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Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt!

Carter Mountain Orchard
575 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy Charlottesville, VA 22902
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April 20, 2019

Category: Arts & Crafts, Arts & Entertainment, Children's Event, Family Fun, Food & Drink, Holiday Celebrations, Springtime  |  Tags: children, cider, crafts, Easter, family, family fun, hard cider, ice cream, picnic, wine

2019-04-20 19:00:00 2019-04-20 19:00:00 America/New_York Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt! Carter Mountain Orchard presents our annual Easter Egg Hunt and festivities, this year on Saturday, April 20th! Open from 10:00am-7:00pm, we’ll offer Easter …

Carter Mountain Orchard presents our annual Easter Egg Hunt and festivities, this year on Saturday, April 20th!

Open from 10:00am-7:00pm, we’ll offer Easter Egg Hunts and activities for children up to age 12, plus visits with the Easter Bunny, lots of crafts, activities, hayrides, lunch, special egg hunts for adults, and a good time! Eat an apple cider donut, enjoy a glass of wine or hard cider, and celebrate Spring!

Schedule of Events

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule:


10:30AM “Chickadee” Easter Egg Hunt for children 2 and under, plus special needs children (150 children max)
11:30AM Easter Egg Hunt for 3-4 year old children (200 children max)
12:30PM Easter Egg Hunt for 5-8 year old children (200 children max)

Finding Easter Eggs1:30PM  Easter Bingo For ages 9-12 (100 children max)

1:00PM and 3:00PM “Never Grow Up” Easter Egg Hunt – an Adult-Only Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Prince Michel Winery and Bold Rock Hard Cider! Must be 21 or older to participate.  CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION

Online registration for the children’s egg hunts will begin on April 1st! Online sales will end on April 19 mid-day, or when sold out, whichever comes first.  Link will be available HERE on April 1.

You may purchase tickets on site on the day of, up to 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the hunt or until sold out, whichever comes first.

Please note, there are no refunds, unless Carter Mountain cancels the event due to extreme conditions.

Other Activities for the Day:

  • Apple Cider Donuts – all day, or until they are all gone!
  • Hayrides offered from 11:00am-4:00pm (weather and crowd dependent)
  • Lunch Specials served from 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Craft Station – all day
  • Easter Bunny visits – all day
  • Prince Michel Wine Shop and Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar open 11:00am-7:00pm


  • Easter Egg Hunt or Bingo– $7.00 per child, includes a bag for egg gathering, and 1 hayride ticket.
  • Hayrides – $3.00 per person ages 2 and above (1 hayride ticket is included with each egg hunt admission)
  • Never Grow Up Adult Egg Hunt – $15.00 per person  – Advance Registration Required  –  CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION
  • Crafts – FREE, no charge!
  • Visits with Easter Bunny – FREE, no charge!

FAQ for the Easter Egg Hunt

Do I need to bring my own basket?
A bag for gathering eggs will be provided! To be fair to all participants, we will use the same size bag during the hunt. You can transfer your eggs into your own Easter basket after the hunt!

I’m running late, can you wait a few minutes?
All hunts will start on time. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the hunt in order to purchase or pick up tickets, get your bag and instructions, and be in place before the hunt begins.

Even if I arrive late, my child can still participate, right?
The Easter Egg hunts are fast and furious! Even with all the eggs that are hidden, the hunts are over in just moments. Please arrive early so your child can enjoy the event!

I’m just going in with my child to help him/her get the eggs, is that okay?
The Easter Egg hunt is for the children. Parents may view and take photos from outside the designated area and are requested not to enter the hunt.

(Please note, in our Chickadees hunt, parents may walk with their child – and please let the children gather the eggs!)

Where do the hunts take place?  Are there nice, flat grounds for egg hunting?
As a reminder, we are an orchard, on top of a mountain.  We like to take advantage of our unique location!  The hunts are set up in different areas around the farm that may include being in and around the trees.  The ground can be uneven, and possibly wet depending on weather.  Please keep this in mind when dressing your children for the event.

Even though my children are different ages, I want to put them in the same hunt. Is that okay?
We find it most fair to keep children in the proper age groups. Thank you for your cooperation!

I purchased my tickets ahead of time, but now we can’t make it. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately there are no refunds, unless Carter Mountain cancels the event due to extreme conditions. If you purchase your tickets in advance but find you cannot come, please transfer them to a friend!

What is in the eggs?
Our eggs are stuffed with hard candy and prizes. Parents should monitor their children when they are opening eggs.

Oh my gosh, what will I do with all these eggs?
We do recycle and re-use the plastic eggs for future years, so if you don’t want to keep the eggs, please leave them with us in the designated areas!!

How many eggs will you hide?
Our Easter Bunny works hard – each year we hide literally thousands of eggs!