Waco, Texas will fill with DIYers and shoppers as Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines host their fifth annual “Silobration” this weekend.
The Magnolia Silos in Waco will boast more than 40 artisan vendors, food trucks and concerts by Christian artists Josh Garrels and JOHNNYSWIM, CBN News reports.
Some 40,000 people are expected to attend the weekend event, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.
New this year is the couple’s latest launch, a coffee shop called Magnolia Press. The coffee shop will have a grand opening later, though it had a soft opening earlier this week to prepare for the Silobration.
“It’s a big weekend for Waco,” said Carla Pendergraft, director of marketing for the Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Also just announced for the Waco couple is a new hotel opening in downtown Waco. The couple is planning to renovate and reopen a historic three-story hotel in the city. The hotel is expected to open in 2021.
"We are ready to get started on this icon building downtown, a few blocks away from the Silos. It's going to be a big project, but we cannot wait to restore it to its former glory. There is (sic) so many details about this building that are just gorgeous," Joanna said in an interview.
The couple also sponsors the Magnolia Foundation, which supports charitable organizations that work in youth development, family housing, community work and orphan care.
"I believe that each of us, in every circumstance, has what it takes - that built within the construction of who we are is whatever that moment in time requires," she says. "We all will have trials, we all will have miracles, and because of grace, I believe we have it in us to handle both - no matter what that looks like," Joanna wrote.
The Silobration continues through Saturday. Find details here.
Photo courtesy: Getty Images/Larry Busacca/Staff
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.