Magnolia Market at the Silos: What to Expect

Fixer Upper may have ended, but the Magnolia brand is just getting started. They’ve already built an empire with their storefront and online site, realty company, restaurant, bakery, vacation rentals, and magazine. What’s next? Looks like their own television network.

Magnolia Market is a must-see for Fixer Upper fans and home decor fanatics. It brings me back to the episode where Joanna was describing her vision for the silos to Chip. Well let me tell you – that vision came to life! Last May, I had the opportunity to see everything in person – the silos, store, bakery, and seed supply – and it did not disappoint. Spring is a beautiful time to visit Magnolia Market at the Silos!

If you’re interested in visiting Magnolia Market in Waco, but you aren’t sure what to expect when you’re there, let me break it all down for you.

Magnolia Market: What is it?

The main feature of visiting Magnolia Market at the Silos is the Magnolia Market store. As you can imagine, there is mostly farmhouse decor items you would see in Fixer Upper homes with Joanna’s touch: wooden crates, faux greenery, ceramic mugs and plates, tea towels, candles, and metal signs. Some of these items can be purchased online through the Magnolia website, but many are unique to their brick and mortar store.

A short walk past the silos will take you by beautiful garden beds with a variety of herbs, vegetable and fruit plants. Magnolia Seed Supply is a small retail space for the gardener with things like seeds, watering cans, plant containers, gardening tools, gloves, etc. If this outdoor space and shop don’t inspire you to plant something new, I don’t know what will! The gardens are immaculate. All the plants are labeled with small chalkboards, so you know what they are currently growing. Check out the photos I took below…

If you don’t plan on grabbing food at Magnolia Table (only a short drive away), there are various food trucks all lined up on the outside of the large lawn area. They serve things like BBQ, sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza, and sweet tea. I remember having a drink but I didn’t try any of the food – it all looked good though!

There are picnic tables under shade and a large lawn area for plenty of seating. They also have yard style games like cornhole or potato sack races, which is a pretty awesome idea to have outside a shopping store.

The Silos Baking Company is the last piece of the puzzle to visit on your way out (or in if you want a pastry beforehand). Sadly, we peeked through the window but didn’t get to visit because the line to get in the door was hours long! I would have loved to try a bacon and cheddar biscuit or a nuts and bolts cupcake. Maybe next time! If you want to see some stunning pictures of Magnolia Market at the Silos, check out their website!

Visitor Tips

It’s the perfect day trip. Even the biggest Fixer Upper fan can easily see everything here within a full day. If you want to do some local shopping, there are antiques and restaurants within walking distance from Magnolia Market at the Silos.

Commit to visiting early. If that doesn’t work for you, don’t show up until later in the day. It’s not going to be as enjoyable to shop around when you can barely walk through the store due to the crowds. If you go during peak times, there will be a long line to check out if you buy anything.

There is a free parking lot but it fills up fast. Otherwise there is plenty of street parking in Waco that is walking distance.

Don’t forget about visiting the Little Shop on Bosque, which was the original home of Magnolia Market. I wish we would have made it there! The Magnolia website says they offer “slightly damaged and last chance items at a discount.”

Author: Kelley Spencer

Kelley is a Christian author, gardener, recovering perfectionist, overthinker, mental health advocate and mother of two boys (and one angel) living in the Midwest. She loves tacos, being active outside and planning weekend getaways. Her story, Radical Obedience, was published by Dayspring in Sweet Tea for the Soul. Kelley has God-sized dreams of publishing several books and Bible Studies designed to reach others for Christ in their most vulnerable, painful circumstances.

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