Magnolia Market Travel Guide — We’re sharing our travel tips and must-see places if you’re heading to Waco, Texas to visit Magnolia Market!
If you’re fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV Fixer Upper (we are!), then their Magnolia Market at the Silos should be on your bucket list.
Their property, Magnolia, consists of four main areas — The Market, Silos Baking Co, and Seed + Supply.
There is also Magnolia Table, which is their highly sought after restaurant that is located about 10 minutes from Magnolia Market just off of the interstate, but totally worth the extra strop!
You can definitely spend a weekend in Waco, Texas and visit other staples from our Waco Travel Guide. However, we highly recommend dedicating a day just for Magnolia. It’s the reason for our multiple road trips to Waco!
Navigating this popular tourist destination can be a bit overwhelming on a popular weekend, but our guide in Texas Monthly gives you all the tips and places not to miss when visiting Magnolia.
Here are some of our favorite spots we highlighted in the Texas Monthly article!…
THE MARKET AT MAGNOLIA
The Market is the retail side of Magnolia where visitors can shop. It’s filled with all of your favorite Magnolia home goodies — I’m looking at you Magnolia home bedding! — and you’ll want to carve out some time for this.
There can be a bit of a wait getting into the shop, but if you arrive about 30 to 45 minutes before the Market opens, you can still walk through the property or sit at the picnic tables with a cup of coffee from Magnolia Baking Co. while you beat the crows. Food truck options, and photo-ops galore!
We purposely planned our Texas Monthly trip to coincide with Magnolia’s Experience the Silos event. The annual spring event welcomes more than 100 artisan makers and small business owners for a free vendor fair. And you know we never miss a chance to shop!
The Market also features a huge lawn to picnic and lounge amongst live entertainment. There’s also a whiffle ball field and plenty of food trucks on the property. We highly recommend arriving in the morning to snag a spot in the lawn if you’re there for lounging!
Magnolia is super family-friendly so we always take Gwen along. She definitely approved of Cheddar Box, a food truck specializing in grilled cheeses.
There’s always a rotation of restaurants in the food truck park, but Cheddar Box is a permanent staple at Magnolia. All their ingredients are locally sourced from Waco vendors.
There were so many touches of Chip and Joanna’s design details. Every spot was picturesque and Instagram worthy! Don’t forget to snap a photo in front of the Silos by the Magnolia sign.
We miss their TV show, but visiting the Silos makes it seem like they’ve never left.
SILOS BAKING CO AT MAGNOLIA
The Silos Baking Co is Joanna’s dream child. There’s always a line, but trust us, it’s worth the wait. The famous bakeshop alone should be enough reason for a visit. Silos Baking Co. features Joanna’s personal recipes and favorite breads, pastries and sweets.
Obviously, the sweets were our top pick. We indulged in one too many of their “Nuts & Bolts” cupcakes.
Imagine a dessert with vanilla cake filled with pecans and walnuts and topped with a cream cheese icing. Is that something you can only have one of?!?
Another top contender to order are the homemade biscuits with strawberry butter! It’s a total Southern classic menu item.
If you’re running short on time or just hate lines, there is a mobile Silos Baking Co airstream with a limited menu.
MAGNOLIA SEED + SUPPLY
The Seed + Supply is Joanna’s vision of a garden space. The shop sells gardening tools, flower-growing kits for the kiddos, fairy garden supplies, and unique vessels to plant in. There’s also an adorable greenhouse next door.
Your kids will love being able to make their own fairy garden. Gwen did try her hand at gardening so hopefully, she’ll have a better green thumb than us!
Again, the photo ops here and everywhere are endless.
Magnolia Table is Chip and Jo’s sit-down restaurant. Most of the food comes from their farm garden, including the eggs from Joanna’s chickens!
The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, and with a baby, it may be difficult timing lunch. Thankfully, there’s also a takeaway version of Magnolia Table on the side of the building.
There is a sitting area and small shop for quick bites if you decide not to dine-in before you head home. Clearly we were totally serious about Magnolia Market being family-friendly!
We’ve never had a Fixer Upper siting in previous trips, but Joanna Gaines was slated to make an appearance to celebrate her launch of her new children’s book,We Are the Gardners and we weren’t going to pass up a chance to see her! And of course, that was the highlight and best way to end the weekend.
This is one of many of Magnolia’s ticketed events after their grounds close. Make sure to check their site for a schedule of events.
THE MAGNOLIA MANIFESTO
Of all heroic pursuits large or small, we believe there may be none greater than a life well loved. ‒ Magnolia Manifesto
Chip and Joanna set out to create the Magnolia Market by always following their manifesto. It’s definitely a labor of love that is worth the trek to the Silos. Thank you Texas Monthly for having us feature one of our favorite Waco places!
FAQ ABOUT THE MAGNOLIA MARKET
Where is Magnolia Market located?
Magnolia is located at the Silos in Waco, Texas at 601 Webster Avenue. The Silos encompasses two blocks of downtown and Chip and Joanna Gaines took on the 10.4 million dollar expansion to renovate it into the Magnolia Market.
Where can you park at Magnolia Market?
There’s a free parking lot connected to the grounds. If it fills up, you can just take the free Silo District Trolley in.
When can I visit Magnolia Market?
Magnolia Market is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm. You can still walk the grounds early before the businesses open.
We typically get there around 8:30am to beat the crowd. The Market and restaurants are closed on Sunday’s. There are ticketed after-hours events.