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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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November 2021

Bastrop River of Lights 2021

November 27, 2021 - January 3, 2022
Fishermans Park, 1100 Willow Street
Bastrop, TX 78602
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Take in the River of Lights, numerous lighted displays in a variety of seasonal themes lining Bastrop's scenic June Hill Pape River Walk in this…

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December 2021

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt 2021 – Buescher

December 8
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 1, 2022

Buescher State Park, 100 Park Road 1E
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Take a hike and follow the clues to find the ornaments hidden around Buescher State Park in Smithville, Texas. The final clue leads to a…

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Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt 2021- Bastrop State Park

December 8
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Bastrop State Park, 100 Park Road 1A
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Time to hike Bastrop State Park and follow clues to find ornaments for a final prize win. Along with sister park, Buescher State Park, this…

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Elgin Texas Farmers Market 2021

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Elgin Memorial Park Elgin, TX United States + Google Map

Local farmers market held Thursday evenings with fresh local produce, meat and great value-added items!

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Sip Shop & Stroll Elgin

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Downtown Elgin Elgin, TX United States + Google Map

Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in Historic Downtown. You will find diverse merchandise, eclectic décor, artwork by local…

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December Gathering 2021 at Sherwood Forest

December 10 - December 13
Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy 20
McDade, TX 78650 United States
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Gatherings are a Sherwood tradition dating back to 2008, when the land was first purchased. These open to the public, free of charge, community-building events…

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LITTLE HIKE series – Bird City Bastrop

December 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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You’re invited to our monthly LITTLE HIKE on Friday, Nov. 12 from 8:30-10:00am at Buescher State Park. **$5 park entrance for each person for just…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas 2021

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Scream Hollow, 149 Split Rail Lane
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Each night Krampus arrives and makes his trek through Scream Hollow for some of the darker Christmas traditions with holiday haunts based on the historical…

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Theater: Rented Christmas – The Musical

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on December 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on December 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on December 5, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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See the wonderful holiday performance of Rented Christmas - The Musical at historic downtown Bastrop Opera House in Bastrop, Texas. Performances will be live and…

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Overhead shot of firetrucks during the Lost Pines Lighted Christmas Parade in Bastrop, Texas.

Lost Pines Christmas Parade 2021

December 11
Downtown Bastrop, 1311 Chestnut
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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"Tis the season" for a holiday getaway to Bastrop, TX. No matter the season or reason, holidays are truly memorable in Bastrop, TX. Special events…

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Home for the Holidays 2021

December 11
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Downtown Elgin Elgin, TX United States + Google Map

Home for the Holidays is sponsored by the Elgin Main Street Board, City of Elgin and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce and is celebrated every…

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Texas Viking Festival 2021 Yuletide

December 11 - December 12
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 20, 2021

Valkyrie Ranch, 2008 FM 2104
Paige, TX 78659 United States
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This 2021 Texas Viking Festival - Winter Solstice will be held at Valkyrie Ranch over two weekends in Paige, Texas. Events, open to all people,…

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Brunch with Santa 2021

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Piney Creek Chop House, 703 Chestnut St
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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“Brunch with Santa” will feature an amazing buffet at Piney Creek Chop House in downtown Bastrop, Texas with full bar will be open to enjoy.…

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Course: Earth Paints & Pigments

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Earth Native Wilderness School, 137 Woodview Lane
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Come explore art and nature with Earth Native Wilderness School. This class will explore the wonderful bounty of paints and pigments that can be made…

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Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market

Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market, 1302 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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This Saturday market is located at 1302 Chestnut St. in Bastrop, nestled between the Convention Center and the Lost Pines Art Center. Find lots of seasonal produce,…

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Jumping for Joy – Toy Drive and Fundraiser 2021

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rally Ready Driving School, 304 Blue Jay Road
Dale, TX 78616 United States
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Jumping for Joy is a toy drive and fundraiser benefiting Toys for Tots, Operation Homefront, and Operation Blue Santa. By bringing one or more new,…

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Woden’s Folk Kindred Yule 2021

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bastrop State Park, 100 Park Road 1A
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Come join Woden's Folk Kindred for their seventh annual Yule event at the Refectory in beautiful Bastrop State Park in Central Texas. We will have…

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Bastrop County Historical Society Holiday Homes Tour 2021

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum & Visitor Center of Bastrop County Historical Society, 904 Main St,, TX
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Take a tour of four historic homes and a church, and an extra bonus home that fits right in with the historic district in the…

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2021 Sip & Shop Smithville Texas

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Smithville Smithville, TX United States + Google Map

Purchase your tickets for the 2021 Sip & Shop Smithville to be held in Downtown Smithville, Texas on Dec. 11, 2021. Many of the downtown…

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Family Ride Night

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2021

Texas Lost Pines Riding Club, 186 Hwy 95 S
Elgin, TX 78621 United States
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People can bring their horses and ride at the arena free of charge on Saturdays in 2021. Hosted by the Texas Lost Pines Riding Club…

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Honor Choir’s “Christmas Delights”

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Calvary Episcopal Church Bastrop, 603 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Join us for the Honor Choir's annual Christmas concert "Christmas Delights" with special guest artists, Dawn Sears and Javier Chaparro. Doors open at 1:40 p.m.…

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Pictures with Santa at the Sugar Shack 2021

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Sugar Shack Bastrop, 114 Loop 150 E
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Four nights to get your picture with Santa on the porch at the Sugar Shack in Bastrop, Texas. Enjoy the meet and greet, and the…

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“A Joyous Christmas” 2021

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts, 1401 Cedar Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Join us for the 6th annual A Joyous Christmas event! A Joyous Christmas is an annual musical event that brings together singers from churches all…

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Open Riding Days at Mayfest Park

December 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Mayfest Hill Park, 25 American Legion Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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The city of Bastrop has opened up Mayfest Park Rodeo Arena for Open Ride Days on the first and third Tuesday of each month. No…

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Open Mic Night at Neighbors Kitchen & Yard

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 31, 2022

Neighbors Kitchen & Yard, 601 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Enjoy listening to music by a variety of local artists on Open Mic Night  in downtown Bastrop, Texas on the 3rd Tuesday of each month…

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A Fabulous New Years Eve 2021 at The Rockne VFW

December 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2022 @ 12:30 am
VFW Post 2527 Rockne TX, 1503 FM 20
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Come celebrate at the VFW Post 2527 in Rockne, Texas. Dress Fabulous for the Fabulous New Year that you want. Dust of that suit or…

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New Year’s Eve Ball 2021

December 31, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - January 1, 2022 @ 12:30 am
Hampton Inn & Suites – Bastrop, 240 South Hasler Blvd
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Join the fun for a night of music and dancing in the Texas Ballroom at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Bastrop. Ring in the New…

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January 2022

1st Saturday Service Day at the Colorado River Refuge

January 1, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Colorado River Refuge, 315 Riverside Dr.
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Join Pines and Prairies Land Trust for it’s 1st Saturday Service Day at the Colorado River Refuge! Work usually includes trimming and clearing trails. Please…

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January 2022 Gathering & Job Fair

January 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - January 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy 20
McDade, TX 78650 United States
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Gatherings are a Sherwood tradition dating back to 2008, when the land was first purchased. These open to the public, free of charge, community-building events…

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“Creatively Inclined” featuring Ashley Smith

January 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Clever Tiger: Art Studio & Gallery, 32 N Main St
Elgin, TX 78621 United States
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Solo exhibition featuring original artwork by Elgin, Texas based portrait artist, Ashley Smith. She displays her 2021 musician portrait collection, including the unveiling of her…

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