Tours & Activities
Pre-Conference Bus Tour Wednesday, Feb 27
This tour, for the Magnolia fans out there, is less about learning and more about visiting Magnolia (2 hours south)...rated the #1 non-farm destination you wanted to see on our conference survey earlier this year. With a few other fun & yummy stops thrown in for the foodie/decor/retail folks, it's a TX getaway with friends for those opting to arrive early.
There's a little something for everyone - at least Chip & Joanna fans - at Magnolia. Shopping, games, the garden and even a bite to eat.. This is your chance to experience the shops, silos & bakery at Magnolia, owned and operated by Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame.
Homestead Heritage is an agrarian and craft-based intentional Christian community that offers tours, activities, learning, craft shops, furniture, gifts, dining and much more. Just a few miles from Magnolia, it's the perfect addition to our trip down south to Waco.
At the end of our road trip, we'll unwind at Joe T Garcia's. Home to the best Mexican food in the great state of TX...it's sure to hit the spot perfectly after a day on the bus.
Bus Tour 2 Thursday, Feb 28
Heading three hours north, this bus tour to Oklahoma City will be filled with lots of learning/networking content and stops along the way that break up the drive. Visit the agenda page to see how you can make the full round-trip with us OR even meet up in OKC if you prefer.
Orr Family Farm is a spectacular family-friendly getaway just outside of Oklahoma City. You'll be amazed at how these MAiZE family members have rebuilt from the 2013 tornado that destroyed their farm into the amazing destination they are today!
Science Museum Oklahoma is the state's only hands-on science museum, with more than 350,000 square feet of pure fun, entertainment and education. Highlighted by their innovative CurioCity exhibits, you'll want your cameras for all the ideas you'll find here.
Southwind Hills is nationally recognized as one of the top wedding venues, located in the stunning and expansive view of Oklahoma's countryside. At this stop, we're excited get a peek at this amazing barn & a taste of something yummy!
An iconic Texas brand, we've gotta make a stop at Buc-ees. This TX-based chain of convenience stores is a tourist destination of its own and sure to make a BIG impression with food to retail to customer satsifaction... and everything in between.
Bus Tour 3 Friday, March 1
YesterLand Farm is a nostalgic step back in time. It's old-fashioned fun on the farm … with a new twist that offers Texas-sized fun! Owned by MAiZE family members Chuck & Kama Bozeman, their farm is truly one of a kind and won't disappoint!
What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most unique home furnishings, antiques and collectibles found anywhere. This outdoor market has grown into hundreds of booths that attract thousands of visitors. From fabulous finds to decorate your farm to a yummy plethora of festival food booths, be sure to bring a truck...or at least your biggest suitcase to take home a few souvenirs!
Bus Tour 4 Saturday, March 2
Once a historic dairy farm, Mainstay Farm has been transformed into 70 adventuresome acres of fun for the whole family! Widely known as the “Biggest Backyard in Texas”, much of the farm's inspiration is derived from Europe and ideas gained in numerous trips overseas, This unique farm is operated by MAiZE members Jim & Marianna Wilson and offers more than 30 unique attractions, including their one-of-a-kind Texas Tubin' hill and sheep races!
Located in Fort Worth's National Historic District, Stockyard Station offers an authentic glimpse of the American West. Blending past and present, this popular tourist destination is full of shops, restaurants and entertainment all centered around cowboy culture and a piece of the past. This will be our dinner stop and the culmination of the Corn Party, where we'll celebrate at Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show and the Stockyard Championship Rodeo.