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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.

Thursday, May 21st - Thursday, June 4th

Cooking Demos at the Stable Café

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Included with estate admission.

Join us at the Stable Café on select dates, where Chef Shannon Southerland will demonstrate techniques and share basic recipes for the home kitchen!

  • May 21: Composed Salads for Summer Cookouts
  • May 28: Creating Elegant, Quick Canapés
  • June 4:  Molded Chocolates and Truffles

​​Call 828-225-6370 to reserve. Please tell the reservationist if you plan to stay for lunch ($24 per person).

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.

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 - Monday, September 7th

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:
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

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.

Take part in our annual celebration and judging of Biltmore's International Rose Trials with a special package offer. The package starts with a reception in the Rose Garden on Friday evening, May 23, hosted by Biltmore's gardeners and the expert panel of rose judges. Then spend Saturday learning how we judge the roses and celebrating the winners with lunch and an awards ceremony.

This clinic will focus on Centered Riding basics that will help you help your horse to move up through the training scale. Biomechanics of the horse and rider will also be a topic of discussion. All disciplines welcome.

No spectators, please.

Click on the registration form for pricing details and registration info, or call 828-225-1454.

Come experience Biltmore Wine with great fun, food, and more.

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.