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Web Extra: 2013 Texas Wildflower Festivals

Can’t get enough of Texas’ wild and wonderful wildflowers? Check out these annual springtime celebrations of fun and flowers.

BluebonnetsBurnet Bluebonnet Festival: Burnet, the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas, will hold its 30th Annual Bluebonnet Festival on April 12-14. In addition to stunning wildflower displays, the festival will also hold a 5K, and a Wiener Dog Race to go along with its food and art vendors.

Linden Wildflower Trails of Texas Festival: Concerts, crafts, food, fireworks (and, of course, flowers) await at the Linden Wildflower Trails of Texas Festival on April 27. Festival events are held throughout Linden, and will kick off with the 5K Race that begins and ends on the downtown square.

Red Poppy Festival: The 14th edition of Georgetown’s annual poppy celebration is bigger than ever this year. On April 26-28, four blocks of downtown Georgetown will host a three-on-three basketball tournament, a car show, food and craft booths, and a full slate of concerts.

2013 Franklin Mountains Poppies Festival on Castner Range: On March 23, the El Paso Museum of Archaeology will sponsor a celebration of Franklin Mountain poppies. The festival will include nature talks and walks, Tigua folk dancers, wildlife exhibits, as well as food vendors and live music. Visitors should park at the El Paso Community College Transmountain Campus and take the free shuttle to the festival, since no parking will be available on site.

2013 Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival: Though Ennis Bluebonnet Trails events will happen throughout April, the annual festival will take place on April 20-21. Sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club (who will provide free trail maps and souvenirs throughout the month), the festival’s must-see events include the Antique American Independent Auto Show and a variety of live-music options.

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