Good Morning Waxahachie Hospitality Partners!

Today officially starts the “Back to School Tax Free Weekend Holiday” in the state of Texas which will draw people from around the county and beyond to the great city of Waxahachie and your stores and restaurants will be the main attraction!

Another “Back to School” opportunity for you is at SAGU, our local university, because they will be distributing information packets to their on-campus population for Welcome Week and are requesting coupons and information from local businesses. This is one of the first pieces of information that all of their students see when they come to check into their dorm room (both returning and new students as well as commuters). Currently, they have 1,000 students registered to stay in housing on-campus. If you would like to participate, please call 972-825-4748 before Aug. 19.

New SAGU students will be on campus for Welcome Week the last week of Aug. 26, so we would love to have the support of the community in welcoming the students and their families to Waxahachie with signage in your location or by changing out your marquee to show your school spirit.

You should also let SAGU know if your business offers discounts throughout the year for SAGU students so they can help you get the word out.

If you need any additional information on upcoming events, visit or contact me direct at 469-309-4046, or email

Your friend in hospitality,

Laurie Mosley

Waxahachie CVB


Waxahachie events through Sept. 14.


Ellis County Wildlife Expo

August 10

Waxahachie Civic Center


Trade Days of Waxahachie

August 10-11

Ellis County Expo Center


Summer Moonlight Movies – The Avengers

August 16

Downtown Waxahachie


Dale Hansen Football Classic

September 6-7

Lumpkins Stadium


Trade Days of Waxahachie

September 7-8

Ellis County Expo Center


2nd Thursday Ladies’ Night Out

September 12; 5 pm-8 pm

Every Month in Downtown Waxahachie with Participating Merchants


SOC 68 & Friends

September 13-14

Waxahachie Civic Center

Attendance: 150


Sip & Stroll

September 14; 4 pm-7 pm

Tickets can be purchased at participating Waxahachie Downtown Merchants

Sample wines from Messina Hof and Red 55


Classic Car Show Under the Lights

September 14; 6 pm-9 pm

Downtown Waxahachie

Including a sock-hop on the square