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Knott’s for the Season(s)

I’m going to tell you something, and maybe you’ll think it silly, but it’s true and I don’t care who knows it (but don’t tell anyone). I mistakenly accepted an invitation to “Knott’s Scary Farm” at Knott’s Berry Farm (see what they did there) because I thought it was their family friendly event. Turns out it is their so terrifying I can’t even look at the website event, which, as you may have guessed is nothing like the “Knott’s Spooky Farm” except for the shared location. Luckily, I realized it prior to attending and subsequently wetting myself in front of paid zombies and brave people.

So now that’s off my chest, and I can say with full certainty that the family and I will be attending “Knott’s Spooky Farm” this weekend and that this event has a website that doesn’t scare me at all.

In fact, the event prides itself on “cheer rather than fear” and that’s fine with me. First of all, it is held during the day, and it includes things like “Snoopy’s Costume Contest and Dance Party” plus a show called “The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown.” How scary could that be?

Basically, we’re going to spend the day riding the fun Knott’s rides, getting lost in the “Spooky Hollow Maze” and saying, “I got a rock,” every chance we get. Because, obviously.


The fun at Knott’s isn’t limited to Halloween (fun as it may be). There is plenty to do all year, and right now is the perfect time to purchase your 2016 Knott’s Season Pass—you can do it in nine low payments of $9 each—and that includes one free admission in 2015! Yes, you read that right. There is also an additional deal to add an All Season Dining Plan to your 2016 Season Pass and that can be paid in nine easy payments of $20 each. Seriously, that’s a super deal. Two super deals if you have a fairly firm grasp on math.

To follow our fun on Twitter please make sure to look for #KnottsSpookyFarm.

We are attending the Knott’s Spooky Farm as invited guests. All opinions are our own.

Whit Honea is the author of “The Parents’ Phrase Book” and co-founder of the philanthropic organization Dads 4 Change. He is the Social Media Director/Community Manager of the Dad 2.0 Summit. His writing can be found at Fandango, GeekDad, Disney, Today, Good Housekeeping, City Dads Group, Stand Magazine, The Washington Post and several other popular publications. He previously covered travel for Orbitz, CBS and AOL, and served as Editor of Family Travel for UpTake. Deemed “the activist dad” by UpWorthy and one of the “funniest dads on Twitter” by Mashable, Whit has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and is the 2015 winner of the Iris Award for Best Writing.