For the first time since March, guests will be welcomed back into Ghost Town at Knott’s Berry Farm — but not to ride GhostRider or Calico River Rapids. 

In a surprise announcement, Knott’s announced Wednesday that Ghost Town will host a new event called “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,” Knott’s said in a press release. 

23 food and beverage options will be available, Knott’s said. To enter, guests will have to buy a “tasting card” online, costing $25 for five food tastings for guests aged 12 and up  and $15 for the kids’ card with three tastings. 

Boysenberry Sausage (Knott’s)

The menu at each dining location includes: 

Judge Roy Bean

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

Sutter’s Grill

  • Basil Lemonade
  • Pulled Pork Sliders
  • Mac & Cheese Bites with French Fries and a Sriracha Ketchup
  • Boysenberry BBQ Wings
  • Samosas with a Boysenberry Chutney

Ghost Town Grub

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

Fireman’s BBQ

  • Boysenberry Sausage on a Hoagie Bun
  • Roasted Corn with Butter and Cotija Cheese
  • Basil Lemonade

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

Wilderness Dance Hall Patio

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

Gourmet Churro Factory

  • Mini Stuffed Churro with Boysenberry Filling


  • Boysenberry Jam Sugar Cookiewich
  • Boysenberry Icee Float
  • Cucumber Lemonade

While the rest of Knott’s will remain closed, the event will include multiple safety measures meant to limit the spread of COVID-19. All guests will have to wear a face mask, except while eating, and undergo a temperature check before entering the event. Stores will be limited to 50 percent of their normal capacity to allow for physical distancing.

The Taste of Calico runs for only two weekends: July 17-19 and July 24-26. Event hours will be 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

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