Halloween season is already well underway in the Southern California theme park community, and that means– as usual– the annual Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt is getting rave reviews at local favorite destination Knott’s Berry Farm.
But families with younger children who want to experience the lighter side of Knott’s at Halloween time should absolutely consider a visit to Knott’s Spooky Farm: the daytime kid-focused event that runs weekends from late September through the end of October.
Watch "Great Pumpkin Palooza" FULL SHOW during Knott's Spooky Farm 2021 at Knott's Scary Farm:
As you can see in the video above, the Peanuts gang gets in on the Spooky Farm action with a musical show entitled “Great Pumpkin Palooza” at the Camp Snoopy Theatre.
Watch Trip to Camp Spooky FULL RIDE during Knott's Spooky Farm at Knott's Berry Farm:
Down the path at the Grand Sierra Railroad attraction, an overlay called “Trip to Camp Spooky” sends families on a four-minute journey to meet Snoopy and company as they celebrate Halloween.
Watch "Bob Baker Marionette Theater Halloween Spooktacular" – FULL SHOW at Knott's Spooky Farm:
Over at the famous Bird Cage Theatre in Ghost Town, Los Angeles’s beloved Bob Baker Marionette Company has taken over the venue with its Halloween Spooktacular. This is an absolute must-see for kids and adults alike!
Watch Calico Candy Mine Ride FULL RIDE overlay during Knott's Spooky Farm at Knott's Berry Farm:
Calico Mine Ride has also received a seasonal overlay this year: the “Calico Candy Mine Ride” repurposes the classic song “Big Rock Candy Mountain” as guests travel through one of Southern California’s most storied dark rides.
Watch "Dia De Los Muertos, Vivir!" FULL SHOW during Knott's Spooky Farm at Knott's Berry Farm:
In Fiesta Village, attendees can enjoy another vibrant musical show entitled “Dia De Los Muertos, Vivir!” celebrating the time-honored tradition the Mexican Day of the Dead with toe-tapping song and dance.
Watch Halloween Hootenanny FULL RIDE on Timber Mountain Log Ride during Knott's Scary Farm 2021:
The Halloween Hootenanny is back as an overlay of the popular Timber Mountain Log Ride, with catchy music and creepy creatures of all shapes and sizes.
Watch "Monster Mash" performed by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies at Knott's Spooky Farm:
Don’t forget to stop by the Calico Mine Stage, where the perennial favorites Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies perform their knee-slapping set of bluegrass covers, including the hilarious Halloween hit “Monster Mash,” as seen above.
In Ghost Town’s Livery Stable, guests will find a display of the Creepy Critters of Calico, a collection of real living animals suitable for the season. And all that is in addition to the kids’ trick or treating, other character interactions, and colorful Halloween decorations around the rest of the park.
Knott’s Spooky Farm runs on Saturdays and Sundays from now through Halloween. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, be sure to visit the official Knott’s Berry Farm website.
Mike serves as Laughing Place’s lead Southern California reporter, Editorial Director for Star Wars content, and host of the weekly “Who’s the Bossk?” Star Wars podcast. He’s been fascinated by Disney theme parks and storytelling in general all his life and resides in Burbank, California with his beloved wife and cats.