The Peninsula Housing and Builders Association (PHBA) has once again chosen Founders Pointe in Carrolton VA for the 2016 PHBA Parade of Homes.
The housing showcase will take place this year Oct. 1-16, 2016. The organization has planned live entertainment, children’s activities, wine tastings, food truck vendors, a 5K run and more throughout the event. The parade is expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors.
There will be a $10 entry fee. Proceeds from the parade will go primarily to the Roc Solid Foundation, which assist children battling cancer with playsets, room renovations and other morale-boosters. Habitat for Humanity and other local organizations will also benefit from the event.
East West Partners, a regional community developer for more than 25 years, built Founders Pointe in 2005. The community is East West’s third in the county, including Gatling Pointe and Eagle Harbor. East West also developed The Riverfront and Liberty Ridge communities, located in Suffolk and Williamsburg respectively.
More than 200 homes have been built in Founders Pointe during the last decade. The 325-acre waterfront community is expected to have 319 homes when it’s complete.
This year’s Parade of Homes will feature houses along the community’s new lakefront cul-de-sac overlooking Batten Bay. The showcase homes will range from 2,700 to more than 4,250 square feet, with prices from the upper $400,000s to more than $750,000.
This year’s Parade of Homes will be the fifth major home showcase for East West Partners. The 1993 event attracted more than 55,000 visitors to Gatling Pointe South.
In 2010, the Tidewater Builders Association hosted Homearama at Founders Pointe, attracting 30,000 visitors. East West also hosted two other Homearama events at The Riverfront in 2001 and 2011.
PARADE OF HOMES TOUR DATES
Saturday, October 1 – Sunday, October 16, 2016 open daily 11 am to 6 pm.
$10 at the gate, $8 senior citizens and Military. Tickets will be sold online starting September 1, 2016 and may also be purchased at the entry gate.
Dusty Boots Tour:
Saturday and Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2016; 11 am to 6 pm.
The Parade of Homes homes will be under construction, but will be open for tour this one weekend prior to the show. The Dusty Boots Tour is FREE of charge. The homes will not be finished or furnished at this time. Click here for directions and follow the signs to Dusty Boots.
Thursday, September 29, 2016; 6 pm to 10 pm
Join us for this preview night and grand opening celebration of the 2016 Parade of Homes with ENTERTAINMENT, heavy hors d’ouevres, cocktails, and more. The homes will be open for tour. Tickets are $50 each and must be purchased in advance, and must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Tickets for the Homearama Preview Gala will be available for sale from this website beginning September 1, 2016.
Parade of Homes REALTOR® Day
Wednesday, October 5, 2016; 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Free event for REALTORS® only that provide a business card at the gate.
Parade of Homes 5k Run
Saturday, October 8, 2016. Registration starts at 8am, the race kicks off at 9am with a FREE Kids Fun Run beginning at 10am.
Race is sponsored by the PWBC – Peninsula Women In Building Council.
Directions: Click map below..
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