Peanuts Celebration Returns to Knott's Berry Farm

January 31, 2023, 6:18 PM · Okay, I must concede that I missed it among all the happenings at local theme parks last weekend, but Knott's Peanuts Celebration is back at Knott's Berry Farm.

Knott's annual tribute to its iconic Charles Schulz characters includes special entertainment, activities, food and merchandise throughout the park. The celebration began last weekend and continues through February 26.

Linus' Cowboy Jamboree
Linus at the Peanuts Cowboy Jamboree. Photo courtesy Knott's

Entertainment includes the It's Your Life, Charlie Brown show on the Calico Mine Stage, which also hosts Snoopy's Legendary Rooftop Concert in the evenings. Over at the Bird Cage Theatre, fans can learn to draw a Peanuts character in the Peanuts Sketch School or test their knowledge of the comic strip and its universe in Charlie Brown's Trivia Challenge.

At Boardwalk BBQ, The James Street Trio will be performing tribute to the music of Vince Guaraldi, the jazz pianist who composed the music for multiple Peanuts animated television specials.

And in the gang's home of Camp Snoopy, the Music Goes 'Round and Around show will play on the Camp Snoopy Theater stage.

Activities include the Peanuts Cowboy Jamboree, with a variety of games for kids, playing along the Peanuts characters in Calico Park. And fans can meet one of those characters in Pigpen's Pig Pen in the nearby Livery Stables.

Finally, Calico's Town Hall will host a new exhibit, To The Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA, which details Snoopy's long relationship with America's space agency, whose "Silver Snoopy Award" is one of its highest honors.

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February 6, 2023 at 10:56 AM

Had fun at the Peanuts Celebration this past weekend. The new Jelly of the Month Club evening show on the main Calico Mine Stage has a new backstory and new songs. The Celebration has new foods as usual and I tried the unusual sounding Chocolate Bacon Jam Cheeseburger, which wasn't half bad. The bacon, sweet stuff, and cheeseburger worked well together.

I was excited by the chance to play the Peanuts Trivia Contest at the Birdcage Theatre, which is alternating with the Peanuts Sketch School this year.

I consider myself a Peanuts fan and fairly knowledgeable, but some of the questions were fairly hard. But there were teams who got perfect scores! It turns out that even though there are three shows daily with increasing degrees of difficulty, the questions are exactly the same for Show Easy, Show Medium, and Show Difficult from day to day. I expect I can get a perfect score once I have already done the show once.

Even though it's all for fun, the winning team (there is a tie-breaker if two teams are tied at the end) does win a prize. Unless everyone there is trying the quiz for the first time, the odds seem stacked in favor of people who have attended recently and have heard the answers.

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