Burnet's Historic Square

Wed
02
Oct

Burnet welcomes new winery, honors building's past

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Downtown Burnet recently celebrated the grand opening of Wedding Oak Winery, which has taken up residence inside the recently renovated historic Badger Building and Tex Robertson Building. The City of Burnet and Burnet Economic Development Corporation welcomed the business as a new partnership focusing on bringing economic opportunities to town while respecting the history of Burnet and it's historic square.

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The city of Burnet welcomed a new business to its historic downtown square as members of the community joined Wedding Oak Winery owner Mike McHenry and City officials at the winery's ribbon cutting on Thursday, Sept. 26.

The winery opened its doors Sunday, Sept. 8, at the site of the newly renovated Badger Building and Tex Robertson Building at the corner of Jackson and Pierce Streets and has been well-received by the community in regards to its fresh new business and its respect of the town's history.

The Badger Building has been a focal point in the community since 1883, and served as a gathering place for the young men and women of early Burnet. The late Tex Robertson purchased the building in the 1960's and utilized it as a community center, but through the passing of time, the building slowly emptied and became just a snapshot of times past.

Wed
10
Apr

Bluebonnet Festival in full swing this week

The Bluebonnet Festival Grand Parade is always an exciting part of the event. This year's parade will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13.

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The Bluebonnet Festival will be in full swing this Friday, April 12 around Burnet’s Historic Square, bringing three days of entertainment for residents and visitors to the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas for its 36th year.

The Bluebonnet Festival has welcomed approximately 30,000 visitors per year, and Burnet Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Winkler expects an even bigger turn out for 2019.

“I think this year we will have more visitors than ever,” Winkler said. “With the projection of the wildflowers and the festival being around for 36 years, I think it will bring more people in.”

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