Waxahachie Texas Welcome
The Downtown Square in Waxahachie, with its charming turn-of-the-century architecture and friendly people, is truly a time capsule of an era long since past. One can easily take a step back, for just a little while, to a place and time when values were a little clearer and life a little simpler. Waxahachie offers the visitor this opportunity to use their imagination to go back to another era such as turn of the century 1905, or perhaps the roaring 1920's by just walking the downtown square. Your imagination is your only limitation!
Presented by the Waxahachie Community Theatre
Waxahachie Community Theatre announces performances of the Broadway classic "Hello, Dolly!" starring Lisa Sanders as Dolly and Joe Langley as Horace Vandergelder. The 42-member cast of local talent also features musical performances by Albert Love as Cornelius, Caleb Pieterse as Barnaby, Cheryl Langley as Irene, and Danielle Chambers as Minnie Fay.
2015 The Blue Bonnet Season
The State Flower of Texas is in full bloom. Ennis, Texas has a wonderful Blue Bonnet Festival every year with a beautiful country Blue Bonnet tour drive.
Bluebonnet Trails Festival April 18-19
Enjoy 2 days of Arts and Crafts, Bluebonnet Souvenirs, Children's Activities, Exciting Live Music and scenic country rides taking in all the beautiful wildflowers with our Bluebonnet Trails Map. FREE ADMISSION!
2015 Antique American Independent Automobile Show Saturday, April 18th, during the 2015 Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival, the North Texas Studebaker Club will host an Antique American Independent Automobile (AAIA) show of cars and trucks manufactured by extinct corporations from days gone by, i.e. Packard, Kaiser, Graham, Nash, Hupmobile, Hudson , Studebaker, etc. Public viewing is schedule between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm on North Main Street West , between Belknap and Baylor Streets in downtown Ennis.
Waxahachie Community Easter Egg Hunt
FREE! 8th Annual Waxahachie Community Easter Egg Hunt. April 4, 2015 from 11am to 12pm Getzendaner Park
This event is for children ages 0 to 12. Children are grouped by age so everyone has a chance to gather eggs. Lots of candy and golden prize eggs. Prize eggs win baskets to bikes! Separate gathering area for special needs children.
For all who have asked, the actual hunt should start about 11:15 - 11:20 and will be over by noon.
Get Ready for the
47th Annual Gingerbread Tour of Homes
June 2015 - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM - Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
The Gingerbread Trail invites you to participate in its renewal of the Antique Market located in the Chautauqua Auditorium Building. The Gingerbread Trail Home Tour has been a tradition in Waxahachie for 47 years and coupled with the market …it is the biggest week-end in our community!
Arts and Crafts and Antiques Fair - Plein Air Painting "Paint Historic Waxahachie" - Gingerbread Trail Antique Market The Antique Market is in the historic open-air Chautauqua auditorium in Getzendaner Park along with the arts and crafts in the park. We will pass out flyers at Round Top and Warrenton Antiques Shows to get out the word on our upcoming event as well as advertisements in local and regional magazines.
WAXAHACHIE'S UNIQUE 1902 CHAUTAUQUA AUDITORIUM
The Waxahachie Chautauqua Auditorium, an unusual octagonal 2500-seat open-air auditorium, was built in 1902 to accommodate the throngs of people attending the annual Chautauqua Assemblies. In the mid-1970s, the decaying and almost demolished auditorium was resurrected and restored through the efforts of local citizens and remains today a monument to the Chautauqua history of Waxahachie. It has been awarded a Texas Historical Marker and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only known original Chautauqua building surviving in Texas.
WAXAHACHIE CHAUTAUQUA TODAY
Since its revival in 2000, the Waxahachie Chautauqua has come alive again in the form of an annual one-day Assembly held the last Saturday in September. Educational, inspirational and entertaining programs are presented by respected scholars, artists and teachers in the restored Chautauqua Auditorium, in old-fashioned tents, and in the surrounding pastoral shaded setting of Getzendaner Park.
El Mexicano Grill
This restaurant run by the Huerta family is a recent addition to the scene in downtown Waxahachie, TX. Located at 114 E. Franklin Street, it is at the other end of the block from the Ellis County Museum. It is just the right size, beautifully decorated, and has a nice ambience about it.
The menu is extensive and the plates are large, so bring your appetite. A standout was the Carne Guisada, a Mexican-style beef stew. The large tender chunks of beef were perfectly tender in a luscious red gravy. The Spanish rice is the old Mexico style and a great compliment to the stew. Served along with refried beans, salad and guacamole, it is a bargain at $7.99. They also serve margarita, pin coladas, domestic and imported beers.
The Burleson House, Yep It's Haunted
Burleson House, (located at 1206 West Main Street in Waxahachie, Texas), was the original headquarters of T.W. Burleson & Son's Pure Honey (a family-owned business), which was established in 1907 by Thomas William Burleson. Today, Burleson's Honey has a reputation for being one of the top ten honey brands in the United States and the oldest and largest honey packer in the Southwest. The house was built in 1915 and it is said to be haunted by several long-departed ghosts from its past.
The Rogers Hotel
Several years back, the owner of the Rogers Hotel said he believed that the historic hotel was haunted. He then proceeded to tell me about this incident with his maintenance man. When the owner arrived at the hotel one morning he could not find the maintenance man. When he finally found him, the man had locked himself in his room and would not come out. After talking with him through the door, he finally convinced the man to calm down and open the door and tell him what was wrong.
The maintenance man said that the previous night there was a knock on his door. When he opened the door a stranger was standing there. He was surprised because the hotel was still undergoing renovation and this area was off limits to the public. The man was wearing old dusty clothes that appeared to be from another era.
The Webb Gallery
A Downtown Jewel
Webb Gallery was born in Waxahachie, Texas in 1987. What started as a passion for old handmade items such as painted or repaired objects, fraternal lodge items, tramp art, memory jugs, and quilts, became a continuous quest for the unusual. The Webbs have been crisscrossing Texas, the South, and the Midwest in search of the miraculous for more than a decade.
In 1989, the Webbs began the inevitable evolution of searching for self-taught artists to collect their creations and document their stories. In addition to obsessively collecting, Bruce & Julie lecture and curate exhibits in schools, universities, and museums across the country.