Coming from Colorado, I have yet to explore all of Southern California. So, when I heard about the 2nd Annual Knott’s Berry Bloom, the kid in me jumped for joy. And, it sounds like it could be a perfect foodie family kind of day, especially with an expanded gourmet food and wine tasting. The parks roots will be on display as the history of the family, farm, and berries are honored in delicious ways, like with the Ghost Town Boysenberry Festival, where you can eat, drink, and buy the berry in its many incarnations. The Knott’s original roadside boysenberry stand will also be recreated for this special spring fling.
Did I mention the food? Inside Wilderness Dance Hall, guests will find a bevy of boysenberry inspired gourmet food and wine offerings from around the world. Just outside in the Topiary Garden, I hear the towering topiaries provide the right amount of shade to enjoy your wine on a warm April’s day. For more food action, ribs, chicken, and other grilled favorites will be cooked throughout the festival. Oh, and there will be daily pie eating contests, so bring an extra shirt! I’m signing Stephen up for this competition! For those do-it-yourselfers like myself, you can take part in demonstrations on jam canning and making boysenberry glazes. Bring your familia as there will be loads of interactive activities and games for the kids. The Easter Beagle’s Enormous Egg Hunt also returns this year, and don’t forget the rides.
Knott’s Berry Farm has extended hours of operation during Knott’s Berry Bloom, which begins April 12 and runs through April 27th. You can find more information on Knott’s Berry Bloom here as well as purchase your tickets here! See you at Knott’s Berry Farm!
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