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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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December 2018

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical

December 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Nunsense Christmas Musical, NUNCRACKERS, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Stocking Stuffer Saturday

December 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Last chance for holiday shopping before Christmas! Downtown Elgin stores will feature items to fill your stockings and will be offering great holiday specials as…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Lost Pines Christmas Bird Count

December 29, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Lost Pines Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 6 a.m. to  6 p.m. in and around McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Bastrop…

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Celebrate New Years Eve at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

December 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, 78612 United States
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New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and we don’t want you to miss out on our Texas-size celebration! We are now offering one-…

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Black Tree’s New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Black Tree Ranch, 1070 Hwy 71 W
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Join the folks at Black Tree on New Year’s Eve Weekend for an end of the year party like no other. Event includes beautiful fireworks…

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Downtown Bastrop Masquerade Ball

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Pub Crawl

December 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Downtown Pub Crawl will be ringing in 2019 with a New Year's Eve Masquerade! Local bars, restaurants, wineries and distilleries will be participating to…

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Bastrop New Years Gala

New Year’s Eve Gala

December 31, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Enjoy a night at the Bastrop Opera House featuring a nine-piece Big Band, Moonlight Express. Event also includes Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, a midnight champagne…

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January 2019

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Bastrop Christmas Bird Count

January 1

From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition…

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Polar Bear Plunge is an Elgin tradition.

Polar Bear Plunge

January 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Morris Memorial Pool, 802 N Ave C
Elgin, TX 78621 United States
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Join this Elgin tradition of the first swim of the year at Morris Memorial Pool. Just like the polar bears of the Arctic Circle, brave the…

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February 2019

2019 Sip, Shop & Swirl in Downtown Bastrop

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Bastrop, 1311 Chestnut
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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The name says it all. You'll be sipping your way through regional wines and the downtown shops in this fun evening event. Participating restaurants, venues and retailers…

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Eco Fest 2019

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at Eco Fest 2019 for a fun day of classes, recycling tips, kids activities, bicycle workshop and rodeo, bite sites along Main Street, an…

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Cupid Zip Line Tours

February 14 - February 16
Zip Lost Pines, 1760 State Highway 71 W
Cedar Creek, TX 78612 United States
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Zip Lost Pines is offering a Cupid's Full Tour for Two and a Cupid's Half Tour for Two!   Cupid's Full Tour for Two February…

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Heart for Art pop up show

A Heart for Art: Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Art Show

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brad Carter, State Farm Agent Office, 14 N Main Street Suite A
Elgin, TX 78621 United States
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Come out to enjoy some great artwork featuring members of the Elgin Arts Association on Valentine's Day evening during Elgin's monthly Sip, Shop & Stroll…

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Expressions of African American Culture performance

Expressions of African American Culture performance

February 17 @ 2:30 pm - February 18 @ 4:30 pm
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One event on February 17, 2019 at 2:30pm

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Expressions of African American Culture through music, dance and spoken word will be presented by Bastrop Opera House for two showings only. This event is a…

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Cherry Cola Dog

Art Campout #1 Back to Basics

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - February 24 @ 12:00 pm
Cherry Cola Dog, 2055 Kellar Road
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Cherry Cola Dog hosts an Art Campout on Saturday through Sunday. The camping event, held in a country setting outside Smithville, offers art, music and more to…

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Trip the Light Fantastic dance performance

Trip the Light Fantastic dance performances

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Join us for a night of international dance at the Bastrop Opera House. The stage will be home for the evening to different international dance…

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March 2019

Farm Street Opry Fiddle Player

The Farm Street Opry

March 7 @ 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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ZOOMA TEXAS | LOST PINES HALF MARATHON, 10K + 5K

ZOOMA Texas – Lost Pines Half Marathon, 10k + 5k

March 9 @ 7:30 am - March 10 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30am, repeating until March 9, 2019

Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow St.
Bastrop, Texas 78602
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Gorgeous runs through the heart of the Lost Pines in Bastrop, TX. Run a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon or combine the distances into our…

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Sounds of Smithville 2019

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 11:00am

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

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Jack and the Beanstalk performance

Jack & the Beanstalk

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on March 8, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on March 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

Playhouse Smithville, 110 Main Street
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Classic tale adapted for the stage by john daniels, jr. Playhouse Smithville presents the classic tale of Jack, the giant, a big bag of beans,…

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Sip, Shop and Stroll

March 14 @ 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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Truck from St. Patricks Day Car Show in Rockne TX

St. Patrick’s Day Car Show

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
VFW Post 2527 Rockne TX, 1503 FM 20
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Come on out and enjoy the awesome cars, trucks, bikes and Jeeps! Fun for all! Event is hosted by the VFW Post 2527 Rockne, TX.…

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“If You’re Irish, Come Into The Parlor!” Show

“If You’re Irish, Come Into The Parlor!” Show

March 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Join a real Irishman for stories and songs, craic agus galero (fun and good times) at the  “If You’re…

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Release and Catch Fishing in Elgin TX

Catch and Release Fishing

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elgin Parks & Recreation, 361 North Hwy 95
Elgin, TX 78621 United States
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Come participate in catch and release fishing at Morris Memorial Park in Elgin, Texas! They have a limited number of poles and bait to borrow as…

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Sherwood Forest Faire

March 23 - March 24
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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