MINNEAPOLIS--The 2014 Fall Parade of Homes opens this Saturday, September 6th, at noon. With almost 400 new homes located across the Twin Cities, you're sure to find #YourDreamHome!

Make sure to add our Parade of Homes entry #11 and Remodelers Showcase Entry #R11 to your tour plans! We're open every Saturday (September 6, 13, 20 and 27) from noon to 4:00 pm. It's a great stop to see the possibilities for making your own backyard truly special.

The iconic KARE 11 Backyard was looking a little tired in its old age - after all, the space was built almost 30 years ago. That's where BATC (the organization that produces the Parade of Homes) came in. With a lot of help from our partners, and a huge thanks to our design/build partner, Southview Design, we were able to transform the Backyard into a Northwoods-themed oasis.

In honor of this magnificent makeover, KARE 11 is opening the Backyard up exclusively for the Parade of Homes Fall Tour. Join us every Saturday during the Parade from 12pm-4pm to take a peak inside Minnesota's new Backyard!

And, to celebrate the project's completion, we're offering a special sweepstakes to all who visit!

Sweepstakes Prizes Include:

·KARE 11 merchandise and 4 tickets to view the KARE 11 News live

·BBQ tool sets from HOM and Anchor Block

·Aurora stone platter or gift certificate

·Decorative 'Welcome' stone from Brock White

·$100 Lampert Lumber gift certificate

·Personal Designer Home Visualizer photo

·Two hours of landscape design from Studio 5051

·Adirondack chair ottoman and 4 hours of landscape planning from Southview Design

You can enter the sweepstakes by visiting the KARE 11 Backyard (check out #11 in your Guidebooks for details and directions.)

A drawing will be held on October 1st and winners will be notified by email.

See official sweepstakes rules here.