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Subject: U.S. hombuilder shows
Category: Family and Home > Home
Asked by: gregaroo-ga
List Price: $75.00
Posted: 16 Nov 2005 07:04 PST
Expires: 16 Dec 2005 07:04 PST
Question ID: 593720
Top 50 homebuilder shows in continental U.S.

Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 25 Nov 2005 15:15 PST
Hello Gregaroo-ga,

I've found a list of top home shows nationwide for 2005, but its
records almost triple the number you requested. Since it's not ranked
but alphabetical it doesn't show the first 50. I tried to find a way
to rank them myself but finding the complete facts needed (basically
attendance and economics) is virtually impossible for a one-man
few-days project. That said, would you accept that list as an answer?



Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 26 Nov 2005 12:30 PST
Hello gregaroo-ga,

Please expand on what type of shows you're looking for and what
criteria should be used for choosing the "Top 50 homebuilder shows."

The biggest trade show seems to be the International Builders? Show
from the National Association of Home Builders. There also are
regional home shows that showcase local builders. Are these the kinds
of home builder shows you're looking for?
2006 International Builders? Show®
January 11-14, 2006
Orlando, Florida
Greater Cincinnati Area Home Shows - 2005

I look forward to your clarification.

~ czh ~

Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 26 Nov 2005 15:22 PST
Hello Gragaroo-ga,

Expanding on my previous request for clarification and in relation
with my colleague's one, in my attempt to identify the 50 top
homeshows I've already phoned most of the local state home builders
association (affiliates of the National Association of Home Builders)
so they could orientate me to identify the one or two largest home
shows in their state. That part is already covered, so if a list of
the one or two outstanding home shows for every continental state
would make your answer, I'm already in a position to post it. Now,
that criterion would not be exactly the "top 50" - for example, the
large list I told you about include more but almost half states don't
appear in it - because "top" is necessarily related to commertial
potential, namely, economics and or attendance. Please let me know if
the 100+ list mentioned in my first request would make the answer, or
else the top home shows for each state - or both - and I'll post it as
soon as I see your clarification. Thank you.



Clarification of Question by gregaroo-ga on 28 Nov 2005 05:56 PST
Thanks for your research and hard work.  I will accept what you have. 
Was looking for the largest shows in terms of "attendance" but if you
don't have all the data to rank them, I understand.  I will take
whatever you have.  I mdo like the format that your colleague listed
with the URL address for each of the shows and then the dates and
location.  I will be able to follow up that way with each of them. 
The first list sounds like what I am looking for.  Again, thanks for
your help.

Subject: Re: U.S. hombuilder shows
Answered By: guillermo-ga on 29 Nov 2005 00:04 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Gregaroo-ga,

Thank you for your flexibility!

The task wasn't easy, but it was entertaining :)

The big problem was the tiny word "top", which requires a ranking.

As I told you in my previous messages, after my search there doesn't
seem to be any ranking available online. The closest to that that I
found was an alphabetic list called "Top 125 Home Shows Calendar 2005"
reproduced by Swimming Pools & Supplies
( ) by
courtesy of Pool & Spa Living ( ) . I
couldn't find the original version, though.

That list seemed good, except for the 75 records over your request,
with no way to determine the top 50, since it's sorted alphabetically
by location and not ranked. Other than that it would have fitted your
needs - despite the minor detail of including a few home shows for
Canada, all the rest belong to continental US.

So I decided to try building a rank myself by contacting first hand
sources within my possibilities. Thus, I first phoned the National
Association of Home Builders, but there I would only receive
information regarding their own International Builder's Show. Then,
using their website's search tool for their local affiliate
associations ( )
I contacted most of them by phone in order to find the data that would
allow me to rank the list I already had found. Unfortunately, that was
not possible because the state associations were able - at most - to
provide orientation about the attendance/economics within their own
states but, left aside certain events particularly famous nationwide,
they were unable to provide comparative information for different
states. Therefore, building a ranking myself proved to be impractical
within a few-days online search, since the statistical and economical
data required is yet to be dug up.

The alternative - though imperfect - approximation I thought of was to
build up a list for the largest shows in each state. You as I are both
aware that - even though that makes a list of about 50 records of the
most important home show for each state, a *top 50 home shows list for
continental US* is a different thing because, for instance, one
particular state could have 10 home shows larger than the largest ones
of ten other states. Also, in a few cases determining the largest home
show of a state remained impossible for not reaching the right person
to orientate me. Finally, for the states of Minnesota, Utah and
Wyoming either I didn't find information on home shows or it wasn't
relevant enough. However, the list has already reached 60 records.

Now, I hope that the "Top 125 Home Shows Calendar 2005" provided
above, plus the list of the largest home show for each US continental
state posted below, will be useful enough for your purpose - note that
some records will appear in both lists. Please ask for clarification
if needed.

Search keywords:
"top home shows" 2005 OR 2006
"home builders association"

Best regards

Guillermo Arnaudo

The list:

<< 1 >> United States
International Builders' Show®
January 11-14, 2006
Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA
Phone: 1-800-368-5242

Held by the National Association of Home Builders
( ) this is the largest event for the building
industry in America - probably in the world, as they claim.

<< 2 >> Missouri
St. Louis Builders Home & Garden Show
Producer: Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis 
Dates: March 16-19, 2006 
Location: America's Center & Edward Jones Dome 
Show Hours: Thursday, March 16 - Saturday, March 18 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Held by St. Louis Home Builders Association ( ),
according to their home shows website it is "the largest quality
consumer home show in North America" (

<< 3 >> Texas
Sunbelt Builders Show
November 16 - 18, 2006, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention
Center in Grapevine, TX

Held by the Texas Association of Builders ( )

<< 4 >> Connecticut
Residential Construction Show
Held on November 19, 2005

Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Connecticut  ( )

<< 5 >> West Virginia
11th annual 2006 Home Show
At the Martinsburg Mall on March 3, 4, & 5, 2006

Held by Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association
( )

<< 6 >> Rhode Island
2006 Home Show, March 15 - 19th at the Rhode Island Convention Center

Sponsored by the Rhode Island Builders Association ( )

<< 7 >> Maine
18th Annual Maine Manufactured Housing Show

Feb 3 - Feb 5, 2006 at Augusta Civic Center, Exit 112 I-95,
Augusta, ME
Friday: 12:00 Noon - 7:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 7:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 5:00

Held by America's Best Shows ( )

<< NOTE >> For Maine and the rest of New England: when asked if the
held a home show, the Home Builders & Remodelers Associationn of Maine
( ) referred me to the
company All Seasons Promotion's website
( ) where there is a schedule for
other home shows for Maine, different than the one posted above, which
I found online. I couldn't determine which ones are larger. In
America's Best Shows website - presumably a competing company - there
are also information for home shows in other New England states.

<< 8 >> Vermont
2006 Vermont Home & Garden Show 
April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd

<< 9 >> New Hampshire
New Hampshire State Home Show
March 10 - 12, 2006 at Radisson Hotel/Center of NH Convention Complex
Manchester, NH

Held by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of NH ( )

<< 10 - 11 >> Massachusetts
6th Annual North Shore Home & Better Living Show 2006
February 11 and 12, at Shriners Auditorium

Held by the North East Builders Association of MA, Inc. ( )

2006 Worcester Spring  Home Show
March 9 through 12 at the DCU Center Exhibition Hall

Held by Builders Association of Central Massachusetts.

<< NOTE >> It's quite likely that the largest home show in
Massachusetts be the one held by the Home Builders Association of
Western Massachusetts, but their website was not available
( ) and I couldn't reach the person who would
provide the necessary information. You may want to try Mr. Brad
Campbell at Phone: 413-733-3126 or Fax: 413-781-8416

<< 12 >> Maryland - Virginia - DC
2006 Greater Washington Builders Expo will be on Wednesday November 1
at the Dulles Expo Center.

Sponsored by Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association
( ) and Northern Virginia Building Industry
Association ( )

<< 13 - 14 >> Virginia
Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show
At The Virginia Beach Convention Center, on March 23-26, 2006

You'll want to know about the Fall Home Show. Information about the
2005 edition at:

Both held by Tidewaters Builders Association ( )

<< 15 - 16 - 17 >> Delaware
Delaware Home Show
1.- The Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington
Saturday, March 4 & Sunday, March 5
2.- The Spring Harrington Home Show: the Dover Building at Delaware
State Fairgrounds, Saturday April 8 & Sunday April 9
3.- Fall Show: the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware;
Friday October 6, Saturday October 7 & Sunday October 8

Held by the Home Builders Association of Delaware ( ) 

<< 18 >> North Carolina
Annual Parade of Homes
No information for 2006 yet.

Held by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County
( )

<< 19 >> Illinois
2006 Midwest Builders Show® and Conference
Midwest Builders Show & Conference 2006
March 15-16, 2006
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Held by Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago ( )

<< 20 >> Georgia - Florida
2006 Southern Building Show and Conference
June 8-10 2006 at Cobb Galleria Center, Atlanta GA

<< 21 >> New Jersey - New York
Atlantic Builders Convention
April 26-28, 2006

Held by New Jersey Builders Association ( )

<< 22 >> Colorado
New Home & Remodel Show

2006 Show, First National Bank Exhibit Halls,

The Ranch, March 11th & 12th

Held by HBA of Northern Colorado ( ) 

<< 23 >> New Mexico
2006 HBA of CNM Showcase 
March 17-19, 2006 

Held by Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico

<< 24 >> Louisiana
2006 Habitat Home & Garden Show
March 4th & 5th 2006 at Baton Rouge River Center (formally The
Riverside Centroplex)

Held by The Capital Region Builders Association
( )

<< 25 - 26 >> Mississippi
The Home Builders Association of the Mississippi Coast
( ) holds a Home & Garden Show
( ) and a Parade of Homes annually
( ). There's still no
information for 2006.

<< 27 >> Indiana
Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis - Parade of Homes
October 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd

Held by the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis
( )

<< 28 >> Georgia
Central Georgia Home Show
May 16th, 17th & 18th at the new Miller-Murphy-Howard Building at the
Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry

Held by the Home Builders Association of Warner Robins ( )

<< 29 >> Washington
The 62nd Annual 2006 Seattle Home Show
February 18th?26th at the Qwest Field Event Center

Held by Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties

<< 30 - 31 >> Michigan
2005 Spring Home & Garden Show (no information for 2006 yet)
"April 8 -10 at the Novi Expo Center was a huge success! (...) Keep
visiting for more information on the 2006 Home
Improvement Shows!"
Held by the Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan
( )

2006 Parade of Homes and Developments
June 17-25, 2006, Grand Traverse
Held by the Home Builders Association of the Grand Travers Area
( )

<< 32 >> California
PCBC 2006 - Homebuilding's Premier Tradeshow & Conference
June 20-23 at Moscone Center, San Francisco

Held by the California Building Industry Association ( ) 

<< 33 - 34 >> Alabama
The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders
( ) holds two shows, the
traditional Parade of Homes in fall
), and the Spring Home Tour
). There are no dates for 2006 yet.

<< 35 >> Kentucky
The Home Builders Association of Lexington
( ) holds The Grand Tour of Homes
( ). There's no
information for 2006 yet.

<< 36 - 39 >> Ohio
Homeorama Long Cove 2006
June 10-25, 2006; Deerfield Township.

Held by The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati
( ).

The Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland
( ) holds three home shows
). There's no information for 2006 yet.

<< 40 - 41 >> Tennessee
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association
( ) holds two shows: the Vesta Home Show
(held in October 2005 - no information for 2006 yet: ) and the Vesta Parade of Homes
( ), next edition expected for
spring 2006.

<< 42 >> Kansas
The Wichita Area Builders Association
( ) holds the Fall Parade of Homes
( ). No information is still
available for 2006.

<< 43 - 44 >> Wisconsin
Home Builders Expo
( )
Thursday, January 5th - Sunday, January 8th at the Midwest Airlines Center.
Held by the Metropolitan Builders Association ( ).

Valley Home Builders Expo ( )
March 9-12, 2006
Held by the Valley Home Builders Association ( )

<< 45 - 46 >> Florida
NEFBA Annual Trade Expo
Held by the North East Florida Builders Association
( )

2006 Parade of Homes
( ) held
by the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando
( )

<< 47 >> Arkansas
NWAHBA Fall Home Show & Expo
( ) was held on
October 21st -23rd at Randal Tyson Track Center at 1380 S. Beechwood
in Fayetteville. No information for 2006 available yet. Held by the
Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association
( )

<< 48 >> Arizona
Home & Garden Show
April 7, 8 & 9, 2006 at Tucson Convention Center
Held by the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association ( )

<< 49 >> Idaho
2006 Parade of Homes
April 22nd - May 7th, 2006
Held by Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho
( )

<< 50 >> Iowa
Home and Product Expo, held by the Home Builders Association of
Greater Des Moines. Friday, March 17th through Sunday March 19th, at
Hy-Vee Hall, Des Moines, IA.

<< 51 >> Montana
Home Builders Association of Billings ( ) -
2005 Fall Parade of Homes (
) No dates for 2006 yet.

<< 52 - 53 >> Nebraska
Omaha Home Builders Show and Remodel Omaha Tour
No dates for 2006 available. Held by Metro Omaha Builders Association
( )

<< 54 >> Nevada
Southern Nevada Housing Day
February 28, 2006 at Las Vegas Convention Center
Held by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association
( )

<< 55 >> North Dakota
2006 Home Show, March 10 - 12
Held by the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association ( )

<< 56 >> South Dakota
Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire - Home Show
March 2-5, 2006. Held by the Home Builders Association of the Sioux
Empire ( )

<< 57 >> South Carolina
The 40th Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show
March 10 - 12, 2006 at the SC State Fairgrounds
Held by The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia
( )

<< 58 >> Oklahoma
2005 Home Garden Expo
March 4, 5, 6 at Cox Convention Centre
Held by the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association
( )

<< 59 >> Oregon
Portland Show & Garden Show
February 23 - 27, 2005 at Portland Expo Center
Held by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland
( )

<< 60 >> Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Home Show
January 21 - 29 2006 at Pennsylvania Convention Center
Held by DMG World Media - Contact information at

Request for Answer Clarification by gregaroo-ga on 29 Nov 2005 04:48 PST

Thank you so much for a job well done.  The Spa list was a little vage
since it has to do with home and garden as opposed to home building,
but I think there are a few on that list that may be worth my checking

The bottom half is perfect.  Thanks again for all your help.


Clarification of Answer by guillermo-ga on 29 Nov 2005 07:08 PST
Thank you Greg, for the stars and comments :)


gregaroo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
This researcher did a remarkable job digging out the information I needed.

Subject: Re: U.S. hombuilder shows
From: redrabbitt-ga on 12 Dec 2005 07:13 PST
We have several public shows in Central Indiana besides the two Parade
of Homes scattered site shows. Our single site shows draw almost
30,000 people over a three week time frame. Those shows have website - and
Good luck with your search.

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