The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) takes place annually in downtown Chappaqua on a Saturday in the fall. Over 140 prominent and beloved children’s book authors and illustrators come from all over the United States to attend and meet fans, sign books and participate in panel discussions and storytime. Visitors arrive from throughout the tristate area. Sponsors providing literacy-themed children’s activities fill the blacktop and church field at Church of St. Mary, the Virgin. Five different food trucks offer snacks and lunch. The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale provides sweet treats for a good cause.
CCBF, which turned seven in 2019, is a purely volunteer effort and requires hundreds of volunteers during the festival and on the days beforehand. Local scout troops, community organizations and individuals are encouraged to get involved.
More information about CCFB can be found at ccbfestival.org and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. No admission charge. Books are available for purchase. A list of its annual sponsors and information about becoming a sponsor are available at the website or by calling 914 263-5566.