Knott's Berry Farm will continue its partial operations after Halloween with the debut of Knott's Taste of Merry Farm, running select dates from November 20 through January 3.
Large theme parks, such as Knott's, are not allowed to reopen in the state of California until their home county reaches the state's "minimal" exposure tier for Covid-19. Knott's Orange County is currently in the "substantial" tier — two levels away from "minimal" — so it might be a while before rides can reopen there.
But the state is allowing dining and retail businesses to reopen, so Knott's has been staging a variety of outdoor food and merchandise festivals to resume partial operations during the shut-down. For Taste of Merry Farm, Knott's will be serving plenty of holiday-inspired sweet and savory dishes. Date-specific tasting cards will be required for entry and cost $40 for five tastes, with kids' cards available for $20 for three tastes. Knott's passholders save 10 percent on tasting card puchases.
The menu of more than 60 items for the event will include Scrooge's Spicy Cranberry-Pomegranate Glazed Wings, Beef Empanadas, Turkey Dinner Tater Tots, and "Turkey Balls," with turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberries. Sweets will include Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Bars, Comet's Cinnamon Bun, Strawberry Funnel Cake, and Concha stuffed with ice cream.
More than 20 local crafters also will be producing personalized gifts and handcrafted merchandise at the event.
Schedule dates for the event will be November 20-29, December 4-6, December 11-13, December 18-24, December 26-30, and January 1-3. Tasting cards are available on the Knott's website.
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