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Knotts Berry Farm Hours of Operation
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of fun Knotts Berry Farm rides and attractions! If these photos make you want to hurry to the park, then this page can help you plan your outing. Below, you'll find the Knott's theme park hours of operation for the next several months ahead. Also, you may wish to view our Knott's Discounts page to discover good ways to save money on your theme park tickets.
Overview of Knotts dates & hours
Knott's Berry Farm theme park is open 364 days a year, closing only on Christmas Day. The theme park stays open for out-of-town visitors year-round...however, the crowds at Knott's during the fall, winter and spring months (when local kids are in school) are light. The summer months are Knott's Berry Farm's busiest times...along with the yearly "Knott's Scary Farm" Halloween Fright Fest (a separate-admission event on October evenings, which frequently sells out!) Even during the summertime, though, you'll find the crowds at Knott's Berry Farm to be bearable...unlike nearby Disneyland Park, where summer hordes can make the theme park experience somewhat unpleasant.
Below on this page, you'll find the Knott's Berry Farm's operating hours for the next several months ahead.
(Note: on this page, you'll also see several Knott's Berry Farm Silver Bullet roller coaster pictures. In the photo to your left, you can see a side view of a scary Silver Bullet curve!)
May, June & July, 2018 operating hours at Knott's Park
Here are the Knotts Berry Farm hours of operation for mid-May, June & July:
Friday and Saturday, May 18 & 19: Operating hours begin at 10 am & end at 10 pm
Sunday thru Thursday, May 20, 21, 22, 23, 24: On these weekdays, Knott's Berry Farm will open at 10 am and close at 8 pm.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 25, 26 and 27: For the Memorial Day weekend, Knott's Park will open at 10 am on each of these dates. On Friday, the park will close at 10 pm, while on Saturday and Sunday, it will close at 11 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 28, 29, 30 & 31: Hours this week will be from 10 am until 8 pm. This includes Memorial Day Monday (May 28th.)
Friday, June 1: Open hours will be from 10 am until 10 pm today.
Saturday, June 2: Opening time is at 10 am & closing time is at 11 pm today at Knott's Park.
Sunday thru Thursday, June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: On these dates, Knott's Berry Farm will open at 10 am and close at 8 pm.
FOR THE ENTIRE REST OF JUNE & JULY, there are only 2 schedules. These are fairly easy to remember, since there's one schedule for Saturdays & a different schedule for every other day of the week.
Saturday hours of operation: Between June 9th and the end of July, Knott's Park opens at 10 am and closes extra-late at 11 pm on Saturdays. There are no exceptions.
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: From Sunday, June 10th thru the end of July, Knott's Berry Farm opens at 10 am and closes at 10 pm. This schedule includes Sundays and ALL weekdays...EXCEPT for the 4th of July. On 7/4/18, Knott's Park will stay open until 11 pm for the Independence Day holiday.
It's that simple!
August, 2018 + September 1-19, 2018 hours at Knott's
Summer Vacation begins to wind down in mid-August for most people, and Knott's Berry Farm starts to close earlier at that time. Hours drop back in the middle of the month as students head back to school. There are four different schedules at Knott's in the August 1st thru September 19th time period. Why Sepbember 19th? What happens on September 20th gives you your answer! On Sept 20, 2018 Knott's Scary Farm begins! At that time, the park's schedule splits in half...with BOTH daytime (non-scary) and night time hours. But that comes later...and for now, August & early September schedules are fairly simple:
10 am to 11 pm hours: Knott's Berry Farm will open at 10 am and close late at 11 pm on three Saturdays in August. These dates are August 4, August 11 and August 18. In September, both 9/1 and 9/2 use the 10 am to 11 pm extra-long schedule as Knott's park celebrates the Labor Day holiday weekend!
10 am to 10 pm hours: On the following dates, Knott's Park opens at 10 am and closes at 10 pm: August 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, 24, and 25. (August 25th is a Saturday. The other dates are Sundays or weekdays.) In September, there are 3 dates that use the 10 am to 10 pm schedule. These dates are Saturday 9/8; Friday 9/14; and Saturday 9/15.
10 am to 8 pm hours: On 10 dates in August, Knott's Berry Farm will open at 10 am and close at 8 pm. These dates are August 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 26. In September, there are only a few dates that use the 10 am to 8 pm schedule. These are Monday, September 3 (Labor Day holiday); Sunday, 9/9; Sunday, 9/16; and Sunday, 9/23.
10 am to 6 pm hours: The Knott's Park opening time is at 10 am on August 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th. Closing time is at 6 pm on these weekdays. September, however, has MANY weekdays which use the 10 am to 6 pm schedule. These are: Tuesday thru Friday, Sept 4 - 7; Monday thru Thursday, Sept 10 - 13; Monday thru Wednesday, Sept 17 - 19; and Monday, Tuesday & Wedneaday, Sept 24, 25, 26.
Is it really possible to experience all the fun at Knott's if the park closes at 6 pm? In our opinion, it's actually a favorite time to visit Knott's! Weekdays when school is in session, the lines are so minimal that coaster-lovers will be in awe. Those lines that took you so long to get through during the summer will melt away. You'll practically walk onto these awesome coasters; waiting times will be measured in mere minutes (several ride cycles at most.) And the lines for kiddie rides? Even better, if that's even possible. For ride lovers, this is as good as it gets! On the other hand, entertainment will be at a minimum. So if you prefer things like shows, character visits and the like...well, there will still be SOME offerings, but you might be one of the people who would be better off visiting on weekends.