico Candy Mine Ride to Cinema Slasher (new) and Mesmer.

A similar route would be effective for the Fast and Fright Lane, though wait times are not as much of a barrier with this option, and you have a lot of flexibility. Without Boo-Fet, we would recommend heading straight to The Grimoire and Room 13, as the lines for these will grow substantially as the night goes on. Afterward, you could either go for the attractions that are your priority or head up towards Cinema Slasher and Mesmer and then make your way down towards the attractions on the right side of the park.

Knott's Scary Farm Mazes

Knott's Scary farm best mazes

The following describes the mazes from last year's Knott's Scary Farm season. While the 2024 mazes have not yet been announced, there is a chance that some of the ones from last year may return. 

There are ten Knott's Scary Farm mazes this year, with each featuring unique theming, an immersive setting, and frightful premises. Seven are returning mazes, while three are brand-new ones. Some of the mazes drop you into a horrifying world of monsters and sinister premises for you to navigate on your own, while others feature characters that act as guides who pop up every now and then in the maze. I really appreciated how certain mazes emphasized certain aspects of design like sound or lighting, and there are some sensory details like vibrating and shaking floors that really up the adrenaline in some experiences.

The Chilling Chambers (NEW): Honoring Scary Farm's inaugural maze, “10 Chilling Chambers,” began in 1977. This unsettling attraction pays tribute to its past while horrifying today's audience. The Keeper leads you through a foreboding cathedral, encountering classic maze themes. Unleash 50 years of modern terror, reliving the eerie collections and diabolical characters of seasons past.

The Chilling Chambers is truly visually impressive and takes you on a rollercoaster of the senses, but it might be a lot to handle for certain guests. None of the content is overly disturbing, but the smells, strobing lights, and colorful settings might lead to sensory overload. I found myself very impressed but also a bit nauseous leaving this maze!

Knott's Scary Farm new mazes

Room 13 (NEW): Violent murders at The Blind Tiger interrupt the Prohibition-era revelry on Memory Lane. A dangerously addictive new cocktail named The Devil’s Elixir seems to be at the root of the mayhem, but where did it come from? The answers may lie at the heart of the extravagant Argive Hotel, where many have checked in… but none have checked out.

Though this maze is new and had the longest line that we experienced on opening night, I personally thought it was not as memorable as the others. There were some nice design elements, but the storyline was a bit hard to follow and the pacing of it felt rushed.

Cinema Slasher (NEW): Embark on a journey through the Midnight Theater, entering horror film worlds where you must survive the deadly Slasher's rage. Can you escape these movie nightmares, or will you be trapped among decaying corpses in the ruined theatre? The sinister Midnight Theater beckons the brave into Cinema Slasher.

Bloodline 1842 (Early Entry): Guests will find themselves caught in a battle between the Daybreakers and the Valhymphri vampires in the steampunk Neo-Victorian city of Valdonia. The vampires have sacked the city and left destruction in their wake, and guests must help find and destroy the kind of the Valhymphri. This maze is available during Early Entry.

Bloodline 1842 was quite an interesting maze that went by quickly and wasn't quite as intense as the others, partially due to the presence of the Daybreakers and how they serve as a neutral presence while guiding you through the story. The costuming and ambiance for this maze were really nicely done!

Knott's Scary farm attractions

Wax Works (Early Entry): In this abandoned wax museum, former plastic surgeon Dr. Augustus Scratch shows off his horrifying “artwork” of human flesh and wax to guests, who must escape without becoming part of the collection. This maze is available during Early Entry.

The Depths (Early Entry): In this maze, guests will explore the underground caves of an abandoned port village where ancient creatures lurk and a mining crew has mysteriously vanished. This maze is available during Early Entry.

The lighting effects of this maze are truly stunning, and in one room, you walk through a foggy space glowing with brilliant green. The incredible use of color throughout and the suspense leading up to the reveal of some of these frightening creatures make this maze a can't-miss experience.

Dark Entities (Early Entry): The Dark Entities maze takes you into space, where an extraterrestrial mutation has taken over the station and is in search of new hosts. This maze is available during Early Entry.

Dark Entities is quite immersive and impressive in its detail, but if you're sensitive to heavy gore, it might be one you pass on, as there are some particularly disturbing scenes. That being said, those moments are incredibly well-executed.

Knott's Scary farm strategy

Origins: The Curse of Calico: Guests will encounter the paranormal activity of the town as a woman is put on trial for suspected witchcraft. The Green Witch curses the townsfolk, turning those who have accused her into vicious creatures.

Origins: The Curse of Calico was one of my favorite mazes due to its lighting effects and design. It's incredibly immersive, and each detail of the maze feeds the overall ambiance really nicely. You might find yourself wanting to linger longer in several scenes just to fully appreciate all of the effects.

Mesmer: Guests will encounter the hypnotist Mesmer, who takes you into a world of “madness, torture, and eerie enlightenment” in his horrifying show.

The Grimoire: In this maze, guests enter the world of an ancient relic where evil creatures have been released by a mysterious book.

The Grimoire was incredibly popular on opening night with an extremely long line, and for good reason. The storyline is heavy but gripping, and you might find yourself more disoriented than in the other mazes as you navigate a wide range of scenes. I could easily see this maze being one that you'd want to experience several times just to catch every detail.

Knott's Scary Farm Shows

Knott's Scary Farm show

Last year's Knott's Scary Farm shows featured music, comedy, and action, and they can be a great break from the mazes and scare zones during your night. There were four live shows, including returning and new experiences, and an art show honoring Knott's Scary Farm's 50-year anniversary.

Music, Monsters, and Mayhem (NEW): This musical at the Walter Knott Theater features “singing and dancing monstrosities” and celebrates 50 years of terror.

Dr. Cleaver Returns (NEW): This show at the Bird Cage Theater features the return of the demented doctor who “is back for more Halloween hijinks.”

The Hanging: Uncancelled: In those popular pop culture parody stunt extravaganza at the Wagon Camp, The Lawman tracks down “the vilest villains of the past year.”

Le Magnifique Carnaval du Grotesque: This show features “death-defying feats” and carnival acts at the Calico Mine Stage.

Into the Fog: A Scary Farm Tribute Art Show is an art show featuring pieces from artists across the country inspired by Knott's Scary Farm's 50 years of frights, and you have the opportunity to take originals or prints home with you.

Knott's Scary Farm Scare Zones

Knott's Scary Farm scare zones

Last season, there were five scare zones throughout the parks with different themes, where there was no place to hide, and characters and creatures scared you as you pass through the fog. While the scare actors can stalk you and scare you with noises and movement, they are not allowed to touch guests. Each scare zone had a distinctly different feel and different levels of intensity and spoken interaction. CarnEVIL and the Gore-ing '20s felt less frightening and were better-lit, while the Ghost Town Streets were definitely the most intense.

I really enjoyed observing the creatures to see all of the different tricks they had up their sleeve and how flawlessly they executed their scares and movements!

The Gauntlet features the King and Queen of the realm, maniacal Jesters, brutal Barbarians, wicked Wizards, and lawless Peasants in this reimagined scare zone.

Ghost Town Streets is the original and most terrifying scare zone with monsters roaming through the fog and Sliders, who will lunge at you. This was definitely our favorite scare zone!

Forsaken Lake features “gothic characters” who have “been ravaged by the dark and murky waters” as they roam the area looking for victims.

Gore-ing '20s scare zone invites guests back in time to the Gore-ing '20s, where “gangsters run illicit hooch for the ghostly revelers” while musicians play.

CarnEVIL features deviant clowns lurking who are seeking your “undying attention.”

Knott's Scary Farm clowns

Knott's Scary Farm Merchandise

Knott's Scary Farm merchandise

The “No Boo” Necklace is available for $14.99, featuring a blue glowing spider design on a lanyard, and it decreases the likelihood that you'll be targeted by monsters in scare zones. The “No Boo” Necklace does not give you immunity in the mazes. This addition was controversial upon its introduction but was added for good reason. It's a great option for chaperones who need to attend the event but do not want to be constantly scared, those who want a bit of a break from the scares, or those who are testing out the experience for the first time and aren't quite sure what to expect.

Knott's Scary Farm Park Interactive Lantern interacts with the environment in mysterious ways, and it reacts when brought in close proximity to “cursed locations.” The lantern may even trigger a reaction in the park, and it can be a fun way to further engage with the event.

Knott's Scary Farm Merchandise includes themed hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, plushies, water bottles, pins, and more that you can explore.

The Legacy Haunt Store and Museum in celebration of Knott's Scary Farm's 50th anniversary is featuring exclusive merchandise, while the museum showcases exhibits highlighting the events' “frightfully rich past.” Tributes are featured inside the Legacy Store such as the Green Witch's house, CarnEvil creeps, a cemetery filled with maze memorials, and a portion dedicated to Ghost Town.

Can Kids Go To Knott's Scary Farm?

Knott's Scary Farm kids

While per Knott's Scary Farm's chaperone policy, all guests ages 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 21 years old, we wouldn't recommend bringing kids to Knott's Scary Farm for a few reasons.

  1. First and foremost, the event is scary enough that it can be too much for even adults, which is why the age recommendation is 13 and older. Some of the content of the mazes can be incredibly disturbing, which may not be appropriate for kids.
  2. It's incredibly easy to get sensory overload at this type of event between all the light effects, loud sounds, smells, and jump-scares. To be in constant fight-or-flight mode for several hours can be incredibly exhausting and make for an unpleasant experience for your entire party but especially a younger kid.
  3. Knott's Scary Farm hours take place late at night, so it might be difficult for kids to stay awake for the whole event until 1 or 2am. 

If you have a kid who is super laid-back and loves thrills, that may be a different case, and I noticed that the scare actors in the scare zones are really perceptive and won't go out of their way to scare someone who is clearly unhappy, so it's reasonable to assume they wouldn't target children in the same way they do adults. However, in the mazes, there is often no way for the scare actors to see who is coming and their age, so all bets are off in the same way that they are for wearers of the “No-Boo” necklaces, making this a non-ideal situation for kids.

We would recommend leaving kids at home for this event and bringing them as they get a bit older if they are interested and try out the less scary “Knott's Spooky Farm” during the day.

Knott's Scary Farm Rides

Knott's Scary Farm rides

Typically all thrill rides are running during Knott's Scary Farm unless they are down or in the middle of a refurbishment, and there are two rides featuring special overlays during the Halloween season: 

  • The Timber Mountain Log Ride transforms into Halloween Hootenanny, where guests should be “on the lookout for aliens, ghosts, and more” as the citizens of Timber Mountain invite mysterious creatures of the woods and caverns to help celebrate the season.
  • The Calico Mine Ride turns into the Calico Candy Mine Ride, a “candy wonderland” where you might spot the elusive Pink Fairy. 

Knott's Scary Farm Food and Drink Offerings

Knott's Scary Farm food

While the 2024 Knott's Scary Farm foods haven't been announced yet, you can see last year's Knott's Scary Farm food menu for an idea of what to expect. 

Knott's Scary Farm food last year had quite a unique selection of specialty offerings, with some options for the bravest guests (like The Ostrich Hoagie and The Swamp Gator Sausage) and other more conventional choices. 

Gold Mine Trail Booth

  • Terrifying Teriyaki Meatballs: served over Rice with Green Onions
  • Dracula’s Fingers: 3 Garlic Bread Sticks with Marinara Sauce
  • Foot Long Hot Dog
  • Slaughterhouse Sushi Roll
  • Clown Tears Hazy IPA
  • Black IPA
  • Halo Light
  • Pumpkin Beer
  • Oktoberfest
  • Green Glow Seltzer
  • Into the Fog Vodka Lemonade
  • Perishable Potion
  • Blood Bags: Zombie Juice or A-Positive
  • RedRum Runner

Miner's Mac & Spuds (Select Nights)

  • Camel Stew Bread Bowl
  • Sweet Potato Pie with walnuts

Ghost Town Bakery

  • Spider Cookie: Gourmet Peanut Butter Chip Stuffed with a Peanut Butter Ganache
  • Gourmet Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookie
  • Black Velvet Cake with Orange Buttercream
  • Halloween Cake Pop
  • Witches Cupcake
  • The Bewitching Finger
  • Jack-o’-Lantern Brownie
  • Zombie Skull
  • Halloween Snoopy Cookie
  • Halloween Snoopy Cupcake
  • Slaughterhouse Sushi Roll
  • The Web Sugar Cookie

Knott's Scary Farm food offerings

Mrs. Murphy's

  • Black IPA
  • The Fog with a Flavor Bubble
  • Clown Tears Hazy IPA
  • Oktoberfest

Calico Tater Bites (Select Nights)

  • Fingers and Toes (available with the Scary Meal Deal): French fries and tater tots combined with ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and cilantro.

Sutter's Pizza (Select Nights)

  • Jalapeño Popper Pizza (available with the Scary Meal Deal): Cream Cheese, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Bacon Bits, and Jalapeno

Sutter's Grill 

  • Eerie Elk Chili Chambers Burger served with Fries: Elk Burger Patty, Beef Chili, Pepper Jack Cheese, and Jalapeno Chips

Sutter's Funnel

  • Giner Snap Funnel Cake: cinnamon sugar funnel cake with ginger bits, ginger snap cookies, and vanilla ice cream

Ghost Town Grill

  • seasonal offerings!

Ghost Town Grub (Select Nights)

  • Cereal Killer Funnel Cake: powdered sugar, strawberry topping, assorted cereals, red condensed milk, edible sugar knife, and vanilla ice cream

Wilderness Bar

  • Green Glow Seltzer
  • Oktoberfest
  • Boysenberry Beer
  • Clown Tears Hazy IPA
  • Perishable Potion
  • Devil’s Elixir Melon Vodka Lemonade
  • Assorted Chips
  • Cheese Dip

Wilderness Dogs And Drinks 

  • Ostrich Hoagie: Ostrich Sausage with a Hatch Chili Salsa

Gourmet Churro Factory 

  • Raspberry Beignets 

ChowHouse Mix-It-Up

  • Fang-Tastic Blackberry Cucumber Lemonade 
  • Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookiewich

Calico Saloon 

  • Green Glow Seltzer
  • Clown Tears Hazy IPA
  • Oktoberfest
  • Black IPA
  • Boysenberry Beer
  • Pink StarBlast: Hard Kombucha
  • Blood Bags: Zombie Juice or A-Positive
  • RedRum Runner
  • Into the Fog Vodka Lemonade
  • Devil’s Elixir Melon Vodka Lemonade

Judge Roy Bean 

  • Pickle Hitchin': whiskey and pickle juice in a cored-out pickle
  • The Judge: Jack Honey with Lemonade
  • Knotty Bean: bourbon, Nutella, Irish cream, vanilla, and coffee served over ice

Dr. Dillard Marsh Medicine Wagon 

  • Perishable Potion
  • Blood Bags: A-Positive or Zombie Juice
  • Devil’s Elixir Melon Vodka Lemonade
  • Cure All: Michelada
  • Snake Oil Remedy: Into the Fog Lemonade
  • 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Tiki Mug filled with drink of choice
  • Fiesta Village Tiki Mug filled with drink of choice

Railroad Bar

  • Green Glow Seltzer
  • Clown Tears Hazy IPA
  • Black IPA
  • Halo Light
  • Oktoberfest
  • Twisted Tea
  • Floating Ice Cream Pumpkin Stout
  • Devil’s Elixir Melon Vodka Lemonade
  • Perishable Potion

Log Ride Funnel Cake 

  • Cinema Slasher Funnel Cake: powdered sugar, strawberry topping, cinema candies, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate sauce


  • Green Bean Fries (available with the Scary Meal Deal): battered Green Beans with a Horseradish Aioli

Charleston Circle Bar 

  • Rainbows are Real Hazy IPA
  • Space Cake DIPA
  • Halo Light
  • Octoberfest
  • Green Glow Seltzer
  • Slaughterhouse Sushi Roll
  • Churro
  • Pretzel
  • Cheese Dip
  • Nachos
  • Assorted Chips

Charleston Circle Coffee 

  • Monster Krispie
  • Jack-o’-Lantern Brownie
  • Whoopie Pie with an Oreo® Mousse Filling
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
  • Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
  • Skeleton RumChata – Alcoholic
  • Ghostface Mocha – Alcoholic

Prop Shop Pizza 

  • The Spookghetti Pie (available with the Scary Meal Deal): spaghetti baked in alfredo sauce and topped with mozzarella, sausage, and bacon bits served over bolognese sauce
  • Prosciutto Decomposing Pizza (available with the Scary Meal Deal): white sauce, mozzarella, arugula, prosciutto, and balsamic glaze
  • The Mutant Turtle Philly Cheese Steak Pizza: featuring turtle meat, sliced Philly meat, nacho cheese, mozzarella, and peppers
  • Dracula’s Bite Macaron
  • Black IPA
  • Devil’s Elixir Melon Vodka Lemonade

Coasters Diner 

  • Mesmer’s Midnight Garden Salad (available with the Scary Meal Deal): Red Kale, Green Kale, Feta Cheese, Blackberries, Rose and Carnation Petals, with a Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • French Onion Bagel Burger (available with the Scary Meal Deal): Provolone Cheese and Caramelized Onions on an Onion Bagel served with Au Jus
  • Gourmet Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookie Crazy Shake
  • Spider Cookie: Gourmet Peanut Butter Chip Stuffed with a Peanut Butter Ganache
  • Kids Blood Bags: Pixie Potion or Purple People Eater
  • Rainbows are Real Hazy IPA
  • Space Cake DIPA
  • Boysenberry Beer
  • Oktoberfest

Coasters Tiki Bar

  • Boysenberry Beer
  • Oktoberfest
  • Pumpkin Beer
  • Beatbox – Pink Lemonade, Blue Raspberry, or Watermelon

Boardwalk BBQ: 

  • The Swamp Gator Sausage: an alligator sausage with pesto sauce and roasted Peppers
  • The Bat “Shhh” Crazy Pasta with Rabbit Tenderloin: bowtie Pasta with rabbit tenderloin, roasted broccoli and pepitas, goat cheese, and a raspberry vinaigrette
  • Oreo® Cheesecake Square
  • Graveyard Mousse Cup
  • Boysenberry Beer
  • Sam Adams Lager
  • Sam Adams Seasonal – Oktoberfest
  • BW Blonde (LA Blonde)
  • Canned SF: Rainbows are Real and Space Cake

Papas Mexicanas

  • A la Diabla Fries (available with the Scary Meal Deal): Yuca fries with deep-fried shrimp in a spicy diabla sauce, cilantro lime rice, poblano crema, corn kernels, and green onions

Cantina Del Sur

  • Black Margarita
  • Fiesta Village Mexican Lager
  • Mango Tajin Sour Gose
  • 50th Tropical IPA
  • Miche Verde
  • Pumpkin Sombrero

Fiesta Bar 

  • Black Margarita
  • Fiesta Village Mexican Lager
  • Mango Tajin Sour Gose
  • 50th Tropical IPA
  • Miche Verde

Grizzly Creek Lodge

  • The Gauntlet Garlic Overlord Burger (available with the Scary Meal Deal): alfredo garlic cream sauce, arugula and garlic brushetta
  • The Mac and Cheese Pepperoni Pizza (available with the Scary Meal Deal): creamy cheese sauce, macaroni, and pepperoni
  • Monster Krispie 
  • Jack-o’-Lantern Brownie
  • Kids Blood Bags: Pixie Potion or Purple People Eater

You can see the full food menu in the Knott's Scary Farm guide below:

Knott's Scary Farm event guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it worth going to Knotts Scary Farm?

It is definitely worth it to go to Knott's Scary Farm for the incredible, immersive atmosphere that is created throughout the event and all of its attractions. The level of detail Knott's Scary Farm puts into its mazes is particularly impressive, and the scare zones create a really spooky atmosphere with great theming and visually stunning special lighting effects. It's clear that after “50 years of never-ending nightmares,” they've really nailed this event. Plus, you definitely won't want to miss all of the awesome creatures in the scare zones! Even if you're unsure about how you'll handle the scares, it's still worth giving the event a try, as you might surprise yourself.

What time does Knotts Scary Farm start?

Knott's Scary Farm starts at 7pm on event nights and runs until 1am or 2am depending on the date.

What are the mazes for Knott's Scary Farm 2023?

The mazes for Knott's Scary Farm last season included 3 new mazes and 7 returning ones for 10 total. New mazes included The Chilling Chambers,  Room 13, and Cinema Slasher. Returning mazes include Bloodline 1842, Wax Works, The Depths, Dark Entities, Origins: The Curse of Calico, Mesmer, and The Grimoire.

Can 17 year olds go to Knotts Scary Farm?

17 year olds can go to Knotts Scary Farm. Under the chaperone policy, “guests ages 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 21 years old in order to be admitted to or remain in the park after 4:00 p.m. local time to close.” Guests 16 or older may be asked to present a valid government-issued photo identification (Driver’s license, State Issued ID Card, Passport) while entering to verify their age.

What time does Knott's Scary Farm open?

Knott's Scary farm opens at 7pm for event nights, and closing time depends on the night. Early Entry gives you access to mazes starting at 6:30pm.

What time does Knott's Scary Farm close?

Knott's Scary Farm closes at either 1am or 2am depending on the event night, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the attractions.

How much are Knott's Scary Farm tickets?

How much Knott's Scary Farm tickets are depends on the ticket type you are buying. Regular Knott's Scary Farm tickets start at $59.99, Admission & Meal Bundle starts at $74.99, Nightly All Inclusive starts at $199.99, 2023 Knott's Scary Farm Pass starts at $159, and Very Important Monster Tour starts at $550. Add-ons start at $145 for Fright & Fast Lane and $45 for Knott's Scary Farm Boo-fet. Ticket prices rise as the event dates get closer to Halloween, so we recommend visiting earlier in the season. 

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About Emily Midgley

Emily Midgley is a writer from San Diego, California. She was introduced to Disneyland when she was two and has been in love with all things Disney ever since! At Mickey Visit, she will keep you updated with the latest news from the Disney Parks and provide helpful planning content for your vacation. Her favorite rides at Disneyland are Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, Space Mountain, and Rise of the Resistance. She loves Marvel (especially Guardians of the Galaxy) and lives and breathes anything to do with Star Wars.

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