The competition, advertised as the largest in the country, began in the early 1990s. It is held at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, about 65 miles north of Greenville.
The houses will be displayed at the inn through Jan. 2, available for viewing by the general public Monday through Thursday and after 6 p.m. on Sundays. This excludes Dec. 23-25, 30-31 and Jan. 1. All Fridays and Saturdays are reserved for resort guests and those with dining reservations.