The Buffalo News & Junior League of Buffalo has selected The Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm State Park as the 2013 Decorators' Show House. If you have tickets for the Show House, you might want to stay for the day out in East Aurora. Here's what you can do:
On the Roycroft Campus...
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Enjoy a selection from Chef Andrew's weekly special menu featuring recipes from the Junior League of Buffalo's "Great Lakes Effects" cookbook.
Fridays- live music and drinks special starting at 7 pm
Tuesdays-Fridays...spend a night in East Aurora's original show house-The Roycroft Inn-for a very special rate of $149.00 with your show house ticket.
Come for one of our special events...
Visit the Roycroft Power House and meet RALA Artisan Jim Cordes of "Floyd East-Furniture for Life." Enjoy an extensive display of his Arts and Crafts inspired furniture and home accents pieces. Light refreshments will be served. No charge.
LuAnn Gerace of Purr-fect Tea will lead this special event discussing where and how tea is grown, how it is picked and processed, and the proper way to brew and serve tea. Students will get a sampling of 5 teas from around the world.
LuAnn Gerace of Purr-fect Tea will lead this special event discussing where and how green tea is grown, how it is picked and processed, and the proper way to brew and serve it. Students will taste 5 green teas from around the world.
LuAnn Gerace of Purr-fect Tea will lead this special event discussing where and how black tea is grown, how it is picked and processed, and the proper way to brew and serve it. Students will taste 5 black teas from around the world.
Roycroft Master Artisan, Ron VanOstrand, will be teaching a two-day workshop on basic metalsmithing skills including hammering techniques, metal stamping, simple chasing, annealing, copper patination, and wax or lacquer finishing. More information and to register
Roycroft Renaissance Artisan, Yvonne Stoklosa, will be teaching a two-day workshop on the basic skills needed to make a 10" x 14" stained glass window panel. More information and to register
Explore this National Historic Landmark and its architecturally rich Arts and Crafts buildings through a docent led walking tour. Learn the history and philosophy of Elbert Hubbard, the Roycroft, and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Attractions around Town...
The East Aurora Historic Society will be offering open house-style tours will begin at 2p.m., Tuesday through Sunday during the Decorators' Showhouse event April 27-May 19. The tours will include the Millard Fillmore House, the Elbert Hubbard-Roycroft Museum and Baker Memorial United Methodist Church. Backstage tours of the Aurora Players' Roycroft Pavilion will be part of the tour on Saturdays, May 4 and 18 only. Advance reservations are required by calling the Aurora Historical Society at 716-652-4735 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours will begin at the Millard Fillmore House on Shearer Avenue. For more information visit http://www.aurorahistoricalsociety.com/
Open air farmers market selling vendor produced/grown local products. Wednesday and Saturday, 7am - 1pm.
The Baker Memorial United Methodist Women will be providing lunch to the public during the Decorators' Show House on Saturday, May 4th and May 11th at a cost of $10 per person. Lunch will include soup, sandwich, beverage and dessert, and will be available in the basement recreation hall beginning at 11am until sold out. All are welcome!
Restaurants & Shops...
Bar Special - Monday Night Buy One Get OneChicken Wings 4PM-Close
Wednesday Pub Trivia
Saturday Night Live Music every Saturday 9:30PM-Close
LEGO CONTEST - Bring in a Lego Model related to the Decorators Show House by Saturday, May 25th. All Models will be displayed in our windows. Winners announced and prizes awarded and on Monday, May 27th. Three age categories 5 and under, 6 thru 8 and 9 and above. The models must be made of Lego or Duplo bricks and must have something to do with the Show House. Some ideas are the Know Estate, Knox Farm, a house, a kitchen, a contractor's truck, a decorator's van, a room, gardens, the possibilities are endless. Be creative.....but most importantly, have fun!
Also, any customer who brings in the program from the Show House will receive a 10% discount on any purchase made at the Toy Loft (this offer expries 5/25/2013).
Tasting of olive oils from around the world
Friday 9:00 AM
to 9:00 PM,
Saturday 9:00 AM to
6:00 PM, and
Sunday 11:00 AM to
Saturday, May 4th from 11am -2pm a talk with an avid bird expert will be in the store to talk about feeders, houses and other birding products to get you ready for Spring. Open 7 days a week, Monday -
Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM,