The Best Boysenberry Festival in the West

The Best Boysenberry Festival Ever it’s Boysenberry Festival time at Knott’s Berry Farm. and if you’ve been watching my social media accounts this past week, then you’ve probably seen a bunch of yummy boysenberry photos pop-up. the Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival is one of my favorite events held at Knott’s – it only happens once a year for two weeks, so you have to make sure not to miss it or you’ll have to wait another year before it returns. did you know that Walter Knott created the boysenberry? that’s why it’s so iconic to the Farm. during this time of year, the Farm is done-up for spring and beautiful flowers, larger than life boysenberries and Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang are all dressed up for the occasion.

Boysenberry Festival in Southern California

when you go to the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, plan on coming with an empty tummy, because with over 70 boysenberry items available, you are going to want to try them all. from boysenberry pie to boysenberry short ribs…there is something fun to satisfy everyone’s boysenberry fancy. the best deal of the festival is the Boysenberry “Tasting Card” which can be purchased for $25. This gets you 6 boysenberry food tastings which you can pick up at your leisure around Ghost Town. each item can be redeemed anytime during the festival. get one per person or share it so that you can also try other fun boysenberry items throughout the day. there is so much to choose from that you will probably need to come multiples days!Boysenberry Festival Tasting CardBoysenberry Tasting standsShort Ribs at Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival
all of my boys…including the hubby, look forward to going to the boysenberry festival every year. they all have there favorite boysenberry items that they want to get. my youngest has been begging for the grilled can with boysenberry butter and a boysenberry Icee for weeks. so of course we had to get it for him. i might have even shared it with him.Boysenberry Festival in SoCalBarbecued Corn with Boysenberry Butter at Knott'sYUM!!!

Boysenberry Icee at Knott's

my oldest son loves the meat items. the short ribs and the meatballs with boysenberry sauce were his favorites. but he passed on the alligator with boysenberry aoli, even though everyone told us it was really yummy and tasted like chicken.

Boysenberry Meatballs at Knott's Berry FarmBoysenberry Meatballs at Knott's
my middle son loved making his very own boysenberry pie in the Beary Tales Pie Kitchen. for just $5.99, you can make your own mini pie and decorate it with homemade whipped cream.

Make Your Own Boysenberry Pie at Knott'sBerry Tales Kitchen at Knott's
and while you are visiting the Beary Tales Pie Kitchen, kids can play boysenberry games and check out the Beary Tales bears activities. this brings back so many memories from my childhood. i wish they would bring back the Beary Tales ride.Play in the Beary Tales KitchenBerry Tales Pie Kitchen at Knott's Fun

me, having such a big sweet tooth, i enjoy all the desserts and sweet treats at the Boysenberry Festival. Knott’s signature item is the FUN BUN!!!!!! a giant cinnamon roll dipped in funnel cake batter, fried and then topped with boysenberry cream cheese frosting. it really is amazing…and ooey gooey boysenberry delicious.

The Fun Bun at Knott's Berry Farm

other boysenberry treats include….boysenberry cotton candy, boysenberry trifle, boysenberry panna cotta, boysenberry flautas and even boysenberry candy.

Boysenberry Cotton Candy at Knott'sBoysenberry Trifle at Knott's Berry FarmPanna Cotta at Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry FestivalBoysenberry Flautas at Knott'sGhost Town Candy Store at Knott'sand don’t forget about the FUN STICK!!!! a pice of cheesecake dipped in funnel cake batter, fried and drizzled with boysenberry cream. this was one of my favorites.The Fun Stick at Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival

and for those who love wine and beer, you can visit the Wilderness Lodge and enjoys some Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Wine & Craft Beer Tasting. for $25, you can get a tasting card that includes 6 tastings and a plate of fruit and cheese to pair with those tastings.

Wine Tasting at Knott's Berrybesides the boysenberry food, there is are also lots of spring fun happening on the Farm. from flowers, to spring decorations, fun photos props, shows happening in Calico Square, Lucy’s Really Big Spring Show in Camp Snoopy, Salsa Dancing in Fiesta Village and Peanuts Party in the Park in the iconic Charleston Circle around the fountain.

Pie Fun at Knott'sOld Train at Knott's Berry FarmSpring Time at Camp SnoopySnoopy Meet and GreetLucy's Really Big Spring ShowPeanuts Spring Parade at Knott'sSpring Fountain at Knott's Berry Farm
and before you leave the park, stop and check out the blooming wisteria, the oldest living thing at Knott’s Berry Farm. they are super beautiful and located right next to the Geode Shop near the entrance to Ghost Town.

Wisteria at Knott's

finally, if you can’t bare to leave the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival without you own boysenberries…don’t worry, you can take home your very own plant. within a couple of years, you will have a crop of your own boysenberries to enjoy during boysenberry season.

Buy Your Own Boysenberry Plant at Knott's

the Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival was better than ever this year, and we are so happy that we were able to attend and enjoy some of the great boysenberries foods. the Boysenberry Festival only goes for tow weeks, so hurry and visit before it ends this year on April 3rd, 2016.  happy boysenberry eating!!!!

Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park

 

 

 

Knott’s Scary Farm 2013

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GET READY TO SCREAM…it’s that time of year when Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt returns to Knott’s and it’s going be Scare-tastic! the Haunt is one of the must-do things to do in Southern California for Halloween, and people from all over the southland look forward to going every year to get their screams on!

last year, i was scared out of my pants at Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt but it was the best kind of scare ever!!!! my hubby and i had the perfect date night complete with the Pre-scare Dinner and fun evening with friends. while the kids were at home tucked into their beds having sweet dreams, the hubby and i were having nightmares of monsters, goblins and witches. AHHHHH…..even the photo booths are scary…check us out LOL.

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seriously,  there was nothing more fun than grabbing on to my hubby and screaming for dear life. and you’re in luck because you can already start planning the perfect Halloween date night. tickets for Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt are ON SALE NOW!  in addition, i would like to give you some tips for planning the most scare-tastic date night at Scary Farm. (or a girls/guys/friends night out)

first,
eat some yummy Knott’s food at the Pre-Scare BOO-fet and get into the Haunt EARLY! we all love the nostalgic Knott’s food complete with boysenberry pie….plus getting into early means you’ll get the most scares! the Pre-scare BOO-fet is held each evening before the park opens for the Haunt. enjoy a buffet dinner and then head into the park an hour earlier than everyone. you had me at food, so you know where i will be. i hope you will join me at the Pre-scare BOO-fet!

second,
bypass the lines for the mazes! by purchasing Fright Lane with Skeleton Key with your admission, you will be allowed to bypass the regular lines for 11 mazes as many times as you want all night long. and by using the all-new Skeleton Key (included with all Fright Lane passes), you can unlock additional rooms and interactive scares in select mazes. if you want a Fight Lane pass, i suggest you purchase it soon, as this popular offering is expected to sell out!

third,
get the ultimate scare. make a reservation for TRAPPED, an interactive maze that leads guests into an abyss of their deepest fears and phobias. it’s scary…really scary…trust me, i did it last year. you become part of the horror and are an active participant in your own demise.  be prepared to enter a nightmare designed exclusively for you and face the challenge of finding an escape?  (reservations are required. additional fee. Knott’s Scary Farm admission is required)

fourth,
worried about staying out late and driving home? how about staying over at the Knott’s Hotel. Knott’s has put some amazing hotel packages together that include admission, parking and more. the prices are a great deal and after all that screaming, i’m sure it will be nice to enjoy the rest of the night in a comfy hotel bed. i would have to say that this would be The Ultimate Knott’s Scary Farm date night!