Outside it was a brisk 63 degrees, and trees were shedding their autumn leaves.
Inside there were sunrooms, in-ground pools and spring landscapes.
The nod to warmer weather was part of displays set up by vendors of the York Fall Home Show.
The show kicks off at 11 a.m. Friday at Utz Arena at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave.
Show hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
More than 60 exhibitors will be at the event, including Advanced Granite Solutions, Colonial Marble & Granite, Haller Enterprises Inc., Aiello's Custom Inc., Garrety Glass and more.
The event gives the exhibitors a chance to grow their businesses.
Last year the event gave Aiello's Custom Inc. a lead on a $1 million home, according to Justin Aiello, president of the New Oxford-based custom home builder.
Home building is picking up, he said.
When new-home construction tanked during the recession, most consumers focused on additions and remodeling, Aiello said.
"But in June, July, more people were starting to build again," he said.
Aiello, a York College graduate, started his business in 2004. At that time, townhouses were a trend in York County, but that is changing, he said.
"Rather than buy a cookie-cutter house, people want something special. They want a custom home, and the home show gives them ideas," Aiello said.
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