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Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Guide

Walter Knott changed the history of the city of Buena Park when he mixed together a loganberry, blueberry, and a raspberry. The delectable boysenberry has been a staple of Knott’s Berry Farm since the very beginning and each year, the park honors his invention with the annual Boysenberry Festival. On select days from March 8th to April 28th, guests are invited to taste test anything and everything boysenberry, from traditional eats to unique concoctions. But first, let’s talk about what you need to know!
Food tasting at Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival in Buena Park, CA

Get Discount Tickets
Save and purchase discounted tickets ahead of time to Knott's Berry Farm. Single day tickets purchased in advance online saves you a significant amount off of main gate pricing. Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel also offers packages that include park tickets, hotel stays, and dining options. It’s important to note that the Boysenberry Festival does not require additional admission and is included with your ticket! Food tastings and beverages are at an additional cost.

Berry Unique Eats and Treats
The main event at the Boysenberry Festival are all the unique foods that you can try at the festival booths and restaurants throughout the park. Anything that a boysenberry spin can be put on, the chefs at Knott’s make it their job to test the limits of flavor. From traditionally savory items to sweets, or even cocktails and beers, the boysenberry works well with flavors across the board.

Save with the Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card
A tasting card at the Boysenberry Festival can be purchased for a flat rate and includes tasting tabs that are transferable for tastings at each of the festival booths. These tabs can be used on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Items can also be purchased a la carte without a tasting card. Some of the foods being showcased this year are the chicken tikka marsala with boysenberry curry and the lemon bar with boysenberry compote, among many others.

PEANUTS Gang at Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival in Buena Park, CA

Shop ‘Til You Drop
During the festival, you’ll find a multitude of artisan craft booths set up throughout Ghost Town for your shopping pleasure. Each booth will be selling their very own handmade boysenberry-themed items as well as other unique crafts for you to take home and remember your trip to Buena Park by.

Exclusive Character Experiences
You never know who you might run into at the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival. Be prepared to hug your favorite PEANUTS characters, from Snoopy to Pig Pen, and many others. You might even run into Whittles, the jolly prospector of Ghost Town that was first introduced to the park back in 1973.

Entertainment Around Every Corner
The Knott's Boysenberry Festival offers a variety of entertainment, including music, games, and shows like Knott's Preserved, which celebrates the park's rich history. Guests can also enjoy the Riverboat Revenge comedy at the Bird Cage Theatre and join in activities like the Boysenberry Fun and Games, as well as the Pie Eating Contest. Old MacDonald's Barn lets visitors interact with farm animals, while the History of the Boysenberry Museum showcases the fruit's origins.

Family at Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival in Buena Park, CA

Maximize Your Time
Skip the line all day long with a Fast Lane Pass, which gives you priority access to all your favorite attractions like HangTime, GhostRider, Silver Bullet, Supreme Scream, and more. Be sure to view the Fast Lane Availability Calendar to ensure it will be offered the day of your visit. Please note that Fast Lane is not offered daily, as it is dependent on crowd levels of the day.

Leave Cash at Home
Knott’s Berry Farm is a cashless theme park, meaning that all cashiers throughout the park and at the parking booths will only accept credit, debit, or a smart device with Apple Pay or Google Pay in place of cash. If for any reason you only have cash or forgot your card at home, no need to fret, there are cash-to-card kiosks where you can load cash onto a card with any amount between $1 to $500.

After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. Check out our ‘suite’ hotel and ticket deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide.

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