TEA Events

TEA Celebrates 100 Years of Knott's Berry Farm




This event is sold out. If you purchased a ticket and cannot attend, please refund the ticket so that we can open a ticket to the waitlist. Thank you!


You are invited to the TEA’s first in-person event in Western North America in over a year – celebrating Knott’s 100th Anniversary and the opening of Bear-y Tales 4D Interactive dark ride. Experience this new attraction with 100 of your best TEA friends and enjoy dessert under the stars with a lively panel discussion from the creative and operational team behind these two festivities. Completely socially distanced and safe.


Southern California's original theme park, Knott's Berry Farm, commemorates its 100-year anniversary with a grand summer-long anniversary celebration paying tribute to the Knott family's rich history and legacy of family fun for all. "The Knott's Family Reunion" is a chance for friends and families to come together to relive their favorite Knott's remembrances while also creating unforgettable, exciting new memories. Guests will be immersed in a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary celebration featuring festive park décor, themed food items, unique entertainment, exclusive merchandise, and special surprises along the way, all paying homage to the nostalgia that surrounds the historic theme park.


KNOTT’S BEAR-Y TALES: RETURN TO THE FAIR: An All-New 4-D Interactive Dark Ride "Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair" will take guests on an exciting journey through reimagined show scenes from the original dark ride, including the Boysenberry Pie Factory, Frog Forest, Fortune Teller Camp, Thunder Cave, and Weird Woods, culminating in a celebration at the County Fair. The story takes place 34 years after the original adventure and follows Boysen Bear and Girlsen Bear as they travel to the Country Fair to earn the blue ribbon prize for their famous boysenberry pies, but Crafty Coyote is back along with his mischievous pups intent on stealing all the pies for themselves. Guests will climb aboard ride vehicles equipped with jelly blasters to try and recover the stolen boysenberry pies as they travel through whimsical and beautiful environments while competing for the highest score.


  • Please join us in celebrating 100 years of Knott's Berry Farm with a ride through of Knott's newest attraction “Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair” and a panel discussion of the history of the park, the 100th anniversary celebration, and the attraction.
  • 7:30pm – Sign-in
  • 8:00pm – Escorted to “Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair” Attraction
  • 8:45pm – Knotts Berry Farm Specialty Desserts served, panel begins
  • Face Coverings Required (see protocols below).
  • Free Parking Provided. Please have a physical or digital ticket available to get free parking to the event.



  • Eric Nix – Producer, Entertainment
  • Cherie Whyte – Director, Communications
  • Eric Lynxwiler – Knott’s Historian
  • Laura Brubaker – Vice President, Food & Beverage
  • Kenyo Smalling – Manager, Games
  • Karl Busch – Manager, Merchandise
  • Ken Parks – Vice President, Entertainment
  • Jeff Gahagan – Vice President, Maintenance


Ticket Costs*:

  • $25 Non-Members
  • $10 Members (Current and previous members who held a membership in December 2019)
  • $5 Next Gen Members


*Please note, due to the limited # of tickets for this event, we are keeping this event to industry professionals only. We are asking for guests to not invite family members.




  1. Reservations Required  Your ticket is your reservation.
  2. Mobile App – At least one member of your group should have the park mobile app on their phone.
  3. Face Coverings Required – All guests and associates will be required to wear face coverings while in the park.
  4. Health Screenings – Health screenings will be required for all guests and associates.
  5. Hand Sanitization – Hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the park.
  6. Use of Location Services – Enabling the Location Services feature in the park app allows us to send you real-time updates.
  7. For more info: http://knotts.com/welcoming-you-back