General Membership Meetings
These opportunities happen 5 times a year. 2021 dates are to be determined. Your cost is between $22 and $25 per person and includes your meal. These meetings include a social hour, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and a special guest speaker. There are opportunities to be the host of the event or to have a table-top and speaking opportunity on the agenda. If you attend, you will be informed about the association’s previous and future activities.
Home and Garden Show
Join us at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds for the NIBCA 49th Annual Home and Garden Show.
The 2021 show will be held April 23rd – 25th at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.
The April show marks the end of winter and the start of spring with beautiful landscaping, home improvement contractors, crafts, and much more. Be prepared to be awed by a large showcase of beautiful landscape & interior designs, specialty companies, remodeling specialists, manufacturers, retail stores, and contractors. This is the perfect place to be inspired to improve your home.
Meet the experts who have the ideas and solutions you need to make your home your own both inside and out. Touch, see, and feel fully built landscape and water features by local landscapers who will be there ready to turn your backyard into a retreat. Get started on your spring projects. Be inspired and then create the home of your dreams.
Friday – April 23rd 12-6
Saturday – April 24th 10-6
Sunday – April 25th 10-4
The first 300 families each day will receive a FREE flower. There are over 100 vendors to visit. Enter to win a Washer and Dryer from Fred’s Appliance.
Smokey the Bear will be visiting a couple of times each day.
The admission price is $6.00 for 12 and older. If you bring a can of food for the local food bank, the price is $5.00
Parade of Homes
The NIBCA Parade of Homes showcases new homes for 2 weekends in September. The dates for the 2021 Parade of Homes are September 18th & 19th, and the following weekend September 24th through 26th. The event allows those in our community a unique opportunity to tour new homes, search for professional builders, and discuss your ideas with experts that can help you build your dream home. Homes are in all price ranges.
Houses are judged prior to the first weekend based on criteria such as quality workmanship, floor plan, and curb appeal. Winners are announced during the Night of Awards event the Friday before the show.
This is a unique event takes place every year on the first Thursday in November. There are around 400 people in attendance and the event includes dinner, live auctions, silent auctions, raffles, dice games, card games, and more. 40+ guns will be given away to lucky attendees throughout the night.
In 2021 the event will take place at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Jacklin Building on November 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The event sells out early every year! Contact the NIBCA office for more information.