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11 Must Try Foods At This Year’s Knott’s Boysenberry Festival


At Knott’s Berry Farm, boysenberry season is in full swing, meaning that the theme park’s annual lineup of boysenberry-laden eats is back.

This year’s Boysenberry Festival features some super-sized and creative items never seen before, with nearly 75 unique dishes on display for everyone to try. Here’s a look at some of the wildest and most decadent treats in the park you have to track down.

2-Foot-Long Boysenberry Hot Dog

Locations: Fiesta Dog and Wilderness Broiler

Price: $19.99

These arm-length hot dogs are as big on flavor as they are on size. A custom frankfurter is served in a massive boysenberry bun, topped with twists on classic hot dog accoutrements like boysenberry ketchup and relish.

The Boysenberry Fun Bun

Location: Ghost Town Grub

Price: $8.99

Cinnamon rolls get a literal giant upgrade here. The Fun Bun is a massive boysenberry cinnamon roll, big enough for 2, that is topped off with a boysenberry cream cheese icing.

The Berry Beast

Location: Ghost Town Grill

Price: $24.99

A true behemoth of a sandwich, this bad boy can easily feed 2-3 people. It consists of a massive custom bun stuffed with an XXL pork tenderloin, bacon-wrapped onion rings, whole grilled jalapeno peppers, and boysenberry bbq sauce.

Shawarma With Boysenberry Hummus

Location: Spurs Chophouse

Price: $7.99

Boysenberry and shawarma combine in this intriguing mashup. The chicken used in the wrap is cooked with a boysenberry glaze, and there’s also a boysenberry hummus inside to accentuate that flavor.

Boysenberry Boba

Location: Gourmet Coffee Hut

Price: $5.99

A favorite from last year, this boysenberry drink is a refreshing, berry-laden twist on classic boba.

Alligator Fries With Boysenberry Aioli

Location: Sutter’s Grill

Price: $9.99

Those who have never tried alligator can think of it as a mix between pork, chicken, and turkey. If that’s intriguing to you, these fries, complete with boysenberry aioli for dipping, are a must-cop item in the park.

Boysenberry Cheesecake On A Stick

Location: Spurs Chophouse

Price: $6.99

Knott’s has done deep-fried versions of this in the past, but the 2019 version is a fresh piece of cheesecake with a boysenberry drizzle on top, ideal for munching on while strolling around the park.

Boysenberry Basil Lemonade

Location: Mix-It-Up

Price: $5.49

Strawberry and basil is a seriously underrated flavor combo, especially as part of a lemonade. This boysenberry version is tart and refreshing, and the mashed boysenberries at the bottom help amp up the flavor.

Boysenberry Dole Whip Float

Location: Beachy Keen’s

Price: $6.99

Dole whip has fast become a theme park favorite, and this version takes the pineapple soft serve and combines it with both pineapple juice and boysenberry fruit punch.

Boysenberry Pot Roast

Location: Spurs Chophouse

Knott’s Boysenberry Pot Roast is available as part of this year’s festival Tasting Card, which costs $35 and gives you coupons for 8 different taster items. This particular version comes with boysenberry mashed potatoes on the side.

Boysenberry Cosmos

Location: Ghost Town Grill

Price: $8.79

Cosmopolitan fans will want to track down this boysenberry twist on the classic cocktail, perfect for a little post roller coaster Happy Hour.

Boysenberry Key Lime Tart

Location: Coffee Hut

Price: $3.89

Key Lime pie is a dessert of pure decadence and zest. Adding a hit of boysenberry to that takes this classic treat to the next level.

The Boysenberry Festival runs through April 28th, so you have until then to run down all of these treats, plus all of the other goodies scattered throughout the park.  


Created in partnership with Knott’s Berry Farm. 

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9 Outrageous Eats From Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Berry Farm is known as the originator of the boysenberry and each Spring they put their unique fruit to work by showcasing its endless culinary potential at their annual Boysenberry Festival.

The three-week food fest (March 16 – April 8) is a grand presentation of just how many creative and delicious ways Knott’s can incorporate the boysenberry into as many fun and unique dishes as possible.

This year they’re debuting some must-have bites as well as bringing back some tried-and-true favorites. Think an off-the-wall boysenberry milk tea with boysenberry infused boba balls and boysenberry elote with boysenberry mayo and boysenberry butter.

Clearly, Knott’s does not play when it comes to flipping the best takes on boysenberry bliss.

At a recent preview, we had a chance to check out the cornucopia of boysenberry eats at Knott’s Berry Farm. Here are just a few of the must-try and crave-worthy treats being served up at the Boysenberry Festival, in all their purple glory.

1. Boysenberry-Dipped Cheesecake On A Stick

This is a fever dream fulfilled for anyone who’s ever wanted to take cheesecake on the go. Dipping that slice in boysenberry white chocolate and you’re practically running away with this thing.

2. Boysenberry Cheese Quesadilla

Mozzarella and Cotija cheeses get all melty and cozy within a boysenberry tortilla here. You can choose to top them with boysenberry salsa or boysenberry sour cream to complete the purple affair.

3. Fried Alligator Bites w/ Fries and Boysenberry Aioli

An established favorite at the annual Boysenberry Festival, tender fried alligator bites return with the usual accompaniment of fries and creamy boysenberry aioli dipping sauce.

4. Boysenberry Elote

Get ready to get messy with this newcomer. Boysenberry mayo and boysenberry butter are lathered onto juicy corn on the cob that flips what you thought you knew about elote and adds a little signature boysenberry tang to it.

5. Chicken Wings and Fries w/ Boysenberry Sauce

Chicken wings and fries are arguably everybody’s favorite entertainment food, throw on a hint of sweetness from some boysenberry BBQ sauce and we’re treading on ‘all-time’ conversation here.

6. Boysenberry Boba

Boysenberry milk tea is an impressive feat in itself, but since the theme here is full tilt boysenberry, Knott’s decided to throw in some boysenberry-infused boba balls for maximum effect. It’s a sweet treat to cool off with while trekking through the park.

7. Boysenberry Pie Milkshake

For those with the largest sweet tooth, this boysenberry pie milkshake is your kryptonite. Imagine a whole slice of boysenberry pie blended into a boysenberry milkshake and then topped with a healthy chunk of boysenberry pie. Yeah, we’re all about this situation right here.

8. Two Foot Hot Dog on Boysenberry Bun

Sure, the impressive length of this dog is what jumps out at you here. But don’t forget that the boysenberry bun helps turn this item into a tasty duo that requires a group effort to take down.

9. Boysenberry Coconut Macaroon

These scrumptious little coconut clusters are another sweet to look forward to at the Boysenberry Festival, especially the way they’re dipped in a purple chocolate ganache. Lookin’ like a snack, literally.

Here are the rest of the new items Knott’s is debuting at this year’s Boysenberry Festival along with where in the park you can check them out.

Slow Cooked Boysenberry Short Rib (Boysenberry Hoisin Sauce, Buttery Basmati Rice, Chopped Green Onions): Spurs Chop House

Cheddar Cheese Pierogis with Boysenberry Sour Cream (Boysenberries, Sautéed Yellow Onions, Applewood Smoked Bacon): Spurs Chop House

Boysenberry Humus with Grilled Pita Bread: Indian Trails Stand (by the teepee)

Boysenberry Sausage on a Bun (Fresh Baked Roll, Boysenberry Ketchup/Relish/Mustard): Wilderness Dance Hall Stand

Boysenberry Corn Bread: Boardwalk BBQ

Boysenberry House Salad with Fresh Berries and Boysenberry Vinaigrette: Boardwalk BBQ


Created in partnership with Knott’s Berry Farm