Fixer Upper’s Magnolia Market

fixer upper magnolia market

Fixer Upper's Magnolia Market

If you’re a fan of the television show “Fixer Upper” then you know what we’re talking about when we say we went to the Silos!  


Deep in the heart of Texas in a small town called Waco is the home of Chip and Joanna Gaines and their four darling kids. Waco is where their Magnolia empire began being built. Their television show premiered in 2013 on HGTV and ever since then they stole our hearts and have made us laugh uncontrollably (thanks to Chip). 



Like most of Americans who love the Fixer Upper show, we tuned in every week to see what crazy thing Chip Gaines would do next and what gorgeous farmhouse designs Joanna Gaines would come up with this time. After each compelling episode, we’d wish more and more to have a house renovated by this dazzling couple.


When Chip and Joanna Gaines bought property with old silos and transformed it into our farm-style dreams, we immediately knew we had to go visit. As avid Fixer Upper fans and lovers of Texas, we set the date to go visit this Magnolia phenomenon. With this fifth season of Fixer Upper being their last, it made it even more important for us to visit.


October 2017 was when we could get off work to go to Waco, Texas to Magnolia Market. And guess what, it ended up being the same exact weekend of their annual “Silobrations” celebration!

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Silobrations


Silobrations is an event they hold once a year to celebrate the anniversary of their Magnolia Market at the Silos property. The Silos were an abandoned cotton oil mill in downtown Waco. In addition to their regular shops, they have 80+ street vendors come in to sell unique home goods, paper goods, kids stuff, bath and body, apparel, jewelry, and more! Tons of food trucks line the lawn to offer yummy and delicious treats. And each night they have a concert typically comprised of Christian bands who the Gaines love.  All the events are free except for the concert.


If you plan to visit during Silobrations, it’s a good idea to park off site and take their free trolleys to the site. Know that it will be very busy there so the earlier you go, the better to beat the inevitable crowds. If you want to go to the concert, buy tickets as soon as they go on sale because they sell out quick and tickets are limited.

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Things to do at the Magnolia Silos


The things to do there that are offered everyday (not just at Silobrations) are relax on the lawn area, check out their seed supply store, shop their home goods store, and indulge in some treats at the bakery.


The seed supply store offers seasonal produce and flowers, gardening tools, pots, and have gardening lessons.


The Magnolia Market home goods store is huge! Get everything from candles, plates, decor, jewelry, shirts, hats, signs, and everything home decor. Joanna wears many of the shirts on the show so it was fun to be able to buy shirts she’s worn that represent Magnolia and Waco. It’s a great place to buy gifts for the family or any friends who love the farmhouse decor style.

fixer upper magnolia market

Zach got a hat!


Lining the lawn outside are some fun and unique food trucks. Some of the trucks that are commonly there include Milo, Co-town Crepes, Cheddar Box, Viteks, 900 Pizzeria, Luna Juice, Club Sandwich, H.O.T. Dog House, Common Grounds coffee, Chuck’s Gourmet Popcorn, and Silo Baking Co. What an eclectic bunch!


Lastly: the Silos Baking Co! It ain’t any old bakery. This is the bakery that made the absolute sweetest and most moist cupcakes we’ve ever eaten. Seriously! They offer cookies and drinks too. But do not leave there without a cupcake. It will be life changing. Chip’s favorite is the Nuts and Bolts cupcake. We loved the Strawberry one.

fixer upper magnolia market

Don’t Leave the Silos Without


Don’t leave here without completing the following guaranteed-to-be-fun tasks:

-Take a picture under the #milestomagnolia sign

-Eat a cupcake from the bakery

-Buy a shirt to represent Magnola back home

-Relax at a picnic table or on the lawn and people watch

-Take a Silo Selfie like Steph!

fixer upper magnolia market
fixer upper magnolia market

Visit Waco

The Silos can be visited year-round. Waco is a very small town so one day there is plenty. However if you desire to stay longer, consider staying at the one of the two Magnolia Stays. One house you can rent is the “Magnolia House” which was renovated on season three episode four which sleeps 8 people.  The other is the “Hillcrest Estate” which sleeps 12. These book out far in advance so plan your trip early and know that a two night minimum stay is required.


For ideas on other things to do and places to visit in Waco, checkout these two blogs:

Wacobound

Waco & The Heart of Texas

fixer upper magnolia market

Magnolia Market at the Silos Details


The Silos property is open Monday-Saturday (closed Sundays)

Hours of the Market: 9am-6pm

Hours of the Bakery: 730am-6pm

Address: 601 WEBSTER AVE, WACO TX 76706

https://magnoliamarket.com/

fixer upper magnolia market

If you’re a fan of the television show “Fixer Upper” then you know what we’re talking about when we say we went to the Silos!  Deep in the heart of Texas in a small town called Waco is the home of Chip and Joanna Gaines and their four darling kids. Waco is where their Magnolia empire began being built. Their television show premiered in 2013 on HGTV and ever since then they stole our hearts and have made us laugh uncontrollably (thanks to Chip).


Like most of Americans who love the Fixer Upper show, we tuned in every week to see what crazy thing Chip Gaines would do next and what gorgeous farmhouse designs Joanna Gaines would come up with this time. After each compelling episode, we’d wish more and more to have a house renovated by this dazzling couple.


When Chip and Joanna Gaines bought property with old silos and transformed it into our farm-style dreams, we immediately knew we had to go visit. As avid Fixer Upper fans and lovers of Texas, we set the date to go visit this Magnolia phenomenon. With this fifth season of Fixer Upper being their last, it made it even more important for us to visit.


October 2017 was when we could get off work to go to Waco, Texas to Magnolia Market. And guess what, it ended up being the same exact weekend of their annual “Silobrations” celebration!


Silobrations


Silobrations is an event they hold once a year to celebrate the anniversary of their Magnolia Market at the Silos property. The Silos were an abandoned cotton oil mill in downtown Waco. In addition to their regular shops, they have 80+ street vendors come in to sell unique home goods, paper goods, kids stuff, bath and body, apparel, jewelry, and more! Tons of food trucks line the lawn to offer yummy and delicious treats. And each night they have a concert typically comprised of Christian bands who the Gaines love.  All the events are free except for the concert.


If you plan to visit during Silobrations, it’s a good idea to park off site and take their free trolleys to the site. Know that it will be very busy there so the earlier you go, the better to beat the inevitable crowds. If you want to go to the concert, buy tickets as soon as they go on sale because they sell out quick and tickets are limited.



Things to do at the Magnolia Silos


The things to do there that are offered everyday (not just at Silobrations) are relax on the lawn area, check out their seed supply store, shop their home goods store, and indulge in some treats at the bakery.


The seed supply store offers seasonal produce and flowers, gardening tools, pots, and have gardening lessons.


The Magnolia Market home goods store is huge! Get everything from candles, plates, decor, jewelry, shirts, hats, signs, and everything home decor. Joanna wears many of the shirts on the show so it was fun to be able to buy shirts she’s worn that represent Magnolia and Waco. It’s a great place to buy gifts for the family or any friends who love the farmhouse decor style.


Lining the lawn outside are some fun and unique food trucks. Some of the trucks that are commonly there include Milo, Co-town Crepes, Cheddar Box, Viteks, 900 Pizzeria, Luna Juice, Club Sandwich, H.O.T. Dog House, Common Grounds coffee, Chuck’s Gourmet Popcorn, and Silo Baking Co. What an eclectic bunch!


Lastly: the Silos Baking Co! It ain’t any old bakery. This is the bakery that made the absolute sweetest and most moist cupcakes we’ve ever eaten. Seriously! They offer cookies and drinks too. But do not leave there without a cupcake. It will be life changing. Chip’s favorite is the Nuts and Bolts cupcake. We loved the Strawberry one.


Don’t Leave Without


Don’t leave here without completing the following guaranteed-to-be-fun tasks:

-Take a picture under the #milestomagnolia sign

-Eat a cupcake from the bakery

-Buy a shirt to represent Magnola back home

-Relax at a picnic table or on the lawn and people watch

Visit Waco

The Silos can be visited year-round. Waco is a very small town so one day there is plenty. However if you desire to stay longer, consider staying at the one of the two Magnolia Stays. One house you can rent is the “Magnolia House” which was renovated on season three episode four which sleeps 8 people.  The other is the “Hillcrest Estate” which sleeps 12. These book out far in advance so plan your trip early and know that a two night minimum stay is required.


For ideas on other things to do and places to visit in Waco, checkout these two blogs: Wacobound https://wacobound.com/

Waco & The Heart of Texas https://wacoheartoftexas.com/


Magnolia Market at the Silos Details


The Silos property is open Monday-Saturday (closed Sundays)

Hours of the Market: 9am-6pm

Hours of the Bakery: 730am-6pm

Address: 601 WEBSTER AVE, WACO TX 76706

https://magnoliamarket.com/


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I am in the UK and can only imagine fixer-uppers. But The Silos look fascinating and I love Steph’s Silo Selfie

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Love the idea of following up on a cool TV show. It looks like a really neat property and I would definitely enjoy a cupcake there.

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    Jenn and Ed, thanks so much! Yea the cupcakes were amazing.

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Okay I am loving the “Silobration”! What a unique theme and interesting concept. I do agree with you — I love Fixer Upper. HGTV was my show when I was remodeling my home.

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Oh I’ve never heard of the television show “Fixer Upper”, but then again I’m not American… hehe.. But the little town of Waco and the Magnolia Silos look like a fun place to spend a weekend. If we ever visit Texas, we’d certainly consider stopping at the Silos. Until then, we’ll check out that TV show! 🙂

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    Aw, it’s a very popular show here in the US. But thanks for checking out our blog anyways 🙂

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I hadn’t heard of this. My mom loves Fixer Upper ( and cupcakes) I’m going to look into taking her on a surprise trip!

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    Yea you totally should! Its great for a day trip.

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I had never heard of the show before you read it on this post. This place looks like such a unique market to visit. Who would have thought silos would make great backdrops and markets! Adding these markets to the must-visit list.

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    Anita, it’s a great show if you like home renovations. But regardless their shops are super cute.

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Who knew there was something called Silobrations?! What a cool and random thing to have a festival for. Looks like you guys had a grand time.

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    Adelina, yea it was unique! Loved it there.

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Haven’t heard about the fixer uppers but can very well imagine how interesting this Tv show would be. Exploring Magnolia market would be super fun. I would love to buy a shirt; some gift and taste those cupcakes. Your pictures are amazing.

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I’m not a huge TV watcher and not familiar with the show. I did however go to school in Austin and I’m familiar with Waco. It’s nice to read that it is now a tourist attraction with lots to offer. The sound of the cupcakes sound divine. Fun Silo selfie shots!

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