As a Desert Hot Springs resident, The Young and the Restless, star saw the the fan fest as a treat.
"I'm actually seeing people I haven't seen in years," she told The Desert Sun between greeting and chatting with fans at her booth.
Chapman, who is a co-owner of The Vineyard Tuscan Grill in Palm Springs, was eager to participate when she was approached by the organizers of Starfair.
"I so wanted to do it," she said. "I said I'd bring The Young and the Restless stuff, but what I really wanted to do was promote my play ('Catonsville 9.') Everyone was so positive, I was impressed."