Knott’s Berry Farm adds Taste of Merry Farm to run of food and beer festivals – Orange County Register
Knott’s Berry Farm plans to add a holiday wrinkle to its run of food, beer and wine events with the new Taste of Merry Farm while the Buena Park theme park waits to fully reopen under California’s pandemic guidelines.
The Taste of Merry Farm craft beer and food event will run on 31 select dates Nov. 20 through Jan. 3 at Knott’s.
The Taste of Merry Farm takes the concept of the Taste of Fall-O-Ween that runs through Nov. 1 and the previous Taste of Knott’s and Taste of Calico events and adds a winter holiday twist with a menu celebrating seasonal flavors.
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The private ticketed event uses the food and beverage venues in the park while Knott’s rides and attractions remain closed indefinitely.
The Taste of Fall-O-Ween menu will feature more than 60 food and drink items including an Ode to Santa eggnog with candy cane cookies, Blitzen’s Christmas tree Bundt cake, Comet’s maple-glazed cinnamon bun, Scrooge’s spicy wings, turkey dinner tater tots and chocolate peppermint cheesecake bars.
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Knott’s will decorate the park in Christmas decor with thousands of lights and miles ofgarland for the event.
Knott’s retail shops along with two dozen local artisan craft booths will be open for holiday shopping.
Event admission will be limited to ensure reduced capacity which could lead to sold out dates for the event.
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Visitors must purchase a date-specific tasting card in advance on the Knott’s website or app that will serve as a Taste of Merry Farm admission ticket. Taste of Merry Farm tasting cards will run $40 for five food tastings and $20 for a junior card that’s good for three tastings.
The Taste of Merry Farm event will run on Nov. 20-29, Dec. 4-6, Dec. 11-13, Dec. 18-24, Dec. 26-30 and January 1-3 from noon to 9 p.m. The event will close an hour earlier at 8 p.m. on Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 24 and Jan. 3.