Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival Just One Washington County Delight

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Oct. 8-9 in Chappell HillStraw-filled funny faces topping floppy bodies announce that it's time for the 35th Annual Scarecrow Festival on October 8-9 in the quaint, historic town of Chappell Hill. The Scarecrow Festival boasts more than 300-juried exhibitors offering home accents, holiday items, clothing, jewelry, and so much more. Enjoy the live entertainment and music lining the streets of Chappell Hill. Delight in the magical land of scarecrows with a charming pumpkin patch and a special Children's Activity Corner which provides pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train rides and more. You won't go hungry either. Sample the many booths featuring delicious country-style food. It's hearty and filling, perfect for an autumn day.

 

Oct. 8-9 in Chappell HillStraw-filled funny faces topping floppy bodies announce that it’s time for the 35th Annual Scarecrow Festival on October 8-9 in the quaint, historic town of Chappell Hill. The Scarecrow Festival boasts more than 300-juried exhibitors offering home accents, holiday items, clothing, jewelry, and so much more. Enjoy the live entertainment and music lining the streets of Chappell Hill. Delight in the magical land of scarecrows with a charming pumpkin patch and a special Children’s Activity Corner which provides pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train rides and more. You won’t go hungry either. Sample the many booths featuring delicious country-style food. It’s hearty and filling, perfect for an autumn day.

Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and noon-5 p.m. on 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 1-888-BRENHAM or visit www.chappellhillmuseum.org.

Plan on spending the weekend in Washington County. The area offers other events as well as the scarecrow festival, including performances of “Steel Magnolias,” at Unity Theatre, the Annual Barn Dance & Dinner Gala in Burton, plus Stagecoach Days at the historic Fanthorp Inn in Anderson. Brenham/Washington County is located halfway between Houston and Austin on Hwy. 290. Home of Blue Bell ice cream, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site – “The Birthplace of Texas,” more than 40 bed and breakfast inns, wineries, Brenham’s Main Street District and more. For a visitor’s guide or more information, call 1-888-BRENHAM (273-6426) or visit www.visitbrenhamtexas.com to see what else is going on in exciting Washington County.