Every spring, the bluebonnet craze takes over Texas for a few weeks. The fields and roadsides all over the state get transformed with hundreds of thousands of purple and blue flowers. One of the best places to see this beautiful phenomenon is the small town of Chappell Hill, located between Brenham and Hempstead in Washington county. Bluebonnets usually bloom from March through April, and early to mid-April is the peak time to grab your camera and head to Chappell Hill to take a few pictures.
To celebrate the beautiful season, the town holds the annual Bluebonnet Festival on the second weekend of April. The Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas features music, performances, pony rides for kids, vendors, and food trucks. The fair includes over 250 juried exhibitors that offer various home décor items, gardening supplies, as well as art, jewelry, and apparel. Live music concerts take place downtown, and, of course, there are historical and bluebonnet tours. Chappell Hill is located along Highway 290. The bluebonnet field is right next to the parking lot of First Baptist Church, north of the town.