Our 4th Annual Silobration October 26, 2018 Nearly sixteen years ago, Magnolia Market was just a dream scribbled down on a memo pad. One year later, we opened the doors to our “Little Shop” for the very first time on a sunny morning in October. Every year around Magnolia’s anniversary, I get nostalgic thinking about where it all began. For us, Silobration is kind of like a homecoming and birthday party all wrapped into one big event—a time when we reflect back on where it all started and also celebrate where we’re headed. We wanted to share a few highlights from the weekend! This year’s forecast called for rain all weekend, but on Friday night the rain cleared just in time for our nighttime concert, and the weather on Saturday couldn’t have been better! We welcomed artisans from all over the country to set up shop at this year’s vendor fair. Shopping these talented vendors’ booths is something I look forward to every year. A big thank you to each and every vendor who traveled to Silobration to share your gifts and talents with us! Take a look at the full list of our Silobration vendors, linked here. Both evenings, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors opened up our nighttime concert. We are big fans of theirs and we loved seeing them live at the Silos! Chip made the quite the entrance—let’s just say he’s really excited about the 2nd annual Silo District Marathon next April! Another really special part of the evening was Chipstarter. This year he invited 12 finalists to Silobration out of the 3,500 people who submitted their dreams to him last month. From adopting babies to purchasing updated classroom furniture, these 12 dreamers each had something big that they wanted to accomplish. We were honored to be a launching pad for each of these 12 finalists’ dreams! See all of this year’s winners here. And to top it all off, our friends Abner and Amanda of Johnnyswim sang for us and put on the best show! They’ve performed every year at Silobration and we’re honored to have them back celebrating with us. On Saturday night, they even performed their last few songs in the middle of the crowd—it was such a fun way to end the weekend. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Silobration without a confetti ending! It’s truly hard to put into words our thoughts and feelings after an event like this. We are so grateful for our team here at Magnolia who plans for months so that we can put on Silobration. To our guests who traveled near and far to celebrate with us, rain or shine, thank you for being a part of this with us. We hope to see you next year!