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Grand Opening Set for Biltmore's Antler Hill Village, May 20-23
Asheville, N.C. (PRNewswire/WorldTourismNews.eu) -- Antler Hill Village, Biltmore's newest guest venue, officially opens May 20 with a Grand Opening event complete with fireworks, live jazz and bluegrass music, the debut of new historical exhibits, the Winery's 25th anniversary celebration and activities for the entire family.
Antler Hill Village bridges the estate's present and past, providing a relaxing place to experience Biltmore's hospitality. The village is open to guests as part of daily admission to the estate.
As part of opening day, a rare 1913 Stevens-Duryea Model "C-Six" touring car that once belonged to Biltmore's founder, George Vanderbilt, and his wife, Edith, will go on display in the Winery. This particular Stevens-Duryea model is believed to be one of only 10 existing in the world today.
Special entertainment throughout the village will include live jazz and bluegrass music, storytellers, roving jugglers, a caricature artist, and Segway and fly fish casting demonstrations. A Fireworks Display starts at 9 p.m. on May 20.
Antler Hill Farm will be a lively spot with live old-time music, hand-cranked ice cream demonstrations, arts and crafts for children, woodworking and blacksmithing demonstrations, and free wagon rides.
The Winery celebrates 25 years with special activities including a Grape Stomp, complimentary wine tastings, party planning exhibits and specialty wine and food experiences.
New tours at Biltmore House
Also on May 20, Biltmore House staff will introduce new guest experiences - including the Friends & Family Tour - that reveal more about the lives of people who lived, worked and visited the house during George Vanderbilt's day. Displays of vintage clothing, with storytelling elements and vintage props, will portray what it was like to live in or visit Biltmore House.
Located in Asheville, N.C., Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America's largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family's original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; the four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues and Biltmore For Your Home, the company's licensed products division. For more information, visit www.biltmore.com or call 877-BILTMORE.
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