Learn about early San Diego through the foods they ate, both local and exotic! For the second year in a row, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will proudly present A Taste of the Past on Saturday, August 2. A part of the Stagecoach Days, this event focuses on the interpretation of the important role of food, and how it represents the many multicultural elements of San Diego during the Mexican and early American period. Dutch oven cooking, canning, food dying, cheese making, and many other demonstrations will be taking place in the park plaza, and there will be a tasting tour for ticketed participants.
Additionally, there will be a Taste of Old Town tour featuring historically-based foods from a number of food purveyors in the park. A Taste of the Past will take place from noon to 5pm, with the self-guided tasting tour taking place from noon to 4pm. Tickets for the tasting tour are $15 and are available for purchase starting through Brown Paper Tickets or at the Robinson-Rose Visitor Center or Rust General Store. Tickets sold out last year.Proceeds from the sale of the tickets will go to the refurbishing of exhibits at the park’s Machado Silvas Museum.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, with the support of the Boosters of Old Town and a donation from Fiesta de Reyes, is proud to offer these free activities for adults and children of all ages. The park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego, and is conveniently located next to the Old Town Transit Center, with Coaster, Trolley, and MTS bus service. Free parking is available at the CalTrans headquarters, just two blocks from the park at 4050 Taylor St.