Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, California, is now enticing collectors and park fans with its first ever pin badge trading programme.
Pin collecting dates back to the late 1800s at the Olympic Games in Athens where Olympians traded pins as a way to meet and greet athletes from other countries. In more recent times, Disney has created a big market for pin trading at its theme parks – including Disneyland just down the road from Knott’s.
Knott’s initial series consists of 31 limited edition designs featuring seasonal events, rides, attractions and characters, including a Peanuts collection. As well as pins for sale at retail outlets throughout the park, there are also branded pins that can be only be acquired by trading with Knott’s Berry Farm staff.