Reveille Peak Ranch


UTOPiA comes to Burnet

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin


Little Indie Robinson and her mother, Darlene, of San Marcos, dance and splash through the mud as they listen to music at UTOPiAfest on Friday, Nov. 15 at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet. For more photos from the 2019 UTOPiAfest, check out the Wednesday, Nov. 20 issue of the Burnet Bulletin.


Out standing in their field... UTOPiAfest returns to Reveille Peak Ranch

Southern Avenue is one of the many bands that will perform at this year's UTOPiAfest, which will take place Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 16 at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet.




By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

An enormous music festival that started out as a small gathering on a family ranch in Utopia has made its way to the Highland Lakes again this year, and with it, unique singers and songwriters bring their craft for the enjoyment of music lovers of all kinds.

UTOPiAfest will take place Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 16 at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, and will consist of non-stop music and fun activities for guests of all ages.

Founder Travis Sutherland started the festival in his hometown on his family's ranch in 2009 to bring his family and friends together and showcase talented musicians he came to know during his time in San Marcos in the early 2000's.


Commissioners worried about Spartan traffic

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County commissioners voiced their concerns at Tuesday's regular court meeting about traffic that will be generated by the upcoming Spartan Race Austin Super and Sprint Weekend, to be held May 17-19 at Reveille Peak Ranch near Burnet.

Reveille Peak is a 1,300-acre outdoor event, adventure and education center just outside of Burnet on County Road 114, also known as Little Midland-Dorbandt Road.

Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races varying in difficulty and length, with the Spartan Sprint featuring 20 to 25 obstacles in a three to five mile short-distance race, and the Spartan Super featuring 25 to 30 obstacles in an eight to 10 mile middle-distance race.


Belle crash, fire, BCISD ratings top Burnet 2018 stories

Lew K. Cohn/Burnet Bulletin
One of the top Burnet stories of 2018 involved the crash of an historic plane at the Burnet Municipal Airport. Pictured here is a firefighter who sprayed foam onto the wreckage of the Bluebonnet Belle C47 Skytrain Saturday, July 21, after the aircraft crashed while attempting to take off for an air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Thirteen people aboard the plane all escaped before the plane exploded, but one was taken to a San Antonio hospital for burn injuries.






By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The loss of the beloved Bluebonnet Belle aircraft, a summer of wildfires and the BCISD's first academic accountability rating topped headlines in Burnet for 2018.

Crash of the Belle

The famed Bluebonnet Belle C47 Skytrain, which assisted in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and was an integral part of the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, crashed July 21, at Burnet Municipal Airport's Kate Craddock Field in Burnet while attempting to take off for an air show in Wisconsin.

Thirteen people were aboard the Belle, tail number N47HL, headed for the annual Oshkosh Air Show when the plane left the runway shortly after 9 a.m. and crashed before catching fire and eventually exploding. Miraculously, all 13 people aboard the craft survived the crash and made it out of the plane before the explosion.


Utopiafest moves to Reveille Peak Ranch



By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Utopiafest organizers announced on their website Wednesday, Oct. 3, they are moving the festival to Reveille Peak Ranch on County Road 114.

Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd confirmed the move Wednesday and said he believes “this is a much better location for this type of event” than a private ranch on Shady Grove Road (County Road 200).

“I think this was something they had planned on doing after the public hearing and it was actually the first site they originally picked,” Boyd said. “I think they have a much better chance of getting a (mass gathering) permit with this new location. Reveille Peak is set up for events like this and getting out there is much safer, so I feel better about it.”


Owl-oh-ween a hoot!

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
Reveille Peak Ranch is located about eight miles northwest of Burnet just off Ranch to Market Road 2341. 

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