The Parade of Homes is going on now through October 9th. Pratt Homes has three models in the Parade of Homes this fall. If you’re thinking about building a custom home in the Twin Cities the Parade of Homes is a fantastic way to start the process. Not only can you seem a variety of different home plans, designs and interior features, but you can also meet with the builders and designers and talk to them about your dream home.

Of course, the Parade of Homes is also a great way for people to see the latest trends in design, tech and amenities. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes.

Parade of Homes

When: Now through October 1st, 2017

Noon to 6pm Thursdays through Sundays

Cost: The Parade of Homes is free to tour. You can tour all the homes and remodeled homes at no cost. The Artisan Dream Homes however, require a $5 donation per home to tour.

All proceeds help the Foundation build and remodel homes for area families in need.

History of the Parade of Homes: The Parade of Homes began in 1949. With hundreds of new homes across the region, visitors can choose to visit them by location, price range and style. As a whole, the Parade of Homes truly does showcase the entire range of what new homes have to offer. Homes are all open specified hours over four or five weeks, and each home is priced accurately so you can see real costs associated with buying a new home.

About the Builders: Every Parade Home is constructed by a builder member of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, a trade organization providing marketing, advocacy and industry connections to member businesses. Members have access to resources and education that helps them stay on top of their game. They share best practices, learn about new products, services and techniques, and connect with trade partners, helping to assure homebuyers in the Twin Cities of a healthy, vibrant housing market.

Guidebooks: Free, printed Guidebooks are available at local Holiday Stationstores. The Guidebooks include information about all of the homes on tour, plus interesting articles and an extensive style section showing off the latest décor items. The Guidebook is available at in e-magazine format, too. And of course, is your online resource with everything in the Guidebook plus many more filters and resources to make touring fun and easy; and to bring you valuable information year round.

Online Resource: The Parade of Homes online Trip Planner is easy to use. Start at your desktop at Register your email and begin searching for homes to tour. Mark homes you like as “Favorites,” then when you’re ready to plan a tour, use the Trip Planner drop-down menu under the Tour search. You can choose some or all of the homes you “favorited,” and ask the system to map the most convenient tour. Then you can log on using your smart phone to access your trip route as you tour.