Over the weekend we were invited out to Knott's Berry Farm to check out this years Boysenberry Festival.
This is one of our favorite events of the year at any park and this year was definitely not a disappointment. Great food, amazing park.
Let's get to the good stuff shall we!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to the Knott's Boysenberry Festival!!
If you'd like to take some of the event home you can get your own Boysenberry Plant!!
But we're just here for the food. =)
Our first of the day, Pierogis and Short Ribs. Both were absolutely amazing of course. I'm also not a big "Sour Cream" person, but Boysenberry Sour Cream? I'm all over it!!
We also had to try the Coconut Macaroon, it was delightful and we still have one left. Guess what I'm eating after I finish this update. (Hey, I had a good workout today) =)
Some of the booths are inside, some like the Chicken Wings are outside.
Let's check out some of the amazing springtime decorations!!
Where's the fog? =)
Some amazing artwork was on display in Wilderness Dance Hall
Look closely at the Timber Mountain Log Ride one =)
Love the Huff and Puff ... still want a grown up version of this classic ride
Let's eat some more food shall we!!
Boysenberry Sausage ... this was quite simply my favorite thing we ate all day
Boysenberry Quesadilla and Boysenberry Cornbread. You can get the Cornbread at the Boardwalk BBQ.
Elote ... fantástico
The Boysenberry Hummus had a surprising kick to it, but it was yummy
Not usually a fan of Boba, but loved this.
Here's what's on the Tasting Card this year.
You have 8 items to try, but it's not one for each item. You could get 8 of the same thing if you want this year. A nice change that allows you to revisit some favorites later in the day. And that's what we did. We tried everything once, and then had our favorites again later.
Also, keep an eye on the a 'la carte prices, as the Macaroon is only $1.59 whereas most of the other items are $7-$8.
Sadly we forgot to go back and get some of this later in the day
A look at the plethora of Boysenberry Merchandise
We had an amazing time as always, the park was busy, but didn't seem too bad to move around and get food. All of the lines moved very quickly and we had a fantastic time.
Be sure to check out the Boysenberry Festival until April 9 . Click the link for full details.
We'll be back tomorrow with a full HangTime update!!
This past Tuesday Knott's Berry Farm held their Boysenberry Festival tasting event and we were invited out to check out the event.
Scott and Buffy were on hand to take in all of the amazing boysenberry goodness.
Be sure you bring your appetite for this update.
Written by Scott and Buffy Linder
One of the most anticipated events of the year at Knott’s Berry Farm is their annual Boysenberry Festival. If you like good food or boysenberries (or good food AND boysenberries) then this year’s festival will NOT disappoint. Let us look at what you will be able to get during this upcoming 23-day food fest:
One of the things they like to highlight is all of the new Boysenberry-themed merchandise you can get. Some new stuff this year – Boysenberry Bacon jerky, sugar-free Boysenberry Punch concentrate, Boysenberry Jelly Mini-pies and more!
Regular and Sugar-Free Boysenberry Punch concentrate!
Boysenberry Rock Candy Sticks, with Boysenberry Cream Soda on the left and Boysenberry Chocolate Bars on the right.
Boysenberry Bark Bars!
Boysenberry Chocolate Popcorn.
Boysenberry Chocolate Almonds and Caramel Bites.
Some Boysenberry (You sense a theme here?) Jelly Mini-Pies.
Boysenberry Peanut Butter Jelly Cups.
And that’s not including some T-shirts and Boysenberry Cotton Candy you can get during the Festival as well. Now, for some fantastic food! They really run the gamut here from a Boysenberry Hummus to a Boysenberry Quesadilla. I will be quiet now and just let you enjoy the food pics!
Boysenberry Hummus and Grilled Pita
Boysenberry Quesadilla with Mozzarella, Cotija Cheese, Boysenberry Salsa and Sour Cream
Boysenberry Cheddar Cheese Pierogi topped with Bacon, Onions and Boysenberry Sour Cream
Wine Tasting Plate
Boysenberry Elote with Boysenberry Mayo, Butter and Parmesan Cheese
Boysenberry Chicken Wings with Boysenberry BBQ Sauce
Boysenberry Short Ribs
Boysenberry Mini Sausage on a Bun
Yes. That is a real 2-foot long hot dog on a boysenberry bun.
Their famous Boysenberry Funnel Cake
Boysenberry Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
Editors Note: OMG, can't wait to try these on the 18th
Their signature Boysenberry Pies
Boysenberry Stuffed Churro
In addition to those there were also their Boysenberry Cheesecake Popsicles, dipped in a Boysenberry Chocolate fountain (Those were fantastic!), a Boysenberry Pie Milkshake and a Boysenberry Boba Tea.
Let’s not forget they have a pretty good Boysenberry Beer, too!
We were able to try most of the dishes shown above. Everything was very good. That is not even an exaggeration. The chefs at Knott’s are getting very good using Boysenberries in both sweet and savory applications. A lot of the savory dishes you try you might expect a sweet component to the dish with the incorporation of the boysenberries…but you don’t.
So what were some of our favorites? According to the chefs here they really do try to make it so everything is really good and it’s hard to pick favorites. It really is! That said the standouts for me were the Boysenberry Short Rib – falling apart and just melt-in-your-mouth delicious …
…and the Boysenberry Mini Sausage on a Bun with a choice of Boysenberry Ketchup, Boysenberry Relish or Boysenberry Mustard. I had the mustard.
My wife, however, loved the Boysenberry BBQ Wings. These are a returning champion as they keep coming back every year. They are THAT good!
This year Knott’s is also including a small art festival titled “Tied Up In Knott’s” where select local artists are having their works showcased. It’s some really neat art and you should check it out when you visit!
Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival 2018 runs from March 16th to April 8th.
Click here for more details on the Knott's Boysenberry Festival 2018
Thanks to Scott and Buffy for the amazing report. We hope you all enjoyed!!
Last weekend was the kick-off of the 2017 Boysenberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm. The expanded event this year has a lot of new boysenberry treats to try out as well as a lot of returning favorites.
This event keeps getting better and better every year.
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to the 2017 Boysenberry Festival
Most of the great food is located in Ghost Town, which means lots more people enjoying the awesomeness that is Ghost Town than usual.
Catawampus won a blue ribbon!!
Let's look at some of the food.
One of the new treats this year is Boysenberry Pizza. We have to be honest, we weren't sure what to expect from this, but it was SO good. Lots of things on this that you wouldn't think would work but they all totally do. Not sure if we could eat an entire pizza, but a slice is great.
Boysenberry Fry Bread. Another unexpected treat. Not a huge fan of Nutella but this really was great. Be sure to grab a lot of napkins though.
Boysenberry Corn Dog. Think more of a pancake than corn dog. Just a subtle taste of boysenberry but very tasty.
Boysenberry Ravioli. One of those things that once again you wouldn't think works, but it really does. Again, not sure if we could eat a full plate of it, but a few is great.
While eating these we came up with a couple of ideas for next year:
Speaking of the Short Ribs. One of our favorites from last year is back and was great again.
Another of our favorites the Boysenberry Panna Cotta. So tasty.
And of course, what would the Boysenberry Festival be without the Fun Bun?
Snoopy's Boysenberry Jam-Boree!!
Spring has sprung!!
We also got to try out the new VR Showdown in Ghost Town and we all had a blast.
Great waiting area
At only $6 per game it's well worth it.
How about a look at Sol Spin which looks to be almost done.
Well played Knott's ... well played.
Knott's also installed some metal detectors last week. They look as good as they can, it's a part of our every day life now so we might as well get used to it.
Lastly, a look at the new slides at Soak City.
We'll be heading back to Knott's this weekend to try some more Boysenberry goodness so expect a report on more of the great food next week.