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Top 7 Things to Do in Waco This Weekend

Sept. 17-20

4 years ago

By Anna Tabet

It’s the last weekend of Summer, but the fun certainly doesn’t have to end! Enjoy the resiliency of the warm weather and the oncoming fall tones with everything from a visit to a farm to a walk around an outdoor market. And don’t forget to share some local Baylor pride at the football kickoff game!

Plan ahead with our events calendar at And when out and about, be sure to tag us (@Wacoan) on social media and use the #WacoWeekend!


1. The Baylor Bears Football team is kicking off another nail biting season Saturday at 11 a.m. against the University of Houston at McLane Stadium. The game is sure to be an interesting start to an even more interesting season. For available tickets, visit this link. If you’d prefer to cheer on the Bears from the comfort of your home, the game will be streaming on Fox!

2. Eastside Market has returned with all of your favorite local vendors! At Brotherwell Brewery Sunday from 12-5 p.m., you’ll be sure to find some unique art pieces, enjoy delicious food, listen to live music and maybe even grab a drink or two.

3. Grab your friends and head over to the Waco Hippodrome for a Saturday night overflowing with craft beer and food pairings with the Beer & Food Festival by Waco Ale Co. from 6-8:30 p.m. Each of the seven craft beer tastings is expertly paired with a bite to eat and sure to leave you full and content. Tickets cost $40 per person. For more information and tickets, visit this link.

4. Has quarantine made you want to pick up a new artistic endeavor? Well then this Pottery Night at Maker’s Edge might be perfect for you. This Friday from 6-9 p.m., pottery lovers of all different skill levels are welcome for a night of socially-distanced art making. Must be 16 years of age or older to attend, unless accompanied by an adult. $15 for non-members and $5 for members. Visit this link for more information.

5. The Waco Downtown Farmers Market provides another Saturday full of fresh vegetables, local food trucks, bath products, and so much more. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the McLennan County Courthouse and the ALICO building, find details on the website here.
6. Being at home doesn’t always have to mean sitting on the couch and starting another new season of a show on Netflix. In fact, you can be active online through Move East Waco’s Virtual Workouts every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7 p.m. Join them this Thursday on Facebook for an hour long Boxing lesson.

7. Nothing rings in Fall quite like a fun-filled day on a farm! Starting this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Robinson Family Farm has you covered for all of your fall event needs including a pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals, and endless photo ops. Ticket prices are $9.95 per person online and $12.95 at the gate. Learn more and purchase tickets ahead of time at this link.

Live Music

The Powell Brothers, The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill, 9 p.m., $15 online, $20 at the door
Tea Aguilar, Waco Hippodrome, 7 p.m.
Clean Slate, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Hewitt, 6:30 p.m.
Curtis Grimes, The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill, 8 p.m., $15 online, $20 at the door