Happy Birthday, America!

Celebrate America’s Birthday with a day of good old-fashioned family fun! Enjoy delicious food, and cold and refreshing sweet cider, hard cider, and wine. Join our bike parade (decorate your bicycle with patriotic colors and get in on the fun!), play games like Water Balloon Toss, 3-Legged Race, Sack Races, and our Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest! Enjoy live music in the evening, and we’ll offer hayrides in the afternoon, until dark.

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

No outside alcohol permitted, by state ABC law.

Hours: 9AM-9:30PM
Mountain Grill Open: 12N – 8P
Events:
Bike Parade: 4:30PM – bring your bicycle, decorated with patriotic colors, ribbons, banners, etc. All ages!
Hayrides: 5P til dusk (WEATHER PERMITTING)
Old Fashioned Sack Races: 5:15P – all ages
Water Balloon Toss: 6P – all ages
“Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” – 6:30P – history challenge for all ages
Watermelon Bar and Watermelon Seed Spittin’ Contest – 7P
Viewing of Local Fireworks – 9P ish

All Grounds close by 10PM

  • 1435 Carters Mountain Trail
  • Charlottesville, VA 22901

Region: Monticello Area

Established in 1974 in an old apple barn, Carter Mountain Orchard’s retail business has grown into one of the most recognized farm markets in Virginia. Open early July through Thanksgiving (and weekends in December), the market offers a wonderful selection of local crafts, fresh produce, jams and jellies, tee shirts, and other gift items.... more

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