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It’s a FREE Sunday fun-day for the entire family at the 18th Annual Fall Back Festival!  Take a stroll down the historical streets of the Gaslamp Quarter on Sunday, November 4th from 11am to 4pm and fall back into San Diego’s wild past of the 1880’s! The whole family will be immersed in the magical old-fashioned atmosphere that the Fall Back Festival brings to life each year. Combine a day of play and educational fun as history comes alive while kids pan for gold with actual prospectors, observe a blacksmith displaying his trade, and saddle up for an adventurous pony ride.

downtown san diego gaslamp quarter fall back festival
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter fall back festival
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter fall back festival

It’s never a dull moment at this children’s historical street faire! With everything from old-fashioned contests and gold panning, your cowboys and girls are sure to work up an appetite— but never fear: for just $5 you can enjoy a variety of snacks for the kids from some of the Gaslamp’s most favorable food finds like quesadillas from Mr. Joey’s Taco Shop, popcorn, and ice cream. Kids and adults can also enter into one of our spaghetti-, pie-, or ice cream-eating contests for your chance to win some awesome prizes and walk away with a full stomach!

downtown san diego gaslamp quarter fall back festival
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter fall back festival
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter fall back festival

Discover the fun side of history with a Wild West Show, blacksmith demonstrations, and other interactive activities all-ages will love. There are also multiple educational opportunities by visiting one of the cultural booths and learn about different nationalities and how they have contributed to the diverse fabric that makes up San Diego. Don’t forget to capture the moment by taking a time-period portrait complete with traditional Wild West attire and props. Old-fashioned contests and gold panning are sure to make your cowboys and girls work up an appetite – we have you covered with scrumptious offerings that all kids can enjoy. Kids and adults can also enter into one of our spaghetti-, pie-, or ice cream-eating contests for your chance to win some awesome prizes and walk away with a full stomach!

downtown san diego gaslamp quarter fall back festival
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter fall back festival
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter fall back festival

The timelessly cherished tradition of Fall Back Festival is a FREE event for the public to enjoy in the heart of downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The lively festivities will take place in front of the Davis Horton House, spanning from 4th Avenue between Market Street and J Street and Island Avenue between 4th and 5th Avenues. With numerous historical demonstrators and interactive activities, this is the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon with family and friends.

 

Fall Back is produced by the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, and helps to advance their mission of preserving the history and culture of the Gaslamp Quarter and providing a living history of San Diego.  For more information, please visit gaslampfoundation.org or contact McFarlane Promotions, Inc. at events@mcfarlanepromotions.com or call the office at 619.233.5008.