Photo: Lauren Sabol
Photo: Lauren Sabol

Chappaqua Children's Book Festival

Sat Oct 2, 2021
10:00am ET
Preschool and up
Admission/parking: FREE; books available for purchase
Robert E. Bell Middle School

Meet children’s book authors and illustrators, and enjoy readings, signings, and assorted activities at the return of this annual festival. Sixty past renowned children's book authors and illustrators participate in this year's event. 

Admission and parking are FREE, and the event is rain or shine.

In its eighth year, the Festival, promoting community and literacy will have authors covering multiple genres and reading levels, author readings, illustrator Demos, Book Signings and books for sale. Food is available this year, from the Chappaqua Farmers Market, or visitors may take a stroll through town for other delicious options. There are also food trucks serving local favorites on site, as in year's past with safety precautions. CCBF will support literacy programs in area schools.

Favorite authors joining us this year, include Dan Gutman, author of 160 children's books like “The Genius Files” series and his newest book and his first graphic novel, My Weird School, just launched this past January, Vedra Hiranandani, author of ,The Night Diary, a winner of the Newbery Honor and Biscuits creators Alyssa Capucilli and Pat Schories, celebrating Biscuit's 25th birthday.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
Saturday Morning Family Series
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck - 11:00 AM Pick
A West Point Holiday
Eisenhower Hall Theatre - 2:00 PM Pick
Holiday Lights In Bloom
Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park (Grove St. entrance) - 5:00 PM Pick
Peace, Love & Lights
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - 5:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides