One of my favorite family traditions was going to Knott’s Berry Farm during the holidays. My dad would take me every 4th of July until I was old enough to go with friends. Then during spring break, I would join a group of friends for a day at the park.
After I had started dating Matt, we made it a point to attend Knott’s Scary Farm, every year. Once the boys were born, Matt and I enjoyed bring them to Camp Snoopy, at different times of the year. So you can see, I’ve been building memories with my family at Knott’s Berry Farm for a lifetime. However, now that Joy is here we’ve made it a new tradition to take her to the special events the Knott’s Berry Farm host throughout the year.
Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2017
I have to say, being a foodie I love Knott’s Boysenberry Festival because of all of the tasty treats they offer that are only available this time of the year. What’s more, there is an array of activities available for Joy and Matt to enjoy. The expanded 23-day festival returns April 1 – April 23 with an unforgettable lineup of exquisite Boysenberry Bites, dazzling daytime/nighttime entertainment, gourmet food and the Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, plus the limited time return of the classic melodramas in the Birdcage Theatre, and more!
Mom’s Guide To Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2017
Before, I go into the incredible food selection; I would like to give you a highlight of the key activities you are going to want to do with the kids in Camp Snoopy
Camp Snoopy Activities & Special Photo Moments
Join the Peanuts Gang as they present songs, and stories in which the whole family can participate. Special Meet and Greet moments happen after each activity. In addition to the show, you are going to want to spend at least 2 hours at Campy Snoopy. It’s filled with tons of fun rides and play zones that your little one will love. Every time we visit Knott’s we make it a point to go to Camp Snoopy first.
Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree!
Join Snoopy, Charlie and the entire Peanuts gang as they present an all new audience interactive, musical revue! It’s a show the whole family will love as you sing, dance, and play along with your favorite characters and our talented performers in this funny, high energy celebration.
Old Macdonald’s Farm
This tribute to one of Knott’s original attractions invites you to cozy up to the cutest critters on the farm. Horses, sheep, goats and other furry friends are waiting for you right in Ghost Town.
Above are our 3 favorite things to do however the park is filled live entertainment and activities. Click here for details.
Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2017 Food Menu
For 2017, the mouthwatering line-up of boysenberry inspired dishes will 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.
I tried everything!!! below are my top picks from the food menu.
1) Boysenberry Pizza at Wagon Wheel Pizza – I wasn’t sure how I was going to fill about this one but Joy and I loved it.
2) Boysenberry Buffalo Wings at the Gold Trails Hotel – Matt wanted to purchase another tasting card just to have second servers. These are delicious and you are going to want to try these first.
3) Boysenberry Pana Cotta at the Ghost Town Bakery – This was a wonderful treat! Joy ate all of hers and then tried to eat mine.
Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card*
One of the best ways to experience the Boysenberry Festival is with a Boysenberry Bites Tasting Card. For only $25, the tasting card includes generous portions of six delectable treats Click here for details.
Wine and Craft Brew Garden*
As part of the festival, the Wine and Craft Brew Garden, located inside of Ghost Town’s Wilderness Dance Hall, offers 4 craft brews and over 50 different wines from 36 producers including boysenberry beer and boysenberry wine. The wine selections represent 27 renowned wine regions from 8 countries. The wine program was curated to offer a little of everything, from the latest trends in blends and small production wines, to adventurous selections from up & coming wine regions, as well as bold domestic & import classics for the more discerning wine aficionado. Click here for details.
I love the sweeter wines, therefore, my favorite one is Boysenberry Wine. It’s one that I look forward to trying every year.
Entrance into the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is included with theme park admission. The best way to experience Knott’s Berry Farm and the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is with a 2017 Season Pass. Enjoy unlimited 2017 visits with no blackout dates plus food and merchandise discounts for just six easy payments of $15.16. Hurry, this offer ends April 23.
One of the reason’s why I love Knott’s Berry Farm is because of the history of its‘ establishment.