Bluebonnet Festival tuns big 3-5

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The most anticipated event in Burnet is right around the corner, and, as if their weren't enough to celebrate, it will be hitting a milestone. The Bluebonnet Festival will be turning the big 3-5. The 35th annual Bluebonnet Festival is set to take place Thursday, April 12, through Sunday, April 15.

The Bluebonnet Festival brings in an average of 30,000 visitors to this small town, and more than 200 vendors will be setting up shop around the square and down Jackson Street, ready to share their craftsmanship and tasty treats with these attendees.

The festival will kick off on Thursday, April 12, at 5 p.m. as the Mighty Thomas Carnival Family Night commences. The good times will roll nonstop through the weekend with multiple events everyone can look forward to.

Live music will be provided throughout the Bluebonnet Festival, which is always a treat for visitors, as the town has the opportunity to showcase its local talent.

Saturday night's long awaited concert will include three acts. Texas Crossing will open the show for the two headliners: Kody West and prime country singer Radney Foster. Admittance to the concert will cost $10, plus a $5 cooler charge for those bringing their own refreshments.

Starting this week, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce will be selling tee shirts and carnival vouchers at their office location. Two different tee shirts are $15 and $20, and carnival-goers may purchase vouchers up until Thursday, April 12, in the afternoon for $18.

For 35 years, the Bluebonnet Festival has been a source of entertainment that has grown every year. To celebrate this anniversary, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce is selling a commemorative gift basket for $35. The basket includes a tee shirt, Bluebonnet Festival wine glass, a ticket to Saturday night's concert, and a packet of bluebonnet seeds.

Visitors will enjoy the pet parade and the Bluebonnet Festival parade, live music, good food, drinks, the beloved Demolition Derby, and many other perks that come with the famous festival.

“The Bluebonnet Festival is a tradition,” said Burnet Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Winkler. “There is something for kids and adults, and most adults have grown up with the Bluebonnet Festival so they are bringing their kids now. It is part of the culture here in Burnet.”

A full schedule was printed in the April 11 Burnet Bulletin.

The Chamber is asking those interested in volunteering during the Bluebonnet Festival to call the office at 512-756-4297 to sign up. To purchase T-shirts or carnival vouchers, visit the Chamber of Commerce up until April 12 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 101 North Pierce Street.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet