Parks and Rec

Acorn Harvest Festival Revisits the Past

You won’t see them on the menu much these days, but once upon a time acorns were a staple for the Kumeyaay Indians who lived in our region. 

The acorns were typically collected this time of year and then ground for food. 

County Parks is revisiting the native Kumeyaay traditions at its annual Acorn Harvest Festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Louis Stelzer County Park.

Visitors can step back into the past and learn how the native inhabitants lived off the land. There will be acorn grinding, storytelling from Running Grunion and crafts. There will also be interactive stations, including one that lets visitors “dig” into the rich history of San Diego County.

All ages are welcome and admission is free. The park is located at 11470 Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside. Parking costs $3 and is used to support ongoing park maintenance and programs.

For more information, call (619) 561-0580.     

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact