Events at Carter Mountain Orchard

Celebrate the seasons with family-friendly events at Carter Mountain Orchard and local pop-ups in Charlottesville!


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Signature Events at Carter Mountain Orchard

Easter bunny reading to kids at Hop Into Spring event

Easter Eggstravaganza

Around Easter Weekend

Every year, families and kids head up the mountain for Carter Mountain’s Easter event. Fun crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny are just a couple of the eggciting festivities that visitors can expect each year!

Locals enjoying the sunset and views atop Carter Mountain Orchard during a live music event

Thursday Evening Sunset Series

Thursdays, April through September

Gather together with the community to enjoy live music, food, wine, hard cider, and good times!

Cultivating Curiousity children's summer program event at Carter Mountain Orchard

Cultivating Curiosity

Mondays and Tuesdays, June through August

Cultivating Curiosity is a weekday summer program geared towards children 3-8 years old. Morning sessions include storytime, craft, hayride, and fruit picking (in season) with seasonal themes such as apples, peaches, pumpkins, flowers, bees, etc.

Pre-registration is not required, just c’mon out for a little learnin’, a little activity, a little food, and a lot of fun!

crowd at carter mountain's happy birthday america

Happy Birthday America!

Fourth of July

Celebrate America’s birthday with the best seat in town for viewing local Fourth of July fireworks shows! Event includes live music from local artists, food trucks, children’s activities, and adult beverages from the Carter Mountain Wine Shop and Bold Rock Taproom.

“Such a fun event! My two boys loved it (and I did too). We will be back for more of them!”