Join us for our third annual Founder's Day event to benefit the Roycroft Campus!

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 4:30-7:30pm

Founder’s Day will be an evening similar to family-friendly gatherings held on the Campus during its heyday in the early 1900s. This year’s event will offer family-friendly food, games, crafts, activities and more! Founder’s Day will have something for everyone —

  • Delicious barbecue by Slippery Pig Catering, desserts, & refreshments
  • Live music by Quilted Canoe (formerly the Barn Katz), featuring Rachelle Francis, Lew Markle, Joe Ernst, & friends
  • Arts and crafts activities for all ages, including a tie dye station with t-shirts for purchase (free for kids!)
  • Letterpress printing and illumination station
  • Basket raffle/silent auction
  • Cakewalk competition for attendees with exciting baked goods as prizes
  • Costumed actors sporting early 1900s dress, courtesy of the Aurora Players
  • Costume contest for Founder’s Day attendees with prizes for the best Roycroft Campus-era dress
  • Egg-and-spoon race
  • Jump rope making station, run by the Aurora Waldorf School
  • Obstacle course
  • Roycroft Campus Trivia
  • Yard games & more!

Tickets to attend Founder’s Day include food, non-alcoholic drinks, and access to all exciting activities. Basket raffle tickets must be purchased separately the day of the event. Beer and wine will be available to purchase for those 21 and older.

 

All proceeds from Founder’s Day will raise much-needed funding for the restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark and will support year-round tours, classes, and other programming we offer to visitors throughout the year at the Roycroft Campus.

 

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! SALES WILL RUN THROUGH 12/NOON ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1st.  ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT, TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON A LIMITED BASIS.

 

Silver Sponsors

Susan & Thomas Davenport

Media Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Activity Sponsors

Baillie Lumber Co.
Robert Barr
Carner Development Group
Dan Coleman
Fifty-Six Services, Inc.
Grove Roofing Services, Inc.
Gypsum Systems
S. Dennis & Michele Holbrook
Lawley Insurance
Lehigh Construction Group
The Radecke Group at Morgan Stanley
Line 42 Architecture
Vidler’s 5 & 10

Beverage Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses and nonprofit partners who are supporting this event!

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please click here!