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9th Annual Fall Into Fun Festival

It’s time to celebrate the arrival of autumn!

All for fun, and fun for fall! Join us on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the opening of our pumpkin patch, pick your own apples, and enjoy other fall-themed entertainment.

On Saturday, the Men of Mt. Moriah Methodist Church will be making apple butter the old-fashioned way during the morning and mid-afternoon. Plus, Skyline Country Cloggers will return to the orchard pavilion for clogging demonstrations at 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM.

The fun continues on Sunday with live music from Tommy Wood—a Ruckersville-based country music artist—from 2–4 PM. We can’t wait to see you there! No tickets required!


Saturday 9/18

  • Apple picking
  • Pumpkin picking
  • Apple butter making demonstration
  • Clogging demonstrations | 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM
  • Order Up food truck | 12–3 PM
  • Mountain View Farm – sampling and selling cheese | 11AM – 5PM
  • Love Faces | – face painting 11AM – 4PM
  • Wine Shop specials

Sunday 9/19

  • Apple picking
  • Pumpkin picking
  • Just a Bite Food Truck 12-4 PM
  • Love Faces | – face painting 11AM – 4PM
  • Tommy Wood – Live country music | 2–4 PM
  • Wine Shop specials

Happy Birthday America

Celebrate America’s 245th Birthday with us!

July 4, 2021 | 6–10 PM

Get the best seat in town for this year’s local Independence Day fireworks shows, including the Celebrate US spectacular! In addition to food from Vision BBQ, Heard, and 106 Street Food, we’ll have ice cream, apple cider donuts, and other sweet snacks. Adult beverages, such as patriotic wine slushies, are available in the Carter Mountain Wine Shop and Bold Rock Tap Room. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes for live music from Root Cellar Remedy!

Food Trucks:  Vision BBQ, 106 Street Food, Heard

Also, Blue Ridge Kettle Korn, Fairy Floss, and Facepainting!

Tickets Required

$20 for Adults (16+)
$10 for Children (15 & under)
Reserve your ticket today

A portion of the event proceeds will go to the Celebrate Us Fireworks Fund, which will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville! If you are so inclined to donate to the fund yourself, visit their GoFundMe page.

Fourth of July event at Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville


Please note:

  • Carter Mountain is not setting off fireworks—we’re providing a view of local fireworks.  We have no control over the quality and length of the fireworks shows in the area.
  • Please review our policies prior to reserving your tickets: Visitor Guidelines
  • Masks are recommended for non-vaccinated guests.
  • Outside food and beverages are not permitted. No smoking on property. We don’t permit tailgating in our parking lots.
  • No dogs or other pets permitted.
  • All activities are subject to change due to weather. Rain date is Monday, July 5.
  • No refunds unless the event is canceled by Carter Mountain Orchard.

Wind Down Wednesdays

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

We’ll have a food truck on hand each week (see below for lineup).  In addition, we’ll have grab-and-go food in our Apple Barn, plus ice cream, cider donuts, slushies, and other sweet snacks. Adult beverages are available in the Carter Mountain Wine Shop and Bold Rock Tap Room. No food or drink may be brought in.

Check out the musical lineup below.

Tickets Required

Tickets are required for these events and must be purchased in advance. Additional tickets are only available at the gate if the event is not sold out online. We will not be able to permit un-ticketed guests at these events.

Please review our Visitor Guidelines prior to reserving tickets.

Reserve your tickets today!

Social distancing at sunset event

 


Wind Down Wednesday Lineups

June 2, 2021

  • Music: Laura Thurston – Armed with a guitar, harmonica, tambourine, and suitcase kick drum, Laura is a one-woman band playing an acoustic folk-grass mix
  • Food Truck: Little Manila (Filipino)

June 9, 2021

  • Music: Chris Hanks – Unique blend of acoustic rock, soul, and country

June 16, 2021

  • Music: Matt Johnson – One-man piano spectacle with inspirations such as Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Journey, Michael Jackson, and Rascal Flatts
  • Food Truck: 106 Street Food

June 23, 2021

  • Music: FarAway Duo – Wide range of covers, from classic rock and ’90s alternative rock hits to folk music by acoustic duo Sara Davenport and Brian Franke
  • Food Truck: Good Waffles & Co.

June 30, 2021


July 7, 2021

  • Music: Bailey Hayes – Eclectic set list ranging from originals, country, pop/soul, classic rock, and folk
  • Food Truck: Order Up!

July 14, 2021

  • Music: Luke Powers – Soft rock with lyrical rhythm and clever wordplay, inspired by the mellow yet punchy music of Jack Johnson
  • Food Truck: Blue Ridge Pizza

July 21, 2021

  • Music: Mojo Pie – Fun-filled originals and eclectic covers by the acoustic duo, Susan Munson and Frank Bechter
  • Food Truck: Martin’s Grill

July 28, 2021


August 4, 2021

  • Music: Chris Hanks – Chris accompanies strong and reassuring vocals with acoustic skills for a unique blend of acoustic rock, soul, and country covers and originals
  • Food Truck: Raclette on the Run

August 11, 2021

  • Music: Bailey Hayes – Eclectic set list ranging from originals, country, pop/soul, classic rock, and folk
  • Food Truck: Little Manila

August 18, 2021


August 25, 2021

  • Music: FarAway Duo – Wide range of covers, from classic rock and ’90s alternative rock hits to folk music by acoustic duo Sara Davenport and Brian Franke
  • Food Truck: Pie Guy

Thursday Evening Sunset Series

Join us for live music, food trucks, Carter Mountain Wine, Bold Rock Hard Cider, and the best view of a sunset from anywhere around! Event admission begins at 5 PM with music starting at 6 PM. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, or come early for a picnic table on our terrace or decks.

Check out the musical and food truck lineup below. No food or drink may be brought in.

Social distancing at sunset event

Tickets Required

Tickets are required for these events and must be purchased in advance: 10.00 per person (ages 12+) and free for children under 12. Additional tickets are only available at the gate if the event is not sold out online. Reserve your ticket today!

Please review our Visitor Guidelines prior to visiting.

Social distancing at sunset event


Sunsets Lineups

In addition to the weekly food trucks, we have grab-and-go food in our Apple Barn, plus ice cream, cider donuts, slushies, and other sweet snacks. (Please, no carry-in food or drink.)

May 6, 2021


May 13, 2021


May 20, 2021


May 27, 2021


June 3, 2021


June 10, 2021


June 17, 2021

  • Music: David Kulund with Matty Metcalf -a ramblin’ janglin’ mix of fun covers and original songs that inspire audiences of all ages to sing and dance along. Their eclectic repertoire of folk, rock, country & blues, delivered with tight vocal harmonies and a style all their own changes from show to show, but the interactive, high-energy performance always entertains!
  • Food Trucks: Good Waffles & Co. & VisionBBQ

June 24, 2021


July 1, 2021


July 8, 2021


July 15, 2021


July 22, 2021


July 29, 2021

  • Music: Jon Spear Band – Original tunes that are “straight blues, blues with a Latin flair, rockabilly, slow-burnin’ R&B, or somewhere in between”
  • Food Trucks: Blue Ridge Pizza & Farmacy

August 5, 2021


August 12, 2021


August 19, 2021


August 26, 2021


September 2, 2021


September 9, 2021


September 16, 2021


September 23, 2021

  • Music: Small Town Rodeo–a perfect mix of bluegrass, outlaw country, classic rock, Americana and newer roots music to please cowboys and city slickers alike. Rich vocal arrangements breathe life into old favorites, and twangy tunes you know by heart go down smooth as a cool beverage in the afternoon sun.
  • Food Trucks: Raclette on the Run & The Pie Guy

September 30, 2021


It’s the high note of your week! Reserve your ticket today!

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! 2020

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 2020

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  (SOLD OUT – no tickets available)
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  (SOLD OUT – no tickets available)
Classic and modern rock combined with blues and folk. facebook.com/therootcellarremedy


9/17 – South Canal Street  (SOLD OUT – no tickets available) CANCEL DUE TO RAIN
Hits from the late ’50s through ’70s. southcanalstreetband.com


9/24 –Jon Spear Band  (SOLD OUT – NO MORE TICKETS FOR SALE)
We’re ending our season with original tunes that are “straight blues, blues with a Latin flair, rockabilly, slow-burnin’ R&B, or somewhere in between.” jonspearband.com


Wind Down Wednesdays 2020

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 – CANCELLED (weather)


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


 

 

 

 

 

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

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.