Ennis Bluebonnet Trails and Festival Kicks Off

Ennis is hosting its 70th Annual Bluebonnet Trails and Festival this weekend

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The bluebonnets are in bloom and the city of Ennis is celebrating with the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails and Festival.

"Every year it gets bigger and bigger," Ennis Communications & Marketing Manager Erica Todd said.

The 70th annual festival opened Friday morning, filling downtown Ennis with entertainment, shopping, and food vendors.

"Let's just say I only have two festivals left that I do now, and this is half of them," Pioneer Kettle Corn owner Gary Anderson said. "It's just more of a hometown feel."

Part of the experience is driving the Bluebonnet Trails around Ennis, and taking photos among the blooms.

"We're Texas born and raised," Jessica Grenier said as she took pictures with her 14-month-old daughter, Lily. "We gotta get our bluebonnet pictures in!"

Ennis was named the Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas and the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas by the Texas State Legislature in 1997.

"When we kick off bluebonnet season, I think it's just another sign of hope for a new year," Todd said. "Everything that was old is new again."

The Ennis Bluebonnet Trails and Festival is presented by the Ennis Garden Club. It runs through Sunday, April 10.

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