What to Do in Waco: Sept. 15-20

Illustration courtesy of Olivia Havre

By Emma Weidmann | Arts and Life Editor

As the first day of fall quickly approaches, it’s time to get into the spooky season spirit with vintage shopping, fall markets and paranormal sightings. Here are the best of Waco events and activities this week.

Waco Downtown Farmers Market | Sept. 16 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 500 Washington Ave. | This weekly event hosts local vendors, artisans and craftsmen in the heart of downtown Waco, accompanied by live music.

Baylor vs. Long Island football game | Sept. 16 | 11 a.m. | McLane Stadium, 1001 S MLK Jr. Blvd. | Ticket prices vary | Cheer on the Bears at home against Long Island University.

Eastside Market | Sept. 16 | 5 – 9 p.m. | Brotherwell Brewing, 400 E Bridge St. | Come browse various local vendors from artisans to food makers at this monthly market.

Dr Pepper Paranormal Experience | Sept. 16 | 7 p.m. | Dr Pepper Museum, 300 S Fifth St. | Tickets are $35 | Experience a guided tour of the Dr Pepper Museum. Some have seen glowing orbs and mysterious figures haunt this Waco landmark.

Monday Night Lights Mountain Bike Ride | Sept. 18 | 7:15 p.m. | Bicycle World Waco, 112 Mary Ave. | Experience Waco’s trails at night on a group ride from Bicycle World to Cameron Park. Helmets and lights are required for safety.

Hermès in the Heart of Texas: The Art of Kermit Oliver | Aug. 4 – Oct. 14 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Art Center Waco, 701 S Eighth St. | Art Center Waco presents a collection of art from Texas artist Kermit Oliver in collaboration with the iconic Hermès fashion house.

Texas, Your Texas: Celebrating 100 Years of The Texas Collection at Baylor | Starting Aug. 8 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Carroll Library, 1429 S Fifth St. | Carroll Library is showcasing rare pieces of Texas history and holding special events to celebrate the collection’s centennial year at Baylor.