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Spring at the Silos Itinerary

by Magnolia
Published on February 29, 2024

The Magnolia Silos stand in front of a green lawn surrounded by people in Waco, Texas.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably planning a trip to our little corner of Waco, Texas…

We can’t wait to welcome you to our hometown!

The things we value most as a company all come together on this 5.2 acre property in the heart of Waco—quality time with family and friends, delicious food, blooming beauty, good ol’ fashioned fun, and, at the center of it all, space for creating meaningful moments.

Every year in March, we host an annual, free event called Spring at the Silos to welcome the long-awaited season. This year, it’s spanning over two weekends, March 8–9 & 15–16, which is just around the corner! To serve as a starting point for your visit, we’ve put together an itinerary of all things Magnolia and Spring at the Silos. (Psst! Not sure where to start? Download our app for benefits you can use today—plus an interactive map to help you find your way!)

Let’s get into it!

Morning

Whether you’re an early bird or a late riser, there’s plenty to savor, shop, and see in the morning hours at Magnolia.

A white table is filled with brunch foods—like biscuits, orange juice, eggs, and bacon—at Magnolia in Waco, Texas.
Two people shop for antiques and vintage finds inside Magnolia Market.
An artist draws while sitting on the lawn at Magnolia in Waco, Texas.
  • Fuel up for the fun ahead with a delicious breakfast at Magnolia Table (just an 8-minute drive from the Silos). We recommend making your reservation 1–2 weeks in advance, but you can also order to-go from our full menu onlineOpens in new tab—or check out our Take Away Market if you’re in a hurry.
  • Head to Magnolia Market to explore our curated product collections and beautiful spring displays. If your shopping tote gets a little heavy, no worries—we can ship your things home for you!
  • Walk downstairs in the Market to check out Found & Collected, one-of-a-kind antique and vintage finds, and The Sale Shop featuring scratch and dent items sold at a discount.
  • Just for Spring at the Silos, we’ve invited some talented artists to create beautiful things in real time around the property. Here’s a peek at who’s joining us this year: Rayah Hope CreativeOpens in new tab (modern characters and custom portraits), Shealeen LouiseOpens in new tab (botanical watercolor paintings), Tabitha PaigeOpens in new tab (landscapes and wildlife paintings), and DoodleboothOpens in new tab (hand-drawn minimalist portraits).
  • Find a seat on the lawn to enjoy some live music from the Silos stage. See the schedule here.
  • Say “cheese!” for one of our wandering polaroid photographers.
  • Get tattooed (temporarily) at the station just past the patio behind Magnolia Press.

Afternoon

Midday check-in! Consider resting up in the shade or grabbing a treat from our cozy corner coffee shop to fuel up for more fun.

Four people shop and stroll with the Magnolia Silos in the background.
Two boys play a game of Wiffle ball at Magnolia's Katy Ballpark in Waco, Texas.
Three people sit inside The Old Church at Magnolia in Waco, Texas.
  • Join our friends from Fabled BookshopOpens in new tab for readings of Jo’s children’s books, We are the Gardeners and The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be, happening at 12pm and 2:30pm (Friday + Saturday) on the lawn outside the garden.
  • Grab a picnic lunch from Magnolia Table at Concessions, then lace up for a pick-up game of Wiffle ball at our historic field, Katy Ballpark.
  • Walk through the inspiring room scenes curated inside Magnolia Home, then shop for pieces to turn that inspiration into reality in your own space.
  • Shop and stroll through all six of our boutique-inspired Shops at the Silos.
  • Take a pause in The Old Church and say hi to poet Scott Andrew JamesOpens in new tab for a free custom poem—written just for you!
  • Make time for an afternoon pick-me-up at Magnolia Press. (We recommend a cup of coffee paired with our Magnolia Press Chocolate Cake.)
  • Stop by Our Spare ChangeOpens in new tab on the Magnolia Press patio for a permanent bracelet or necklace. Once chosen and customized, their team will solder it together on your wrist or neck as a keepsake.
  • Watch handcrafted pieces take shape during a live pottery session with Black Oak ArtOpens in new tab, happening 10am and 1pm (Friday + Saturday) near the historic barn.

Evening

Winding down the day surrounded by good company is our kind of evening. From dinner at the food trucks to rooftop views, we have a few ideas on how to cap off a day well spent.

A group of four people enjoy a meal sitting at a picnic table at Magnolia. A black and white striped canopy shades the table.
A family strolls through Magnolia's garden with a silo in the background.
Two women pose on the rooftop of Magnolia Market in front of the Silos.
  • Enjoy an early dinner from one of the many food trucks. See the full lineup.
  • Take an after-dinner walk through our garden to see what’s blooming.
  • Send a postcard to a friend back home—or sit and color for a while at the shaded picnic tables under the historic barn (directly across from the Silos).
  • Commemorate your trip with a stop at our photo booth.
  • Catch the beginning of the sunset on the roof of Magnolia Market. Purchase rooftop passes here.Opens in new tab
  • Grab a cupcake from Silos Baking Co. on your way out—and order a few extra to save for later!

Staying the whole weekend?

A guest room inside Hotel 1928—including two beds, a leather chair, neutral carpet, striped wallpaper, two large windows, and other vintage-inspired elements.

Extend your visit to Waco with a stay at Chip and Jo’s most recent fixer upper, Hotel 1928Opens in new tab, then meet us back at the Silos for another full day of fun! If you’re looking to learn more about the Silos property, or explore a century-old castle, we offer guided tours daily—and you can purchase tickets here.

As a friendly reminder, all Magnolia locations are closed on Sundays. If you’re sticking around town through the weekend, we encourage you to explore all our city has to offer. We’ve compiled a few go-to spots in our Waco City Guide, but feel free to venture out and discover your own favorite places, too.


PLAN YOUR TRIP

Whether you’re local to Waco or traveling from far and wide, we hope you feel right at home here during your time with us—and that you leave feeling inspired to make space for meaningful moments wherever you wander next.

Follow us @visitmagnoliaOpens in new tab for real-time updates straight from the Silos! To share your smiles with us, remember to tag us and use the hashtag #VisitMagnolia when you post!