2014 Bluebonnet Festival

2014 Bluebonnet Festival

It’s Bluebonnet Festival time in Burnet, and there’s no better place to come and roost for a few days with your family or a special loved one than the Highland Lakes. Take in the beauty of blanketing wildflowers and the excitements of the festival – live music, street dances, local vendors, the Mighty Thomas Carnival, and much more – over the weekend of April 11-13th. Then remain a few more days relaxing and enjoying the lovely scenic wildflower routes, the Hill Country Vineyards and Wineries, and the welcoming (and often pet-friendly) accommodations that grace the region.

The 2014 Burnet Bluebonnet Festival April 11-13th

As with previous years, the Blair’s Western Wear Scholarship Pageant takes place on April 5th, a week prior to the festival’s official kick-off, allowing our royal court a starring role in the Grand Parade kick off on the 11th. Don’t forget to bring Fido out to the Pet Parade – this festival is for everyone! The carnival will open on the 10th with a wristband special that lets you ride all night! Dozens of arts and crafts vendors, educational programs, and children’s activities highlight this special weekend on honor the state flower – the beautiful Bluebonnet. See the full schedule of events and activities for the 2014 Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet here.

Highland Lakes Accommodations – From Romance to Glam Camps – it’s Here.

Looking for a romantic B&B, family accommodations right on the lakeshore, or a pet-friendly lodging in the Highland Lakes? Here in Texas, we’re all about ample choices, and here are some top accommodations to consider calling home during this year’s Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet.

Thunderbird Resort – For Families, Friends, and Anyone Seeking Nature


Folks just can’t help returning to the Thunderbird Lodge and Resort in Burnet year after year. Not only do they offer magnificent lakefront views of Lake Buchanan, but there are ample RV and camping sites, cozy lakefront cottages, and lodge-style, pet friendly accommodations with amazing amenities simply unsurpassed by other lodgers. An onsite marina offers boat rentals, gear and guided fishing services while the outdoor games, pool, and playground offer a respite for land-based fun. Picnic tables, BBQ set ups, and great rates make this the place to bring your pet and your family during the festival, which is only a short drive away.

Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary Romantic Accommodations in Highland Lakes


Healing bodywork, organic meals, magical views, lake access, and an accommodating staff awaits at Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary. Something about just being at this sacred site is healing, but signing on for a bodywork package and the delightfully fresh meals takes the experience to a completely new level. At this romantic and pet-friendly Lake Buchanan lodging, you will not only rediscover your partner, but you’ll likely rediscover yourself. Just minutes from the Vanishing Texas River Cruise and the hiking trails and observatory at the nearby Canyon of the Eagles (another pet-friendly and romantic lodging option!), you won’t regret a trip to Rainbow Hearth.

Come experience the springtime wildflowers and celebrate the 2014 Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet this year. Booking early is best, as this is one of the most popular Highland Lakes events of the year!