Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas on the Square - December 12

The Burnet County Courthouse has a new Christmas lighting look!  Come visit this holiday season and see the "dripping" icicles and candlestick lampposts.  Burnet, Texas is getting ready to celebrate the annual Christmas on the Square on Saturday, December 12. There will be performances by local entertainers such as the Burnet Gunfighters, a Christmas parade around the square, shops and restaurants open late, a visit from Santa, Main Street Bethlehem, and an old fashioned Fort Croghan Christmas. 

Come enjoy a fun weekend in Burnet at The Verandas Guest House any time during December.  We'll be decking our halls and trimming our tree, too!
Call us at (512) 588-0088 or visit online at to make your reservation.  

Friday, October 9, 2015

Rifles, Racks, and Deer Tracks Fundraiser - October 17, 2015

The Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center is holding a fundraiser at the Freedom Flyers Hangar in Burnet, Texas.  On Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 6 pm - 10 pm, the HCCAC will host its second annual event.  Proceeds from the dinner, raffle, and silent auction will go towards this very worthy cause. 
Information from the Advocacy Center website at lists a Polaris ATV and guns available for the raffle ticket price of $20 each.  The ticket prices for the dinner (including live music) are 40 per person. 
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Fort Croghan Day - October 10, 2015

Revisit the beginning days of Burnet, Texas at the Fort Croghan historical grounds and museum.  From 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 10, 2015, you will be able to walk through history with soldiers, Native Americans, frontier folk, and old west gunfighters.   Some of the fun will include making soap, churning butter, and blacksmithing demonstrations.  There will be some present-century entertainment, too!   Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted and appreciated.  

Fort Croghan is located on Highway 29 (703 Buchanan Drive) in Burnet.  More info is available at, at the Fort Croghan website or the Fort Croghan facebook page.  You can also call the Burnet County Heritage Society at (512) 756-8281 for details.  

If you are planning a visit for Fort Croghan Day, why not stay overnight in an old historical building in Burnet?  The Verandas Guest House is a step back in time for travellers -- one part of the house used to be a stagecoach stop!  
Go to or call (512) 588-0088 to find the perfect room for your getaway!  

Chuck wagon food service
Fort Croghan (2014) 
Live music at Fort Croghan (2014)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Map Your Way to Burnet Art Fest - September 19-20, 2015

The second annual Burnet Association of Merchants Plein Air Art Competition is this weekend in downtown Burnet, Texas!  Artists are competing "in the open air," art will be auctioned, and other art booths and activities will be going on around the courthouse square. Visit their website at for more information.  


Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Concert - Whiskey Myers - July 25

Burnet, Texas is presenting its summer live music Concerts in the Park again this year. Coming up on July 25, 2015 is Whiskey Myers.  Fans of Whiskey Myers know them for their country music and videos such as  "Early Morning Shakes" and "Shelter from the Rain."  

The concert will be on west Hwy 29 at Haley Nelson Park at 7:30 p.m..  Ticket prices are $15  per person; coolers are welcome, lawn chairs are encouraged for seating. 

More information can be found at  (check out the Tour link for a list of other dates and ticket order information), or at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce website (

The Verandas Guest House
is a Texas Historical site. 
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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Burnet CPRA Pro Rodeo: June 12 - 13

The Burnet CPRA Pro Rodeo is coming this weekend!  Get on your boots and grab your hat and be ready Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June13.  Don't miss this exciting annual event in Burnet, Texas!  Rodeo tickets are available at Blair's Western Wear in Marble Falls for $8 in advance, or they may be purchased at the gate for $10.  The rodeo arena is just a short drive from The Verandas Guest House if you would like some historical lodging that dates back to when Burnet was part of the "Wild West!"
Book online at or call (512) 588-0088 to reserve your room! 
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mothers' Day Getaway

Need a special Mothers' Day gift idea?  A Hill Country weekend at the Verandas Guest House in Burnet, Texas would be a wonderful surprise for your Mom!  More cozy than a hotel or motel, and if you mention in your reservation that you are booking for a Mothers' Day stay, you will also get a pair of souvenir Verandas Guest House wine glasses for Mom to remember her special retreat.

Some ideas for Mom's weekend could include shopping on the historic Burnet Courthouse square, a visit to what we call the "Wines Off 29" wineries, or hiking and outdoor activities at Inks Lake State Park or Longhorn Caverns. We have lots of information on area attractions and activities, and we'd love to help you make her day memorable and fun!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Burnet City Wide Garage Sale - May 2

Come on out to the Burnet Courthouse Square and shop the annual City-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. booths will be set up for you to conveniently shop all in one stop.  This annual sale is hosted by the Burnet Association of Merchants.

Want to sell YOUR stuff? There is still booth space available!  Call Cindy at (830) 798-5738 and reserve your spot.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Valentines Dinner at Texas Tea-Licious - February 14

Have a romantic Valentines Day dinner with your loved one at Texas Tea-Licious in Burnet. Live fiddle music will be provided by local talent, The Kerley Girls ( and wine and beer are also available. Make your reservations by calling (512) can even order a bouquet of flowers for your table for $35.

Complete your weekend by staying in one of the romantic suites at The Verandas Guest House. Ask us about the special Valentines treat that can be included in your stay!  Call us (512) 588-0088 or go online at

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Live Music - Bill Reid at Texas Tealicious - January 24

Texas Tealicious on Main Street hosts live music on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 6 - 8 pm.  On Saturday, January 24, they will feature Bill Reid who plays a variety of country, blues, and folk (among other genres!).
Learn more about Bill Reid and his music at 

Come out for a delicious meal, beer or wine, PIE!!!!!, and some great entertainment.  
Texas Tealicious has a concert schedule posted each month on their website 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Barbecue and Chili Cookoff January 16 - 17

There are two cookoff events scheduled for the Burnet area this weekend.

On January 16 and 17, 2015, The Lone Star Barbecue Society is hosting their Cooker of the Year cookoff at the Burnet County Fairgrounds. No membership is required and entry fee for meat is $85. Cash payout to winners!  They are also having a pinto bean cookoff with a $15 entry fee.  The entry form and contact information can be found at

Pilot Knob Winery is hosting a chili cookoff on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The winery is part of the weekends Roll Out the Barrels Top of the Hill Country wine trail that weekend as well, and is featuring $5 tastings.  More information can be found on Pilot Knob's calendar of events webpage at

After a day of feasting and relaxing, you can come back and warm yourself by the outdoor fireplace at The Verandas Guest House. Call or book your weekend online