The Dallas Morning News

ENNIS BLUEBONNET TRAILS FESTIVAL

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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.

 ?? 2018 File Photo/smiley N. Pool ?? The Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival celebrates the state flower this weekend.
2018 File Photo/smiley N. Pool The Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival celebrates the state flower this weekend.

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