Well, it's that time of year again......time for Knott's Berry Farm to be converted into Knott's Scary Farm! This also happens to be the 40th year of this special event. We will start this multi-part series with the gate brochure/park map.
"Trick or Treat" and "Pinocchio Unstrung" are both walk-thru mazes that are making their debuts this year.
Also new this year is "Trapped," an interactive maze that is not included in the price of Haunt admission.
Limited edition merchandise has been created specially for the 40th Haunt. For $10, guests may purchase a commemorative trick or treat bag that contains one of the masks seen below. They can then take the bag to three different locations near the "Trick or Treat" maze and receive a commemorative shot glass, a key chain, and a deck of cards. The black trick or treat bags can be seen below along with four of the masks.
This display case outside of Virginia's Gift Shop shows "trick or treaters" or "tricksters" wearing the masks.
Live versions of the "tricksters" can also be found roaming through the park. Here is the Vampiress.....
.....and the Skeleton.
Additional 40th Haunt merchandise can be found for sale throughout the park.
This Elvira shirt was being sold in the new Halloween Haunt Museum. Elvira actually made a rare Knott's Scary Farm appearance just last week. She was at the Haunt Museum signing autographs and posing for pictures. She also served as hostess that night for one of the "Hanging" shows in Calico Square.
Also appearing at the Haunt Museum on select dates this month is Ted Dougherty, author of the new book, "Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt: A Picture History."
Here's Ted signing copies of his book while one of the Ghost Town "monsters" watches over him.
A special series of "40th Halloween Haunt" trading cards has been created and are being handed out individually at various locations throughout the park. This first card was only available on September 21st and 22nd, the first two nights of the Haunt.
This will be a multi-part series, so please stay tuned for more of Knott's 40th Halloween Haunt!
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