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Knott's Berry Farm Keeps Adding Food Fest Weekends

July 29, 2020, 7:01 PM · Knott's Berry Farm is expanding its weekend food festival, as it looks to keep bringing fans into the park while it remains officially closed.

Knott's started with its "Taste of Calico" event in Ghost Town earlier this month. Initially, scheduling two weekends for the hard-ticket food festival, Knott's quickly expanded that to four.

Now Knott's is adding more weekends and expanding the event beyond Ghost Town. "Taste of Knott's" will run for six weekends - from Friday, August 21 through Sunday, September 13 - with additional food and drink stations in the park's Ghost Town, Fiesta Village, and Boardwalk lands.

Date-specific tasting cards must be bought in advance for admission to the event. Tasting cards cost $30 and include five tastings, while Junior cards (for ages 3-11) cost $15 and include three tastings. Children two and under are free, but don't get food. There's a limit of one tasting card per person, per entrance. Annual passholders get $3 off a regular card and $1.50 off the junior.

Knott's says that it will offer more than 35 food and drink selections for the event, which also will welcome 14 artisan booths and open select Knott’s retail stores for visitors. Items include:

Tater Tots with BBQ Pulled Pork and Cheddar Cheese
Shrimp Po’ Boy
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Deep Fried Boysenberry Pie Bites
Jalapeno Chicken Slider with Crinkle Chips
Hatch Chili Mac and Cheese
Smoked Pork Ribs
Carnitas Fries
Southwest Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing
Boysenberry Meatballs
Corn on the Cob with Boysenberry Mayo
Boysenberry Smoothie
Boysenberry Flavored Beer, Wine, or Sangria
Mango Cider

Tasting cards will be available for sale on the Knott's website and quantities will be limited in order to maintain safe physical distancing inside the event. The park is officially closed, so no attractions will be open. All visitors will be subject to temperature checks and must wear masks at all times, expect while sitting and actively eating or drinking.

Replies (2)

July 30, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Can someone answer this question? Can one person stand in a line and redeem multiple tasting cards stubs? A couple of scenarios - one person redeeming 4 stubs from one tasting card for the same item at a booth. Second scenario - one person with 4 disconnected stubs from multiple cards redeeming them for the same item at a booth. I'm just wondering if groups can split up and stand in different lines and get items for the whole group. Do the stubs have to be connected to the card when you redeem them? The thing that may be holding me back from attending is having to stand in long multiple lines to get food.

July 31, 2020 at 11:54 PM

It's all touch and stub free. Your lanyard has a QR code that gets scanned. And yes you can make two orders for the same item using the same lanyard.

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