Events Calendar

Feb
10
Fri
Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics @ Biltmore Estate
Feb 10 – Jul 4 all-day
Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics @ Biltmore Estate  | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

A collection of classic literary works and the popular movies that brought them to life will be celebrated in “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics,” Biltmore’s newest exhibition of award-winning costumes and objects from the Biltmore collection. Set for Feb. 10 through July 4, 2017, the exhibition is inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume library.

Photo credit: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Alicia Vikander in a scene from “Anna Karenina.” Costumes from the film will be on display in Biltmore House when “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics” opens on Feb. 10, 2017. © 2012 Universal Pictures Limited

Mar
11
Sat
Asheville Full/Half Marathon @ Biltmore Estate
Mar 11 @ 7:30 am – Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm
Asheville Full/Half Marathon @ Biltmore Estate | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

In the Asheville Marathon, held on the grounds of The Biltmore Estate, runners will explore 26.2 and 13.1 miles through America’s largest backyard. The Asheville Marathoners will wind through hardwood forests, meadows, gardens, and extraordinary views of the estate. Along the way, runners will pass landmarks including Biltmore House and gardens, America’s largest and most esteemed private residence.

Apr
8
Sat
Old Time Plowing & Folkways @ Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Old Time Plowing & Folkways @ Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

Winter has passed and we are officially re-opening for our 2017 season at the Cradle of Forestry. Take a turn at horse-drawn plowing in the heritage garden, visit with demonstrators, and buy crafts from traditional artisans. You will feel Blue Ridge culture come to life as you step back into the time of the Biltmore Forest School and the Pink Beds community.

Oct
21
Sat
Trick or Trail 5-Mile & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint @ Dupont State Forest
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm
Trick or Trail 5-Mile & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint @ Dupont State Forest | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Spooky Sprint will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart to break in their costumes a day early, without stressing about time limits, as this event is untimed!