Fall Back Festival: the Children’s Historical and Cultural Street Faire
The kids are going to love it as you take a step back in time at the 12th Annual Fall Back Festival: the 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 4th, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in front of the Gaslamp Museum at 4th and Island Avenues.
Each year, as we set our clocks back an hour to end Daylight Savings, the Gaslamp Quarter falls back in time to the 1880s when Bum the Dog and Alonzo Horton roamed the streets. Three blocks of the Gaslamp are transformed into a western town of yesteryear. Stroll through the streets and picture the dusty dirt roads; watch the bustling vendors and see the talented blacksmiths. Watch your little ones strike it rich just like the Forty-Niners, as they pan for gold with real prospectors.
Get a front row seat as San Diego’s own Wyatt Earp defends 4th Avenue from the Alpine Outlaws! Show the kids what life was like before the age of cell phones, television and computers, as they try their hands at churning butter and candle dipping. Or capture a family portrait dressed in traditional, time-period garb. Grab your spurs and saddle up for an adventurous pony ride; take a moment to join a drum circle; or take a break and watch the entertainers on stage.
As your belly starts to rumble, scurry over to enjoy some grub. Have a free hot dog complements of Dick’s Last Resort, enjoy a free Ghirardelli ice cream sundae at the Sarsaparilla Saloon; or enter one of our pie-, spaghetti- and ice cream-eating contests and win some great prizes.
Entrance to this wonderful festival is FREE. Some activities such as the carnival rides will require a minimal charge. With loads of historical demonstrators and interactive activities, this is the perfect event for spending the afternoon with family and friends.
Fall Back is produced by the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation and it advances their mission of preserving the history and culture of the Gaslamp Quarter and bringing the past to life for kids.