Thursday, March 16, 2017

Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco with the kids

If you watch Fixer Upper on HGTV you know all about Chip and Joanna Gaines. Well did you know their store Magnolia at the Silos is less than 2 hours away from Austin.   Located at 601 Webster Ave in Waco, Texas just a few miles off the freeway.  You can drive up for the day and back or better stop in on your way to or from Dallas.

Their hours are:
Market - Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM
Bakery - Monday - Saturday 7:30 AM - 6 PM
Sunday - Closed

There is free parking connected to the Silos. The entrance is on 8th street by CrossFit.  There is limited street parking.  If the connected free parking lot is full park at the free Silo District Trolley. 

Magnolia Market is a home goods store that sells vases, pillows, rugs, paint, wall signs, jewelry etc.   You can spend time looking around this store while your husband watched the kids on the lawn.



The lawn is a giant AstroTurf area for kids to run around.  There are swings, corn hole, foot balls and blocks you can borrow and play with.   You can also grab a bottle of water or some yummy Cinnamon Toast or Salted Caramel popcorn right next to this area.


Further back there are tables with covers for shade and a variety of Food Trucks:

  • Milo - Biscuit Sandwiches and burgers
  • Co-town Crepes - Crepes
  • Cheddar Box - Gourmet Grilled Cheeses
  • Viteks - BBQ
  • 900 Pizzeria - Pizza
  • Luna Juice - Juice
  • Club Sandwich - Vietnamese rice bowls
  • H.O.T. DOG HOUSE - Hot Dogs
  • Silos Baking Co. - An airstream trailor selling the same Joanna Gaines cupcakes as the Silo Baking company but with out the line. 
  • Common Grounds - Coffee
  • Chuck's Popcorn - Popcorn

The Trashcan Rice Bowl

Magnolia Seed & Supply is an area with an garden and shop.  This shop sells gardening tools and pots, flower-growing kits and fairy garden supplies.  I picked up a fairy garden mailbox. 


Finally, the newly renovated Silos Baking Company.   You can see the episode about this cupcake bakery with Joanna's personal recipes on Season 4 Episode 10.   Every time I go I make sure to grab some of her cupcakes.  They are delicious.  I like the Shiplap and Lemon Lavender ones. 


They have bathrooms too.   This is a great day trip or stop.  Remember that this show is very popular and the Silos gets a lot of visitors.   I recommend going mid week.  Weekends and holidays like spring break can be very crowded. 

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