WACO, Texas — The Magnolia Silos in Waco Spring at the Silos event began Thursday morning.
Some roads in downtown Waco are closed due to this event. Those roads include Webster Avenue from 5th to 8th streets and 6th Street from Clay to Mary Avenue.
According to the Magnolia website, there will be nearly 100 vendors as well as food trucks and booths, and entertainers at the event.
The Magnolia Market gravel parking lot is closed throughout the event, but free parking is available at McLane Stadium. There will be trolleys taking people to and from the Silos throughout the day.
The Waco Conventions and Visitors Bureau said every year more and more people are visiting the city, and this event is one of the reasons. In 2018, 2,640,208 people visited Waco.
Robin Cohagen, who was born in Waco, said she's starting to get used to a flood of tourists in her hometown.
"I love being around a lot of people," she said. "Festivals and events are a lot of fun for me. Bringing my girls today is something fun to do in the middle of spring break."
There will be about 100 vendors, including food trucks, booths and entertainers at the event.
"I like seeing new vendors and seeing what else is out there. It's a good way to learn about grassroots companies who are looking for new ways to live a healthy life," Cohagen said.
The CVB said it had the highest hotel occupancy in the state of Texas during 2018. To further accommodate the growing number of visitors, the CVB said there will be a 41 percent increase in hotel product by 2022.
The Spring at the Silos event is free to the public and runs through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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