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Buena Park: The Halloween Capital of Southern California

If you’re trying to find the best place for everyone in the family to enjoy Fall Halloween festivities, you have to head to the Halloween Capital of Southern California! Families and thrill seekers alike are in for a treat at Buena Park, CA. Every October, the city transforms into a ghoulish town filled with tricks at every corner.

Buena Park takes their title seriously – throughout the entire destination, travelers can enjoy month long celebrations and a range of activities that any Halloween lovers will rejoice in – whether you’re looking to get scared senseless by over 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking at Knott’s Scary Farm… or have a bite with some family-friendly vampires during Pirate’s Dinner Adventure! We invite you to pick your poison or create a monster marathon and enjoy them ALL! For the full line of events and deals go to

Knott’s Scary Farm – First, Largest and Longest Running Halloween Event
After dark, only the brave will survive at Knott’s Berry Farm’s most haunting Halloween experience in SoCal – Knott’s Scary Farm. 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. Even the rollercoasters and thrill rides increase their scare factor for the annual event. Consider yourself warned!

Ghoulish fun at Knott’s Spooky Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm goes all out this time of year and you’ll want to spend the whole day there taking in the spooky fun. Knott’s Spooky Farm transforms the park into a Halloween wonderland for the youngest visitors. Kids can wear their costumes for the costume contest and enjoy Halloween-themed shows and entertainers throughout the park. Don’t miss the seasonal show “The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown” at the Camp Snoopy Theatre.

Take a bite out of Vampirates Halloween Show
Beware of the bite at Pirates Dinner Adventure Halloween show – Vampirates! The haunting begins September 30th and continues through the entire month of October. Enjoy dressing up in your favorite sweet or spooky costume, with contests held each Saturday and Sunday for ghouls and goblins of all ages.

Drink a witch’s brew at The Cauldron
Cap off the night with a stop at the witch-themed sanctuary, The Cauldron Spirits and Brews for some spooky cocktails. Specialty potions include the Grey Witch—French 75 with Nolet’s gin and a hint of Violette, and the Bourbon and Brimstone—Dickel whiskey, thyme, honey and lemon. The Cauldron is the place to be on Halloween night when everyone vies for top spot in the annual costume contest.

Experience Boo-uena Park at Its Finest
Buena Park’s Historic District gets in on the spooky fun with the Old Tyme Fall Festival. You’ll get a day full of on-stage entertainment, food trucks, activities for kids and storytelling. You might even get to hear about local ghosts during haunted tours of the Whitaker-Jaynes Estate

Put on your Cowboy Hat at the Silverado Days Festival
Mark your calendar and head to Peak Park in Buena Park for the Annual Fall Silverado Days. This festival, now in its 63rd year, has games, crafts, contests, rides and enough family fun to pack the whole weekend. Try your luck at the pie-eating contest and show your strength during the World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship. New for 2019 is the American Corn Hole Tournament that’s sure to get the family in on the action.

Rest in Peace with Halloween Hotel Deals 

After a long day of thrills, rest in peace in comfortable accommodations just minutes from Knott’s Scary Farm and local attractions. Book a night at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel to make the most of your Orange County visit. Their Stay and Scare packages include overnight lodging, a commemorative t-shirt and more. Within a few miles radius of Knott’s Berry Farm, you can find loads of other family-friendly lodging options like the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites and Courtyard Marriott Buena Park. Many offer family suites, free breakfast and shuttles to nearby attractions, making your Halloween stay that much more relaxing.

This October, don your witch’s hat or Superman cape and head over to Orange County, your headquarters for family-friendly Halloween fun!

This article was released by Visit Buena Park.