Elgin Flea Market Days takes place at the Elgin Memorial Park, 1127 North Main. The event begins the February’s first Saturday and extends through December, opening the first Saturday of each month, 7 am to 5 pm.
The Farm Street Opry at the Bastrop Convention Center features local musicians and guest singers playing the finest country music and providing stellar entertainment. Join us for a toe-tappin, hand-clappin night of fun!
Every first Thursday of the month (March through December)
Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
Show Starts: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults $7.50 (free admission for children 10 and under)
Join us in Bastrop on the third Saturday to honor the emancipation of slaves in Texas. The celebration includes a blues festival featuring the band EVOLUTION & DJ The GQ EXPERIENCE a.k.a. Quione Cooke on Saturday, June 10, 7 Kerr Community Center; the annual banquet Friday, June 16, 6:30 pm at the Hampton Inn of Bastrop; and the parade Saturday, June 17 at 10 am, along Main Street in Bastrop. The Emancipation Proclamation Program to honor Ms. Sandra Reed and Grand Marshall Dock Jackson will be Saturday, June 17 at 11:30 am. The celebration ends with a street dance featuring the All You Need band on Saturday, June 17, at 7:30 pm in downtown Bastrop.
The event begins 8 pm Friday with Bastrop's 1st 5K Red, White & Blue Glow Run! It is an all-ages event. Be sure to wear your best glow attire and come ready for fun! After the Run, from 9 to 12 am you can dance the night away with your friends at Fisherman's Park. On Saturday there will be a petting zoo and san volleyball games from 10 am to 4 pm. The Bastrop Area Cruisers vintage cars will be on display at the Boat Ramp parking lot! From 10 am to 8 pm enjoy a "Water Wonderland" with water slides. Armbands: $10. Also at 10 am is the Pet 'n' Me Costume Contest. Adding to the fun is a washer and dominos tournaments and lots of contests. The day ends with a fireworks display and music by the Austin Symphonic Band.
Join us for this year's Pet and Pal Parade! Each year, Bastrop residents dress their pets in vivid red, white and blue and parade them down Main Street in Bastrop. There will be lots of prizes in an array of categories. Registration begins at 9:30 am!
The 47th Annual Elgin Rodeo will host four days of family-friendly entertainment from July 5-8 at the Julius Marek Arena at Highway 95S and Old Sayers Road. The event is free and open to the public.Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and $5 for children 5 to 12.
McDade has celebrated the watermelon every summer for over 60 years. From street dances, car shows, parades and seed spitting contests, this community celebration has very small town fun for everyone. Free admission. Check the website for details, then follow the watermelon seeds to Downtown McDade, 143 Bastrop Street, McDade, Texas.
Fourth Saturday. The gambling action is hotter than the July temperatures outside as Smithville's Recreation Center is transformed into a Vegas-style venue. It's a sure bet this fundraiser will be entertaining!
Join the fun at Bastrop's biggest annual party as classmates return for reunions plus a parade on Main Street, a rip-snorting rodeo, carnival rides and dancing 'til the wee hours. First weekend in August at Mayfest Park.
The fifth annual Bastrop SUP Cup is Texas' original SUP River Festival. The event – held in historic Bastrop, Texas – includes races and an obstacle course for average paddlers, elite paddlers, weekend warriors, and beginners alike. The SUP event celebrates the Colorado River and the community of Bastrop, "the fastest growing SUP destination in Texas." Come to Bastrop for a weekend full of SUP events, great food & music, and entertainment for the whole family.
The CR-100 is considered one of the most difficult endurance events Texas has to offer. The marathon canoe race and adventure challenge down the scenic Colorado River will test one’s mental and physical strength. This year’s race will include opportunities for paddlers to compete in one of three classes; Competitive, Adventure – and for the first time a Youth class. Each class will offer divisions for men and women solo paddlers as well as mens, womens, and mixed tandem teams. The Competitive class will race 100 miles to Columbus. The Adventure class will race 100 kilometers (62 miles) to LaGrange, and the Youth class will race 25 miles to Smithville. The host, Lee Harle of Bastrop River Company, has operated a canoe and kayak livery service in downtown Bastrop since 2012.
The Bastrop YMCA supports Bastrop State Park while working to provide opportunities for families to get healthy and strong! Those who take part in the Burning Pine Run help those who would not otherwise be able to participate because of financial limitations. At the same time, participants are helping to provide funding for new trees to replace those lost! Your participation is giving the park new life!
Help "Keep Bastrop County Beautiful" at the Bastrop River Rally on September 23 at the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) grounds and Fisherman's Park. Among the activities will be a river clean-up, 5K and 1K Fun Runs, an Environmental Expo, Music on the Colorado and fun at Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard.
Take a ride down a county drive to experience a "real" haunted house this Halloween season. Scream Hollow includes three haunted houses -- Mansion of Terror, Lost Pines Zombie City and Slaughter Circus. The Park also has movies, retail, music, the Cackling Witch Café and Bakery and the Rabid Bat Vampire Bar. You'll find Scream Hollow at 149 Split Rail Lane in Smithville. Questions? Call 512-710-8267.
Second weekend. Photographers, let your inner photographer snap! The Smithville Film Commission invites all levels of photography enthusiasts, models and set builders. Event includes photo contests, model contest, and Instagram walk and contest!
Come to Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard for the Bands for Lands concert Saturday, October 21, from 3 to 11 pm. Brought to you by Pines & Prairies Land Trust, celebrating 15 years of protecting land, farms and water in South Central Texas.
The "Sausage Capitol of Texas" celebrates sausage and all things porcine in this annual, fun-filled event. This year's event is October 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Warm Hearts and Hot Guts" are featured themes along with the "Royal Hog Coronation." The famous Sowpremes are featured with many other live bands and a variety of arts and crafts, kids activities, cow patty bingo, road hog car show, BBQ pork cook-off, the "pearls before swine" art show plus great food and live music. Free admission.
Also, be sure to attend associated events, including the 28th Annual Pearls Before Swine Art Show and Gala Thursday, October 19, and the Over Yonder Film Festival on Saturday, October 21!
Celebrate the holiday season in historic downtown Bastrop. From an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas to food and wine events and activities for the entire family, you'll love how we share the season in Texas' most historic small town.
Barton Hill Farms is set among 100-year-old cottonwood trees, rolling grassy hills and the picturesque Colorado River. Their Fall Festival is the perfect setting to let your kids enjoy true outdoor entertainment, including rides, games, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, local vendors and farm animals. They welcome large groups and school field trips. Normal hours are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 pm. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Baron Hill Farms is located at 1115 FM 969 near Bastrop.
Honoring our American Veteran's is not something we take lightly in Bastrop. First, visitors can watch the cars cruise in on Friday night. Then, on Saturday morning, along with the car show complete with vendor booths and live music, there is a solemn and respectful ceremony honoring those who have served our country in the military. The event is hosted annually by the Bastrop Area Cruisers.
Sound on Sound Festival (SOS Fest) is excited to announce its second event to be held November 10-12 at Sherwood Forest Faire, 35 miles east of Austin in McDade. The event will include a wide variety of music acts spanning many genres and personal tastes, as well as comedy stand-ups, panel sessions, on-site camping, and more, all across three days in the heart of Central Texas.
The homegrown music festival returns to Sherwood Forest November 10-12, 2017, with a host of big-name acts. Headliners Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Iggy Pop, Grizzly Bear, and The Shins will be joined by Blood Orange, Pusha T, Washed Out, Kehlani, Vine Staples, Sleep, Taking Back Sunday, and many more. Austin talent on the bill includes Survive, Sweet Spirit, A Giant Dog, and Growl, among others.
Second Saturday. As you tour beautiful homes in the Smithville historic district, you'll see a collection of hand-created quilts displayed all over town as a nod to a historic past and specialized craft. Drawings are held downtown.
Celebrate the holiday season in historic downtown Bastrop. From an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas to food and wine events and activities for the entire family, you'll love how we share the season in Texas' most historic small town. Lost Pines Christmas culminates on Saturday, December 10, with the Lighted Winter Wonderland Parade as it sparkles downtown from 6 pm to 8 pm.