Waco is about an hour and 45 minutes south of Dallas and a little over 2 hours north of Austin. It was mainly known for Baylor University and infamously for the Waco Siege of 1993. Chip and Jo put it on the map in 2014 with Fixer Upper and really the rest is history. People from all over the country and even internationally come to Texas and drive to see this little town. The main attraction is The Silos District where Magnolia Market, The Silos, and The Silos Baking Co. reside. The aesthetic is everything you’d imagine and more. There is always a theme for the season and a message that encourages, this spring “THE WORLD NEEDS YOU TO BE WHO YOU WERE MADE TO BE” graces a couple spaces. Two times a year they hold free artisan vendor fairs. In Fall it’s the Silobration and in the Spring, it’s Spring at the Silos.
Retail vendors aren’t the only ones who travel near and far to showcase their craft. There is a nice little strip of food trucks from places as close as Austin and as far as Jacksonville, Florida. I had to take time to see one of my favorite IG families @ourfauxfarmhouse and their Gourmet Soda truck, Urban Sips. I got to say hello to Brad and Holly and grab some delicious drinks. We ate Waffle Love chicken and waffles and topped off our tummies with Hyppo popsicles. The options are truly endless.
Venturing to Waco is a really cute day trip or overnight. There is so many fun little things to do while there, but I’ll save that for another post. For now, know that if you’re in the area or planning a trip near by, try to come to one of their vendor events. The city has cute shops with hardworking creatives like Theresa and Bret from @linenandcake and cute spots to eat like Magnolia Table and Milo. It’s a fun experience, good shopping, and you might even get a chance to spot some of the Gaines clan!