Magnolia’s Silobration 2022 to include roller skating rink as concerts return

Chip and Joanna Gaines plan to “roll” back the clock
Published: Oct. 19, 2022 at 9:59 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Magnolia is ‘skating’ into 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 (sans 2020 due to the pandemic), Magnolia has been hosting a big party called ‘Silobration,’ a yearly celebration of the grand opening of Magnolia Market at the Silos.

The 7th Annual Silobration comes to downtown Waco next week.

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

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

“People will be able to come out, purchase a ticket, rent some skates, roller skate to their hearts content...kind of a 70s moment, which is so fun,” said Gaston.

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

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

The concert Friday night includes Drew and Ellie Holcomb featuring Infinity Song, and JOHNNYSWIM will perform Saturday night, also joined by Infinity Song.

A group visiting the Silos Wednesday from Arizona was disappointed they came the week before the event because they love the ‘culture of Magnolia.’

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

Magnolia officials say they’re proud to showcase Waco and ‘silo-brate’ the Silos’ history every year.

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

While Silobration is free, there are some ticketed events including the nighttime concerts and roller skating.

To purchase tickets, and for more information, go here.