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Taste of Calico Safety

Learn about our safety measures and other important information you'll need to know when you visit Taste of Calico.

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While Knott's Berry Farm theme park remains closed, Knott's Ghost Town is the setting for the all-new, limited-time outdoor dining 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. 

The only way to experience the limited-time food event is with a Taste of Calico tasting card. Regular (ages 12+) tasting cards are $25 and include 5 tastings. Junior (ages 3-11) tasting cards are $15 and include 3 tastings. Children 2 and under are free. One tasting card, per person, per entrance. Admission will be limited each day and tasting cards may sell out. Purchase your tasting card in advance below.

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By popular demand, the Taste of Calico event will be extended two additional weekends, 7/31 – 8/2 and 8/7 – 8/9 with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

Limited time, special event dates as follows:

Friday, July 24: 12 PM - 9 PM — SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 25:
 12 PM - 9 PM — SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 26: 12 PM - 8 PM — SOLD OUT
Friday, July 31: 12 PM - 9 PM — SOLD OUT
Saturday, Aug. 1: 12 PM - 9 PM — SOLD OUT
Sunday, Aug. 2: 12 PM - 8 PM — SOLD OUT
Friday, Aug. 7: 12 PM - 9 PM — SOLD OUT
Saturday, Aug. 8: 12 PM - 9 PM — SOLD OUT
Sunday, Aug. 9: 12 PM - 8 PM — SOLD OUT

Dates and hours subject to change without notice.

Find information on the next all-new outdoor food event, Taste of Knott's, which starts August 21.

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Taste of Calico Tasting Card

July 24-26, July 31-Aug. 2, & Aug. 7-9

Experience Taste of Calico at Knott's Berry Farm with a Tasting Card (one card required per guest per entrance). Enjoy a choice of 3-5 tastings from our Taste of Calico menu.

$25* for adults for 5 tastes
$15* for ages 3-11 for 3 tastes

Save 10% as a 2020 Season Passholder!

Valid during Taste of Calico July 24-26, July 31 - Aug. 2, & Aug. 7-9, 2020 only. Tasting Card required for entry. Tasting cards are in limited supply.
*Plus tax.

 
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Taste of Calico Food Items

A. Wagon Wheel Pizza

  • Pulled Pork Sliders with Jalapeno Strips
  • Boysenberry Hand Scooped Ice Cream Cookiewich

B. Spurs Booth

  • Boysenberry BBQ Wings

C. Pemmican Pickle

  • Basil Lemonade
  • Boysenberry Smoothie

D. Calico Fry Co.

  • Mac and Cheese Bites with French Fries and a Sriracha Ketchup

E. Sutter’s Grill

  • Pulled Pork Sliders with Jalapeno Strips
  • Mac and Cheese Bites with French Fries and a Sriracha Ketchup
  • Boysenberry BBQ Wings
  • Samosas with a Boysenberry Chutney

F. Sutter’s Funnel Cake

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

G. 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

H. Fireman’s BBQ

  • Boysenberry Sausage on a Hoagie Bun
  • Roasted Corn with Butter, Cotjia Cheese, and Cayenne Pepper
  • Basil Lemonade

I. 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

J. Wilderness Dance Hall Patio

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

K. Gourmet Churro Factory

  • Mini Stuffed Churro with Boysenberry Filling

L. Mix-It-Up

  • Boysenberry Icee Float
  • Boysenberry Jam Soft Serve Cookiewich
  • Cucumber Lemonade

M. Calico Saloon

  • Boysenberry Flavored Beer, Wine, or Sangria
  • Boysenberry Smoothie

N. Judge Roy Bean

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

O. Charleston Circle Booth #1

  • Boysenberry Sausage on a Hoagie Bun
  • Roasted Corn with Butter, Cotija Cheese, and Cayenne Pepper

P. Gourmet Coffee Hut

  • Strawberry Swirl Popping Boba
  • Boysenberry Smoothie

Q. Charleston Circle Booth #2

  • Gumbo with Shrimp, Chicken, and Boysenberry Sausage on Basmati Rice
  • Steak Chili with a Boysenberry Cornbread Muffin

Gluten, Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly Options

A. Wagon Wheel Pizza

  • Dairy Friendly, Gluten Friendly – Pulled Pork Slider with Jalapeno Strips served on a Gluten Friendly Bun (or Pulled Pork by itself)
  • Vegetarian, Cookie produced in a facility where tree nuts are used – Boysenberry Hand Scooped Ice Cream Cookiewich

B. Spurs Booth

  • GF – Boysenberry BBQ Wings

C. Pemmican Pickle

  • Dairy Friendly, Gluten Friendly, Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly – Basil Lemonade
  • GF/Vegetarian – Boysenberry Smoothie

D. Calico Fry Co.

  • Vegetarian Friendly - Mac and Cheese Bites with French Fries and a Sriracha Ketchup
  • No gluten friendly or vegan items on the Tasting Card at this location

E. Sutter’s Grill

  • Dairy Friendly, Gluten Friendly – Pulled Pork Slider with Jalapeno Strips served on a Gluten Friendly Bun (or Pulled Pork by itself)
  • Dairy Friendly, Gluten Friendly – Boysenberry BBQ Wings
  • GF/Vegan/Vegetarian – French Fries a la carte
  • Vegetarian Friendly – Mac and Cheese Bites with French Fries and a Sriracha Ketchup
  • Vegetarian – Samosas with a Boysenberry Chutney

F. Sutter’s Funnel Cake

  • Vegetarian – Mini Funnel Cake with Boysenberry Topping
  • Vegetarian – Mrs. Knott’s Biscuit Bites with Boysenberry Butter Dipping Sauce
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Produced in a facility where tree nuts are used – Bread Pudding with a Crème Anglaise
  • No gluten friendly or vegan items on the Tasting Card at this location

G. Ghost Town Grub

  • Vegetarian – Mini Funnel Cake with Boysenberry Topping
  • Vegetarian – Mrs. Knott’s Biscuit Bites with Boysenberry Butter Dipping Sauce
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Produced in a facility where tree nuts are used – Bread Pudding with a Crème Anglaise
  • No gluten friendly or vegan items on the Tasting Card at this location

H. Fireman’s BBQ

  • GF – Boysenberry Sausage on a Gluten Friendly Bun
  • Dairy/GF/Vegetarian Friendly - Roasted Corn with Butter, Cotjia Cheese, and Cayenne Pepper
  • GF/Vegan/Vegetarian – Basil Lemonade
  • Vegan – Roasted Corn with NO Toppings

I. Wilderness Broiler

  • Dairy Friendly, GF/Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly – Cucumber Lemonade
  • Dairy Friendly, GF/Vegetarian Friendly – Deep Fried Potato Chips with an Onion Dip
  • Dairy Friendly, Gluten Friendly – Pastrami Sandwich on a Gluten Friendly Bun with Boysenberry Mustard and a Side of Chips
  • Vegan Friendly – Deep Fried Potato Chips with NO Dip

J. Wilderness Dance Hall Patio

  • GF/Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly, Dairy Friendly – Boysenberry Flavored Wine or Sangria
  • Dairy Friendly, Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly – Boysenberry Flavored Beer
  • No gluten friendly or vegan food items on the Tasting Card at this location

K. Gourmet Churro Factory

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

L. Mix-It-Up

  • Gluten Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly – Boysenberry Icee Float
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Cookie produced in a facility where tree nuts are used – Boysenberry Jam Soft Serve Cookiewich
  • GF/Vegan/Vegetarian – Cucumber Lemonade

M. Calico Saloon

  • GF/Vegan/Vegetarian – Boysenberry Flavored Wine or Sangria
  • Vegan/Vegetarian – Boysenberry Flavored Beer
  • GF/Vegetarian – Boysenberry Smoothie

N. Judge Roy Bean

  • Diary/Gluten Friendly – Steak Chili with a Gluten Friendly Boysenberry Cornbread Muffin
  • GF/Vegan/Vegetarian – Boysenberry Flavored Wine, or Sangria
  • Vegan/Vegetarian – Boysenberry Flavored Beer
  • No gluten friendly or vegan food items on the Tasting Card at this location

O. Charleston Circle Booth #1

  • Dairy Friendly, Gluten Friendly – Boysenberry Sausage on a Gluten Free Udi Bun
  • Dairy/GF/Vegetarian Friendly – Roasted Corn with Butter, Cotjia Cheese, and Cayenne Pepper
  • Vegan – Roasted Corn with NO Toppings

P. Gourmet Coffee Hut

  • GF/Vegetarian – Strawberry Swirl Popping Boba
  • GF/Vegetarian Friendly, Dairy Friendly – Boysenberry Smoothie
  • No vegan items on the Tasting Card at this location

Q. Charleston Circle Booth #2

  • Dairy/Gluten Friendly – Steak Chili with a Gluten Friendly Boysenberry Cornbread Muffin
  • No gluten friendly or vegan 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 30 minutes before the event closes.

Taste of Calico Featured Beers

  • Knott's Boysenberry Beer
  • Bootlegger 100 Jars of Jam Beer
  • ACE Berry Cider
  • Sangria on Tap

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. 
  • Rhitrie 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! 

Is a tasting card required to attend the Taste of Calico?

Yes. The only way to experience the Taste of Calico outdoor food event is with a tasting card purchased online.

I have a season pass or an already purchased park admission ticket, do I still need to purchase a tasting card?

Yes. The Taste of Calico is not part of normal park operations and season passes or park admission tickets are not valid for this event. However, passholders do receive a discounted tasting card price.

Do I have to pay for parking?

There is no charge for parking when attending the Taste of Calico.

Can I exit and return the same day?

Yes keep your original tasting card e-ticket and you can exit and return on the same day.

Can Dining Plans or Souvenir Bottles be used at the Taste of Calico?

Dining plans and Souvenir Bottles are not valid at the Taste of Calico. 

Will any rides be open?

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.

If I don’t use all of my tastings, can I use them another 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.

Will there be other food available in addition to the tasting card items?

There will be a few select food locations open for purchases other than the tasting card offerings.

Do I need to restart my season pass payments in order to receive the discounted passholder tasting card?

No your season pass payments will remain on pause until the park reopens. The Taste of Calico is a special outdoor food event and you will be able to receive the discounted tasting card price without restarting your monthly payments.

Do I need to process my season pass in order to get the passholder discounted tasting card?

No. If you have not yet processed your 2020 Season Pass, you can use the barcode on your season pass e-voucher when prompted to enter your pass number during the tasting card purchase.