Knott’s Berry Farm is BACK! And to celebrate, the Buena Park farm-turned-theme-park is running a special Knott’s Family Reunion celebration through September 6, 2021.
There’s so many special extras to explore, it really will feel like a happy return — from the brand-new Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair attraction to the Knott’s Summer Nights music fest plus special bits, sips, character greets and more there’s a bunch to explore. We were invited with media comp to check out the park’s return to operation and are happy to offer a look at what to expect! ENJOY!
Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair
Step inside with us for a peek at the adventures ofBoysen Bear and Girlsen Bear as they travel to the Country Fair to earn the blue ribbon prize for their famous boysenberry pies but mischief and mayhem are sure to ensue. Donning 3D glasses, guests use special jam blasters in the vehicle thwart the boisterous boysenberry balderdash!
Nightly Lighting Ceremony
A new nightly ceremony featuring multiple attractions lighting up the evening and culminating in a special moment with the redesigned illuminated K-tower is a dazzling sight. For opening night the show was accented with pyrotechnics.
Knott’s Summer Nights
Live music, DJs, and some really fun and tasty food and drink specialties are part of the festivities.
The Calico State is a fun venue with a bunch of space to enjoy some live music.
The smaller stage in ghost town is also ready to keep the music going.
DJs will also be found around the park to keep the vibe festive!
Fresher options are also available from the heavy treats and eats. The BLT Pasta Salad was a nice cool pacer dish and the Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad is a refreshing delight. Lightly dressed and loaded with sweet and salty flavor.
Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Lettuce Wraps are a nice fresh summery option. Packed with flavor and a little bit of heat.
Here’s the full 2021 Knott’s Summer Nights tasting card menu. You can see from the map all the dining options are centralized near the Calico main stage.
Expect to find friends old and new including Snoopy and the gang plus for the first time in a very long time… Knott’s very own original character Whittles! Plus, Sad Eye Joe is always ready to sit and speak a spell.
A ton of really fantastic photo-ops are available all around the park paying tribute to the park and its history — many of which come have the original sound effects from long-gone attractions and experiences. It’s a perfect nod.
This recreation of the top of the park’s K-Tower makes a fun photo-op for you to recreate a King Kong climbing moment.
This tribute to the Haunted Hack attraction contains an optical illusion photo-op!
Kingdom of the Dinosaurs also has a fantastic nod to the past.
Soap Box Racers is another attraction that’s been lost to history but you can create a fun photo-op here!
Remember the Sky Jump parachute drop?
Even these classic park photo-ops are refreshed and looking great!
Around the Farm
Festive new park décor also helps setup the festive atmosphere.
There is a recreation original berry stand at the park’s entrance. A nice nod to the past. A classic delivery truck is also part of the photo-op.
Commemorative merchandise available all around the park include nostalgic nods to the park’s history.
Knott’s 100th Anniversary Merchandise
Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair
See it for Yourself
Knott’s Berry Farm is now open! The Knott’s Summer Nights festival runs through September 6, 2021.
Date-specific tickets are required for entry. Admission prices available from $55! knotts.com.
- All 2020 and 2021 season passes purchased through May 5, 2021, will be valid through May 5, 2022.
- New Knott’s Season Passes are now available starting at $101 or six easy payments of $13.50 after an initial payment.
- Gold Passes are $135 or six easy payments of just $17.00 after an initial payment. Information regarding Soak City Waterpark will be coming soon. These offers end on June 20, 2021. Applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.