California's Great America follows Knott's lead with its own food festival

May 11, 2017, 1:14 PM

Cedar Fair park California's Great America, located in Northern California's San Francisco Bay Area, will introduce its "Red, White & Brews Festival" later this month.

"Red, White & Brews will bring the Hometown Square area of the park to life with locally sourced food experiences, more than 25 regional craft brews, Northern California wines, Bay Area bands, outdoor games and kids entertainment," the park revealed in a statement.

The festival runs for two weekends - May 27-29 & June 3-4 - and, like sister park Knott's Berry Farm's recently concluded Boysenberry Festival, will feature six-serving tasting cards for $25 each. The cards will offer a serving each of:

Six-serving craft beer and wine tasting cards also will be available.

"Unique food items for sale individually in and around the Hometown Square area are: a brisket mac and cheese conewich with crispy brisket tips, crispy onions and BBQ sauce; red, white & blue funnel cakes topped with strawberries, vanilla ice cream and blueberries; tantalizing bourbon peaches and cream with cinnamon cream and candied walnuts; cinnamon dessert nachos, which are fried tortillas paired with vanilla ice cream and chocolate and caramel syrup," the park's statement also said.

Replies (3)

May 11, 2017, 1:54 PM

It's not just following Knott's, the entire Cedar Fair chain has food/drink festivals scattered throughout the year now.

May 13, 2017, 6:50 AM

Yes, Cedar Point in Ohio also does the food festivals.

Who truly started this? Disney?

May 13, 2017, 7:03 AM

Even Great Adventure had a food truck festival this year.

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