Nothing says Autumn more than the traditions of colored fall leaves, a brisk morning followed by bits of sunshine (even a stray raindrop!) and a historic village filled with antiques and history!
Spend the day in our national historic district where 23 antiques and specialty shops await you. Aurora was recently selected as one of 50 of America’s best antiques towns by Country Living and House Beautiful magazines! Come see why.
Explore the unique Old Aurora Colony Museum’s 5-building complex complete with two furnished Colony houses on site. Their staff and volunteers are busy preparing for the state’s oldest quilt show (see info below).
Enjoy home-style lunches and desserts, fresh bakery goods and candy, local wines and beers and of course, browse the shops with a fall-inspired coffee in hand! Our friendly merchants are happy to welcome you.
Plenty of free parking; park your car (or RV) for the day and stroll Aurora’s shops and museums. Conveniently located public restroom.
Now through September 30. Acres of the famous Dahlia fields open daily, 9-6 just minutes from Aurora in Canby at Swan Island Dahlia farm. Purchase cut dahlias to take home or order your favorite tubers for your garden. Don’t forget your camera! www.dahlias.com
AURORA CELEBRATES THE HARVESTS!
Aurora Celebrates the Harvests with local farms to bring you fresh produce, autumn and Halloween events. In our shops, look for our ‘Berries and Beyond’ baskets of brochures and info on these locations and events.
October 1-31 Aurora’s Tabletop Hop! Pick up a map in Aurora’s shops and come home with ideas for setting Vintage style holiday tables. Impress your friends and families with our ideas! Free.
October 14-23 44th Annual Quilt Show, “AURORA – Home at Last” celebrates 160 years of the beginning of the Aurora Colony. Daily, 10-4. This five building complex is filled from top to bottom with fabulous quilts! Don’t miss it. Old Aurora Colony Museum, www.auroracolony.org