Remodeling, renovating and redecorating tips abound at the Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities Fall Home Show.
Tri-Citians will get a chance to pick the brains of representatives from 125 different vendors as they try to finish those last few projects and prepare gardens and homes for winter.
The home show is Friday through Sunday at Pasco’s TRAC center. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The show gives those who toured the 25 new homes in the annual Parade of Homes last month a chance to find vendors who can help them develop ideas they discovered at those homes, said Renee Brooks, with the Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities.
The home show is in its fourth year, growing a bit each year as local businesses discover how many people feel the need to finish projects before winter comes, Brooks said. About 4,000 people attended last year.
Four of the home builders who participated during the Parade of Homes have built and donated dog houses for a drawing that will benefit the Benton-Franklin Humane Society.
Those builders are Don Pratt Construction of Kennewick, Gale-Rew Construction of Richland, Lexar Homes of Kennewick and Viking Builders of Kennewick.
One dog house looks like an old saloon and another is a replica of a parade home, Brooks said. Those who buy the tickets get to pick which dog house drawing they want to enter. The drawing is new this year.
The $5 tickets also were on sale during the Parade of Homes and will be sold during the Fall Home Show. The drawing is 3 p.m. Sunday.
Also new is the Job’s Nursery Indoor Pumpkin Patch, where the first 500 kids ages 12 and younger will receive a free pumpkin, courtesy of the association and Job’s Nursery. The pumpkin patch is next to the nursery’s booth at the show, Brooks said.
The show also includes a pumpkin decorating area for children near the information desk.
Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids under 16. Donating nonperishable food to the Tri-Cities Food Bank at the event will reduce the admission price by $1. Daily seminars are free with admission.
Sponsors of the Fall Home Show include the Tri-City Herald, Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking, KVEW 42, 98.3 The Key and Gesa Credit Union.