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Attend the Burnet Bluebonnet Festival 2017

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The separate pet parade typically includes dogs, cats, hamsters, snakes, birds, goats, and pigs. “Some pets are wearing the latest fashions, some pets and their owners share a theme, but most come as they are, ready for lots of tail-wagging excitement,” the website says. “There is no age limit on pets or their owners and many entrants make it a family affair. There is no entry fee for the parade and prizes will be given away for a variety of categories.”

A full list of event details and more information can be found online.

Burnet Bluebonnet Festival dog race

Photo: Courtesy of the Burnet Chamber of Commerce

The Burnet Chamber of Commerce proudly lists the town as one of the best places to enjoy Bluebonnets. The town officially gained recognition to the well-known fact in 1981, when the Texas State Legislature officially designated Burnet the ‘Bluebonnet Capital of Texas,’” the website says. “Community leaders decided to make the most of both the beautiful wildflowers and the recent state designation and created the Bluebonnet Festival.”

Burnet Bluebonnet Festival run

Photo: Courtesy of the Burnet Chamber of Commerce

The first festival was a success, and now more than 30,000 attend every year. “Burnet is easily accessible from all directions, located at the intersection of Highways 281 and 29,” the Chamber of Commerce states. “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 when bluebonnets carpet the roadside, hills and pastures in blue at the height of the wildflower season.”

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