What to do in Southern California? How about a visit to California’s First Theme Park in Buena Park? Knott’s Berry Farm is a world-renowned theme park built from the humblest of beginnings nearly 100 years ago. Starting with a simple roadside berry stand, then a restaurant serving mouthwatering chicken dinners, Walter and Cordelia Knott attracted long lines of customers to their Buena Park farm. To keep crowds entertained, the Knott family built an entire western-themed town that remains the heart of Knott’s Berry Farm today. Anchored in its rich California history and charm, Knott’s Berry Farm now bursts with attractions and entertainment for all ages, including first-class roller coasters and thrill rides, elaborate stage shows, interactive entertainment, and family-friendly fun featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang. To complete the family resort, the Knott’s Soak City Waterpark and Knott’s Hotel are located within walking distance of the theme park. Plus, true to its roots, Knott’s continues to serve up delicious food creations that can only be found at Knott’s Berry Farm— California’s first theme park.
Things To Eat At Knott’s Berry Farm
For Nearly 100 Years, Knott's Berry Farm has been drawing foodies from all over. What started as a small family berry farm soon began to grow into a world-famous destination thanks to famous fried chicken dinners and delicious boysenberry pies. That culinary innovation still thrives today at Knott’s. Our team of chefs is always striving to bring you new flavors and tasty creations. From handmade boysenberry churros to carne asada tacos, there are dozens of delicious dishes available throughout the theme park.
Fun Things To Do In Southern California All Year Round – Knott’s Berry Farm Seasons of Fun
You can meet Snoopy and the PEANUTS Gang daily at Knott’s Berry Farm, but the best time for PEANUTS fans to visit is during the Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration on select days in January and February! Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration is uniquely dedicated to celebrating the beloved PEANUTS characters. Guests can join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the PEANUTS Gang as the park celebrates the world Charles M. Schultz created. The park is adorned with PEANUTS inspired décor, new character experiences, comic strip inspired photo opportunities, deliciously themed-treats and new whimsical shows.
Calling all foodies! The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is an annual food-inspired spring event that celebrates the park’s historic roots by highlighting the little berry that started it all, the boysenberry. Every year the Festival features over 75 new and returning boysenberry-inspired creations crafted by the Knott’s culinary team. Guests have the opportunity to indulge in a tantalizing lineup of dishes ranging from savory foods with a boysenberry twist to refreshingly sweet and tangy drinks and one-of-a-kind specialty desserts that can only be found at Knott’s Berry Farm during this time of year. In addition to the tasty treats, the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival offers a wide-selection of daily entertainment, live music and fun activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. A berry great time is guaranteed!
Knott’s Soak City Waterpark is a separately gated, 15-acre water park next to the Knott's Berry Farm theme park. In 2017, Orange County's largest water park expanded to offer even more fun in the sun with seven new slides. The park now boasts a total of 22 speed, tube and body slides plus the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool; the one-third-mile Sunset River; and the three-story Beach House, featuring 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and other interactive surprises. The water park also features Gremmie Lagoon, a hands-on water playground for younger kids and families. Open seasonally on select days from mid-May to early September.
Southern California Things To Do For Halloween
Celebrate the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family-friendly Halloween celebration geared towards families with kids ages 3-11. Families can join in on the ghoulish fun by participating in safe, interactive adventures throughout the park, starting with a special trip around Camp Spooky on the Grand Sierra Railroad. Guests of all ages can learn about the creepy crawly critters occupying the livery stable in Ghost Town, including an array of snakes, rats, spiders, a bearded dragon and the Headless Horseman’s horse. While in Ghost Town, young guests can also stop by the town’s shops and buildings where the friendly but spooky townsfolk will be handing out some trick-or-treating treats.
In the fall, when night descends and the fog rolls in, brave guests can experience Knott’s Scary Farm, the largest and most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else. The fully transformed theme park encompasses 13 uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. This year’s Knott’s Scary Farm experience has all the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare, but unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare you can’t wake up from. Knott’s Scary Farm takes place on select nights from September 21 – October 31 and is not recommended for children under 13.
Things To Do In Buena Park - Celebrate the Holidays at Knott’s Merry Farm
Every winter, celebrate the holiday season as the park wondrously transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm, a Christmas celebration for all ages. Spend this joyous time of year with your family enjoying live entertainment, our Christmas Crafts Village, festive food, nightly snow and glow show, and lavish holiday decorations.