Main Street Program


Vision Statement

Establish a resilient downtown community in Taylor, diverse in experiences for local residents and visitors that includes retail, dining, parks and cultural history.

Mission Statement

To strengthen and continue business/historical preservation and culture in downtown Taylor by using the comprehensive approach of design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion.

In the Heart of The Blackland Prairie

The Main Street Program is a downtown revitalization within the context of historical preservation. The Taylor Main Street Programs support the redevelopment of the downtown area through historical preservation, education, economic development and heritage tourism.

We envision a culturally diverse and economically viable downtown which attracts both Taylor citizens and visitors to its unique mix of historic buildings, shops, restaurants, services and old town atmosphere.

The Downtown Rental/Purchase Assistance Program is available for those new businesses who need help getting started.

Blackland Prairie Days
Every spring, Taylor Main Street hosts Blackland Prairie Days on the first weekend in May. The festival is held in the heart of downtown and features horticultural speakers and demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, children's activities and live entertainment. Blackland Prairie Days is a Taylor Made Texas signature event.

Main Street Car Show
Each fall, the Main Street Car Show attracts more than 300 vintage, historic and exotic cars, trucks, motorcycles and military vehicles to the streets of Downtown Taylor. The MCS offers a variety of vendors, entertainment, exquisite vehicles and family-friendly fun for all to enjoy. The Main Street Car Show is a Taylor Made Texas signature event.

Let's Swirl | Wine Swirl
It's an exciting evening to kick off the holiday season. This fun event will be held November 30, 2018 in Historic Downtown Taylor, and typically includes tastings from 6-10 different wineries, food establishments, a tasting glass and wine bag. Food trucks and live music round out the night. 

Main Street Christmas Bazaar
The Christmas Bazaar typically is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall, 400 Porter St.  the first Saturday of December. Booths will be indoors in the Auditorium and outdoors in the parking lot. Food vendors will be on site. Fees for a booth are $50 for a 10'x10' space outside, and $75 for a 10'x10' space inside. Electricity is a $10 fee on a limited supply, first-come, first-served.

For more information on any Main Street events or activities, contact Main Street Manager Deby Lannen at 512-352-3463 or email to

Recent Awards

Texas Downtown Association
Certified Scenic City 
1999 Best New Construction - Louie Mueller
2000 Best Rehabilitation - Investment Centers
2001 Best Adaptive Reuse - Hair Trendz of America
2002 Best New Construction - 4th Street Station
2009 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2010 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2011 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2012 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2013 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2014 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2015 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program
2016 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program

:  2017 Texas Downtown Association | Best Commercial Interior, cities under 50,000 population for both Curb Side Coffee House. Finalist: Main Street Farm 2 Market 

Main Street District Map.