One of the great things about living is Southern California is just how close we are to so many adventures. And one of my new favorite adventures is Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family friendly Halloween event held on weekends at Knott’s Berry Farm.
Knott’s Spooky Farm is not to be confused with its super scary counterpart at night, Knott’s Scary Farm. This is a daytime event aimed at kids ages 3-11 and the entire park is transformed into a Halloween delight. The buildings are covered with spider webs, spiders, pumpkins and skeletons to get you in the mood for a haunting.
Channing was given a trick-or-treat bag when we entered so we headed right for the candy. We started off in the Ghost Town area of Calico where we were interacted with “ghosts” from the town. The trick-or-treating is set up next to these fun blue doors where kids can ring the doorbell and get a spooky surprise.
We met Stanley Scarecrow next to the Livery Stable. Inside there was a mini-petting zoo with lots of critters! We got up close to a snake, a turtle, and a very suspicious looking horse.
From there we made our way to Camp Snoopy. It looks like a giant fall festival with pumpkins, fall colors, and Halloween music all around. If it hadn’t been so hot (thanks global warming) I would have sworn we were on the east coast at a fall carnival. The Peanut’s gang was all there and the rides were adorable. The Grand Sierra Railroad takes kids on a trip to Camp Spooky instead of Camp Snoopy and it’s so much fun!
We grabbed a bite to eat then headed to the most colorful area in Fiesta Park for the Dia de Los Muertos celebration.
If you’re looking for the perfect Instagram spot this is it. They have a lot of beautiful, vibrant colors to celebrate the Day of The Dead. Sugar skulls and face painting were a big hit here but Chan just wanted to ride the Spinning Sombreros. Chris was dying to ride Montezuma’s Revenge and I was in search of a sweet treat.
It was such a fun experience and I can’t recommend it enough if you have little ones. We got there early in the day to avoid the crowds and to try to miss the heat. We did a lot in the few hours we were there and yet I still feel like there was so much more we could see. We talked about it on the way home and decided to add this to our Halloween tradition list.
Knott’s Spooky Farm runs on weekend days only through October 29th. Knott’s tickets start at $45 online and include all the park activities including the Spooky activities!
*Disclaimer: I was compensated for my honest review of this event. For more information please visit my disclaimers page.