Giveaway: Two tickets to the Chefs on Parade 2011 tour (includes standard Parade of Homes tickets)

by Melody on August 21, 2011






The Tri-Cities Home Builder’s Association is gearing up for the 49th annual Parade of Homes celebration, but this year they have added a new twist to the event. September 15th and 16th, they are kicking off Chefs on Parade 2011. As part of this event, attendees will tour twelve different Parade homes and sample food from twelve different area-chefs, five homes on September 15th and the remaining seven on September 16th. You will be able to chat with the home-builders about the fabulous kitchens and meet the area-chefs to talk about their amazing cuisine.

The featured chefs are from restaurants and catering companies all over the Tri-Cities. This is going to be such a fun and exciting new way to showcase their talents. For those who visit all twelve homes, you will be able to vote for your favorite chef to be named Best Chef on Parade. To check out all the local chefs, visit the Chefs on Parade Facebook page.

I am SO EXCITED for this event. What an amazing twist on an already successful Parade of Homes tour. This will feel like our own personal Food Network show, getting to check out some amazing kitchens and amazing food with a personal touch.

Tickets are $35 per person or $30 each if you buy more than one. This includes entrance to all 12 houses on both nights AND includes a regular Parade of Homes ticket. The homes will be open from 5 PM to 9 PM both evenings. There are a very limited number of tickets available. You can purchase tickets through the HBA website.

Renee from the Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities contacted me and is very generously providing tickets for a lucky This Beautiful Frugal Life reader. I will be giving away two tickets to one winner. Please remember, these include the standard Parade of Homes ticket as well.

Leave a comment and tell me why you would want to attend this event? What would you look forward to the most? I LOVE envisioning my dream kitchen and I LOVE food, so this seems like a perfect match for me.


  • Follow This Beautiful Frugal Life on Twitter and tweet: Enter to win two tickets to the local Chefs on Parade event from @BeautifulFrugal Come back and leave a separate comment on this post. If you already follow, all you have to do is tweet about the giveaway and leave a separate comment on this post.

This will give you a total of four possible entries. Please make sure your email address is correct in your comment as this is the only method I have to contact you.

This giveaway will end on Wednesday August 24th. Once I choose a winner, you will have 24 hours to respond with your contact information.

Good luck!

Disclosure: Just in case you are wondering, Renee did give my husband and I tickets to the show as well and you better believe I’m excited about it.

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Jeanette August 22, 2011 at 10:15 am

I have always LOVED the parade of homes. I always ask myself: what do I like about each home (especially kitchens!) and what would I put in my dream home. Adding a chance to try wonderful food and enjoy something new turns what is already fun and exciting into a spectacular event!

Jeanette August 22, 2011 at 10:17 am

I shared this giveaway on FB. 🙂

Jeanette August 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

I’m following Tri-Cities Homebuilders Association on FB.

Jeanette August 22, 2011 at 10:21 am
Jenn B August 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

love the parade of homes, and love food as well! I’m excited to get new ideas for paint and kitchens to bring home to my own house!

Lora August 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win tickets to this event because my husband and brother-in-law built one of the homes in the parade this year! It would be a blast!

Lora August 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I “liked” Tri-City HBA on Facebook!

Karen August 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I recently moved and my house is a totally blank slate. I love the Parade for ideas of how to decorate because I have no clue. Not to mention that it would be a rare date night, something I’m desperately in need of!

Karen August 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Reposted to FB

Katie August 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

I would love to win these tickets because my husband and I are planning on building a home next spring and I’m trying to get all of the great ideas I can! 🙂

Michelle August 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I love going to the Parade of Homes! I look forward to it every year. Love seeing the new houses and how they are all decorated.

Darla Westenberg August 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm

This sounds like a fun night out. Please enter me!
ps. love your blog!

Michelle August 24, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I’m following Tri Cites Home Builders Association on FB.

Danette August 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I would love to go with my husband on a date. Perfect date night

Danette August 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I follow you on facebook!

Danette August 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I like the hba.

Elise August 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

This sounds so exciting! I absolutely love looking at different kitchens (my favorite room), paired with delicious food=perfect! Would love a chance to go!

Elise August 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I already follow you on facebook.

Elise August 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I ‘liked’ HBA on facebook!

Cory M August 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I would love to go to the Chefs on Parade Event! Last year was the first year I went to the Parade of homes and it was a lot of fun! It’d be great to see the homes and get to eat along the way.

Cory M August 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I follow HBA on Facebook.

Jess August 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I think this would be a great date night. Also, one of the chefs is a regular customer of mine and I would love to see him in action.

Jess August 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I shared on FB

Jennine August 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I have been going to the parade of homes yearly for as long as they’ve been around. I love to get decorating ideas and learn about the different builders for my future home. It sounds really fun to have the addition of food by great local chefs!

Jackie August 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I love to eat good food so this would be perfect!!

sara anderson August 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm

I dream of designing my own kitchen and I love trying different foods. This would be so much fun!

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