Events at Carter Mountain Orchard

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

Pink lady apple with natural heart on skin

Ticketed Admissions for Fall Weekends

To manage the number of people at the orchard during our busiest times, we require admission tickets (ages 12+) on peak fall weekends, mid-September through early November. Thank you for making us part of your fall tradition and family memories!

Signature Events at Carter Mountain Orchard

Easter bunny reading to kids at Hop Into Spring event


Around Easter Weekend (2022 Event TBD)

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, May through September

May through September, the community comes together to enjoy live music, food, wine, hard cider, and good times!

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

Wind Down Wednesdays

Wednesdays, June through August

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

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!

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