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Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival to be Held April 12-13, 2014

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ENNIS (KYTX) – The city of Ennis, Texas is gearing up for a busy month in April. Ennis Bluebonnet Trails, sponsored by Ennis Garden Club, span the entire month of April, and the Ennis Garden Club is celebrating 63 years of this event this April.

Ennis is the Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas and is designated the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas. The resolution (HCR 116) was signed by Governor George W. Bush on June 18, 1997.

The bluebonnets begin blooming approximately the last week in March in Ennis and sometimes earlier, and typically reach their peak around the third week of April in the Ennis area.

To highlight this breathtaking event, the Ennis Garden Club has planned the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival on April 12-13, 2014, which includes art and craft exhibitions, expanded children's activity area, food and drinks, bluebonnet souvenirs, railroad and heritage museum, car show on Saturday only, and live music including country, bluegrass, and a free John Denver Tribute Concert on Saturday featuring Steve Weisberg and Roy Rivers.

Admission is free to all exhibits at Pierce Park, which is located on Northwest Main Street. The festival will also be held on W. Knox Street and on N. Dallas Street in downtown Ennis.

Individuals can drive the forty miles of mapped bluebonnet trails along winding country roads at no charge. Trail maps can be picked up all month at the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau during April and can be downloaded from the visitors' bureau website at www.visitennis.org.

However, during the festival weekend, the printed maps will only be available at Pierce Park at the Ennis Garden Club souvenir tent and online. The Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring its 15th annual "Bloomin' Bluebonnet" Photo Contest. Photography contest forms can be downloaded from the website of www.visitennis.org.

Exciting April events in Ennis also include live theatre at Ennis Public Theatre and at Theatre Rocks, the Great Bull Run on April 5th at the Texas Motorplex, the annual Historic Preston Street Garage Sale on Ennis April 11-13, and the grand opening of the weekly Farmer's Market on April 26 in downtown Ennis.

Ennis, also known for Lake Bardwell, its Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum, the nearby 6 screen Galaxy Drive in Theatre, the annual National Polka Festival on Memorial Day weekend and much more, is a quick trip south of Dallas, just 25 minutes on Interstate 45. Visitors can stop by the Convention and Visitors Bureau office, 002 East Ennis Avenue, for brochures and maps of the trails. The Ennis CVB is open 7 days a week in April only, except Easter Sunday, to serve the bluebonnet seekers.

For more information, contact the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau at (972) 878-4748 or follow the Ennis CVB on facebook and twitter. The staff at the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau encourages visitors to call, email, or visit the website before driving long distances for the latest status of the bluebonnets. Daily status updates for the best viewing times are available online at www.visitennis.org and on facebook and twitter.

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