Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s

Knott's Ghost Town Boysenberry Festival
Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm

Boysenberry…yum! Doesn’t a Boysenberry Festival just sound so quaint and absolutely, fantastically so small town? I love it. I’m a sucker for fairs and festivals. We were invited to attend a media preview of the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, which I am so looking forward to.

There’s no place else like Knott’s to taste and experience the boysenberry. After all, it’s the berry that started everything. Named after Rudolph Boysen, the boysenberry is a cross between a loganberry, red raspberry, and blackberry. The Knott family began selling boysenberries at a roadside stand in the 1930s. The rest is history.

Knotts boysenberry roadside stand
Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

  • March 28 to April 12
  • Park extended hours from 10 am to 10 pm
  • Ghost Town Boysenberry Festival
  • Boysenberry Inspired Gourmet Food & Wine
  • Live entertainment

I’ve never been and I’m most excited about the food fest. There will be some serious grub going on at the festival. Some of the Boysenberry Bites include fried cheese curds paired with a spicy boysenberry dipping sauce, fish and chips sandwich with boysenberry tartar sauce, Boysenberry ICEE Floats, and Boysenberry Frappuccino and Latte. That’s some serious boysenberry business. Additionally, the Boysenberry BBQ Sauce will make its debut at the festival. I thought the BBQ chicken was good before, I can’t wait to try it with the new sauce.

turkey leg with boysenberry sauce
Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm

What festival would be complete without events like a pie eating contest? The Birdcage Square is where all the action will be; contests and performances alike. From morning till night, guests will be entertained at the heart of the square. New for 2015, kids can make their very own delightfully sweet boysenberry tarts complete with a crumble topping.

Knott's boysenberry pie eating contest
Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm
Charleston Circle fountain at night
Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm

Entrance to the Boysenberry Festival is included with the park entrance. However, some activities require a fee. The entire park will be transformed for this springtime celebration. Make sure you check out Camp Snoopy, Ghost Town, and the Charleston Circle fountain for some boysenberry family fun activities.

Visit the website to learn more about Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival. You can connect with Knott’s on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Donna says:

    I can’t wait for this! I used to work at Knott’s eons ago (like 30 years, shhhhh) and loved it. A boysenberry is one of my favorite treats ever, so a festival for it? I’mSoThere. Going to be a great visit!

  2. Jacqui says:

    I love it, pie eating contest! Although somewhere in the back of my mind, the scene from Stand By Me always flashes through…but I’ve always wanted to be in/see one!!

    • Romina says:

      Me too! I’ve always wanted to plop my face on a whole pie. I would for sure lose, but I think I would have such a good time. Thanks for stopping by Jacqui.

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