Fall has arrived in Western New York, and if you’re anything like us, you’re looking for the best ways to savor it as much as possible this season.
If that’s the case, then you’ve got to be sure you put a visit to the beautiful Roycroft Campus in East Aurora at the top of your Fall 2021 bucket list. From fall events focused on family fun to romantic dinner dates and staycations, there’s truly something for everyone at this beloved National Historic Landmark located right in the heart of East Aurora.
For some fall planning inspiration, here are 5 great ways to spend a fall day or weekend on The Roycroft Campus:
1. Roycroft Campus Fall Festival
During the first weekend of October, you can enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of autumn in East Aurora at the Roycroft Campus Fall Festival.
This free event features 70+ artists and vendors to shop throughout the absolutely beautiful grounds, plus fresh baked goods and treats, kids crafts and games, live music throughout the entire weekend, and more. It’s a can’t-miss event packed with fun for the entire family!
When: October 2nd & 3rd, 10am-5pm
For more info: roycroftcampuscorporation.com/upcoming-events/
2. Take a Tour of the Campus and Museum
Explore the Roycroft Campus on a guided tour; learn fun facts and stories about the past, present and future of this National Historic Landmark and authentic Arts and Crafts community!
Museum Tours | $15 per person
The Museum Tour begins on the Campus grounds with an introduction to the Roycroft history then transitions to an exploration of the artifact collection on exhibit in the Campus Museum; the home of our historic collection of documents, books, furniture, and artwork; showcasing the Roycroft’s history and Elbert Hubbard’s legacy. This 1 hour tour is led by a trained docent and is handicapped accessible.
Campus Tours | $20 per person
The Campus Tour is a more comprehensive version of our Museum Tour; guests will receive an introduction to the Arts & Crafts Movement, Elbert Hubbard, and the Roycroft Campus while exploring the Campus grounds and buildings with a trained docent. This tour ends in the Campus Museum so that guests can view our artifact collection on exhibit. The tours are primarily outdoors, include access to the Campus Museum, and will last approximately 1.5 hours (including museum).
Tours available Tuesdays-Saturdays – advance registration highly recommended. If you would like to schedule a tour please call (716) 655-0261 or book online!
3. Shop at The Copper Shop Gallery
Because we know how much Buffalo loves to support local businesses and artisans, we highly recommend making sure you browse through The Copper Shop Gallery during your time at Roycroft.
Inside, you’ll find unique handmade works by 100+ local and national artists, including wood, metalworking, glass, ceramics, paintings, wearable art, jewelry, and more! It’s the perfect place to shop for interesting and eye-catching home goods or a unique gift for someone special.
The gallery also has a fantastic new exhibit opening on October 2nd, which features the work of wildlife & nature painter Judith Hartke.
Shop Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm
31 South Grove Street, East Aurora
4. Book a Staycation at the Roycroft Inn
If you’re coming from out of the area or just need an excuse to get away and spend an entire night or weekend in the heart of East Aurora, booking a staycation is the perfect option for you.
Overnight accommodations are available 7 days a week, but you can also upgrade your experience with one of these fantastic getaway packages:
Dine & Stay – $199
- Overnight stay in an upgraded suite
- $50 certificate to use in the restaurant
- Two stemless keepsake wine glasses
Mid-Week Stay – $165
- Available Mon-Thurs only
- Overnight stay in an upgraded suite
- 2 drink tokens
Call directly to book your getaway at (716) 652-5552. These offers are available through December 30, 2021.
Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers, some restrictions may apply.
5. Celebrate a Special Event
Whether you’ve got a bridal shower, baby shower, engagement party, retirement party, or even a wedding on the horizon, celebrating at the historic Roycroft Inn is the perfect way to make your special event as memorable as possible. Imagine spending your special day with a backdrop of a beautiful East Aurora National Historic Landmark!
To book: Call (716) 652-5552 ext. 224
The Roycroft Campus
40 South Grove Street, East Aurora