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A Most Road-Worthy Wildflower Trip: Ennis Bluebonnet Trails & Festival

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Our team has been invited to take an amazing Texas-sized road trip to the upcoming Ennis Bluebonnet Festival! This event has raised the profile of the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas with its great live music lineup, arts and crafts, food vendors, children’s activities, farmers market, and spectacular wine trail. Most of all, it has put the beauty of the state flower of Texas on full display, not only on the 40-mile scenic drive but also at the nature preserve at Kachina Prairie. The bluebonnet is a natural delight to behold, and Ennis does its utmost to place it front and center! Their bluebonnet trails are second-to-none. And this spring, our friends at Chevrolet are sending Erin Baxter and her family on a breathtaking tour to this exciting free event!

Take a Wildflower Road Trip to the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails & Festival

Photo: Facebook/Chevrolet

From April 12-14, 2019, visitors to Ennis will be treated to an annual attraction worthy of the road trip to North Texas. Just a straight shot up I-45 north from Houston or about 25 minutes south of Dallas, you’ll find yourself in some of the prettiest countrysides you’ve ever witnessed!

The season brings the bluebonnets to this charming town and 40-mile scenic drive, so Chevrolet is bringing Erin and her guests to Ennis in a brand new 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ, in none other than a festive metallic blue! It’s the perfect color to go along with the gorgeous bluebonnets. Their road trip is an adventure designed specifically for the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, complete with all the bells and whistles. The first stop will be the Ennis Visitor Center, at 204 W. Knox, to pick up a printed bluebonnet trail map. There, they’ll be greeted with a friendly smile as one of the wildflower experts points out the optimum route and viewing locations along the 40-mile drive to see the best bluebonnets.

Take a Wildflower Road Trip to the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails & Festival

Photo: Facebook/Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival

To assist Erin in her Chevrolet road trip tour, she’ll be downloading the Ennis Y’all mobile app. It includes a GPS-enabled bluebonnet trail map, as well as a list of all area shopping and dining hot spots and events – such as the festival they’ll be attending. The comfort and space that the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ affords the group will allow them to not only tour the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails but also test their ride, complete with all the latest technology to support their trip. Its 4G LTE Wi-Fi feature will keep them connected on the road, and the onboard Apple CarPlay option will have them streaming their favorite music for the entire tour! Speaking of music, on Friday, April 12, 2019, the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival headliner will be Le Freak, starting at 8 p.m. This evening show is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, including full lighting and great sound. It’ll be a fantastic start to an awesome weekend lineup!

Ennis Bluebonnets Kachina Prairie

Photo: www.bluebonnettrail.org

Getting to Ennis will also be a breeze with the Silverado’s Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. On Saturday, April 13, 2019, prior to doing a 2 p.m. Facebook Live feature directly from the event, Erin and her crew will do a nature preserve wildflower tour at nearby Kachine Prairie. The preserve is a local treasure of sorts, consisting of 30 acres of undisturbed native prairie on the eastern shore of Lake Clark. Kachina Prairie, which is an Ennis treasure –30-acre remnant native, never-plowed prairie, now being actively conserved by a coalition of the Ennis Garden Club, Indian Trail Master Naturalists, City of Ennis, and the Texas Land Conservancy.

Take a Wildflower Road Trip to the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails & Festival

Photo: Pxhere

Following the wildflower tour, the group will participate in “Wine Wander” starting at 12 p.m., sampling wines from some great Texas wineries while strolling through downtown Ennis. They’ll be able to shop, sip, and stroll in historic downtown Ennis, Texas. The tour includes a souvenir wine glass, event bag, map of all participating wineries, and the opportunity to taste some of the finest wines in Texas.

Ennis Bluebonnets

Photo: www.bluebonnettrail.org

With a variety of accommodations available, an amazing expanse of newly blossomed bluebonnets, and the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival to attend, this Chevrolet road trip is going to be done in style, to say the least! Erin’s passengers will be thankful for the rear-seatback storage compartments to hold their festival purchases. On Saturday, April, 13, don’t miss the Texas Hill Country Facebook Live scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival – three days of celebration and activities that are sure to put a smile on your face. For more event details and to plan a road trip of your own to Ennis, check out the official Bluebonnet Trails & Festival link available here or visit the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival Facebook page.

A special thanks to Chevrolet for sponsoring us and the City of Ennis for hosting us!