Visit spooktacular destinations this Halloween!

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Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Longhorn Cavern is located an 645.2 acres of land dedicated as a state park in 1932. Humans have sheltered in the caves since prehistoric times and legend has it the cavern serves as a hiding place for the treasure of infamous outlaw Sam Bass.





By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Trick-or-treating and pumpkin-carving are enjoyable Halloween activities, but for extra fun and goosebumps this Halloween, visit these spooky area locations:

Longhorn Cavern State Park, 6211 Park Road 4 S, Burnet

Now a tourist attraction for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts, the historic Longhorn Cavern State Park was once just a deep fissure in the earth formed by millions of years of flowing water. The cavern then became a meeting place for Comanche tribes, and in 1848, the Comanches kidnapped an 18-year-old girl during a raid in the area. Three Texas Rangers came in the dark of night, outnumbered by the large number of Native Americans, and rescued the girl after a harrowing battle.


Spooktacular events for Halloween

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With Halloween just around the corner many places are gearing up for a Spooktacular good time around Burnet County.

We have gathered these different events in one place for our readers to have an easy way to see what their ghouls or goblins might be interested in.



Oct. 26

Pooches in the Patch- 5-7 p.m., Texas Big Worm. Bring your doggy for doggy hay ride, doggy maze and dog treats. For more information call 512-468-9997.

Oct. 28

Bertram Elementary Fall Festival- 4-7 p.m., Bertram Elementary. Cake walk, Games, food and fun. For more information call 512-355-2111.

Texas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch- 9 a.m.-7 p.m.~Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.~Sun. Hay rides, pumpkin slayer, maze, kiddie barn, pumpkin painting and more. For information call 512-468-9997.

Oct. 29


Owl-oh-ween a hoot!

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The Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center will host Owl-oh-ween, a festive open house, on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Reveille Peak Ranch. 
The event is free to the public, and will include a number of activities for visitors of all ages:
nature scavenger hunts, Hill Country geology and archaeology, Nature's Masters of Disguise, a program about camouflage, water conservation and rainwater collection, art in nature and face painting, fishing and angler education, and presentations on owls, honey bees, bats, bugs and other creep crawlers. 
Food and drink will be available by donation. For groups of 10 or more, contact info@uhlnc.org
Reveille Peak Ranch is located about eight miles northwest of Burnet just off Ranch to Market Road 2341. 

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