Step into Fall at Aurora!

Follow "Phil" and "Bert" around Aurora's historic village this autumn!

Follow “Phil” and “Bert” around Aurora’s historic village this autumn!

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.

 

Dahlia fields are abloom and open through the end of September, just minutes from Aurora.

Dahlia fields are abloom and open through the end of September, just minutes from Aurora.

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!

fall-leaves-tree.jpgAurora 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

 

Color Your Summer with a Bang!

Dahlia fields are abloom and open through the end of September, just minutes from Aurora.

Dahlia fields are abloom and open through the end of September, just minutes from Aurora.

And you thought your summer couldn’t get any more colorful!  Step into the North Willamette Valley right now and see the spectacular dahlia blooms in Aurora’s neighborhood while enjoying our historic village experience and antiques galore.

IN THE VILLAGE:  23 shops filled with America’s best antiques and vintage goods, local wines, hazelnut candy made right here in town and Aurora’s fascinating story at the Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Park your car for the day (your RV too!) and easily stroll the 5-square-block historic downtown.  Aurora was recently selected by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines as one of 50 of America’s best antiques towns!

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:  Dahlias are now in bloom just minutes away at Swan Island Dahlia farm, Canby.  Fields are open daily 8-6.  Buy cut dahlias or order tubers for your own garden or just come for the photo experience!

Dahlia Festival  August 27, 28, 29 and September 3,4 5 (Labor Day).  Free.  free parking, live music, food and wine booths, childrens’ activities.  Indoor displays of 400 spectacular dahlia arrangements 11-6.  Swan Island Dahlia farm.  www.dahlias.com

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Visit Aurora this Summer!

Park your car (or RV) here for the day and easily stroll Aurora's 5 square block historic downtown.

Park your car (or RV) here for the day and easily stroll Aurora’s 5 square block historic downtown.

Welcome to Oregon’s Premier Antiques Destination!  As the state’s First National Historic District, you can enjoy extraordinary selections within an easy-to-walk historic experience.

Aurora has recently been selected by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines as one of the Best 50 USA Antiques Towns!

Free parking (room for RV’s too) where you can park for the day and roam the village on foot.  Most shops and the Old Aurora Colony Museum are located within a five-square block area.  Conveniently sited public restroom, too.

Enjoy home-style foods and desserts, local wines and beers, bracing coffees and artisan baked goods or sample hazelnut and chocolate candy, freshly made in town.

Spend a day here or find nearby lodging at a local Bed & Breakfast, Wilsonville motels, Champoeg State park campground or RV tourism parks.  There’s plenty to see here!

Upcoming Events!

Aurora Celebrates the Harvests with local farms to bring you fresh produce, autumn and Halloween events and our famous (and oldest in Oregon!) quilt show!

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.  Old Aurora Colony Museum, www.auroracolony.org