Welcome to Waxahachie Texas - 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!
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THE 45TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD TRAIL. Victorian, Gingerbread, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne are a few architectural styles you'll see in Waxahachie. The 45th Annual Gingerbread Trail celebrates this architecture on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 10 AM to 4 PM. Tour our special selection of five private homes. Get the inside scoop on restoration triumphs and local ghost lore. Visit historically recognized buildings such as the newly restored Ellis County Courthouse, the Ellis County Museum, Sims Library, Ellis County Art Museum and view vintage automobiles parked around the downtown square.
ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION - PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE - Paint Historic Waxahachie Event Dates: 5/27/2013 - 6/2/2013 Reception: 5/31/2013 6pm - 8pm Location: Waxahachie & the surrounding countryside 972-937-3414 Check in: 501 West Main St. Waxahachie TX 75165 http://elliscountyart.net Easels in Ellis County! This 8th annual plein air event showcases the best landscape artists in Texas and surrounding states as they paint Waxahachie's historic downtown and residential districts. Deadline for entry: April 30, 2013
You would think that, with the multitude of barbeque joints in Ellis County, there would be many standouts, but, sadly, there are not. I had heard that Leon's BBQ, new to downtown Waxahachie, was worth a visit. I heard that the restaurant had such a good response that they served until they ran out of BBQ, which happened often and early on an evening. Perhaps this was the holy grail of BBQ I had searched for. And it is.
Located at the corner of West Monroe and Franklin, just west of the square in downtown Waxahachie, Leon's BBQ has already received an award for best reuse of a historic building. My appetite was whetted by the faint wood smoke and meat aroma when we opened our car door. Open at 11:00 am until the meat runs out, they are open Thursday through Sunday. I was advised the best time to go was for lunch, since I could be assured they would still have plenty of meat.
Stolen Moments Inn. A scrapbooking, quilting, stamping and crafting retreat conveniently located in Maypearl, Texas. Six to eight of you can spend your weekend together and have lots of room and lots of fun! They know what you want in a retreat, and can provide it for you and for your friends. Who knows more about what a retreat should be like than a gal who spent ten years looking for the perfect one?
You and your friends will stay in our 1922 Victorian retreat which has been completely renovated and beautifully decorated. Your comfort has been considered in every detail. Because we know you want to have your weekend with your best gal-pals,
we set up our retreat so that you will have the entire house for your group all weekend. YOU choose who attends your retreat. We trust you to put together the best group!
Stolen Moments Inn is located in Maypearl, Texas - a small, quiet town just 30-45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. You can get to us easily from either 35 E out of Dallas or 35 W out of Ft. Worth.
The Crafty Scrapper is one of the fun places located on the Waxahachie Downtown square. If you are a scrap booker this is the place, according to my wife, as they carry a wonderful selection of almost anything you would need for scrap booking. They also offer classes for beginners to the advance have some very knowledgeable store instructors.
"We have gone from 2200 sq. ft of store and 1 croproom to 4500 sq. ft, 2 croprooms, a coffee lounge area, online store, 3 employees, 2 teachers and 8 awesome designers. I am very blessed to have this team of girls and wonderful customers that just make my day when then come in. We try really hard to stay up on the industry, help new scrapbookers and challenge the expert scrapbooker", Carol.
At one time, Waxahachie was home to four nice Bed and Breakfast Inns. At some point, a city ordinance was passed which placed such severe restrictions on the type of events, the number of people and even the number of cars allowed to park at the B&B Inns, it actually was forcing them out of business. These restrictions were so limiting two of the four went out of business. The most famous of these was the Rosemary Mansion, now a private residence. This was a beautiful and historic Bed and Breakfast and would have been a great place to have weddings and such not to mention the historic tourists it would have brought to Waxahachie.