Bluebonnet festivals in Texas are as common as the state flower themselves, with multiple cities celebrating the bloom in early spring. Out of all of them, little Chappell Hill holds the title of “Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas,” selected by the Texas law-makers in 1997. “Texas Highways” magazine additionally honored the festival by putting it at No. 7 on its list of “Most well-liked Festivals in Texas.”
The Bluebonnet Festival takes place on the second weekend of April in downtown Chappell Hill on Main Street, Poplar Street and behind the Chappell Hill Visitor’s Center. this is often a daytime event with booths closing within the early evening on both Saturday and Sunday. Street parking is not offered downtown throughout the festival, however, parking is set aside in neighboring fields for a nominal fee. spaces are offered close to the festival for handicapped parking.
Arts and crafts booths showcasing the wares of 250 artisans are on show as there are lots of Southern cookeries, live music, and amusement. A children’s area contains a petting zoo, pony rides, face-painting station, and alternative kid-specific amusement. guided walking tours of the city are out there from the historical society.
Accommodations and Travel
A few bed and breakfasts are offered in the city, however primary accommodations — moderately priced hotels and motels — are eight miles to the west, within the larger town of Brenham. Access Chappell Hill from route 290, running east and west; and from route thirty-six on the northern and southern routes. Chappell Hill is fifty-seven miles northwest of Houston and about one hundred miles east of Austin.
History and Attraction
Founded in 1847, Chappell Hill thrived primarily within the cotton-producing trades till a mixture of the civil war and an outbreak of yellow fever worn out abundantly of the town’s population, from that it never recovered. Today, the chamber of commerce touts the town’s “year-round hospitality and charm,” and welcomes guests to get pleasure from the reconditioned buildings and retailers along Main Street, a National Register Historic District, or visit the Chappell HillLavender Farm.
For those who are inquisitive about exploring more of the region, visit the religious residence of St. Clare Miniature Horse Farm, nine miles outside of Chappell Hill. The religious residence could be a community of Franciscan Poor Clare Nuns who have been raising miniature horses since 1981. The grounds are open to guests for a self-guided tour for a low fee. Some nearby attractions include the Antique Rose emporium nursery, nine miles north of Chappell Hill, and also the Barrington Living History Farm, twenty miles from the city.