Fall Fun Festival

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens 2023
Fall Fun Festival will be October 14th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


2023 Fall Fun Festival

Now Accepting Fall Fun Festival Vendors!

Join our celebration! Our 15 th Fall Fun Festival will include the Scarecrow Contest, kids’ crafts and activities, the AVBG GrowGetters Plant Sale, Music by Vic (guitar and song), amazing craft vendors and the Amigos de Vista Lions BBQ lunch, Ice Cream with the Vista Silver Star Foundation….everything will make for a perfect day to share with our neighbors and members. YOU need to be a part of the celebration!

Scarecrow Contest​

Create your most creative and fantastic scarecrows and bring them to the Gardens on
October 14 or 15. We make it easier for you – pick up supplies (sticks, head, clothes, stuffing) on October
8 or October 14 and make your scarecrow at home. You can also just make your own scarecrow and
bring it to the Festival.

Here are last year’s winners!


FIRST PLACE   Soroptimist International of Vista North County brought I Love Lucy. Sponsored by member Aleta Dirdo.

SECOND PLACE   Girl Scout Juniors Luna and Sienna created Willow the Scarecrow sponsored by Judy Pantazo.

THIRD PLACE   Sofia and Maria Vergara hooted their way into our scarecrow lineup!  Scarecrow sponsor is ADU Gurus.

And a SPECIAL AWARD went to the sparkly Fall scarecrow Emma and Ashlynn created.  Sponsor is Vista Firefighters.

Winners in the Scarecrow Contest chose from gift card prizes donated by Lamppost Pizza, Little Cakes, and Best Pizza.  Thank you for supporting and sponsoring our Scarecrow Contest!

Prizes for the Door Prize Drawing were a Family Membership in AVBG and gift boxes donated by Naomi and Bill Stein, AVBG Board members.  We appreciate your support! – Farmer Jones


Thank You 2022 Sponsors!

We couldn’t put on this free event without the generosity and support of our local business.  Here are some of our top sponsors, but there are many many more that help make FFF happen. Check back for more listings or see them at the festival. 

2022 Vendors please join us for our Festival – the fee is only $40!

And so many more from our local community…

Thank you: Naomi & Bill Stein, Rayne Water Conditioning, Anoint For Wellness, Hanna Plumbing, The Jones Girls, Only Losers Litter, Best Pizza & Brew, Lenore Morines, AFS Advanced Financial Solutions, Dixon Properties, Sunset Bay Candy Company, Quality Lock & Security, Sue & Ken Bouchard, Judy Pantazo, ADUGURUS, Little Cakes Kitchen, Soroptimist, Backfence Society, Barb Around Town, Kris Rainwaters – Realtor, Progressive Growers, Ron Holloway, Competitive Lighting, UPG, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Vista Historical Society, Bonnie Armstrong, and LampPost Pizza.