Other Events

Check out this page for detail on our many other events happening throughout the year!

Mother's Day Celebration - Saturday, May 9, 2015

Surprise your Mother with a gift  - homemade and crafted with love!

Grab an  Apple pie and a bouquet of hand selected and arranged spring flowers arranged in a vintage Mason jar and decorated with a bow.

A special craft area will be set up for children to make and create a special gift just for “MOM”

Father's Day Top of the Mountain Picnic Pickup - Sunday, June 21, 2015

Show your Father how special he is by planning a special day at the orchard. Let us pack a “Father’s Day” picnic just for him.


Call ahead to reserve your picnic lunch!  (434-977-1833)


Finger licking Carter Mountain BBQ and Buns

Trina’s wicked good Mac and Cheese

Summer Coleslaw

Fruit Salad


Water, Tea, or Lemonade

prize for children!


Family of 4     $24.99

Family of 8    $44.99

additional people $8.99 each


Music on the deck from 12N-2P


Craft station (free) available for special Father’s Day creations

Hayrides from 11A-3P

Pre- arranged CMO Geo Caching Adventures for families or groups with parties of 5 or more.  (please call us to reserve)


Picnic on the Mountain and Celebrate America's Birthday - Saturday, July 4, 2015

Celebrate America's Birthday with us!  The orchard will be open until 10:00PM special this year, for firework viewing.  There will be family-oriented activities and games, food available for purchase, hayrides, Prince Michel Wine and Bold Rock Hard Cider, and a good ol-fashioned time!  No outside alcohol permitted, by ABC law.  Sparklers, fireworks, etc are not permitted, as they are a fire hazard.

Schedule of Events:

9AM - open for the day!  Peaches, cider donuts, cider slushies, apple and peach pies.

11A - Prince Michel at Carter Mountain Wine Shop opens

11A - Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar opens

4:30P - Bicycle Parade! All ages welcome!  Bring your bicycle, decorated in patriotic colors, flags, streamers, balloons, garland, etc.  We'll parade around the mountain!

5P - Dinner service begins - menu TBA - serving til 8:30P

5PM - Live Music, til 9PM

5:15P - Old Fashioned Sack Races - all ages

6P - Water Balloon Toss - all ages

6:30P - Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader History Challenge - families or groups are welcome

7P - Watermelon Bar - we'll be slicing up watermelons for a refreshing snack

7:15P - Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest - all ages

9P - Local fireworks begin - view from Carter Mountain

10P - Carter Mountain closes - all vehicles must exit at this time

Mountain BBQ Challenge and Cook-Off - Saturday, August 15, 2015

2015 Carter Mountain Orchard "Thrill of the Grill" Mountain Top Summer Barbeque Cook off Challenge!

Carter Mountain Orchard invites the "Grill Master" in all of us to take the challenge on Saturday, August 18th. Keeping the grilling field fair, categories in "Professional"," Amateur", and "Youth" divisions will be offered. All "Youth" grillers will be required to be assisted and supervised by an adult. All grilling contestants must use one Carter Mountain Orchard product in their barbeque masterpiece. Grilling options can include but not limited to: beef, pork, chicken, and lamb. All grillers must bring and supply their own grill, fire extingiusher , meat, and utensils. Carter Mountain Orchard opens at 9 am, set up in designated grilling location begins at 9 am. Contestant's will be able to grill between the hours of 9:30am-12;30 pm. Food presentation and judging will be scheduled for 1 pm. Contestant's must supply paper plates, and plastic forks for tastings. Awards given in each division. Carter Mountain Orchard invites family and friends to take the challenge to "master the grill" once and for all, on the mountain with the "Thrill of the Grill Challenge"


Johnny Appleseed's Birthday Party - Saturday, September 19, 2015

Come meet and explore the world of Johnny Appleseed. Meet a costume interpreter of Johnny himself, learn how to plant apple trees, see and feel how our pioneer ancestors traveled across America in covered wagons, visit Johnny’s camp site. Most of all, come pick APPLES! And enjoy fiddle and folk music.


Halloween Harvest - Saturday, October 31, 2015


Pumpkin carving contest

Costume contest

Learn to “Dip and decorate” a caramel apple

Other activities TBD

Face Painting


Trick or Treat hayride through the Orchard designated times


Hat/Scarf/Mitten Drive (November 14 - 30, 2015)

Help us to help our neighbors in need as the weather turns colder.  Bring your donation of new or gently used warm clothing, turn it in to a staff member, and receive a coupon for 10% off all your purchases at Carter Mountain for that day!  You'll also receive a good feeling inside!  Donations will be turned in to a local charity at the conclusion of the drive.  Thanks for helping!

Breakfast with Santa - Saturday November 28 and Saturday, December 5, 2015

Holiday on the Hill -  December 12-13, and December 19-20, 2015

Gingerbread work shop, Carols, product sampling, and children’s Christmas craft area.





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when your favorite fruit is ripe!

Fruit Availability Chart

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Calendar of Events

1435 Carters Mountain Trail
Charlottesville, VA

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