It’s one of the best times of the year, the Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival! Knott’s is located in Buena Park, CA and it a fun theme park destination! Along with the normal fun rides for little (and not so little) kids and the opportunities to meet characters from the Peanuts gang, the park has a yearly festival celebrating the “berry” in Knott’s Berry Farm: the BOYSENBERRY! The boysenberry is a cross between a blackberry, raspberry and loganberry and it has a sweet and unique taste! This is the berry that Knott’s was created on, so it deserves to be celebrated!
This year, I had been waiting patiently for the menus to open up so I could see what was going to be offered this year. I was told that it would be worth the wait and it sure was! I could have easily picked out 10 items that I would have liked but tried to hold back just a little bit!
We all had the top items we wanted to try and made a game plan of which ones to try first. There is also a tasting card where you get 8 tastings of up to 8 different preset items for $30. While it was a great deal, we decided for us, it was better to just buy the individual items which ranged from approximately $2-$9. I had gotten my favorite item, the boysenberry icee, with lunch so I was good to go to the food right away. I got the boysenberry quesadilla first, this was the one that I had wanted to try the most and I was so excited for that boysenberry tortilla. What no one told me was that the star of that dish was actually the boysenberry salsa! It was so good! Next, my friend and my husband got the boysenberry cider, it was pretty tasty! Better than the boysenberry beer in my opinion.
On our way to get the cider, we passed a place where you can make your own mini boysenberry pie. We thought it was such a fun idea and my friend decided to make one. They have everything pre assembled and she just put it all together. It was quick and fun!
It was almost time to feed my daughter so we got some more dishes for snacks. We got my son the boysenberry cotton candy because he is allergic to peanuts and none of the other festival food was safe for him.
The adults had the boysenberry chicken wings and boysenberry hummus, both were so good! Plus, look at all that hummus!! My friend had the coconut macaroon which was a steal at $1.99!
As the day started winding down, I was still seeing dishes that I wanted to try which just means I’ll have to come back! I encourage you to visit the Boysenberry Festival which runs through April 8th. Tickets for adults are $79, however, if you buy your tickets online, they are even lower at $49. We had coupons through my work so as you can see, there are a lot of opportunities to save.
I hope you enjoyed a snapshot of my visit to the Boysenberry Festival! I know I haven’t updated lately but I’m planning on updating some more and sharing more regarding food allergies and fun things to do with young kids!
Until then, take care and remember to find the joy in life’s challenges!