Joanna Gaines opens up about the celebrated festival.

Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 17, 2017

Thousands descended upon Waco last week for Chip and Joanna’s 3rd Annual Silobration, a shopping and music bonanza running from Thursday, October 12th through Saturday, October 14th. Now that the fête has wrapped up, Jo took to instagram to put into words how much the event means to her.

“So hard to believe that three years ago this place was just an abandoned old grain mill. I remember driving by it on a Monday morning after dropping the kids off at school - I had driven by this place for years and never even took notice of it. That particular morning was different though, as I drove by I felt a nudge in my spirit to turn around,” she began her nostalgia-tinged note to fans.

The HGTV star also described her gratitude for so many coming for Silobration weekend and her hopes for the years to come. “We love this place and now just three years in it, Chip & I are only getting started. We want this place to be a launching pad to help lots of other people’s dreams happen as well,” she wrote. Read the full post below.

So hard to believe that three years ago this place was just an abandoned old grain mill. I remember driving by it on a Monday morning after dropping the kids off at school - I had driven by this place for years and never even took notice of it. That particular morning was different though, as I drove by I felt a nudge in my spirit to turn around. I was in a hurry and wanted to just ignore it but something kept telling me to turn around. So I did. I drove by it and this time I stopped and got out. In that moment I felt like God put a dream and vision in my heart for this place. I saw people coming from all over with their friends and family and their focus was on enjoying the now and embracing the gift of being together. I'm thankful to Chip for getting behind this "God-sized" dream as he would call it, and making it happen. Sorry, this is starting to sound like an acceptance speech, cue the music 🤔 But I need to just say thank you to everyone who has travelled both near and far to visit the Silos and be a part of this dream with us. We love this place and now just three years in it, Chip & I are only getting started. We want this place to be a launching pad to help lots of other people’s dreams happen as well. As I get all sappy and emotional this #silobration weekend, all I feel is Thankful. Grateful. Hopeful. God loves every kind of restoration. Whether it's on a stinky old house, some large silos, a friendship, a marriage, or even a country- Nothing is too small or too big for Him.

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