Annual Fall Festival in Old Town San Diego

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is kicking off the fall season October 10 with its annual Fall Festival. The museums and merchants in the state park will be richly decorated and will host family friendly games, activities and entertainment reminiscent of an old-fashioned harvest celebration.

A master pumpkin-carving demonstration with nationally renowned food artist and chef Guido Michael will be a highlight of the day. Eight of the chef’s creations will be given away at the end of the day along with 10 instructional videos on fruit carving produced by Guido Michael. Chef Guido will be carving from noon to 4 p.m. in the under a large shade tree in the center of the town plaza.

Prizes will be awarded for games on the green such as pumpkin toss, pumpkin races and more. Wells Fargo Museum will be hosting crafts and a pony-toss game as well. Free craft activities will include pumpkin painting, corn shucking, environmentally friendly bird feeders and corn husk flowers in a specially decorated Harvest Home. Participating merchants in the state park will also have craft activities inside their stores.

Suzie’s Farm will provide educational activities about organic farming in San Diego. There will also be a Gothic literature exhibit in the Robinson-Rose Visitor Center.

“Fall Festival is a great tradition that celebrates the turning of the seasons and the bounty of the harvest,” said Antionette Fischer of Rust General Store and Bistro who is heading up the event this year. “We want people to come experience an old-fashioned, family-oriented fall celebration in the fantastic historic setting of the state park.”

The activities start at noon and go until 4 p.m. Free parking is available throughout Old Town with extra parking available across Taylor Street in the CalTrans parking lot.

Expect period costumed vendors at the Annual Old Town Fall Festival.

Expect period costumed vendors at the Annual Old Town Fall Festival.

Fall Festival in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes, Geppetto’s, Racine and Laramie, Artisan Imports, Cousin’s Candy, Toler’s Leather Depot, The Johnson House, and Rust General Store and Bistro. For information call (619) 297-3100 or visit

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