Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival, Going On Now April 1 – April 23
We were invited to experience Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival, not only was this our first time attending the coveted Boysenberry Festival but this was our first time going to Knott's Berry Farm. Every Spring brings about the Boysenberry festival, April 1-23, this is not to be missed. Boysenberry Festival is the time to try mouth watering food filled with explosive flavorings that will have you craving for more. With live entertainment to keep the kiddos entertained, it’s a day of fun in the sun.
Before I jump into all the activities available for your little ones, first a little housekeeping. Knott's Berry Farm is aware that their might be children attending the park with sensory issues, and standing in line for a ride will be overwhelming for them and for the parents. When you enter Knott's, walk straight to Guest Services and ask for an Assistance Card. This card is NOT a pass to jump the line. You’ll present this card at the ride exit of your choice to obtain a boarding time. Boarding times are based on the length of the line. My advice, have one parent sitting down with the kiddos eating Boysenberry Pizza, Ravioli, and Panna Cotta while the other parent is getting ride times squared away.
Another great discovery for family bonding and epic laughter, CARNIVAL GAMES. Oh my gosh I love experiencing carnival games with my kiddo. We compete who’s going to knock down the milk jugs, spray water the fastest and win the biggest stuffed animal. This is where the hard core belly laughing ensues. Make sure you purchase a playing card they are refillable and cash is not taken at the booths.
The 23-day food festival features over 70 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus foot-stompin’ entertainment, Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, featuring boysenberry and wine, and family fun that everyone will love! For festival goers with a hankerin’ for some live entertainment, the options are endless with live music throughout the park, a nighttime dance party, and brand new shows like, Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree at the Calico Mine Stage.
Boysenberry Festival menu changes yearly, this is why it’s important to attend every year to discover the lineup! This year boysenberry inspired dishes feature irresistible boysenberry pizza made with arugula and goat cheese, the unforgettable and delicious new ravioli dish packed with boysenberry flavors, freshly-baked boysenberry fry bread and lip-smacking corn on the cob with boysenberry butter and mayo, each dish will leave guests wanting for more. Other must try items include crispy deep fried alligator bites paired with farm-made zesty boysenberry aioli, finger-lickin boysenberry BBQ wings, savory boysenberry meatballs, sweet boysenberry cream soda, creamy chocolate covered boysenberry cheesecake on a stick and many more delicious treats. Additional fee for tastings. Guests who want to take home the exquisite Boysenberry BBQ sauce, Boysenberry Butter, Boysenberry Dressing and Boysenberry Chipotle Sauce can do so by stopping by the Berry Market located in the California MarketPlace and General Store located in Ghost Town. Select items are available on the online Berry Market store.
You can purchase boysenberry inspired products throughout the winding streets of the Old West at the Crafts Fair. This year’s boysenberry products include boysenberry soap, lip balm and the devilishly good rock candy. Festivalgoers can also watch special demonstrations including a chainsaw wood sculpting, glass blowing and blacksmithing. From day to night, Ghost Town has never looked so lively.
The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival also features an extensive line up of live entertainment. Join Snoopy, Charlie and the entire Peanuts gang as they present an all new interactive, musical revue called Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree! at the Calico Mine Stage. This new show will have families singing, dancing, and playing along with the beloved Peanuts characters and talented performers during the whimsical, high energy celebration of springtime.
The Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo pays tribute to one of Knott’s original attractions. Young ones and young at heart are invited to cozy up to the cutest critters on the farm including horses, sheep, goats and other furry friends. Springtime fun has also taken root in Camp Snoopy and Fiesta Village. During the limited-time event, the whole family can meet the Easter Beagle at his Camp Snoopy home, blooming with colorful springtime décor. The meet and greet location is the
perfect place for shareable moments with the boisterous beagle and his friends –Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, and Linus. Camp Snoopy Theatre will showcase the PEANUTS pals singing, dancing, and sharing stories for all to enjoy. Everyone in the family can join in the Camp Snoopy activities.
The Boysenberry Festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm, additional
cost for food tasting experiences within the event, which also offers a full day of thrilling coasters and family fun rides. Knott’s will have extended hours, 10am to 10pm, from April 1 – April 23, allowing guests extra time to take advantage of all of the limited-time offerings.