The skies come alive during the Bluebonnet Festival as the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force hosts the annual Bluebonnet Air Show. The annual event attracts thousands of aviation enthusiasts from all over the country. This year’s show will take place on Saturday, April 25th at the Kate Craddock Field at Burnet’s Municipal Airport, approximately 1.5 miles south of the square on Hwy. 281/ Water Street. Proceeds from the Air Show beneﬁt the CAF museum, located at the airport. The museum preserves America’s military aviation heritage. By maintaining the aircraft and other memorabilia, the living memorial honors the Armed Forces of the United States and other countries whose sacriﬁces have resulted in the freedoms we enjoy today.
Sponsored by Seton Highland Lakes Hospital and Clinics, the event has been a huge success since its beginning in 1991. In addition to the vintage aircraft roaring through the sky, there are many planes on display at the museum and throughout the grounds. A variety of food and merchandise vendors will be at the Air Show as well. Airshow gates will open to the public at 10:00 a.m. The museum and static aircraft displays will be available to view from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Air Show performances will also start about 12:00 p.m. and will ﬁnish around 4:00 p.m.
This event is well-attended and traffic ﬂow into the airport can be challenging at times. Come early, pay careful attention to all signs and announcements, and be patient as the volunteers and police officers safely move traffic and pedestrians to and from the event.
Free parking is located on the East side of Highway 281 behind the Cecil Atkission auto dealership. Shuttle buses will chauffeur you to the front gate at no charge. On-site airport parking is available for $10 and allows you to easily walk to and from the runway. Parking is ﬁrst come, ﬁrst serve. Be sure to bring your lawn chair as seating is limited.
Please note all individuals entering the Flight Line area through the admission gate are subject to search. These procedures are in place to ensure the safety of all those attending and participating in the Air Show. When looking at aircraft closely, it is critical you stay away from aircraft propellers at all times. Even when engines are off, propellers can move suddenly and cause bodily harm.
For more information about the Bluebonnet Air Show or the Highland Lakes Squadron Commemorative Air Force, call (512) 756-2226 or visit www.bluebonnetairshow.com. Tickets and reserved seating available online.
Adults – $15
Seniors – $10 (age 60 or better)
Military – $10 (with ID)
Students – $5 (6-17 years)
Children – Free (5 years and younger)