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Come to Village Social at Village Hotel for live music select evenings with a variety of talented, versatile musicians. Relax while enjoying a diverse mix of musical styles ranging from jazz to R&B, from blues to funky pop rock.

Classical and contemporary favorites provide a soothing respite from a day of exploration and adventure on the estate.

Featuring some of the area’s finest musicians, our live jazz evenings offer the perfect opportunity to cozy up with a cocktail and recount the highlights of your day at Biltmore.

Offered Daily, 11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Craft Demonstrations

Included in admission, with a Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay at The Inn or Village Hotel

Time-honored traditions are kept alive by the enthusiasm and expertise of our blacksmiths, woodworkers, and other craftspeople. Antler Hill Barn hosts craft demonstrations and kids’ hands-on crafting projects that allow children the opportunity to make a special toy or souvenir to take home. At our Farmyard, guests can enjoy engaging farm talks and demos that include sheep herding, goat milking, brushing, and hoof trimming.

  • Craft Demonstrations: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., & 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Kid’s Hands-On Crafts: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Goat Milking: 11:00 a.m.
  • Farm Talk: 11:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
  • Goat Brushing/Hoof Trimming: 4:00 p.m. 
  • Sheep Herding: 1:00 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26


Demonstrations offered between hours noted. Kids’ crafting projects (for children 4-12 and their accompanying adult) change daily and include traditional crafts reminiscent of Biltmore, the Vanderbilt era, or the Appalachian region.

Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, September 29 — Saturdays & Sundays 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Grape Stomp at Antler Hill Village

Included in admission

Grown-ups and kids alike are invited to take part in this ancient maceration (softening of the grape skin) practice, long an important part of winemaking. All “grape stompers” will receive a special souvenir to commemorate this unique experience.


No reservation required.

Relax and unwind to the rhythm and charm of Antler Hill Village as our accomplished jazz, pop, swing, and rock duos, trios, and bands deliver fantastic 45-minute sets! Grab a sandwich, a cool drink, or an ice cream cone to enjoy against a backdrop of excellent musicianship, dynamic vocals, and the beauty of Biltmore Estate.

As darkness falls across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Biltmore turns up the volume with Live After Five. Featuring energetic jazz and pop bands and casual dining options offering inspired takes on cookout favorites, it’s the perfect way to unwind after a fun-filled day on the estate.

Friday, May 24 - Monday, October 7 — 1:30 p.m. Daily

A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Bee-Friendly Flowering Herbs

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place Shop beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary demonstration, Bee-Friendly Flowering Herbs. Learn how to create a lovely haven for bees in your garden—add beauty to your environment while attracting and supporting these creatures that play such a vital role in our everyday life.

Wednesday, July 3 - Wednesday, July 31 — Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.

Summer Movie Night Under the Stars

Included in estate admission, with stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottage, or with Biltmore Annual Pass

Join us at Antler Hill Barn for a memorable movie night under the stars! Come early to find a good seat, play lawn games, and enjoy delicious Carolina barbecue and snacks available for purchase from The Smokehouse.


No reservations required. Reserved seating available to guests at The Inn and Village Hotel. Reserved seating will be held until 7:45 p.m.; all other seating is first come, first served. Dates subject to change. Outside food and beverage not permitted at the event. Outside alcohol not permitted on Biltmore property. For additional information, call 800-411-3812.

Treat yourself to a complete “dinner and a show” experience! Savor perfectly prepared southern regional cuisine in a setting that offers rustic charm and sweeping views of estate pastures. After dinner, enjoy the convenience of shuttle transportation to and from the show.


Advance reservations required, please call 800-411-3812. Concert tickets required. Biltmore Annual Passholder 10% dining discount valid for Pre-Concert Dinner Buffet at Deerpark. Occurs July 25, 26 and August 3, 6, 9, 10, 2019.