6 Ways to Make the Most of the Fall Season at The Roycroft Campus

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Written by SOB Creative

Published on September 22, 2022

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Photo courtesy of The Roycroft Campus

The sun is setting earlier each night, the summer heat is cooling into sweater weather, and all of our favorite fall flavors like apple cinnamon and pumpkin spice are back in rotation. You know what that means: Fall has officially arrived here in Buffalo! 

Fall is one of the best seasons to explore everything the Western New York area has to offer, mostly because there are so many fun events going on and things to do. And if you’re looking for the perfect place to spend a beautiful fall day or just need an excuse for a weekend getaway, Roycroft Campus needs to be at the very top of your fall bucket list. 


Photo courtesy of The Roycroft Campus

Located in the heart of East Aurora, the historic Roycroft Inn and Campus is one of the top destinations in the area when it comes to fall events. From fall festivals and family fun to romantic date nights and local shops and vendors to explore, this National Historic Landmark is the perfect backdrop to any fall day. 

Need some inspiration to get started? Here’s 5 awesome ways to spend a fall day at Roycroft: 

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1. Roycroft Campus Fall Festival

If you love everything about summer festivals in Buffalo and want to bring that same energy into the fall season, this event is for you. During the first weekend of October, you’ll enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of autumn in East Aurora at the annual Roycroft Campus Fall Festival. 

This free event features 70+ artists and vendors to shop throughout the picturesque grounds, plus fresh baked goods and treats like freshly popped kettle corn, tastings from a local meadery, animals from Thistle Creek Alpacas, 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 1st & 2nd, 10am-5pm

For more info:


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2. Take a Tour of the Campus and Museum 

Explore the Roycroft Campus on a guided tour! You’ll learn fun facts and stories about the past, present and future of this National Historic Landmark and authentic Arts and Crafts community as you take in the beautiful fall foliage and scenery all around. 

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 are available Tuesdays-Saturdays in October, and advanced registration is highly recommended. If you would like to schedule a tour please call (716) 655-0261 or book online

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3. Find a Handmade Gift at The Copper Shop Gallery

No trip to The Roycroft is complete without browsing the selection at The Copper Shop Gallery. 

An artisan gallery and gift shop located on-site, The Copper Shop Gallery is your destination for supporting local businesses and artisans. Shop unique handmade works by 100+ local and international artists, ranging from wood, metalworking, glass, ceramics, paintings, wearable art, and much more! 

It’s the perfect place to pick up a one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one (early Christmas shopping, anyone?), or to treat yourself to something special for back to school season!

Pro tip: Don’t forget to check out the rotating exhibit inside, located in the Copper Shop Gallery Loft.

Shop Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm

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4. Book a Staycation at The Roycroft Inn 

If you’re making the trip from out of town or just need an excuse to be a tourist in your own city for a few days, booking a staycation is the perfect option for you.

Overnight accommodations are available 7 days a week for all of your summer road trip needs, but you can also upgrade your experience with The Roycroft’s Autumn Dine & Stay Package:

Seasonal Dine & Stay – $229

  • Overnight stay in a luxury suite
  • $50 certificate to use in the restaurant
  • Two stemless keepsake wine glasses

Call directly to book your getaway at (716) 652-5552. This offer is available Sunday-Thursday through December 31st, 2022, so book now! 

Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers, some restrictions may apply.

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5. Explore Your Artistic Side

Looking to try something new this season? You’re in luck: Roycroft recently announced a full slate of art classes and workshops for the fall season! 

With each class you attend, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new artistic techniques, or even get back into a skill you’ve always loved. Choose from printing, bookmaking, painting, felting, and more, and get ready to embrace the artist in you! 

Art classes will take place at the new Castiglia Art Center in the Print Shop. Registration is required and seating is limited, so be sure to book online ASAP! 


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6. 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 the backdrop of beautiful East Aurora and a National Historic Landmark!

Let the Roycroft team’s years of expertise, passion, and attention to detail help you produce an unforgettable event for you and your guests. 

They’re currently booking Christmas parties and 2023 weddings— call (716) 652-5552 to get started. 

The Roycroft Campus

31 S Grove St, East Aurora, NY 14052

The Roycroft Inn

40 South Grove Street, East Aurora

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