Must-try foods at Boysenberry Food Festival, California

Must-try foods at Boysenberry Food Festival California

Taste of Boysenberry Festival

This is my first food festival experience since I got here in California. The Taste of Boysenberry Festival is a unique experience as it features boysenberry-inspired foods and treats that can be found in the event itself. I'm glad the Covid restrictions have been lifted and I get to have some savory dishes before I pop my baby soon. This is also a great way for me to introduce him to a wide variety of foods. Let’s go! 

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Event Details

What you need to know about the Taste of Boysenberry Festival:

1. Purchase your tasting cards in advance at

2. Adult tasting cards (ages 12+): 45 USD (plus tax) includes five food tastings 
Junior tasting cards (ages 3-11): 20 USD (plus tax) include three tastings 
Ages two and under: Free

3. Tasting cards are date-specific from March 5 to May 2 (subject to change) 
Opening hours: 12 noon until 9 p.m. (Mon-Sat) and 12 noon until 8 p.m. on selected Sundays

4. Parking is free for the festival. Just arrive anytime during the event hours.

5. Food stalls are scattered in four locations. Some food selections are duplicated in the menu card which means they can be found in the other locations around the event area.

First Stop: Ghost Town

The ghost town is near the entrance this is where we started our food festival. Look out for a balcony as the Deputy Mayor, Milton C. Howell greets incoming visitors.

Must-try! Beyond Meatballs with a Boysenberry BBQ Sauce over Cauliflower Cilantro Rice with Pita Bread

Fireman’s BBQ - My Ultimate Favorite Food Stall!

These three food selections at Fireman's BBQ are my favorites and are conveniently located in one stop.

1. Elote with Boysenberry Mayo, Cotija Cheese, Butter, and Tortilla Strips
2. Apple and Chicken Sausage with Boysenberry Mustard on a Boysenberry Bun
3. Boysenberry, Cucumber, and Pineapple Aqua Fresca

Must try! Apple and Chicken Sausage with Boysenberry Mustard on a Boysenberry Bun

Must-try! Elote with Boysenberry Mayo, Cotija Cheese, Butter, and Tortilla Strips

Another Must-try favorite is the Boysenberry BBQ Brisket Mac & Cheese, make sure to grab one before moving on to the Fiesta Village.

Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

What else to do aside from eating? Go for an Egg hunt around the park. We simply have to scan QR codes for hints on where to find them! It was a nice virtual egg hunt and a good break from eating. 

Shopping at Taste of Boysenberry Festival

Ghost town has plenty of small boutique stalls that offer rare and handmade items made by gifted artisans and local crafters. There are more shops at the Fiesta Village, The Boardwalk and Camp Snoopy too.

Second Stop: Fiesta Village

The Fiesta Village was colorful and lively, music played all over the place. Our food was not able to get a single shot as my pregnancy hormones were ranging for food. 

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Fiesta Dogs:
Hot Dog with a Boysenberry Relish on a Boysenberry Bun

Must-try! Shrimp Taco with Cabbage Slaw and a Boysenberry Salsa
Must-try! Boysenberry Shrimp Ceviche with Tortilla Chips

Games at Taste of Boysenberry Festival

What else to do aside from eating and shopping? There are lots of game arcades around the park to choose from. At the Fiesta Village, we played some games as my husband wanted to get a Pokemon stuff toy. 1 game: 6 USD

Caricature at Taste of Boysenberry Festival

If you want a unique souvenir for your Boysenberry food experience you can get your caricature done, and they even framed it for you.

Third Stop: Camp Snoopy

Camp Snoopy was adorned with colorful human-size easter eggs. For the kids, watch out for Easter Beagle at Camp Snoopy, as you can have your pictures taken with him. 

Fourth Stop: The Boardwalk 

Must-try! Boysenberry BBQ glazed wings at Boardwalk BBQ

Last Stop: Back to Ghost Town for some dessert

On our way back to Ghost Town, we grabbed some Boysenberry Smoothie to pair up with our Flavored Funnel Cake with Boysenberry Ice Cream, a Lemon Drizzle, and White Chocolate Sprinkles.

The portions are filling and if you didn't get to finish all the tasting cards, simply ask for a foil wrap and order your favorite ones to take home with you or you can also pay for it. We brought home two Elote covered with Boysenberry Mayo, Cotija Cheese, Butter, and Tortilla Strips. Bam! Have fun and be safe ^__^

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Where am I going next?
My next adventure is hiking the easiest trail in Malibu the Topanga Lookout Trailhead, California.

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