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Happy Birthday America

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

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

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

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

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