The time we spent in Waco, Texas at Magnolia Market’s Silobration event was an absolute dream! We were over-the-moon excited when we received the invite to be one of the selected 36 vendors who represented states from across the country. We were with such an outstanding group of artisans who all had their specific craft and wanted to share their passion with others. Together, we all experienced the elements in the midst of three incredibly busy days.
We drove along highways full of sleepy-looking towns, open skies, isolated lakes and friendly faces. The vastness of Oklahoma and northern Texas greeted us with open arms as we made the 11-hour trek down to the lone star state.
We arrived in Waco late on Tuesday night and then spent the next morning exploring a little bit of the city. We had coffee at Common Grounds, a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, located right on the edge of Baylor’s campus.
Common Grounds is definitely at the top of our list for places to try if you’re planning to visit Waco. There were so many cozy nooks and crannies to enjoy a cup of joe with good friends! It had a lovely, eclectic atmosphere full of antique pendant lighting, velvet sofas, coo-coo clocks, iron tables, and the rich aroma of coffee grounds that are ready to awaken the morning’s clientele.
After coffee, we headed over to the Silos to do a little shopping of our own at Magnolia Market. And we’ll tell you, every detail, inside and out, is so thoughtful it almost doesn’t feel real. It was a feast for the eyes!
We spotted our tea towels sold exclusively at Magnolia!
Of course, we had to end our shopping trip with a Silobration cookie (a giant, classic chocolate chip cookie with peanut butter pieces) and a Lemon Lavender cupcake. They were absolutely delightful!
Our recipe cards at Magnolia Flour - the bakery at the Silos!
In addition to Magnolia Market and Magnolia Flour, there were also countless local food trucks that brought the taste of Waco right to the grounds! They outlined the beautiful artificial turf where visitors can come with their families to play ball, games, and dance around. There’s even a stage for live music to take place. It would be incredibly easy to spend a full day at the Silos without getting bored – mouth-watering food, amazing shopping, gardens to peruse, and openness to simply enjoy.
We spent the afternoon setting up our booth, and then as if our day couldn’t get any better, we got to meet Chip and Joanna!
Thursday, Friday and Saturday flew by from literally spending the entire three days meeting some of the nicest people we’ve ever had the pleasure of encountering. We met visitors who had traveled from all over the country to experience the magic of Silobration and locals who were thrilled to share their beloved hometown with fresh faces. The southern hospitality we experienced truly made Waco feel like a home away from home!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us. We loved meeting you!
:: Gretchen + Kate Z ::
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Hi Mara! We had previously done some custom work for Magnolia Market so they approached us to be a vendor. Sorry I can’t offer more advice, but good luck!!
Hello… your trip to Waco sounds amazing. I’m looking to be a vendor there as well. Can you tell me how you got selected. Thank you for your response.
Congrats on your trip to Magnolia Market and getting to have a booth there! Waco is my home town and I work at Baylor University only a couple minutes from there and Common Grounds. Hearing your joy and love of being in Waco, blesses me so much!! I didn’t get to go to the Silobration, but I know it must have been way exciting and what Magnolia’s and Fixer Upper has done for our community has been, I believe, completely divinely orchestrated. Chip and Joanna and their families are truly a tribute and example of what the Body of Christ is; Light and Salt. Your words are so precious. I actually found you through a newly discovered blog, Sunny Side Up. Blessings a bunch or bunches of blessings!! Jeannie Selke
I am so envious of your trip to the Magnolia Silos, sounded awesome! When I learned about the event, I told my sister, let’s go, but we didn’t. Happy for you, glad you could be apart of it.