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Good Grief! The year has just begun and Knott’s Berry Farm is celebrating in the best way possible with the return of the Knott’s Peanut Celebration! Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and all his friends are waiting to ring in another year of thrilling entertainment, fun one-of-a-kind exhibits, delicious food, and much more!
Right as you enter the park, you can’t help but notice Knott’s Berry Farm is dressed up and ready to party with unique dazzling displays, photo-ops, and countless party balloons. Each land also adds its own special flair, with some of our favorite decorations being these really clever Peanuts-themed silhouettes found throughout The Boardwalk.
With the park’s glitz and glamour all prepared, guests will get the opportunity to experience a multitude of exciting entertainment offerings that will bring your favorite Peanuts characters up front and center.
When thinking about your favorite Peanuts characters, it’s impossible to forget Franklin Armstrong and in perfect Peanuts fashion, guests visiting Knott’s this year will get a chance to visit a special exhibit dedicated to Franklin down at the Calico Town Hall.
For those familiar, this is an exhibit that was first introduced at San Diego Comic Con in 2022, giving fans a glimpse into the history of Franklin, as well as the cultural impact and inspiration that has led to The Armstrong Project, a special scholarship program designed to honor and create opportunities for black artists. Visitors will also find Franklin waiting to welcome them in a special meet and greet in the center of Town Hall.
Just across the street, guests will also find two special Peanuts-themed events taking place at The Birdcage Theatre. Peanuts Sketch School will give aspiring artists of all ages the chance to pick up a pencil and learn to draw their favorite Peanuts characters, while Charlie Brown’s Trivia Challenge will provide visitors a chance to test their Peanuts knowledge and have a chance to bring home some special prizes.
If that’s not enough, head down to Pigpen’s Pig Pen, where Pig Pen has rustled up some of his favorite barnyard friends to say hello. Part of the exhibit features some of Knott’s newest additions, newborn piglets. They are so adorable and will bring a smile to all who visit.
Meanwhile, the Calico Mine Stage will be home to some of the best the Peanuts Celebration has to offer, with two amazing showstoppers from sunup to sundown. The first, It’s Your Life Charlie Brown, brings the ever loveable Charlie Brown to the center stage for a celebration of friendship, memories, and plenty of dancing.
You can catch the full show below!
Once the sun sets, Snoopy will take the stage with Snoopy’s Legendary Rooftop Concert. The Peanuts gang will share the spotlight with the indie band, The Jelly of the Month Club, bringing the house down with a concert that will get you up on your feet! (Due to the rain, we were unable to participate in this nighttime spectacular, but thanks to our friends at Knott’s, here’s a quick glimpse of what’s in store!)
If that strikes up an appetite, Knott’s Peanut Celebration has you covered with some delicious offerings, featuring some cheesy and savory additions. Mac and Cheese is the theme this year, and with it, come some unique flavors that are sure to fill your comfort food needs and then some. We had the chance to try some savory and sweet pairings this year, with the first being Marcie’s Alfredo Pasta Pinwheel.
This delicious pasta infused bread roll is the perfect shared snack and comes with a delicious alfredo dipping sauce. This is a popular item among guests and sells out quick, so make sure to visit Prop Shop Pizzeria before they’re gone! (It can take up to an hour to whip up a new batch, as we discovered upon our visit).
For lunch, we stopped by The Ghost Town Bakery to try Franklin’s Mac and Cheesy Noodle Cheddar and Broccoli Soup. We soon found out that the bakery did have Broccoli Cheddar Soup, but did not seem to know about the seasonal offering during our visit.
Though tasty, we recommend checking with information to make sure you can secure this cheesy offering. For anyone with a sweet tooth, there are still plenty of fun options, including the return of this fan favorite, the Charlie Brownie.
Festively dressed in the iconic Charlie Brown icing, this chocolate treat is a perfect snack to recharge during your visit. It certainly has us wondering what’s in store for this year’s future offerings, including the fan favorite, Knott’s Boysenberry Festival.
Whether you are there for a few hours, or want to enjoy the park from open to close, there are plenty of exciting memories to be made at this year’s Peanuts Celebration.
Make sure to commemorate the fun with this year’s festive merchandise, as well as some other takes on some of your favorite Peanuts characters. It’s a great way to remember all the fun and to keep the party going long after your visit has ended.
Whether it’s your first time, or you’re coming back to celebrate, the party is just beginning. Knott’s Peanut Celebration runs daily through February 25th. Visit Knott’s Official site for ticket details, passes, and all things Peanuts!