Top Events in Biltmore Village
By Jason Tarr
Just two miles south of downtown Asheville, Biltmore Village is a cultural center in its own right. Several key festivals make up the annual calendar of events in this historic district.
Here’s a list of the top events in Biltmore Village throughout the year in chronological order.
*Please note: In 2020, events may be altered, postponed or cancelled as organizations and businesses follow state and local social distancing guidelines. Please check back frequently for updates.
Village Art and Craft Fair
More than 100 artisans gather together each August to exhibit and sell their work at the Village Art & Craft Fair presented by New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to-Wear. Shoppers from across the southeast come to the beautiful grounds of the historic All Souls Cathedral. This fair is known as a high-quality, juried event that has been a beloved tradition for decades.
Farm to Village Dinner
Dine under the stars on beautiful Boston Way in the heart of Biltmore Village. This unique celebration of the history and the personality of Biltmore Village highlights the area’s connection to local farms. Teams from Biltmore Village businesses along with volunteers block off Boston Way so a 150-foot-long feasting table can be set. Biltmore Village’s restaurants work together to serve a delicious multi-course meal while a band provides music.
Dickens in the Village
December 2020 (TBA)
During the holidays, take a step back in time to the days of Charles Dickens and a Christmas Carol. The Dickens in the Village festival is an immersive holiday experience featuring performances by strolling carolers, actors and musicians dressed in Victorian era costumes. As you stroll the brick-lined streets of the Village during the festival, pick up freshly roasted chestnuts or hop on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Dickens in the Village takes place the first weekend of December and kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony on Friday night.
Biltmore Estate Events
Biltmore Village is located just outside the entrance gate to George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate. The Estate offers a robust calendar of events each year. See our guide to Biltmore for full calendar of Biltmore events. Please note admission is required to explore Biltmore Estate (including the house and the grounds).