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10 Things to do in Waco This Weekend

November 27-December 1

2 weeks ago

By Caroline Yablon

Happy Thanksgiving Waco! With so much to be thankful for, we have gathered the top 10 events in Waco this week that the whole family can enjoy such as Homestead Fair, the Waco Turkey Trot and Santa at the Silos! Check out our list or find even more fun events on our Events Calendar or our monthly Short List in November’s issue. Be sure to tag us (@Wacoan) on social media and use #WacoWeekend to let us know what fun stuff you guys are up to.

 
1. Need a fun activity after Thanksgiving that the whole family can enjoy? Come out to 32nd Homestead Fair at Homestead Heritage Friday through Sunday, where there will be a whole lot of homemade food, shopping, craft demonstrations, music, children’s activities and so much more. Learn more about Homestead Heritage their fair here.
 
2. Texas country native, Wade Bowen, and special guest Shea Abshier will be performing a holiday show Friday at The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20-$25 and can be purchased here.
 
3. Before you munch on your favorite Thanksgiving dishes and desserts, gather your family and friends and run the Waco Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Thursday at 8:30 a.m. The run is in Downtown Waco and rumor has it you will be served a warm delicious cinnamon roll after the from the locally owned bakery, Baked Bliss. Registration is $40 per person and you can sign up here.
 
4. While you’re at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market Saturday morning grabbing a bite to eat from the assortment of local vendors and artisans or stocking up on fresh meats and veggies from local farms, check out Act Locally Waco’s fundraiser. They will be selling copies of “Miss Bean’s New Fangled Nursery Rhymes” for $10. The market and fundraiser is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
5. The best way to recoup from the holidays is through laughter, so come on out to Brazos Theatre’s Stand Up Comedy Battle Friday night from 8-11 p.m. where eight local comedians will battle out their comedic talent on the stage for the top prize. Tickets cost $10 and go fast so get yours here before they sell out!
 
6. Support your favorite Waco shops by shopping during Small Business Saturday. There will be great deals and steals that you won’t want to miss out on! Be sure to have Wacoan’s #ShopWaco destination shopping guide and map handy!
 
7. Come get educated on American’s adoption of Prohibition, liquor laws, the changing role of liquor and so much more at the traveling exhibit, “Spirited: Temperance, Prohibition and Soda Pop” at the Dr. Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute. The exhibit is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 and Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m. Tickets costs $6-$10.
 
8. It’s your last chance to check out the exhibition, “Charles Wallis: Expressionist Landscapes,” at the Kieran-Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery Thursday and Friday 1-6 p.m. or Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It is a free exhibit so come see what it’s all about!
 
9. Celebrating Christmas in the Country in downtown Lorena Saturday 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and there will be plenty of shopping available before and after. Find custom quilts, bags, art, crafts and so much more! For more information, click here.
 
10. Santa is at Magnolia Silos for the holidays so make your wish list and come get your photo taken with him. He will be there every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Dec 21, just in time to go back home to the North Pole to make all the toys!
 

Live music:


 
Thursday:
Live music at The Grape, 7-9 p.m.
 
Friday:
Guitarist Chuck Jennings, Cultivate 7Twelve, 7-9 p.m.
Wade Bowen, Backyard Bar Stage & Grill, 8:30 p.m., $20-$25
Live music at The Grape, 7-9 p.m.
Kissing Trees Vineyards, 7-10 p.m.
 
Saturday:
JD Hicks and the H.O.T. Road Gang, Rocky’s Roadhouse, 2-6 p.m.
Gordon Collier Band (country), Elk Hall, 7:30 p.m
Kissing Trees Vineyards, 7-10 p.m.
Ed Leonard, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop ( Hewitt), 6-9 p.m.
Eric & Thomas, Blue Dog Wine & Martini Bar, 8 p.m.

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