Complete Boysenberry Festival Guide at Knotts Berry Farm
Complete Boysenberry Festival Guide at Knott’s Berry Farm
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Knott’s Berry Farm loves their Seasonal events! Their annual Boysenberry Festival is a huge fan favorite and has been expanded! It all starts March 29 – April 28. Featuring over 75 unique boysenberry-inspired creations crafted by the Knott’s culinary team, there is something for everyone that will satisfy both your sweet and savory cravings. Pull up a seat and you might wanna take some notes, this here is the complete guide to everything Boysenberry at Knott’s during the Festival.
So yer here for the food are ya? Best way to enjoy the Boysenberry Festival by far is to purchase a tasting card for $35.00. This card gives you eight tastings from a selection of fourteen boysenberry- inspired dishes, I love this change. Previous years you have had eight tastings without additional options… huge upgrade to the festival in my opinion. A variety of signature boysenberry items will also be available for purchase a la carte. Tasting cards are available at Knotts.com or throughout the theme park. Pictured below are just some of the tasting card offerings, many being brand spanking new to this years event.
Pick 8! Here are the 14 options offered during the Boysenberry Festival that can be redeemed with your Tasting Card.
Tasting Card Items and their locations.
1) NEW Boysenberry Chili in a Boysenberry Sourdough Bread Bowl ~ Sutter’s Stand
2) NEW Boysenberry and Lemon Hummus with Pita Bread ~ Sutter’s Stand
3) NEW Boysenberry Dry Rubbed Flank Steak with a Boysenberry Cream Cheese Topping ~ Sutter’s Stand
4) Boysenberry Elote ~ Ghost Town Bank Stand
5) NEW Boysenberry Jerk Chicken Wings ~ Spur’s Chophouse Outdoor Stand
6) Boysenberry Sausage in a Bun ~ Wilderness Dance Hall
7) NEW Boysenberry BBQ Chicken Skewers with a Boysenberry Aioli ~ Wilderness Dance Hall
8) NEW Boysenberry Pot Roast over Boysenberry Mashed Potatoes ~ Inside Spurs Chophouse
9) NEW Boysenberry Glazed Salmon over mixed Greens w/ a Boysenberry Vinaigrette ~ Inside Spurs Chophouse
10) NEW Boysenberry Habanero Baked Mac and Cheese ~ Wagon Wheel Pizza
11) NEW Boysenberry Jambalaya with Chicken and Sausage ~ Wagon Wheel Pizza
12) NEW Boysenberry Pulled Pork Tostada ~ Wagon Wheel Pizza
13) NEW Boysenberry Waffle with Maple Boysenberry Cream Cheese Syrup ~ Ghost Town Bakery
14) NEW Boysenberry Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Chips with Boysenberry Ice Cream ~ Ghost Town Bakery
Pick up a map upon entering the park and there you will find the various locations of all the tasting card goodies! Consider it a scavenger hunt where each stop you are rewarded with a prize! In addition to the numerous food and drink offerings, the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival offers a wide selection of local crafters, live music, musical stage shows and fun activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. Check out the Entertainment offerings. Are you seeing now why this event has been expanded? I’m guessing one visit won’t be enough.
Looking for recommendations are you? The Grilled Boysenberry Sausage is a must, the Boysenberry Glazed Salmon was great and the Boysenberry Pulled Pork Tostada as I expected was really, really good! Of course if you are traveling with a companion, I highly recommend getting the Drink Tasting Card for $30 to go along with the Food Tasting Card. It offers Beer and wine choices that will pair perfectly with all the berry food.
Where can you score a tasting card? Visit any of these locations: California Store, Pemmican Pickle, Wagon Wheel Pizza, General Store, Calico Saloon, Sutter's Grill, Little Spurs, Ghost Town Bakery, Spurs Chop House, Gold Trails Hotel, Churro Factory, Ghost Town Candy and Wilderness Dance Hall.
Here is the complete list of Boysenberry inspired food and drink offerings and where to find them:
Boysenberry Shawarma (NEW!), Boysenberry Cheesecake on a Stick, Boysenberry Glazed Salmon over mixed Greens and topped with a Boysenberry Vinaigrette (NEW!) Boysenberry Pot Roast over Boysenberry Mashed Potatoes (NEW!)
Spurs Chophouse Stand: Boysenberry Jerk Chicken Wings (NEW!)
Spurs Patio: Wine & Beer Bar, Boysenberry Draft Beer, Boysenberry Wine, Assorted Wine
NEW this year The Berry Beast! Made with a Pork Tenderloin that is lightly breaded, onions wrapped in bacon, jalapeños, grilled onions, Boysenberry BBQ sauce on Cibata bread. Serves 2-3 (at least!)
Ghost Town Grill:
The Berry Beast (NEW!)
The “Walter Knott” (Ice tea & boysenberry punch) Boysenberry Lite Margaritas
Boysenberry Ice Cream
Boysenberry Pie Slices
Wilderness Dance Hall: Boysenberry BBQ Chicken Skewers with a Boysenberry Aioli (NEW!)Boysenberry Mini Sausage on a Bun Assorted Beers and Wines
Ghost Town Bakery:
Assorted Boysenberry Baked Goods
Boysenberry Sugar Cookie
Boysenberry Key Lime Tart (NEW!)
Boysenberry Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Chips with Boysenberry Ice Cream (NEW!)Boysenberry Waffle with Maple Boysenberry Cream Cheese Syrup (NEW!)
Calico Saloon: Boysenberry Draft Beer,Boysenberry Wine, Calico Sod
Ghost Town Grub: Fun Bun
Ghost Town Bank Stand: Boysenberry Elote
Wagon Wheel Pizza:
Boysenberry Habanero Baked Mac and Cheese (NEW!)
Boysenberry Pulled Pork Tostada (NEW!)
Boysenberry Jambalaya with Chicken and Sausage (NEW!)
Sutter’s Grill: Boysenberry Pull Pork Fries,Alligator Bites
Sutter’s Food Stands:
Boysenberry Chili in a Boysenberry Sourdough Bread Bowl (NEW!)
Boysenberry and Lemon Hummus with Pita Bread (NEW!)
Boysenberry Dry Rubbed Flank Steak with a Boysenberry Cream Cheese Topping (NEW!)
Gourmet Coffee Hut:
Boysenberry Bubble Tea/ Boba, Boysenberry Latte, Boysenberry White Chocolate Cappuccino,Boysenberry Hot and Shaken Tea, Boysenberry Sugar Cookies, Boysenberry Macaroon, Boysenberry Key Lime Tart (NEW!)
Boysenberry Assorted Pastries
Strictly on a Stick: Boysenberry Corn Dog (also with fries) Boysenberry BBQ Popcorn Chicken
Coasters: Boysenberry Pie Milkshake, Boysenberry Western BBQ Burger, Boysenberry Western Burger Basket
Boysenberry Corn Bread (served with meals)
Boysenberry Pulled Pork Sandwich
Boysenberry House Salad with Fresh Berries and Boysenberry Vinaigrette, Boysenberry Meatball Sandwich
Hollywood Hits: Boysenberry BBQ Cheddar Pizza, Boysenberry Dole Whip Floats (NEW!)
Log Ride Funnel Cake: Boysenberry and Lemon Funnel Cake (NEW!)
Boysenberry Stuffed Churro
Boysenberry Churro Bites (NEW!)
Boysenberry Churro Sundae w/Boysenberry Ice Cream
Boysenberry ICEE Floats
Boysenberry Ice Cream Cone, Boysenberry Cookiewich
Cordelia’s Pie Kitchen: Build-Your-Own Boysenberry Pies
La Papa Loca: Boysenberry Chicken Fries
Fiesta Dog and Broiler: Boysenberry 2-Foot Long Hot Dog
Grizzly Creek Lodge: Boysenberry Butter Grilled Cheese (NEW!) Boysenberry Butter Grilled Cheese with Boysenberry Jam Sandwich (NEW!)
Food Carts: Boysenberry Cotton Candy
Have a seasonal meal plan? They have Boysenberry Inspired Selections for that too!
Boysenberry BBQ Cheddar Pizza slice- Hollywood Hits
Boysenberry Western Burger Basket- Coasters
Boysenberry Pulled Pork Sandwich- Boardwalk BBQ
Boysenberry House Salad- Boardwalk BBQ
Boysenberry Chicken Fries- La Papa Loca
Boysenberry Pulled Pork Fries- Sutter’s Fry
Boysenberry Butter Grilled Cheese Basket- Grizzly Creek Lodge
Tied up in Knott’s! is a tribute art show dedicated to the rich history of Knott’s Berry Farm. Over 30 artists will be contributing 50 pieces of art 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. You can find these original pieces on display at the Wilderness Dance Hall during the duration of the Boysenberry Festival.
Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree! - Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts Gang in a musical stage show that will have families dancing along at the Calico Mine Stage.
Old Time Melodrama Paying tribute to its past at the Legendary Bird Cage Theatre, Knott’s presents a 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 musicshow at the Wagon Camp stage.
Musical Performances Various musical duos playing Country and Bluegrass tunes will take the stage at Fireman’s stage.
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. Old MacDonald’s farm pays tribute to one of the farm’s original attractions.
Be sure to take home some of the Boysenberry goodness, you know to tide you over till your next visit. For just $9.99 you can take home this sweet cobbler mix and filling for an instant Boysenberry treat. Available at the Knott’s Marketplace. There are various other Boysenberry Festival themed items available from shirts to pot holders, soaps and lotions and I highly recommend the Boysenberry Churro Fudge!
Whew! No wonder they made the festival an entire month long! Are you a Season Passholder? If not, what are you waiting for? The best way to enjoy the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival and all of the other Seasons of Fun is with a 2019 Season Pass. The Boysenberry Festival kicks off March 29th daily through April 28th.
A Knott's Berry Farm Season Pass pays for itself in less than 2 visits,* making it the best value in Southern California. At Knott's Berry Farm, we make fun easy! 2019 Knott's Berry Farm Season Passes include unlimited visits during the 2019 season with no blackout days and special discounts on food & merchandise, hotel stays, and Knott's Scary Farm. Regular passes are just $98 or five easy payments of $15.50 after an initial payment and Gold Passes are $118 or five easy payments of just $18.50 after an initial payment. These offers end April 28, 2019. Applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.