Knott’s Scary Farm 2022 – Vanessa Decker discovers new mazes and scary areas!

I still love going back to the fog every year. Knott’s Spooky Farm is the oldest operating haunt of a theme park and has long been a staple during Haunt/Halloween season.

With two new mazes added to this year’s lineup and a whole slew of shows, there’s sure to be plenty for attendees to enjoy. Here’s a look at this year’s must-see attractions.

Kicking off my tour with the new Maze Bloodline, which was fantastic…


“Armed with the latest Bellatorian weaponry, you can choose to heed the call to action and embark on a perilous journey with the immortal Daybreakers. Roam the bustling streets of the city of Valdonia while hunting the bloodthirsty Valhymphri in a all-out war. Bring light into the darkness, survive the vicious onslaught of the vampires, and do your command justice!”

Also the new Maze Grimoire, was probably my favorite maze of the evening. I always enjoy an immersive lair.


“Turn the page and enter the world of an ancient relic whose dark tales exist only to turn your greatest nightmares into reality. Try to escape the horror of the evil creatures unleashed by the mysterious book, or let your soul eternally trapped in the pages of the next chapter!


“In the canvas tent hides the secret of the most powerful force in the universe: the human spirit. Give in and succumb to the hypnotist Mesmer and his sinister side show, as he tackles your hidden fears. Unleash your inner thoughts and dive into a world of madness, torture, and eerie enlightenment in this haunted maze. There you will uncover the grotesque secrets hidden as you brave the most terrifying spectacle ever created.


“Step back into the dark decadence of a bygone era as the new fear zone, The Gore-ing ’20s, terrorizes even the bravest and most brutal souls. Here, gangsters do illicit hooch for ghostly revelers while otherworldly musicians play the music of the damned.Tell the bouncer the secret password and you’ll have an unforgettable time…for as long as it lasts.

It was probably my favorite fear zone.


“A thick fog covers an abandoned port village where ancient creatures lurk inside the pitch-black underground caves hidden beneath the shores of the seaside. The Nightwatch Mining team has mysteriously disappeared and rumors of the village tell of the strange tunnels over which the city lies.Myths of the terrifying horrors that lurk within the cave have often been whispered but never confirmed.

“Did the crew meet death at the hands of vicious creatures that live in the cave? Travel through the eerie caverns and follow the path of the crew in The Depths, find out if the superstition swirling around the cave is true or not. But beware ! Everyone who entered the haunted trails never resurfaced.


“Survive the wrath of the 7ft tall murderous creature that haunts the old woods surrounding The Hollow in the haunted trail, Pumpkin Eater. The notorious creature lies in wait, hidden within the dark confines of the haunted city he once terrorized. To escape the wrath of the sinister Pumpkin Eater, all who enter must quest through the Silent City of Victims, confront a cave of crawling insects, and solve the maze of thorns blocking the exit.

This is the last year of Pumpkin Eater at Knott’s. This maze was my favorite for a few years, so I kissed the pumpkin and took my last walk.


“Ghost Town Streets is the original – and still the most terrifying – fear zone that started it all. Bands of half-human, half-animal monsters roam the streets and inhabit the fog. Beware of the notoriously startling sliders that rush between fog filled haunted attraction.


“From within the fog, the witches of Hollow, with their armies of creatures, have risen once again to battle the witch hunter and terrorize guests among haunted Halloween attractions.”


“Knott’s Boardwalk is taken over by ‘CarnEVIL,’ where the monster show is the main event and countless deviant clowns claim your undying attention.”

And more!!! Keep doing what you’re doing, Knott’s! This level of energy and commitment is what brings us back again and again.

You can buy tickets for Knott’s Scary Farm here. Knott’s Scary Farm 2022 runs select nights from September 22 through October 31.

Until next time, goosebumps.

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