The Saratoga Showcase of Homes is back this fall, celebrating its 25th year, and executive director Barry Potoker said it will not disappoint.
With a lineup of some of the area’s high-end homes, Potoker said it’s the perfect event to get people out to enjoy all that Saratoga has to offer.
The 2021 Saratoga Showcase of Homes is being presented over two fall weekends: Oct. 9, 10 and 11; and Oct. 16 and 17.
Tickets will also be available at any showcase home during tour hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or can be purchased online at www.saratogashowcaseofhomes.com. The site includes an interactive map of home locations.
“Last year with the pandemic, we had to pivot and have the showcase as a TV show special. It was so important to us to be able to honor this tradition in its 25th year, and so we are so happy to be able to bring it back as an in person event, which is the best way to really show off what these spectacular homes have to offer,” said Potoker.
This year’s edition has 13 homes on display from 12 builders in Saratoga County.
Participating builders include The BDC Group, Beechwood Homes, Bella Home Builders, Belmonte Builders, Bonacio Construction, Caruso Builders, Kodiak Construction, Kohler Homes, McPadden Builders, R & M Homes, Trojanski Builders and Witt Construction.
The show is produced by the Saratoga Builders Association, a nonprofit, specialized professional trade organization that has donated over $1.3 million to local community charities over the past 24 years through the showcase event.
“Through this event we have been fortunate enough to give back to some very special charities,” said Potoker.
Proceeds from the Saratoga Showcase of Homes benefit Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.
There are also other special events in the works to help commemorate the special anniversary. Potoker said each showcase ticket holder will receive a free tote bag at the first home they visit.
Hundreds of those in the real estate industry also take part in an awards ceremony where they honor all different aspects of the homes on display.
The event, Potoker said, takes about 300 volunteers to bring it together. He said they did run up against some challenges with builders waiting on materials and labor, challenges that were felt across the industry.
“We did have some lag time with supply chains for materials, and of course the labor market has been tough. So, with all that, we are especially grateful to be at this point. People love it and we are so happy to do it,” said Potoker.
Tickets are $25, available at all Adirondack Trust Co. branch locations, Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa, Saratoga National Bank on South Broadway in Saratoga Springs and Roohan Realty on Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
Original article from Saratoga.com
By Jennifer Farnsworth