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Thursday, March 20th - Sunday, January 11th

A Gardener’s Place Seminars

Included with estate admission

Please join us in A Gardener’s Place Gift Shop, located beneath the Conservatory, for daily free demonstrations featuring gardening and floral topics.

March 20 - May 23, 2014
1:00 p.m. Designing Spring Wreaths
2:00 p.m. Creating Elegant Centerpieces

May 24 - July 31, 2014
1:00 p.m. Herbs in the Kitchen
2:00 p.m. Success with Succulents

August 1 - October 16, 2014
1:00 p.m. Focus on Fall Wreaths
2:00 p.m. Five Minute Arrangements

October 17, 2014 - January 11, 2015
11:00 a.m. Winter Wreaths
1:00 p.m. Front Door Swags
2:00 p.m. Winter Wreaths
3:00 p.m. Front Door Swags

Join us at Antler Hill Village for live music, food*, and fun for everyone!  The whole family can relax and enjoy summer evenings on the Village Green as you watch the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Friday evenings only May 23 - June 27 and Friday & Saturday evenings July 4 - October 25.

*Food, beverages, and tours available for an additional cost.

Saturday, May 24th - Monday, September 1st

Summer at Biltmore

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

A competitive trail ride (CTR) is a competitive distance event over a measured distance and completed within a window of time .NATRC rides are not races. Our rides emphasize the skill of pacing your horse to maximize his longevity as a distance horse.

Pre-registration is required; please call 828-225-1454. No spectators allowed.

Monday, June 23rd - Monday, August 4th

Fire in the Triangle - NC Dining Competition

Raleigh, NC. Select dates during this time, please check website for details.

The “Got To Be NC” Competition Dining Series is unlike any other dinner experience in the country! Taste course-by-course during a series of 8 to 15 dinner competitions hosted in five regions of the state throughout the year. This event is held in the Triangle region of NC and will feature Biltmore Wines for purchase, along with other NC wines.

Thursday, July 3rd - Saturday, August 23rd

Jewelry Maker at Antler Hill Village

Cost varies by purchase

Come meet Toni Butler Schmitt, a local jewelry designer for Mandari Designs, in Antler Hill Village on select Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays.* Watch Toni handcraft a wide variety of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets with semi-precious stones, and purchase a special gift or a memento of your visit.

*Weather permitting July 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 31, and August 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23.

Our summer camps tailor each child’s experience to their age and skill level to give them the best experience possible. Our camps focus on natural horsemanship skills, general horse care, nutrition, and tack.

Each camp is two days long and four hours per day. Available for ages 5-7.

Cost: $175 (goes up to $200 after May 1) per camper.

Available camps:
July 28 - 29
July 31 - August 1

Wednesday, July 30th - Thursday, August 28th

Biltmore Concert Series*

Select summer evenings. Prices vary by concert.

Favorite performers take to the stage on the South Terrace of Biltmore House, presenting extraordinary evenings of great music and unsurpassed views in an incomparable setting. A variety of dining options adds to the evening, including gourmet picnics and wine. Performers include Steely Dan, Three Dog Night and 38 Special, Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day, Boston, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band and Emmylou Harris.

*Evening events by reservation only.

Join us on the South Terrace for an amazing show under the stars by the band that brought you hits like “Dirty Work” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.” See the details including available tickets, hotel packages, and dining options.

Join us on the South Terrace for an amazing show under the stars by the bands that brought you hits like “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” and “Hold on Loosely.” See the details including available tickets, hotel packages, and dining options.