Magnolia’s Silobration 2022 will include a roller skating rink when concerts return

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Magnolia ‘patina’ in the fall season.

“We love fall, it’s one of our favorite seasons here at Magnolia,” said Amy Gaston, Magnolia’s Director of Experiential Marketing.

Every fall since 2015 (without 2020 due to the pandemic), Magnolia has held a big party called “Silobration”, an annual celebration of the official opening of the Magnolia Market at the Silos.

The 7th Annual Silobration is coming to downtown Waco next week.

“Silobration is really a defining moment every year for us where we like to celebrate what happened, and really talk and dream about what’s to come, so it’s kind of our homecoming time,” said Gaston.

This year, Chip and Joanna Gaines plan to “go back” in time: for the first time ever, the Silobration will include a roller rink in the historic Katy Ballpark at the Silos.

“People will be able to go out, buy a ticket, rent skates, roller skate to their heart’s content…kind of a 70s moment, which is so much fun,” Gaston said.

The three-day event is free and open to the public.

“We have about 44 vendors from across the country coming, they’ll be lined up on Webster Avenue for you to shop, see, and really explore some really talented artisans that we’re excited to share with our guests,” Gaston said. “We are thrilled to be back this year with live concerts, these will be our first concerts since 2019.”

Friday night’s concert features Drew and Ellie Holcomb with Infinity Song, and JOHNNYSWIM will perform Saturday night, also joined by Infinity Song.

A group visiting the Silos on Wednesday from Arizona was disappointed that they had come the week before the event because they love the “Magnolia culture”.

“I feel like you walk into this place, and it just shows you what Waco is and what Texas is,” Lauren Spencer said.

Magnolia officials say they are proud to feature Waco and “silo-brate” the silo story every year.

“We’re so honored to just be a conduit for people to visit and then what we hope and encourage is for them to come out and see what local businesses are doing here in Waco,” said Gaston. “As for the silos…we haven’t painted them, they haven’t changed, they look exactly like the year we bought them, and I think that just helps us remember that we’re only a small part of the story of Waco’s history, and we’re just honored to be a part of it.

While Silobration is free, there are a few paid events, including nightly concerts and roller skating.

To buy tickets and for more information, go to here.

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