Spring at the Silos Recap April 20, 2017 At last year’s Silobration, we tried something a little different and added a vendor fair to the list of activities to spotlight small businesses from all over the country. I loved this part of the Silobration so much, that I decided to host another annual event that was all about our vendor artisans—Spring at the Silos. When we started planning for Spring at the Silos, I wanted to make sure we had a good variety of artisans from all over the country, so we invited just under 80 different groups to come set up all along the streets in front of the property. The vendor fair was my favorite part about this event, and made for a unique shopping experience for all of our visitors. To celebrate spring, we also hosted activities like morning yoga on the lawn, grounds tours and live music. I loved seeing everyone finally get to enjoy our finished grounds. Last spring we were still figuring out how to put the finishing touches on details like seating and landscaping, so it was good to finally see the fruits of hard work. See some of my favorite highlights from this year’s Spring at the Silos below! To make the entrance to the event special, we tied a mix of fresh and dried florals to our wrought iron gate. This was one of my favorite photo-ops. I loved meeting our vendors from all over the country! Our 75 vendors each brought something unique to add to the event—from handmade cutting boards to kids toys and even jewelry, fresh flowers and paper goods—we had a little bit of everything. These artisans brought so much energy and excitement to our grounds. The Alabama Sweet Tea truck came to our Silobration last year, and they became a crowd favorite in no time at all. The whole team was genuinely excited when they agreed to come back for Spring at the Silos! Their line was down the street...but I would've waited twice that long for their tea. Bunches brought so much color to the vendor fair! Plus their converted VW van made the cutest photo-op. Wildfield Paper Co. worked on this live illustration of our bakery during the vendor fair. She is so talented! The clean lines of Lemon Glaze may have been one of my favorite displays. Their candles not only smell amazing, but they make for pretty cute planter pots when you’ve burned through the candle! Hatitude—now that's something I can get on board with. Gigi Pip has everything from fedoras to straw hats to baseball caps. And y’all know there’s nothing I love more than a good hat. Noonday Collections supports artisans from all over the world by employing and supplying fair wages. Their jewelry and apparel are beautiful on their own...but this makes Noonday's designs even sweeter. Ellen Mote and Summer Ellis are two local jewelry artisans here in Waco. I'm so glad they were able to have booths this year. You can shop their designs in the Market and at magnoliamarket.com year-round. Fox hollow Design Co. sold beautiful watercolor prints and postcards. Boyd’s offers a variety of all natural products, like facial mist, bar soap, and facial scrubs, all made from ingredients grown organically from their farm in San Antonio and farms across the US. Fox hollow Design Co. sold beautiful watercolor prints and postcards. Black Oak Art has been a treasured vendor we have worked with for years. Learn more about their story up on the blog, coming soon! For those of you who made the trip to Waco to join us for Spring at the Silos, I hope you had fun celebrating spring with us. Be sure to comment below if you made it out to the event and tell me where you came from! And thank you again to the city of Waco, our vendors and the Magnolia staff for all of your hard work making this happen. Click here for information about the 2018 Spring at the Silos event!