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Saturday, May 16th - Sunday, September 27th

Grape Stomp at the Winery

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays. Included with estate admission.

Weekends this summer, the kids will love the Grape Stomp at the Winery. They'll get a Grape Stomp souvenir to commemorate their visit.

Friday, May 22nd - Saturday, September 5th

Local Crafter Demos in Antler Hill Village

Fridays & Saturdays, 1:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Included with estate admission.

Biltmore has a rich heritage of beautiful handmade art and craft. Come meet local crafters and watch them create an array of beautiful and unique items, which will also be available for purchase.

Crafts include hand-crafted jewelry, natural soaps, bath bombs, hand-blown glass, traditional corn husk dolls, hand-woven baskets, and pottery. Craft demonstrations vary daily, and may involve one to three crafters per day.

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 and Saturday evenings May 22 - October 31.

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

Tuesday, May 26th - Friday, July 31st

A Gardener’s Place Seminars - Summer

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.

Summer Seminars:
1:00 p.m. - Arrangements Inspired by the Garden

  • Using colorful seasonal flowers
  • Top garden flowers for arrangements
  • Unexpected foliage to create unusual designs
  • How to condition your blossoms
  • Flower food to extend the life of your cuttings

2:00 p.m. - Plant a Beautiful Terrarium

  • The many types of terrariums
  • Gardening in glass
  • Materials needed for your miniature world
  • Top plants that thrive in these conditions

Tuesday, May 26th - Monday, September 7th

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.

Friday, June 19th - Monday, August 10th

Stand Up Paddleboarding

3:30 p.m. daily, $50 per person*

The Outdoor Adventure Center is offering guided Stand Up Paddleboard trips down a three mile stretch of the French Broad River for a limited time. Stand up paddleboarding is a fun and relaxing way to play on the water. It can also be a great way to get a high-energy workout. Enjoy amazing views and test your balance while a guide gives you pointers along the way.

Call 828-225-1425 to reserve.

*Minimum age of 12 years; a guardian must accompany anyone 17 years or younger.

Saturday, August 1st - Tuesday, November 3rd

A Gardener’s Place Seminars - Fall

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.


Fall Seminars:

1:00 p.m. -  Decorating Fall Wreaths
Learn how to wreath your door using materials of the season to welcome guests into your home.

2:00 p.m. -  Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

Now that you’ve grown all those flavorful herbs, learn some tips on how to collect and keep your bounty for the winter months.

Thursday, August 6th - Thursday, August 13th

Cooking Demos at The Dining Room

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Included with estate admission.

Join us at The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate on select dates, where Chef David Ryba will demonstrate techniques and share basic recipes for the home kitchen!

  • August 6:   The Edible Garden
  • August 13: The Edible Garden

Call 828-225-1699 to reserve. Please tell the reservationist if you plan to stay for lunch ($30 per person).

Friday, August 7th - Friday, 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. 

*Evening events by reservation only.

Join us on the South Terrace for an amazing show under the stars by the artists that brought you hits like “Unforgettable” and “Can You Stop The Rain.” See the details including available tickets, hotel packages, and dining options.