Buena Park: The Halloween Capital of Southern California
If you’re trying to find the best place for everyone in the family to enjoy Fall Halloween festivities, you have to head to the Halloween Capital of Southern California! Families and thrill seekers alike are in for a treat at Buena Park, CA. Every October, the city transforms into a ghoulish town filled with tricks at every corner. Buena Park takes their title seriously – throughout the entire destination, travelers can enjoy month long celebrations and a range of activities that any Halloween lovers will rejoice in – whether you’re looking to get scared senseless by over 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking at Knott’s Scary Farm… or have a bite with some family-friendly vampires during Pirate’s Dinner Adventure! We invite you to pick your poison or create a monster marathon and enjoy them ALL! For the full line of events and deals go to VisitBuenaPark.com/Halloween
Knott’s Scary Farm - First, Largest and Longest Running Halloween Event After dark, only the brave will survive at Knott’s Berry Farm’s most haunting Halloween experience in SoCal – Knott’s Scary Farm. The fully-transformed theme park features uniquely-haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. Even the rollercoasters and thrill rides increase their scare factor for the annual event. Consider yourself warned!
Cap off the night with a stop at the witch-themed sanctuary, The Cauldron Spirits and Brews for some spooky cocktails. Specialty potions include the Grey Witch—French 75 with Nolet’s gin and a hint of Violette, and the Bourbon and Brimstone—Dickel whiskey, thyme, honey and lemon. The Cauldron is the place to be on Halloween night when everyone vies for top spot in the annual costume contest.
Buena Park’s Historic District gets in on the spooky fun with the Old Tyme Fall Festival. You’ll get a day full of on-stage entertainment, food trucks, activities for kids and storytelling. You might even get to hear about local ghosts during haunted tours of the Whitaker-Jaynes Estate
Put on your Cowboy Hat at the Silverado Days Festival
Mark your calendar and head to Peak Park in Buena Park for the Annual Fall Silverado Days. This festival, now in its 63rd year, has games, crafts, contests, rides and enough family fun to pack the whole weekend. Try your luck at the pie-eating contest and show your strength during the World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship. New for 2019 is the American Corn Hole Tournament that’s sure to get the family in on the action.
This October, don your witch’s hat or Superman cape and head over to Orange County, your headquarters for family-friendly Halloween fun!
ABOUT VISIT BUENA PARK Buena Park, California is a fun, affordable destination conveniently located just 5 miles from Disneyland®, award-winning beaches and Los Angeles landmarks. Named one of the 'Most Fun' Small Towns in America, Buena Park welcomes millions of visitors each year. Boasting five of Orange County’s seven major attractions including California’s first theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Soak City Waterpark and three of the world's most interactive dinner shows - Pirate's Dinner Adventure, Teatro Martini and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. As the official destination marketing organization for the City of Buena Park, Visit Buena Park's mission is to become a recognized travel destination and increase visitors and overnight hotel stays to economically impact the city. For more information contact Visit Buena Park at 714-562-3560 or www.visitbuenapark.com.