2017 Knott’s Spooky Farm Celebrates the Fall Season with a Family-Friendly Halloween Festival

Knott's Spooky Farm Logo

Buena Park, Calif. (August 2017) – The annual daytime, family-friendly Halloween celebration, Knott’s Spooky Farm, takes place weekends, September 30 – October 29 and Halloween Day. The kid-inspired “spooky” celebration will feature activities for ages 3-11, including trick-or-treating, a live show and costume contest with the Peanuts gang, and a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. The fall daytime Seasons of Fun event is included with regular park admission.

Kids ages 3 -11 can participate in Trick-or-Treating throughout Ghost Town, and interact with an array of spooky but friendly Shopkeepers. New this year, Stanley Scarecrow has opened the Livery Stable for guests of all ages to get close and personal with the Creepy Critters of Calico.

The Grand Sierra Railroad in Camp Snoopy transforms to a one-of-a-kind experience which takes riders on an adventure, along with the Peanuts Gang, to Camp Spooky with added special Halloween theming effects. Then come to Camp Snoopy Theatre to show off your best Halloween costume at the Peanuts Costume Contest and afterwards, join Peanuts characters in a Peanuts Dance Party!. Additionally, families can watch the Peanuts Gang in The Monsters Are Coming, Charlie Brown, where they’ll have guests of all ages singing and dancing along to classic Halloween tunes.

Timber Mountain Log Ride- Halloween Hootenanny Exterior Concept Art

This Halloween season, the Timber Mountain Log Ride mystically converts into the Halloween Hootenanny by adding a new family friendly twist to a park favorite. Every year the citizens of the Timber Mountain invite the mysterious creatures that live out in the woods and caverns of the area to join them as they celebrate the season at the Halloween Hootenanny. The ride’s interior will feature new fun surprises as guests venture past the Calico Coffin Creeper band, the town’s green witch and splash down Skull Mountain through a labyrinth of jack-o-lanterns. The seasonal ride will also feature an original song performed by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies. Open for day and night guests, this is the perfect family experience for all to enjoy this Halloween season.

In Fiesta Village, join the Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in the Fiesta Stage area for an interactive, non-scary, educational celebration of the season. The themed area offers a walk through village filled with photo ops, educational activities and face paintings at a nominal fee. Then visit the Ghastly Gallery in the Boardwalk Ballroom for a slate of entertaining activities including a live show and opportunities for your little ghouls to participate in drawing their best “monsterpiece.”

A 2018 Season Pass is the best way to experience Knott’s Spooky Farm. With a 2018 Season Pass you will get to enjoy all of the Seasons of Fun next year but will also receive one free admission to use in 2017. You can get your Season Pass now at the Best Offer of the Year! A Regular Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to Knott’s Berry Farm with no blackout dates, and a Gold Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to both Knott’s Berry Farm and the newly expanded Knott’s Soak City Waterpark with no blackout dates. Regular passes are just $92 or nine easy payments of $10.22 and Gold Season Passes are $110 or nine payments of just $12.22. These offers end October 29, 2017. Applicable taxes and fees apply online. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.

Knott’s Spooky Farm runs weekends September 30 – October 29 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Halloween Day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is included with regular park admission. 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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2017 Canada’s Wonderland Oktoberfest

170916 Canada's Wonderland Oktoberfest ©Coaster Circuits

Canada’s Wonderland is bringing back their annual Oktoberfest event for the 2017 season with a great new menu lineup.

Oktoberfest will take place September 16-17 & 23-24, 2017 in the Medieval Faire section from noon to 8:00 pm.

The menu is as follows:

Beer & Cheddar Cheese Soup- $6.00

Beer & Cheddar Cheese Soup with Pretzel- $9.00

Bavarian Pretzel with Choice of House Made Mustard- $5.00

Bavarian Pretzel with Cheese Sauce- $7.00

German Potato Salad- $4.00

Rotkohlsalat Mit Räucherkäse (Red Cabbage Salad with Bavarian Smoked Cheese)- $4.00

Cheese Sauce- $4.00

170916 Canada's Wonderland Oktoberfest Pretzels ©Coaster Circuits

Entrees (Served on Pretzel Bun with German Potato Salad)

Oktoberfest Sausage- $13.00
Bratwurst Sausage- $13.00
Thuringian Sausage- $13.00
Turkey Knackwurst Sausage- $13.00
Chicken Schnitzel- $13.00

170916 Canada's Wonderland Oktoberfest Schnitzel Entree ©Coaster Circuits

170916 Canada's Wonderland Oktoberfest Schnitzel Entree Prep ©Coaster Circuits

Guests can also purchase a Passport for $28 which includes the following:

Choice of Oktoberfest Sausage, Bratwurst Sausage, Turkey Knackwurst Sausage, Chicken Schnitzel
1 Litre Oktoberfest Steam Whistle Pilsner Stein with Beer

You can also purchase the 1 Litre Oktoberfest Steam Whistle Pilsner Stein with Beer for $18.00 with $12 refills.

170916 Canada's Wonderland Oktoberfest Pilsner Glasses ©Coaster Circuits

170916 Canada's Wonderland Oktoberfest Steam Whistle ©Coaster Circuits

All photos a special thanks to ©Coaster Circuits

References
2016 Canada’s Wonderland Oktoberfest

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Review: Cedar Point Halloweekends Specialty Baked Potatoes

Exclusively for the Halloweekends event at Cedar Point, Executive Chef Phil Bucco has brought back specialty baked potatoes that you might want to try before the end of the season. The park reused the food booths from the Brew & BBQ event, and placed them on the Gemini midway.

Turkey Dinner Baked Potato

The food stand sells the specialty baked potatoes. First up is the Turkey Dinner Baked Potato. A standard baked potato is sliced open and filled with turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce for $9.00.

The turkey was large chunks of turkey that were perfectly prepared, and we really enjoyed the size of the meat.

The stuffing, gravy, and cranberry were also all excellent! When everything was tied together, the turkey dinner baked potato was a tower of deliciousness. Note: The pictures may be deceiving, but these were large baked potatoes stuffed with all the toppings.

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Our only suggestion is while the amount of stuffing and turkey was adequate, we all thought the potato could have used more gravy and cranberry sauce. By the time you ate the toppings with the potato, there was nothing left to eat with the remaining potato.

Overall, we really enjoyed the turkey dinner baked potato and love that Chef Phil has introduced this creative option.

Pumpkin Stuffed Sweet Potato

We also tried the pumpkin stuffed baked potato, featuring roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, and marshmallow topping for $7.00.

We love the creativeness of this new food option at Cedar Point. In our eyes, the whole point of going to an amusement park to eat should involve getting to eat things you normally would not get at home or a restaurant. That being said, the pumpkin stuffed sweet potato is one of those options that will either be loved or hated by guests.

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While the sweet potato and toppings were all an excellent accompaniment, the roasted pumpkin had a very strong smokey flavor to them. Some people may love that, but we are not big fans of an overbearing, strong smoke flavor. The pumpkin tended to overpower the rest of the flavors from the cinnamon, marshmallow, and sweet potato itself.

Great attempt, and some may really enjoy the pumpkin stuffed sweet potato. However, it was not for us. We will stick with the turkey dinner as our potato of choice.

Summary

The price point of the specialty baked potatoes was up $1 each compared to when they were first introduced in 2016. You received a large potato stuffed full of toppings at a reasonable price.

The turkey dinner stuffed potato was our favorite, though ask if they can add some more gravy and cranberry sauce if that is your thing and you want some to enjoy when you get to the bottom of the potato.

Did you try the specialty potato stands during Cedar Point’s Halloweekends? If you, please let us know your feedback below in the comments.

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