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Does Knott's Sell Alcohol? | Easily Explained

Many guests often wonder if they are able to purchase alcoholic beverages at the park.

In this page, we will explain whether or not Knott's Berry Farm sells alcohol, where they sell it, and the rules around it.

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Does Knotts Sell Alcohol?

Yes Knott's Berry Farm does sell alcohol in the form of beer, wine, and their own unique 'Hard Calico Soda'. From time to time, they will also have a boysenberry sangria, which is a must-get. The main place where visitors can purchase alcoholic beverages is the Calico Saloon, conveniently located in the center of the park.

Does Knott's Sell Alcohol


Other Places where you can find alcohol:

  • Boardwalk BBQ
  • The Wilderness Dance Hall - Home to the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival
  • Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner

What is a Hard Calico Soda?

The Hard Calico Soda is the regular Calico Soda, with alcohol in the drink.

Hard Calico Soda is made up of:

  • 1.5 oz Vanilla Soda
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 4 oz Cream Soda
  • 3 oz Boysenberry
  • 4 oz Sparkling Water
  • Your selection of 1 shot of liquor


Is There Alcohol at Knott's Scary Farm?

Yes, similarly to the regular Knott's rules, beer and wine are available at certain locations inside the park. Guests must be at least 21 years of age, with a Driver's License in order to be served.

One place where guests may enjoy drinks is the Haunted Lounge at Amber Waves.

Can I Bring Alcohol Into Knott's?

No you may not, as according to Knott's policy, no outside drink, food or snacks are allowed into Knott's Berry Farm, as well as their water park, Soak City.

Does Knott's Soak City Serve Alcohol?

Yes, but you must show a valid Driver's license proving that you're over the age of 21.

Some of the selections include:

  • Frozen Margaritas
  • Bud Light
  • Budweiser
  • Wine
  • Stella
  • Mango Kart
  • Modelo

Make sure that you receive a wristband with your drink in order to be allowed to move freely.

Know About the Boysenberry Festival

Named after the fruit that started everything, the Boysenberry Festival is Knott's Food & Wine festival. Guests are introduced to mouth watering, and limited time food & drinks (including alcohol) as well as desserts.

knotts boysenberry nachos

This festival is a very popular event at the park, as Knott's goes all out to celebrate including bringing in live music, musical shows on the stage, and even games such as a pie eating contest.

Visitors are also able to purchase boysenberry themed items such as coffee, cookies and BBQ sauce.

How Does it Work?

In order to take part in the festival, you'll need a valid theme park admission for that day.

If you'd like to participate in consuming food and drinks, it'll be an additional cost.

Guests can purchase a 'Tasting Card' that offers eight tastings from a selection of 25 boysenberry-inspired dishes and drinks.

Not a beer or wine drinker? Delicious Ace Cider is also available in the Guava and Berry flavors.

Pro Tip

If you're going with a loved one, we would suggest splitting everything so the pair of you can try out more stuff even if it's half the portion size

When Does This Event Occur?

This event usually takes place in the March-April time frame for around a month.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you Bring Snacks Into Knott's?

Unfortunately no outside snacks, food or beverages are allowed into the park. 

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