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Don’t Miss the Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

April 4th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival Band

It is Spring again, the wildflowers are starting to show and April  is the month of bluebonnets here at the Bed and Breakfast! It is also that time of year again for the 52nd annual Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival!  Each spring, vendors line the streets of this tiny little village offering their wares and talents in every imaginable craft, food, art medium you can think of. The ranch is an easy drive to all there is to see and do in Washington County and beyond!

Bluebonnets & Wildflower Sightings

Bluebonnets & Wildflower Sightings

 

The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival, which is hosted by the Chappell Hill Historical Society, boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors (home décor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing, etc.), delicious country-style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the historic community. A special Children’s Activity Corner provides pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train and more. A special Wildflower Photo exhibit will be on display at the Chappell Hill Museum Exhibit Gallery during April and May. The Bluebonnet Festival was declared the “Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas” by the Texas Legislature and was voted #7 as “Most Popular Festival in Texas” by Texas Highways magazine.

The Chappell Hill Historical Society, a non-profit volunteer organization, is dedicated to the preservation of the community’s history and historic buildings. The Society’s goal is to stage a high-quality, fun show in the downtown National Historic District. Our town is located among some of the most scenic areas of Washington County and boasts friendly people and a casual lifestyle.

Just getting away from the city for the weekend is worth the drive up to Brenham!  This years Bluebonnet Festival is scheduled for

April 9 and 10, 2016
9 – 6 Saturday
10 – 5 Sunday

While having fun during the Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival, be sure to visit some of the other great  attractions in Chappell Hill such as the Rock Store.  The Old Rock Store, constructed in 1869 using native sandstone and cedar, was originally built for use as a general store. Over the year, it has served as a feed store, a butcher shop and, at one time, housed the Chappell Hill Post Office.  Two folk art wall hangings made predominately of applique and stitchery and depict the history of Chappell Hill, measuring 30 feet x 6 feet, are displayed on the walls. The wall hangings were created by local women of Chappell Hill beginning in 1971 and completed in 1973.

Still  need a little nudge to make the jump?  This is a great link for checking the real reviews of what is being seen in Brenham, Chappell Hill and Washington County!  Check it out frequently because it is always being updated by real travelers and what they are seeing…

 

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