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Knott’s Scary Farm 2020 is Officially Canceled

It’s been less than two weeks since we announced that Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights will be canceled in 2020 (for the first time in 30 years). Now, in a move that surprises no one, Southern California’s other premiere Fall event has been canceled as well. I’m talking about Knott’s Scary Farm.

Related Article: Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2020 Officially Canceled

Knott’s Berry Farm is a 57-acre theme park located in Buena Park, California. In 2018, it was the twelfth-most-visited theme park in North America and averages approximately 4 million visitors per year. In a normal year, the park transforms into Knott’s Scary Farm come October.

“Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else. The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. These haunted attractions have the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare. But unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare you can’t wake up from — which makes it the thing to do for Halloween.”

The canceletion of Knott’s Scary Farm 2020 came as part of a larger update from Jon Storbeck, Vice President & General Manager of Knott’s Berry Farm:

“Regrettably, due to continued operating restrictions related to the pandemic, we have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel our highly anticipated 2020 Knott’s Scary Farm event. The unique features of Scary Farm will not allow us to operate within the constraints recommended by the CDC and public health experts. We know that this news is disappointing, but we look forward with great enthusiasm to making 2021 Knott’s Scary Farm our best year ever.”

You can read the full statement, HERE.

Are you a fan of Knott’s Scary Farm? Are you excited to return to the event in 2021? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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