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Enjoy the variety of Trail Challenges, Obstacle Courses, and Recreation Rides in a fun and family friendly environment. Create friendships with best friends you have yet to meet. Events are open to all breeds of horses, donkeys and mules.


For details and registration, click on the link below and then on the individual event.

Biltmore turns up the volume as darkness falls across the Blue Ridge Mountains with musical evenings. Fridays and Saturdays feature Live After Five with energetic bands, the Grape Stomp, and casual food featuring chef-inspired cookout favorites. Dance with lively jazz and pop, then complete your evening with relaxed dining on the estate.*


*Food and beverage at additional cost.

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. Kids 16 and under are free all summer!

Friday, May 26 - Monday, September 4 — Daily.

Vanderbilt Travels Railway

Included with admission

Learn about George Vanderbilt’s international railway travels with this one-of-a-kind 250-foot model train display located in Antler Hill Village! Featuring architectural elements handcrafted from such all-natural materials as leaves, bark, and twigs, the display highlights landmarks visited by Vanderbilt, who, during his lifetime, crossed the Atlantic 60 times.

Sunday, May 28 — 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Memorial Day Celebration Dinner at Antler Hill Barn

$99 per Adult/Youth, $60.00 per child (Age 0-9) plus tax. Gratuities included. Overnight guests and Passholders only.

Join us for a delicious dinner buffet that pays tribute to our veterans with a unique USO South Pacific theme evening and fun activities for all ages.  Enjoy live music featuring the Liberty Belles Trio, a group who bring to life the songs of the great musical era of the 1940s, Biltmore wine, select beers, and non-alcoholic beverages.  End the evening with a dramatic fireworks display on estate grounds.


Reservations required.  Call 866-336-1245 to reserve.

Saturday, June 3 — 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wine Bar Grand Opening

$50 + applicable tax per person, $40 + applicable tax per person for Vanderbilt Wine Club Members & Biltmore Annual Passholders

Join us for to celebrate the grand opening of our new Wine Bar on Scholar’s Walk, which features outdoor seating and a view of the iconic clock tower! This festive evening includes a selection of light bites, wine tastings, a sparkling toast, live music, and a commemorative bottle of wine for each guest as a memento of this special milestone in Winery history.


Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Reservations required, call 800-411-3812.

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.


Registration is required. Learn more at the link below or call 828-225-1454.

Saturday, June 10 — 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wine Club Pick-Up Party

Complimentary with reservation. Wine Club Members only.

Why just pick up your summer wine shipment when you can also enjoy a special members-only party? Vanderbilt Wine Club members are invited to the Winery to socialize over light bites, wine tastings, and live music. Each pick-up party attendee receives a 15% discount for dinner at Village Social, just steps away from the Winery, where you can savor a variety of inspired cuisine including dishes that feature sustainable seafood and regional farm-fresh ingredients.


Exclusively for members of Vanderbilt Wine Club. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Reservations required, call 800-411-3812. Village Social reservations are recommended.

A show circuit provided by equestrians, for equestrians, where safety and fun are top priority.


Registration is required. Learn more at the link below or call 828-225-1454.

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