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We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the popular PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey®. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times includes more than 45 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.
Exhibition produced by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London. Downton™ and Downton Abbey®. ©2015 Carnival Film & Television Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Friday, March 20th - Monday, May 25th

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.


Spring Seminars:
1:00 p.m.—Exquisite orchids for beginners
2:00 p.m.—Nurturing treasured houseplants

Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses. 

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.

Riders enjoy an opportunity to further their horsemanship skills in an enclosed setting by completing a set of 8 obstacles along an obstacle course. Riders can bring multiple horses. Enjoy lunch and awards following the competition. Ribbons and ACTHA Bucks will be awarded for Open, Pleasure, Scout, and Junior Divisions 1st - 6th place.

To register please call 828-225-1454.

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.