It’s Tulip Time!

Wooden Shoe Tulip farm, just minutes south of Aurora. This is just one of the fields in the last few days.

Now through April 30  Tulip Fest!  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, just minutes south of Aurora.  Open daily 9-6.  Bring the kids and your camera and make some memories.  Click here for Daily Field Report.  Stop in Aurora on your way to or from!

Take us to Aurora for Mothers Day!

 

May 13-14  Mothers Day Weekend in Aurora  11am-5pm  Sparkling wines, fine teas, good food, vintage shopping and family – what more could a lady ask for?  Bring Mom, her Mom and all of the sisters (and brothers and kids too) and stroll the quaint streets of Aurora.

Looking for something to do after brunch?  Look no further.

Pick up your free map/guide when you arrive and see what our merchants have planned for you.

Easy parking, benches for resting (or waiting for the girls), public restroom and 24 shops and eateries to entertain you!

 

May 13  Remembering Emma with Jane Kirkpatrick Tea.  Tickets for this annual fundraiser includes another memorable talk by Jane Kirkpatrick, author of Emma of Aurora, as well as a sit down tea.  Advance tickets $40/person.  (503)678-5754 www.Auroracolony.org.

 

Save these Dates!  Summer’s not far off now. . . .

 

June 25  Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum, 11-4. Spend a delightful afternoon with family and friends (or come and make some new ones) in a 19th century courtyard, enjoying strawberry shortcake, ice cream and listening to live bluegrass music and fiddlin’. www.Auroracolony.org

June 25  Pink Car-nation Day,  benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Downtown Aurora, 11-5.  Pretty pink cars, silent auction, pink Swarovski crystal earring sale, quilt raffle.  Do you have a pink car you would like to show off this day?  Contact Feller House B & B.  Presented by the Aurora Colony Visitors Association.

August 12  Aurora Colony Day Outdoor Antiques + Vintage Faire, sign up now for vendor space at www.AuroraColonyDays.com.  A great summer day of antiques, fresh Farmers Market, Parade, Fun Run, historic activities and music.

 

Cherry Blossoms and Tulips

Aurora is bursting with cherry blossoms right now. Don’t miss it!

It’s not often we see cherry blossoms, tulips AND daffodils all in bloom at once, but what can we say?

NOW is the time to take the short 25 minute drive to Aurora from Portland or Salem and finally acknowledge that we have turned the corner on the season.

With 24 great shops and eateries as well as the Old Aurora Colony Museum, you’ll find a full day here with easy, free parking, convenient public restroom and most shops within steps of each other.

NOW through April 30  Tulip Fest!  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.  Just down the road from Aurora, you’ll not find more color anywhere than these ever changing fields of tulips.  Bring your camera and the kids and make a memorable day of it!  Stop at Aurora on your way to or from this destination.  www.woodenshoe.com

 

May 13-14  Mothers Day Stroll!  Sparkling Wines, Teas, Special Features & Shopping!  11-5   Bring Mom, Grandma, Sisters and family for a leisurely day of local wines, fine tea sampling, highlighted collections (especially jewelry!) and much more to please the ladies.  Pick up your free map/guide in the shops to see what’s happening this weekend!  Not sure what to do with the ladies after taking them to brunch?  This is the perfect solution!

 

May 13  Remembering Emma with Jane Kirkpatrick Tea.  Tickets for this annual fundraiser includes another memorable talk by Jane Kirkpatrick, author of Emma of Aurora, as well as a sit down tea.  Advance tickets $40/person.  (503)678-5754 www.Auroracolony.org.

 

 

 

Save the Dates!

June 25  Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum, 11-4.  www.Auroracolony.org

June 25  Pink CARnation Day,  benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Downtown Aurora, 11-5.  Pretty pink cars, silent auction, pink Swarovski crystal earring sale, quilt raffle.  Do you have a pink car you would like to show off this day?  Contact Feller House B & B.  Presented by the Aurora Colony Visitors Association.

August 12  Aurora Colony Day Outdoor Antiques + Vintage Faire, sign up now for vendor space at www.AuroraColonyDays.com.  A great summer day of antiques, fresh Farmers Market, Parade, Fun Run, historic activities and music.

Spring Break in Aurora!

Thousands of miniature daffodils are coming up all around Aurora’s historic downtown.

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Look for some sun breaks among the many Oregon rain clouds as you enjoy Aurora’s national historic district for this year’s spring break!

24 shops including 18 antiques and vintage stores, delicious eateries, wine tasting, bakery, dollhouse/miniatures shop, garden store and candy factory (with video tour), most within easy walking of each other.

The Old Aurora Colony Museum complex of 5 buildings is in the center of this historic village with self-guided tours, book store and changing exhibits.  New is their ‘kids’ section geared to children from 6-11 years with specially “embedded” history that they will love.  Bring the family to see the log cabin, always a favorite!  Then take the free Walk with Emma self-guided tour through the rest of the downtown  (see below).Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 11-4.  Call ahead for special tours.  (503)678-5754.

Stores open between 10-11 and close at 5pm.  Many stores open 7 days a week.  Most all stores open on Sundays.

Free Walk with Emma Self-Guided Tour of Aurora’s historic downtown.  Pick up your free map/brochure in downtown shops or at the Old Aurora Colony Museum and get acquainted with Aurora’s rich (and a big quirky) history as you shop!  Emma Giesy was a real lady of the mid-19th century Aurora Colony and is also the heroine of the novels by Jane Kirkpatrick, Emma of Aurora.

March 24-April 30  Tulip Fest!  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.  Just down the road from Aurora, you’ll not find more color anywhere than these ever changing fields of tulips.  Bring your camera and the kids and make a memorable day of it!  Stop at Aurora on your way to or from this destination.  www.woodenshoe.com

 

May 13-14  Mothers Day Stroll!  Sparkling Wines, Teas, Special Features & Shopping!  11-5   Bring Mom, Grandma, Sisters and family for a leisurely day of local wines, fine tea sampling, highlighted collections and much more to please the ladies.  Pick up your free map/guide in the shops to see what’s happening this weekend!

May 13  Remembering Emma with Jane Kirkpatrick Tea.  Tickets for this annual fundraiser includes another memorable talk by Jane Kirkpatrick, author of Emma of Aurora, as well as a sit down tea.  Advance tickets $40/person.  (503)678-5754 www.Auroracolony.org.

 

 

Save the Dates!

June 25  Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum, 11-4.  www.Auroracolony.org

June 25  Pink CARnation Day,  benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Downtown Aurora, 11-5.  Pretty pink cars, silent auction, pink Swarovski crystal earring sale, quilt raffle.  Do you have a pink car you would like to show off this day?  Contact Feller House B & B.  Presented by the Aurora Colony Visitors Association.

August 12  Aurora Colony Day Outdoor Antiques + Vintage Faire, sign up now for vendor space at www.AuroraColonyDays.com.  A great summer day of antiques, fresh Farmers Market, Parade, Fun Run, historic activities and music.