Love time-honored crafts — we’re talking plates and planters to teapots and tureens — then you probably know about MacKenzie-Childs designs. And if you’re a hardcore fan, you’ll want to make your way upstate this weekend and experience MacKenzie-Child’s annual barn sale in Aurora, N.Y.
The highly anticipated three-day event, from Friday, July 15, through Sunday, July 17, is expected to draw thousands of visitors from across the globe (last year, the event attracted more than 11,000 people!) Guests will be able to enjoy music by The Blacklites and bites from Dinosaur BBQ while touring the MacKenzie-Childs studio and gardens, and browsing the vast selection of ceramics, glassware, furniture, lighting and other items up to 80 percent off. But the real attraction to this major weekend excursion? This is the only MacKenzie-Childs discount of the year!
While you are in Aurora stroll along the Finger Lakes, stay in a local bed and breakfast like the historic Aurora Inn, built in 1833, and sip wine from the local wineries along the Cayuga wine trail. We hear there are some amazing arts and crafts, fruit orchards, historic architecture and spectacular scenery. Just don’t forget your sunscreen!