Burnet is deep in the Texas Hill Country, in the Highland Lakes region. The city is easily accessible from all directions, located at the intersection of Highways 29 and 281. Surrounded by sparkling lakes and rugged hills, it’s a scenic drive from all directions. But there is a special magic to the Hill Country where bluebonnets carpet the roadside, hill, and pastures in blue at the height of wildflower season.
In 1981, the Texas State Legislature office designated Burnet the “Bluebonnet Capital of Texas.” A couple of years later, community leaders created the Bluebonnet Festival. Taking place the second weekend in April at the peak of bluebonnet season, this three-day festival draws crowds topping 30,000 each year.
Looking for bluebonnet merchandise? Many of the local stores carry bluebonnet themed items. Bluebonnet festival shirts and bluebonnet seeds are available at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center at the corner of Hwy 29 and N. Pierce St.