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Chappell Hill Texas Scarecrow Festival

September 13th, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Chappell Hill Texas Scarecrow Festival

Fall is in the air at Brenham House

Come stay with us at Brenham House and attend this year’s 37th Annual Chappell Hill Texas Scarecrow Festival.  We are located in Brenham which is about 12 miles north of beautiful Chappell Hill.  Washington County has many treasures and one of them is Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival.  Take a step back to a slower pace and enjoy this small town festival.  Dates are October 11 and 12, 2014 for this years’ fall Scarecrow Festival.  Hours for the festival are Saturday 9- 6 p.m. and Sunday 9-5 p.m.  There is FREE admission and just $5.00 for parking.  They request no street parking, please.  The parking lot is located on FM 1155 a short distance north of the intersection of Hwy. 290 and FM 1155.  There will be new vendors as well as the 250 juried vendors.  Exhibitors will include home decor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing and so much more.  There will be delicious country style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the historic community.  There is a special children’s area with pony rides, barrel train rides, face painting, and a petting zoo.

The Chappell Hill Texas Scarecrow Festival is hosted by the Chappell Hill Historical Society, a non profit volunteer organization.  This organization is dedicated to the preservation of community’s history and historic buildings.  What a great way to raise money for the town and to bring in the fall that we have waited all summer long for.

Brenham’s historic downtown will also be decorated with scarecrows on every corner.  The antique and specialty shops will also be decorate for the Scarecrow Festival as well.  At this time it really starts to look like fall with all of the great decorations you will see.  Make your plans and we will be waiting for you at Brenham House!

Chappell Hill Texas Scarecrow Festival

James waiting to greet our guests!


Bluebonnet Festival Texas

April 11th, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Chappell Hill Historical Society will be celebrating its 50th Bluebonnet Festival Texas Weekend, April 12-13, 2014.  The festival is always held on the second weekend of April, in Chappell Hill, Texas.  Chappell Hill, Texas is located halfway between Houston and Austin on highway 290.  The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival weekend is Texas’ official Bluebonnet Festival.  What a wonderful weekend it will be as all of the bluebonnets are in full bloom and the weather should be glorious.  Bluebonnet Festival Texas is family friendly, so bring everyone!

Bluebonnet Festival of Texas

Bluebonnet Festival of Texas

What began as a small antique show has grown into one of the largest two day arts and crafts festival in the area.  There will be over 400 juried arts and crafts vendors, great musical entertainment, children’s activities, as well as food and drink booths.  Guests are encouraged to come out and tour the museum, the rock store, Providence Baptist Church and learn about the numerous historical markers and sites on the historical Register.  Don’t forget to bring your cameras to capture the beautiful bluebonnets along the way.  While taking pictures enjoy the vast country side.  Remember not to sit your children down, in the bluebonnets.  There are ants, snakes and red bugs amongst them.  Be careful not to crush the bluebonnets so everyone can enjoy them.

The Bluebonnet Festival Texas, in Chappell Hill kicks off on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9 am-6 pm.  Then the festival begins on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 9 am-5 pm.  There is plenty of parking so come on out and wear your comfortable shoes.   Stroll through historic downtown Chappell Hill, Texas and enjoy the official Texas Bluebonnet Festival!  The festival is free and parking is nominal.  If you choose not to eat out at the festival make sure you stop off at the Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli.  It serves great food and BBQ!

Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival

September 4th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival takes place in downtown Chappell Hill, Texas.  Chappell Hill, Texas is a small rural community between Houston and Austin, Texas.  This fun Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, 2013.  The festival hours are:

  • Saturday, October 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 13, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival is a short 12 minute drive from Brenham, Texas. That is great for those of you who will be staying with us, at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  We will serve breakfast in the morning and then you can head out to the Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival.

Geting ready for Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

Scarecrows at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

 It is scheduled at a great time of year, as the fall season approaches.  There will be 250 juried exhibitors selling home decor, yard art, arts and crafts, artists, craftsmen showing their wooden scarecrows, clothes, jewelry, and just about anything and everything you can imagine.  

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