#GhostTownAlive at Knott’s Is Back For The Summer

Now through September 4th, Ghost Town Alive! returns to Knott’s Berry Farm for another action-packed summer complete with bandits, cowboys, robberies, judges, a good ol’ western hoedown, and much more!

Guests can visit the beloved town of Calico and experience an authentic western adventure by becoming a star in this summer’ s story of the Wild West, where the power to unlock adventures is in the hands of every guest.

This summer, the story continues a year after the notorious Mayfield Gang escaped the custody of Sheriff Wheeler. Word around town is the Mayfield’ s have been spotted back in Calico and the townsfolk are in need of some help in capturing the bandits and keeping the town safe. Ghost Town Alive! will offer guests a firsthand experience to play an important part in this unfolding story of the wild west, with specific tasks and activities and an essential role as an honorary citizen of Calico.

The end of the Ghost Town Alive! day concludes with a big old fashioned hoedown. My kiddos had a great time getting out there with the citizens of Ghost Town and learning to square dance.

At night, the fun continues. Set on the Calico Mine stage in Ghost Town, come witness a spectacle; see awe-inspiring stunts, and death defying acrobatics in“Circus of Wonders.” The astonishing 30 minute spectacular is action packed with all-time favorite circus attractions such as the Trapeze, Tightrope, Aerial Acrobatics, Trampoline, and of course, clowns, incorporating lighting and pyrotechnics, making this nighttime show a must-see event!

The live entertainment continues with the explosive Wild West Stunt Show and the high kickin’ Calico Saloon Show, all in Ghost Town. At the Wagon Camp Stage, get krazy when Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies mount their toe tappin’ , knee-slappin’ , gut-bustin’ country comedy show that will have audiences clamoring for more! In the evening a group of krazy talented performers has guests kicking up their heels with vine dancing, a down home jug band and dueling fiddlers and banjos! There are two performances nightly.

Ghost Town Alive! and the entertainment are all geared toward all ages. Truly, everyone in the family will have fun at this unique activity that you find at any other theme park. Especially none with as much real history as Knott’s.

For more information about Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Season Passes, please visit knotts.com. Join the conversation about the return on the popular Ghost Town Alive! and Knott’s summer entertainment using #GhostTownAlive #KnottBerryFarm

In Honor of the Boysenberry at Knott’s

Next month, join Knott’s as it celebrates the flavorful berry that started it all, the boysenberry, during the much anticipated Knott’s Boysenberry Festival.

For the first time ever, the mouthwatering festival is expanding to three weeks, April 1–April 23, with delectable food and drinks, and festive live entertainment. The 23-day food festival features over 70 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus foot-stompin’ entertainment, Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, featuring boysenberry and wine, and family fun that everyone will love!

“Fun stick” battered and deep fried cheesecake and a boysenberry flauta

Mike went to sample some of the offerings this year for the Boysenberry Festival, yesterday. For 2017, the mouthwatering line-up of boysenberry inspired dishes will feature irresistible boysenberry pizza made with arugula and goat cheese (yum), the unforgettable and delicious new ravioli dish packed with boysenberry flavors (yum), freshly-baked boysenberry fry bread (yum yum) and lip-smacking corn on the cob with boysenberry butter and mayo (didn’t try it).

Other must try items include crispy deep fried alligator bites paired with farm-made zesty boysenberry aioli (you can try it), finger-lickin boysenberry BBQ wings (yum), savory boysenberry meatballs (yum yum), sweet boysenberry cream soda (yas!), creamy chocolate covered boysenberry cheesecake on a stick (yum yum) and many more delicious treats. Additional fee for tastings.

The Boysenberry Festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm, additional cost for food tasting experiences within the event.  Knott’s will have extended hours, 10am to 10pm, from April 1 –  April 23, allowing guests extra time to take advantage of all of the limited-time offerings.

Join the conversation and share your day of boysenberry fun by using #BoysenberryFestival on Twitter and Instagram. For information about the day you plan to visit and available discounts, visit www.knotts.com, or download the newly updated Knott’s Berry Farm mobile app for your smartphone.

Knott’s #MerryFarm Returns

Never has there been so much to see and do during the holiday season at Knott’s Merry Farm, now through January 8th! I feel like Knott’s was made for this time of the year. Ghost Town is magical during Christmas.

Knott's Merry Farm

My husband has fond memories of Knott’s, especially during Christmastime. When he was young, his family would come to the park Sunday mornings. They would enjoy the log ride, mine train and have a funnel cake. It’s wonderful to be able to make similar memories with our children.

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  •  Christmas Crafts Village, Ghost Town – the tradition continues with all sorts of Christmas gifts and crafts.
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Christmas in Calico – Calico Town Hall and Ghost Town – entertainment all around!carolers
  • 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Santa’s Christmas Cabin – Wilderness Dance Hall – Don’t miss delicious cookies and milk, desserts, roasted nuts, local wine and craft beers. Plus, get your picture with Santa Claus!
  • A PEANUTS Guide to Christmas – Camp Snoopy Theatre
  • Merry Christmas, Snoopy! Ice Show – Charles M. Schulz Theatre – the Christmas Beagle is back for this annual skating show tradition.

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  • A Christmas Carol and The Gift of the Magi – Bird Cage Theatre – live on-stage!
  • Calico Saloon Christmas Show – Calico Saloon – rootin tootin holiday fun
  • 5:00 pm – Calico Tree Lighting Ceremony – Calico Park

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  • 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30 pm – Snow and Glow in Ghost Town – Ghost Town Main Street and Schoolhouse Road
  • It’s the Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown – Calico Mine Stage
If you are looking for some affordable fun for the upcoming year and an easy gift to give for the family, consider a 2017 Season Pass, which includes one free admission in 2016, unlimited visits in 2017 with no blackout dates, discounts on select food and merchandise, and access to exciting year-round seasonal events. For affordable year-round fun for everyone on your “nice” list, Season Passes start at just $90.00, the best price of the year for a limited time.
For More information about Knott’s Berry Farm please visit knotts.com or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app for your smart phone.