Skip to content

Fall Fun Festival 2023 at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

Come join the 15th Fall Fun Festival in Vista on Saturday October 14 between 10 am and 3 pm.
This festival has been a community tradition for 15 years and is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty and diverse features of Alta Vista Botanical Gardens which are located at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. The event is FREE for all visitors.
Kids’ activities will include Painting Pumpkins, Origami Bats, painting Kindness Rocks, Nature Weaving, Eggshell Mosaics, and Worms Discovery. Music by Vic Moraga and Dance by Moreton Bay Fig Morris Dancers will entertain our busy visitors. Our Family Discovery Walk will lead to a hike through our lower gardens.
This year’s event features a Plant Sale from our AVBG GrowGetters, including a variety of succulents, bromeliads, staghorn ferns, herbs, veggies and flowering plants. 
The Garden Shop will be open with a fun array of art, books, children’s activities, and snacks.
Vendors will sell their arts and crafts, as well as sweet treats and facepainting. 
Amigos de Vista Lions will sell BBQ lunch.  Snacks and water will be available for sale.
Families are creating scarecrows at home using colorful clothes and bling to enter in this year’s Scarecrow Contest.  The colorful parade of scarecrows will be arriving at the Festival by noon. 
Judges will choose winners, and gift card and other prizes will be delivered to 3 creative families.  Scarecrows will stay up in the Children’s Garden through August 1, 2024. 
Entry to the Gardens is free during this Festival!  Walk the 14 acres of Gardens filled with rare plants, our Children’s Garden Discovery Trail and Music Garden, fascinating Ricardo Breceda sculptures, and intriguing water features. 
Event Cost: Free
The Gardens are open every day for a $5 entry fee, free for members. 
Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista.
We are located at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park