What is it like inside that 100-year-old home you have always admired? Are you interested in getting some decorating tips from well-decorated, historic homes?

Your chance is coming.

Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, are the dates for the 2011 Gingerbread Trail and Arts & Crafts Festival this year.

In addition to the Gingerbread Trail home tour and the Arts & Crafts Festival at Getzandaner Park many organizations and groups will be offering a variety of events and activities that weekend.

The five homes to be viewed on the 2011 Gingerbread Trail and Arts & Crafts Festival have been announced.

They are 200 Oldham, 314 E. Marvin Ave., 617 E. Marvin Ave., 814 W. Main St. and 600 Sycamore St.

These include some of the finer classic homes in Waxahachie and will be very interesting. The homeowners are preparing their homes to best illustrate how they fit in with modern life styles.

The Arts & Crafts Festival will be held both days at Getzandaner Park.

This is a high-quality show featuring many craftspeople from around the state. There will be food booths and musicians playing music from Texas’ history playing both days. The music will be an open session and other musicians are welcome to sit in.

Additionally the Ellis County Art Association and Museum will be holding its annual Plein Aire Art Festival and sale. It is great fun to see the artists painting the sights around our beautiful city. You are encouraged to visit with the painters about what they are doing.

The Common Threads Quilting shop will hold its second annual “Color Waxahachie” quilt display in the front yards of Waxahachie. Homeowners display their heirloom quilts in the front yards of the historic homes around town.

On Saturday, June 4,  the Farmers Market will begin operation. On Sunday, June 5, there will be a car show around the courthouse sponsored by the Midlothian Classic Wheels. Also on Sunday at 2 p.m. the Texas Theater will feature a special presentation by “Elvis” who will remind you of the good old days.

A number of people have antique sales around town. There is something for every member of the family. You belong in Waxahachie this weekend.

The Ellis County Museum Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Ellis County. It serves as a repository for materials contributing to the historical interpretation of the county.

The museum is housed in an 1889 structure located in downtown Waxahachie across the street from the Ellis County Courthouse.

The Gingerbread Trail and Arts & Crafts Festival is the museum’s annual fundraiser. Your support is important to future operation and growth of this local asset.

Watch “Good Morning Texas” on WFFA on May 31 to see a special presentation on the Trail and Festival. Coming soon their website at www.wfaa.com/good-morning-texas will provide many more promotional details.

For more information about the weekend activities, visit the Ellis County Museum website at www.thegingerbreadtrail.com or call 972-937-0681.