Friday, June 29, 2018

The Good Ole Summertime in East Aurora

Character: Cathy McCall
Series: Vintage Toyshop Mysteries
Author: Barbara Early

While my sister-in-law Liz might think East Aurora, NY, shines at Christmastime, I'll have to admit to an affinity for the town in the summer months. No heavy coats to don or snow to shovel, and the sidewalks burst with tourists, regulars, the scents of kettle corn and other street foods. It seems like there's always something going on, so, in case you missed it, here are some opportunities our quirky, little hamlet has to offer.

The Antique and Art show just wrapped up. I know Liz went to see if she could score any antique toys, but I mostly just went to the used book sale. I scored some Cherry Ames and Dana Girls books for the store--after I read them first!

Ongoing events include the farmers market and flea markets. (Liz won't show her face at the flea market anymore--something about an unfortunate pie situation). Also, come twilight, you can often spot the ghost tours hitting some of the more haunted sites in town. Oddly enough, there are a few bars in that list!

There are classes, tours, and exhibitions at the Roycroft. Better check their schedule if you're interested. And don't forget to tour the Millard Fillmore house.

from Aurora Historic Society

The Independence Day Parade will be July 3rd, this year, followed by a bunch of fun shows, then fireworks over the park!

On Saturday, July 28th, don't miss the annual Street and Sidewalk Sale. Well Played with have a booth out front, of course, as will many of the local businesses and restaurants. I know Liz is already planning to check out the Fisher Price collectors sale over at the Masonic Lodge.

September 8th is the Annual Taste of East Aurora. All the local restaurants (including Wallace's) will be outside, selling samples of their favorite fare. My favorite was the year Jack made little "sundaes" using mashed potatoes, gravy, and roast beef! Yum!

Hope you can swing by!


  1. I love ghost tours & try to go on one anytime I visit a new town. I bet the ones in East Aurora are fun.

  2. Sounds like a fun town to live in.