5th Annual

Meading at
the Garden

Saturday, April 6th 2019

The largest mead festival on the west coast, Meading at the Garden features over 35 meaderies, cideries, and breweries. 

As always, 100% of all proceeds are donated to the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. 

Meading
at the Garden

5Th Annual

Saturday, April 6th 2019

The largest mead festival on the west coast, Meading at the Garden features over 35 meaderies, cideries, and breweries.

As always, 100% of all proceeds are donated to the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens.

About Our Event

The 5th Anniversary of Meading at the Garden is being held on April 6, 2019. As always, 100% of all proceeds are donated to the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. The largest mead festival on the west coast, Meading at the Garden features over 35 meaderies, cideries, and breweries, Come join hundreds of other mead enthusiasts, homebrewers, aficionados, and fans for unlimited tasters of the world’s oldest fermented beverage — Mead! 

Sponsorship Opportunities!

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.

Gourmet Mead Pairing!

Join us for a very special gourmet VIP Mead Pairing* at 11AM! Enjoy a delicious 6-course gourmet pairing featuring Primer, Starter, Appetizer, Entree, Dessert, Aperitif. Chef James Stewart and Mazer Dave Nichols will be on hand for a guided pairing of modern honeywine and contemporary cuisine

Only 80 VIP tickets are available, so get yours before they’re gone. Admission limited to persons 21 years of age and older.

5th Anniversary of Meading at the Garden Event Details

April 6th, 2019

The 5th Anniversary of Meading at the Garden is being held on April 6, 2019. As always, 100% of all proceeds are donated to the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. The largest mead festival on the west coast, Meading at the Garden features over 35 meaderies, cideries, and breweries, Come join hundreds of other mead enthusiasts, homebrewers, afficianados, and fans for unlimited tasters of the world’s oldest fermented beverage — Mead! There will also be plenty of beer on hand from some of North County’s finest breweries. Enjoy food from local restaurants. Listen to live, local bands. Win raffle prizes! Bid in a silent bottle auction. Check out the meadmaking demonstration and honey tasting!

VIP Mead Pairing*

Join us for a very special gourmet VIP Mead Pairing* at 11AM! Enjoy a delicious 5-course gourmet pairing featuring primer, appetizer, entree, dessert, and apertif. Chef James Stewart and Mazer Dave Nichols will be on hand for a guided pairing of modern honeywine and contemporary cuisine. Explore gourmet creations as we experiment with old and new flavor combinations. Guitartist Jimmy Patton will provide an enjoyable listening atmosphere. *VIP ticket required for entry.

Experience Meadmaking

Experience meadmaking firsthand at the mead brewing demonstration with the North County Homebrewers Association. Experience honey firsthand as well, with periodic honey tastings throughout the day.

Live Music

Enjoy live music on the main stage with talented local bands.

Viking Village

Explore the Viking Village, sponsored by the Raiders of the North viking group. This viking-themed mini-village features a mead hall, axe-throwing, live blacksmithing and leatherworking.

Raffle Prizes

Buy raffle tickets and win valuable merchandise! With dozens of prizes donated by breweries, homebrewers, meadmakers, and local establishments, the raffle is your ticket to valuable goods. With every raffle ticket purchase, you directly support the gardens! Your donation helps pay for much-needed improvements and maintenance, education, and natural resources like water and power.

Silent Auction

Check out the silent bottle auction featuring an eclectic lineup of uncommon rare mead and beer. This year features some especially nice sours and barrel-aged selections. Keep an eye out for the collections, as they are the best deal.

Enjoy many other fun activities are including a game area, virtual reality tent, virtual egg hunt, and much more!

Thank you for your kind support!!!!

We look forward to meading you there!!!

Admission limited to persons 21 years of age and older. Event occurs “Rain or Shine”. Sorry but no refunds are possible given this is a non-profit benefit.

5th Anniversary of Meading at the Garden Event Details

April 6th, 2019

The 5th Anniversary of Meading at the Garden is being held on April 6, 2019. As always, 100% of all proceeds are donated to the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. The largest mead festival on the west coast, Meading at the Garden features over 35 meaderies, cideries, and breweries, Come join hundreds of other mead enthusiasts, homebrewers, afficianados, and fans for unlimited tasters of the world’s oldest fermented beverage — Mead! There will also be plenty of beer on hand from some of North County’s finest breweries. Enjoy food from local restaurants. Listen to live, local bands. Win raffle prizes! Bid in a silent bottle auction. Check out the meadmaking demonstration and honey tasting!

VIP Mead Pairing*

Join us for a very special gourmet VIP Mead Pairing* at 11AM! Enjoy a delicious 5-course gourmet pairing featuring primer, appetizer, entree, dessert, and apertif. Chef James Stewart and Mazer Dave Nichols will be on hand for a guided pairing of modern honeywine and contemporary cuisine. Explore gourmet creations as we experiment with old and new flavor combinations. GuitartistJimmy Patton will provide an enjoyable listening atmosphere. *VIP ticket required for entry.

Experience Meadmaking

Experience meadmaking firsthand at the mead brewing demonstration with the North County Homebrewers Association. Experience honey firsthand as well, with periodic honey tastings throughout the day.

Live Music
Enjoy live music on the main stage with talented local bands.
Viking Village
Explore the Viking Village, sponsored by the Raiders of the North viking group. This viking-themed mini-village features a mead hall, axe-throwing, live blacksmithing and leatherworking.
Raffle Prizes
Buy raffle tickets and win valuable merchandise! With dozens of prizes donated by breweries, homebrewers, meadmakers, and local establishments, the raffle is your ticket to valuable goods. With every raffle ticket purchase, you directly support the gardens! Your donation helps pay for much-needed improvements and maintenance, education, and natural resources like water and power.
Silent Auction
Check out the silent bottle auction featuring an eclectic lineup of uncommon rare mead and beer. This year features some especially nice sours and barrel-aged selections. Keep an eye out for the collections, as they are the best deal.

Enjoy many other fun activities are including a game area, virtual reality tent, virtual egg hunt, and much more!

Thank you for your kind support!!!!

We look forward to meading you there!!!

Admission limited to persons 21 years of age and older. Event occurs “Rain or Shine”. Sorry but no refunds are possible given this is a non-profit benefit.

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Mead, Cider, and Beer

There will also be plenty of beer on hand from some of North County’s finest breweries. Enjoy food from local restaurants. Listen to live, local bands. Win raffle prizes! Bid in a silent bottle auction. Check out the meadmaking demonstration and honey tasting!

Join us for a very special gourmet VIP Mead Pairing* at 11AM! Enjoy a delicious 5-course gourmet pairing featuring primer, appetizer, entree, dessert, and apertif. Chef James Stewart and Mazer Dave Nichols will be on hand for a guided pairing of modern honeywine and contemporary cuisine. Explore gourmet creations as we experiment with old and new flavor combinations. 

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