Biltmore Estate Events 2017

Biltmore Events 2017

Winter Savings & Serenity
January-March 2017
In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Winter specials include lowest admission of the year.
See our Biltmore Winter Outings Guide

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
February 10-July 4, 2017
See our Fashion from the Classics Guide.
See the third big costume exhibition inside Biltmore House with 40 elaborate costumes worn by stars in movies. 

Biltmore Blooms festival of flowers
March 18–May 25, 2017
See our Biltmore Blooms Guide
Orchids begin the blooming spectacular, followed by 75,000 tulips with stunning floral displays across the estate that celebrate the majesty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy. Enjoy live music daily in the Winter Garden in Biltmore House and the Conservatory, and daily seminars at A Gardener’s Place.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 16, 2017
The Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday, along with special children’s entertainment including magic shows, music, storytelling, crafts and photos with the Easter Rabbit. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Children ages 2-9 years old may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate pass holder or a ticketed adult. Day-of registration will be required. Bring your own basket or bag to collect eggs!

International Rose Trail Competition
Late May 2017
Since 2011, Biltmore’s Rose Garden has been home to the trials in which more than 90 varieties from growers and breeders worldwide have been planted and cared for by Biltmore’s expert horticulturalists. Each trial lasts two years and a permanent jury judges the roses four times per year. An international jury will select the winning roses in 12 categories. A special ticket package is available for attending competition events, including a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception in the Rose Garden at 6:30 PM on Friday, competition day on Saturday with 9 AM judging and 11 AM tour of the gardens and awards presentation and lunch at 12:30 PM.

Biltmore Outdoor Summer Concert Series
July & August
See our Biltmore Concert Series Guide
On several evenings, Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Mountains serve as backdrop for amazing musical experiences during Biltmore’s annual concert series on the South Terrace of Biltmore House. It's an incomparable setting for enjoying an eclectic variety of music under a canopy of stars. Reservations are required.

Fall at Biltmore
See fall colors and enjoy special events. See our Fall at Biltmore Guide.

Christmas at Biltmore Estate
Starts November 3, 2017
See our Christmas at Biltmore Guide
Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose this magical season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. On Christmas Eve 1895, he opened Biltmore House’s doors for a regal yuletide celebration. Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with more than 50 Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights, live music and inspirational holiday demonstrations await our guests. Biltmore House Christmas Photos

Biltmore Christmas Tree Raising
Annual Christmas Tree Arrival and Raising

Dowtown Abbey Costumes
Downton Abbey Costume Exhibit in 2015

Go to the Biltmore Estate Web site to buy advance discount tickets!

February 10-July 4, 2017
The third big costume exhibition, Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, is coming to Biltmore... read more
A guided tour and tasting at the Biltmore Winery are included in your admission ticket to the estate. Whether you're interested in tasting wine, learning more about the art and science of winemaking... read more
America's castle at Biltmore Estate is certainly an amazing venue for a fairytale wedding. They offer a variety of beautiful settings throughout the estate and a fabulous... read more
The centerpiece for the Christmas at Biltmore celebration is the 35-foot fraser fir Christmas Tree in the Banquet Hall. Bringing the massive tree into Biltmore... read more
For fall leaf color seekers, there’s no better place to revel in autumn than on the Biltmore Estate, which is home to some of the region’s oldest and most beautiful trees.... read more
The Vision
In the late 1880s, George W. Vanderbilt, then a young man of 25, came upon the perfect spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains for a 250-room French Renaissance chateau to be... read more