PHOTOS VIDEO Fixer Upper celebrates Waco-style with Silobration 2016

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The Fixer Upper Silobration 2016 is here–and it looks like things were even bigger, happier, and silo-ier than the first time around! Chip and Joanna Gaines have turned their celebration of all things Waco into an annual shindig, complete with food festival and massive outdoor concert, all of it splashed across the backdrop of the beautiful Magnolia Silos downtown. Of course, the party really got started last year, when the Gainses threw the first Silobration in honor of the Magnolia Silos’ grand opening. The show was already a phenomenon, and the party certainly didn’t lack for high energy (Chip rappelling down the side of one of the silos, anyone?) but it looks like Silobration 2016 blew the first installation away.

If you were there, congrats! You get to spend the next few days regaling your friends with tales of Fixer Upper wonder (and inspiring jealousy all the while). If not, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered with a mother lode of social media updates from the big event, starting with Joanna and Chip themselves! Before diving in, make sure you check out Joanna’s heartfelt thank you to Fixer Upper‘s many fans in this first post. It’s clear she and Chip are nothing but grateful for all the support they’ve received over the past few years, and humbled by how far they’ve come:

Chip and I are so thankful for this weekend and all the support and encouragement from everyone at the #silobration . We hope our guests left the Silos feeling hopeful for things to come in their own lives. When I step back and look at all this- I am amazed at how a quiet dream in my heart has turned into this place. I opened my little shop on Bosque in October 2003, and when I decided to shut it down a few years later to stay home with my babies, I felt like the dream was over. Now 13 years later, I realized God saw my dream and couldn't wait to take it to the next level. It was actually in the waiting where I learned the most valuable lessons that I am thankful for today. I never thought my dream would be this, any of it. I just wanted a tiny shop on Bosque where I could help people with their homes. He had other plans. If you have a dream- know there will be push back, there will be critics, and there may even be loss… But keep hoping. It's coming. #thankful #october

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@johnnyswim is rockin' it tonight at the #silobration ?

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Day 3 of the #silobration and we are still going strong!! Come by if you are in town.

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The show’s crew also got in on the fun–and even welcomed a (very) new fan into the fold! (Congrats Rob!)

What a great day! No. what a perfect day. Thank you @magnolia @chippergaines @joannagaines

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As always, musical guests Johnnyswim provided a bevy of updates:

Just feeling and the feels at @magnolia with @chippergaines & @joannagaines last night. ?: @thejacobarnold

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Night 2 at the #silobration.

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The official Magnolia Market account shared a nice little overview of the festival & vendor areas:

But, as always, it’s the fans who make the show–so here’s just a small sampling of the literally thousands of great shots shared up by some of the many, many, many attendees!

I had so much fun at the #silobration this weekend with my family! Being a huge fan of Fixer Upper, this made me squeal ?

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Thursday night #silobration fun with one of my best friends. ❤️

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Fun filled weekend with family! Time definitely flys when you are having fun! #magnolia #silobration

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Oh my goodness this weekend was the best!! #silobration #waco @ashtynprie @ansleymcknight

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Had the best time with these lovely ladies at the silos! ❤️

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Phew! If this year’s throwdown was any indication, Silobration 2017 will need to be a week-long affair. #FixerUpperMarathon

HGTV still hasn’t announced the premiere date for Fixer Upper Season 4. Given that Chip and Joanna’s book and magazine have both just been released, though, it seems likely that we’ll hear about new episodes very soon.

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(Photo credits: Fixer Upper Silobration 2016 via Instagram)

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