With theme parks still closed across California, Knott’s Berry Farm is launching another limited capacity food festival event, Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween.

In the same vein as the Taste of Calico and Taste of Knott’s events, Taste of Fall-O-Ween requires guests to buy “tasting cards”  in advance. The adult cards will cost $35 for five “tastings” (up from $30 for Taste of Knott’s), while kids cards will cost $20 (up from $15), which includes three “tastings” and Camp Snoopy Trick-or-Treat Trail.

So what’s on the menu? Here are a few choice selections:

  • Perilous Pizza: a pizza slice with buffalo chicken, jalapenos, ranch and mozzarella cheese
  • Pastrami Tater Tots: hot pastrami, diced garlic Pickles, Mornay cheese sauce over tater tots, served with boysenberry mustard
  • Headless Meatball Sandwich: a large beef and pork meatball on a Hawaiian bun with provolone cheese in marinara sauce
  • The Great Pumpkin Bun: a deep fried cinnamon roll with pumpkin Icing and sprinkles

Great Pumpkin Bun (Knott’s)

Guests will be allowed to wear costumes at Knott’s during the event, provided that they still follow face mask requirements aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. 

“While guests are encouraged to come dressed in their most festive costumes, approved face coverings still are mandatory,” the park said in its press release. “Costume masks are not allowed as a substitution for required face coverings.”

Masks are not required once guests are seated at a table or bench to eat. 

Like the previous food festivals, physical distancing will be encouraged throughout the parks and guests will have to pass a temperature screening before entry. 

The first Taste of Fall-O-Ween event will be held on Friday, Sept. 25. It’s scheduled to run Fridays through Sundays through Nov. 1. Hours will vary depending on the day, going from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

No theme park rides will be available, as those remain closed in California due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also forced the cancellation of the park’s traditional Halloween event, Knott’s Scary Farm

California Gov. Newsom has indicated the state is “getting closer” to issuing reopening guidance for theme parks. When Theme Park Tribune asked if Knott’s has a contingency plan in case they’re allowed to reopen before the new event is set to wrap on Nov. 1, Knott’s spokesperson Diana Bahena said in an email, “Knott’s Berry Farm will be ready to announce an official date when state and local governments have approved theme parks to open in CA.”

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