Waxahachie Chautauqua events

OUR MAIN EVENT:  Annual day-long Chautauqua Festival
WHEN:    Last Saturday of September, 9am - 5pm.

WHERE:  Chautauqua Auditorium and tents in Getzendaner Memorial Park, Waxahachie, Texas.
WHAT:  A day of education, entertainment and inspiration around a chosen theme for the
                year. Presentations, concerts, speakers, demonstrations, and exhibits view the theme through the arts,
                humanities, and sciences. 


(2016): "THE WORLD OF WATER" - Saturday, September 24, 2016

See 2016 Preliminary FLYER (pdf)
See 2016 Preliminary PRESENTATIONS (pdf)

PROGRAMS (confirmed as of 5/22/16):

EXHIBITS / DEMOS (confirmed as of 5/22/16):

  • Rain water harvesting with rainbarrels (Ellis County Master Gardeners)
  • Aquaponic demonstration from Green Pheonix Farms
  • Musical glasses (glass harp) demonstration (Brien Engel plus Interactive Table)
  • Excavated exhibits from La Belle (Bullock Texas State History Museum)
  • Drone exhibit with North Texas Drone Users Group
  • Prairieland Groundwater Conservation Trailer - interactive "museum on wheels"
  • U.S. Postal stamps showing water-related stamps

Check back frequently for latest program additions!   And consider becoming a Program Sponsor


(2015): "Chautauqua celebrates flight" - Saturday, September 26, 2015

See 2015 FLYER (pdf)
See 2015 PRESENTATIONS (pdf)
See 2015 EXHIBITS & DEMOS (pdf)
Houston Chronicle article about the 2015 Chautauqua festival.