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Knott’s Scary Farm sets ticket launch for 50th anniversary Halloween event

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Knott’s Berry Farm will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Knott’s Scary Farm with new mazes and nostalgic nods to infamous haunts of the past when the granddaddy of all haunted events returns to the fog this Halloween season.

Knott’s Scary Farm tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, July 24 for 29 select nights in September and October.

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  • In this September 16, 2021 file photo, some of the...

    In this September 16, 2021 file photo, some of the scarers were behind plexiglass at the Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park. Knott’s Scary Farm updated its chaperone policy to allow a chaperone 21 and older free admission if they accompany a total of five minors. (File photo by Sam Gangwer)

  • One of the victims of the Wax Museum maze asks...

    One of the victims of the Wax Museum maze asks for help at the Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park on Thursday, September 16, 2021. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

  • A woman was surprised by a scarer in a mask...

    A woman was surprised by a scarer in a mask in the Wax Museum maze at the Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park on Thursday, September 16, 2021. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

  • A woman gets a scare from a shark poking through...

    A woman gets a scare from a shark poking through a wall in The Depths maze at the Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park on Thursday, September 16, 2021. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

  • A scarer jumps out of the smoke to scare a...

    A scarer jumps out of the smoke to scare a pair of people walking through The Depths maze at the Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park on Thursday, September 16, 2021. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

  • The last scare in the Dark Entities maze at the...

    The last scare in the Dark Entities maze at the Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park on Thursday, September 16, 2021. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

  • One of the living characters in the Dark Entities maze...

    One of the living characters in the Dark Entities maze at Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park on Thursday, September 16, 2021. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

  • One of the permanent displays at the Dark Entities maze...

    One of the permanent displays at the Dark Entities maze at Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park on Thursday, September 16, 2021. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

  • A robot greets guests as they walk into the Dark...

    A robot greets guests as they walk into the Dark Entities maze at Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park on Thursday, September 16, 2021. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

  • One of the scarier displays in the Wax Museum maze...

    One of the scarier displays in the Wax Museum maze at the Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park on Thursday, September 16, 2021. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

  • One of the live scary people at the Dark Entities...

    One of the live scary people at the Dark Entities maze at the Knott’s Scary Farm opening night in Buena Park on Thursday, September 16, 2021. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

Knott’s Scary Farm 2023 runs on Sept. 21-24, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Oct. 4-8, Oct. 11-15, Oct. 18-22, Oct. 25-29 and Oct. 31.

Gates open at 7 p.m. each night for the separately ticketed event and close at 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 1 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The 50th anniversary lineup includes 10 haunted mazes, five scare zones and four live shows featuring characters from throughout Halloween Haunt history.

The 2022 edition of Knott’s Scary Farm featured:

Nine haunted mazes

  • Grimoire
  • Bloodline 1842
  • Origins: The Curse of Calico
  • The Depths
  • Mesmer: Sideshow of the Mind
  • Dark Ride
  • Wax Works
  • Pumpkin Eater
  • Dark Entities

Five scare zones

  • Gore-ing 20’s
  • Forsaken Lake
  • CarnEvil
  • The Hollow
  • Ghost Town Streets

Three live shows

  • Carnival du Grotesque
  • Conjurers: Dark Magic
  • Puppet Up Uncensored

Knott’s typically adds two or three new mazes per year and removes an equal amount from the lineup.

Grimoire and Bloodline 1842 were new in 2022 and are likely to return. Origins: The Curse of Calico serves as an essential prequel storytelling tool tying together a sprawling original backstory for Scary Farm.

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