Yesterday Andrew joined the ACE Northern California Group for a pre-season tour of South Bay Shores at California's Great America!
We are super excited to see this area done and can't wait to enjoy some summer fun in the Bay Area.
Check it out!
Written by Andrew Cunningham
This past weekend we found ourselves back in a very familiar place, Knott's Berry Farm. It was opening weekend for their all new Taste of Boysenberry Festival, and it was so amazing to be back.
If you've been following us for awhile you'll know that we really haven't been up to much over the past year, for obvious reasons. But we're so glad you've all stuck with us now that we feel semi-comfortable being out in the world again.
We hope you're ready for some gratuitous food pics, because they're coming right at ya. And we'll end with the top 5 food items we tried!
Written by Gregg Condon
Pics by Gregg, Hillary Starbright and Kristi Condon
Hi Knott's! It's so good to be back! We're ready for all the Boysenberry stuff!
Our first stop was of course for some Boysenberry Dippin Dots, and they were amazing!
Backstory on the shirt, my sister got me this shirt and gave it to me when we picked her up for this event, and I just had to wear it! Got so many comments on it throughout the day.
Ready for some food pics? You've been warned!!
Back to the food!
As promised, our top 5!
The Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival runs through May 2nd.
You can find all of the details about the event here.
Knott’s Berry Farm Welcomes Spring with a new Food and Retail Experience,
the Taste of Boysenberry Festival Celebrates all Things Boysenberry Beginning March 5th
A new food and retail experience is blooming at Knott’s Berry Farm as it celebrates the little berry that put the park on the map, with Knott’s Taste of Boysenberry Festival. Guests can catch a taste of the popular springtime Boysenberry Festival, as it offers all-new boysenberry-inspired savory foods, sweet treats and refreshing drinks that can’t be found anywhere else. While the theme park remains closed, the food and merchandise-focused outdoor event offers over 80 boysenberry-infused food and drink items which are included on the event tasting card. Guests can choose from a lineup of tantalizing delicacies such as beer cheese soup with a boysenberry drizzle and brown butter croutons, beef tips served with creamy boysenberry mashed potatoes, and boysenberry BBQ carne asada pizza garnished with cilantro and onions, plus options for all dietary preferences. Thirst-quenching drinks include boysenberry lemonade with basil, boysenberry ICEE float with vanilla soft serve, boysenberry mint and pineapple aqua fresca and so much more. Guests can also shop from a wide variety of boysenberry-inspired merchandise including event apparel, kitchenware and pre-packaged take-home sweets. In addition, they will find handmade and personalized gifts from over 20 artisan local crafters offering unique boysenberry items.
Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival will take place on select dates beginning March 5th through May 2nd. All Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival activities will be conducted at a safe and socially distant space for families to enjoy.
The only way to experience the limited time Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival is with a tasting card purchased in advance at knotts.com (a tasting card is required for event entry). Scheduled dates are 3/5-7, 3/12-14, 3/19-21, 3/26-4/11, 4/16-18, 4/23-25 and 4/30-5/2. Adult tasting cards (ages 12+) are priced at $45 (plus tax) and will include five food tastings, and junior tasting cards (ages 3-11), including three food tastings, are $20 (plus tax). Tasting cards are date specific and must be purchased online at knotts.com or through the Knott's Berry Farm mobile app prior to the date of visit. Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival hotel packages are also available at Knotts.com. In order to manage proper physical distancing of guests, Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival tasting cards will be limited each day and may sell out. Tickets go on sale to 2020 and 2021 Knott’s Season Passholders from 2/9-2/15. Tickets available to the general public starting 2/16.
As Knott’s Berry Farm continues to follow state, local and CDC health guidelines, these are the continued safety measures and operational changes we have established to ensure the safety of our guests:
For all details regarding the Taste of Boysenberry Festival and the park’s current health and safety screenings, please visit knotts.com.
Scheduled dates March 5 -7, March 12 -14, March 19 - 21, March 26 – April 11, April 16 - 18, April 23 - 25 and April 30 – May 2 /General Event Hours: Mondays through Saturdays 12pm to 9pm and Sundays 12pm to 8pm Dates and hours subject to change without notice.
Knott’s Berry Farm - 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
For more information on Taste of Boysenberry Festival please visit or join the conversation by using #TasteOfBoysenberryFestival on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
Last week we were invited out to check out the Taste of Merry Farm at Knott's Berry Farm. This was actually our first visit to the park since leap day as we hadn't been able to make it to any of the other "Taste" events.
It was great being back out at the park, trying some food and just walking around one of our favorite places.
I will admit, it felt kind of weird, but overall the park has done a great job of making the best out of a bad situation. Let's head in!
Written by Gregg Condon
Hi Knott's!! We've missed you!!
You can also check out our video walk-through of the event
It was a beautiful day
First treat of the day were the fried green beans and tater-tot thing. The green beans were actually not very warm which was weird as the park had just opened. But the Tots were great!!
Next up was the Cranberry Chocolate Tart and a Boysenberry Smoothie. The Tart was way too sweet for me, but the Smoothie was fantastic. I hope it stays on the menu somewhere.
Love the new look of the Schulz Theater
Lots of new stuff to look at over here
Lots of holiday goodies in the gallery & gifts shop
Nice touch with the Hangtime car
For the coaster nerds out there
This looks fantastic!!
If there was a Rose Parade in 2021 I could see this driving the parade route
Let's head over to the Boardwalk
Mashed Potatoes. Good. Cranberry Sauce. Good. Stuffing. Good. Chicken Strips. Good. Jack and Coke Frosty. Gooooood!!
Calico Square looked fantastic of course
BBQ Pork Mac and Cheese and a Boysenberry Beer
Last up is Camp Snoopy
A couple of selfies
Love the decorations over here
Especially the Penguins!!
If you are so inclined, Mask Up and head to Knott's for the Taste of Merry Farm.
Most dates are sold out but there is some availability after Christmas. You can see available dates and get your tickets at https://www.knotts.com/.
A Message from Richard Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer,
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Dear Valued Guest,
Cedar Fair's highest priority is always the safety of our guests and associates. We know you continue to hear and see news reports about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and some of its effects around the world. The Cedar Fair team is closely monitoring this evolving situation and are in regular contact with health agencies for information and guidance.
All Cedar Fair properties intend to welcome guests in accordance with our published schedules, and we continue to implement preventive measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our own health and hygiene protocols. All our parks and resorts have high standards of cleanliness, which assists with illness prevention. We employ rigorous sanitation standards and robust cleaning procedures, including:
The leadership team is communicating with our associates about illness prevention; this includes guidance issued by the CDC. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs. The CDC provides more detailed coronavirus information on its website at www.cdc.gov.
As always, we maintain close relationships with local, state, national and international public health authorities. We take their guidance when additional preventive measures are deemed necessary.
Thank you for your continued support and trust in Cedar Fair's family of parks and resorts.
Chief Executive Officer
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company