Participating in the Parade of Homes

The annual Parade of Homes is Asheville’s largest showcase event and tour of new residential homes.  Participating in this event is a great way to highlight your most outstanding home designs, styles, and new technologies.  This tour attracts enthusiastic visitors who are looking forward to meeting builders in person as they explore beautiful newly completed homes.  The Parade takes place each Fall over the second and third weekends of October.  Mark your calendars for this year’s event, October 14 – 15 & 21 – 22, 2017.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the public and engage potential buyers while you showcase your unique style and craftsmanship.

There are multiple ways to be involved in this highly anticipated event!  Please utilize this website  to walk you through the steps from entering full home entries to coming soon projects, special projects and more.  Please know that we are here to help you along the way.

Value of Being on Parade

  • Full Color Glossy Magazine with each entry receiving one full page for Parade Entry display, 10,000 copies.
  • Online Builder Gallery showcasing Home Entry with Photos, Social Media Links, Contact Us and more.
  • Parade of Homes Tour traffic ranges from 100 to 1,000 people per weekend, varies by location.
  • Marketing Exposure – an expansive multi-media advertising campaign and a strong reputation for our area’s leading Home Tour.
  • Recognition for Builders and Parade of Homes Winners at the Fall Awards Gala
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to the Fall Awards Gala on October 19th included with Full Parade Home Entry.
  • Access to the Partner Program offering discounts and special offers on products and services for your Parade Homes.

2017 Parade Information Sessions and Entry Discount: Whether you have a home in the Parade every year or you are brand new to the Parade, all Builders should make plans to attend a Parade Information Session on May 3 or May 22. Come and learn how to participate, enhance your Parade exposure, and make the MOST of your Parade investment that will propel you and your business for years to come.  Best of all, receive a $200 discount on any 2017 home entry for attending this free informative event.  Courses are offered at the AHBA Office from 3:30 to 4:30pm.  Hold your spot and RSVP or contact Erica Canada for more information.

2017 Full Home Entry Deadlines & Fees: Click Here to Enter

New for 2017 The Parade of Homes Committee is excited to offer a Featured Builder Auction for 2017 year! Mark your calendar for March 15 through March 28 and learn more about the full process, criteria, and regulations here.

Early Bird Special – Entries received by May 31 will be $1425
Main Deadline – Entries received between June 1 & June 30 will be $1875
Last Minute Deadlines – Entries received between June 1 & July 14 will be $2375

2017 Additional Entry Options & Deadlines:

Special Project Entries – July 14, Entry Fee is $650
Coming Soon Ad – July 14, Entry Fee is $650
Advertising in the Publication – July 14, Ad rates start at $395
Special Category Parade Awards – October 8, FREE to enter