Plan family spring trip to see bluebonnets around Chappell Hill.
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50th Annual Bluebonnet Festival second weekend in April. Think of this bit of Texas history and information to help you plan your trip compliments of the Chappell Hill Historical Society who hosts the bluebonnets festival year after year when the bluebonnet flower trails are in full bloom. This year the festival will be held in downtown April 12 and 13, 2014, 9 - 6 Saturday, 9 - 5 Sunday.
Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas
The Bluebonnet Festival, held annually in Chappell Hill, 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, noted for its stunning celebratory photography of bluebonnets flower trails bloom displays along Texas roads.
Chappell Hill was founded 1847
Chappell Hill was founded in 1847 by Mary Hargrove Haller. The town is in the heart of the bluebonnets flower trails and festival country and offers a history opulent in flower bloom and culture, higher education, sandbars and stern-wheelers, cotton, the War-Between-the-States, and Polish immigration.
Festival in downtown National Historic District
The festival non-profit volunteer organization hosts “are 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.
The town is located among some of the most picturesque bluebonnets flower bloom trails parts of Washington County and brags friendly people and a peaceful lifestyle. The festival area is Main Street, Poplar Street, and the property behind the Visitor's Center. by the Chappell Hill Historical Society.
Country-style food, live entertainment-music, children’s activities, historic tours
The Festival claims more than 250 juried exhibitors (home décor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing, etc.), enjoyable country-style food, live performing and music, and historic tours of the community. A Children’s Activity Corner offers pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train and other. Wildflowers and Bluebonnets Photo display will be on show at the Chappell Hill Museum Exhibit Gallery during April and May.
There are no admission fees, however there is a $5 parking fee.
The parking lot is located on FM 1155 a short distance north of the intersection of Hwy. 290 and FM 1155.
NO STREET PARKING ALLOWED
See Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas for more information