In December of the year 1920, the Knott family arrived in Buena Park, California. By the end of that decade they had firmly established the Knott’s brand and the property on which the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park currently sits as a roadside stand selling berries, berry preserves, and pies. And next year, in celebration of that 100th anniversary, Knott’s Berry Farm will host “A Knott’s Family Reunion” with a summer-long celebration of the history behind “America’s First Theme Park.”

The park’s official website is calling “A Knott’s Family Reunion” “a chance for friends and families to come together to relive their favorite Knott's remembrances while also creating unforgettable, exciting new memories.” Guests at the celebration can expect festive new decor, special themed food items, unique entertainment tailored to the event, exclusive anniversary merchandise, and more surprises all summer long in 2020.

Unlimited 2020 admission to Knott’s Berry Farm– with no blackout dates, exclusive discounts, and seasonal early entry to select rides– is available by purchasing a 2020 Knott’s Berry Farm Regular Season Pass ($99). Passes come with one free admission in 2019 if you purchase now, or a renewal discount if you already have a pass for this year. An upgraded Gold Pass ($120) includes unlimited 2020 admission to Knott’s Soak City water park, while the Platinum Pass ($197) also includes general parking and admission to all Cedar Fair parks.

What’s happening:

  • Walter and Cordelia Knott first settled in Buena Park, California in 1920.
  • In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of this momentous occasion, Knott’s Berry Farm is hosting “A Knott’s Family Reunion” all summer long in 2020.
  • The event will include special food, merchandise, entertainment and decor themed to this special anniversary.
  • More information will be announced in the coming months.

What they’re saying:

Knott’s Berry Farm general manager Jon Storbeck – “The Knott family vision and values led to the birth of Knott’s Berry Farm and through this milestone celebration, it is our opportunity to honor the last 100 years of remarkable memories that have shaped our history. The 100th-anniversary celebration embraces the farm’s rich history and signifies the importance of the Knott family’s commitment to building a place for generations of guests to create lifelong memories.”

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For more information on Knott’s Berry Farm or to purchase advance admission, be sure to visit the park’s official website.