Events

Monthly Events

  • First Friday of each month. An evening of art, music, shopping and dining in historic downtown Bastrop.

  • Second Saturday of each month (April - December) Vendors and craftsmen set up booths on Pine Street to market their wares.

  • 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.

  • Music Tuesday is every Tuesday of the month! Accomplished musicians gather to play a variety of new grass, country, soft rock and originals at the theater in the iconic Central School at 400 Gresham. Join local legends and soon-to-be-legends in playing music or just to listen. Contact Don at 512.560.0286 or by email: don@jellisoncompany.com.

  • Sip, Shop and Stroll is one of the most anticipated events in Elgin. On the 2nd Thursday of every month, take a stroll through downtown Elgin to shop and dine while enjoying music along the way.

  • 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)

February

  • The new Lost Pines Art Center will host an all-day art and cultural experience with C.M. Henderson's Texas and Western Retrospective, a black and white art member show, Tom Tierney's "More-Than-Paper Dolls" Exhbit plus a "Wine and Unwind" paint and sip class! Events begin at 2 pm.
    • Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Announcing the Summit Smithville Green Expo! Come to downtown Smithville to learn about environmental issues and ways to conserve and recycle. There will be vendors, demonstrations and speakers plus a kids' area. Questions? Call 512-237-3282 x2109.
    • Saturday, February 18, 2017

March

  • Pedal Thru The Pines is an on the road cycling event benefiting the Family Crisis Center. Participating cyclists may choose from routes of 24 miles, 40 miles or 70 miles. The Pedal ride is a recommended training ride for the BP MS150. The event is organized and directed by the agency with support from board members, volunteers, and community partners who volunteer their time, provide donations, and serve as event sponsors. Begins at 9 am sharp!
    • Saturday, March 11, 2017

  • Attend the Bastrop Lost Pine Center's "Talk, Walk & Squawk Art" event to discover the vibrant history of the city as told by chickens and manhole covers. See the mixed media exhibit and enjoy mini events including a medallion walk and rubbings, bird bath mosaics, wine and unwind painting plus wine tasting at the Blessed Bee, the Art Center's very own coffee & wine bar. 10 am to 6 pm.
    • Saturday, March 18, 2017

  • The Bastrop Half Marathon will be a premiere race experience. This course will feature a two-loop course through the rolling hills of the city of Bastrop. Participants will enjoy state-of-the-art timing and results, custom tri-blend shirts, custom race-bibs to commemorate you crossing the finish line.
    • Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • On Saturday, March 25, the Friends of Science Park will host their first annual 5K run and 1-mile family fun run/walk. Stampede in the Park will take place at the MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park Campus in Smithville. The 5K run will start and end on the Science Park campus with a run through Buescher State Park. The 1-Mile fun run/walk will go through the Science Park campus.
    • Saturday, March 25, 2017

April

  • Held near McDade, Sherwood Forest Faire is in February and March and features over 40 stage acts. For each week of the faire, check the performance schedule on the website for the latest information. They also host the Sherwood Celtic Music Festival & Highland Games in September as well as summer camps in July and August. The address for Sherwood Forest Faire is 1883 Old Highway 20. For more information, call 512-222-6680.
    • Saturday, March 4, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

  • This is a fun-filled bi-annual event held the first Saturday in April and in October. What a draw -- over 100 sites to shop on one day!
    • Saturday, April 1, 2017

  • Bastrop Y hosts a the celebration of Healthy Kids Day at Fisherman's Park from 11 am to 2 pm. Kids Day is a national event that celebrates healthy living by helping kids and families embrace healthy habits they can sustain for a lifetime. The event will feature fun and educational activities centered around living a safe, healthy lifestyle. Free to the public!
    • Saturday, April 8, 2017

  • Come be a part of Bastrop County's newest festival! Enjoy slow pitchin' and slow cookin' in the country! The Spirit of Rosanky Spring Fest includes three great events: a BBQ cook-off, softball tournament and community garage sale! It's a fun-filled day for the entire family!
    • Saturday, April 8, 2017

  • This four-day celebration -- the town's oldest and largest -- includes a Main Street Parade plus arts & crafts vendors. Riverbend Park is host to a carnival, sports tournaments, a livestock show, food and nightly dances.
    • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • Elgin Arts Association (EAA) holds annual events to showcase artists in and around Elgin. The Pearls of Youth Art Show is for young artists, each year showcasing amazing creativity and skills. The EAA is a non-profit organization of artists, artisans and community members who have joined together to promote the various artistic talents in Elgin and the surrounding areas.
    • Saturday, April 22, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

  • The Table on Main event showcases the best of downtown Bastrop's restaurants, local farmers and Texas wine and brew. It's a community dinner on Main Street in the heart of historic downtown Bastrop. Fresh, locally grown produce meets talented chefs from downtown restaurants for a memorable outdoor dining experience. You and your family can dine at hand crafted rustic farm tables and a community collected montage of chairs while visiting with neighbors. Dinner and drinks 5 to 8 pm.
    • Sunday, April 23, 2017

May

  • Parade ride through downtown Smithville and back to Riverbend Park. Biker games, rides, contests, live music and more during this-three day event the first weekend in May.
    • Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

  • Probably the toughest event on the planet, Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. Rather, it’s a challenge that emphasizes teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are.
    • Saturday, May 6, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

  • Second Saturday. Hundreds of small planes land at the Smithville Municipal Airport to celebrate aviation and the adventuresome spirit of pilots with a delicious meal at the county's only airport. Youth are able to attend the Young Eagles Flying School and qualify for a ride in a plane.
    • Saturday, May 13, 2017

June

  • Join us on the third Saturday to honor the emancipation of slaves in Texas. The celebration includes a parade, picnics and dances in Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville and other small towns throughout the region.
    • Saturday, June 17, 2017

  • Fourth weekend. Celebrate the Old West at Elgin's Western Days festival. Activities include a parade, a carnival, sports tournaments, arts and crafts, live music and varied children's activities.
    • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to Saturday, June 24, 2017

July

  • The evening begins with children's activities, picnics and food booths in Fisherman's Park. The day ends with a fireworks display and music by the Austin Symphonic Band.
    • Saturday, July 1, 2017

  • Perhaps the most unique parade in Bastrop County, pets of all types dressed in patriotic colors have the opportunity to strut down Main Street on the first Saturday of July.
    • Saturday, July 1, 2017

  • This annual event features a walking parade and a variety of activities in historic downtown Elgin, concluding at Veteran's Memorial Park.
    • Tuesday, July 4, 2017

  • The 47th Annual Elgin Rodeo will host four days of family-friendly entertainment from July 6-9 at the Julius Marek Arena at Highway 95S and Old Sayers Road. The event is free and open to the public. The Rodeo Kickoff on Friday, July 8, hosted by the Texas Lost Pines Riding Club, begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and $5 for children 5 to 12.
    • Wednesday, July 5, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • 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.
    • Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • 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!
    • Saturday, July 29, 2017

August

  • 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.
    • Thursday, August 3, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • 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.
    • Saturday, August 12, 2017

September

  • 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.
    • Saturday, September 2, 2017

  • 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!
    • Saturday, September 9, 2017

  • 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.
    • Saturday, September 23, 2017

October

  • 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.
    • Friday, September 15, 2017 to Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • 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!
    • Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • 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.
    • Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • 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!
    • Saturday, October 21, 2017

November

  • 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.
    • Friday, November 25, 2016 to Sunday, December 18, 2016

  • Extends from the Friday following Thanksgiving to New Years Eve. Stroll along the June Hill Pape Riverwalk on the Colorado River to see over 100 holiday displays.
    • Friday, November 25, 2016 to Saturday, December 31, 2016

  • 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.
    • Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • 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.
    • Friday, November 10, 2017 to Saturday, November 11, 2017

  • 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.
    • Friday, November 10, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017

  • 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.
    • Saturday, November 11, 2017

December

  • Stroll along the June Hill Pape Riverwalk on the Colorado River in the evening to see over 100 holiday displays. The event extends from the Friday following Thanksgiving to New Years Eve.
    • Thursday, December 1, 2016
    • Saturday, December 31, 2016

  • 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.
    • Saturday, December 10, 2016

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