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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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May 2019

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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Food Truck Festival in Bastrop County

Bastrop County Food Truck Festival

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Community Gardens, 1067 TX-71
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Bastrop County's 1st annual Food Truck Festival will feature food trucks, trailers, kids activities, face painting, full bar, music, local retailers, and more in this…

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Historic downtown Bastrop

Historic Downtown Walking Tours

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 25, 2019 at 10:00am

Museum & Visitor Center of Bastrop County Historical Society, 904 Main St,, TX
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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In celebration of Preservation Month, Bastrop County Historical Society (BCHS) will host Historic Downtown walking tours every Saturday in May.  Tours will begin at 10 a.m.…

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June 2019

Hero Water Sports - annual Hero Challenge

2019 Hero Challenge

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lake Bastrop North Shore Park, 603 FM 1441
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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RAIN DATE:  Saturday, June 1 The 2019 Hero Challenge is ON! ATTENDEES: All are welcomed! Turn out with your friends on Saturday, June 1 to watch…

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Farm Street Opry Fiddle Player

The Farm Street Opry

June 6 @ 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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Makers & Merchants Fair

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 9:00am

E.H Mercantile, 1509 Dorothy Nichols Lane
Smithville, 78957 United States
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Come enjoy this shop local event which hosts a variety of vendors for your shopping fun. The event only happens four times a year in the…

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Sounds of Smithville 2019

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 11:00am

Head out to these great local venues during Sounds of Smithville, Texas, shop a little, enjoy food and drink and support your local shops while…

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Sip, Shop and Stroll

June 13 @ 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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Scream Hollow – Clowns of Crystal Lake

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 21, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 22, 2019 at 7:00pm

Scream Hollow, 149 Split Rail Lane
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Join in the shocking fun of a Wicked Summer Vacation with the Clowns of Crystal Lake at Scream Hollow for four days only, including a "pitch dark"…

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Dinner on the Grounds

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hill Family Home, 401 Main Street
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Travel back in time for Dinner on the Grounds of the historic Hill Family home and rose garden. A fundraising garden party affair to benefit the Smithville Railroad Museum, Visitors Center and Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce, which were heavily damaged in a recent fire.

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Elgin's Western Days

Elgin Western Days 2019

June 18 - June 22
Downtown Elgin Elgin, TX United States + Google Map

The 50th Annual Western Days Festival hits historic Elgin, Texas the week of June 18 - June 22, 2019. The week is packed full with fun activities for all ages!

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Bastrop Patriotic Festival

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602 United States
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Enjoy a patriotic festival with games, contests, a downtown parade, live music and fireworks lighting up the night over the Colorado River. Most events happening…

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July 2019

Freedom on the Hill event

Black Tree’s Freedom On The Hill

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Black Tree Ranch, 1070 Hwy 71 W
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Benefiting TEXAS FIREWALKERS’ amazing cause, so come enjoy a night of gorgeous fireworks, delicious food and drinks, and Fantastic Texas Country! - The night’s entertainment…

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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 Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602 United States
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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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September 2019

People Kayaking Down the River Surrounded by Trees and Wildlife

Colorado River Overnight Kayak Trip

September 21 @ 11:00 am - September 22 @ 2:00 pm
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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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Smithville Wingfest & Chili Cook A Roo

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate in historic downtown Smithville, Texas on Saturday, September 28, 2019 for competitions in wings, chili, beer and cornhole. Event also includes tastings, live music, Chicken Poo Bingo,…

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