December 5-6, 2015 Wine & Chocolate Walk Weekend, 11-5pm. Choose your day and enjoy local wines paired with artisan chocolates as you shop in Aurora’s historic buildings. Your $35 per couple passport (Early Bird price through November 15, 2015) includes seven wine/chocolate tastings from local wineries and chocolatiers, two souvenir wine glasses and $12 to spend in Aurora’s shops. Enjoy historic downtown filled with decorated shops. Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity and Old Aurora Colony Museum. Purchase tickets at The Aurora Artisan Gallery on Main Street next to Pheasant Run Winery.
Read more about your day in Aurora and what to expect below!
(Advance tickets purchased after December 1, may be picked up at TIME AFTER TIME, 21611 Main Street, Aurora. Open weekdays 11-5, Saturday & Sunday 10-5. (503) 678-5463.)
LET US TELL YOU ABOUT THE DAY YOU WILL HAVE IN AURORA!
Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy Aurora. Shops begin opening at 10am with the event beginning at 11am. When you arrive in Aurora, you will check in at The Aurora Artisan Gallery on Main Street, next door to the large gray stone building marked Pheasant Run Winery. You will be given your Passport which will include a map location of the wine/chocolate tasting locations and a bag that includes wine glasses and “Aurora Bucks”, coupons that you can spend during the day. The tasting locations are scattered around Aurora’s historic downtown and all but one are within easy walking distance of each other. While you travel between these stops, you can take in the whole of Aurora’s shopping and site-seeing as well as the Old Aurora Colony Museum. You will travel at your own pace and see as many shops as you wish. A public restroom is in the center of this area.
(One location is just beyond this five-square-block area off Hwy 99E, the Pacific Hazelnuts Farm Candy Factory. You should drive to this location where you will find ample parking there or at the adjacent post office. Near this is also the South End Antique Mall.)
Wear clothing appropriate to the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Parking is available throughout town; park on the street or in one of the marked Event Parking areas within this five-square-block radius. (You will not need to move your car around.)
Aurora has several places to get additional refreshment and lunch. These include Scatter Creek Junction, Christa’s Cafe, The Colony Pub, White Rabbit Bakery and on Saturday, the American Legion Auxiliary will be serving homemade soup and sandwiches at the American Legion Hall below the First Saturday Flea Market.