2018 Burnet Bluebonnet Festival

"The Most Exciting Small-Town Festival in Texas" is celebrating 35 years. The 2018 Burnet Bluebonnet Festival is April 13-15.
The festival is one of the hallmark celebrations of spring and our state flower with bike rides, a fun run, lots of music, a carnival, a doghouse race (yeah, you read that right), and even a wiener dog race. The list could go on and on.
The headquarters for the event is the courthouse square in Burnet, but you'll find a few things scattered about the town.

Some of the Bluebonnet Festival events include:
  • Live Music
  • Grand Parade
  • Pet Parade
  • 5K & 10K Run
  • Pageant
  • Destruction Derby
  • Car Display
  • Burnet Gunfighters Shoot-Out at Old Town
  • Food Court
  • Rubber Ducky Races
  • Children’s Bicycle Decorating Contest
  • Wiener Dog Race
  • Birding & Wildflower Show
  • Mighty Thomas Carnival
  • Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • Burnet Kiwanis All You Can Eat Pancakes
  • Praise and Worship
  • Children’s Activities


Live music is the heart of the Bluebonnet Festival, and this year's lineup is stellar:

April 13
7:30-10 p.m. Kick-off Street Dance with Bobby Flores
Main Stage on Burnet’s Historic Square

April 14
12:30-1:45 p.m. Ben Watson & The Hired Guns
Main Stage on Burnet’s Historic Square
1:30-2:45 p.m. Brittany Nemec
Jackson Street Square
2:15-3:45 p.m. Big Anton & The Alley Cats
Main Stage on Burnet’s Historic Square
3-4:15 p.m. Shane Schilling
Jackson Street Stage
4-5:15 p.m. Andrew Ham
Main Stage on Burnet’s Historic Square
4:30-6 p.m. Allen Ray
Jackson Street Stage
7:45-8:15 p.m. Texas Crossing
Main Stage on Burnet’s Historic Square
8:30-9:45 p.m. Kody West
Main Stage on Burnet’s Historic Square
10:15-11:45 p.m. Radney Foster
Main Stage on Burnet’s Historic Square

April 15
Noon-2:15 p.m. Allen Ray
Jackson Street Stage


Interested in being an Arts and Crafts Vendor, or Food Vendor? You also can register for other events as they're posted. Register online at the Bluebonnet Festival website.

Relive last year's festival and view our Facebook album for images from the 2017 event!

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