This weekend marks the 18th annual Fall Home Show at the Salem Civic Center.
The Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association puts on the event as a way for people to find out more about building, remodeling or even just enhancing their homes- all in one place.
There was a building project set up just for kids and even a blood drive. This year about 96 vendors took part in the event, something organizers say helps get people even more excited.
"It's a family event. There's a lot of free giveaways," says Fall Home Show chairman, Christine Wade. "It's a great way to save on gas and not have to run out to all these businesses. You get a pocket full of business cards you can use when you're ready to do any type of home improvement."