The Knott's Boysenberry Festival is back for 2020 to celebrate the park's historic roots with their annual food-inspired event that highlights the little berry that started it all! Running from March 20 through April 19, the festival will feature more than 75 new and returning boysenberry-inspirited creations. In addition to the food and drink items, the festival will also feature a variety of entertainment and activities for all to enjoy.
The Tasting Card will work a bit more guest-friendly this year with the ability to choose 8 of the 26 following options: 1. Boysenberry Mimosa (New) 2. Boysenberry Basil Lemonade (New) 3. Boysenberry Beer Cheese Soup topped with a Boysenberry Drizzle and Brown Butter Croutons (New) 4. Brussel Sprouts topped with a Boysenberry Balsamic Dressing and Bacon (New) 5. Beef Tips with Boysenberry Mashed Potatoes (New) 6. Boysenberry Chicken Mole on Cilantro Rice (New) 7. Boysenberry Sangria 8. Boysenberry Cajun Shrimp over Grits (New) 9. Boysenberry BBQ Chick Drumsticks (New) 10. Boysenberry Steak Chili with a Boysenberry Cornbread Muffin (New) 11. Samosas with Boysenberry Chutney 12. Bork Bao Bum Dumpling with Boysenberry Kimchi and Nam Pla (New) 13. Boysenberry Shrimp Ceviche with Tortilla Chips (New) 14. Boysenberry Smoothie (New) 15. Homemade Chips with Boysenberry Onion Dip 16. Boysenberry sausage on a Bun 17. Elote with Boysenberry Mayo, Cotija Cheese, and Boysenberry Tortilla Crumbles 18. Mac and Cheese Bites with Boysenberry Ketchup (new) 19. Glazed Donut Holes with Boysenberry Ice Cream and topped with a Boysenberry Coulis (New) 20. Boysenberry Bread Pudding topped with Boysenberry Coulis and Crème Anglaise Sauce (New) 21. Pastrami Sandwich on a Pretzel Bun topped with Boysenberry Mustard (New) 22. Boysenberry Macron (New) 23. Churro rolled in Boysenberry Sugar (New) 24. Boysenberry Cookiewich (New) 25. Boysenberry Beer 26. Boysenberry Wine
With such a variety of options, I anticipate a much more successful spreading out of guests around the festival instead of the pre-fixe menu which had longer lines. The Tasting Card is $40 ($38 if you have a 2020 Season Pass). Make sure the items you select have an individual price of higher than $5, or a value of what you perceive to be higher than $5 so you get your moneys worth.
Although we took our own food photos at the Boysenberry Festival media preview this past week, the provided images look much better than our night photos. We will feature the provided photos of the food items so you can get a better sense of the high-quality food items. Let's eat!
Welcome back to the farm!
The Knott's family is ready to show off their boysenberry-inspired items for this year's festival!
We made our way through Ghost Town towards the Wilderness Dance Hall for the festivities.
Cordelia Knott was busy making her famous pies alongside the park's culinary team.
Snoopy was also ready to bake some pies!
Boysenberry Mimosa & Sangria
Boysenberry Beer & Wine (The beer is Shock Top with boysenberry instead of orange. The wine has a much more present boysenberry flavor than then beer.)
Boysenberry Shrimp Ceviche with Tortilla Chips (Very refreshing, especially if you go on a warmer day.)
Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Samosas with Boysenberry Chutney
Mac and Cheese Bites with Boysenberry Ketchup
Boysenberry BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
Boysenberry Beer Cheese Soup (A favorite amongst those in attendance.)
Pastrami Sandwich on a Pretzel Bum topped with Boysenberry Mustard.
Pork Bao Bun Dumpling with Boysenberry Kimchi (The kimchi is very spicy.)
Boysenberry Chick Mole on Cilantro Rice
Boysenberry Sausage on a Bun (One of our favorites from last year.)
Boysenberry Steak Chili with Boysenberry Cornbread Muffin (The chili is good, but the Cornbread Muffin was amazing!)
Boysenberry Cajun Shrimp over Grits (This was our absolute favorite item at the preview! The shrimp was flavorful and tender and the grits were buttery and just perfect!)
Boysenberry Bread Pudding
Glazed Donut Holes with Boysenberry Ice Cream
These are about 1/3 of the festival offerings, so be sure to check out the event yourself from March 20 to April 19. See you at the farm!
Looks delicious. I'm bummed I miss the festival every year because it always occurs after my spring break. Once I graduate college next spring and get an actual job, you bet I'm making time to come down to California and try all this deliciousness (the festival has improved drastically since I was in high school!). This and Merry Farm are my two favorite times of the year at Knott's!
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