The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival in Buena Park, California returns this spring from April 1-23. The annual celebration of “all things boysenberry” features over 70 unique boysenberry dishes, drinks, desserts and more!
Did you know that the boysenberry is Knott’s founding fruit? Knott’s Boysenberry Festival celebrates this precious fruit, which is a cross between a blackberry, raspberry and loganberry. It was originally created by Walter Knott and Rudolph Boysen. During Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, the highly acclaimed purple berry is put up on a pedestal and showcased in unimaginable ways.
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a media tasting at Knott’s to sample the 2017 line up of mouthwatering boysenberry inspired dishes for the annual festival. First up, and new this year to the menu, was the irresistible boysenberry pizza made with dark arugula and fresh goat cheese. The pizza had a sweet aroma about it thanks to the pineaapple and boysenberry sauce on top.
Up next, was the unforgettable and delicious new ravioli dish packed with boysenberry flavors, the freshly-baked boysenberry fry bread and lip-smacking corn on the cob with boysenberry butter and mayo. Just be careful handling the corn on the cob though. It is steaming hot!