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Cultivating Curiosity: Spring Break [Canceled]

Get outside during your Spring Break and enjoy some fresh mountain air!

Head up the mountain for non-structured, drop-in activities from 10am–2pm on Tuesday 4/7 and Thursday 4/9.

Activities include:

  • “Spring Has Sprung” Mural Painting
  • Paint Your Own Flower Pot, and plant pollinator-friendly wildflowers to take home
  • Central Virginia Beekeeper’s Association Interactive Experience
  • Lawn Games
  • Hayride
  • Snack

Activities are geared towards ages 3-8, but anyone is welcome! Our Mountain Grill will be open for lunch, and Bold Rock and Prince Michel tasting rooms will have adult beverages too.

8.00/child – Event ticket includes activities, hayride, and a snack.

No reservation required. No drop-offs, parent or sitter will need to be with the children throughout the duration.

Mark your calendars! The Cultivating Curiosity weekly summer children’s program kicks off on June 1.

Cultivating Curiosity children's program

Easter Eggstravaganza [Canceled]

Spring has sprung, let’s gather together for some good times!

Fun for the whole family

  • Easter Egg Hunts & Bingo – See tickets and schedule below
  • Easter Bunny Visits
  • Craft Stations
  • Hayrides
  • Live Music – Playing from 3-6pm each day

Playing on April 4 – A.P. Project
The “APP” plays Americana style, classic rock, and country songs. They’re out making music and having fun doing it!

Playing on April 11 – Root Cellar Remedy
Root Cellar Remedy (formerly East High Cellar) combines influences of classic and modern rock with blues and folk. The resulting signature sound has been coined “Bonfire Rock.”


For the 21+ crowd, we’ll also have:

  • ‘Never Grow Up’ Adult Egg Hunts – 1pm & 3pm, see tickets and schedule below
  • Prince Michel Wine Shop and Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar – Open for tastings and sales from 11am to 7pm

Egg Hunt Tickets

Easter Egg Hunt – 8.00/child

  • Includes a bag for egg gathering and 1 hayride ticket.
  • View FAQs
  • Purchase your ticket: Online registration will be available soon

Never Grow Up Adult Egg Hunt (21+ only) – 15.00/person

Advance registration required: Adult-only egg hunt registration link coming soon

Hop Into Spring [Canceled]

Hop into a great 2020 season with our 4th annual event!

Join us in celebrating Easter and springtime fun for the whole family.

Check out the schedule of activities below, including interacting with baby goats from Clover Top Creamery and poults from KellyBronze Turkey Farm!

We’ll also celebrate our new solar array with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 pm. We have installed 224 solar panels at Chiles Peach Orchard that produce enough clean energy to grow and harvest 423,360 peaches!

Event Ticket

10.00/child includes participation in:

  • An Easter Egg Roll
  • A scenic wagon ride
  • Craft stations

Easter Egg Roll during the Hop Into Spring event at Chiles Peach Orchard

Story time during the Hop Into Spring event at Chiles Peach Orchard

Baby goats from Clover Top Creamery

Hop Into Spring 2019

“Hopping” into a great 2019 season with our 3rd annual event!

Join us in celebrating Easter and spring-time with fun for the whole family—we will have fun games, food, and drinks for everyone!

Activities include:

  • Storytime & Easter Egg “Roll”
  • Easter Bunny visits
  • Crafts – including Decorate a Donut!
  • Face painting (activity fee)
  • Live animals
  • Wagon rides – Offered all day! Rides are about 15 minutes long, and are a scenic loop around the farm.

Wine, hard cider, and brunch will be available!

 

Easter Eggstravaganza 2019

Spring has sprung, let’s gather together for some good times!

Open from 10am-7pm, we’ll have:

  • Easter Egg Hunts and Bingo – Running between 10:30am and 3:30pm, see schedule below
  • Easter Bunny Visits
  • Craft Station
  • Apple Cider Donuts – Available all day or until they are all gone!
  • Hayrides – 11am-4pm (weather and crowd dependent)
  • Lunch Specials – Served from 11am to 3pm
  • Prince Michel Wine Shop and Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar – Open for tastings and sales from 11am to 7pm

Easter egg hunt for kids at Carter Mountain Orchard

Easter Egg Hunts

Space is limited, so we recommend registering online as soon as possible. Online sales will end on April 19 mid-day, or when sold out, whichever comes first.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

If a hunt hasn’t already sold out, you may also purchase tickets on site on the day of, up to 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the hunt.

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

View FAQs 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 thousands of eggs!

Cultivating Curiosity: Spring Break Edition 2019

Get outside during your Spring Break and enjoy some fresh mountain air!

Head up the mountain for non-structured, drop-in activities from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Tuesday 4/2 and Thursday 4/4. Activities are geared towards ages 3-8, but anyone is welcome!

  • Crafts
  • Hayrides
  • Snacks/Donuts
  • Beekeeping Demonstration

No reservation required.

$8.00 per child includes all above activities—no drop-offs, parent or sitter will need to be with the children throughout the duration.

Our Mountain Grill will be open for lunch, and Bold Rock and Prince Michel tasting rooms will have adult beverages too!

Cultivating Curiosity 2019

Bring your kiddos to the mountain for our popular educational program!

Cultivating Curiosity is Carter Mountain Orchard’s weekly summer program, running every Monday and Tuesday from June 3 to August 27, 2019.

The program is geared towards ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome.

Activities include:

  • educational lesson or storytime
  • craft or cooking project
  • fruit picking (in season)
  • hayride
  • snack

Both sessions during a week will include the same activities, which we’ll switch up from week to week. Seasonal themes include apples, peaches, pumpkins, flowers, bees, etc.

Please arrive by 10:15 am to register. No drop-offs—chaperone required for duration.

Also recommended: Come Grow with Us program at Chiles Peach Orchard

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