Knott’s Boysenberry Festival to return for fifth year with new tasty treats, festive entertainment at Knott’s Berry Farm

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Since the spring of 2014, Knott’s Berry Farm has held its annual Knott’s Boysenberry Festival event to the delight of locals, tourists, and anyone with a taste for delicious boysenberries. This year the festival has been expanded to 24 days with extended hours as it returns for its fifth iteration, celebrating Knott’s roots and highlighting the berry that started it all.

In addition to over 75 boysenberry-inspired culinary creations, Knott’s Boysenberry Festival guests will find a cavalcade of creative entertainment featuring the Peanuts gang, live musical performances, and of course the usual tremendous fun with Knott’s wide array of exciting rides and attractions.


For the 2018 Boysenberry Festival, Knott’s is offering up food options like boysenberry quesadillas, boysenberry pierogies, slow-cooked boysenberry short ribs, boysenberry BBQ chicken wings, boysenberry grilled sausage, boysenberry boba tea, boysenberry elote, boysenberry hummus, boysenberry coconut macaroons, and much, much more.

Entertainment around the park, both new and returning, will include the following:

  • 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.

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival runs from Friday, March 16th through Sunday, April 8th at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. Be sure to visit the park’s official website for more information and advance ticketing resources.


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