Fall Fun Festival

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens 2021 Fall Fun Festival October 16th, 2021 was a huge success. We can’t wait til next year!


Fall Fun



Thank you for a fun day! 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,….everything – made for a perfect day to share with our neighbors and members. Thanks for being a part of the celebration.

Scarecrow Contest

Excited and eager families brought their fantastic scarecrow creations to the Gardens. We now have forty scarecrows to welcome visitors to the Children’s Garden until August 2022. Come by and see them all. 


Here are this 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 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. 

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.