About the event
Meading at the Garden is the largest Mead festival in the world. It is a springtime celebration of nature, art, people, and mead located in the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (AVBG) in Vista, CA. The festival is a non-profit benefit with 100% of proceeds donated to AVBG, a 14-acre federal wildlife habitat and certified butterfly sanctuary. For our 5th Anniversary this year we are featuring over 30 meaderies and 55 total vendors!
Meading at the Garden is loaded with lots of activities to make the day a really fun event for all guests including:
- VIP Mead Pairing from 11AM-1PM.
- Viking Village with live Blacksmithing, Leatherworking, and Axe-Throwing
- Virtual Reality games from The Grid
- Augmented Reality Virtual Easter Egg Hunt (via Smartphone)
- Huge gaming area with Cornhole, Giant Jenga, and More!
- Silent bottle auction of uncommon Mead and Ale.
- Giant raffle with hundreds of prizes.
Why should you sponsor?
Meading at the Garden gives back to the community in so many ways! Your sponsorship not only provides much needed funds for the materials at the festival, but bolsters our bottom line for important expenses such as water, improvements, maintenance, staffing, and education. Much more than an average beer festival, Meading at the Garden is an experience-rich event that combines nature, art, and people!
The Alta Vista Botanical Gardens have a 15 year history of ecology, education, and community service. We have a kids music garden and learning trail and a full volunteer adopt-a-garden program that brings parents and students both young and old together to care for the grounds and infrastructure. We make it fun for them to volunteer!
Our festival Meading at the Garden is now in it's fifth year, and finally being noticed as an exceptional event that breaks from the tradition of beer festivals in parking lots and breweries. Given the many other activities besides drinking, it has become a very positive outlet for many in the community to become involved in ecology and conservation. Further it provides a safe and beautiful place to relax and enjoy the fresh springtime flowers and flora throughout the gardens.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer