Waxahachie is a step back into turn-of-the-century Texas just 30 minutes south of the Dallas/ Fort Worth. The city showcases an architectural and historic flair which has made it one of the most acclaimed movie sets in the nation including such films as: “Places In The Heart,” “Tender Mercies” and “The Trip to Bountiful.” Waxahachie’s Historic Downtown is an antique hunter’s paradise and visitors can experience numerous quaint bed & breakfast inns, motels, and the Historic Rogers Hotel. Annual events include Scarborough Renaissance Festival; Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes; Crape Myrtle Festival; SCREAMS Halloween Theme Park; Candlelight Historic Home Tour; and Bethlehem Revisited. The Ellis County Courthouse, listed in the top 100 most photographed structures in the state, awaits your visit.

For information: Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, 102 YMCA Dr., Waxahachie, TX 75165; (972) 937-2390; metro: (972) 938-9617; or visit: www.waxahachiechamber.com