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. This year 25,000 to 30,000 people are expected on April 14 and 15.
The Festival is hosted by the Chappell Hill Historical Society, a non-profit volunteer organization 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.
Location: The festival area is Main Street, Poplar Street, and the property behind the historic Brandt House.
Activities: This family-friendly spring Festival 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 March - April.
Admission: Free admission.
Parking: $5 fee.
Where to park: The parking lot is located on FM 1155 a short distance north of the intersection of Hwy. 290 and FM 1155. Bus drop off point is at FM 1155 and FM 2447, with parking further down FM 2447. No street parking allowed (except for buses at specified location).