In addition to fall color, you'll find many extra events and things to do at Biltmore in September and October. Explore the estate that is heavily forested with some of the region’s oldest and most beautiful trees. Fall garden plantings include thousands of colorful mums. See Biltmore's fall color report for the gardens and grounds on their website.
The gardens herald the season with thousands of vibrant chrysanthemums in rich jewel tones. Guided outdoor experiences include horseback riding, Segway tours, sporting clays, fly fishing, the Land Rover Driving Experience and river float trips.
Celebrate the Bounty of the Harvest
Find many extra food and wine events. At the Winery, sample 20 wines (included in admission). The Vine to Wine 2.5-hour tour takes you to areas on the estate not normally seen by guests, including a trip to the vineyards, tastings and a walking production tour. Saturdays and Sundays. $85/person. Read more about the Vine to Wine Tour.
Live After Five in the Village (Not currently offered in 2020 due to COVID)
On Friday and Saturday evenings in September and October, enjoy Live After Five in Antler Hill Village with live music on the Village Bandstand from 4 PM- 8:45 PM. Tour the farm, complete with friendly resident goats, chickens, horses, sheep, and other small animals.
Fall Biltmore Ticket Deals
Save $8 on daytime admission if tickets are purchased online seven days or more prior. Kids 9 and under are free. Go to the Biltmore website to buy advance discount tickets.
A unique way to enjoy the fall color is driving the backroads of Biltmore with the Land Rover Experience Driving School. In addition to having a really fun time behind the wheel, your guide will teach some great off-road skills to take home. Read more about Land Rover Experience.
Best Fall Photo Spots at Biltmore
1. The Rooftop of Biltmore House: The Rooftop Tour provides you with a bird’s eye view after a climb up the Observatory’s spiral staircase and onto the balconies and rooftop.
2. Top of the Rampe Douce: This wide, double ramp across the wide front yard from Biltmore House allows for fitting the entire front of the house inside your viewfinder.
3. Statue of Diana: Our favorite photo spot is beyond the Rampe Douce and up the hill at the statue of Diana. Capture a majestic view of Biltmore House with sky and mountains in the background (see pic below).
4. The South Terrace Tea House: The wide-open terrace gives you long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. At its edge perches a limestone teahouse with panoramic views of the Deerpark, Lagoon, and Mount Pisgah.
5. The Loggia: Located on the back of Biltmore House, it is accessible on the ground floor right off of the Music Room. This open-air porch overlooks the Deerpark with views of the carriage ride trail across the fields.
6. The Lagoon: The photo at the top of the page was taken by the Lagoon along the main road through Biltmore. Most folks drive right by the one-lane road and bridge that takes you to a very idyllic spot.
Looking ahead: See our photo tour of the annual Christmas Tree Arrival & Raising at Biltmore in early November (read more).