What is a boysenberry? It’s a cross between a red raspberry, a blackberry and a loganberry. The origins of this berry can be traced back to Walter Knott and his berry farm in Buena Park, California…Knotts Berry Farm!
The kids and I attended the opening of the Boysenberry Festival this past weekend and I highly suggest you get there before it closes on April 12th. This berry is the center of all of the sweet treats and festivities they have going on right now inside the park. Knotts has transformed their Western themed park into a festival that features the berry that many people come from all over to taste!
There is so much to try! Boysenberry stuffed churros, Boysenberry ICEE Floats (Boysenberry ICEE with Boysenberry soft serve on top), Boysenberry BBQ Chicken wings, Boysenberry fried flautas and even Fried Alligator with Boysenberry Aioli!
And don’t forget the draft beer and wine that also features the hybrid berry.
The best way to get a taste of some of the favorites might be to purchase a tasting card. For $20 dollars, you can go around and get a small dish of the best they have!
While you’re at Knotts, eating yourself silly, check out the western themed shows, shop and pick up your own Boysenberry BBQ Sauce to take home, watch some glass blowing and rug weaving, check out their nicely preserved museums and oh yeah…ride the rides!!!
And if you use social media while you’re there…be sure to tag #KnottsSpring so we can all see your pics!
Given a choice to visit many attractions in SoCal, my kids will always choose Knotts Berry Farm over others. This place is so family friendly for everyone of any age.
Have fun at Knotts and get there before the Boysenberry Festival closes April 12th!
Disclaimer: I received free tickets and samples of the food you see here in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.