Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival is one of the largest festivals in Texas, and this year will be its 148th anniversary. Learn about the history of this festival in the article.

What is the Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival?

The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival is a three-day event celebrating the bluebonnets’ beauty. Held in early April, the festival includes art exhibits, live music, and family-friendly activities.

The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival began in 1984 to promote tourism in the area. Today, it is one of the region’s most popular events, attracting visitors from all over Texas and Oklahoma.

The festival features more than 30 booths featuring local artisans, craftsmen, and food vendors. There are also several businesses offering special discounts during the event.

The festival takes place on Main Street in Chappell Hill and concludes with a fireworks display at dusk.

Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

When and Where Can You Attend the Festival?

The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival is held in April each year. The festival is open to the public from 9 am to 4 pm. The event is at the Chappell Hill City Park, just off of I-35 in the town of Chappell Hill. Admission is free. Parking is available at the city park for a fee.

The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival will feature live music throughout both days, including performances by The Romantics, The Randy Rogers Band, and Joe Ely. There will also be food vendor options and a children’s area.

If you are interested in participating in the festivities, here are a few tips to get started:

1) Register online at Note that online registration opens three weeks before the event date, and phone registration opens one week before the event date. Late registrations incur a $25 fee per registrant.

2) Download the festival schedule (PDF) and bring it to register. This schedule lists all of the events that will be held during the festival.

3) On-site registration is available on August 29, 30, September 1 and 2, 4 and 5 from 8 am to 6 pm. For more information on the Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival and its activities, visit

Who are the Artists/Groups Performing?

The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival is a two-day event celebrating bluebonnets’ beauty. The festival features a variety of artists and groups who perform throughout the weekend. Tickets are available online or at the gate, and the festival is open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm on both days.
The artists who will be performing at this year’s Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival are as follows:

-The Texas Tenors
-The Evolutions
-Jesse Cook Band
-Los Straitjackets
-Jerry Douglas Band
-Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
-Buddy Guy and His Legends

Entry and Registration

The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival is just around the corner, and to help you prepare, we have compiled a list of key information about this year’s event. This year’s festival will take place from Saturday, April 14th, through Sunday, April 15th. Admission is free for all guests. Parking is available at the event grounds. The festival will feature live music from local bands and artists, children’s activities and food booths.

Location of Parking/Venues

The festival is located in the Chappell Hill area of Bryan County. There are two parking areas near the festival location – the lot at the Cordova Recreation Center and a lot just south of the recreation center on Highway 281. There is also street parking in the area. The event starts at 8 am and ends around 4 pm.

The parking fee is $10 per car. There is no fee to enter the festival grounds.

Several venues are within walking distance of the event site, including the Cordova Recreation Center, Texaco, and the Bluebonnet Cafe.


The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival is a celebration of the beauty and culture of the Hill Country. The event, which runs from May through October, includes art walks, food tastings, live music performances, kids’ activities and more. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, September 22nd, from 10 am to 5 pm at the historic town square in Chappell Hill.

By Roman

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