Whether you find yourself in Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville or one of our smaller communities, there’s always something fun going on in Bastrop County. The area’s best events bring live music, great food, and unique activities to town, year after year, so when you find one you love, you can make it an annual tradition.

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Lost Pines BBQ Showdown 2022

May 27

May 27 - May 28

12:00am - 11:59pm

This IBCA International Bar-B-Que Cookers Association sanctioned event is held in Smithville, Texas as a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Bastrop County. Think all the smells and tastes in this barbecue-immersed competitive event. In addition to the usual brisket, chicken and pork ribs, the competition also includes categories for Chef’s Choice, potato salad and dessert, plus a children’s cookoff. Cooks meetings and turn-in times are on the Friday.

Event also includes a dance with a live band, vendors, a Junior Rodeo, silent auction, Zoofari and more in this family-friendly, Memorial Day weekend event.