Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I purchase Showcase of Homes tickets?
Tickets are also sold at all of the showcase homes and the majority of visitors to the Showcase home tour buy tickets at the door of the first house they visit. There are also various other locations to purchase tickets listed on the Purchase Tickets page of this website. Additionally, they can be purchased on-line at the Purchase Ticket page on this website. Tickets are only $20 each; children under 12 are free.
Where can I purchase the special “Taste of Showcase Preview” tickets?
These tickets can be purchased in the same way as regular Showcase tickets described above, however there are only 500 available for sale for this special evening. This preview event will be held at only six Showcase Homes on Friday, September 16th from 5 PM – 10 PM. Tickets are $25 each or for a $40 bundled cost if purchased along with a regular Showcase ticket.
If I order tickets online, will they be mailed to me?
No tickets will be mailed. Please print the receipt and bring it to the first home you visit to get your actual tickets. You can also show the receipt on your cell phone to get your tickets.
Can I go back to the same house more than once and how long are the tickets good for?
A regular Showcase of Homes ticket (NOT the “Taste of Showcase Preview” event ticket) gives you access to all of the homes for the entire three weekends for an unlimited number of visits. The homes are open from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on the weekends of Sept. 17 & 18, Sept. 24 & 25 and Oct. 1 & 2.
Where do I start the tour? Is there a certain route I have to follow?
You may visit the homes in any order you prefer however, we have provided an efficient route with directions on the ticket and on the mobile map website strictly for your convenience.
Where do I find the map and directions to the homes?
There’s a map and directions on the ticket or you can refer to the mobile map on this website. Your car or phone GPS can be used but keep in mind that a few of the home addresses are newly constructed and therefore may not yet be obtainable on GPS. We have placed bright orange directional signs along the way to help with your self-guided tour.
Can I take photos of the homes?
Yes, unless specifically prohibited by the builder which is normally not the case.
What’s with the Showcase of Homes tote bag?
Each ticket holder receives one FREE tote bag at their first home visit while supply lasts. It’s intended to be used as a shoe bag as you tour the homes. Showcase builders ask that you take off your shoes while inside the homes or walk in bare or stocking feet. You can place your shoes in the tote bag upon entering the home and put them back on when you leave. Booties may be available if you do not want to remove your shoes, but they are not preferred and can be unsanitary since they are used by many people.
How do I vote for my favorite home (People’s Choice” awards) and register for the prize drawings?
Your ticket contains a ballot poll where you vote for your favorite showcase home in four different categories. Ballot boxes are located in every home where you can drop off your completed ballot to be entered into the prize drawings. You must visit at least 15 homes to be eligible for the drawings. Drawings will take place after the event is over.
What if I have questions about the home design, flooring, fixtures, paint colors, price, etc.?
The homes are staffed with the builders along with their suppliers and representatives to assist you and answer all your questions.
Are children allowed on the Showcase tour?
Yes. Children under 12 are free.
Are there restrooms available at the Showcase locations?
Are pets allowed on the showcase tour?
No; service dogs are an exception.
Are food and beverages allowed in the homes?
Food and beverages are not allowed in Showcase homes and smoking is prohibited.
Where does the money from the event go?
The net proceeds from this annual event go to Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties. Over the past 20 years, the Saratoga Builders Association has donated over $900,000 to these two local charities from this Showcase of Homes event. All the volunteers and greeters at the homes are associated with these two organizations.