Disclosure: My family and I were invited by GigaSavvy to a media day at Knott's Berry Farm just so I can share with you all the awesomeness they have going on. All opinions are 100% mine.
The highly anticipated Knott's Berry Farm's Boysenberry Festival has officially kicked off and my family and I were fortunate enough to be there for opening day ceremonies. We love spending time together and making memories, isn't that what life is all about anyway? I will always treasure my time spent at Knott's as a kid and I am just so glad to be able to do the same with my girls. The Boysenberry Festival is a special time at Knott's Berry Farm and only runs through April 12th, if not for the food alone, you need to visit soon! Keep reading for some of the fun you and your family can look forward to.
During opening ceremonies, we were lucky enough to watch as the world renowned competitive eater Joey Chestnut gobbled down 14 pounds of Boysenberry Pie to become the first ever Knott's Boysenberry Festival World Pie-Eating Champion. I have to admit I was equally impressed and grossed out while watching the eaters messily eat the Boysenberry Pie.
That Boysenberry Pie trophy was definitely earned and well deserved. All of the participating eaters were such a mess while congratulating each other on a job well done.
Ghost Town is a classic part of Knott's Berry Farm and is the main stage for most of the Boysenberry Festival festivities.
Every guest that visits Knott's has posed behind these bars while entering Ghost Town. This was actually our first time and I think these pictures need to be framed. Can you tell who the feisty one is? Haha.
Last week while attending the media preview I told you about some of the delicious foods that you and your family can find during the Boysenberry Festival. The one thing on the list that I didn't get a chance to try during the preview was the Fried Alligator with Boysenberry Aioli, of course it was the first thing my family and I had to try. Now that I've tried it, let me just tell you, it is DELICIOUS! Everyone says it tastes just like chicken, and I agree, but to me, the taste and texture is kind of a cross between chicken and fried calimari. I was so proud of my little for trying it, she keeps telling everyone, "Crocodile tastes like chicken!"
Another family favorite is the churro, I can pretty much get my husband to go with me anywhere as I long as I promise that there is a churro in his future. This time we tried the Boysenberry stuffed churro and I must admit, the Churro factory in Ghost Town has the hands-down best churros in town.
If you get out to Knott's Berry Farm's Boysenberry Festival, make sure to purchase the tasting card for the best deal. With the tasting card, you can try 6 specialty foods for $25 and all portions are definitely shareable for the family. I could talk about the food from the Boysenberry festival all day, my favorite savory options are: the Spicy Boysenberry BBQ Wings, Fried Alligator, Fish and Chips sandwich and the Fried Cheese curds and my favorite dessert items are: the Fun Bun, Boysenberry stuffed Churro and the Boysenberry Dessert Flautas.
I think I have the food at the Boysenberry Festival to blame for my daughter turning into a mini food vlogger. She has been watching youtube lately and wanted to introduce herself on my instagram while trying the Boysenberry BBQ wings for the first time.
Knott's Berry Farm is family friendly and such a great value for all the fun memories you can make with your family. From the rides for both little and big kids, the shows for the whole family, and the delicious home style cooking, we love making our memories here. We can't wait to check out the new Voyage to the Iron Reef opening in May and with the warm So Cal Summer coming up, my girls are looking forward to checking out Knott's Soak City for the first time.