Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes® FAQs

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) ticketed, high-end home event, the Artisan Home Tour, will launch its fourth annual tour on June 9th. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 25th, the tour features 19 new homes plus two high-end remodels open the final weekend. Tickets are on sale at Bachman’s, online at ArtisanHomeTour.org or at the homes. Discount coupons are available at area Holiday Stationstores.

What is the Artisan Home Tour?

A ticketed, scattered site tour of up to 30 high-end homes located across the Twin Cities. These luxurious residences have met minimum standards for price and finish level to participate. Both new homes and remodeled homes are offered on the tour.

Who produces the Artisan Home Tour?

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), presenter of the Parade of HomesSM and Remodelers Showcase®

When does the Artisan Home Tour occur?

The Artisan Home Tour runs for three long weekends in June. Homes are open Fridays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 pm. New Artisan Homes are open all three, remodeled Artisan Homes are open the final weekend only.

Is there a charge to attend the Artisan Home Tour?

Yes, you must have a ticket to tour any of the homes. An Artisan Home Tour TourTicket allows you to visit all of the homes once, and go to one home for a return visit. TourTickets can be purchased online at ArtisanHomeTour.org, at one or more retail outlets and at any of the Artisan Homes (purchasing online or through retail outlets will include a discount). Single-home tickets can be purchased at any home for $5.00. All adults and children six years of age or older will require a ticket to enter.

How do I get my ticket when I buy online?

At the first home you visit, you’ll be asked for the email or phone number you provided when you purchased online. You’ll then receive a unique paper TourTicket with your own QR code, which will be scanned at each home you visit.

Where does the money go from tickets purchased?

A portion of ticket sales goes to the BATC Foundation, the charitable arm of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, a 501c-3 nonprofit organization with a mission of helping Twin Cities’ families and communities in need. The Foundation also provides scholarships for students entering the home construction industry.

How can I learn more about the homes?

Visit ArtisanHomeTour.org for complete information about all the builders, remodelers and homes you’ll see on the tour. You can also download the Parade Craze app (free in the app store) where you can access all the homes, mapping as well as additional photography and a comments section to share your impressions of Artisan Homes.

What should I bring with me?

  • Your ticket
  • Socks. Shoes and bare feet are not allowed in the homes

What should I not bring?

  • Your camera. You can view photos of the homes in our Look Book, included with the Fall issue of Artful Living Magazine, on our social media sites and on the Artisan Home Tour website after the Tour
  • Your pets (unless you have a service animal
  • Food and beverages
  • Baby strollers

Are there other things I should keep in mind?

  • The Artisan Home Tour is a self-guided tour using your own vehicle
  • There is ample parking at each home
  • Please observe “No Parking” signs and be considerate of the neighbors (especially not blocking their mailboxes or driveways)
  • The Tour runs rain or shine
  • Bathrooms are not available for use at the homes
  • Tickets are non-refundable