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.
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Thanks to Scott and Buffy for the amazing report. We hope you all enjoyed!!