Before you know it, you'll be exchanging your flip-flops for boots and your T-shirt for a jacket. As summer activities wind down and leaves begin to fall, it's the perfect time to start thinking about building or remodeling. And fortunately, there are several home parades and tours throughout Wisconsin to start collecting ideas.
We've put together a list of some of our favorite shows in the state during the autumn season. You'll see some of the best in home design, from modern bungalows, to classic craftsman homes. In as little as one day, you can explore a wide variety of home layouts, styles and designs that may otherwise take weeks to research.
We love participating in home parades and tours because they allow us to show off some of our favorite work, along with many other talented local companies and Wisconsin builders. You'll see many homes that include Pella windows and doors as well as our made-to-order blinds and shades.
Even if you live outside the area where these shows are held, they're worth checking out!
1. Metropolitan Builders Association Parade of Homes
August 13-September 5
You'lI probably still be sporting shorts and shades for this show, but it's one you won't want to miss. Presented by Nonn's Kitchen Bath & Flooring, the MBA Parade of Homes will walk you through 20 brand new homes, built by 16 different builders and showcased in two subdivisions located in the Village of Hartland and Menominee Falls.
Tickets for the show will allow entry into each subdivision one time. You can purchase tickets at the entrances, online, or at advance ticket locations.
Don't forget to swing over to the show's sister parade, the MBA Parade of Remodeled Homes, September 10-11, which offers free admission with your MBA Parade of Homes ticket stub. This show will feature newly remodeled homes by the best in the business. If you do not have a ticket stub from the Parade of Homes, you can purchase a ticket at any home for only $6.00. Click here for more information on this show.
2. Sheboygan County Home Builders Association Parade of Homes
September 9-11, 16-18
Head over to Sheboygan to view one remodeled home and seven new homes located throughout the county. During this parade, you'll have the opportunity to speak directly with builders and see each builder's unique style. You can start at any home during parade hours and visit all of the homes in one day if you choose or throughout the parade dates.
Tickets are available in advance at any of the ticket sale locations or can be purchased at any parade home throughout the show. For information on ticket sales and the event in general, click here.
3. Brown County Home Builders Association Fall Showcase of Homes
September 17-18, 22-25
The BCHBA offers one of the largest parades in the state and features builders, manufacturers and installers from throughout the greater Green Bay area. The creativity and customization showcased will truly inspire your next home or project.
Another handy resources offered by the BCHBA is their online member directory. Here you can view all members, obtain contact information, and view members' websites to learn more about their completed projects and business philosophies.
Click here for more information.
4. Manitowoc County Home Builders Parade of Homes
Next on the list is the MCHBA Parade of Homes featuring 11 recently built homes located throughout Manitowoc, Mishicot, and Two Rivers showcasing the work of nine select area builders. A listing of the homes with addresses and builders can be found here.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the MCHBA office and several retail locations. Click here to learn more about how you can participate in this must-see showcase.
5. Mid-Shore Home Builders Association Parade of Homes
The MSHBA works to preserve and promote the homebuilding industry in the calumet County area, and its parades showcase the talent and quality workmanship of its members. This fall's event features four very different homes in its lineup and three builders. The homes are located in Malone, New Holstein, St. Cloud, and Elkhart Lake.
From beautiful remodels with custom landscaping and lake views to new construction homes with luxurious finishes set in the countryside, you can fully immerse yourself in the fine craftsmanship and unique finishing touches our local builders have to offer. Look for Pella windows and doors in home two at the MSHBA Parade of Homes.
Tickets can be purchased for $5.00 per person at any of the homes. Click here for more information on the event and to see preliminary details of each of the showcase homes.
6. Winnebago Home Builders Association Fall Parade of Homes
The Winnebago County showcase provides a great opportunity to meet some of the county's most innovative homebuilders and experience the latest in home technology, finishes, and decor firsthand.
Ticket sales begin October 10 and can be purchased at Van Vreede's, Habitat Restore, and FloorQuest in Oshkosh, and at Stoneworx in Neenah. Tickets will also be available during show hours at each of the parade homes. Tickets, which are also available during show hours at each parade home, include a full color book that contains descriptions and addresses of the homes along with a map and turn-by-by-turn directions. Click here to learn more.
Itching to Begin Your Next Home Renovation Project?
Summer is a busy time of year. Whether its cookouts, outdoor concerts, or just a day at the beach, home improvement projects tend to get pushed to the bottom of our lists. The dog days are almost over, which means more time for your next renovation or building project, and we would love to be a part of it!
You'll find windows and doors to fit every style and budget plus, Pella is Energy Star® Certified, offering energy efficient options to help cut down your heating and cooling costs. We offer free consultations, financing options, and one of the best warranties in the industry to help make the process simple and worry-free. If you are building, we'll work with you, your architect and your builder to make sure your windows and doors are perfectly selected and installed.
Visit one of our showrooms today in Green Bay, Brookfield, Appleton, or Madison. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to find just the solution you're looking for.