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Taste of Calico is Knott’s Berry Farm’s newest event!

Taste of Calico is Knott’s Berry Farm’s newest event!

Knott’s Berry Farm has a new event happening in the streets of Ghost Town – Knott’s Taste of Calico!

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From the Knott’s website:

While Knott’s Berry Farm theme park remains closed, Knott’s Ghost Town is the setting for the all-new, limited time outdoor food and retail experience, Knott’s Taste of Calico.

During this specially ticketed outdoor event, guests will be able to take a nostalgic stroll through the streets of Calico, sample unique Knott’s culinary creations including boysenberry specialties, visit local crafters and shop at our unique stores. 

Knott’s Taste of Calico

Dates and Times

  • Friday, July 17: 4 PM – 10 PM
  • Saturday, July 18: 4 PM – 10 PM
  • Sunday, July 19: 12 PM – 8 PM
  • Friday, July 24: 12 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, July 25: 12 PM – 9 PM
  • Sunday, July 26: 12 PM – 8 PM
  • Friday, July 31: 12 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, August 1: 12 PM – 9 PM
  • Sunday, August 2: 12 PM – 8 PM
  • Friday, August 7: 12 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, August 8: 12 PM – 9 PM
  • Sunday, August 9: 12 PM – 8 PM
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Taste of Calico Tasting Cards and Prices

The only way to experience the limited time food event is with a Taste of Calico tasting card. This no-contact method of redeeming your tastes is so easy – just scan the card!

If you have a Knott’s Season Pass, you can use it to purchase tasting cards and save an additional 10% off the Taste of Calico tasting card prices.

  • Regular (ages 12+) tasting cards are $25 ($22.50 for passholders) and include 5 tastings.
  • Junior (ages 3-11) tasting cards are $15 ($13.50 for passholders) and include 3 tastings.
  • Children 2 and under are free.

If you find that you still want to keep enjoying boysenberry treats while you’re at the park, there will be a few select food locations open for purchases other than the tasting card offerings.

One tasting card, per person, per entrance. Admission will be limited each day and tasting cards may sell out so we recommend you purchase your tasting card in advance here: https://www.knotts.com/play/events/taste-of-calico

Also, if you keep your original tasting card e-ticket, you can exit and return on the same day. Any unused tastings can be used on a future day during the Taste of Calico in 2020, however, a new tasting card will need to be purchased to gain entry for the future visit.

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Parking

There is no charge for parking when attending the Taste of Calico. Check out our post on the best spots to park when visiting Knott’s Berry Farm.

Relax Zone at Mystery Lodge

If you need a break, stop by Mystery Lodge where it has been transformed to the Relax Zone. You don’t need to wear a mask, and inside the location you’ll find everything is constantly sanitized. There’s also fans and plenty of seating available.

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We’re also super excited that Knott’s Berry Farm officially announced which items they’ll have at the Taste of Calico. Some of these food items are also some of our favorites during the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival!

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Taste of Calico Food Items

Sutter’s Grill

  • Basil Lemonade
  • Pulled Pork Sliders
  • Mac & Cheese Bites with French Fries and a Sriracha Ketchup
  • Boysenberry BBQ Wings
  • Samosas with a Boysenberry Chutney

Ghost Town Grub

  • Mini Funnel Cake with Boysenberry Topping
  • Mrs. Knott’s Biscuit Bites with Boysenberry Butter Dipping Sauce
  • Bread Pudding with a Crème Anglaise
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Fireman’s BBQ

  • Boysenberry Sausage on a Hoagie Bun
  • Roasted Corn with Butter and Cotija Cheese
  • Basil Lemonade
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Wilderness Broiler

  • Cucumber Lemonade
  • Deep Fried Potato Chips with an Onion Dip
  • Pastrami Sandwich on a Pretzel Bun with Boysenberry Mustard and a Side of Chips
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Wilderness Dance Hall Patio

  • Gumbo with Chicken, Shrimp, and Boysenberry Sausage on Basmati Rice
  • Boysenberry Flavored Beer, Wine, or Sangria
  • Boysenberry Smoothie
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Gourmet Churro Factory

  • Mini Stuffed Churro with Boysenberry Filling

Mix-It-Up

  • Boysenberry Jam Sugar Cookiewich
  • Boysenberry Icee Float
  • Cucumber Lemonade

Judge Roy Bean

  • Steak Chili with a Boysenberry Cornbread Muffin
  • Boysenberry Flavored Beer, Wine, or Sangria
  • Boysenberry Smoothie

Gluten, Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly Options

Sutter’s Grill:

  • GF – Pulled pork slider served on 1 Gluten Friendly bun (or pulled pork served by itself)
  • GF and Vegan/Vegetarian- Fries served a la carte
  • GF – Boysenberry BBQ Wings
  • GF and Vegan/Vegetarian – Basil Lemonade
  • Vegetarian – Mac and Cheese Bites served with Fries 
  • Vegetarian – Samosas

Ghost Town Grub:

  • Vegetarian: Bread Pudding, Mini Funnel Cake, Mrs. Knott’s Biscuit Bites
  • No gluten friendly or vegan items on the Tasting Card at this location

Fireman’s BBQ:

  • GF – Roasted Corn on the Cobb with all toppings
  • GF – Boysenberry Sausage on a Gluten Friendly bun
  • GF and Vegan/Vegetarian- Basil Lemonade
  • Vegan – Roasted Corn on the Cobb with NO toppings
  • Vegetarian – Roasted Corn on the Cobb with all toppings

Wilderness Broiler:

  • GF – Pastrami and mustard on a Gluten Friendly bun
  • GF – Deep Fried Potato Chips with Onion Dip
  • GF and Vegan/Vegetarian – Cucumber Lemonade
  • Vegan – Deep Fried Potato Chips with NO Onion Dip
  • Vegetarian – Deep Fried Potato Chips with Onion Dip

Wilderness Dance Hall Patio:

  • GF and Vegan/Vegetarian – All Beverages served at this location
  • No food item at this location is gluten friendly

Gourmet Churro Factory:

  • Vegetarian – Stuffed Mini Churro
  • No gluten friendly or vegan items on the Tasting Card at this location

Mix-it-Up:

  • GF – Boysenberry Icee Float
  • Vegetarian – Boysenberry Jam Sugar Cookiewich
  • No gluten friendly items on the Tasting Card at this location

Judge Roy Bean

  • GF and Vegan/Vegetarian – All Beverages served at this location
  • GF – Steak Chili with a Gluten Friendly Boysenberry Corn Muffin
  • No vegan or vegetarian friendly items on the Tasting Card at this location

Gluten, vegetarian, and vegan friendly options available upon request. Items and locations subject to change without notice. Must be 21 and older for alcoholic beverages. Valid ID required. Limit two (2) alcoholic beverage tastings per card. Alcohol service ends one hour before the event closes

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Taste of Calico Crafters

  • Build a Beanie – A truly unique experience. These experts in headwear will assist in creating a product just for you. Add flair and scents to create a custom product. 
  • Flores Honey – Southern California local Bee Keeper, Honey & Bee Products.
  • Leafy Love – Specializing in handcrafting loose leaf tea blends. Each tea blend is designed to provide different benefits while nourishing the body with antioxidants.
  • Creative Sea Creations – Beautiful and creative jewelry, home decor items, and novelty pins. 
  • Rhitrine Crystals – Purveyors of unique and exquisite gems, crystals, and jewelry.  
  • Whimsical Charm – Luxe gifts for your posh tot. Specialists in luxurious embroidered baby blankets, robes, and swaddles.
  • Headbands & Bows – A perfect way to add a special touch to your wardrobe. The very best in unique or custom, handmade products!
  • WDRingstamp – Personalized stamping on a stainless steel ring. 
  • A Cute Little Shop – Hand-painted and crafted gifts and décor. Free personalization available. 
  • Celtic Rings – Hand-crafted custom designed Celtic Rings. 
  • Miss Doolittles – Home of all kinds of tutus, hair bows, cute crochet and knitted hats, wooden garden decor and princess goodies of all kinds! 

And in case you’re wondering, the Taste of Calico is an outdoor food tasting event in Ghost Town and will not include any rides or any other areas of the park. The Theme Park remains closed, including all rides.

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Safety measures and operational changes at Knott’s Berry Farm

Here is what to expect when visiting:

  • Admission will be limited each day to ensure physical distancing
  • Upon arrival, guests will be asked to enter a temperature screening and security checkpoint at the main gate
  • All associates and guests must wear a facial covering while visiting Taste of Calico or the Knott’s California Marketplace store locations and restaurants – masks are not required while eating.
  • Frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected daily and sanitized frequently. This includes but is not limited to cash counters, scanners, EMV readers, pens at cashier counters, register screens, store fixtures, door handles, and shopping baskets.
  • Signage is present to aid guests in the proper direction of travel and as a reminder to practice social distancing.
  • Seating will be spaced out throughout the Taste of Calico event footprint
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the event area.
  • All associates are screened, including temperature and symptom checks using CDC guidelines before being allowed on the property to work.
  • Associates have been trained on the importance of handwashing, physical distancing, and overall hygiene.
  • Separate entrances and exits will appear at some store locations.
  • Store occupancy is limited to less than 50% of the normal building capacity. Queue lines outside of store locations with six-foot markers are present where applicable.

Who else is excited about this new event coming to Knott’s Berry Farm?!! Let us know in the comments below.

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Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com and is EIC for LMVL SoCal. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.

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