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The Big Build

A Hands-on Family Festival of Tools, Trucks, and Construction

September 19, 2015  

Big Build
Photo by Emily Clack Photography.

Saturday, September 19, 10 am–4 pm

Be a builder for the day at the Big Build festival! Amateur builders young and old can discover what it's like to build a brick wall, carve stone, hammer nails, and much more as they work side-by-side with designers, builders, and artisans demonstrating their skills. Meet plumbers, ironworkers, landscape architects, woodworkers, and experts in many other fields to learn about their professions and hobbies. This year at the Big Build, visitors can:

  • Climb aboard trucks and tractors
  • Construct a log cabin
  • Imagine the view from the beams of a skyscraper
  • Compete in a nail driving contest
  • Create a hardware windchime

Want your company to exhibit at The Big Build in 2015? Contact Ben Lauer, Family Programs Assistant, at blauer@nbm.org for more information.

Want to help make The Big Build even bigger? Contact Jessica Oplak, Corporate and Association Relations Manager, at joplak@nbm.org to learn about our exciting sponsorship opportunities.


The Big Build is generously supported by The Associated General Contractors of America and I.M.P.A.C.T.