Knott's Spooky Farm to debut for Halloween 2015

Knott's Berry Farm has announced that it will debut a new daytime Halloween event this October, suitable for families with children too young for the scary night-time Knotts Scary Farm. Knott's Spooky Farm will provide live entertainment, a costume contest, and other activities targeted for children from 3 to 11.

Knott's Berry Farm previously featured Camp Spooky during daylight hours in October. The new event appears to be an expanded version that will encompass the entire the park, including not only Camp Spooky but also Ghost Town, Boardwalk, and Fiesta Village.

The new event is scheduled for weekends in October, beginning on the third and running through Halloween.

There is no additional charge for Knott's Spooky Farm, which will take place during the park's regular daytime hours: 10am to 5:30pm during October. (The evening hours will be given over to Knott's scary Halloween haunt.)

Update: Click here to see an extensive photo gallery of the event's opening day.

Get more details from the press release.

Buena Park, Calif. (August 2015) The inaugural Knott’s Spooky Farm event, a park wide daytime, non-scare celebration for kids geared for kids ages 3-11, takes place weekends in October starting October 3 – Halloween Day. Knott's Berry Farm invites families to join in on the Halloween fun with all new experiences in Ghost Town, Boardwalk, Fiesta Village, and Camp Snoopy. The special limited-time entertainment serves up live entertainment, hands on activities, a costume contest, and more.

Ghost Town’s Main Street will be filled with ghoulishly fun characters like Drac the Undertaker, The GhostRider Sheriff, The Werewolf Barber, and invites kids to trick-or-treat for tasty sweets by ringing whimsically themed bells at nearly a dozen themed doors. Surprise the little explorer in your pack by visiting the Creepy Crawler Cabin in the Pony Express Rangers Station, where they can observe or hold a friendly praying mantis, beetles and more.
Over in Fiesta Village, the all-new kid friendly Spooky Hollow Maze offers an enchanting experience through a spooky forest with larger-than-life jack-o-lanterns and a special visit by the legendary Headless Horsemen. At the end of the hauntingly fun maze, kids can paint and bring home their very own pumpkin head, for a nominal fee.
The Halloween fun continues in Boardwalk, where the celebration of the season comes to life at the Monster Masquerade Ball. Little ghosts and ghouls can design a masquerade mask and dance the day way while enjoying karaoke.

The spooky fun goes far beyond the sights and sounds of the ball. Weekends in October, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang will host a spooktacular costume contest in Camp Snoopy and invite families to bring their festively costumed children for some Halloween fun! Additionally, families can head to the Camp Spooky Theatre to watch the Peanuts Gang in The Monsters Are Coming, Charlie Brown - Charlie Brown's and his friends are throwing a Halloween Party and you're invited!

Knott’s Spooky Farm runs weekends October 3 – Halloween Day, and is included with regular park admission. Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park operating hours are 10:00am to 5:30pm. For more information on all the exciting things that are going on at Knott’s Berry Farm, visit us online at knotts.com and follow the conversation using #KnottsSpookyFarm.

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