Saturday, October 5, 2013 , Updated 2:00 p.m., November 7, 2013
Lakewood Home Festival slated for November 8-10
What better excuse to gawk at gorgeous historic homes?
Photos by Jennifer McNeil Baker
LAKEWOOD In case you didn’t already know, the signs lining Gaston Road should serve as a reminder that your favorite home tour is just around the corner!
Every year, I fall in love with Lakewood all over again at the annual Lakewood Home Festival. This year, the 37th for the home tour benefiting Lakewood Early Childhood PTA is no different. The houses are impeccable -- a selection of great architecture and history that anyone with eyes will just fawn over.
This year’s tour runs from November 8 to 10 and, as usual, includes a market and cafe inside Lakewood Elementary where you can get a bite and shop local art in between stops on the tour. The weekend kicks off Friday, November 8, at 7 p.m. with the Auction Party and Black & White Masquerade Ball at the Palomar Hotel. It concludes Sunday, November 10. It’s a fantastic weekend that is not to be missed.
And truly, is there a better cause than supporting elementary education? I sincerely doubt that Lakewood public schools could have improved as much as they have in recent years without the funding and encouragement of groups such as the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA. Find out more about what LECPTA is doing in the community on their website.
Tickets go on sale October 11 at select Tom Thumb stores and at Lakewood Elementary. Of course, you can buy them online right now. Tickets to the Friday Candlelight Tour sponsored by amazing Lakewood Realtor Nancy Johnson, which includes a meet-and-greet with homeowners, are $20. Tickets to the two-day festival on Saturday and Sunday are $15. Ticket prices go up $5 at the door, so be sure to secure your tickets in advance!
Check out the gallery below for a look at the gorgeous homes on this year’s tour.
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