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Blossoms & Bees

How do strawberries grow and develop? What role do bees play in our environment? These are the kinds of questions we’ll answer if you join us at our Blossoms and Bees children’s program!

We’ll take a scenic wagon ride through the strawberry patch to see all the strawberry plants and blossoms. Afterward, we can treat our taste buds to some fresh honey and strawberry frozen yogurt!

Sessions at 11am & 2pm.

8.00/person. Please arrive about 15 minutes early for registration. No reservations required, though if you are bringing a group, we’d love to know in advance to prepare.

Children learning about how bees impact our environment

Kids in the strawberry field in Crozet

Strawberry plants

Happy Birthday, America!

Celebrate America’s 244th Birthday with us! – SOLD OUT

The Fourth of July looks a little different this year. We are doing it COVID-style.

We will be open from 9AM–5PM for lunch, peaches, apple cider donuts, and free live music from 1-4PM by FarAway Band.

We’ll close to the public at 5PM. Everyone will head off the mountain, and our ticketed event begins at 6PM

While many local fireworks demonstrations have been canceled this year, a local group has come together in our area to raise money for a fireworks show that will be set off very near Carter Mountain.  We’ve decided to open our venue for a ticketed event for a limited number of people. We just can’t do the “tons of people smushed up together” during this time of social distancing.

So…….

  • Purchase your tickets here – THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT – NO TICKETS AVAILABLE
  • Arrive between 5:30PM-7PM—no admittance after 7PM.
  • Feast on delicious all-American food, cold refreshing sweet cider, and hard cider (all available for purchase).
  • Leave your pets, outside food, and outside drink at home (all prohibited).
  • Promise to social distance, and wear a mask or face-covering when you are inside our market, in the Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar, or in the restrooms.
  • Rock out to live acoustic music from 6-8:45pm by Local Vocals.
  • And enjoy the local fireworks display, which is scheduled to start around 9:15PM.  (PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE TOLD BY THE ORGANIZERS THAT THE FIREWORKS WILL BE QUITE LOUD AT OUR LOCATION – MIGHT WANT EAR PROTECTION FOR YOUNG ONES OR THOSE SENSITIVE TO LOUD NOISES)

A portion of the event proceeds will go to the Fireworks Fund. (If you are so inclined to donate to the fund yourself, here is the link for that)

CARTER MOUNTAIN ORCHARD and BOLD ROCK HARD CIDER HAVE NO CONTROL OVER AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE QUALITY OR LENGTH OF TIME OF ANY LOCAL FIREWORKS SHOWS.  WE ARE ONLY PROVIDING A LOCATION TO VIEW THE FIREWORKS.

 


Please note:

  • AGAIN – No outside alcohol permitted, by state ABC law.
  • No sparklers or fireworks permitted.
  • Carter Mountain is not setting off fireworks—we’re providing a view of local fireworks.
  • All activities are subject to change due to weather.
  • No refunds unless the event is canceled by Carter Mountain Orchard.
  • No one permitted on the mountain without tickets

Thursday Evening Sunset Series

It’s the high note of your week!

Join us for dinner, live music, and the best view of a sunset in Charlottesville! Bring lawn chairs and blankets, or come early for a picnic table on our terrace or decks.  Social Distancing must be practiced at all times.  Please wear a mask when inside our market, tap room, and restrooms.

Admission starts at 5PM
Dinner served 5:30-8:30 PM

Music from 6:00-8:30 PM (view lineup below)

No outside food or alcohol.  NO DOGS PERMITTED.

  • Outside alcohol is not permitted by ABC Law, but the Bold Rock Tap Room will be open for adult beverages.
  • Our Mountain Grill will be open with delicious dinner selections. Our menu varies from week to week and offers choices such as pulled pork BBQ, chicken salad, hot dogs, and vegetarian options. For dessert, don’t forget apple cider donuts and apple pie! Visit the Apple Barn for cider slushies, ice cream, and other snacks and treats.

Tickets

Purchase your TESS ticket

Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of folks attending our events this year; tickets must be purchased in advance. We will not be able to permit un-ticketed guests at these events. NO REFUNDS, unless Carter Mountain cancels the event.

Social distancing at sunset event

Social distancing at sunset event

Food from the mountain grill


2020 “TESS” Musical Lineup

7/2 – FarAway Duo
Beautiful harmonies over a folk and pop rock sound. farawaysongs.com


7/9 – Jon Spear Band
Original tunes that are “straight blues, blues with a Latin flair, rockabilly, slow-burnin’ R&B, or somewhere in between.” jonspearband.com


7/1 –  The Unsuitables
The Unsuitables are a rockin and rollin’ event band based out of Orange, Virginia. This fun, high-energy group plays music that will have you up on your feet dancing and singing along. Guaranteed to provide toe-tapping music stylings of your favorite Motown, Funk and Blues! facebook.com/dancemusic4u

The Unsuitables

working on some promo stuff

Posted by The Unsuitables on Monday, January 30, 2017


7/23 – Local Vocals
Wide variety of traditional classic acoustic rock. localvocalstrio.com  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

 


7/30 – Mercy Trail
Classic hits covers. facebook.com/mercytrailmusic  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


8/6 – The Unsuitables
High-energy cover band with an emphasis on Motown, Funk, and Blues. facebook.com/dancemusic4u


8/13 – FarAway Band
Beautiful harmonies over a folk and pop rock sound. farawaysongs.com


8/20 –Mercy Trail
Classic hits coversfacebook.com/mercytrailmusic


8/27 – 180 Band
180 Band has been performing in central Virginia and the surrounding states for over 18 years. Rocking both female and male lead singers allows 180 to play a wider range of material. With influences including Elvis Presley, The Temptations, Van Morrison, Eagles, Pat Benatar, and Aretha Franklin, they are sure to have something everyone can enjoy. party-with.180music.net


9/3 – The Jackwagons
Based out of Richmond, Eddy & The JackWagons are ascending the ranks of local talent and capturing the ears of music lovers, both young and old.  Offering a blend of well-crafted originals along with their cool twist on fan-favorites, you will find yourself keeping the beat and singing along! https://www.thejackwagons.com


9/10 – Root Cellar Remedy
Classic and modern rock combined with blues and folk. facebook.com/therootcellarremedy


9/17 – South Canal Street
Hits from the late ’50s through ’70s. southcanalstreetband.com


9/24 – Superunknown
A ’90s cover band known for spot-on renditions of the great bands of the alt-rock era. facebook.com/superunknownband

Sure, it's a little late getting posted, but thought people would enjoy it anyway. This is the only video from the very first Superunknown outing playing "Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains, dressed as Alice in Chains for The Southern's Halloween Mockstars Ball 2010!!

Posted by Alive in the Superunknown on Monday, March 28, 2011


Wind Down Wednesdays

Unwind to acoustic music and a stunning Charlottesville sunset on Wednesday evenings during the summer.

No outside food or alcohol. NO PETS PERMITTED

  • Outside alcohol is not permitted by ABC Law, but the Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar will be open for adult beverages.
  • Our Mountain Grill will be open with delicious dinner selections. Our menu varies from week to week and offers choices such as pulled pork BBQ, chicken salad, burgers and dogs, and vegetarian options. For dessert, don’t forget apple cider donuts and apple pie! Visit the Apple Barn for cider slushies, ice cream, and other snacks and treats.
  • Social Distancing must be practiced at all times
  • Please wear a mask/face covering when inside our market, tap room, and restrooms.

Tickets

Purchase your WDW ticket

Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of folks attending our events this year; tickets must be purchased in advance. We will not be able to permit un-ticketed guests at these events. NO REFUNDS, unless Carter Mountain cancels the event.

Musician at sunset event

Social distancing at sunset event

Peach donut sliders and peach cider


2020 “WDW” Musical Lineup

7/1 – Daniel Allen Carter
Covers and original songs with ’70s and ’90s rock and blues influences. reverbnation.com/danielallencarter


7/8 – Greg Ward
Seasoned in reggae, roots, and rock, Greg is a “one-man reggae band”, mesmerizing his audiences with live loops. He builds entire songs from scratch by creating layers with the loop station, guitar, drum machine, and microphone. This results in a powerful full-band sound projected from just one performer. reverbnation.com/gregwardmusic


7/15 – Bailey Hayes
Originals, country, pop/soul, classic rock, and folk. reverbnation.com/baileyhayes


7/22 – Chris Hanks
Unique blend of rock, soul, and country. chrishanks.buzz


7/29 – FarAway
Wide range of covers, from classic rock and ’90s alternative rock hits to folk music. farawaysongs.com


8/5 – Mojo Pie
Mojo Pie is an acoustic duo born from the collaboration of Susan Munson and Frank Bechter. Ever since connecting at a songwriter’s workshop, they’ve been bringing their harmonies to wineries, restaurants, and events all around Central Virginia. facebook.com/MojoPi


8/12 – Matt Johnson
Soulful acoustic R&B. facebook.com/pg/MattJSings


8/19 – Greg Ward
Original songs and chart-topping covers with natural reggae rhythms. gregwardmusic.com


8/26 – Chris Hanks
Unique blend of rock, soul, and country. chrishanks.buzz


 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday America 2019

Celebrate America’s 243rd Birthday with a day of good, old-fashioned family fun!

Get in the spirt of the 4th of July and join our family-friendly games like Water Balloon Toss, 3-Legged Race, Sack Races, and more.

Enjoy hayrides in the afternoon until dusk, live music from 3pm to 9pm, and delicious all-American food, cold refreshing sweet cider, hard cider, and wine.

We’ll stay open late so you can view the local fireworks happening around Charlottesville!

 

Please note:

  • No outside alcohol permitted, by state ABC law.
  • No sparklers or fireworks permitted.
  • Carter Mountain is NOT setting off fireworks – we’re providing a place to view other fireworks
  • All activities are subject to change due to weather.

Blossoms & Bees 2019

Learn all about how strawberries grow and develop

Join us at our children’s program on Blossoms and Bees. Take a wagon ride through the strawberry patch to see all the blooms and learn all about the role that bees play in our environment. We will have strawberry frozen yogurt and fresh honey for everyone to taste!

Featuring live music from Vincent Zorn from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday, the 13th!!

Please arrive about 15 minutes early for registration. No reservations required (though if you are bringing a group, we’d love to know in advance so we’re prepared!).

Wind Down Wednesdays 2019

New this summer! We’re inviting visitors to sit back and relax on Wednesday evenings during Wind Down Wednesdays. Set up on our patio, uncork some wine, and unwind to acoustic music and a stunning Charlottesville sunset.

2019 “WDW” Musical Lineup

May 22 – Adriel Genet – Franco-American, original songs inspired by revival folk, retro, rock, and classical music with a streak of contemporary pop
May 29 – FarAway – Wide range of covers: classic rock-90’s hits, also songwriters themselves with a folk/pop style
June 5 – Mo Safren – Mostly pop with strong influences from hip-hop, club, electronic, jazz, blues, and country music
June 12 – Chris Hanks – Rock, soul, and country blend
June 19 – 2 Wishes -Jazz, oldies, and originals
June 26Mo Safren
July 3FarAway
July 10 –  Adriel Genet
July 17Mo Safren
July 24Chris Hanks
July 31Pat Anderson – roots rock singer/songwriter
August 7 – Silas Frayser – Folk/country rock meets singer-songwriter acoustic pop
August 14Oh Wow Boy – feel-good Americana
August 21Chris Hanks
August 28FarAway

Event on the deck at Carter Mountain Orchard

Orchard Jams 2019

Join Bold Rock and Prince Michel for great live music, refreshing craft hard cider, delicious local wine, and delectable eats at Orchard Jams, a FREE weekly live music series at Chiles Peach Orchard!

* Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle Fundraiser. Every first Friday of the month, for every glass of wine or cider purchased, $1 is donated to Meals on Wheels!

^ Denotes transportation partnership with Crozet Trolley Co. to Chiles Peach w/ round trip service to Old Trail Village, Downtown Crozet & Western Ridge, Crozet. For more information on the Crozet Trolley Co. transportation options, please visit https://www.crozettrolley.com/

2019 Musical Lineup

April 26 – Will Overman Band
May 3 – Koda Kerl & Friends (of Chamomile and Whiskey) | *Meals on Wheels
May 10 – Matt Johnson | ^Crozet Trolley Co.
May 17 – Strong Water | ^Crozet Trolley Co.
May 24 – Jon Spear Band | ^Crozet Trolley Co.
May 31 – ADAR | ^Crozet Trolley Co.
June 7 – Erin and the Wildfire | *Meals on Wheels
June 14 – Eddy and The JackWagons
June 21 – Delta Junction
June 28 – Small Town Rodeo
July 5 – Strong Water | *Meals on Wheels
July 12 – Jon Spear Band
July 19 – Matt Johnson
July 26 – South Canal Street
August 2 – Bryan Elijah Smith | *Meals on Wheels
August 9 – 14 Stories Cville
August 16 – South Canal Street
August 23 – Adrian Duke (Full Band)
August 30 – Alive in the Superunknown
September 6 – Will Overman Band | *Meals on Wheels
September 13 – Matt Johnson
September 20 – Jon Spear Band
September 27 – Funktional Electrik


Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle Fundraiser. Every first Friday of the month, for every glass of wine or cider purchased, $1 is donated to Meals on Wheels!

^ Denotes transportation partnership with Crozet Trolley Co. to Chiles Peach w/ round trip service to Old Trail Village, Downtown Crozet & Western Ridge, Crozet. For more information on the Crozet Trolley Co. transportation options, please visit https://www.crozettrolley.com/

Thursday Evening Sunset Series 2019

It’s the high note of your week!

One of our favorite traditions on Carter Mountain is our Thursday Evening Sunset Series! Each Thursday from mid-May through the end of September, we stay open ’til 9pm. Join us for dinner, live music, hayrides, and the best view of a sunset anywhere! It’s free admission! Bring lawn chairs and blankets, or come early for a picnic table.

Dinner served 5:30-8:30 PM
Music from 6:00-8:30 PM (view lineup below)

Our Mountain Grill is open Thursday evenings with delicious dinner selections. Our menu varies from week to week and offers choices such as pulled pork BBQ, salads, wraps, fruit and cheese plates, hot dogs, fries, and of course our apple cider donuts and apple pie. Visit the Apple Barn for cider slushies, ice cream, and other snacks and treats.

Outside alcohol is not permitted by ABC Law, but no worries, plenty of Prince Michel wine and Bold Rock hard cider available!


2019 “TESS” Musical Lineup

May 2 – Lock Jaw – classic rock and blues by orthodontists in Hawaiian shirts
May 9 – Unsuitables – music to dance to; motown, funk, blues
May 16 – Erin & The Wildfire – melting pot of rock, soul, & funk
May 23 – Jon Spear Band – rock/blues band
May 30 – Local Vocals – traditional classic acoustic rock to modern selections of unplugged pop and rock

June 6 – Matt Johnson – featured on NBC’s The Voice; vocalist who does covers and originals
June 13 – Bro Patrol – high energy, cover songs, trio
June 20 – FarAway Songs – wide range of covers: classic rock-90’s hits, also songwriters themselves with a Folk/Pop style
June 27Local Vocals – traditional classic acoustic rock to modern selections of unplugged pop and rock

*July 4*3-6pm: Lock Jaw – classic rock and blues; 6-9pm: John Marshall Mays Band – variety of classic rock, southern rock, soul, blues

July 11 – Mojo Pie – Lively duo with upbeat covers of 50’s & 60’s songs
July 18 – Jon Spear Band – rock/blues band
July 25 – FarAway Songs – wide range of covers: classic rock-90’s hits, also songwriters themselves with a Folk/Pop style
Aug 1 – A University of Whales – blend lush orchestration with rock songs
Aug 8 – FarAway Songs – wide range of covers: classic rock-90’s hits, also songwriters themselves with a Folk/Pop style
Aug 15 – Brother Oliver – brother duo, psychedelic folk-rock
Aug 22 – Matt Johnson – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Aug 29 – Oh Wow Boy – acoustic trio with upbeat covers of 50’s & 60’s songs as well as their own songs
Sept 5 – Jon Spear Band – rock/blues band
Sept 12 – Lock Jaw – classic rock and blues
Sept 19 – Unsuitables – music to dance to; motown, funk, blues
Sept 26 – Eddy & The JackWagons -well-crafted originals and fun twists on fan favorites/ rock classics