Spring Fever? Satisfy it here in Aurora with gorgeous blooms of white cherry blossoms all around town! 25 shops including a candy factory, eateries and the Old Aurora Colony Museum. Park your car (for free) and walk around “America’s Best Antiques Shopping” and national historic district.
Looking for something to do during Spring Break in March? Bring the family to Aurora for some low-key history browsing. Whether you do this casually while antiques shopping or commit to an hour or two of REAL HISTORY at the Old Aurora Colony Museum, you’ll find that “a day in Aurora is always like a day of vacation”! Shops are open daily, museum open Tues-Sunday.
March 20-May 3 TULIP FEST! Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn. Open daily 9-6. The tulips are up early this year and the festival starts one week earlier in 2015! Daily field reports, activities. woodenshoe.com
April 11 Gardenpalooza! Fir Point Farms, Aurora. 8-4. Free. Plenty of free parking at this early garden fair. Over 40 local vendors with plants & garden decor ready to stick into your ground. Just 5 minutes from downtown Aurora! Shop for plants first and spend the rest of the day in the village here. firpointfarms.com
Help us spread the word—Aurora’s Mother’s Day event is BEST IN THE VALLEY!
Early Bird Savings! Mothers Day Weekend Jewelry & Wine Walk, May 9-10, 2015. Save by purchasing a ticket for you and Mom to stroll Aurora’s historic streets, known not only for antiques but all kinds of fabulous jewelry! Your early bird $29 ticket for two includes wine tastings, a pair of souvenir wine glasses, $12 in Aurora Bucks to spend in town AND a pair of beautiful handmade earrings for mom! What a deal – no wonder this is such a popular gift. (Make a weekend of it by spending a night at nearby Feller House bed and breakfast! thefellerhouse.com)
Ground Hog Hunt Winners! The following are the lucky winners of the drawing for gift certificate prizes at our January 31-February 1 Great Ground Hog Hunt. The winners will be notified and receive their gift certificate by mail. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who came out and looked for our Punxsutawney Phyllis!
Linda Kopp—Aurora, Oregon White Rabbit Gift Certificate
Liliana Spurgeon—Woodburn, OR Pacific Hazelnut Candy Factory
Debra Rose——Aurora, Oregon 99E Antique Mall
Tia Cobb—–Tigard, Oregon Timeless Antiques
Dennis Getch—-Estacada, Oregon Aurora Artisan
Maddi Arnold—–Aurora, Oregon Canvas
Randy Young—-Canby, Oregon Back Porch Vintage
Marilyn Bond——Canby, Oregon Beyond Art
Gere Reddemann—-Wilsonville, Oregon Deer Creek Mercantile
Gail and Joe Ripp—–Independence, Oregon Main Street Mercantile
Jan Cranston—Brush Prairie, Washington Aurora Antiques
Kerry Carr—–Portland, Oregon Home Again Antiques
Bob Damon—–West Linn, Oregon The Colony Pub
Chia Green——-Donald, Oregon Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage
Debrah Betz——Beaverton, Oregon Aurora Lampworks Depot
Carolyn Smith-Schiewe—-Portland, Oregon South End Antique Mall
Elizabeth Bowman—-Hubbard, Oregon Christa’s
Debi Stevens—-Salem, Oregon Scattercreek Junction
Tate Miller—–Aurora, Oregon Time After Time
Rick Brown—Oregon City, Oregon Heirloom Revival
Kam Mahi—–Albany Oregon Pheasant Run Winery