It’s time to get berry wasted! Knott’s Berry Farm welcomes back its popular springtime food festival, the Boysenberry Festival, March 10-April 16, 2023. Check out this guide covering the food, entertainment, shopping, and fun that awaits you!
Honoring its roots, Knott’s Berry Farm is once again hosting the Boysenberry Festival. A roadside berry stand grew into quite a success, leading the way for the Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant and later the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park. It’s a delicious history!
Boysenberry Festival Food
With a variety of over 75 boysenberry-inspired dishes ranging from savory to sweet, the Boysenberry Festival has something for every palate.
During a preview, I was able to sample some of the new foods coming to the Boysenberry Festival. Pictured is just a small sampling!
- Boysenberry BBQ Beef Tips over Parmesan Grits with Green Onions
- Boysenberry BBQ Meatball Pizza
- Boysenberry Sausage
- Cajun Shrimp Po’Boy with Coleslaw and a Boysenberry Remoulade
- Boysenberry Waffle with Whipped Cream and Boysenberry Maple Syrup
Some of our favorites are back this year, like the Fun Bun! Plus, tons of new menu items to indulge in. But this is just the beginning! There are over 75 things to sample, so bring your appetite!
You can check out the full Knott’s Berry Farm Entertainment Guide.
Make it the berry best date night and check out the drink options available for guests 21+. I had the Brewery X Boysenberry Milkshake Hazy IPA and the Boysenberry Margarita, and l loved both!
Plus, Did you know you can use your tastings on these select beverage choices too? Want to know more about the Tasting Card? Keep reading!
- Boysenberry Lager Beer
- Boysenberry Lemonade Seltzer
- Boysenberry Wine
- Boysenberry Sangria with an Orange Slice
- Boysenberry Margarita garnished with a Salt Rim and Lime
Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card
Hoping to sample a variety of dishes? The best way to do that is with a Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card from Knott’s.
Tasting Cards are $55 for 6 tastings.
Here are a few other things to know about your Tasting Card:
- You can order your Tasting Card online at Knotts.com to save time.
- Your card is valid through the entirity of the festival. You don’t have to use it all in one day!
- Samplings are HUGE! Plan to share so you can try even more things.
Grab a drink, an entree, and dessert. You’ll still have half of your card left for next time. And with so much to see and do, you’ll definitely want to keep coming back for more.
Boysenberry Festival Entertainment
Don’t miss the line-up of entertainment coming to the Season of Fun! Here’s a little bit about what you can anticipate.
Knott’s Preserved New!
Through music, dance, and a great storyline, you’ll follow the adventure from the ghost town of Calico, to the Boardwalk of the Roaring 20s. It’ll all commemorate the history of Knott’s Berry Farm.
All aboard for a boysenberry bon voyage at the legendary Bird Cage Theatre with a special presentation of the comedy melodrama, RiverboatRevenge.
Boysenberry Fun & Games
Guests are challenged to try their berry best in Boysenberry Fun and Games, which includes the wildly entertaining Boysenberry Pie Eating Contest.
Old MacDonald’s Barn
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 at Old MacDonald’s Barn, a tribute to one of the farm’s original attractions.
History of the Boysenberry
Those unfamiliar with the berry that started it all are encouraged to grab a slice of history in the History of the Boysenberry museum in Town Hall.
Tied Up in Knott’s
Inspired by Knott’s history, local artists share their love of the Farm with pieces in various mediums.
Boysenberry Festival Merchandise
You can bring the fun and flavor of the Boysenberry Festival home with you. Shop a variety of food souvenirs, like mixes, jams, and coffee.
I adored the boysenberry attire as well. There was an adorable purse, plus the spirit jersey. You won’t want to miss the deal on the official t-shirt and matching pin. You can save $2 on the combo when you purchase online (and then pick up at the Farm).
Boysenberry Festival Tickets
Celebrating the Boysenberry Festival is included in the cost of admission or with your Season Pass. Purchase either at Knotts.com.
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