The members of the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois invite you to join us for our Annual Showcase Parade of Homes, returning September 20-22 and September 27-29. This event is the premier residential new construction open house event in Champaign County!
Our association has been building this community for over 60 years and we are proud to present the highest quality builders and contractors offering you a wide variety of housing options with many exciting new innovations and designs!
See the best in home building by visiting these beautiful model homes filled with the latest trends in outdoor living areas, decorating styles, gourmet kitchens, state-of-the-art audio/video technology and the newest advancements in green building for energy conservation and sustainability.
Another feels-like-the-fall-spirit kind of weekend in Champaign-Urbana this weekend! Considering it isn’t even *officially* fall yet, we sure feel like this season is well underway.
Fall festivals just outside of Champaign-Urbana are all the rage this weekend. Head 30 (or so) minutes west to Monticello for Monticellobration or head 30 (or so) minutes north to Paxton for the Swine ‘n Dine BBQ Competition.
In addition to all the free fun at Monticellobration, we’ve got plenty more great ideas to have Fall Fun on a Budget. Ideas for this weekend include taking in an Illini sporting event as a family, catching a free movie in Savoy, or catching the special drone show happening this Friday at U of I.
Want to pick your apples or pumpkins, or get lost in a corn maze as a family? Go for it. What about make your Halloween plans? Yep! We’re ready for you. Check out our 2019 Halloween Fun Guide, already chock full of events happening as early as next weekend. It’ll be time to shout BOO before you know it!
Thanks again to Showcase of Homes for sponsoring our Weekend Planner.
Check out a few picks below:
What: Showcase Parade of Homes
Why you should go: The members of the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois invite you to their Annual Showcase Parade of Homes. See the best in home building by visiting these beautiful model homes filled with the latest trends in outdoor living areas, decorating styles, gourmet kitchens, state-of-the-art audio/video technology and the newest advancements in green building for energy conservation and sustainability. Showcase of Homes happens on September 20-22 and September 27-29.
Why you should go: This musically choreographed flock of 100 drones is produced by Firefly Drone Shows and is customized to include a nod to the 75th anniversary of the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois.
Where: Downtown Monticello
Why you should go: Enjoy food, live music, vendors, kids activities, and more! The Arcola Kiddie tractor pull is back, along with the 4-H petting zoo, multiple bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist, LIVE music, Sundowners Car Show, and so much more. Don't forget to check out all the other great events happening in Monticello all weekend long as part of "Make It Monticello".
Where: Channing-Murray Foundation
Why you should go: Come out for a night of entertainment and music from around the world, including gospel and Africa jazz, South Asian dance theater, Latino and Mongolian music & dance performances, and food tables from South Asia, Mexico, North Africa.
Where: Sangamon River Forest Preserve
Why you should go: Champaign Outdoors is partnering with CU Able for a hike to celebrate individuals with disabilities or limited mobility in the outdoors. The Sangamon River Forest Preserve has accessible trails with varying lengths that can be modified to allow all to join in on a hike. There will be a game of Nature Bingo and fun prizes. Stick around afterwards and enjoy a picnic with friends in this beautiful forest preserve! This event is free and open to the public. Individuals of all ages with disabilities or limited mobility and their caregivers, family, and friends are invited to come out for this hike.
For more events, as always, check our Champaign-Urbana family-friendly events calendar, presented by Busey Bank.