This fall’s Homearama home show will be Oct. 20–Nov. 5 at The Estates of Pitchkettle Farms in Suffolk. Homearama was previously at Pitchkettle in 2006.

Tidewater Builders Association (TBA) hosts the traditional Homearama, which showcases furnished and landscaped custom-built homes. It has established a loyal following over the past 35 years.

“Homearama is no stranger to Pitchkettle, a lively and dynamic neighborhood in the ever-growing city of Suffolk. Pitchkettle Farms is located less than a quarter of a mile off Highway 58, and features rolling hills, a meditation garden, a neighborhood park, and a playground for the child in all of us,” said Teresa Howell, TBA’s staff vice president/ Homearama, home shows and special events.

Six custom-built homes will be showcased at Pitchkettle this year. The builders are ABT Custom Homes, Ainslie Group (two homes), Hearndon Construction, Joey Corp and Ore Builders. The price range is from $450,000–$600,000.

Show hours are noon to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10, and kids 12 and younger are free.

Pitchkettle Farms is five miles from Historic Downtown Suffolk, home to the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, the Downtown Farmer’s Market, Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina and numerous shops, hotels and restaurants.

Local amenities include Sentara Obici Hospital, the Suffolk Family YMCA, Nansemond River Golf Club, nine fishing stations, a tennis complex and Lake Meade Park. Bennett’s Creek Park is nearby. There is also plenty to do at Chuckatuck’s Lone Star Lakes Park, a 1063-acres wilderness park with eleven interconnected lakes for freshwater fishing, nature trails for hiking, picnic areas, a four-mile horse trail for horseback riding, an archery range and a large field for flying remote control airplanes and drones.

The schools in the area are Elephants Fork Elementary, King’s Fork Middle, Kings Fork Senior High School and Nansemond Suffolk Academy.

For more information and updates about Homearama and other Tidewater Builders Association activities, please visit the website at

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