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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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March 2019

Sherwood Forest Faire attendees in costumes

Sherwood Forest Faire

March 2 - April 21
Sherwood Forest, 1883 Old Hwy 20
McDade, TX 78650 United States
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Sherwood Forest Faire runs from March 2nd to April 21, 2019. Each year we open for a special 3-day spring break weekend. In 2019, the Friday will be March 22nd, not March 15th…

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Round Top Antiques Show – Spring 2019

March 24 @ 9:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Round Top, Texas Round Top, TX 78954 United States + Google Map

It's two weeks of epic antique proportions in neighboring Fayette County. It's the world famous Round Top Antiques Show. Vendors from all over the U.S.…

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Monarchs

Spring Nature Class – Monarchs

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lost Pines Nature Trail Park, 375 Riverside Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Nature classes at the Colorado River Refuge are back!   On the third Thursday of the month this spring we will meet at the outdoor classroom…

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2019 Bastrop County Bridal Extravaganza

2019 Bastrop County Bridal Extravaganza

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 31, 2019 at 10:00am

Hampton Inn & Suites – Bastrop, 240 South Hasler Boulevard
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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FRIDAY thru SUNDAY.  Join in for the three-day 2019 Bridal Extravaganza hosted by Bastrop Photography & Hampton Inn & Suites, Bastrop, Texas. Thousands of dollars in…

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Go Fish! at Buescher State Park

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Buescher State Park, 100 Park Road 1E
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Explore the basics of fishing through 5 hands-on stations led by TPWD certified Angler Instructors.  Stations include knot tying, casting, safety, fish ID/ecology, and basic…

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April 2019

Farm Street Opry Fiddle Player

The Farm Street Opry

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut St
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Hosted by the Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, The Farm Street Opry is held the 1st Thursday of every month. The Opry features our house…

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People Kayaking Down the River Surrounded by Trees and Wildlife

Colorado River Overnight Kayak Trip

April 6 @ 11:00 am - April 7 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on April 20, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on May 11, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on October 5, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:00am

Spend the afternoon kayaking the moving water of the Colorado River in the Lost Pines Region, pull up to a private campground on the banks…

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Sip, Shop and Stroll Banner

Sip, Shop and Stroll

April 11 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 31, 2019

Downtown Elgin Elgin, TX United States + Google Map

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…

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The Game: A Last Runner Standing Race

April 13 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Ball Farm, 119 Redbird Lane
Dale, TX 78616 United States
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$80

Your race fee includes your park entrance fees for The Game. Run a single lap of 4.1667 miles or commit to running until you just…

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Local Lore – Elgin’s History Adventure

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
City of Elgin, 310 N Main Street
Elgin, 78621 United States
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Celebrate Historic Preservation with an architectural scavenger hunt, walking tours, farm equipment and vintage cars, interactive displays, games of the past, youth art show and…

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Smithville Jamboree 2019

Smithville Jamboree

April 25 - April 27
Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park, 107 TX-71
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Fun days of live music, dancing, carnival rides, tournaments, a livestock show, and plenty of fun for kids and adults alike in this annual celebration…

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Texas Wildflowers

Nature Class – Texas Wildflowers

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lost Pines Nature Trail Park, 375 Riverside Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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We all love wildflowers and now we have a chance to learn more about them! At this nature class will explore the parts of a…

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May 2019

Elgin Community-wide Garage Sale

May 4
Elgin Courier, 105 N Main
Elgin, TX 78621 United States
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Each year the Elgin community sets up their individual garage sales throughout town. Residents all over Elgin put out their items so you can find a…

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Visitors on tarmac at Smithville Airport Smithvile Fly-in

Smithville Fly-in and Lunch

May 11 - May 11
Smithville Crawford Municipal Airport – 84R, 789 Hwy 95 S
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Join us for the Annual 84R Smithville Municipal Airport for the Annual Smithvile Fly-in and Lunch!  Pilots fly in from around the state,  helicopters may…

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Band playing at Neighbor's Kitchen Bastrop-Music-Festival

Bastrop Music Festival

May 16 - May 19

Bastrop Music Festival takes center stage May 16 - 19, 2019 in multiple venues on Historic Main Street in Downtown Bastrop. This new festival is…

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Elgin Studio Art Tour

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
City of Elgin, 310 N Main Street
Elgin, 78621 United States
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The Elgin Art Studio Tour invites you to meet local artists in their studios and learn more about their art, techniques, and inspiration. Studios and…

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Life on the Colorado River

Nature Class – Life on the River

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lost Pines Nature Trail Park, 375 Riverside Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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On the third Thursday of each month this spring they will meet at the outdoor classroom at the Lost Pines Nature Trails and discuss topics on…

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July 2019

Red White & You Big Band dance party

Red White & You Dance Party

July 6 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut St
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Get those dancing shoes dusted off for the Red White & You Dance Party featuring the Tony Harrison Band. With the theme "Dancing Through the…

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Young girl enjoying the McDade Watermelon Festival

McDade Watermelon Festival

July 12 - July 12
McDade, Texas McDade, TX 78650 United States + Google Map

At the McDade Watermelon Festival, enjoy the street dance, annual Grande Parade, car show, music on the grounds, food, contests, games and lots of FUN!…

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Casino Night

July 27 - July 27
Smithville Recreation Center, 106 Gazley
Smithvil, 78957 United States
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Join us for our annual Casino Night!  Gaming, full meal, beer/wine bar, great raffle prizes, silent auction and more await you at this fun annual…

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August 2019

Colorado River 100 canoe race

Colorado River 100

August 31 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow St.
Bastrop, Texas 78602
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Marathon canoe race from Bastrop, Texas to La Grange, Texas bringing together recreational and competitive paddlers on the Colorado River. The race, starting at Fisherman's…

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