What is UTOPiAfest Down In The Oaks? Imagine the magical, extraordinary experience of listening to artists you love, and discovering new favorites, while savoring local hill country cuisine, beverages under the towering oaks and vast Texas sky. We know that when nature welcomes music surrounded by top-notch hospitality, art installations, workshops, creating a unique festival experience, each guest will truly understand what makes this experience so special at UTOPiAfest Down in the Oaks. Guests will enjoy world class music production, as well as a wide variety of workshops and activities, creating a well rounded festival experience.
Where is UTOPiAfest Down In The Oaks? This carefully cultivated venue is on a privately owned ranch near Burnet, TX an hour outside of Austin. It consists of four vast majestic wide open fields, enriched by numerous ancient oak, elm and pecan tree groves. The land is rejuvenated by the natural spring fed fork of the San Gabriel River and natural ponds throughout. The space has a natural ebb and flow that allows guests the freedom to roam as they please.
Tour the space here.
How are tickets processed? Order online. Upon purchase, RFID wristbands will be sent out to your place of residency approximately a month from the festival date. There will also be a will call location off site for pick up of wristbands. Location TBD. This will allow full access into the festival grounds. Each RFID wristband will be scanned upon entering the festival as well as giving you the option to go cashless, expediting your purchases. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns.
What food will be available? We are excited about this year's Food Forest. The team is carefully curating a culinary experience in the venue and campgrounds, featuring some of Austin and the Hill Country's finest establishments.
When does the gate open/close and music begin? Check the official schedule for updates/changes.
- EARLY ARRIVAL WED allows for guests to designate their camping area before anyone else. DOES NOT include entry into festival grounds.
- THURSDAY November 1 pre-party: gate opens at noon and music begins at 7:30pm (requires a pre-party wristband in addition to Friday or two-day pass). No entry after 10pm.
- FRIDAY: gate opens at 9am and music begins in the afternoon. No entry after 10pm.
- SATURDAY: gate opens at 9am and music begins in the afternoon. No entry after 10pm.
- SUNDAY: We are working on a few potential day time activities for everyone to enjoy before they head home. Details to come
Are dogs welcome? No, even though we love them. Please notify us at email@example.com if you plan on bringing a service animal. (No emotional support animals permitted)
Are Golf Carts/personal vehicles allowed? No unauthorized motorized vehicles are permitted on festival grounds.
Do you have to camp? There are many other great options if you decide not to camp. We will be providing shuttle service to and from the festival at 2 locations in the central and south Austin Area. Shuttles will run throughout the day starting at 10am. If you are coming in from out of town and choosing to stay at a hotel we recommend you take an uber/lyft to one of the designated shuttle pick up locations. You can also bring out the RV (RV pass required).
If you want to camp the easy way, check out our pre-set up Hassle Free Rentals! Or for a more luxurious experience, check out our high end European Bell Tents!
How does parking/camping work? Free parking lots are available, and shuttles will be on hand to transport you to the show/your campsite. If you prefer to camp next to your car, you are required to purchase a car-camping pass and camp in the designated car-camping area. A limited amount of RV spaces are also available.
Is the festival BYOB? You are welcome to bring a set amount of adult beverages to the campgrounds, and there will be a general store with items for purchase. You will now also be able to purchase beverages in the venue. Our Beer Garden will feature the best craft beers brewed in Austin and beyond, including our longtime favorites Real Ale and Lagunitas.
How does the shuttle work? We are creating a shuttle program this year that will have at least stops in North and South Austin. Details and pricing available soon.
Are there showers? Yes, for GA there will be a fee.. If you choose to upgrade to our Live Oak VIP pass, air conditioned bathroom and shower trailers will be provided in your designated campgrounds.
What’s the water situation? There will be bottled water for sale at our general store, and in the venue. There will also be fill up stations..
Will fires/stoves be allowed? There will be no fires permitted on site.
Are pets allowed? We love them, but no pets are allowed.
Are RVs/Campers/Other Things That Aren’t Tents allowed? Yes, but they require an RV area pass (limited availability).
Are there power/electricity hookups for RVs? Yes, power/electricity hookups will be available! (limited availability)
ATMs? Will be available, but with your RFID payless wristband, every purchase can be linked to your wristband.
Will there be security and EMS? Yes, 24 hours a day. Don’t hesitate to ask for help.
What should I bring?
- Printed Directions
- Rain Boots
- Air Mattress
- Sleeping Bag
- Folding Chair
- Any food or beverages (No Glass) Fireman’s 4 cans recommended. (For 21+)
- Cool clothes for the day and warm clothes for the night
- Shower shoes
- Hiking shoes
- Ear plugs
- The best camera you have! (Send us links afterwards!)
- Insect repellant (there are fire ants)
- Plenty of water
What should I NOT bring?
- Illegal substances of any kind
- Firearms or fireworks
- Personal motor vehicles
- No open flame material of any kind (camping propane stoves are okay)
- Compressed gas canisters
- No amplified music or drums
- No hammers
- No unauthorized merchandise or vending