Get in free from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays with the following donations: five nonperishable food items on July 18; one new children's book or three gently used children's books on July 25; five gently used clothing items on Aug. 1; or one new school supply item valued at $5 or more on Aug. 8.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays, get $30 unlimited carnival ride wristbands that also are valid for two free games. The wristbands will be sold until 5 p.m. and will be valid until 8 p.m.
Fridays also offer $2 rides and $2 games, valid until 4 p.m.
Free eating contests for kids begin at 6:30 p.m. daily at the Fun Zone Tent, with registration beginning at 6 p.m. Knott's Berry Farm will host an all-ages pie-eating contest in the Exhibit Promenade; register for it beginning at 6:30 p.m.