It's Always Fun at Knott's Berry Farm

Celebrate the seasons at one of L.A.'s best theme parks

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Fun is always in season at Knott’s Berry Farm! Bring the whole family for some theme park and water park fun in the sun this summer, then return for chilling, nighttime Halloween scares and daytime festive family fun this fall. Close out the year with Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang during the merriest time of year, Knott’s Merry Farm. From theme and water park thrills and amusements to the most anticipated festival of the year, Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, read on for a guide to your endless Seasons of Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Ghost Town Alive! (Summer)

Ghost Town Alive! at Knott's Berry Farm
Ghost Town Alive! | Photo courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm

The summer comes alive at Knott’s Berry Farm this year, with new headline shows, one-of-a-kind interactive entertainment and a brand-new thrill ride. Knott’s farm-fresh summer fun kicks off with the return of the immersive Ghost Town Alive! Guests are the stars in this wildly entertaining experience, where they unlock adventures with the characters of Calico, influence how the story takes shape and assume new challenges in this “alive” version of Ghost Town.

Along with the return of Ghost Town Alive! The park will also debut Snoopy’s Magnificent Magical Revue, a mesmerizing magic show starring the World’s Most Famous Beagle, Snoopy and showcasing the mystifying and amazing magic of Magician Extraordinaire Greg Wilson!  The whole PEANUTS GANG will amaze and confound with their magical exploits and lavish musical production numbers in this family friendly show!  And who knows, guests might find themselves part of the act!  Snoopy’s Magnificent Magical Revue will mesmerize on select dates, staring June 10 – August 20 in the Charles M. Schulz Theatre. (Dark Wednesdays)

The summer entertainment continues with the return of Circus of Wonders, the traveling circus show that brings awe-inspiring stunts and death defying acrobatics to the Old West. The astonishing 30-minute spectacular is packed with circus classics such as the Trapeze, Tightrope, Aerial Acrobatics with dazzling lighting and pyrotechnics, making this nighttime show a must-see. Select dates, June 10 – August 20.

Now Open: Sol Spin

Sol Spin at Knott's Berry Farm
Sol Spin | Photo courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm

Sol Spin brings brand new hair-raising thrills to the Fiesta Village area of the park. The new ride sends brave guests on a thrilling topsy-turvy adventure over six stories high as they rotate in all directions on one of six spinning arms. Sol Spin is the newest addition to the theme park’s world-class line up of more than 40 rides and attractions.

Knott’s Soak City Waterpark (Summer)

Knott's Soak City Waterpark
Knott's Soak City Waterpark

Knott’s Soak City Waterpark is a separately gated 15-acre water adventure park adjacent to Knott’s Berry Farm. Soak City boasts 23 speed, tube and body slides including Shore Break and The Wedge, two brand new slide towers offering seven new thrilling slide experiences that were added as part of a two-acre expansion in 2017. Other experiences include a 750,000-gallon wave pool, Tidal Wave Bay; a one-third-mile Sunset River; a three-story interactive Beach House water playground; and Gremmie Lagoon, a hands-on water playground for our pint-sized surfers. Also available are semi-private cabanas and delicious dining locations like the fully remodeled and expanded Longboard’s Grill. Open select dates mid-May through September 10.

Knott’s Spooky Farm & Knott’s Scary Farm (Fall)

Knott's Scary Farm
Knott's Scary Farm

For Halloween fun for everyone on weekends in October, Knott's Spooky Farm offers a daytime, non-scare celebration of cheer rather than fear. Festive shows, activities, and decorations make this a spook-tacular destination for kids ages 3-11. Admission to Knott's Spooky Farm is included with park admission or a Season Pass.

At night, Knott’s completely transforms into Knott’s Scary Farm, Southern California’s original and most haunting Halloween event. Not recommended for children under 13. Separate admission required.

Celebrate the Holidays at Knott’s Merry Farm (Winter)

Merry Christmas, Snoopy! Ice Show at Knott's Merry Farm
Merry Christmas, Snoopy! Ice Show at Knott's Merry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the merriest of seasons as it wondrously transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm with thousands of twinkling lights and cheerful holiday décor throughout the park. Spend the most wonderful time of the year at Knott’s Merry Farm, relishing the Christmas season with thrilling attractions, festive live entertainment, a Christmas crafts fair, delectable holiday food, cheerful carolers performing seasonal classics and nightly snow falling on the lively streets of Calico.

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival (Spring)

Boysenberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm
Boysenberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm

Every spring, celebrate Knott’s delicious roots during the mouthwatering Knott’s Boysenberry Festival. Celebrate the historic berry with countless one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus limited-time live entertainment the whole family will love!

Knott’s Berry Farm is home to world-class rides, thrilling roller coasters, shows & attractions in 4 themed areas, including the Old West Ghost Town and Camp Snoopy’s children’s area. Knott’s Soak City is a 15-acre water park adjacent to Knott’s Berry Farm. Highlights include 23 tube and body slides, wave pool and lazy river.