JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF
BURNET — From dancers to face painting and trick-or-treaters, Burnet’s courthouse square will be buzzing with activity Oct. 26 for Midnight Madness.
Stores on the square will stay open until 8 p.m. to offer shopping discounts and get into the fall spirit.
“It’s kicking off the gift-shopping season,” said Cindy Lamb, owner of All Mixed Up, 123 E. Jackson St. “It’s also showing the people of the town what’s (on the square) and staying open late for people that work in Austin, or wherever, so they have time to come down and see the shops and eat and see what’s going on.”[box]IF YOU GO
WHAT: Midnight Madness
WHEN: Oct. 26 with stores open until 8 p.m.
WHERE: Courthouse Square in Burnet[/box]
Merchants also will hand out candy for kids while shoppers stroll from store to store.
Donation containers will be out, too, for a food drive benefitting LACare in Burnet.
Dancers from Studio 29 Dance Centre will perform at various times between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
John Will, owner of the Burnet Antique Mall, said most of the stores on the square and others nearby will be open.
“Most of the retail businesses on the square will be open until eight at night handing out candy,” Will said.