Release your inner child as you take a step back in time at the 12th Annual Fall Back Festival, a Children’s Historical and Cultural Street Faire, in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. This year’s fun-filled festivities will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in front of the Gaslamp Museum at 4th and Island.
Each year as we set our clocks back an hour, the Gaslamp Quarter falls back into time to the 1880s when Bum the Dog and Alonzo Horton roamed the streets. Climb aboard an old-fashioned hay ride and take a tour of the town as you try to picture the dusty dirt roads, bustling vendors and talented blacksmiths.
Watch your little ones strike it rich just like the forty-niners as they pan for gold. Get a front row seat as San Diego’s own, Wyatt Earp defends 4th Avenue from the Outlaws and then be sure to turn your attention and cover your ears for a live cannon demonstration!
Show the youngins’ how life was like before those modern luxuries as they try their hands at churning butter or capture a family portrait dressed in traditional time period outfits. Don’t forget to grab your spurs and saddle up for an adventurous pony ride.
Entrance to this festival is free, but some of the activities do require a nominal fee. The event proceeds will benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, to assist in the continued effort to preserve the history of the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego for years to come.
For more information, please contact 619.233.5008 or visit www.gaslampquarter.org.
Images courtesy of the Gaslamp Quarter Association.
Source: The Gaslamp Quarter Association.