Bluebonnet Festival in Ennis
Photo by Judy Peacock
Sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club, the Bluebonnet Trails Festival is April 12-14 in downtown Ennis. Enjoy three days of arts and crafts, bluebonnet souvenirs, children's activities, food and drink, and live music. Also, free Bluebonnet Trails Maps are available to help find the beautiful wildflowers in the area.
The festival is open from noon - 9 p.m. on April 12, from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. April 13, and from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. April 14, and also includes a Wine Wander each day. Ennis Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. April 13. See full event schedule at www.bluebonnettrail.org.
Ennis was designated by the 1997 State Legislature as the home of the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail and was designated the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas. From April 1-30 each year, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the trek to Ennis each year to view this wonderful wildflower show. The Ennis Garden Club drives the trails to check the bloom status each week and then reports to the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau about the latest status of the bluebonnets so that visitors can be well informed where the best flowers are on the trails at the time of their visit. Each year, the bluebonnets will appear on different trails as these are natural to the area. In Ennis, the bluebonnets typically peak around the third week of April, but this can vary year to year due to weather conditions and terrain, so call (972)878-4748 or visit visitennis.org/bluebonnet.htm before your visit. The Ennis CVB will be open seven days a week in April.