October events in Burnet County
Highland Lakes locals and visitors alike can celebrate the cooler October weather by casting for the big one at a bass tournament, shopping for handmade arts and crafts, watching a living history jail presentation, roughing it at a campout, enjoying live music, or taking a hayride. There’s much to see and do, and the Highland Lakes of Burnet County hopes to see you soon.
‘LIVING HISTORY’ JAIL PROGRAM
109 S. Pierce St., Burnet
See below for times and dates
Learn what it was like to be an inmate in Burnet County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries at a living history program, presented by the Burnet Homeschool Group. Free admission. Takes place from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 29.
ARTS AND CRAFTS BAZAAR
1001 Veterans Ave., Marble Falls
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8
The Marble Falls VFW Post 10376 hosts an arts and crafts bazaar that includes a fish fry and live music by Jeff Inman. Fish fry starts at 11 a.m. and is $15 a plate. More details at VFW Post 10376 Marble Falls | Facebook.
105 CR 114, Burnet
Family-friendly times with camping and live music happen at Reveille Peak Ranch. Festival-goers can also take part in hiking, biking, horseback riding, yoga, disc golf, silent disco, and workshops. Visit utopiafest.com for details.
FAMILY CAMP OUT
230 Avenue J South, Marble Falls
Hosted by the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department at Johnson Park. Enjoy overnight camping with s’mores, presentations, movie, chalk art, archery, hayride, tent decoration contest, and more. Cost is $35. Visit marblefallsrecreation.com for details.
LEGENDS OF THE FALLS
4111 Cottonwood Drive, Cottonwood Shores
The Legends of the Falls theatrical hayride combines a hayride with a presentation of Cottonwood Shores history. The weekend event also includes an arts-and-crafts festival, historical skills demonstrations, and live music. It takes place Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with live music from 6-8 p.m. and Oct. 23 from noon to 6 p.m. Hayrides will depart both days at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. from the Cottonwood Shores Civic Center. Hayride tickets are $10 each. Other activities and live music are free. Visit cottonwoodshores.org for details.
BIG BASS TOURNAMENT
14757 RR 1431 West, Kingsland
Competition fishing returns to Wakepoint LBJ. The Big Bass Tournament begins at 7 a.m. with the first cast; scales close at 2:45 p.m. Guaranteed total payout of $10,000 with a cash prize for overall big bass. All ages welcome. Visit wakepointlbj.com for details.