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“Famers Market”

Chestnut Square Historic Village
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in McKinney
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Home grown vegetables and homemade jellies and other goodies. Great entertainment as well. Fun for kids too!

1  Thank rockingtp
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

A fun way to spend a Saturday morn. Lots of great booths and exhibitors - honey, beef jerky, cheese, flavored nuts, smoothies, juicy peaches and fruit, There was an ice cream event the weekend we were there - yum! Historic home was an interesting tour.

1  Thank Kim M
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

While everything is higher priced than in local food stores, a lot of very unique options that would be hard to find elsewhere. Interesting way to spend a hour or more.

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Don't miss it. Excellent opportunity to see the village and partake in some fabulous local foods, along with vegetables and fruits from local farmers.

Thank dlbt
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We wandered into Chestnut Square near the end of our month's trip to Texas with the sole intention of taking a few photos of the old houses. However, we bumped into a lady who asked us if we were there for the tour. Why not we thought. The cost was $12 for the pair of us - we got one ticket at a lower price because one of us is 55 years old -and it was a well spent $12. Our guide, Donna, asked us if we had anything else to do at 12 o'clock as the tour could take longer than the forecast 1 hour. As we were free for the day, the tour lasted 2 hours and was a Doctor Who moment as we were transported back in time to the days of the early settlers and some of the more unsavoury characters of the 19th century. The tour started with the oldest house in McKinney - moved into the square on wooden rollers - and finished at the Johnson House - made more fascinating for me as Mr Johnson was the cousin of Jesse James and the James gang, along with the Youngers, visited the house on a number of occasions when they weren't creating death and mayhem in Missouri. Each of the houses is looked after by a volunteer workforce and they are crammed with fascinating artefacts. The old schoolhouse is a replica, but a very good one and children come to the square for 3 day camps to experience life in the days of the early settlers - and immediately have all electronic items taken off them. Fortunately for them, having their hair pinned to the blackboard as a punishment is no longer considered politically correct! The tour finished in the Dixie Store where we managed to pick up the last of our souvenirs of our holiday including a book on the Chestnut Square cat, Chester, who accompanied us on part of the tour whilst being tormented by a Mockingbird - he nearly caught it but embarrassed himself by falling out the tree! As a heads-up, one of the houses is being renovated at the moment and, when it is finished, it will become a B&B. A charming place to visit, with wonderfully dedicated staff, in the beautiful town of McKinney.

5  Thank Ian B
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