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Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 Guide: NEW Mazes & Spooky Food

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Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 is going to be amazing with 3 new mazes and brand new spooky treats. In celebration of Knotts Scary Farms 50 Years of Never-Ending Nightmares, Guests Can Expect Nostalgic Nods to the Past and Wicked New Mazes.

This golden anniversary’s lineup includes three new frightening mazes (for a total of 10), five sinister scare zones, and four hair-raising shows. Guests can expect to uncover unforgettable experiences that will usher in characters from Haunt history. The 50th year of Knott’s Scary Farm starts on September 21 and runs through October 31, for a total of 29 terrifying nights. Here is everything you need to know!


Returning Mazes

Bloodline 1842 – Bloodline is my favorite maze from last year. This is an interactive maze where you’ll be given a weapon to hunt vampires. You’ll enter the battlegrounds of the war-torn streets of the city of Valdonia as you take a perilous journey into the heart of a raging war between the immortal Daybreakers and the bloodthirsty Valhymphri. Armed with only your wits and courage, find the remaining Daybreakers and help them destroy the King of the Valhymphri.

The Grimoire – Turn the page and enter the world of an ancient relic whose dark stories exist purely to turn your greatest nightmares into reality. Enter the world of a mysterious spell book and escape the demonic creatures inside or be eternally trapped within!

Mesmer: Sideshow of the Mind – Within the canvas tent lies the secret of the most potent force in the universe: the human mind. A hypnotic session with Professor Mesmer can cure all phobias, including snakes, spiders, darkness, claustrophobia, and much more! Enter the professor’s dark world of hypnosis and come face to face with what lies beyond.

Wax Works – Buy a ticket and enter the most amazing wax museum the world has ever seen! The figures look so lifelike you’ll swear you saw them move…or scream. It’s rumored that blood-curdling screams can be heard echoing through the halls of Wax Works as victims are horrifyingly submerged into a scorching hot cauldron of bubbling wax.

Origins: The Curse of Calico – Pierce the veil of time and discover the secret of the evil fog that hangs over Knott’s Scary Farm in Origins: The Curse of Calico. Unearth the sinister paranormal activity that plagues the town as Sarah Marshall is put on trial for her suspected crimes of witchcraft. All will be revealed as the Green Witch rises and curses those who have accused her.

The Depths – Follow in the steps of a doomed mining team as you plunge deeper and deeper into the catacombs beneath the sinister seaside town. All who have entered have never resurfaced. Myths of the terrifying horrors that lurk within the cave have often been whispered but never confirmed. But be warned, as this is your last chance to walk this treacherous path through a sunken ship and into the dark unknown that lies beyond.

Dark Entities – Teleport beyond Earth in a shattered space station, launching you through a zero-gravity descent into chaos. Strange forces have taken over, and the crew has been transformed into multi-dimension mutants. Escape quickly, as the dark entities plan to eliminate all living forms aboard the station for good. There’s nowhere to escape as time is running out.


New Mazes

Cinema Slasher – Venturing through the mystical Midnight Theater, guests travel through the silver screen and into a trilogy of slasher movies. As they are swallowed into the world of gothic horror, they become the movie characters who try to escape the wrath of the dangerous Slasher. Will everyone survive, or will they become forever ensnared in the decaying reality from a bygone era? The conniving Midnight Theater wickedly opens its doors, daring those brave enough to buy a ticket to Cinema Slasher!

The Chilling Chambers – In honor of the first maze in Knott’s Scary Farm’s prestigious history, the “10 Chilling Chambers” is a ghastly new attraction that gives a nostalgic nod to Scary Farm’s past while terrorizing the audience of today. Guided by The Keeper, the sinister caretaker of the conservatory of horrors, guests are thrust beyond the threshold of an ominous towering cathedral that leads to terrifying classic maze themes from Knott’s Scary Farm’s infamous history. Scream from countless fears of seasons gone by as 50 years of terror are unleashed in The Chilling Chambers.


Room 13 – Violent murders at The Blind Tiger interrupt the Prohibition-era revelry on Memory Lane. A dangerously delicious new cocktail named The Devil’s Elixir seems to be at the root of the mayhem, but where did the mysterious green aperitif come from? The answers may lie at the heart of the extravagant Argive Hotel, where many have checked in to Room 13… but none have checked out.

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New Scare Zone

The Gauntlet – In this reimagined scare-zone version of the fan favorite, classic characters return to invade Camp Snoopy, but with an updated twist. Guests will again encounter the King and Queen of the realm, maniacal jesters, brutal barbarians, wicked wizards, and lawless peasants. They’ve all returned with an onslaught of fresh terror. All Hail the King or suffer the wrath of The Gauntlet!


Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 Shows

Into The Fog: A Scary Farm Tribute Art Show  (The Factory Store) – Into the Fog is an art show specially curated for the discerning Scary Farm fan. The show is home to a collection of original art by unique and talented artists from across the country. These artists have drawn inspiration from Knott’s Scary Farm’s rich 50-year history, and you’re sure to find an original or print you’ll want to take home. Along with the Scary Farm art show, you can find all sorts of souvenirs any Halloween fan will be dying to get their hands on.

Le Magnifique Carnaval du Grotesque (Calico Mine Stage) – Step right up and walk into the mystique and darkness of the malevolent Le Magnifique Carnaval Du Grotesque. A collection of death-defying feats and carnival acts that will delight your darkest desires and fill your senses with terror and delight.

Dr. Cleaver Returns – Your favorite demented doctor is back for more Halloween hijinks! Grab a seat at the world-famous Bird Cage Theatre for a wicked journey into the great beyond.

The Hanging: Uncancelled – The Lawman has returned to track down the vilest villains of the past year in this pop culture parody stunt extravaganza. No one is safe when the gates of the Wagon Camp swing open.

Music, Monsters & Mayhem – “Music, Monsters and Mayhem” takes you on a scintillating and provocative musical journey celebrating 50 years of terror and frights. Featuring a rockin’ score, wild laughs, and a cast of singing and dancing monstrosities bound to get your heart racing with screams of delight!


Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 Food & Drinks

As always, there are all new spooky food and drinks for Knotts Scary Farm 2023 celebration. Here is a list of all the tasty new treats headed your way!

Boardwalk BBQ – The Swamp Gator Sausage, an alligator sausage with pesto sauce and roasted Peppers, and The Bat “Shhh” Crazy Pasta with Rabbit Tenderloin, a bowtie Pasta with rabbit tenderloin, roasted broccoli and pepitas, goat cheese, and a raspberry vinaigrette

Grizzly Creek Lodge – The Gauntlet Garlic Overlord Burger* comes with alfredo garlic cream sauce, arugula, and garlic bruschetta, while The Mac and Cheese Pepperoni Pizza offers up creamy cheese sauce, macaroni, and pepperoni! 

Miners Mac & Spuds –  Camel Stew Bread Bowl and dreadfully delicious Sweet Potato Pie with walnuts! 


Prop Shop Pizza – The Spookghetti Pie, spaghetti baked in alfredo sauce and topped with mozzarella, sausage, and bacon bits served over bolognese sauce is sure to please. There’s also the Prosciutto Decomposing Pizza with white sauce, mozzarella, arugula, prosciutto, and balsamic glaze, as well as the Mutant Turtle Philly Cheese Steak Pizza, which features turtle meat, sliced Philly meat, nacho cheese, mozzarella, and peppers. 

Pro-tip: Definitely get the Spookghetti Pie, it’s delicious!

Papas Mexicana – A La Diabla Fries, are Yucca fries with deep-fried shrimp in a spicy diabla sauce.

Taters & Tots – Fingers & Toes, a combination of tater tots and fries with ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and cilantro


Judge Roy Bean – Dreadful drinks, saddle up to the bar, and get a whiskey with pickle juice served in a hallowed-out pickle!

Sweet Treats – This year there will be 3 funnel cakes including the Cerial Killer Funnel Cake, Cinema Slasher Funnel Cake, and Ginger Snap Funnel Cake. There will also be a spooky Black Velvet Cake with orange frosting, Raspberry Beignets, and a wide selection of treats to die for!


Boo-Fet Returns with Early Entrance

Boo-fet offers a special chance to dine with the monsters of Knott’s Scary Farm 2023. Meals include a 2023 souvenir bottle, which gives unlimited refills on the night of your first visit, plus only $5 all-day refills for each additional visit through 2023.

After dinner, enjoy early entry into select areas of Knott’s Scary Farm a few minutes before it opens to other mortals. Boo-fet early entry will be to the mazes Bloodline 1842, Dark Entities, The Depths, and Wax Works, and exclusive photo opportunities with the monsters. The Knott’s Scary Farm Boo-fet dinner starts at $45 + applicable taxes and fees when purchased online. Separate Scary Farm admission is required and not included.

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Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 Admission

Scary Farm Season Pass – Celebrate this year’s anniversary with unlimited visits to all event nights. 2023 Season passholders can purchase the pass at $149 plus applicable taxes and fees. Non-Season 2023 Passholders can purchase standalone Scary Farm Season Passes for $159, plus taxes and fees.

Single night tickets – Buy tickets at and save up to $50 off the regular main gate price of $109.99. Knott’s Season Passholders receive a discount on single-night tickets. Applicable taxes and fees apply to online orders.

Fright & Fast Lane – Ride and scream all night long with unlimited priority access to all mazes plus priority boarding on all Fast Lane rides. Fright & Fast Lane starts at $145 and varies by night. Separate Scary Farm event admission is required and not included.

Need to Know

chaperone policy will remain in effect for all Knott’s Scary Farm event nights. Under this policy, all guests ages 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 21 years old in order to be admitted into the park. The chaperone must present a valid government-issued photo identification with date of birth at ticket entry. One chaperone may accompany no more than ten guests ages 15 or younger per day. In addition, the chaperone must accompany their party during entry, remain inside the park during their visit, and be available by phone throughout their stay.

Guests 16 years of age or older may be asked to present a valid government-issued photo identification (Driver’s license, State Issued ID Card, Passport) with date of birth at entry to verify their age. If unable to verify proof of age, guests may be denied entry into the park. Guests ages 15 years old or younger who are found inside the park unaccompanied by a chaperone will be subject to ejection.

In additionan updated bag policy will remain in effect for this year’s Knott’s Scary Farm. Clear plastic bags smaller than 12” x 12” x 6” as well as non-clear wristlets or clutches no larger than 5”x 8”x 2” are allowed at Knott’s Scary Farm. All bags are subject to search prior to entry.

Are you headed to Knotts Scary Farm 2023? Let us know in the comments!

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