Visitors to downtown Waxahachie can sample many different types of wine while enjoying an evening out. The Sip N Stroll event will take place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at different businesses scattered around downtown.

“The downtown merchants are planning a new event called a Sip N Stroll. This is our very first wine (tasting) event that we are going to have in downtown Waxahachie,” Downtown Development Director Anita Williamson said. “We have two wineries that are participating, Messina Hof and Miranda Lambert’s Red 55 winery.”

Williamson said advance tickets for this event are $10. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Ellis County Museum located at 201 S. College St., Crooked Creek Farms located at 510 W. Main St., Plain Jane and Co. located at 301 S. Rogers St. and at the Dove’s Nest located at 105 W. Jefferson St.

Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at the visitor center located inside the Ellis County Museum for $10. Advanced tickets can be redeemed at the visitor center for a tasting glass that will be used throughout the event.

The proceeds collected from the ticket sales will go to Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association and will be used for beautification projects in downtown.

There will be nine tasting locations set up in downtown businesses where people can try a one-ounce sample of wine. These businesses include Plain Jane and Co., SoCo Depot, Crooked Creek Farms, the Doves Nest, Mosaic Madness, Old Town Village Antiques, Hodge Podge, Check It Out and T. Beresford Haberdashery.

“We are really excited that Miranda Lambert’s winery is coming. They are going to be in two locations and they are going to have six to seven different types of wine for you to taste,” Williamson said. “There are some new ones that they are rolling off that they are really excited about bringing,”

Along with the tasting glass participants will be given a card listing all of the locations. If the card is returned signed from each location and returned to the visitor’s center the person will be entered into a drawing for nine $25 gift cards, one from each merchant participating in the Sip N Stroll event. Participants do not have to be present to win.

For more information about the event, go to the Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association website at www.downtownwaxahachie.com and click on the upcoming events tab.

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