One of Washington County’s largest festivals is happening this weekend.

The “Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas” will welcome thousands to downtown Chappell Hill after not taking place last year.  The two-day festival, hosted by the Chappell Hill Historical Society, runs today (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow (Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Among the activities that guests can look forward to include shopping with hundreds of juried arts and craft vendors, listening to live music at the Poplar Street Stage, enjoying refreshments at the food court, and even a petting zoo, along with many other family-friendly activities.

Scheduled entertainers include the Loophole Band, Cloggers Unlimited and the Texas 105 Band today, with the John Swat Band, Jeff Jacobs and the Tusk Band taking the stage tomorrow.

Admission to the event is free, and parking is $10.  All proceeds benefit the Chappell Hill Historical Society.

Anyone bringing pets is asked to keep them on a leash.

For more information about the festival, visit, or go to the Chappell Hill Historical Society Facebook page.

KTEX-106’s Tracey Lawless will be at the Bluebonnet Festival this morning, broadcasting live on KWHI and KTEX-106.

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  1. Saturday afternoon, I was out for a service call on Routt Road. At the intersection of that Road and 290, there was mass confusion as many people had been directed to leave CH and go east and connect with Routt Road and then to get on 290. The road probably had a mile of backed up traffic on it. After my call, I spent almost an hour just trying to get back to Chapel Hill and get across the intersection at the Stagecoach Inn and come back to Brenham. Possibly, organizers may look at seeing if the sheriff’s department or DPS would allow through traffic both ways on 290 to use the inside lanes, and allow the outer lanes to be used for those persons going to or leaving the festival. The traffic on 290 would not allow right hand turns from Routt Road to 290 West, and obviously it was impossible to cross the westbound lanes and take a left to go back to Houston. As well, visitors were walking on the farm to market road in the middle of the traffic lane, going the same way as traffic, and impeding that as well. I’m sure people are eager to get out and return to normal, but some mental awareness is still necessary.

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