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Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Things to do in Waco this Weekend

October 24-27

5 years ago

By Caroline Yablon

It feels amazing outside! Fall weather has finally arrived making it the perfect weekend to get out and enjoy all the fun activities that Waco has to offer! From corn mazes and rodeos to lacing up your running shoes to dressing up for a good cause at the Hope Gala, there is something for everyone. Be sure to tag us (@Wacoan) on social media and use #WacoWeekend to let us know what fun stuff you guys are up to.


Through the weekend

Get ready to make memories and enjoy the epitome of fall fun at Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch! They have everything from hayrides, a pumpkin bounce pad and a corn maze to cow roping, giant Jenga hamster wheels and more. Oh, and of course they have a huge variety of pumpkins to choose from. And don’t forget to capitalize on the photo ops! There are a variety of places for pictures all around the farm. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10a.m. to 6p.m. until November 3, admission costs $10 for all persons 3 and older and free for children under 3. Admission includes all activities. For more information, visit the farm’s Facebook page.
Cheer on your favorite cowgirl at the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association World Finals this weekend! It will be an exciting competition to see some of the greatest women rodeo athletes like Mary Burger and Kelsie Chace competing at the second-largest event for WPRA. There will be competitions happening Thursday through Sunday at the Extraco Events Center. Click here for the full event schedule.


Did you know that 1 in 10 babies will be born prematurely? The March of Dimes works to find causes and prevention of premature birth. You can support the mission by attending the 2019 March of Dimes Signature Chefs at the Waco Convention Center at 6p.m. Top culinary artists from Waco, Temple and Killeen will create an epic food experience for everyone to enjoy! Proceeds from ticket sales and the auction benefit The March of Dimes. For tickets and more click here.
A free show is the best kind of show! Spend your Thursday night supporting the Baylor Opera Theater as graduate students from Baylor University School of Music’s Voice Division perform, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s 1762 opera, “Orfeo ed Euridice.” All are welcome to enjoy this incredible performance at Roxy Grove Hall from 7:30-9:30p.m.
Live music:
Live Music, The Grape Wine Bar & Bistro, 7-9p.m.
The Bulletboys Live, the Backyard, 9p.m.
Josh Turner live at the Waco Hippodrome with Mama Dear, 7-11p.m.


Why eat an ordinary dinner when you can eat a mysterious one? Join Brazos Theatre as they put on A Magical Murder Mystery Dinner. It is actor-led and with a special holiday coming up, the dinner murder mystery is Halloween themed. So, come in your favorite costume and get ready for not your average dinner date that ends in murder. Catered by Hilton Waco at the Brazos Theatre at 6:30p.m., Tickets range from $28.50 to $32.50 and can be purchased here.
Live Music:
Grape Wine Bar & Bistro, 7-9p.m.
Midnight Mustangs, 5J Dance Hall, 8 p.m. to midnight



Good morning Waco, it’s a good day to have a good day. And what better way to celebrate than to head on over to the Waco Downtown Farmers Market. It’s a great excuse to get together with friends and grab a bite to eat from the delicious vendors and shop around for things that you don’t normally see on your daily Target run. Also, this is a good weekend to bring your children because there will be pumpkin carving by Circle Hardware Supply and other fun events planned! The market is open from 9a.m. to 1p.m.
You get to be an anchor in helping provide resources for families adopting children through Nightlight Christian Adoptions by attending the 14th Annual Hope Gala. You have the option of sponsoring a table or purchasing an individual ticket. The event is held at the Baylor Club, where you will enjoy dinner while being inspired by stories from families who have been touched by adoption. There will also be auctions, raffles and special drawings. The event is from 6-9p.m. To learn more or to reserve a table click here.

Lace up your sneakers for breast cancer awareness month at the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Waco Walk. Nationally, the series of walks not only raises funds for cancer research, celebrates cancer survivorship and honors victims, but it also grants aid to local healthcare groups. The walk begins at Brazos Park East and registration opens at 7a.m. Click here to register.

Grab the kiddos and head over to the third annual McLane Stadium Spooktacular presented by Lowe’s of Waco starting at 5:30p.m. Families and friends are encouraged to come enjoy trick or treating, fun games, face painting and even compete in a costume contest on the 100-level concourse! Come in your favorite character and get ready for a spooky night on the field where the undefeated Baylor Bears play! Admission costs $5 for adults, $10 for kids (ages 2-16) and a family 4-pack of tickets is just $25! Click here to buy tickets!
Live Music:
Kissing Tree Vineyards, 7-10 p.m.
Mike and the Moonpies, Smiley’s Country Club, 9-11:30 p.m.
George Dearborne, 5J Dance Hall, 9 p.m.


Cheer on Waco athletes and those traveling in for The Bicycle World Texas Ironman 70.3 today outside of Indian State Park. These athletes have been training for months for this competition and need all the support to conquer the 70.3 obstacles and try to fill the 40 spots for the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupō, New Zealand. For information about the course navigator here!