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Looking for a Halloween adventure that's suitable for all ages? How about an immersive, interactive treasure hunt for the booty of dread pirate Bluebeard?
The team behind the creepy and mystery-laden Fright Farms drive-through is giving guests another option, one that's a little less scare and a little more adventure. During Not So Spooky Farm, you'll follow the Jack-o-lantern–headed Stingy Jack to drive through Jurassic Park, a hedge maze, a castle and more, picking up candy clues, and watching the storyline as you go thanks to QR codes on your smartphones.
Each vehicle costs $65 to enter and receives adventure kits and supplies for the 35-minute journey ahead. Tickets are on sale now.
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‘Not So Spooky Farm Holiday Adventure’ is open in Southern California
The innovators behind experientials at Coachella and Outside Lands have created the Not So Spooky Farm Holiday Adventure , a family-friendly immersive drive-through experience 60 miles west of Los Angeles at SilverLakes Park in Norco, Calif.
Not So Spooky Farm Holiday Adventure was created to keep the holiday spirit alive in the unprecedented year that is 2020. The fully immersive drive-through interactive maze of adventures, excitement, and surprises was designed to be experienced from within a vehicle while in compliance with the Center for Disease Control to be COVID-19 safe.
The first of its kind experience from DEED Entertainment—a California Benefit Corporation rooted in placing community above profits—was created to bring holiday entertainment to SoCal in a year where things have been anything but normal.
“With this year’s unprecedented times, we wanted to use our knowledge and expertise to evolve the joyful holiday spirit into an adventure where kids and families can experience some fun out of the house in a safe and compliant way,” says David Luff, creative director & CEO for DEED Entertainment.
As guests enter, their vehicle will join a caravan of five others for the 35-minute interactive theatrical story of a selfish raccoon named Stingy Jack, whose greediness forced him to live for eternity – or until he learns his lesson. Always on the quest for treasure, Stingy Jack finds a map to Pirate Blue Beards’ ship and embarks on a journey, all the while encountering characters who suggest his real quest is for self-worth.
In addition to its experiential value, Not So Spooky Farm Holiday Adventure is the first DEED Entertainment experience to focus on a community-first initiative to ease the transition back to “normal” by creating local jobs and bringing together communities across the SoCal region. DEED will also be giving $1.50 from each ticket back to the Jessie Rees Foundation to support children with cancer.
“Not So Spooky Farm Holiday Adventure is designed to be an annual running standalone model, but it represents merely a piece in a much bigger economic engine within DEED Entertainment,” Luff says. “The platform creates revenues to support community programs through ticket sales, food and beverage round-ups, and fundraiser events that’s placing a core focus on sustainability and regenerating local communities.”
Not So Spooky Farm Holiday Adventure’s safety-first protocol requires guests to book a reservation slot in advance online. The experience will be contactless throughout with all prompts, sounds, and protocols facilitated through FM transmission to vehicle stereo with complete directions given before entering.
“We have always envisioned SilverLakes as the hub of the community, and this event is one of the ways that we can bring everyone together in a safe environment during these times,” said Rebecca Ross, COO of SilverLakes Park.
How Not So Spooky Farm Holiday Adventure works:
- When you arrive for your pre-selected time slot, event staff will guide you to your adventure queue group. Arrive early to be sure to get your supplies and adventure kits for the ride.
- Your group QR code will unlock the narrative via your smartphone. Be sure to have a phone that easily connects to the car stereo for the best quality experience.
- Once inside the experience, follow signals and commands from your guide.
Not So Spooky Farm Holiday Adventure will be open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday – Sunday through Nov. 29, 2020. Ticketed reservations for Not-So-Spooky Farm Holiday Adventure are $65.
The all-ages Not So Spooky Farm Holiday Adventure will take place at the same location as DEED Entertainment’s other experience, Fright Farms , a dark experiential mystery-meets-theatrical performance that opened Halloween weekend (for age 13+). Combo tickets are available for $100 for those who would like to visit both experiences.
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Our Not-So-Scary Guide to Knott’s Spooky Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm was the first theme park to hold a Halloween event back in the early 1970s. Perhaps you’ve heard of Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt ? It’s quite terrifying — but wait! There is a much tamer daytime family Halloween event at Knott’s Berry Farm, and our toddler, Lily, can tag along. Knott’s Spooky Farm offers all of the Halloween fall fun without the scares.
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Overview of Knott’s Spooky Farm
Knott’s Spooky Farm is a daytime Halloween event that takes place at Knott's Berry Farm during select days in the fall. The event is part of normal operating theme park hours and is geared toward ages 3 to 11.
Families can join in some slightly wicked fun with Halloween décor and not-so-scary surprises around every corner. There are sweet eats, special ride overlays, Halloween-themed entertainment and more. Plus the whole family can dress in costume. Our tadpoles always jump at the chance to dress up, especially Lily. The Peanuts characters wear costumes too!
Keep in mind that there are still some decorations up from Scary Farm, but they are mostly pumpkins (so many pumpkins!), skeletons and spider webs, which don't seem as spooky in the light of day. But all of the gory stuff and monsters are safely out of sight. Look in the shop windows at Camp Snoopy to see some Peanuts Halloween costumes!
Knott's Spooky Farm Dates, Tickets and Hours
This daytime event takes place on Thursdays through Sundays, plus Halloween from opening to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 28 through Oct. 31, 2023. It takes place on Halloween day, and Oct. 9, for the holiday. You’ll be safely out of the park and working off your sugar rush before the real monsters emerge at 7 p.m. for Knott's Scary Farm. We recommend arriving at park opening for the lowest crowds. Saturdays are the busiest days.
The best part about Knott's Spooky Farm is that it's included with your regular theme park ticket and takes place during normal park hours in daylight. Did you know that we have hopped into selling discount Knott's Berry Farm tickets ? You'll want the Season 4, Single Day Any Day Ticket to attend. You can also purchase a Monday through Thursday ticket if you plan to visit on a Thursday or on Halloween to save some green on an over-the-weekend ticket. You'll save up to $38 over the front gate price if you visit on a Thursday and save $29 on the weekend. Ribbit, ribbit!
Knott's Spooky Farm Special Entertainment
There are a few shows to watch. Check the show schedule on the Knott’s Berry Farm app to plan out your day. Arrive at least 20 minutes early to get a seat.
The Camp Snoopy stage area and some other parts of Camp Snoopy are under refurbishment right now. So there is no Halloween show with characters there this year.
Bob Baker Marionettes at the Bird Cage Theatre — Watch talented puppeteers put on a spooky puppet show. We especially loved the skeletons and ghosts under blacklight. If you hang around after the show, you can meet and take a photo with one of the puppets!
Linus Van Pelt's Great Pumpkin Patch — We all know Linus spends most of his Halloween in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin. You can spend some time in the Ghost Town Pumpkin Patch by decorating a cookie ($5) or personalizing a mini jack-o-lantern ($6 to $8).
Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies — Head to the Calico Mine Stage for music, comedy and a toe-tappin' good time.
Meet Creepy Critters of Calico — Stop by the Livery Stable to meet spiders, bugs, snakes, tortoises and other creepy crawlies that we frogs sometimes refer to as snacks. Just kidding! We also got a glimpse of the skeleton horse (OK, the bones were just painted on the horse). It's worth hopping by to meet some new animal friends. You can even pet or hold some of them!
Knott's Spooky Farm Character Greetings and Rides
You'll find Peanuts characters in costume around the park. You can see their location and meet times in the Knott's Berry Farm app. The Camp Snoopy photo location is under refurbishment. We met some characters near the entrance to the ramp for the Walter Knott theater, by Boardwalk Ballroom (near Boardwalk BBQ) and at the Mystery Lodge. You can find five characters at the Costume Cavalcade.
While all of the rides are open for Knott's Spooky Farm, a few rides take you on a special trip during this time.
Take a Sweet Ride on Calico Candy Mine Ride — This ride mysteriously transforms from silver ore to pure candy every Halloween.
Halloween Hootenanny — The Timber Mountain Log Ride has Halloween decorations (and possibly an alien encounter) on this family-friendly, splashtastic classic ride. It has a different song for the Halloween season.
Costumes at Knott's Spooky Farm
The whole family can dress up for Knott's Spooky Farm! Since it is a daytime event, be sure your costume works with the weather so you don't get too hot or you might get some cranky boils and ghouls in your skeleton crew. Choose family-friendly costumes that are not too scary for the tadpoles. However, if your tadpole wants to be scary, he or she can dress as a monster. Children can wear masks, but make sure they can see and breathe well in them.
Show off your costumes in the Town Costume Cavalcade. Join the Calico Mayor and Cameo Kate as you show off your costume in the colossal cavalcade led by costumed Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus and Lucy. It takes place at 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. It includes music from Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies.
Trick-or-Treating in Ghost Town at Knott's Spooky Farm
You just might spot some actual pretend ghosts in Ghost Town this time of year. Don't worry! They are friendly and hand out candy. Head down to the Gold Mine Trail, where guests can find an additional places to trick-or-treat, play carnival games (for a fee) and taste ghoulishly delightful treats.
We can never get enough trick-or-treating. But it’s extra fun to collect candy from friendly scarecrows and neighborhood ghouls on Schoolhouse Rd. and Ghost Town Main St. We received Twizzlers, M&Ms, mini Hersheys, mini Snickers, Abba Zabba, Takis and more. Kids 12 and under receive an orange treat bag upon entering the park and do not need to bring their own.
Knott's Spooky Farm Food
Knott’s always has all of the yummy, good stuff! You can stuff your face with special Halloween treats (see more pics in our Knott's Scary Farm guide ) and more. You can find the full menu in the Knott's Berry Farm app. Scary Farm menu items are also available to eat during the day. Here is the link to the event map and the complete menus by location.
Keep in mind that food lines get scary long. Hop in line early for lunch before you become a hangry mummy! Grizzly Creek Lodge in Camp Snoopy, I mean Camp Spooky, opens earlier than other restaurants and has all the tadpole faves. Boardwalk BBQ and Panda Express have faster lines than some other options. We also love the Ghost Town Grill table-service restaurant. It's not much more expensive than the quick-service locations and is a lot more relaxing (and not to mention yummy!).
Here's a look at all the fun 2023 Halloween foods. This year introduces some rather interesting and unusual meat choices. These festive foods are mostly available for Knott's Spooky Farm and Knott's Scary Farm. Here is the link to the Scary Farm foods . A few items are on the meal plan during the day.
- Camel Stew in a Bread Bowl (It's really good and has a curry base.)
- Spicy Swamp Gator Sausage
- Spookghetti Pie
- A la Diabla Fries
- The Gauntlet Garlic Overload Burger (It's garlicky and may help you ward off vampires.)
- Witch's Green Bean Fries
- Mesmer's Midnight Salad
- The "Bat" "Shhhh" Crazy Pasta Salad (has rabbit tenderloin on it).
- Ostrich Hoagie
- Mutant Turtle Philly Cheese Steak Pizza featuring turtle meat, sliced Philly meat, nacho cheese, mozzarella and peppers
- Mac and Cheese Pepperoni Pizza
- Terrifying Teriyaki Meatballs
- French Onion Bagel Burger
- Fingers and Toes Tater Tots
- Halloween Cake Pops, Cupcakes, Crispies and Cookies
- Sweet Potato Pie
- Jack O'Lantern Brownie
- Raspberry Beignets
- Halloween Snoopy Cookie
- Spider Cookie
- Nightmare Oreo Cheesecake Bar
- Graveyard Mousse Cup
- Black Whoopie Pie
- Cinema Slasher
- Ginger Snap
- Cereal Killer
Knott's Spooky Farm Tips
Here's our advice to make your day at Knott's Spooky Farm terrific instead of terrifying:
- Choose a costume that is comfortable for walking around the park and rides. Wear good walking shoes.
- Check the weather to dress appropriately. (Put shorts and t-shirts under heavy costumes in case kids get hot.)
- Visit on a Thursday or Friday for the lowest crowds and food lines.
- Arrive early. The early frog gets the flies (and shortest lines). We recommend being there at the opening time.
- Hit as many rides as you can before the crowds thicken by noon. Focus on trick-or-treating, characters and shows when ride lines get long.
- Arrive with a full belly. Food lines can get scary long.
- Bring water and refillable bottles to stay hydrated.
- Find showtimes, foods and characters in the app.
- Follow the link to the event map and menu .
- Be sure to visit the new Fiesta Village and try the food there!
Keep in mind that Knott's Berry Farm has a chaperone policy in effect. You can find the most up-to-date information on Knott's Code of Conduct page.
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Related: The Full Lineup of Beary-Good Knott's Berry Farm Events
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Yes! Entertainment has recently been announced, and they will be performing at the Bird Cage Theater on select dates.
These posts are so very helpful! I am researching Knott's Berry Farm for a school assignment and I have used your posts so much! Thanks!
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why don't you have anything on camp snoopy at knott's
We have a post about tips for Knott's Berry Farm with kids , which includes Camp Snoopy, but we don't have a full guide to Camp Snoopy — thanks for hopping by! We love taking suggestions!
i love your guides they are so helpful
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Not So Spooky Farm is a family friendly event at SilverLakes Athletic Complex in Norco CA. This event is a fun journey with a moral lesson that you take in your car. It's set up like an immersive play in which you drive to each scene following the lead character. The soundtrack comes through the radio in your car. The lesson is a good one. I enjoyed the story. The actors tried hard but it would help if they used the space a bit more and maybe added more actors. The set was interesting. There are giant screens playing odd cartoony ambience like the flying Pegasus in one scene. The pirate ship is great and I would've liked to see all the scenes have sets of that quality. I went twice. Early on opening day there was little wait, but the actors were still figuring things out a bit. I went back on Saturday night at 7:30pm and the actors were much better at interacting with cars and the costumes were better too, but unfortunately the wait in line was over 2 hours so we watched a few cars leave after waiting a bit. We could see the boys in the vehicle in front of us were getting restless as they started hanging out of the windows shortly before the vehicle left.
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WASTE OF MONEY & TIME!!! I REGRET BUYING IT. I'm so angry and disappointed. You can find something better on You Tube for free. I attended yesterday to the Not so Spooky Farm event with my Husband and 3 year old daughter. I thought the event was going to be Halloween themed and it was the complete opposite. On their website it shows a Halloween presentable drive thru entrance. When I pulled up their was no entrance decor all I saw was a chain fence, nothing like they advertised on their website. It was poorly executed, looks cheap and amateur, some props were broken, and paint was chipping. It looked like they grabbed leftovers from everyone's garages and backyards and put this production together. I didn't take any photos because I was embarrassed to post them on social media bc the drive thru quality was dreadful and horrible. Now I wish I would have taken some photos so you could see how ugly it was.
Perhaps my expectations were a little high considering the amount of money I paid for this. The acting wasn't great - a lot of the characters either didn't know their lines at all or only half of them and just gestured through the rest (the main actor knew all of hers). Some sets were great while others were alright. The wait wasn't long to get in though which was probably because we had one of the earlier tickets, 5:00p. The kids seemed to enjoy all of the lights and projections on the screens, so that was a plus. All in all it wasn't worth the hour drive to see, in my opinion.
This is a copy of the letter I wrote to the event planners AS WE SAT IN LINE: "I just needed to write to let you know how poorly our experience has been. We haven't even gotten in yet, because we've been sitting in line for almost an hour and a half. But, so far it's been terrible. We were at the end of a line when we came in (15 minutes prior to our reservation time) and they moved us to a newly opened line where we are now waiting at the front. We've watched all lines next to us be let in and we haven't moved. I asked the attendant and he said there was a hold up, but they seem to be letting all of the other lines in every five minutes just like they are supposed to. First it was postponed, which I can understand. But having a reservation and still waiting for over an hour with a car full of five year olds is just ridiculous. You guys need to tighten up the operation or don't charge for this. What a miserable time. I won't be recommending this to ANY of my friends to this event ever." Once we got inside it was the crappiest experience ever. Thank goodness my child has questionable taste because she liked it. But for $65 it was the biggest rip off. The sets were crap, the actors dialed it in (like at least TRY to learn the lines and move your lips), the radio station kept switching. And on top of it, since we were in the first car position, everything happened behind us. We went two weeks ago and I'm still passed about it. Oh and, SURPRISE, they haven't responded.
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Halloween at Knott’s: Scary Farm vs. Spooky Farm
Halloween is fast approaching and with it all things spooky, creepy, and eerie. Theme parks around the country are no different and I have to admit–I love theme parks during the holidays! I love the decorations, I love the festive food, I love the limited shows… it just makes the holiday you’re celebrating more magical. Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California is the original California theme park and they really know how to do Halloween right. Not only are they celebrating 50 years of Knott’s Scary Farm in 2023, but they also have a family-friendly daytime event called Knott’s Spooky Farm. Both events have similarities and differences, so keep reading to find out all about Halloween at Knott’s. As a Knott’s Ambassador I’m here to share the latest information and my personal opinion and experiences with you. As a Get Way Today partner some links may contain affiliates.
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Knott’s spooky farm during the day.
Knott’s Spooky Farm is the daytime Halloween event at Knott’s Berry Farm. It is entirely family-friendly. However, if you have extra sensitive little ones, you might want to prepare them ahead of time that they will be seeing some potentially scary Halloween decorations. There are even some vantage points where you can view some of the outdoor portions of mazes during the day (such as from the stagecoach ride and GhostRider). Apart from the Halloween and fall decor in the park, you’re able to choose how festive you want your visit to be. The Log Ride and Mine Ride have Halloween overlays. The Calico Candy Mine Ride isn’t scary during the day, however the Log Ride overlay may frighten sensitive children.
Spooky Secret: Your child can visit the trick-or-treat stops as often as they’d like! In addition, they are allowed to dress up in costume, but costumes are not required to trick-or-treat.
| Read: Seasons of Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm |
So what makes this event special for Halloween at Knott’s Berry Farm? Your kids will be able to trick-or treat through Ghost Town, meet their favorite characters all dressed up for Halloween, and enjoy other seasonal fun. In addition to all the rides being open, they’ll be able to enjoy the fun decorations and delicious seasonal treats. Some food options are available as an option for your dining plan and some are special treats and drinks. All options are available to peruse through the Knott’s Berry Farm app.
Spooky Secret: Some activities, shows, and food booths will only be operating on the weekends. Keep that in mind when planning your day.
Knott’s Scary Farm at night
Knott’s Scary Farm is a separate, ticketed event. This event is advertised as being for 13 years and older, however, you know your kids best. When Mike and I went a few weeks ago we did see some kids that appeared to be eight years old or so. The Calico Mine Ride has an added, eerie feature for Knott’s Scary Farm that isn’t present during the day. I don’t want to give it away!
Terror Tip: New for 2023, you can purchase a “No Boo” necklace. This is a light up necklace that signals to the scare actors not to target you when you walk through scare zones. Keep in mind this will NOT work in the mazes.
| Read: Ultimate Guide to Theme Parks at Halloween |
Knott’s Scary Farm happens Wednesday through Sunday evenings, as well as on Halloween. There are options for getting in early or having a meal (the BOO-fet) beforehand. These are great options to make the most of your Scary Farm evening. You can even purchase a season pass just for Knott’s Scary Farm. There are so many mazes and shows that are popular that it will be tricky to try and do everything in one evening! Shows fill up quickly, especially the very popular The Hanging: Uncanceled. My personal opinion as a parent is that although very entertaining, most of the shows are not appropriate for young children.
Terror Tip: Consider purchasing a Fright and Fast Lane . This will give you a front of the line pass not only to the rides, but also to all the mazes during Knott’s Scary Farm. This will make it much easier to see everything in one evening!
Details for Knott’s Scary Farm 2023:
- 10 mazes, including 3 all new ones!
- 10 Chilling Chambers Maze pays homage to 50 years of Knott’s Scary Farm mazes.
- 5 scare zones, including the return of a fan favorite–The Gauntlet.
- 4 unique shows, including the return of The Hanging: Uncanceled.
- Exclusive merchandise, including the brand new interactive lantern and the “No Boo” necklace.
- Legacy Haunt Store and Museum along the California Marketplace offers exclusive 50th merchandise and memorable pieces of Knott’s Scary Farm history.
Want to know more about the history of Halloween fun at Knott’s Scary Farm? Check out this article!
Which Halloween event at Knott’s Berry Farm would your family enjoy more?
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[…] Knott’s Spooky Farm park offers a family-friendly Halloween celebration with trick-or-treating, live entertainment, costume contests, and themed decorations. This is not the same as Knott’s Scary Farm, which is geared towards teens and early adults. Starting September 28th through Halloween, Thursday’s-Sunday’s. Pricing starts around $60 for an all day ticket or upgrade to $99 for an annual pass. Looking for a review, check out my friend Justine’s blog post! […]
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Knott’s Spooky Farm is a Not-So-Scary Halloween Family Fun Time in 2023
It is the spooky season now around Southern California, and Knott’s gets into the spirit (pun intended) with two ways: Scary Farm and Spooky Farm. We’ve covered Scary Farm already, but the team got to check out Spooky Farm festivities this last weekend. Around the park are opportunities to partake of family Halloween fun!
First up is some of the entertainment available. I won’t go too in depth because Mr. Daps did a whole post about it here . I will say the highlight is the daytime concerts of Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies. You can actually catch them up to 4 times in a day! Once is with the costume cavalcade, but the other times is with their hilarious hijinks while they play some great country tunes.
As with any Knott’s seasonal festival, there are some food items worth checking out. Throughout the restaurants are several food items labeled as Scary Farm items, but they are available at non-Scary Farm times. One item we tried is the Spook-ghetti pie found at the Prop Shop Pizzeria. It is a slice of a great spaghetti casserole atop some meaty marinara. But, be sure to check out all their food offerings, because many looked tasty, like the Mac and Cheese Pizza.
There are some events and activities that will bring in the family for some creepy and fun times. Over at the Livery Stable are some Creepy Critters including snakes, tortoises, and a skeleton-painted horse! Past Ghostrider is a game village area that has some unique games to play in order to win prizes. One utilizes the interactive lanterns that also do some things within Scary Farm. Whittles with webs is back there for some photo opportunities.
Linus Van Pelt’s Great Pumpkin Patch offers an opportunity to decorate your own pumpkin with a purchased kit. Many are featured on display throughout the day too! A big draw for families is the trail of Trick or Treat Stations around the park. Kids get the opportunity to don some costumes and get some candy. All this with some decorations that keep the family into the Halloween spirit is a great way to enjoy the park and a day for the Fall!
Spooky Farm is an excellent family time at Knott’s. It has that ghoulish Halloween environment, but in a way that won’t scare the youngins. It provides a safe and friendly way for kids to trick or treat, and to also ride some great attractions like Calico Candy Mine. It is definitely worth checking out, and especially with a Season Pass because you can always get candy each time you visit. Spooky Farm is mostly taking place on weekends on select dates, so be sure to check out knotts.com for information on when it’s taking place.
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12 Spooky Treats At Knott's Berry Farm Halloween 2022
Each and every fall, Knott's Berry Farm goes from standard amusement park to a creepy place full of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. Bloody zombies and creepy clowns jump out of the fog to give you the fright of your life. Haunted mazes are set up to torture your sense of direction. Rides are transformed into terrifying nightmares, and even the food gets a malevolent makeover.
Starting in September and all the way through Halloween night, visitors rush to the transformed Knott's Scary Farm to experience the haunted park while enjoying a smorgasbord of haunted treats, such as Angry Autumn Salads, Decomposing Cool Ranch Tacos, and Crabby Sushi — and those are just the savory options. There are more sweet treats, as well as a dozen drinkable libations for the youngsters and the merely young at heart.
According to The Funnel Cake Blog , it's "the best food of any theme park ... If you're not into scares, not into Halloween, just come for the food." So, we're taking their advice and breaking down the 12 best spooky food options, both savory and sweet, according to those who have already braved the Knott's Scary Farm.
Chicken and Spicy Sausage Gumbo with a Frog's Leg
Served in a bowl with the frog's legs sticking straight up like the amphibian drowned in the gumbo, this Knott's Scary Farm savory option might be the most intriguing looking dish on the menu this year. Available at Wagon Wheel Pizza, this entrée is served in a bowl of rice with the thick chicken and spicy sausage gumbo ladled over it.
Wilf Seymour, the director of food and beverage for Knott's Berry Farms, tells Laughing Place in a video interview about their love of gumbo: "It's a great autumn food, hearty, tasty, but we need to freak it up a bit." While you usually find shrimp or crawfish in a gumbo recipe , Seymour says the "frog legs go perfect in here."
The Undercover Tourist finds the gumbo impressive for its creepy appearance, and even though the gumbo "was absolutely delicious," they weren't impressed with the flavor of the frog's legs themselves.
Decomposing Cool Ranch Tacos
While a lot of the Knott's Scary Farm options are sit down, fork-and-knife fare, there are some snacky items like this Decomposing Cool Ranch Taco. Director of Food and Beverage Wilf Seymour says to Spectrum News 1 that the theme park team wanted a grab-and-go option you could enjoy while walking around the park. This decomposing taco absolutely fits the bill.
All the ingredients — ground beef, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and tortilla chips — are tossed inside a Cool Ranch Doritos bag for a tasty taco salad. According to Seymour, "People love it ... They can shake it up and eat it from the bag."
Jenn Willey of Balancing the Chaos thought the treat sounded gross but posted it was actually "pretty good after it was all mixed up." While you can walk around the park with this tasty treat, it's not available everywhere. As a matter of fact, this Decomposing Taco can only be found in the Fiesta area at the Cantina.
Spooky Crabby Sushi Roll
Crab sushi is always a fun finger food, especially if you're looking for something that you can easily pop in your mouth. While sushi is not standard amusement park fare, in this case, it's a no brainer. Seymour tells the Laughing Place that if you're looking for something "a little more scary and kind of creepy" this crab sushi is "really delicious."
Unlike some of the other food and drink options scattered throughout the park, this is one tidbit that you don't want to wait to eat, especially on warmer days. Inside the roll is cucumber, avocado, and rice while the outside is covered with spicy crab and shredded nori seaweed which look like spider legs.
A healthy portion at nine or 10 pieces, reviewer Janice Yamanaka recommends "if you don't like spicy food, then ... you might want to try the regular California roll or something." But, even with the spiciness, Yamanaka thought it was pretty good and gave it an "A." But, she suggests getting it early when the crab is at its freshest.
Angry Autumn Salad
While it's pretty common to find hot dogs, hamburgers, and even fresh fruit at theme parks, it's rare that you'll find a salad — especially one this size. Well, Knott's wanted to provide "a healthy choice" for its visitors, according to the Undercover Tourist , so it whipped up this salad full of fresh fall produce.
Made of arugula, butternut squash, beets, pomegranate seeds, and goat cheese tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette, this salad is not only pretty to look at, Jake Sundstrom of Theme Park Insider says it's one of the best salads they've had at a theme park. Chris Glass from Inside Universal thinks the sweet flavors really compliment each other.
Since fall is when all those beautiful gourds and pomegranates start to grace markets and tables, it makes sense that the team behind the Knott's Scary Farm foods would want to showcase some of the seasonal produce.
Perilous Pumpkin Cheesecake Funnel Cake
A theme park wouldn't be a theme park if there weren't funnel cake , and Knott's is no exception. But, the destination doesn't feature just one for this year's Scary Farm. No, there are three styles of funnel cake, and while they all sound delicious in their own right, we couldn't have a Halloween-themed article without at least one pumpkin item on the list. After all, you can't get through fall without at least one pumpkin-flavored treat. Pumpkin spice lattes are all the rage starting in September, and every theme park from Disneyland to Universal Studios has at least one pumpkin item on the menu.
This year, Knott's has taken the classic funnel cake and made it extra by adding whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. But, in case that wasn't enough for your sweet tooth, the Knott's team then topped the whole cake with a large slice of pumpkin cheesecake.
"Two cakes (are) better than one," says Wilf Seymour in an interview with the Laughing Place , "Can't beat that." But, the best thing about this funnel cake is that it's available in two places. You can get it inside the park at Log Ride Funnel or outside the park at Cable Car Kitchen, if you're still craving something sweet on your way out.
Canine Candy Corn Macaron
Certain treats are standard at theme parks, and now, French-style macarons have been added to that list. What makes a macaron so fun and amusement-park-worthy is that it's not just a basic sandwich cookie, but a light and airy almond flour base with some fantastic fruity jelly or cream in the middle. And what makes them especially eye-catching is that the cookies tend to come in a variety of show-stopping colors.
Knott's Scary Farm struck on the colorful aesthetic with its Canine Candy Corn Macaron. After all, you can't have Halloween without some candy corns, right? Bright orange and yellow with a white, creamy center, this Halloween-themed macaron got raves across the board. The Funnel Cake Blog said the macaroon "literally fell apart, like cotton candy, in your mouth."
Ashley from Mouse Vibes loves themed desserts so much, that she doesn't even care if it tastes good. Instead, she says it's all about the theme, and this macaron is definitely on theme, which is why she couldn't wait to bite into it. But, Ashley determined this "sweet AF" treat was to her liking: "If you're a candy corn queen, you're going to like that." While she thought it was great, she only gave it four "vibes" because it was just a little too sweet.
Zombie Brain Mint Brownie-Stuffed Churro
Similar to the funnel cake and macaron, you absolutely cannot enter a theme park without having at least one churro during your visit. Of course, there has to be a special themed churro for each holiday. Disney has its pumpkin spice churro , Universal Studios has a Churro Dog on a Stick, and at Knott's, it's the Zombie Brain Churro.
While the classic churro is available year round, Knott's added a spooky option for Halloween. This time the Knott's Scary Farm food team took its classic churro and stuffed it with a mint brownie, then drizzled a little blood (in the form of strawberry sauce) over it.
Seymour from Knott's tells the Laughing Place that every time the culinary team stuffs a churro with something new, they think that's it. But, each year they seem to come up with something new and even better. He believes this zombie churro "might be the best of all."
Pecan Pie Brownie Bomb
Chocolate and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jelly, so the food team at Knott's decided to create a little bite specifically for all you chocolate lovers out there: the Pecan Pie Brownie Bomb. While a lot of the treats at Scary Farm are super sweet, this bomb is a moist brownie surrounding a pecan-pie filling that's dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with pecans. If that doesn't sound like a rich bite of chocolate heaven, then stay away from the Knott's Brownie Bomb. But, if chocolate is your thing, this is the treat for you. Plus, it's the one spooky season treat that seemed to get the most raves.
The Undercover Tourist calls it "da bomb." Reviewer Janice Yamanaka says it's "really, really, really good" and gives it an "A+." She also thinks the brownie bomb is very chocolatey and dense, and while it looks like something you could pick up and eat with your hands, Yamanaka suggests eating the Pecan Pie Brownie Bomb with a fork (unless you want to end up a chocolate-covered mess).
I Vant Your Blood
Now that we've covered delectable sweet-and-savory options, it's time to move onto the spooky libations. Unlike other theme parks that only serve non-alcoholic drinks to patrons, Knott's serves also serves alcohol for adult visitors. The Scary Farm has classic lemonades and sodas, while also providing cocktails made with every kind of liquor from whiskey to vodka.
For Knott's Scary Farm, Wilf Seymour, Andre Lane, and the rest of the Knott's food team scared up a few fun tipples to make your dining experience even more frightful, starting with the delightful I Vant Your Blood cocktail.
The vodka-infused strawberry lemonade cocktail comes with a plastic syringe filled with strawberry puree. According to Spectrum News 1 , the guest squeezes the needle to release the puree into the glass for a complete mixture. Cuisine And Travel calls the drink "both delicious and refreshing" and the addition of the syringe "so clever!".
If you're a Stephen King fan, you'll recognize the name of this Knott's Scary Farm cocktail. Seymour tells the Funnel Cake Blog that the Red Rum got its name from his favorite, classic hotel horror movie, "The Shining." Redrum , as in murder spelled backward, is a word that little Danny Torrance repeats over and over again as a warning of the dark things to come at the Overlook Hotel.
Even though rum is in the cocktail's name, there isn't a drop of the spirit in this drink. According to Spectrum News 1 , this creepy cocktail instead combines whiskey with grenadine and pineapple juice to get that bright red color. Then to allude to the creepy blood that drips from every crevice of the hotel in "The Shining," the rim of the glass is dipped in chamoy and topped with a small pineapple slice.
Seymour says this is a "murderous drink (that's) really delicious." A drink that Danny's father, Jack, would definitely sip on as he spins further and further into the abyss of craziness.
Spiders Strawberry Milkshake
If you prefer not to imbibe, or have the kiddies with you, there are a couple libations that will satisfy the sober set as well. If you're a milkshake fan, then you're really going to love this non-alcoholic option. While milkshakes at most restaurants are limited to chocolate and vanilla, amusement parks tend to have plenty of over the top flavors . Knott's is no exception, especially when a holiday is involved.
For this year's Scary Farm, chef Andre Lane whipped up a blood-red Spiders Strawberry Milkshake that's full of ice creamy goodness. But, what will really get the kids (and a few adults) excited are the gummy spiders crawling all over the top. "You can't beat gummy spiders," said Seymour, the Knott's food and beverage director. The Funnel Cake Blog says that Semour actually prefers non-alcoholic drinks, and this milkshake is "one of my favorites." Available at Coaster's Diner, this shake will definitely creep up that burger and fries.
Black Widow Lemonade
If milkshakes are too sweet for you, the Knott's Scary Farm Black Widow Lemonade is a great alternative. A simple elixir of desert pear, pomegranate juices, and lemonade, this drink is the perfect way to whet your whistle without any ghoulish effects. While you could absolutely order this drink from the Chow House in a boring plastic cup, why not go full creep and get it in a blood bag? It's true, this drink, like several of the alcoholic choices throughout Knott's, can be purchased in a blood bag instead of a cup at no extra charge.
Although it may not be as easy to drink from the blood bag, you'll look absolutely ghoulish if you take Seymour's advice from The Funnel Cake Blog : hold the bag over your head and drink away while waiting in line for the next terrifying ride. A stunning sipper, the Undercover Tourist thinks this drink is "to die for."
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10 things to do at the legendary Soviet park VDNKh
VDNKh, which stands for the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy, opened in Moscow in the summer of 1939. It is an enormous territory with dozens of pavilions, fountains, ponds, recreation zones, cafés and restaurants. So it’s no surprise that VDNKh is one of the most popular public spaces among both Muscovites and tourists. It’s basically a gigantic Soviet theme park where you can easily spend the whole day.
1. Admire gems of Soviet architecture
Most of VDNKh’s pavilions were built in the 1950s, although some buildings go back to the late 1930s. As soon as you enter through the arch at the main entrance, you will see the enormous Central Pavilion, a Stalinist structure decorated with reliefs narrating the history of the Soviet Union. Right behind this is the famous Friendship of the Peoples Fountain, which features sculptures of 16 young women dressed in the national costumes of the different Soviet republics. This has become the main symbol of VDNKh. Two avenues lead from the fountain and walking along them you will see pavilions devoted to various sectors of the economy (metallurgy, transport, etc.), as well as pavilions devoted to the different republics (Kyrgyzstan, Armenia). These are all impressively eclectic and incorporate architectural styles from a wide array of time periods and nations. There are 50 of them in total.
2. Get active
Do you want to see all of VDNKh in one day? Then you'd better hire a bicycle or a kick scooter—there are dozens of places to rent them around the park. Just remember that the park covers an area of two square kilometers, so it’s going to be a long visit. In the summer, you can do all sorts of other sports here: take a wakeboard lesson, navigate a rope park or, for fans of intellectual sports, play chess. In the winter, VDNKh also boasts the biggest ice-skating rink in the city, located right next to the Central Pavilion.
3. Learn the secrets of space
Even if you are not interested in space exploration, you will definitely like the Cosmonautics Museum . Here you can find the personal belongings of cosmonauts, along with models of Mir and the International Space Station, the Luna-9 and Venera-1 automatic stations, space suits and artificial Earth satellites. The museum organizes lectures and scientific conferences, so you might even encounter people who work in the space industry. You can take a break from looking at the exhibits and go to the museum's canteen, which it is praised by many visitors. As a memento, you can buy space badges, cosmonauts' food and even meteorite fragments.
4. Eat in Soviet style
If you like traditional Soviet and Russian cuisine, we have good news for you: There is an incredible choice of cafés and restaurants here serving Olivier salad, "herring under a fur coat" and pelmeni.
Ottepel (the Thaw) restaurant in pavilion 311 has recreated 1950s interiors while at the same time giving a modern touch to Soviet dishes. The menu includes bruschetta with sprats and forshmak, potatoes baked in embers (just like they ate in Young Pioneer camp) with julienne (a mushroom casserole) and hummus on a bagel.
In the Moskovskoe Nebo (Moscow Sky) café in pavilion 422, the national dishes of the Soviet republics are brought together under one roof. Here you can find Chicken Kiev as well as Uzbek-style flatbread and Caucasian kebabs. The most delicious desserts await you in the Michurin restaurant (pavilion 131), named after a famous pioneer of agricultural crop selection.
In the Transport Pavilion, you can even taste real space food in tubes.
5. Go on all-Soviet shopping spree
VDNKh is not just a park but also a huge shopping center where you can buy all sorts of incredible items manufactured in the post-Soviet republics. Want a set of towels with unusual folk-style embroidery? Then head to the Belarus Pavilion. Jalal-Abad mineral water can be found in the Kyrgyzstan Pavilion and, perhaps not surprisingly, brandy in the Armenia Pavilion.
6. Visit the studios of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Are you interested in contemporary art? Then pop into the young artists’ residence in pavilion 317. The building, which dates back to 1939 but was renovated this year, comprises 18 workspaces that include studios and paint-spraying rooms. Russian and international artists are invited to work here. Residents are selected by the curatorial group of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and program participants receive grants and studios in the artists’ residence for a period of between three and six months. If you want to visit the art studios, you probably want to book in advance on the program's website .
7. Immerse yourself in the world of cinema
Those who love cinema should definitely visit the Film Museum (pavilion 36). Here you can see how famous Soviet films and cartoons were made, watch an interesting movie for 150 rubles ($2.50) or attend lectures by specialists.
8. Communicate with robots
Do you think robots will take over the world? Now you can ask them yourself at Robostation (pavilion 2). At the exhibition, robots can not just engage in meaningful conversation but can also tell jokes, paint your portrait and even forecast the future. And at Robostation teenagers can attend master classes led by engineers.
9. Find your calling
Would you like to learn how to prepare a coffee like a professional barista? Or how to do embroidery? At VDNKh, master classes and education courses are held all the time. At the Park of Crafts and Tekhnograd you can learn different skills, from being a barista to photographer. You can also take a job-match test and perhaps be offered a job.
10. See Russia's biggest aquarium
VDNKh is home to Moskvarium , an enormous oceanography and marine biology center that houses over 12,000 marine animals, ranging from starfish to sharks. The Moskvarium even has pools where you can swim with a dolphin.
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Pvamu employee fatally shot by former co-worker at university’s farm: what we know so far, university cancels all classes for remainder of the day.
Erica Ponder , Digital Content Producer
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – An employee at Prairie View A&M University was shot and killed by a former co-worker at the university’s farm in an isolated incident on campus Monday, officials said.
According to university police chief Michael Curry, officers received a 911 transfer from Waller County Sheriff’s Office dispatch about a caller who indicated someone had been shot at Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Farm and Ranch after 9 a.m.
Curry said when officers arrived in the area, they stopped the vehicle of the suspect involved, who was trying to leave the campus. The driver was quickly detained, the chief said.
Watch Monday’s news conference with Chief Curry below:
When police arrived at the scene of the shooting, they found the victim, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. University police began performing life-saving measures until Waller County EMS personnel arrived. The victim was pronounced dead at around 10 a.m., Curry said.
The investigation is ongoing at this time. Police did not provide a description of the the suspect and the victim’s identity has not yet been released by authorities. Right now, Curry said it is unknown how long the victim and suspect were employed at the university.
Curry did not say what led up to the shooting. The suspect’s charges are pending at this time.
A shelter-in-place has since been lifted for students and staff at the university.
The university has canceled all classes for the remainder of the day and is offering assistance to those who need it through Student Counseling Services and the Employee Assistance Program.
Addressing safety concerns at the university in a news conference Monday, Chief Curry urged students and staff to, “Pay attention to your surroundings, be cognizant of the people that are around you, and if you see something, say something.”
Read the full statement from the university below:
“This morning, an incident isolated to the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Farm and Ranch involving a former employee resulted in a shelter-in-place notification to the campus community. Through the swift action of campus law enforcement, the suspect was detained and taken into custody. No students were injured, however one victim, a current PVAMU employee, sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. As our campus mourns, the University has canceled all classes for the remainder of the day. Faculty and staff are encouraged to communicate with their immediate supervisor, should they need time off to process today’s unfortunate event. Our hearts go out to family, friends, and all impacted by this tragedy. Individuals needing counseling or related support may do so through Student Counseling Services (students) and the Employee Assistance Program (employees). The Prairie View A&M University Police Department is leading the investigation.”
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Halloween Events and Activities at Knott's Scary Farm near Los Angeles, California
50 Years of Never-Ending Nightmares
Knott’s Scary Farm
Select Nights Sept. 21 - Oct. 31, 2023
Knott’s Scary Farm is the longest-running and most haunting Halloween theme park event in Southern California. With 50 years of nightmares, unimaginable scares and innovative thrills, Knott’s Scary Farm has left no tomb unearthed, no crypt un-rattled and no fear untouched.
Experience the culmination of 50 years of terror in the fully transformed theme park, with uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows, and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding across every inch of the park.
Visit Knott’s Scary Farm this Halloween season to help usher in the next 50 years of frights.
Knott’s Scary Farm is not recommended for children under 13. All guests, regardless of age, need to have their own paid admission ticket.