For creative additions to your yard or garden, look no further than Aurora! Vintage pieces, salvaged windows, doors, fencing and architectural elements make interesting additions.
Most shops in town have pieces that can be incorporated into gardens as well as outdoor furnishings. Aurora boasts 24 shops including 17 with antiques and vintage goods. Easy I-5 access, Exit 278 and just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem.
May 20 Restore Oregon Tour of Three Historic Pioneer Homes including Aurora’s famous 1870 Frederick Keil House (a private residence). Only about 5% of Oregon’s pioneer structures are still standing and three homes offered in this tour are some of the most significant of those pioneer homes. The others are the Sam Brown house in Gervais (about 10 miles south of Aurora) on Hwy 99E and the Delaney house just outside of Salem.Click here for Details and Tickets: $20 each or $15 for Restore Oregon members.
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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 country 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, $10 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.