Events at Carter Mountain Orchard

Carter Mountain Orchard hosts events open to the public throughout the season!

Signature Events at Carter Mountain Orchard


Around Easter Weekend

Easter Egg Hunt event on the hill at Carter Mountain Orchard

Every year families and kids head up the mountain for Carter Mountain’s Easter event. The Easter Egg Hunts are the highlight of the event with thousands of eggs to be found!

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Wind Down Wednesdays

Wednesdays, late May through September

View of Carter Mountain Orchard from the back deck during a live music sunset event

Sit back and relax on Wednesday evenings atop Carter Mountain. Set up on our patio, uncork some wine, and unwind to acoustic music and a stunning Charlottesville sunset.

Thursday Evening Sunset Series

Thursdays, May through September

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

Sunsets at Carter Mountain Orchard bring the community together on Thursdays—May through September—with live music, food, wine, hard cider, and good times!

Cultivating Curiosity

Mondays and Tuesdays, June through August

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

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!

Peach Festival

Weekend in July

Peach court princesses at the Carter Mountain Orchard Peach Festival event

Every year at the peak of the summer we celebrate the peak of our peach season at the Ol’ Fashioned Peach Festival! Family-fun activities include pick-your-own peaches, games and prizes, hayrides, face painting, and more!

Apple Harvest Celebration

September through November

Kid and a carved pumpkin during an event at Carter Mountain Orchard

Apple Harvest is our biggest celebration of the year! Every fall, visitors are invited to pick-your-own fun with food, hayrides, wine tastings, pumpkins, apple picking, apple butter, apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple pie, and all things apple!