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This past weekend Knott’s Berry Farm for the first time since March opened its’ gates for the start of the first weekend on Taste of Calico. There was no rides the whole park was not opened but Calico Ghost Town which was the first section when the theme park opened.

It gave you a brief look of how the park was before the rollercoaster and other attractions when Knott’s was just the ghost town area and the food was a good day to be had from the family. The highlight is the food as always. Due to COVID-19 we missed out of this yours Boysenberry Festival but I was glad to be able to get some great treats again.

Throughout the ghost town area the stands in the area featured foods you could try from the tasting card you receive when purchasing the $25 admission. The price is actually reasonable as the five tasting you receive were good sized portions.

Boysenberry Cookiewich. Photo by Charly Shelton

You will not be disappointed with the food servings from the amazing big boysenberry cookiewich which featured boysenberry soft serve ice cream in between two boysenberry cookies with chocolate chips on the rim would make anyones day.

The boysenberry sausage was a good sized sausage and was tasty, the highlight of the evening though was Pulled Pork Sliders and the Deep Fried Potatoes Chips with Onion Dip. We wish we could have tried more but with the highly popular boysenberry beer and the boysenberry buffalo wings we were out for the count.

Boysenberry Sausage. Photo by Charly Shelton

The amount of people in the area was manageable but here is the not so fun part, as they were markers on the ground with the long lines for the food once the line past those stickers on the ground social distancing went out the window which made me want to avoid those stands. The good was it was comfortable to walk around and shop in the stores that were open and people were wearing facial coverings and the amazing staff at Knott’s were quick to let people know you must wear a face covering while not eating.

Pastrami Sandwich and Deep Fried Potato Chips with Onion Dip. Photo by Charly Shelton

Overall, the event was a lot of fun and it was great to be inside of Knott’s Berry Farm again eating great food. The food they served at the food festival was very good and tasty with a good amount to choose from.

Knott’s Taste of Calico will continue next Friday, July 24 – 26 and tickets are still available for next weekend at $25. If you are comfortable to venture out to the festivities it will be very nice to enjoy some fresh air after being in the house for a few months.

Update: July 21, 2020 12pm PT:

Announced today Knott’s Berry Farm has extended the festival by adding July 31- August 2 and August 7 through the 9th with extended hours Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm to 9pm and Sundays 12pm – 8pm. Get your tickets at