By Les Ore, Homearama Chair
Fall Homearama 2017 celebrates its 35th anniversary at The Estates of Pitchkettle Farms in Suffolk. This annual traditional Homearama is a single-site event highlighting custom-built, professionally decorated and beautifully landscaped homes.
Homearama’s half-dozen truly distinct homes will exhibit the most discriminating custom builders in the region: ABT Custom Homes, Ainslie Group, Heardon Construction, Joey Corp and Ore Builders. Home prices range between $450,000 and $600,000.
Homearama 2017 runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from Oct. 20 to Nov. 5.
We have a lot of activities planned for our Homearama guests, beyond the unique homes and gardens. The first weekend we salute first responders and our military with a 50 percent discount on admission. Military visitors are invited to take it easy in a special tent with complimentary beverages and snacks. They also will have the opportunity to win various prizes.
Bluegrass and Brews is the theme for the second weekend. From 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, guests are invited to sample a variety of craft beers while listening to some down-home bluegrass music performed by local artists.
On Saturday and Sunday of the final weekend our focus is Family Fun Days, with costumed characters, face painting and lots of activities for the children.
Pitchkette Farms is the perfect place for a fall adventure. The neighborhood features rolling hills, a meditation garden, a neighborhood park, and a playground for kids of all ages. Local amenities include Sentara Obici Hospital, the Suffolk Family YMCA, Nansemond River Golf Club, nine fishing stations, a tennis complex and Lake Meade Park.
As Homearama 2017 chair and on behalf of our custom builders and Tidewater Builders Association, I am extremely proud to welcome you to this event. Please enjoy browsing Homearama homes at The Estates of Pitchkettle Farms and experience local country living at its absolute finest.
And remember, all home furnishings and furniture in the Homearama homes are for sale during the event and can be picked up at the close of the show.