Thursday, June 26, 2014

Independence Day Happenings - July 3 - 5

Burnet and the Hill Country area have lots of celebrations and events planned for the long 4th of July weekend. Come have a blast at the local communities' celebrations, and then relax and unwind the rest of your weekend on the porch of The Verandas Guest House.

Most of these events came from the chamber websites of the communities.  You may want to call ahead to verify times / dates / prices, etc.  

Thursday, July 3 

Kids Independence Day Brigade: Herman Brown Free Library 
10 am, crafts and parade around The Square

Aqua Boom Street Dance, Kingsland
8 pm - 11 pm, featuring The Band 24K
Free admission 

Friday, July 4 

Independence Day Bike Parade, Inks Lake State Park 
9 am bike decorating, 10 am parade 
Park entrance fees apply

Rockin' River Fest, Llano TX
9 pm - 10 pm Fireworks in Badu Park

Community Fireworks, Marble Falls TX
5-6 pm Music by The Flashbacks
6 - 7 pm Concert by Hill Country Community Band (inside Pavilion)
7:30 - 9 pm Music by The Wonderfuls
DARK - Fireworks Show

AquaBoom Activities, Kingsland TX
9 am Kids Parade, 10 am Land Parade, 6pm Boat Parade
4 pm Wacky Raft Race, 5 pm Rubber Duck Race
7 pm Malibu Boats Ski Show
7:30 - 9:00 pm Brooks Crossing Band
DARK - Aqua Boom Fireworks show

Saturday July 5 

Burnet Farmers Market  
9 am - 1 pm, Burnet Square

Live Music - Rick Bussey, Texas Tea-Licious
6 pm - 8 pm 

Burgers and Blues: Fall Creek Vineyard, Tow TX 
12 - 2  Lunch from the grill / 2 - 5 games,  music 
$15 (Wine tasting extra) 

Independence Day Celebration: Canyon of the Eagles, RR 2341 
5 - 10  BBQ meal and celebration 
$18.95 adults, reservations recommended

Mud Races at Toyland, Llano TX
7 pm

Aqua Boom Activities, Kingsland TX
8:30 a.m. (shotgun start) Golf Tournament -  Lighthouse Country Club
10 am Horseshoe / Washer Tournament
10 am - 3 pm Poker Run on the River
8 pm  Street Dance featuring River Rat Revue Band

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Concert - Granger Smith / Earl Dibbles Jr - June 28

Burnet, Texas is presenting its summer concerts in the park again this year. Coming up on June 28, 2014 is Granger Smith  (Earl Dibbles Jr.).  Fans of Smith (Dibbles)  know him for his country music and videos such as  "The Country Boy Song."

The concert will be on west Hwy 29 at Haley Nelson Park at 7:30 p.m..  Ticket prices are $10 per person, coolers are welcome, lawn chairs are encouraged for seating. 

More information can be found at (check out the link for Tour Dates), or at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce website (

Hats, boots, and spurs worn in the
Gunfighters re-enactment shows in Burnet.

Of course, if you are planning on coming to Burnet for the Saturday concert, you will enjoy staying at The Verandas Guest House overnight!  Email us (, call (512) 588-0088, or use the online reservation system at

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Burnet County Fair - June 20 and 21

The annual Burnet County Fair  will be held this year at the Burnet Community Center at 401 E. Jackson Street.  The theme this year is PATRIOTISM

Exhibits and entries will be taken and judged on Thursday, June 19.  Children's events and presentation of awards will be on Friday, June 20.  On Saturday, June 21, the Lake Area Rods and Classics car club will have a show, the Austin Steam Train Hill Country Flyer will make a trip to Burnet, and the Burnet Gunfighters will perform at 1:30 p.m.  Don't miss the 4-H Barbecue to be held on Saturday from 11 to 2 (tickets will be on sale at the door).  

You can find a more complete schedule and more information on the official website or you may call 512-756-9396. 

After a long day of fun and excitement at the fair, unwind at The Verandas Guest House, just a short walk from the Community Center.  Make an online reservation at, email, or call us at (512) 588-0088.   

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Children of the Republic of Texas Convention - June 20 - 21

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas have chosen Burnet to play host to their annual Children of the Republic of Texas convention Friday, June 20 through Saturday, June 21, 2014.  According to the DRT website, the convention is held each year to complete business and award scholarships on behalf of the organization.  While the meeting itself will be held at a local hotel, we are honored to be hosting some of the ladies here at the Verandas Guest House.  We welcome the DRT and CRT to Burnet and all the historical aspects it has to offer!

More information about membership and the convention can be found at

Update June 20 :
The crowd at Ft Croghan were treated to live music, a show by the Burnet Gunfighters, and cowboy stew served from a real chuck wagon!