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!
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.
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.
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. July 2020 Update: I have chosen to leave the Ambassador program. Read more here.