Frequently Asked Questions

HBA Fox Cities Parade of Homes takes place August 11-12 & 16-19 (remodeling entries are open Aug. 17-19). Hours are 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Each ticket grants one-time admission to all homes in the event. You may visit the homes in any order and split them among all the days of the event. 

All guests must have a HBA Fox Cities Parade of Homes ticket to tour the homes. 

Ticket prices are as follows: 
$15/adult
$10/child (ages 5-17)
$12/adult pre-sale, Aug. 6-10

You may purchase your ticket via a variety of options:
  • Online at foxcitiesparadeofhomes.com
  • HBA Fox Cities Parade mobile app
  • In-person at ticket selling locations 
  • In-person at Parade homes during Parade hours



 


Parade of Homes guidebooks will be available with proof of ticket purchase the Monday prior to the start of the event  at the HBA Fox Cities Office (920 W. Association Dr., Appleton) or at any of the participating homes in the Parade during the event dates and times.

All homes are located in the Greater Fox Cities area of Wisconsin. 

There are many ways to find the homes: 

  • On this website, each home profile has the address, text directions and Google map-enabled turn-by-turn directions. 
  • On the HBA Fox Cities Parade mobile app, each home profile has the address, Google map-enabled turn-by-turn directions, the option to build your own route and an overview map of the homes. 
  • The HBA Fox Cities Parade of Homes guidebook has an overview map of the homes and each home profile page has the address and text directions for that home. 
  • While you're traveling among the homes during event hours, you'll notice directional signs at key road intersections
  • Each home has an official HBA Fox Cities Parade flag in the front yard 

HBA Fox Cities has a set of Guest Policies that we respectfully require you follow: 

  • All guests must take off shoes and wear foot coverings*
  • The only animals allowed, at the discretion of the home builder, are service dogs
  • Strollers and wet umbrellas must be left in the garages
  • Children under 12 years old must be in the same room with their adult chaperone
  • Eating, drinking and/or smoking inside homes in the event is not permitted
  • Guests who refuse to comply with these policies may be denied entry or may be asked to leave the home(s)
  • Guests who appear intoxicated/under the influence of drugs/alcohol may be denied entry or asked to leave to home(s)
  • Any guest causing a disturbance on the property of a home(s) in the event may be asked to leave and may be subject to arrest
  • Guests using offensive language, engaging in disorderly conduct, creating a disturbance for other guests or event workers/volunteers, or in any way causing damage to the property or its contents may be denied entry or may be asked to leave the home(s) and may be subject to arrest

 Anyone who is denied entry or removed from the event may have his/her ticket collected and will not receive a refund for the ticket or be compensated in any way for his/her loss.

*If, for medical reasons only, a guest is unable to walk without wearing shoes, the guest must take off the shoes worn into the garage, put on a clean, dry pair of shoes that the guest has carried in and put booties over those shoes. Event personnel have the right to inspect these shoes to ensure they are dry and carry no matter that may cause damage to the home’s floors.

The floor plans and renderings of Parade homes in the event are copyrighted and the copyright holder must grant permission for any use. For inquiries regarding specific house plans, consult with the individual builder. All information contained on the Parade home pages were supplied by members. The renderings/floor plans are as true a representation as possible, however, final colors/materials/layout of completed homes may vary from the images on this website.

You can download the FREE HBA Fox Cities Parade mobile app on your smart phone or tablet on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android); search "Fox Cities Parade of Homes".

Each individual home profile indicates whether or not the home is decorated, partially decorated, furnished or partially furnished. 

To feature a "new" home*:

  • The participant must be a HBA Fox Cities Builder member (having completed a prescribed educational course and a current holder of the Dwelling Contractor and Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Credentials through the State of WI)
  • The participant must  be a HBA Fox Cities member of record in good standing (per the HBA Fox Cities Bylaws, Code of Ethics & Performance and Policy Manual) through, at minimum, the dates of the Parade and must not be otherwise deemed ineligible to participate by the board of directors
  • Participant must complete and submit the Parade of Homes entry materials and registration fee to HBAFC by the published deadlines (contact 920-731-7931 for more information regarding deadlines)
  • The participant must have been the sole general contractor of the home from the time of commencement of construction
  • The participant's membership dues must be paid in full through, at least, the dates of the event, and the participant cannot have any outstanding debts to HBA Fox Cities
  • Homes in the event must have never been occupied prior to and through the dates of the event


To feature a "remodeled" home*:

  • The participant must be a HBA Fox Cities member and, at minimum hold the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Credential
  • The Parade applicant/participant must be a HBA Fox Cities member of record in good standing (per the HBA Fox Cities Bylaws, Code of Ethics & Performance and Policy Manual) through, at minimum, the dates of the Parade and must not be otherwise deemed ineligible to participate by the board of directors
  • Participant must complete and submit the Parade of Homes entry materials and registration fee to HBAFC by the published deadlines (contact 920-731-7931 for more information regarding deadlines)
  • The participant must have been the sole general contractor of the home from the time of commencement of construction
  • The participant's membership dues must be paid in full through, at least, the dates of the event, and the participant cannot have any outstanding debts to HBA Fox Cities
*Other conditions may apply. For details, contact Director of Marketing & Business Development Megan Schlimm at 920-731-7931.

HBA Fox Cities offers its members many ways to promote their businesses in conjunction with this very popular event.  If you're interested in joining HBA Fox Cities and learning about all the ways to market your company, benefits and network with hundreds of professionals in the home-building industry, visit our website hbafoxcities.com or contact us at 920-731-7931. 


If you are currently a member of HBA Fox Cities contact Director of Marketing & Business Development Megan Schlimm at 920-731-7931 or megan.schlimm@hbafoxcities.com for a Marketing Guide.

Roughly four weeks after the HBA Fox Cities Parade of Homes concludes, virtual tours of all the homes will be available for viewing on www.foxcitiesparadeofhomes.com. Simply search the show you're interested in reviewing, click any home profile, then "view slideshow" to view.

If you have not pre-purchased your ticket, you may purchase a ticket at any home in the event, during event hours. Once you have your ticket, you will present it at each house you tour; a representative (most likely in the garage) will scan the QR code to signify your visit. 

Prior to entering the home, please take off your shoes and put on a pair of foot coverings. 

Each home featured in the Parade of Homes is either already owned or will soon be owned by an individual or family that looks forward to 
moving into a brand-new home; please be respectful of all these private houses. 

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking "buy tickets" in the upper righthand corner on foxcitiesparadeofhomes.com or at any of the places found on the Ticket Locations page.



2018 Summer Parade of Homes, August 11-12 & 16-19 (remodeling projects open Aug. 17-19 only).

2019 Parade of Homes dates will be announced soon.