Disclaimer: GigaSavvy has invited me and my family to experience Camp Spooky at Knott’s Berry Farm. No other compensation has been given. All opinions are my own.
One of my favorite things to do in Southern California is visit Knott’s Berry Farm. The theme park has grown over the years from the early days of my childhood when my grandparents would pick us up and take us there for delicious chicken dinners and a walk through the ghost town.
We’ve been fortunate to visit Camp Spooky over the past couple of years as a family and always have a great time! Halloween fun for the little ones. Making memories that they will carry with them as well.
This year, I’m especially excited because the twins are a little older and will get to experience it on a different level than when they were babies. I can’t wait for their reactions and see them sing and dance along with the Charlie Brown’s Spooktacular.
KNOTT’S CAMP SNOOPY TRANSFORMS INTO CAMP SPOOKY WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER
Buena Park, Ca – Weekends in October, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities and of course, trick-or-treating all geared for kids ages 3-11.
Kids can take part in “Snoopy’s Costume Contest” and show off their costume as they join the affable group of monsters, and the PEANUTS characters, in a spirited procession through Camp Spooky.
In the Camp Spooky Theatre “Charlie Brown’s Spooktacular Show”, will have you singing and dancing in the aisles to all your favorite Halloween tunes. Kids of all ages can explore the wacky hijinks of the Monster Factory, a fun interactive maze where the little ones create the things that go bump in the night.
Also included with theme park admission, your little ghost, goblin or monster can fill their complimentary goodie bag with sweet treats given out at the five Trick-or-Treating locations in Camp Spooky. At the “Creepy Crawly Critter Cave” Knott’s park naturalists will amaze with slithery, slimy, creepy, crawly critters.
The whole family will enjoy “Scary Stories at the Lodge” where master story tellers will spin the craziest, creepiest, silliest tales this side of the “Great Pumpkin Patch”. And what goes better with a story than a delicious cookie that you can decorate yourself at the “Kooky Cookie Painting.”(Small fee applies)
Camp Spooky runs weekends October 5-27 and is included with regular park admission. Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park operating hours are 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. For more information on all the exciting things that are going on at Knott’s Berry Farm, call (714) 220-5200 or visit us online at www.knotts.com.
– KNOTT’S 2013 –
I don’t remember exactly when or how it started. I mean I kind of remember.
The babies were itty bitty. And my friends, Briya and Miss wanted to come over to visit the cutest twins ever born. And there happened to be an award show on? The Oscars maybe? I don’t remember. Mama Brain.
And then they came over again the next award show. Because hey, we like an excuse for a party!
And now it’s a thing. And we moved to a bigger place. And the babies are not itty bitty anymore. And more people come.
But for me, not only is it an excuse to have fun visiting with my friends.
But it’s an excuse to show my friends love through my cooking. And trying new recipes.
Oh and there’s some wine. Or margaritas. Or something.
This is how we did the Emmys.
Appetizers – chips, salsa from Fresh & Easy, and my homemade guacamole; figs with honey goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto; salami, white cheddar cheese and sea salt crackers.
Dinner – Tostadas made with my slow cooked Mexican roast and all the fixings
Dessert – chocolate cupcakes with caramel cream cheese frosting
I love the tradition we created!
This weekend, the MARIACHI USA Festival is happening at the Hollywood Bowl and I get to go! Marco and I will be getting a date night and I finally get to attend an event I’ve been wanting to go to for years.
Does that ever happen to you? I swear, for years it’s been one of those things I’ve wanted to do but didn’t know about it in time. Usually, it’s my parents telling me they went and I’m saying what about meeee??? This time, they are doing the babysitting and I’m going to the Hollywood Bowl!
Growing up in a Mexican-American home, it was important to my parents to hold on to the Mexican culture of my heritage. As a kid, I danced in a Folklorico performing group and Mexican music became a part of me. Especially Mariachi music. There are songs I hear and to this day, my feet just move.
Fun little fact – Marco also used to dance Folkorico as a kid. How cute would it have been if we had gotten to dance together? I really need to find old pictures next time I’m at my mom’s house.
The multi-talented artist-producer, Rodri J. Rodriguez created the MARIACHI USA Festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in 1990. In 1991, Ms. Rodriguez founded the MARIACHI USA Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides a vehicle with which to nurture the proliferation of culture through music and performing arts education in school-based programs. The Foundation has provided grants for music instruction K-12 students in California and the West, and hosts Camp MARIACHI USA, which offers free intensive music instruction to over 100 students.
As a mom to four girls, I love to see the success of a woman like Rodri J Rodriguez. I’m especially excited to see Trio Ellas, a group of three female artists making a name in the Mariachi world. I’ll have more to share after the festival. I can’t wait!
Here’s a sneak peek!
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I was given complimentary tickets to the MARIACHI USA Festival. All thoughts and opinions are my own.