The opportunity to ride on a countryside train doesn't arise very often these days, but when it does, you simply can't say no. Especially if that train is taking you to a gorgeous bluebonnet festival in Burnet, Texas. That's right, this spring you can hop aboard a train to a bluebonnet festival near Austin for one of the most eventful experiences of your life. 

The Austin Steam Train is departing from Bertram Depot on Sunday, April 12 for its Bluebonnet Festival Flyer.

The Depot opens at 10 a.m. and will officially depart at 11 a.m. to ensure every passenger has the chance to make it on time. The ride is a total of six hours, four hours on the actual train and a two-hour layover.

Where the layover takes place is possibly the best part of it all. Once the train arrives in Burnet for its layover, you'll have two hours to enjoy the town's annual bluebonnet festival.

The lineup of festivities is so long there's no doubt in our minds that you'll have plenty to do during those two hours. 

A Weiner Dog race, all-you-can-eat pancakes, and the bluebonnet festival grand parade are just a few we thought might pique your interest.

If you're convinced by now that you have to check this train ride and bluebonnet festival out, you're not the only one!

Tickets for Saturday's excursion have already sold out, so if you're interested in coming aboard on Sunday we recommend you buy yours ASAP.

Adult prices range from $50 to $65 depending on where you'd like to be seated. First-class seating doesn't cost much more than coach seating, so it might be worth it to upgrade!

Children's tickets range from $40 to $50.

You may be seeing a few bluebonnets here and there right about now, but come April they'll be in full bloom.

You'll surely see a few along the way to Burnet, but once there you'll be blown away by Texas' state flower and all of the activities it inspires.

All aboard!

Bluebonnet Festival Flyer

Price: $40 - $65

When: Sunday, April 12

Address: 170 S Gabriel St., Bertram, TX

Why You Need To Go: You'll get to enjoy a cozy train ride with fellow bluebonnet lovers all the way to Texas' prettiest bluebonnet fest.

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