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Berry Good Times at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Events, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Knott’s It is one of the most delicious times of the year to bring your family to Knott’s Berry Farm during the Boysenberry Festival. Boysenberry decorations adorn the entire theme park during the festival that’s happening until April 23rd. The food is clearly the highlight of the festival, and your family is going to want to devour every delicious bite of the different boysenberry themed foods. The best way to get a great variety of tastings during the festival is to purchase the tasting card. For $25 you can get six tastings of select boysenberry foods. The tasting card features some of our favorites including the boysenberry bbq meatballs, boysenberry ravioli, and the boysenberry pizza. The festival isn’t just for kids this year. Parents can take a break and enjoy sampling over 50...

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Five Must-Have Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Foods

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Dining, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue In just a couple of more days, Knott’s Berry Farm is going to transform into a festive festival where families can celebrate delicious boysenberries during the 2017 Boysenberry Festival. The festival this year is going to be bigger and better than ever with the delicious food offerings being one of the highlights of the festival. When planning your upcoming visit to Knott’s Berry Farm during the Boysenberry Festival from April 1st through April 23rd, these are five foods that you can’t leave without savoring. The Fun Bun It has always been a food favorite during the festival, and I can’t wait to sink my tastebuds into a warm freshly fried fun bun again this year. Along with the Fun Bun, the Fun Stick is also a fan favorite. Boysenberry Pizza The...

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Give the Gift of a Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Family, Giveaways, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 12 comments

 Sponsored We have been season passholders at Knott’s Berry Farm since our kids were babies. Every Christmas, we wake up to find Knott’s season passes in our stockings from my husband’s parents. The season passes at Knott’s Berry Farm are affordable enough for our parents to purchase them for all their kids and grandkids so that we can create family memories together throughout the year at the theme park. The best part about the Knott’s Berry Farm season passes is that there are no blackout dates! Here are some other great reasons to get your family a Knott’s Berry Farm season pass this holiday season. There is always something to do At Knott’s Berry Farm they call it ͞Seasons of Fun͟ because the offerings always change based on the season. Spring is the best time for foodies with Knott’s...

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Spooky Family Fun at Knott’s Spooky Farm

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Halloween, Holiday, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Knott’s It might be quite scary in the evening at Knott’s for Knott’s Scary Farm, but it is all family fun in the daytime during Knott’s Spooky Farm. Visiting Knott’s Spooky Farm has been a yearly tradition that our family has enjoyed since our kids were toddlers. I can still remember the time when my youngest was still in diapers trick-or-treating around Camp Snoopy, and now he is all grown-up. Our kids kept asking when we were going to Knott’s Spooky Farm, and we surprised them with a day at the theme park over the weekend. It was an incredibly hot day to visit Knott’s, so we didn’t have the kids come in their costumes to trick-or-treat like we have in the past. Our day started in Camp Snoopy where I watched the...

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Father and Son Night Out at Knott’s Scary Farm

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Halloween, Knott's Berry Farm | 2 comments

 We visited as a guest of Knott’s Now that my oldest son Andrew is in high school, I felt like he was at a good age to bring to Knott’s Scary Farm for the first time. I have so many memorable memories from going to Knott’s Scary Farm as a teenager, and I couldn’t wait for my son’s first memory to be with me. We arrived at Knott’s Berry Farm about half an hour early and waited by the entrance to Camp Snoopy where we watched the Ghosts and Goblins awake from their year’s rest. Multiple scary creatures and zombies paraded around in front of us, giving us a sneak peek of what we were going to be in store for that night. When the ropes were taken down, and we were allowed to enter Knott’s Scary Farm the...

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Knott’s Boysenberry Meatball Recipe

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Knott's Berry Farm, Recipes, Theme Parks | 5 comments

 Recipe courtesy of Knott’s While at the Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival this weekend, the boysenberry meatballs were one of my favorite dishes that I sampled. The meat was juicy, tender, and tantalized my taste buds. But, it was the sauce that made them some of the best meatballs that I have ever had before. Our friends at Knott’s Berry Farm were so generous to share their secret meatball recipe with us so that families can enjoy them at home for years to come. Every time that you serve the Knott’s boysenberry meatballs with your children, all the wonderful memories of your visit will come back. Boysenberry Meatballs Ingredients 2 lbs. Ground beef 1 cup Bread crumbs 1 ½tbs. Granulated garlic 1 tbs. Italian herbs ½ cup Milk (to soak bread crumbs) ½ tsp. Salt and pepper 1 jar...

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Berrytastic Family Fun at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 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. Food 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...

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A Taste of the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Dining, Events, Family, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We attended a sneak peek as a guest of Knott’s Families are invited to embark on an epicurean adventure at Knott’s Berry Farm during the Boysenberry Festival on March 19th through April 3rd. We got a sneak peek of a few of more than 70 delectable dishes and drinks that are available during the festival, and we were left craving more. Make plans with your family to visit Knott’s Berry Farm during the Boysenberry Festival to enjoy many of these mouthwatering food offerings. Short Ribs on Rice It was my favorite food offering that I tasted during the media preview at Knott’s Berry Farm. The 24-hour marinated short ribs are grilled fresh and then tossed in a Boysenberry BBQ sauce, and then served over a bed of Jasmine rice. The ribs were tender, juicy, and I recommend ordering more...

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Holiday Fun at Knott’s Merry Farm

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in Christmas, Events, Holiday, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Knott’s I love the holidays.  I love the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin spicy.  I love the way that the lights twinkle at night.  I love how the malls, houses and pretty much everywhere are decorated.  The holidays warm my heart and give me more reasons to celebrate. Every year around October I start my holiday list of things to do and once mid-November comes along I start getting antsy because I know it’s time to pull out my list and start checking off my must dos. Orange County is a holiday loving county which means my list is long and the season is short so I need to pack every weekend with fun activities. On the top of my list is Knott’s Merry Farm, yes you read it right MERRY as in...

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10th Annual Knott’s Coaster Run

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Events, Fitness, Health, Knott's Berry Farm | 1 comment

  Get your running shoes on and get ready to join Snoopy and the Gang at Knott’s Berry Farm for the 10th Annual Coaster Run on March 8th. The event is held in support of the Kids Speech and Language Development Center. There is a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and 1/2 Mile Kids Camp Snoopy Fun Run! Plus…all partipants get a complimentary piece of Knott’s famous Boysenberry Pie and collectible medal following the race. Race Day Information Sunday, March 08, 2015 Race Day Packet Pick-Up, Start & Finish and Finish Line Expo are hosted in the Knott’s Berry Farm parking area. 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620 6:00am Packet Pick Up Opens 7:00 am 5K-10K Run/Charity Walk (NEW TIME) 9:00 am Camp Snoopy Kids Run/Walk 9:15 am Awards (5K followed by 10K) All participants will receive a coupon...

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Knott’s Berry Farm For The Cure (Giveaway)

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Giveaways, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 18 comments

  Knott’s Berry Farm has partnered with Susan G. Komen Orange County to help raise funds for breast cancer research. Starting on February 1st through March 31st guests can purchase a “pink ticket” for theme park admission (online only) and a portion of the ticket sales will go to Susan G. Komen Orange County. Once inside the premiere theme park, guests can purchase limited edition “pink” merchandise where a portion of the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen Orange County. Knott’s Berry Farm has already made a donation of $25,000, and their goal is to reach $50,000 that would provide life-saving health services to 400 women in Orange County. “It is wonderful to see Snoopy hugging Woodstock on top of the logo for Knott’s Berry Farm for the Cure benefiting Susan G. Komen Orange County,” said Lisa Wolter,...

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Ring in the New Year at Knott’s Berry Farm (Giveaway)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Events, Featured, Giveaways, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 30 comments

  Can you believe it is already 2014? Wondering what to do with the kiddos on the big night? Knott’s Berry Farm New Year’s Eve celebration is the place to be this year to ring in the New Year with your children. We celebrated the New Year with out kids at Knott’s Berry Farm last year, and had the most incredible day at the premiere Orange County theme park. What can your family expect when visiting Knott’s Berry Farm? An incredible night of fantastic entertainment including: Krazy Kirk & The Hillbillies! From the deep country hills of Anaheim, these boys will have toes tappin’ hands clappin’ and guts bustin’ during the best darn musical comedy show ever performed on the Wilderness Dance Hall stage. The Reflexx, the ultimate 80’s party band, headlines the Calico Square Stage with a blast...

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Creating Unforgettable Holiday Memories at Knott’s Merry Farm

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Christmas, Featured, Holiday, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

  It was cold. It was raining. Instead of doing the traditional rainy day activity of staying inside in front of the fireplace, my family kept with our plans of creating holiday memories together at Knott’s “Merry Farm.” We have cherished celebrating the holidays at Knott’s Berry Farm together as a family every year, and we did not let any bad weather get in the way of our holiday celebrations. While it was not looking promising on the rainy and wet freeway, the minute that we pulled our car into the Knott’s Berry Farm parking lot, the sun began to shine. We started off the afternoon having lunch with some of friends at the Ghost Town Grill, and to our surprise, it ended up bring Snoopy’s birthday. While the kids sipped on sarsaparilla, the dad’s sank their tastebuds into...

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Knott’s Berry Farm is Getting Merry for the Holidays

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Christmas, Featured, Holiday, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 Sponsored Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts Gang are busy decorating the park for your family to come and enjoy celebrating the holidays at Knott’s Berry Farm this year. There is so much festive fun for your family to enjoy including Santa’s Christmas Cabin, the Christmas Crafts Village, a ride aboard the Christmas Engine 41 and more! Santa’s Christmas Cabin is merry place for your children to enjoy a meet-n-greet and photos with Santa. There will also be a wine and beer tasting garden for parents, and a Santa’s Sundae Bar for the children. Your photo with Santa at Knott’s Berry Farm will be a wonderful keepsake for your children to remember their visit to the park. The historic Calico Steam Train, will take children on an unforgettable ride around the park, to see all the decorations and...

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Look Behind the Scenes of Knott’s Scary Farm

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Featured, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 1 comment

 Sponsored Knott’s Scary Farm is one of the best places to get spooked this Halloween season and is happening on select nights through November 2nd. We got a chance to see Knott’s Scary Farm like never before while going on a behind the scenes tour of where the magic happens. We walked throughout multiple mazes, got a chance to learn about the wardrobes and saw the talent getting ready for the haunt. Knott’s Berry Farm is using fewer masks and more makeup this year to create an even spookier experience for their guests. The most thrilling part of the behind the scenes tour of Knott’s Scary Farm was when we talked with the wardrobe department. All articles of clothing that the monsters are wearing in the park are categorized by numbers, and the colors of the costumes are categorized...

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Charlie Brown Halloween Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Featured, Film, Giveaways, Knott's Berry Farm | 22 comments

  “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!” One of my favorite things about the Halloween season as a child was watching the Charlie Brown Halloween special on ABC. Now that I have children of my own, it has become a tradition in our family to watch the classic movie together on the eve of Halloween. Snoopy is celebrating Halloween on Twitter this year with an interactive Peanuts Halloween social media party on Twitter and Instagram. The party will be co-hosted by Debby Ryan, star of the Disney Channel show “Jessie.” The fun will happen on Friday, October 25th at 4pm PST under the hashtag #SnoopyHalloween. In celebration of this fun-filled event, Snoopy and the gang are offering a special Halloween prize package to (4) OC Mom Blog readers. The prize package will include: · It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie...

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Tips for Visiting Knotts Berry Farm Camp Spooky

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Featured, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 Sponsored Snoopy and all the peanut gang are all dressed up at Knotts Berry Farm for Camp Spooky. Camp Spooky is a fun thing to do in Orange County every weekend in the month of October and is included with the price of park admission. We have been bringing our kids for Halloween fun at Camp Spooky since they were just little babies, and we have some helpful tips to know when planning your family visit to Knotts Berry Farm. Costumes Bring your kids in their favorite Halloween costumes for fun trick-or-treating. From the moment that your kids walk through the gates of Knotts Berry Farm, they will be given a special trick-or-treat bag to collect candy throughout Camp Snoopy. There is also a fun costume parade that your kids are going to love at various times throughout the...

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Camp Snoopy is Getting Spooky for Halloween Time at Knott’s Berry Farm

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Featured, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 Sponsored The Peanuts Gang is busy decorating Campy Snoopy for Halloween time at the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park. There will be lots of tricks and treats as your children enjoy celebrating Halloween in a safe and family-friendly environment at Knott’s Berry Farm this year. Families are invited to visit Camp Spooky weekends in October through the 27th for shows, activities, fun and trick-or-treating. The not-so-scary fun is geared towards children ages 3 to 11 years, and all children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume to take part in the “Snoopy’s Costume Contest.” Charlie Brown will be singing and dancing in the Camp Spooky Theatre for the “Charlie Brown’s Spooktacular Show.” Your kids will be dancing in the aisles as the rest of the peanuts gang joins Charlie Brown on stage for the festive stage show. Get in...

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Get your Scare on this Halloween at Knott’s Scary Farm (Giveaway)

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Giveaways, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 11 comments

  School is about to start and that means Halloween is right around the corner.  It’s time to start thinking about costumes and how to get your scare on this Halloweeen at California theme parks!  Tickets are now on sale as Knott’s Berry’s Farm turns into Knott’s Scary Farm bringing fright and fun to Southern California. There are five new mazes that add to Knott’s Scary Farm and Souther California’s largest Halloween experience. Guests can experience the scare fest between on select nights between September 26 and November 2. Knott’s Scary Farm brings all new frights to attendees this year with their Skeleton Key. This frightful key allows you to bypass the regular wait lines and enjoy the fun for all eleven mazes that much faster.  And the Skeleton Key, which is included with Fright Lane passes unlocks additional rooms...

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Family Guide to Knott’s Soak City

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We visited Knott’s Soak City as a guest of Knott’s. Knott’s Soak City is officially open for the summer in Orange County. We could not wait to hit the water slides at Knott’s, and joined in on the opening weekend fun. While visiting Knott’s Soak City for opening weekend, we were able to create a family guide for visiting Knott’s Soak City with your family this summer. How to get there? Where do you park? Knott’s Soak City is located right across the street from Knott’s Berry farm. As you drive along Beach Blvd., you cannot miss the giant Knott’s Berry Farm signs. Park like you would be going to the theme park. Go under the small bride and into the main parking lot. Drive to the far east corner and you’ll find the best parking for Soak City....

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