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Homearama 2023: What to know before you go
a wide shot of an open floor-plan living room, kitchen + dining room
Explore beautiful homes, similar to the Timberwalk, a 6 BD + 4.5 BA custom home built + designed by Mason Construction for Homerama 2022. | Photo provided by Portico Media
Calling all home design enthusiasts. Whether you’re in the market for a new home or an HGTV binge watcher who loves home interiors, you’ll want to mark your calendars for Homearama 2023. This year’s event is not your traditional Homearama. Instead of being held in one community, Louisvillians will be able to tour nine luxury custom-built + fully decorated homes located throughout the region in Spencer, Oldham, and Jefferson County.

Produced by the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville (since 1968), the event showcases the latest in building trends, technology + interior design across three weekends. Here’s what to know before you go:

Show dates + times:

  • Friday, Sept. 29-Sunday, Oct. 1
  • Friday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Oct. 8
  • Friday, Oct. 13-Sunday, Oct. 15
  • Fridays: 5-8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1-6 p.m.
gif of three home design renderings that will be featured in homearama 2023
  • Unbridled Homes, LLC
  • Trevor Brown Construction
  • Key Homes, LLC
  • Prestige Builders, Inc.
  • Mason Construction & Development
  • Stonelake Homes, LLC
  • Sunrise Development Group, LLC
  • Welch Builders, Inc.


  • Adults and children 12 + up can purchase general admission tickets online ($12); tickets jump to $15 at the door
  • Children under 12 get in free with a paying adult
  • Active and retired military enter free with an ID at the door
Learn more about the 2023 homes below.
Which home(s) are you planning on visiting?
Monday, Sept. 18
  • Sentidos Mezcal Tasting | Monday, Sept. 18 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Pretty Decent, 2235 Frankfort Ave., Ste. 107, Louisville | $40 | Try five different expressions of this Santa Catarina Albarradas-made mezcal.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Moonshine, Hidden Barns, and the Law | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., Louisville | $26-$30 | Get back to the basics of Bourbon Heritage Month with the Neeley Family Distillery and moonshine.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Neon Nights Fitness Bootcamp Class | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 6 p.m. | Paristown Arts District, 720 Brent St., Louisville | Free | Throw on your neon workout clothes and get a full-body workout with $5 happy hour at The Village Market after the class.
Friday, Sept. 22
  • Donut Day Extravaganza | Friday, Sept. 22 | 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | Atrium Brewing, 1154 Logan St., Louisville | Free | A special release donut beer, burger, and eating contest are all part of this pastry party with North Lime Donuts.
  • Beyoncé Silent Disco | Friday, Sept. 22 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | TEN20 Craft Brewery, 1020 E. Washington St., Louisville | $10 | Wear your best Queen Bey-inspired attire and dance to this music icon’s hits.
Saturday, Sept. 23
  • Purrfect Day Cat Café Stray Cat Strut Fun Walk & Run | Saturday, Sept. 23 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cherokee Park, 745 Chochran Hill Rd., Louisville | $35 | Raise funds for the Kentucky Humane Society during this all-ages run/walk at Cherokee Park.
  • First Annual Pawpaw Festival | Saturday, Sept. 23 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave., Louisville | Free | Celebrate this native tropical fruit through workshops, tastings, and guided hikes.
Sunday, Sept. 24
  • Brandy for Butterflies | Sunday, Sept. 24 | 4-7 p.m. | Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., Louisville | Free | Celebrate the fall migration of butterflies with a monarch tag and release, specialty cocktails and food + purchase an activity card to visit craft stations like hair tinsel and face painting.
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News Notes
  • Breakfast by day, pizza by night. Breakfast AF, a new restaurant by the Pizza AF food truck, is open in Schnitzelburg. Swing by for breakfast daily, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. + stick around for pizza starting at 4 p.m. It’s located at 1008 Goss Ave.
  • The city + state transportation cabinet wants to hear feedback on the Taylor Boulevard and New Cut Road corridor in South Louisville. An open house will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m. at the Lynnhurst United Church of Christ. The area currently has a walk score of 37 out 100.
  • Web, Louisville designer + co-founder of BioGlitz, debuted their first show at New York Fashion Week. The clothing brand, The Web Has No Weaver, creates zero-waste fashion pieces solely from upcycled materials — like this giant, multi-colored fluff coat made of faux fur scraps.
  • Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Wicked” is flying into The Kentucky Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The two-hour and 45-minute show tells the story of what happened to two notable witches in the Land of Oz before Dorothy came to town. Performances will run through Sunday, Oct. 8 + tickets range $85-$155.
  • What’s for dinner, Louisville? If you’re stuck in meal-time monotony with the kids back in school, we’ve got the perfect solution: Home Cuisine. The local service delivers chef-crafted meals straight to your door. Choose a plan that fits your lifestyle — whether you’re cooking for one or an entire family.*
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🍔 Happy National Cheeseburger Day
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Today, 80/20 at Kaelin’s has 9 kinds of burgers on its menu. | Photo by 80/20 at Kaelin’s
Welcome to Louisville, home of the cheeseburger. Can we take your order?

It’s hard to pin down the exact moment the first piece of cheese was melted on a hamburger patty — after all, it’s only an American icon.

While other places — like Denver, CO and Pasadena, CA — claim to have invented the quintessential meal, we’re sticking to our cheesy anecdote.

According to local foodie lore, the cheeseburger was invented in 1934 at Kaelin’s restaurant on Newburg Road. The savory combination was created after the owner, Carl Kaelin, asked his wife Margaret to throw a piece of cheese on a hamburger she was frying — and the rest was history.

Kaelin put the cheeseburger on the menu for 15 cents, but because it was so simple, he never thought to patent the idea.

The Kaelin family sold their restaurant in 2004. The location had a tumultuous 14 years following the sale, but in 2018 the home of the cheeseburger reopened as 80/20 at Kaelin’s.
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80/20 at Kaelin’s isn’t just the birthplace of the cheeseburger, it was also voted as having the best one in Louisville by our readers.
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