The Craziest Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Food Item Ever: Mrs. Knott’s MEGA Chicken Dinner Burger-In-One

Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival 2020 has thrown down the gauntlet for food festivals everywhere – the Mrs. Knott’s MEGA Chicken Dinner Burger-In-One!! This insane foodie creation is the brainchild of Executive Sous Chef Luke Peters, who wanted to bring out the 100-year tradition of Knott’s Berry Farm in one amazing food item that can feed four or more.

Since the 1920’s Knott’s Berry Farm has been known as a Chicken Dinner Restaurant and Boysenberry fruit stand. To honor that tradition, Mrs. Knott’s MEGA Chicken Dinner Burger-In-One consists of 4 fried chicken breasts skewered atop an upside-down whole Boysenberry pie. This tops an entire King’s Hawaiian loaf of bread split in half to accommodate 4 1-lb. All-beef hamburger patties, mayo, lettuce and onions. Description doesn’t do it justice, so here is a video: 

The Mrs. Knott’s MEGA Chicken Dinner Burger-In-One is available at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant ONLY between March 20 and April 19, 2020. The cost will be between $80-$100, and the chef needs 30 minutes to prepare upon ordering. Part of the presentation includes splitting the mega dish into 4 equal halves while everyone in the restaurant watches. So gather a gaggle of friends and celebrate Knott’s 100th Anniversary in true Boysenberry style!

Boysenberry Festival Food

This year’s festival will feature over 75 new and returning boysenberry-inspired creations crafted by the Knott’s culinary team. You will have the opportunity to indulge in a tantalizing lineup of dishes that can only be found at Knott’s during this time of year. In addition to some traditional faire, Knott’s Boysenberry Festival will introduce 26 new food and drink items, including:

  • Tender beef tips served with creamy boysenberry mashed potato

  • Refreshing lemonade with basil and boysenberry 
  • Boysenberry Beer cheese soup with a boysenberry drizzle topped with brown butter croutons 
  • Sautéed brussel sprouts topped with boysenberry balsamic and bacon 

  • Rich chocolatey boysenberry chicken mole on cilantro rice 
  • Boysenberry Sangria 
  • Boysenberry Cajun shrimp served over a bed of buttery grits 

  • Two chicken drumsticks bathed in boysenberry BBQ sauce 
  • Hearty boysenberry steak chili with an oven fresh boysenberry corn bread muffin 
  • Samosa’s with boysenberry chutney 

  • Pork Bao bun dumpling with a boysenberry kimchi and Nam pla 
  • Citrusy boysenberry ceviche with crispy tortilla chips 
  • A sweet boysenberry smoothie packed with fruity flavors 
  • Homemade crunchy chips paired with a zesty boysenberry onion dip 
  • Grilled boysenberry sausage in a bun with boysenberry ketchup 
  • Elote rolled in boysenberry mayo topped with a boysenberry tortilla crumble and cotija cheese 

  • Creamy mac and cheese bites with a tangy boysenberry ketchup 
  • Glazed donut holes served with rich boysenberry ice cream and topped with boysenberry coulis 
  • Boysenberry bread pudding topped with boysenberry coulis and anglaise sauce 
  • Hot pastrami sandwich on a pretzel bun with boysenberry mustard 
  • Boysenberry macaron, a sensational French dessert 

  • Churros powdered with boysenberry sugar 
  • Extra creamy boysenberry ice cream 
  • Boysenberry Beer 
  • Boysenberry Wine 
  • Boysenberry Mimosa 

You can find all these items at tasting booths and restaurants throughout the theme park, and a great way to indulge is by purchasing a tasting card for $40 ($38 for season pass holders). The tasting card is good for 8 tastings of food or drink, and is available at Knotts.com or on your trip to the theme park.

Boysenberry Festival Entertainment

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival offers endless entertainment options for the festival goer: 

Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree! – Guests are invited to join Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts Gang in a musical stage show that will have families dancing along at the Calico Mine Stage 

Riverboat Revenge – Knott’s pays tribute to its past at the Legendary Bird Cage Theatre with a special presentation of the brand new comedy melodrama, Riverboat Revenge. All Aboard for this Boysenberry Bon Voyage! 

Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies – A group of krazy talented performers will have guests toe tappin’, vine dancin’ and knee-slappin’ to a comedic country music show at the Wagon Camp stage. 

Boysenberry Fun and Games – Get in on the fun of some of the craziest and messiest games along with our famous Boysenberry Pie Eating Contest. 

Old MacDonald’s Farm – Young ones and young at heart are invited to cozy up to the cutest critters on the farm including horses, sheep, goats and other furry friends. Old MacDonald’s Farm pays tribute to one of the farm’s original attractions. 

Knott’s Totally Tubular 80’s Dance Party – A Classic returns! Travel back to the 80’s as you dance the night away to the best songs of the decade. 

Boysenberry Blues – Pull up a chair as our blues trio conjures up some of the smoothest tunes performing at the Boardwalk BBQ patio 

Musical Performances – Various musical duos playing Country and Bluegrass tunes will take the stage at Fireman’s BBQ

DJ Cruz – Knott’s resident DJ keeps the night pumpin’ with the latest dance hits sure to make you hit the dance floor 

History of the Boysenberry – Grab a slice of history in our museum dedicated to the fruit that made it all possible 

Boysenberry Festival Merchandise

Limited Edition is the keyword for merchandise, because how often does Knott’s 100th Anniversary and Knott’s Boysenberry Festival coincide?? To celebrate, this year’s new merchandise includes event-themed apparel, pajama sets, festival-inspired parasols and perfectly packaged food items you can take home for your very own in-home Boysenberry Festival tasting.

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Savor new boysenberry tequila and whiskey and spiced wine preserves, boysenberry Irish cream coffee, boysenberry cake batter cookies, boysenberry vinaigrette dressing, boysenberry hot sauce, and boysenberry sarsaparilla. The Knott’s Berry Market also features signature boysenberry items like the delicious boysenberry BBQ sauce and our classic jams and preserves. Unique boysenberry inspired artisan products will also be available at the Boysenberry Festival Craft Fair returning with 30 local craft vendors, each crater will feature a boysenberry theme items. 

How Do I Attend Knott’s Boysenberry Festival?

The Boysenberry Festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm. Additional costs apply for food tasting experiences within the event. Knott’s will have extended hours on select days March 20 – April 19, allowing guests extra time to take advantage of all of the limited-time offerings. 

The best way to savor every day of the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival and all of the other Seasons of Fun is with a 2020 Season Pass. A Regular Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2020 to Knott’s Berry Farm with no blackout dates, and a Gold Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2020 to both Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark with no blackout dates. Regular passes are just $101 or six easy payments of $13.50 after an initial payment and Gold Passes are $125 or six easy payments of just $17.00 after an initial payment. These offers end April 19, 2020. Applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com. 

For more information about Knott’s Berry Farm please visit knotts.com or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app for your smart phone. Join the conversation using the hashtag #Boysenberry Festival 

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