Last month, our family made a trip out to Houston, Texas to visit family and while we were there, made the drive to Waco to explore the empire that Chip and Joanna Gains have created at the Silos. Magnolia Market has been high on my bucket list so visiting was a dream come true. It was nothing short of meeting all of my expectations plus some. I’m excited to share a sneak peak inside Magnolia and some tips if you ever make the trip there as well!
I wanted to buy every single thing at Magnolia Market but because we flew, I only came home with a t-shirt and a dish towel. Inside of the market is a Fed-Ex to ship back anything you buy that won’t fit in your luggage. I have heard that it can be almost as much as the item you bought to ship it, so instead I decided to just shop their site.
Items I’m Loving??
One of my favorite parts about the Silos was the food trucks! I wanted to try something from every single truck but folks it was HOT that day and the only thing that sounded amazing was this watermelon slushy pictured below.
While it may seem like it’s only things for adults, there is definitely a few things for the kiddos! Wooden swings, grass to play football on or sit in their beanbags, fairy gardens created in the gardens by Joanna, and lets not forget the cupcakes in the bakery.
The bakery may have been my favorite part of the Silos. We went on a Monday and waited in line for about 30 minutes. Which in the heat seemed like an eternity…however, a worker in the bakery told us that actually 30 minutes is nothing because on weekends the line can be up to a 2 hour wait!! She gave a little insiders tip that Wednesdays and Thursdays are the slowest days at the Silos and to avoid the weekends if you can.
I’ll take one of each please!
One last tip I have is for parking when you go to the Silos. When you first pull up to the Silos there are many parking lots owned by other companies trying to get you to pay for parking but the Silos has free parking on 8th street. We almost paid for a parking spot (with a bit of a walk to the Silos as well) until a friend we went with told us drive past the Silos and turn on 8th street for their free parking.
We had the best time at the Silos and can’t wait to go back someday. I think it would be really fun to go back during their spring or summer pop-up shop events or the Silobration in October! Or just on a Wednesday or Thursday so that I can just get right to the cupcakes!
Hope you are all having a great summer so far!