The Dallas Morning News
ENNIS BLUEBONNET TRAILS FESTIVAL
Posing for family photos in patches of the state flower is a Lone Star rite of passage, and aboveaverage rainfall in autumn and winter is expected to produce the best blooms in a decade, according to the Texas Bluebonnet and Wildflower Report by Wildflower Haven, a professional photography organization. Amateur enthusiasts and selfie seekers can find some of the best backgrounds in Ennis, the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas, with 40 miles of trails open to the public through April 30. You can go anytime, but if you can, plan a trip during this weekend’s Bluebonnet Trails Festival. In addition to pretty pics, the festival features a Wine Wander tasting tour, the Ennis Farmers Market, arts and crafts, live music, children’s activities, food vendors and souvenirs.
April 12 from noon to 9 p.m., April 13 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., April 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 200 NW Main St., Ennis. Free admission; $30 for Wine Wander. Prices vary for children’s activities and vendors. bluebonnettrail.org.