Fall Fun Festival

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens invites you to join us for the 2021 Fall Fun Festival, a free event for the entire family!

Saturday, October 16th, 10 AM to 3 PM

We Are Celebrating Fall!

October 16, 2021 – 10 AM – 3 PM,

Free family event! 

Join us for the scarecrow contest, the GrowGetters plant sale, live music throughout the gardens, and all the vendors offering their beautiful wares and yummy food. 

Want to be a Vendor?

Three easy steps:

  1. Download the Vendor Registration Form
  2. Fill out the form and email to farmerjonesavbg@gmail.com
  3. Pay your $40 registration fee. Either at the button below. or checks can also be mailed to the address on the Registration Form. 

Fall Fun Festival

October 16, 2021
Join us for a full day of fun. The Scarecrow Contest, kids’ crafts & activities, The AVBG GrowGetters Plant Sale, Music by Vic (guitar and song), amazing craft vendors and food vendors including the Amigos de Vista Lions BBQ lunch, Ice Cream with the Vista Silver Star Foundation … and much more.

Scarecrow Contest!

Here’s how:

  • Register and pick up scarecrow supplies: Details to be provided later this summer.

  • Deposit of $10 to cover the armature (sticks), a head, stuffing, and your choice of clothes  from our collection. $5 will be returned when the completed scarecrow is brought back to the Gardens.

  • Create a scarecrow at home using colorful clothes and bling.

  • Bring completed scarecrow to the Gardens for judging at the Festival 9 AM to noon.

  • Home-made scarecrows can also be registered for the contest for $5 that day.

Judges will choose winners. Gift card prizes will awarded to 3 creative families.

Scarecrows are displayed in the Garden for a year.


Entry to the Gardens is free! Walk the 14 acres of Gardens filled with rare plants, our new Children’s Garden Discovery Trail, Breceda sculptures, and intriguing water features.

Event Cost: Free

Contact: farmerjonesavbg@gmail.com
Contact: info@altavistabotanicalgardens.org      https://www.altavistabotanicalgardens.org

Thank you to our 2020 Fall Fun Scarecrow Scarecrow Sponsors:
Embroidery Image, Coleman Dentistry, Karen Lindstrom, Sue & Ken Bouchard, Amanda Rigby, Ron Holloway, Judy Pantazo, Judy Ritter, The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Quality Lock & Security Services, Vista Historical Society & Museum, Dixon Properties, Soroptimist Vista, Lenore Morines, The South Family, Anoint for Wellness, MiniSwag Textiles, Cindy Taylor and Operation HOPE-North County, North County Daily Star, Shonda Palmer Wellness, Competitive Lighting & Electrical, Santa Fe Dental, Yoga Branch, WorthyMamaDesigns, Rey Stone

Thanks for donations to support the Plant Sale: UPG United Plant Growers and Progressive Growers

Thanks also to Knox Williams and Rayne Water for posting our Festival on their marquee on Hwy 78 every year. We appreciate publicity support from Barb Around the Town, Dana Kern, Joey Schmitt, North County Daily Star and Vista Press.