Despite the occasional showers, a large crowd turned out in the Washington County hamlet of Chappell Hill Saturday for the 48thAnnual “Official State of Texas” Bluebonnet Festival.
Another large crowd is expected today as the festival concludes it two-day run throughout the downtown area of the community.
Sunday hours will be noon – 5 p.m. The festival will run from noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday.
John Durrenberger, president of the Chappell Hill Historical Society, said volunteers are ready to receive the traditionally large number of visitors from across the state.
This year’s festival features more than 400 arts and crafts vendors, number food booths and live entertainment, as well as the many historic sites in town.
“Visitors are welcome to tour our historic downtown, visit the Chappell Hill Museum, Rock Store and numerous historic sites around the town. There is plenty of entertainment for everyone and a great way to come out and enjoy Chappell Hill,” Chappell Hill Historical Society President John Durrenberger said.
Booths and exhibitors include home décor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing, country-style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the community. A special children’s activity corner will offer pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train and more.
The Bluebonnet Festival was declared the “Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas” by the Texas Legislature and was voted #7 on the “Most Popular Festival in Texas” list by Texas Highways magazine.
The festival is hosted by the Chappell Hill Historical Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of the community’s history and historic buildings.
There is no cost to attend the festival; however, there is a $5 parking fee which benefits the historical society.
For more information, visit www.chappellhillhistoricalsociety.comor call 979-836-6033.