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Worth the Drive: Bluebonnet Trails Festival



    Worth the Drive: Bluebonnet Trails Festival
    City of Ennis CVB

    Can't get enough of the state flower? Then you'll want to head on over to Ennis for the 60th Annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival this weekend.

    If you've never been to Ennis, also named the "Official Bluebonnet City," it's a short 30 mile drive south of Dallas on Interstate 45.

    Ennis is home to some of the best and most abundant bluebonnets in the state. The bluebonnet trails are in bloom for the entire month of April, but the best time to see them is now.

    So not sure where to go to set up your quintessential Texas family portrait? April 15-17 you can pick up a bluebonnet trail map at the Ennis Garden Club Headquarters, that's a big white tent on NW Main Street.

    This weekend there's more to see and do than just beautiful bluebonnets. Downtown Ennis will have arts and crafts, a kids' fun area, souvenirs for sale, food and live entertainment.

    Saturday might be the best day to go since the North Texas Studebaker Drivers Club will have old cars on display beginning at 10 a.m. and there will be a John Denver Tribute Concert Saturday afternoon.

    And if you're looking for something off the beaten path you can catch a double feature at the Galaxy Drive-in Theatre.

    Not sure where to go to see the state flower? No problem, the Visit Ennis website offers information on the best trails and the best and safest areas to take pictures.

    More: VisitEnnis.org