September 2019 Burnet County Events
Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Burnet County lodges and resorts keep a list of events to entertain residents and visitors alike. No matter when you plan your next trip to the Highland Lakes of Burnet County, you’ll find something fun to do right here. Check out individual blog posts about attractions in the county from Spicewood to Oatmeal and everywhere in between.
Here’s what’s on the list of events for September 2019.
Labor Day Weekend
Kick off Labor Day weekend at the Oatmeal Community Center, 7324 CR 336, in Oatmeal, Texas, with a barbecue dinner and arts and crafts starting at 5:03 p.m. Also, at 6:33 p.m., the Miss Oatmeal Pageant and cake auction; at 7:33 p.m., the Mr. Groaty Oats pageant; and at 8:33 p.m., live music by The Ben Watson Band. The festival moves to Bertram on Saturday with a race, an oatmeal bake-off, vendors, and the grand parade. As the parade finale, a plane drops oatmeal over the people lining the route.
Two showings — 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. — of the 1987 movie at the historic Globe Theatre, 132 W. Vaughan St. in Bertram.
World War II-era aircraft and high-performance planes put on an aerial demonstration during this annual event at Burnet Municipal Airport, 2402 U.S. 281 South. Arrive early to walk the runway and view the planes before they take to the air at noon.
This fundraising demolition derby benefits the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department and takes place at the fire hall, 9805 Texas 71 East in Spicewood. Gates open at 4 p.m. Engines start at 6 p.m.
Jeffrey Hellmer, a professor of jazz music and piano at the University of Texas, presents an interactive piano and lecture performance from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center in St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 201 Dalton Circle in Horseshoe Bay. Tickets are $35. Program offered by Horseshoe Bay Cultural Enrichment.
September 21-November 10
It’s officially fall when Sweet Berry Farm opens in September. Pick the perfect pumpkin and enjoy autumn-related activities. Admission and parking are free; you only pay for the activities. Located at 1801 FM 1980 in Marble Falls.
September 27-October 27
Pick a pumpkin, take a hay ride, feed cute animals, and more. The patch is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through October 27. Admission is free, but a few activities have a fee. Located at 4625 Texas 29 in Bertram.
The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. at Smythwick Castle and Lodge, 12615 RR 1431 in Marble Falls. Take a quick swing dance lesson by Arthur Murray Dance Studio before enjoying a Mediterranean/Italian dinner by Bittersweet Cakes and Catering. Music by Armadillo Swing Band. Cost is $69 per person without the dance lesson or $89 per person with the lesson. Lessons begin at 5:30 p.m.
The Austin Astronomical Society hosts a star party at Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 in Burnet. Starts at 7 p.m. Bring chairs, blankets, and binoculars. High-powered telescopes will be set up for sharing. Kona Ice Stand will be open. Meet at Central Park. Program is free with park entrance of $6 per person for ages 12 and older.
Families can enjoy a day (or two) out with Thomas the Tank Engine and friends at the Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson St. Plenty of photo opportunities.
Local musicians perform every Saturday night on the patio at Canyon of the Eagles, 16942 RR 2341 in Burnet. Free for guests; $6 for non-guests. Beer, wine, and cocktails for purchase at the Eagle’s Nest.
September 7, 14, 21, 28
Karaoke takes over the Rbar from 8-11 p.m. Saturdays at 914 Third St. in downtown Marble Falls.
September 14, 21, and 28.
Live music from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday of the month in the tasting room at Torr Na Lochs, 7055 Texas 29 in Burnet. Closed Labor Day weekend. Local artist Wake Eastman performs September 14; Rodney Howell plays jazz on his saxophone September 21; and Courtney Reed and Charly Sardo are live September 28.
September 7, 14, 21, and 28
Check out the website for who’s playing 6-8 p.m. Saturdays at Trailblazer Grille, 216 S. Main St. in Burnet.
The Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 FM 2147 West in Cottonwood Shores, delivers eight performances in September of “More Senior Moments,” a series of rollicking musical vignettes dealing with aging. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays. Doors to lobby open one hour before a performance.
Live country, blues, and rock music from 7 p.m.-midnight on the last Saturday of the month at Cadillac Dance Hall, 1375 FM 1855 in Marble Falls. Music provided by house band The Not Guilties.
COMING NEXT MONTH
MAIN STREET CAR SHOW
Classic cars, hot rods, and more on display in downtown Marble Falls. Go to marblefallskiwanis.org.
HILL COUNTRY HERITAGE EXPO
Program at Inks Lake State Park celebrates the past from prehistoric weaponry through the Great Depression. Go to tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/inks-lake.
BURNET ART FESTIVAL, OCTOBERFEST, AND FORT CROGHAN DAY
SPICEWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL
Juried art show features local artists and musicians. Go to spicewoodarts.org.