San Diego goes hog wild for Fall Back Festival!

Lady promoting San Diego's upcoming Fall Back Festival goes nose to nose with a friendly hog.
Lady promoting San Diego’s upcoming Fall Back Festival goes nose to nose with a friendly hog.

In two days a large number of characters from the Old West will be roaming the streets of modern San Diego. During the Fall Back Festival, which takes place this Sunday, November 8, between 11 and 4, several blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter will be transformed into a 1880s frontier town!

Visitors to the free event will be able to enjoy all sorts of historical exhibits, not to mention a saloon, a penny candy store, a town jail, hay and pony rides, panning for gold, butter churning, candle dipping, and a Wild West Show! Wow! I went last year and it was a lot of fun!

During my walk this morning I happened upon some folks promoting the event for the local NBC television news station.  They were hanging out near the entrance to the William Heath Davis House Museum. Sneaky me… I took some pics!

Ladies in frilly dresses linger between television shoots promoting San Diego's Fall Back Festival. The event, located near the William Heath Davis House Museum, will recreate a 1880s frontier town.
Ladies in frilly dresses linger between television shoots promoting San Diego’s Fall Back Festival. The annual event, which takes place near the William Heath Davis House Museum, will recreate a 1880s frontier town.
A tough Western character hangs out with a silly balloon twister guy. The bench is outside the William Heath Davis House in the Gaslamp.
A tough Western character hangs out with a silly balloon twister. This bench is beside the historic William Heath Davis House in downtown San Diego.
Two gentleman from the Old West converse on Fourth Avenue in San Diego's modern Gaslamp Quarter.
Two gentleman from the Old West converse on Fourth Avenue sidewalk in San Diego’s modern Gaslamp Quarter.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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