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Meading at the Garden

SATURDAY,
APRIL 6, 2024

The 9th Annual Meading at the Garden is being held on APRIL 6, 2024 at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista, CA. As always, 100% of all proceeds are donated to the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens.

About Meading at the Garden 2024

9th Annual Meading at the Garden is being held on APRIL 6, 2024
Exciting news, mead and beer lovers!

We’ve made some changes to the Meading at the Garden festival that we think you’re going to love! Now, with each admission, you’ll receive 10 drink tickets ($10 value) to use on your favorite meads and brews. And don’t worry, if you need more, additional drink tickets are available for only $1 each at two separate kiosks during the festival from 12pm-4:45pm.

We know that change can be scary, but trust us, this is the next logical step in our festival’s evolution. We promise that it won’t change the spirit of the event or its basic format. Plus, admission is even cheaper this year! And with $2 tasters and $5 full pours, you’ll still be getting an amazing value for your money.

So, what are you waiting for? Come out and enjoy the 8th Annual Meading at the Garden festival, where you can sample over 30 meads, ciders, and beers from some of SoCal’s finest breweries, all while supporting the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. Get your tickets now and let’s raise a glass together!

Cheers!
Dave Nichols, Event Coordinator, AVBG

The 8th Annual Meading at the Garden is being held on APRIL 1, 2023 at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista, CA. This year the event falls on April Fool’s Day, so come be a fool with us and have some fun!! As always, 100% of all proceeds are donated to the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens.

Please note that this event is 21+ and no infants are allowed.

 

Listen to live music! Win raffle prizes! Check out the mead-making demonstration and honey tasting!

9th Annual Meading at the Garden is being held on APRIL 6, 2024
Exciting news, mead and beer lovers!

Come out and enjoy the 9th Annual Meading at the Garden festival, where you can sample over 30 meads, ciders, and beers from some of SoCal’s finest breweries, all while supporting the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. Get your tickets now and let’s raise a glass together!

Cheers!
Dave Nichols, Event Coordinator, AVBG

The 9th Annual Meading at the Garden is being held on APRIL 6, 2024 at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista, CA. As always, 100% of all proceeds are donated to the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens.

Please note that this event is 21+ and no infants are allowed.

Listen to live music! Win raffle prizes! Check out the mead-making demonstration and honey tasting!

Join us for a very special gourmet
6-Course VIP Mead Pairing* starting at 11 AM! Enjoy a delicious 6-course gourmet pairing featuring primer, starter, appetizer, entree, dessert, and aperitif.

Explore gourmet creations as we present a complete “buried” menu pairing.

Vendors Please Bring: We humbly ask that each vendor bring two corny kegs/sixtels (more are welcome), J-Box or some form of dispensing/tapping equipment, CO2 if needed, and some type of signage. Please have at least one banner or something to identify/brand yourself. Bottle and can pours are ok. We have tubs you can borrow to chill them.
What we provide: 10×10 Booth Space and Ice (40# per vendor), NOTE: For Table, Chairs or Canopy (please speak to us soon to reserve one.)
What we do NOT provide: Electricity, Ice Chests, Refrigeration Equipment, Beverage Dispensing Equipment (J-Box, CO2, taps, etc), Tape, Pens, Masks, Scissors, or Disposable Cups.
Load in starts at 9:00AM. Please arrive as early as possible to drop off your gear at your booth space and then move your vehicle to the dirt lot directly north of the front gate. The attendant at the gate will guide you to your assigned booth-space. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while unloading, as many people will be loading in concurrently. Please call or email with any questions, concerns or problems.

Cheers,
Dave Nichols, Event Coordinator
858 275-4770 mobile

Note: 21+ ONLY event, no dogs, no infants, merchandise selling is OK. Type 02 Winemakers with a type 81 license may sell bottles. Last call at4:45.

 

Ticket Options – Meading at the Garden 2024

VIP Admission* begins at 11 AM.
General Admission begins at 1 PM. 

Admission Price:
General Admission: $45 early bird (’til March 1), $ 50 (’til April 5), $55 at the door. 1 PM-5 PM
VIP Admission (with 6-course mead pairing): $90 online. 11 AM to 5 PM. (100 available until sold out.)

 

Included With General Admission: One taster glass and unlimited tasters. Please Drink Responsibly.

Included With VIP Admission: One taster glass, unlimited tasters, general admission from 1-5 pm, and the six-course mead pairing from 11 am-1 pm in the rose garden. Please Drink Responsibly.

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Ticket Options – Meading at the Garden 2024

General Admission and VIP tickets include enjoying live music on the main stage with talented local bands, experiencing mead-making firsthand, and exploring the renaissance of the Viking Village. 

  • This Viking-themed mini-village is back, featuring axe-throwing, live blacksmithing, and leatherworking.
  • Experience mead-making firsthand at the mead brewing demonstration with the North County Homebrewers Association. 
  • Honey up close! There are periodic honey tastings throughout the day from Temecula Valley Honey Company. Check out the live bee hive presented by The San Diego Beekeepers Society
  • Enjoy many other fun activities including an Easter egg hunt, plant sale, and much more!

Raffle tickets can be purchased to enter to win valuable merchandise! There are dozens of prizes donated by local breweries, homebrewers, mead-makers, and businesses – there’s something for everyone. Buy a ticket and you could be the lucky winner! 

All proceeds from ticket sales will help Alta Vista Botanical Gardens to pay for improvements, maintenance, education, and natural resources like water and power. So your purchase not only gives you a chance to win great prizes but also helps to support the gardens. Get your tickets today!

VIP Gourmet Benefits – Meading at the Gardens

Join us for a very special gourmet feast! Enjoy a delicious 6-course gourmet pairing in the ceremonial rose garden before the event from 11 AM-1 PM! (VIP ticket required). Mead Made Mod will be on hand for a guided pairing of gourmet tropical flavors and exceptional local mead.

Chef: Samantha Parker
(The Privateer Coal Fire Kitchen)
Primer

Fruta Boule compressée with Zeste Bruine

Lemon Rhodomel

Starter

Sour Apple Balsamique with Jalapeno Honey Apple Piquant

Wild-Fermented Apple Cider

Appetizer

Shrimp Glase Epice woth Tamarind Glacage

Tropical Melomel

Entree

Ahi Poele with Wasabi Croute and Filet Mignon with Wasabi-Infused Pomme de terre

Traditional Sparkling Mead

Dessert

Strawberry Kiwi Sables with Fresno Pepper Confit

Tropical Melomel

Digestif

Piece de Resistance

Berry Melomel

The Blindfold Monks, a group of devoted musicians and longtime friends, will be headlining Meading at the Garden 2024. The band started in a car park at the Oceanside Moose Lodge after a few too many beers and is comprised of David Lally from Brogue Wave, four members of The Drowning Men (Nato Bardeen, Todd Eisenkerch, Rory Dolan, and Gabe Messer), and when not touring with Flogging Molly, Matt Hensley. The band members honed their disciplines over many hours of listening and playing along with the great Ned Giblin at Tom Giblin’s Irish Pub. Rooted in the sounds of Irish traditional music and with the heart of a punk band, Blindfold Monks are sure to put a smile on your face and a tap to your foot.

The Custard Pie, Custard Pie is a high-energy band that will get you moving with their upbeat and funky sound. Hailing from San Diego, they have been entertaining audiences with their unique blend of classic rock, funk, and blues for over a decade.

With a talented and diverse group of musicians, Custard Pie delivers a captivating live performance that is not to be missed. Their repertoire includes a mix of covers and original music, all infused with their signature style and energy. Don’t miss their performance at Meading at the Garden from 1-3pm, where they will have you dancing and grooving to their infectious tunes. Get your tickets now and come experience the magic of Custard Pie live!
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