46th Annual Tour of Homes   

    Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair   

  Plein Air Painting 

"Paint Historic Waxahachie"

 


June 7th & 8th, 2014

Waxahachie, Texas

Benefiting the

Ellis County Museum, Inc.

Home

Changes for the 2014 Gingerbread Trail

* Houses will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM rather than 10 AM - 6 PM as in past years.

 

Participants can print out this page or follow this link

for a .PDF version of the

 

2014 Gingerbread Trail Brochure

 

 

 

Trail Map at Bottom of Page

 

FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION TO TOUR HOMES

SPONSORED BY

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN PICKUP AT THE ELLIS COUNTY MUSEUM

 

 

OTHER GENEROUS SPONSORS INCLUDE:

 

 

          

 

       

 

 

 

Gingerbread Trail Home Tour Bike Route

Start and end bike tour at Getzendaner Park. Free parking, food vendors, arts, crafts, antiques and rest areas.

 

Click here for Bike Route Map

 

 

 

TICKET ORDER FORM

 


VISIT WAXAHACHIE AND THE 46TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD TRAIL.  Victorian, Gingerbread, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne are a few architectural styles you'll see in Waxahachie.  The 46th Annual Gingerbread Trail celebrates this architecture on Saturday, June 7th and Sunday, June 8th, 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.

EXPLORE THE ARTS, CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES FAIR IN GETZENDANER PARK. Under cool, towering oaks, enjoy colorful crafts and artwork from across the state.  Artists present creative gift ideas.  There are fun children's activities, live music, and plenty of refreshments to satisfy your gastronomic adventures. If you are an arts & crafts vendor and wish to exhibit during the Trail, the number for applications and information is 972-937-0681 or e-mail ecmuseum@sbcglobal.net. For an arts & crafts online application and show information, follow this link, print out the application, and mail it to: Gingerbread Trail Arts & Crafts Festival, P. O. Box 706, Waxahachie TX 75168. PLEASE NOTE: Arts & Crafts Show deadline for applications has been extended to May 25th!

Antique Market Vendors should call 214-616-7326 or email 1b.young@sbcglobal.net. For online information for the Gingerbread Trail Antique Market, follow this link - Antique Market.

Food vendors should call 972-937-2440 or e-mail gngcole@att.net.

Children Events Hosted by 2014 Gingerbread Trail Arts & Crafts Show!  (click for details)

 

PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE!  The Ellis County Art Association presents its ninth annual PAINT OUT competition from June 2nd through June 8th. Landscape artists set up their easels and paint "on location" throughout the historic downtown and along Waxahachie’s "Gingerbread Trail". Paintings will be exhibited on the courthouse square with an art sale Saturday evening. A children's plein aire art event will take place on the courthouse square at 10 AM Saturday. For more information call 972-937-3414, email ecaa@elliscountyart.net, or visit www.elliscountyart.net.

COURTHOUSE TOURS. The Ellis County Courthouse is open for public tours during the Gingerbread Trail. Take this opportunity to view this exquisite building, ranked in the top twenty architecturally significant structures in Texas. Tours offered from 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturday and noon - 2 PM on Sunday by Historic Waxahachie, Inc.

CLASSIC WHEELS ON THE SQUARE. The Midlothian Classic Wheels will have a benefit car show Saturday, June 7th, 10 AM - 2 PM on the courthouse square. Visit www.midlothianclassicwheels.com for more information.

LIVE MUSIC AT GETZENDANER PARK.

TREASURE HUNT WAXAHACHIE'S EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE AND SPECIALTY SHOPPING DISTRICT.  Primitives, Early American furniture, dolls, pottery, quilts, quilting supplies, award-winning tea rooms, bars, and restaurants are all within a casual stroll.

REVISIT THE PAST, PRESERVE THE FUTURE.  All proceeds from the Gingerbread Trail benefit the Ellis County Museum.  Tickets are available at information booths, the Museum, and tour homes.  On the day of the Trail, adult tickets are $15; children tickets (ages 5-12) $7.

PLACE AN ORDER BEFORE MAY 30th AND GET A $3 DISCOUNT ON ADULT TICKETS AND A $2 DISCOUNT ON CHILDREN TICKETS.   To receive this special offer, mail payment and ORDER FORM or call 972-937-0681 with Visa/MasterCard. For information on accommodations, direct calls to the Chamber of Commerce at 972-937-2390 or visit www.waxahachiecvb.com .

JUST 35 MINUTES FROM DALLAS OR FORT WORTH TAKES YOU BACK 100 YEARS.   Return to yesterday and enjoy the Gingerbread Trail Home Tour, Arts & Crafts Fair, Antique Market and Plein Air Painting Event in Waxahachie. It's a living history lesson that promises to open a doorway to your heart.

 

2014 Gingerbread Trail Homes

 

2014 Gingerbread Trail Map

2014 Trail Homes - Historical Information

The links above are printable versions (PDF Files) of the Trail map and house descriptions.

Anderson Home

303 East Marvin Avenue

 

 

Fontenot Home

1107 West Marvin Avenue

 

 

Gullo Home

207 Brown Street

 

 

Manigrasso Home

605 West Main Street

 

 

Roberts Home

802 Brown Street

 

Photographs courtesy of John Hamilton


2014 Gingerbread Trail Map

2014 Trail Homes - Historical Information

The links above are printable versions (PDF Files) of the Trail map and house descriptions.


 

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