Spooky Farm fun for All Ages


Candy. Friendly ghosts. Themed shows. Knott's Spooky Farm is back with Halloween fun for all ages. The daytime event runs Saturdays and Sundays (9 a.m. - 5 p.m) through the end of October and Halloween Day (10 a.m - 5:30 p.m.). Ride overlays, trick or treating, themed shows, interactive activities, and creative craft projects offer an alternative to the more sinister and scary event later in the evenings. Unlike its nighttime counterpart, Knott's Spooky Farm is included in daytime admission and does not require a separate ticket. One catch though... the candy handed out by friendly ghosts and spooky shopkeepers is given to children only. This event has grown over the years and has become incredibly popular. The entertainment offerings are quite enjoyable. New this year is a telling of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in The Bird Cage Theatre. Told in classic melodrama style, the show is laugh-out-loud funny and incorporates young audience members. The performance lasts about 20 minutes and should appeal to those of all ages. In the Calico Saloon, a comedic magic show is also a nice addition to Spooky Farm. Over in Camp Snoopy, "The Monsters are Coming Charlie Brown" returns for another year. Trick or Treat stations have been spread throughout Ghost Town and the Mission Trail (the Forsaken Lake scare zone at night). Calico Park offers adorable photo ops, and for a small fee, pumpkin and cookie decorating. Miss Doolittle (formerly of Ghost Town) is back and is offering crafts for sale and the opportunity to make your own bracelet or necklace. Ride overlays include the Timber Mountain Log Ride and the Grand Sierra Scenic Railroad. See a variety of animals and creepy crawlies in the livery stable on Main Street. The entire park is decorated for Halloween and there are numerous locations to snap family photos and selfies. The park atmosphere sets the perfect mood for a wildly enjoyable day that will put you in the Halloween sprit without scares. Knott's Spooky Farm is a ton of fun this year! See a gallery of park decor here:

A full run down of Spooky Farm activities: Trick or Treating - Kids are invited to trick or treat throughout Calico with the friendly ghosts and towns folk of Ghost Town. Treat bags will be distributed at the main gate to children 3 to 11 until 4:30 p.m. Creepy Critters of Calico (Livery Stable) - Stanley Scarecrow has opened up his rustic barn so that guests of all ages can visit. See Halloween inhabitants of the season... if you dare!

Linus Van Pelt's Great Pumpkin Patch (Calico Park) - Enjoy the atmosphere of the season with photo ops, crafters and musical Creepy Crooners while participating in decorating your own pumpkin or Halloween cookie for a nominal fee.

Spooky Story Time (Bird Cage Theatre) - Sit back, relax, and become entranced by the semi haunting tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Prior to the show, see the haunted calliope player outside the theatre entrance!

Mysto the Slightly Magnificent (Calico Saloon) - The resident magician will amaze and humor you with his mystifying fun-filled antics. Spooky Farm Costume Contest (Camp Snoopy Theatre) - At 4:30 p.m., show off your best Halloween costume. After the contest, stick around to participate in the Peanuts Dance Party!

The Monsters are Coming Charlie Brown (Camp Snoopy Theatre) - The Peanuts Gang will have everyone singing and dancing in the aisle to their favorite Halloween tunes. A Trip to Camp Spooky (Grand Sierra Scenic Railroad) - Take a ride with the Peanuts Gang on the way to Camp Spooky. Added 2D and 3D Halloween themed characters have been added to this family ride. Timber Mountain Log Ride Halloween Hootenanny (Timber Mountain Log Ride) - Featuring original music by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, the classic log ride has received a creepy overlay appropriate for the entire family! Note: times and offerings subject to change.

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