Let’s have a Party with Charlie Brown and Snoopy

Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang are the icons of Knott’s Berry Farm, aside from the boysenberry that is! And normally the Charlie Brown’s beagle pal and the rest of the gang hang out in Camp Snoopy, but during Peanuts Celebration, which kicked off last weekend, they get to take over the entire park. Not only are their unique character interactions scattered throughout the park, there is a variety of live entertainment and plethora of Peanuts inspired food!

Banner above the gates to Knott's reading 'Peanuts Celebration'

Because of being an Ambassador, I learned early on that Snoopy’s desert residing brother, Spike would be visiting the Farm, so I whipped up a western ensemble inspired by Spike. During the day Spike hangs around Ghost Town’s Calico Park where Guests can participate in the Cowboy Jamboree, playing various western inspired games.

Myself standing in front of a western backdrop done in the style of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. I'm wearing a cowboy hat with a cactus print on the brim, a white fringe leather jacket, a white western wear shirt, a black scarf, black skirt, and white fringe leather boots.

Spike and I together.

Myself standing in front of a western backdrop done in the style of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. I'm wearing a cowboy hat with a cactus print on the brim, a white fringe leather jacket, a white western wear shirt, a black scarf, black skirt, and white fringe leather boots.

Another member of the Peanuts Gang who isn’t around all of the time but visits during Peanuts Celebration in Pig Pen, who can be found in the Livery Stable of Ghost Town. New for this year, and also located in Ghost Town is Pigskin Peanuts, a small exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum, showcasing football’s role in the Peanuts comic strip.

In terms of live shows, Space Beagle returns, where Snoopy joins NASA for a journey to the moon (the combo isn’t as weird as you’d think! To learn more about Peanuts’ connection to NASA click here.) New for this year is the daytime show Happiness Is… where members of the Peanuts Gang share what makes them happy. Inside the Birdcage Theatre is Peanuts Sketch School, where Guests learn how to draw the Peanuts Gang. After the sun sets, the band Jelly of the Month Club returns and takes to the stage for Woodstock’s Music Festival. If you love music and puns, then Woodstock’s Music Festival is an absolute must! Over in Fiesta Village there is Spike’s Discoteca de Silencio where Guests choose from one of three stations and dance to their heart’s content, and Spike even makes an appearance and takes to the dance floor! All of KBF’s live entertainment is family friendly, but I can say when it comes to being a childless millennial like Patrick and myself, and many of our friends, we really found the most fun at Woodstock’s Music Festival and Spike’s Discoteca de Silencio.

I also mentioned Peanuts inspired food, and this year KBF’s chefs were literally inspired by the nutty namesake of Peanuts, coming up with a variety of peanut and peanut butter flavored goodies! I particularly loved the Everything Peanut milkshake! There are also cute, totally Instgramable creations like a Charlie Brown macron and cookies with the Peanuts gang on them!

Additionally two of KBF’s rides have received some special Peanuts touches, including the Sky Cabin, which is gussied up to look like Woodstock’s nest, and the Grand Sierra Railroad which has become Beagle Bonanza and features some of Snoopy’s siblings.

Ghost Town's Blacksmith, with a Kite Eating Tree out front, which has various trees in its branches.

A sign featuring Snoopy and Franklin dressed as cowboys. Text reads "Peanuts Celebration" in front of the sign my hands hold a map and a guide for the Celebration.

Spike stands in front of the western backdrop. He is a black and white beagle like Snoopy, but thinner, with dropping whiskers and a brown hat.

Myself standing in front of a western backdrop done in the style of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. I'm wearing a cowboy hat with a cactus print on the brim, a white fringe leather jacket, a white western wear shirt, a black scarf, black skirt, and white fringe leather boots.

Sign for Pig-Pen's Pig Pen, which features the dirt covered character in his trademark overalls.

The show Happiness Is... featuring four dancers, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and Peppermint Patty.

Two signs attached to the trunk of a tree. One reads "Beware Kite-Eating Tree" the other is a speech bubble reading "Chomp Chomp Chomp"

A sign for the Pigskin Peanuts display inside Town Hall. Various football strips are hung on the wall.

Myself standing in front of a western backdrop done in the style of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. I'm wearing a cowboy hat with a cactus print on the brim, a white fringe leather jacket, a white western wear shirt, a black scarf, black skirt, and white fringe leather boots.

Noel, the art teacher at Peanuts Sketch School shows how to draw Snoopy.

My Snoopy sketch.

Myself standing in front of a western backdrop done in the style of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. I'm wearing a cowboy hat with a cactus print on the brim, a white fringe leather jacket, a white western wear shirt, a black scarf, black skirt, and white fringe leather boots.

The Everything Peanut shake, which is topped with whipped cream, peanut butter cups, and a peanut butter cookie.

A sign featuring Snoopy wearing a sombrero and holding a guitar. The text around reads "Peanuts Celebration"

A banner for Spike's Silent Disco. Featuring Spike dancing in the desert.

Spike up on stage with the resident DJ.

Snoopy in a parody of the bad Devo, with their iconic red hats, and keyboard.

Charlie Brown rocks out at Woodstock's Music Festival, with a guitar featuring his iconic yellow with black zig-zag design.

Snoopy parodying the artist Prince, as Paw-Prints, in the iconic Purple Rain outfit.

Myself standing in front of a western backdrop done in the style of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. I'm wearing a cowboy hat with a cactus print on the brim, a white fringe leather jacket, a white western wear shirt, a black scarf, black skirt, and white fringe leather boots.

Peanuts Celebration occurs only on weekends, through March 1, along with February 10, 14, and 17. To learn more about Peanuts Celebration, Knott’s, and to buy tickets, visit Knott’s Berry Farm’s website.

Disclaimer: I am a Knott’s Berry Farm Ambassador, and received a media invitation to Peanuts Celebration.

Outfit
Hat: West of Texas, Redland’s California
Jacket: Redland’s Galleria, Redland’s California
Scarf: ???
Shirt & Boots: Buffalo Exchange
Cactus Brooch: Match Accessories
Skirt: Switchblade Stiletto
Belt: Nordstorm

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