Berrytastic Family Fun at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival
We visited as a guest of the venue
Did you know that every boysenberry in the world can be traced back to Walter Knott? Knott first discovered the bushes in 1934, and that was the beginning of the famous Knott’s legacy. The Boysenberry Festival is a celebration of the history of the Walter Knott’s Berry Farm, and families across the Southland are invited to join in on the celebration until April 3rd at Knott’s Berry Farm.
Families attending the Festival can enjoy delectable dishes, live entertainment, music, and more. Find out everything your family needs to know when planning your upcoming visit to the Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival.
The highlight of the festival are the unique food offerings available throughout Ghost Town. There is a $25 tasting card available for purchase that will allow for six boysenberry food tastings at different locations throughout Ghost Town including boysenberry BBQ short ribs, spicy boysenberry bbq wings, fried alligator bites with fries and boysenberry aioli, boysenberry bbq meatballs, boysenberry panna cotta, and boysenberry dessert flautas. The tastings are full-size dishes, and a family of four could get enough food for the family by purchasing two tasting cards. (They are available for purchase at select locations in Ghost Town).
There are also multiple delicious boysenberry dishes available at Knott’s that are not on the tasting card that you must not leave without trying including the boysenberry cotton candy, the fun bun, fun stick, and the churro sundae with boysenberry ice cream.
Inside the Wilderness Dance Hall is wine tasting with an outdoor beer garden (for adults 21+). There is a wine tasting card available for $25 that allows for six different wine tastings, and comes with a cheese plate. In the beer garden are boysenberry draft beer, hard boysenberry cider, and boysenberry wine at an additional fee. Children are welcome in the wine/beer garden. However, alcohol is only available to those over the age of 21. (ID is checked on everyone, so don’t forget your ID at home.)
Families could spend the entire day at the festival enjoying the plethora of entertainment. Our favorite festival entertainment was the performances happening throughout the day at the Bird Cage Square. Daily show line-up includes:
Bird Cage Square Entertainment
11 am Dueling Fiddles/Banjos
11:30 am Grandpa’s Pajama Game
12 pm Vine (line) Dancing
12:30 pm “Mayor Says” Game
1 pm Dueling Fiddles/Banjos
1:30 pm Grandpa’s Pajama Game
2 pm Vine (Line) Dancing
2:30 pm Berry Jug Band
3 pm “Mayor Says” Game
3:30 pm Dueling Fiddles/Banjos
4 pm Pie Walk Contest
4:30 pm Berry Jug Band
5 pm Pie Eating Contest
Lucy’s Really Big Spring Show
(Camp Snoopy Theatre)
11:30, 12:45, 2:45
Peanuts Party in the Park
4 pm and 5:30 pm
Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies
(Bird Cage Theatre)
5:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm
Other entertainment includes Mystery Lodge, Jammin’ in the Dark, Salsa Dancing with OpaOpa Band, Calico Saloon, and Indian Trails.
BearyTales Pie Kitchen
Your kids are going to be in berry heaven while in the pie kitchen. There are berry themed carnival games, build your own mini berry pies, and souvenirs. I recommend stopping in the pie kitchen after lunch so your kids can make their own mini pie for dessert before enjoying more of the festival fun.
There are lots of great places to capture keepsake photos from your time at the Boysenberry Festival. There are multiple photo stands and decorations to be the backdrop for your perfect family photo.
Along with the festival is all the other wholesome family fun that Knott’s Berry Farm has been providing families for decades. Your children can make a splash on the log ride, take a step back in time while riding in a horse-drawn carriage at the Pony Express or fly high in the balloon race at Camp Snoopy. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to create unforgettable memories with your children at the Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm. The festival is happening daily until April 3rd.
Save on tickets by purchasing them online in advance at Knotts.com.
*Knott’s showtimes subject to change*
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