Downtown Development

Downtown Waxahachie has everything you need and more! There are over 120 businesses in a 16 block area, making it convenient to get all of your shopping done while enjoying the beautiful scenery in the historic downtown. You can find everything from antiques to clothing, crafts to fine home furnishings, salons and barbershops, auto parts, and many unique gifts. There are over a dozen restaurants serving a variety of delicious cuisines – enough to satisfy any appetite or budget.

Downtown Waxahachie is also home to several events and festivals throughout the year. From April to October, patrons enjoy fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet foods, and gifts at the Downtown Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market is open each Saturday from April to October from 8am-1pm. The Annual Community Tree Lighting is sponsored by the City of Waxahachie Main Street Program. It takes place the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holidays in Waxahachie. For more information on either of these events, please call 469-309-4111.

In 2010, Waxahachie was named a First Lady's Texas Treasure. There are only ten cities in Texas that can claim that special designation. Click below to watch the Texas Historical Commission’s video spotlighting Waxahachie: 

More information about the downtown events and attractions can be found at and

Texas Historical Commission Reassessment Report