The public is invited to spend a weekend in the land of scarecrows and pumpkins during the 41st annual Scarecrow Festival, October 14-15 in historic Chappell Hill.

The Festival boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors—including, home décor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry and clothing, as well as country-style food, live entertainment and tours of the historic community.

A special Children’s Activity Corner provides pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train and more.

Festival hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday the 14th and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday the 15th. Admission to the festival is free; parking is $5 and no street parking is allowed.  The parking lot is located on FM 1155 a short distance north of the intersection of Hwy. 290 and FM 1155.

The festival area is Main Street, Poplar Street and the property behind the Visitor's Center. The annual Scarecrow Festival is hosted by the Chappell Hill Historical Society.

For more information, call 979-836-6033 or visit

For a visitor guide or more information, call 888-273-6426 or visit to see what else is going on in Washington County.

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