Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boyseberry Festival is back for 2020 and starts on March 20th, a short week and change away. Last week, we got the chance to checkout some of the park’s new boysenberry-infused food items that you can expect to find when you visit. Walking into the park’s Wilderness Dance Hall, we found a multitude of food stations setup with various items. In the center of the hall stood a table containing a huge array of items for photo-taking. Unfortunately, most of those were not available for tasting (which is a shame as they all looked incredible).
Food Table Photos
As you can see, the two foot long hot dog with boysenberry bun is back as well as boysenberry elote. Personally, I can’t wait to try the boysenberry churro and crepe. But, I digress…
We did get to sample some of the items, including beef tips with boysenberry mashed potatoes (my favorite of the evening) as well as brussel sprouts topped with a boysenberry glaze. The beef tips were incredible, the BBQ sauce used on them was sweet yet savory. However, the mashed potatoes were an “interesting” culinary experience. The sweetness of the boysenberry was undercut by whole seeds which, in mashed potatoes, is not my favorite texture. Out behind the hall was a beer garden which served boysenberry beer and cider – both were outstanding and, as I learned at the event, the beer is served year-round at the park. Its notes of boysenberry are more pronounced than I expected and I can’t wait to sample some more on my next visit.
Over at the merchandise table, Knott’s Berry Farm has set up a variety of items that will be on sale during the Boysenberry Festival, including boysenberry sarsaparilla, a special event pin, boysenberry toffee, and a whole lot more. They are even rolling out some boysenberry lavender body lotion for the event.
Merchandise Table Photos
In short, there is truly something for everyone no matter what table you’re looking at. Of course, during the actual Boysenberry Festival, you’ll find these food and merchandise items scattered throughout the entire park, so consult your map when you arrive as you’ll want to plan your route accordingly. Some of the food kiosk lines can get rather long on busy days, so hit the ones you really want to try first.
The upcoming Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm runs from March 20th through April 19th. You can find out event hours, ticket information, and more over at the park’s official website.