I am always excited about the start of a new season. Knott’s Berry Farm has heightened my excitement, this Spring. My family will begin our Spring fun by attending the second annual Knott’s Berry Bloom, April 12th – April 27th.
This will be our first year attending and we are looking forward to seeing the larger than life displays of beautiful spring colors, participating in interactive family-friendly activities, and eating the expanded gourmet food and wine tasting and much more!
There will also be something new for 2014, celebrate the nostalgic history of Knott’s roots (literally!) at the Ghost Town Boysenberry Festival. This festival honors the delectable berry that started it all in inventive and delicious ways.
Guests can wine, dine, and buy boysenberry inspired products throughout the winding streets of the Old West. Festival entrances feature rustic banners and over sized boysenberries. Walter & Cordelia Knott’s Original Roadside Boysenberry Stand will be recreated for the special event, from which guests can purchase authentic boysenberry plants and preserves. I just love Knott’s preserves!
As part of the festival, inside Wilderness Dance Hall guests will find a variety of boysenberry inspired gourmet food and wine offerings from around the world. Just outside of the dance hall, towering sculpted topiaries provide shade during warm April days and twinkle brighter than stars at night. Ghost Town will be filled with the mouthwatering aroma of ribs, chicken, and other charbroiled treats smothered with boysenberry glaze and cooked on open-air barbeque throughout the streets of the festival.
Local artisans will sell unique boysenberry inspired wares during the festival. On School House Road, guests can try their hand at western themed games with a boysenberry twist! Winners can take home an exclusive Boysenberry Festival prize. And what’s a festival without a pie eating contest? Daily boysenberry pie eating contests will also take place in front of the Birdcage Theater. It’s almost too much fun to stomach.
Strolling the streets of Ghost Town, guests can take in special demonstrations including jarring homemade jam, blacksmithing, and cooking up finger lickin’ homemade boysenberry glazes. Capture the
moment and the memories at boysenberry themed stand-in cutouts, each featuring fun historical facts and special moments from Knott’s history. Some will resemble original photo ops from the historic Pitchur Gallery on Main Street. While enjoying the festival, guests may meet some of the high spirited, fun loving residents of Ghost Town.
When the sun sets on Ghost Town, the buildings and midways light up in festive boysenberry purple hues.
When the sun sets, things get krazy when Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies mount their toe tappin’, knee-slappin’, gut-bustin’ country comedy show in front of the Birdcage Theater that has Knott’s audiences clamoring for more! It’s the perfectly krazy end to a day at Knott’s Berry Bloom.
Knott’s Berry Bloom also features an extensive line up of live and interactive entertainment. The iconic Charleston Circle fountain transforms into a beautiful floral fountain, adorned with colorful flowers creating an iconic centerpiece for Bloom. Located in the Boardwalk area, the stunning monument will serve as a dramatic backdrop for two spectacular interactive shows. Peanuts Party in the Park returns bigger and more interactive than ever with an all-new rockin’ set list, more Peanuts characters, and tons of fun surprises in Charleston Circle.
And this year Knott’s debuts a new night time dance party,Bloomination! I am sure my family will definitely be at the dance party. After sundown, larger-than- life flowers and butterflies affixed to the Charleston fountain light the night with LED lighting effects; butterfly stilt walkers prance among the crowd, and a DJspins the hottest dance music for all ages.
Last year’s guest favorite, the Search for the Easter Beagle returns this year as the Easter Beagle’s ENORMOUS Egg Hunt. This year, all five of the interactive Easter Beagle locations will also be prize locations for kids 3-11 years old who are on the hunt for spring time fun. The path will lead explorers to a grand finale meet and greet location with Snoopy in an area of Camp Snoopy created just for this attraction! My son is going to love this!!!! Near Xcelarator, challenge one another to an oversized game of shuffle board, giant tic tac toe, larger than life bowling, and more at Big Boardwalk Games. This season, Big Boardwalk Games has sprouted new and exciting games, and throughout the day, Sally and Peppermint Patty come out to play along and challenge park guests to some friendly competition. Let the good times roll!
In the Camp Snoopy Theatre, the all new musical revue, Flower Power, will showcase the Peanuts pals singing, dancing, and celebrating springtime to cheerful tunes – and they just might invite little ones on stage to celebrate with them! As part of the 30th celebration of Camp Snoopy and renovation of the entire land
Most of the exciting Knott’s Berry Bloom activities are included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm, which also offers a full day of thrilling coasters and family fun rides, like the all-new Boardwalk attractions and the beautifully restored Timber Mountain Log Ride. Knott’s is open extended hours from 10am to 10pm during Knott’s Berry Bloom, April 12 – 27, 2014 allowing guests extra time to take advantage of all of the limited-time offerings.
There will be so much do! I am hoping we can fit all of the activities into one day. This will definitely be the best way to begin the Spring season.
Head over to Knott’s site and purchase your tickets, maybe season passes. You do not want to miss this. I am sure your family will enjoy it.
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