The Annual Chappell Hill Historical Society Scarecrow Festival is ready for the cooler weather and thousands of visitors that will venture into Washington County this weekend. “Our volunteers have been working around the clock preparing the festival grounds, securing the entertainment, and of course lining up quality vendors for everyone to enjoy,” expressed Joel Romo, President of the Chappell Hill Historical Society. “This festival not only helps the tourism industry in Washington County by filling up our lodging venues, but our local businesses benefit from the increased sales in their shops and dining establishments. Plus, the cooler weather and long anticipated trip to the country for many will definitely be noticed this weekend. Our weather committee has put together a great weekend of cooler weather and clear skies. Our committee has also put together a great music and entertainment line-up for this weekend which includes performers such as Abigail Taylor, the Heart String Band, Ryan Elise Fatheree and the Mexico Sol y Luna Dance Group just to mention a few. And of course we have hundreds of juried arts and crafts vendors, fall décor, jewelry and handmade artwork. We will have plenty of food and beverage vendors and the Society even thought of a place for dad to enjoy the game in our beer garden while the family shops and
enjoys the festival,” stated Romo.
The Chappell Hill Historical Society hosts the annual fall festival and many of their historic buildings will be open throughout the weekend, including the Museum which is hosting a Scarecrow Photo Booth and children’s activities.
This festival not only generates revenue for our Society to maintain our buildings and promote our history, but also is an economic engine for the entire county with our vendors and visitors that spend the weekend in Chappell Hill, Brenham and throughout the county exploring and enjoying all our county has to offer. There will be plenty for everyone to enjoy and we look forward to seeing visitors from throughout Texas enjoy Chappell Hill, the gateway to Washington County,” concluded Romo.
The festival opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday and continue til 6 p.m. and reopens on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. til 5 p.m. Parking is available off Hwy 290 & 1155 or off of FM 2447 at $5.00 per car, entry to the festival is free.
For additional information such as music line-up, maps, and up to the minute festival updates such as parking, traffic and weather visit the Chappell Hill Historical Society Facebook page or call 979-836-6033.