Knoebels Events

Knoebels Events

There's always something fun happening at Knoebels! Whether it's a special day for boy and girl scouts or our Halloween celebration, you'll find events and entertainment around every corner. Planning to be here on a certain day or week?  Be sure to check out our K Calendar to see what's happening and look up pricing discounts!  
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 Job Fair

March 2

10:00a – 1:00p 

Join the Knoebels Amusement Resort team!  Stop by the Elysburg Fire Department on March 2nd between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to chat with representatives from each department, fill out an application and schedule an interview. We'd love to add between 600 and 800 new seasonal team members!


Opening Weekend BOGO

 Opening Weekend BOGO

April 27 & 28

12:00p – 6:00p  

Buy One Ride All Day Pass, Get One Free (of equal or less value)!  There is no better way to enjoy your first trip of the season!!!  Free pass must be used same day as purchased pass, valid Opening Weekend only.  

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Scout Day

 Scout Day

May 4

Scout Registration -10:00a -12:00p  (Pavilion F) 
Join Scouts from all over the east coast in a fun-filled celebration at Knoebels!  Scouts purchasing the $25 “Scout Day” ride plan will receive a FREE commemorative patch (while supplies last).  Knoebels will also donate $1 for each registered Scout to his or her Scout Council.   COASTERS INCLUDED!

Scout “Family & Friends” Picnic -11:00a - 1:00p (Pavilion F) 
Hamburger, hot dog, apple sauce, ice cream, lemonade. $6.75 per person!  Register by April 31.

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WVIA Day Jungle Jamboree

 WVIA Family Day

May 5

WVIA Member Check-in 10:00a -5:00p  (Pavilion F); Rides Operate Noon - 6:00p. 

Enjoy storytelling, music and dancing as “Jungle Jamboree” takes the stage at the Hawaiian Bandshell - OPEN to the general public!

  • 1:00 PM - Billy Kelly (Singer & Guitarist)
  • 1:30 PM - Buddy from Dinosaur Train Meet & Greet 
  • 2:15 PM - Tropical Rain Forest Show presented by Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
  • 3:30 PM - Billy Kelly (Singer & Guitarist)
  • 4:00 PM - Buddy from Dinosaur Train Meet & Greet
  • 5:00 PM - Tropical Rain Forest Show presented by Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

WVIA Members get a FREE day in the park!

Mother's Day

 Mother's Day

May 12

11:00a – 4:00p  -Corsages and Photos are located in front of the Treasure Chest Gift Shop, while supplies last.  

Celebrate Mom with a fun filled day at Knoebels.  Start the day off by letting mom have her pick of beautiful corsages, hand made by our Knoebels team.  Next, strike a pose with Mom at our special "Mom's Day" photo booth, and stop by any of our souvenir photo centers to pick up your FREE keepsake!  Then, choose how you want to spend the rest of your day - relive the rides of the past, introduce mom to some of our newer thrills, or just sit and take in the beauty of the park! 



 Pre-K Day(s)

May 15

Kiddie & Family Rides Open -10:00a – 2:00p
Pre-K Day rate will also be available on May 22 and 23, but the park will be open to school picnic groups.

For just $9.00, children can enjoy an afternoon of fun at Knoebels. Youth menus and picnic plans are available - contact the Park Office 800-487-4386 for reservations and/or to secure pavilion space.  

This special is exclusively designed for pre-schools, daycares, Head Start programs, and Pre-K classes.
1 Complimentary Teachers Pass for every 10 students. 

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Armed Forces

 Armed Forces Day

May 18

12:00p – 8:00p 

As a way of saying thank you for serving our country,  Knoebels invites members of the US Armed Forces to enjoy a FREE Pay One Price Ride Pass on May 18th. Representatives from various branches of the Military will be present to offer information about career and service opportunities. Stop by and show them your support!

**Must present valid Driver's License with Military ID (Active Military ID Card, Official Military Retirement Card, Official Military Separation Papers - DD214) or a Driver's License with Veterans Designation.

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 Autism Awareness Day

June 2

Join us on June 2 for a day of awareness that is very near and dear to Knoebels. On this day, park visitors can participate in a scavenger hunt focused on autism spectrum disorder facts. Cool down and sensory friendly activity areas will be set up throughout the park.  

Friends & Family Meal -- 11:00a - 1:00p (Pavilion D)
Chicken fingers, hot dog, pasta salad, chips, ice cream & beverage.
$7.00 per person!  Register by May 24.

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Senior Day

 Senior Citizen's Day

June 5

Check-in -- 9:30a - 11a (Pavilion F)
2019 marks our 50th Annual Senior Citizens Day. On this special day, all pre-registered senior citizen groups (individuals aged 55+) will receive FREE Coffee & Donuts at Check-in, as well as a coupon booklet packed with FREE perks!   

Senior Citizen Meal -- 11:00a - 12:30p (Pavilion F)
1/2 Ham Steak, Au Gratin Potatoes, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and Iced Tea.
$7.00 per person!  Register by May 24. 

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Deaf Day

 Deaf Day

June 8

Show Times:

Hawaiian Bandshell: To Be Announced                                           
1:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
Roaring Creek Saloon: Magic of Sam Sandler & Company                                                           
1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., & 8:00 p.m.
1:15 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
Time Machine Theater 
1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, June 8, individuals with hearing loss will have the opportunity to enjoy shows through sign language interpretation at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

Members of the Bloomsburg University senior interpreter training class will provide on-stage interpretation with support/mentoring from Pennsylvania state-registered interpreters. All interpreters volunteer their time at the event, which was first held in 2007.

Father's Day

 Father's Day

June 16

Celebrate Dad with a fun filled day at Knoebels.  Start the day off by letting Dad have his pick of sweet custom Knoebels Dad badges.  Next, strike a pose at our special "Father's Day" photo booth, and stop by any of our souvenir photo centers to pick up your FREE keepsake!  Then, choose how you want to spend the rest of your day - relive the rides of the past, introduce Dad to some of our newer thrills, like “Impulse”, or stuff Dad's belly with some of our delicious food! 

Badges and photos are located near the Phoenix, and will be staffed from 10AM - 2PM, while supplies last. 

Summer Craft Fair

 Summer Craft Fair

June 18 – June 21

From homemade candles to handcrafted jewelry, you’re bound to find something that sparks your interest at Knoebels Summer Craft Fair. Over 60 vendors from all over the country convene at Knoebels to showcase the many talents that span through generations of family trees!  So come and join us for a four-day celebration of arts and crafts!

Learn to swim

 Learn to Swim Program

June 24 - 28; July 1 - July 5

9:00a – 10:15a -- $5 Donation per child, unlimited sessions.

What could be a better place to take your swimming skills to the next level?  Our Red Cross Certified Lifeguards are on duty at Knoebels Crystal Pool, and ready to lead our next generation of swimmers.  This event is open to children 5 and over, and of all swimming abilities. 

PARENTS - While your kids are taking a dip, the International Food Court is open for breakfast.  Not ready for a full belly that early?  Head over to our Starbucks stand for a hot or cold morning pick-me up!
International Food Court Breakfast Hours:  8am - 2pm
Starbucks:  Opens at 8:30am 

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 Christmas in July

July 22 - 26

Join us as we celebrate Christmas in July Knoebels style.  The Christmas Cottage area will be decked out and we'll be playing the sounds of the season & carolers will stroll the park, spreading Christmas cheer.  On the 24th we will have a Tree Lighting Ceremony at 8pm @ the Christmas Cottage.  

Stop by Santa's Workshop, for a daily Meet & Greet:
Santa -- 12pm; 2pm; 4pm
Kozmo Klaus, and his Elves Dexter and Piper -- 1pm; 3pm; 5pm 

Don't forget to fill your belly with some delicious festive foods!

  • Christmas Fudge Flavors @ Stony Gables
  • Holiday Feast Burger @ Phoenix Junction
  • Christmas Dinner @ Alamo Restaurant
  • Red & Green Everything - Sno Cones, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream Sprinkles, Cookies, Caramel Apples, Candy Corn, you name it! 'tis the season!!!
Tiny Tots

Tiny Tots Swim School (Under 5)

July 29 - August 2

9:30a – 10:15a -- $5 Donation per child, unlimited sessions.

Knoebels Tiny Tots Swim School is designed to help your child feel comfortable in the water at an early age. This is great way to get your child to understand the different sights and sounds of the pool and introduce kicking, blowing bubbles, floating and general water movement. You, the parent, are the teacher, partnering our Red Cross Certified lifeguards, who will guide you and your child through a positive experience.  Children should wear swim diapers under their suit and must be accompanied in the water by a parent or another trusted adult.

Tiny Tots

 Doggie Dive 

September 8 (RAIN OR SHINE)

11:00a – 3:00p  

This is a special day for you and your furry family member to come out and enjoy a day of fun at our famous Crystal Pool. This event was organized as a fundraiser for local Animal Rescue organizations, and 100% of the proceeds are donated. Come out and join us! There will be swimming, a Chinese auction, a bake sale, visits from some rescue organizations, food, vendors and much more fun! A $10 donation can be received at the gate or through the online registration.

Interested in becoming a vendor at our Annual Doggie Dive event?  The first step is to fill out the vendor application.  If approved, we simply ask for a $25 donation to support our local shelters.  

Covered Bridge

 Covered Bridge Festival

October 3,4,5 and 6

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Knoebels Amusement Resort, the 38th Annual Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau Covered Bridge Festival has something for everyone!

  • More than 385 craft vendors and over 38 food vendors!
  • FREE parking, FREE admission, FREE entertainment
  • Rides will be open each day. To view the rides list for each of the four days.
Limber 5k

 Knoebel Lumber K5K Race

October 5

Join us for the 26th Annual Knoebel Lumber 5K.  Registration is held 7:30 - 8:15am and the race begins at 8:30am.  The race begins at Pavilion L and is a moderately hilly 5k of mixed gravel and asphalt.  The official race t-shirt is provided to those who register early.  Prizes are awarded to the top finishers. All proceeds from the event benefit Ralpho Township Public Library.

Phoenix Phall

 Phoenix Phall Phunfest

October 5

Kickoff the Halloween Season at Knoebels and Join us for the 34th Annual Phoenix Phall Phunfest!  Spend the day at the Covered Bridge Arts & Craft Festival, and our Souvenir Swap Meet.  At dusk, our park transforms into a special place for ghosts and ghouls of all ages -  we trick out our rides, host a super fun costume parade, and roast some h'dogs and 'mallows around a late night bonfire in the campground! 

10a - 6p - Covered Bridge Festival
11a - 10p - Rides Open
12p - 4p - Souvenir Swap Meet @ Phoenix Courtyard
7p - Costume Parade Registration @ Food Court
8p - Costume Parade (Prizes Awarded)
10:30p - Rally & Bonfire @ Knoebels Campground

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