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2017 Boysenberry Festival trip report

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  • 2017 Boysenberry Festival trip report

    The trip report is a few months late, but I wanted to have some photos of the 2017 version of the Boysenberry Festival posted here.
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    We went to the Boysenberry Festival on the next-to-last weekend, on April 15th. In the past, we have gone on the very first Saturday of the festival, but those two first weekends in April were booked from other commitments.
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    Noticed that the festival seems to get more and more popular every year, in terms of crowds and publicity. Also, Knott's has been expanding the dates of the festival, which I believe were only two weekends the first year (while still being promoted as Knott's Berry Bloom for the main event, and Boysenberry Festival for the boysenberry themed stuff in Ghost Town). This year, Knott's expanded the event for the first time to four weekends plus the weekdays in between.

    We had read here and on other Knott's fan sites that the queues for the more popular items like the boysenberry pizza were outrageously long. We arrived a little before the 10 am opening time (season passholders get early admission) and headed toward Ghost Rider to get in one ride. Then we started with the boysenberry panna cotta (sort of like a boysenberry pudding, not too sweet) at the Ghost Town Bakery.
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    Even though there were only three or four people in front of us, the line moved very slowly because there was only one worker who was selling the festival tasting cards, taking the money, and then getting the pre-made Panna Cotta and putting the almond topping on the little dishes.
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    Then we went next door to Calico Pizza and got the famous Boysenberry Pizza that everyone was talking about during the media previews and early days of the festival. (Oh, I forgot to say that we bought the Boysenberry Festival tasting cards for $25 at the bakery when we bought the panna cotta.)

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    As with the panna cotta, we asked that the Knott's employee not put any almonds on top (both the pizza and almond cotta were supposed to have almond crumble or almond slices on top) because of food allergies.

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    The pizza was quite good in my opinion, with a creamy boysenberry sauce and slices of ham and vegetable. It was not a dessert pizza, but rather savory.

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      Then we walked around Ghost Town and looked at the boysenberry plants for sale at the replica of Mr. and Mrs. Knott's boysenberry stand (the price had gone up significantly from two years ago, when we bought our plant which is still healthy and living in our patio). I believe it was $25 or $30 for the little plant.

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        Then we walked around Ghost Town and looked at some of the boysenberry products on sale, and the Boysenberry Festival merchandise.

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        Snoopy plush dolls and t-shirts special for Boysenberry Festival

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        Boysenberry Festival display in front of the Gold Trail Hotel, just in front of Handsome Bill and Whiskey Pete (?)

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        You can buy the boysenberry bottled cream soda in packs of four....

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        or in individual bottles.

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        Boysenberry flavored candies: licorice twists, hard candy sticks, taffy.

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