A Picture Perfect City
Discover the Movie Capital of Texas, located just 30 minutes south of the D/FW Metroplex.
Waxahachie, designated in the early 1900's as Queen of the Cotton Belt, has grown to be known as the Gingerbread City for the ornate woodwork found on many of the historic homes, as well as being designated the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas. Waxahachie also claims the title of Movie Capital of Texas, with over thirty motion pictures and three Academy Award films (The Trip to Bountiful, Places in the Heart, and Tender Mercies), and is recognized as being Picture Perfect by the movie industry.
Waxahachie is a treasure trove of historical homes, many of which are open to share with guests as Bed and Breakfasts. The historic Rogers Hotel and excellent hotels and motels are also ready to welcome you.
The Historic Downtown District is home to a myriad of antique shops, restaurants, boutiques, and specialty stores famous for a great dining and shopping experience.
Annual events include Scarborough Faire Renaissance Festival in April-May; Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes in June; Crape Myrtle Festival in early July; SCREAMS is open the entire month of October; Texas Country Reporter Festival in October; Candlelight Historic Home Tour during Thanksgiving weekend and first 2 weekends in December; and Bethlehem Revisited held the first two weekends in December.
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Whether shopping for treasures in the downtown antique shops and boutique stores, dining in our award-winning restaurants, taking part in a historic tour, enjoying a family outing in one of our many parks and recreational facilities or just visiting with the friendly folks who call Waxahachie home, come and discover for yourself what makes Waxahachie "Picture Perfect."