Friday, August 28, 2015

Upcoming Fall Knoebels' Events

Elysburg, PA – Though Labor Day weekend marks the end of the main season for America’s largest free-admission amusement park, there’s still plenty of fun in store for Knoebels Amusement Resort visitors during September and October. With that being said, Knoebels is excited to announce its fall lineup of events, which includes: September weekends, Doggie Dive, Covered Bridge Festival, Knoebel Lumber 5K, Phoenix Phall Phunfest and Hallo-Fun.

The event dates and times, as well as a brief description of each include:

September Weekends: In addition to being open daily September 1 through 7, Knoebels will be open the weekends of September 12 (noon-8:00 p.m.) and 13 (noon-6:00 p.m. or later – closing dictated by weather and crowd), 19 (noon-8:00 p.m.) and 20 (noon-6:00 p.m. or later – closing dictated by weather and crowd), and 26 (noon-8:00 p.m.) and 27 (11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.). Ride-all-day passes are available September days of operation with the exception of September 6 and 7. The park is closed the weekend of October 3 and 4.

On September 26, Knoebels will offer a “buy one today, get one in May” deal, where guests who purchase a ride-all-day pass for September 26 will receive a free pass to use any day ride-all-day passes are offered in May of 2016.

Doggie Dive: Sunday, September 13, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. - Knoebels Amusement Resort will host its third annual Doggie Dive at its Crystal Pool. Proceeds from the event will benefit a local animal shelter. In addition to the dive itself, guests can take part in basket raffles, a bake sale, and enjoy a visit from Knoebels’ mascots. Early registration is $8 per dog, or $10 per dog on the day of the event. Human guests are invited to the event at no charge, as the pool will be closed for the regular season. In order to ensure a safe event, rabies tags and licenses are required for all dogs, all dogs must have collars on, and leashes must be on hand by owner. There is a limit of one dog per handler, and we ask that aggressive dogs do not attend the event. Pre-approved vendors can purchase a 10’x10’ booth for $25 (non-profits are free). Space is limited and vendors are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Vendors can request electricity for an additional $10. Registration forms can be found at

Covered Bridge Festival: October 8-11, Thursday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – The 34th Annual Covered Bridge Festival, sponsored by Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, features over 350 craft vendors, over 35 food vendors, and rides for the whole family to enjoy. This year, additional booths will be added in the park, and entertainment can be enjoyed at the Bandshell. For more information, visit

Select rides are available through our individual ride tickets on Thursday and Friday, October 8 and 9, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. A greater selection of rides will be open Saturday and Sunday, during which the following pay-one-price plans will be offered:

Saturday Covered Bridge Ride Plan (11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.): $27 General/$19 Under 48"

Saturday Ride All Day Plan (11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.): $42 General/$29 Under 48"

Saturday Sundown Special (5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.): $27 General/$19 Under 48"

Sunday Covered Bridge Ride Plan (11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.): $27 General/$19 Under 48"

Knoebel Lumber 5K: Saturday, October 10, registration held 7:30-8:45 a.m.; Race begins at 9:30 a.m. – All proceeds from the Knoebel Lumber 5K benefit Ralpho Township Public Library. The fee for the event is $15.00 by September 10, and $20.00 from September 11 through the day of the race. All pre-entry forms must be postmarked by September 10. The race begins at Pavilion L and is a moderately hilly 5K of mixed gravel and asphalt. An official race t-shirt is provided to those who register by September 10, and prizes are awarded to top finishers. New for 2015, participants can register online by visiting

Phoenix Phall Phunfest: Saturday, October 10; Exclusive event on Friday, October 9 – Attention roller coaster enthusiasts! The 37th Annual Phoenix Phall Phunfest will feature two days of adrenaline rushing fun this year. Pre-registered enthusiasts from one of the approved coaster clubs or organizations can kick off their Friday night with two hours of exclusive ride time on Impulse, and light snacks and refreshments. Join us on Saturday for our annual Phoenix Phall Phunfest, which includes a Souvenir Swap Meet, food, rides, games, a costume parade (with prizes), and a bonfire. A current, valid coaster club ID card is required at check-in to gain access to Friday's exclusive event, along with Saturday's Phunfest Coupon Pack. Special Phunfest shirts will be available for purchase in the Chalet Gift Haus. Members of pre-approved coaster clubs can find more information, register, and purchase pay-one-price plans by visiting

Hallo-Fun: October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31, and November 1 – Fridays 6:00-10:00 p.m., Saturdays 2:00-10:00 p.m., Sundays noon-5:00 p.m. – Knoebels Amusement Resort transforms into a spooktacular great time for the entire family. Visitors can experience tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and of course a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides. Guests can purchase Saturday ride-all-day passes for $36 per person or $24 per person under 48”; Friday or Saturday evening, or Sunday afternoon ride passes can be purchased for $27 per person or $19 per person under 48”.

For more information on the events listed above, please visit or the Knoebels Amusement Resort Facebook page.