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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 2020

People and their pets walking along the Bastrop River of Lights trail.

Bastrop River of Lights 2020

November 29 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602 United States
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Marvel in the family-friendly, outdoor display of lights in Fisherman's Park and along the paved Riverwalk in Bastrop, Texas. See traditional holiday themes along with…

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Learn about Fall Medicinal Plants 2020

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Earth Native Wilderness School, 137 Woodview Lane
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Come join Earth Native Wilderness School to learn about some of the local native and naturalized plant medicines in the Central Texas area. The Native…

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December 2020

Nature Days – Fall 2020

December 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Ready to explore the outdoors with your family? Learn about aquatic life, casting techniques and proper paddling at Lake Bastrop or understand animal adaptations, learn…

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UTV Tours at McKinney Roughs – Fall 2020

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 28, 2021

Climb aboard the high-performance utility task vehicles (UTVs) at McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Central Texas and see native wildlife and stunning views. Participants must…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas 2020

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 Christmas haunts based on the historical…

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Theater: Elf The Musical

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Both with in-person and virtual audience options available, Bastrop Opera House brings Elf the Musical to you. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water…

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Theater: A Tuna Christmas 2020

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Playhouse Smithville, 110 Main Street
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report…

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1st Annual McDade-Elgin VFD Lighted Christmas Parade

December 5 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
McDade, Texas McDade, TX 78650 United States + Google Map

The 1st annual McDade & Elgin Volunteer Fire Department Lighted Christmas Parade will be held the first Saturday in December at dark (6 p.m.). Everyone…

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Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market

Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market

December 5 @ 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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Festival of Lights Outdoor Holiday Market 2020

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downtown Smithville Smithville, TX United States + Google Map

Come celebrate the holidays by shopping at the outdoor vendor booths on Main Street.  The Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to host an…

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Handmade Holiday Outdoor Market 2020

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut St
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Come enjoy our 2nd annual Handmade Holiday Market, featuring several local and regional artists and craft makers. Booths will be on the back lawn of…

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Yule 2020 at Bastrop State Park

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bastrop State Park, 100 Park Road 1A
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Y'all come down to Bastrop, Texas to celebrate the sixth annual Yule celebration at the beautiful Refectory in Bastrop State Park. As always, the day…

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Goat Roping at CRCC

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colorado River Cowboy Church, 5122 E Hwy 71
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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The western sport of goat roping for kids age 12 and younger, this event is a fun time for participants and audience alike, as they…

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Makers & Merchants Fair 2020

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
EH Mercantile, 1509 Dorothy Nichols
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Head out to the Makers & Merchants Fair on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Smithville, Texas. The event will be held in front of E.H. Mercantile…

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Sip & Shop Smithville 2020

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Smithville Smithville, TX United States + Google Map

Ten Downtown businesses in Smithville, Texas will be partnering with local wineries who will showcase their wine as you stroll and shop. Enjoy live music…

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The Falconer’s Feast 2020

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy 20
McDade, TX 78650 United States
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Come see King Richard's Master Falconer, Robert Cheseman, fly his birds of prey inside the Great Hall of Nottingham Castle. Opportunities to handle a bird…

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A Joyous Christmas 2020

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts, 1401 Cedar Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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For the 5th year in a row "A Joyous Christmas" will be presenting a community Christmas concert to benefit a local non-profit! A 50 voice…

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43rd annual Waterloo Disc Golf Classic

December 18 @ 9:00 am - December 20 @ 6:00 pm
Mooooooody’s Disc Golf Ranch, 121 Meuth Cemetery Rd
Red Rock, TX 78957 United States
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Being held this year at Moody's Disc Golf Ranch in Red Rock, Texas east of Austin, the 43rd annual Waterloo Disc Golf Classic still keeps…

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Fat Chucks Revenge, presented by Sun & Ski Sports

December 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rocky Hill Ranch, 578 FM 153
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Marathon Mountain Bike race, 2 full laps/43 miles, will be held at the hilly, world class bike race track near Smithville, Texas, for TMBRA marathon…

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A Special Christmas Performance by The Honor Choir

December 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Bastrop Christian Outreach Center, 1096 Hwy 71 W
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Bastrop Christian Outreach Center (BCOC), just west of Bastrop, welcomes The Honor Choir on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at our 9:30 a.m. morning worship service…

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March 2021

Learn about Medicinal Plants 2021

March 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Earth Native Wilderness School, 137 Woodview Lane
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Come join Earth Native Wilderness School to learn about some of the local native and naturalized plant medicines. The Native Americans and early settlers who…

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April 2021

Sherwood Forest Faire attendees in costumes

Sherwood Forest Faire 2021

April 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on November 29, 2020 at 8:00 am

Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy 20
McDade, TX 78650 United States
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Much anticipated Sherwood Forest Faire will gather weekends in April and May in 2021 east of Austin near McDade, Texas. With over 150 live performances,…

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