44th Annual Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas
CHAPPELL HILL -- April's paintbrush is draping the rolling hills of Washington County with blue paint and then highlighting that sea of blue with red, yellow, gold and pink. Yes, it's bluebonnet/wildflower viewing time!
Celebrate the season April 12-13 in the quaint, historic town of Chappell Hill at the Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas, so designated by the Texas Legislature.
The Bluebonnet Festival boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors with home dÃ©cor, gardening, artisans, clothing, jewelry and more, 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, a moon walk, barrel train ride and more.
A Wildflower photography exhibit will be featured in the Chappell Hill Museum Exhibit Gallery during the months of April and May. During the Bluebonnet Festival, admission to the museum is free.
Festival hours are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday and noon-5:00 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the festival is free; parking is $5 and no street parking is allowed. Convenient parking for cars, buses and handicapped persons is available.
Chappell Hill is located halfway between Houston and Austin on Hwy. 290. For more information, call 1-800-225-3695 or 979-836-6033 or visit www.chappellhillmuseum.org.