75 Delicious Reasons To Visit Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival

I am thrilled because my favorite time of the year has arrived at Knott’s Berry Farm. The Boysenberry Festival is  going on now through April 8th!

Last week, my family went on a foodieventure at Knott’s, to try as many Boysenberry food items that we could fit in our bellies. As we walked through the park, we could smell the sweet and savory scents of the barbecues grilling. This year there are over 75 Boysenberry food items, ranging from churros, wine, craft beer, cotton candy, and even boba tea. What?!

Here is a complete food guide that I put together to help you navigate at the 2018 Boysenberry Festival.

During Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival pick up a $30 Tasting Card… So worth it! 

Thank you Knott’s Berry Farm for inviting us to the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival. All opinions are my own.

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Tasting Card Items (8 choices of the 8 options) Guests may enjoy all eight items or mix-and-match up to eight tastings.

CAUTION: The images below may cause some drooling.

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1) Slow Cooked Boysenberry Short Rib (1) -> Spurs Chop House a. Boysenberry Hoisin Sauce, Buttery Basmati Rice, Chopped Green Onions

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2) Cheddar Cheese Pierogis (3) with Boysenberry Sour Cream -> Spurs Chop House a. Fresh Frozen Boysenberries, Sautéed Yellow Onions, Applewood Smoked Bacon

knotts-boysenberry-festival-farm3) Boysenberry Cheese Quesadilla (Mozzarella & Cotija Cheese) -> Ghost Town Bank Stand a. Boysenberry Salsa, Boysenberry Sour Cream

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4) Boysenberry Elote (Corn on the Cob on a Stick) -> Gold Trails Hotel Stand a. Boysenberry Mayo, Boysenberry Butter b. Cayenne Shaker, Lemon Pepper Shaker, Parmesan Cheese Shaker

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5) Boysenberry Coconut Macaroon (1) -> Ghost Town Bakery side Window a. Dipped in Chocolate (purple) Ganache

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6) Boysenberry Humus with Grilled Pita Bread (1) (vegetarian) -> Indian Trails Stand a. Purple Food coloring, Fresh Frozen Boysenberries

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7) Mini Sausage on a Bun (1) -> Wilderness Dance Hall Stand a. Fresh Baked Roll, Boysenberry Ketchup/Relish/Mustard

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8) Boysenberry Chicken Wings (1/2 lb.) -> Spurs Chop House a. Boysenberry Buffalo Sauce

Here are some other great options available throughout the park.

Ghost Town Grill:

  • Daily Specials
  • The “Walter Knott” (ice tea & boysenberry punch)
  • Boysenberry Milkshakes
  • Boysenberry Pie Milkshake (NEW!)
  • Boysenberry Ice cream
  • Boysenberry Salad
  • Boysenberry Pie Slices & Cheese Cake
  • Boysenberry Wine

Spurs Chop House:

  • Slow Cooked Boysenberry Short Ribs (1) (NEW!)
  • Cheddar Cheese Pierogis (3) with Boysenberry Sour Cream (NEW!)
  • Chocolate (white) Covered Boysenberry Cheese Cake on a Stick (NEW!)
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Spurs Chophouse Stand:

  • Boysenberry Chicken Wings (1/2 lb.)

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Spurs Patio:

  • Wine & Beer Bar
  • Boysenberry Draft Beer
  • Boysenberry Wine
  • Assorted Wines

Gold Trails Hotel Stand:

  • Corn on the Cobb “Elote” w/ Boysenberry Butter/ Boysenberry Mayo (NEW!)

Wilderness Dance Hall Stand:

  • Mini Sausage on a Boysenberry Bun (NEW!)

Calico Fry:

  • Regular Shoestring Fries in a Cone
  • Deep Fried Alligator & Fries with Boysenberry Aioli in a Cone

Fireman’s BBQ: 

  • Boysenberry and Apricot Pulled Pork Sandwich with chips

Churro Factory:

  • Boysenberry Stuffed Churro
  • Boysenberry Churro Sundae w/ Boysenberry ice cream

Mix-it-up:

  • Boysenberry ICEE
  • Boysenberry ICEE Floats
  • Boysenberry Lemonade
  • Boysenberry Ice Cream Cone

Boysenberry Cookiewich The Bank Stand: (by Ghost Town Candy Stand)

  • Boysenberry Cheese Quesadilla (NEW!)

Calico Saloon:

  • Boysenberry Draft Beer
  • Boysenberry Wine

Boysenberry Cream Soda Pemmican Pickle & Popcorn Cart:

  • Boysenberry Cotton Candy

Ghost Town Grub:

  •  Fried Cinnamon roll with Boysenberry Cream Cheese Topping AKA FUNBUN
  • Fried Cheesecake on a Stick w/ Boysenberry Sauce AKA FUNSTICK

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Boysenberry Flautas Ghost Town Bakery:

  • Boysenberry Pie Slices
  • Whole Boysenberry Pie
  • Boysenberry Tart
  • Boysenberry turnovers
  • Boysenberry Cheese Cake
  • Boysenberry Cup Cakes
  • Boysenberry Panna Cotta
  • Boysenberry Macaroon (NEW!)
  • Boysenberry Bubble Tea/Boba (Grande) (NEW!) Shown Above

Cordelia’s Pie Kitchen:

  • Build-Your-Own mini Boysenberry Pies

Gourmet Coffee Hut:

  • Boysenberry Latte
  • Boysenberry Hot and Shaken Tea
  • Boysenberry Assorted Pastries
  • Boysenberry Bubble Tea/Boba (Grande) (NEW!)

Wilderness Dance Hall Beer Additions: (Tasting Card) 

  • Bootlegger Far Out IPA (half barrel) – Straub/Rick
  • Golden Road Wolf Pup Session IPA (half barrel) – Straub/Rick
  • Lindemans Lambic Strawberry (full keg) – Merchant Du Vin/Veronica
  • Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock (full keg) – Merchant Du Vin/Veronica

Wilderness Dance Hall Beer Stand:

  • Boysenberry Draft Beer
  • Boysenberry Cider Draft Beer
  • Elysian Space Dust IPA (half barrel) – Straub/Rick
  • Boysenberry Wine

Wagon Wheel Pizza:

  • Boysenberry Pizza Slice

Whole Boysenberry Pizza Strictly on a Stick:

  • Boysenberry Corn Dog (also with fries)

Boardwalk BBQ: 

  • Boysenberry Corn Bread (NEW!)
  • Boysenberry BBQ Sauce
  • Boysenberry House Salad with Fresh Berries and Boysenberry Vinaigrette

Wilderness Broiler: 

  • 2 ft. Hot Dog on a Boysenberry Bun (NEW!)

Location: Wilderness Dance Hall

Do you enjoy wine? If so make your way to the Wine and Craft Brew Garden, located inside of Ghost Town’s Wilderness Dance Hall, features dozen of hand-selected gourmet wines from all over the world and over a dozen local craft brews.

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We were in a Boysenberry coma after our visit to the Festival

During Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, don’t forget to watch the sensational shows and enjoy the activities!

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival offers endless entertainment!

  • Tied up in Knott’s! – “Tied Up in Knott’s!” is a tribute art show to the rich history of Knott’s Berry Farm, its beginnings as a farm and its standing as a Southern California institution for millions of visitors during its (almost) 100-year history. More than a dozen artists will be contributing pieces to the show, which pays homage to Knott’s Berry Farm’s past, present and future in various mediums including oil paintings, illustrations and digital mixed media. These original pieces will be hung on display at the Wilderness Dance Hall during the duration of the Boysenberry Festival and Guests will have the opportunity to purchase many of the pieces, as well as prints of some of the art.
  • Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree! – Guests are invited to join Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts Gang in a show that will have families dancing and playing along at the Calico Mine Stage.
  • Old Time Melodrama – Knott’s pays tribute to its past at the Legendary Bird Cage Theatre with a special presentation of the musical comedy melodrama with a surprising boysenberry twist!
  • Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies – A group of krazy talented performers will have guests toe-tappin’, vine dancin’ and knee-slappin’ to a comedic country music show at the Wagon Camp stage.
  • Ghost Town Miners – The joy of scrumptious food and country music encompass guests as the Ghost Town Miners take the stage in a fun musical performance.
  • Easter Beagle – Spring has sprung all around the park including in Camp Snoopy where guests can meet everyone’s favorite beagle as he celebrates the season.
  • Ghost Town’s Town Hall– In honor of the famous berry that started it all, guests are invited to learn the history of the boysenberry and how Walter and Cordelia Knott started the Farm.
  • Old MacDonald Petting Zoo – 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.

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For more information regarding the #BoysenberryFestival visit https://www.knotts.com/

 

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