Anyone who knows Texas knows that there are few things more lovely than a Spring day surrounded by wildflowers. And this is no more true than during Bluebonnet season. Our state flower might be a bit odd looking standing alone, but when it makes a sea of blue spread across the hilly fields of central Texas, it looks like Heaven on Earth.
If you’re looking for a bit of that heavenly beauty, the month of April is the month. This is especially true in Texas Hill Country. Whether posing along the shoulders of Highway 290 or in the fields of Brenham, long-standing traditions have been built around family portraits surrounded by bluebonnets.
April offers many a festival to celebrate these days of Blue. Below, we have shared just a few. Don’t see your favorite? Tweet us at @TxTravelTalk and let us know where you get your bluebonnet fix.
Ennis Bluebonnet Trails April 1-30 2018
This year, will mark 67 Years of the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails. In 1997, Ennis was designated by the State Legislature as the home of the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail and was designated the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas. Sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club, this full month event offers over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails which are the oldest trails known in the state. For many years, Bluebonnet lovers from all over have headed to Ennis.
Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival April 20-22,2018
And if trails are not enough for you, there is a three-day festival on the weekend April 20-22..
Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival
The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival holds the title of the Official “Texas Bluebonnet Festival” and this year will be the 54th annual. Between Houston and Austin along the 290 corridor, it is a must-do on the Bluebonnet list.
54th Annual Bluebonnet Festival
April 14 and 15, 2018
9 – 6 Saturday
10 – 5 Sunday
Burnet Bluebonnet Festival
Not to be forgotten is the Burnet Bluebonnet Festival, April 13-15, 2018. West of Austin and centered on Highway 281, Burnet draws over 30,000 visitors each year to the festival. From 5Ks and live music to parades and carnivals, there is fun offered for all ages. Among its unique offerings is a Kiwanis All-You-Can-Eat Pancake feast, a Pet Parade, and even a Weiner Dog Race.
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