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19th annual Bastrop Empty Bowl 2024

February 17

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

11:00am - 1:30pm

The popular annual Bastrop Empty Bowl provides attendees an opportunity to sample soups, stews, and chilies prepared by some of Bastrop’s best chefs in a “battle of the ladles” for bragging rights. Celebrity judges will tag “bests” in each category, and attendees will vote for their “fan favorite.” Each ticketed attendee will also take home a ceramic soup bowl, hand-decorated and designed by Bastrop ISD students and members of the community.

Communities throughout the U.S. have adopted the “empty bowl” theme as a springboard to educating the public about poverty and to funding local efforts to identify and meet head-on the causes of poverty and to alleviate the food uncertainty of those living in poverty or on the precarious edge of poverty in their communities.
This  Bastrop event raises critically needed funds to meet the growing emergency and ongoing food support needs of our community.


February 17
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center
1408 Chestnut St
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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