Events

Monthly Events

  • First Friday of each month. An evening of art, music, shopping and dining in historic downtown Bastrop.

  • Second Saturday of each month (April - December) Vendors and craftsmen set up booths on Pine Street to market their wares.

  • Elgin Flea Market Days takes place at the Elgin Memorial Park, 1127 North Main. The event begins the February’s first Saturday and extends through December, opening the first Saturday of each month, 7 am to 5 pm.

  • 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 Elgin to shop and dine while enjoying music along the way.

  • The Farm Street Opry at the Bastrop Convention Center features local musicians and guest singers playing the finest country music and providing stellar entertainment. Join us for a toe-tappin, hand-clappin night of fun! Every first Thursday of the month (March through December) Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. Show Starts: 7 p.m. Admission: Adults $7.50 (free admission for children 10 and under)

September

  • THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY. The CR-100 is considered one of the most difficult endurance events Texas has to offer. The marathon canoe race and adventure challenge down the scenic Colorado River will test one’s mental and physical strength. This year’s race will include opportunities for paddlers to compete in one of three classes; Competitive, Adventure – and for the first time a Youth class. Each class will offer divisions for men and women solo paddlers as well as mens, womens, and mixed tandem teams. The Competitive class will race 100 miles to Columbus. The Adventure class will race 100 kilometers (62 miles) to LaGrange, and the Youth class will race 25 miles to Smithville. The host, Lee Harle of Bastrop River Company, has operated a canoe and kayak livery service in downtown Bastrop since 2012.
    • Saturday, September 2, 2017

  • The Bastrop YMCA supports Bastrop State Park while working to provide opportunities for families to get healthy and strong! Those who take part in the Burning Pine Run help those who would not otherwise be able to participate because of financial limitations. At the same time, participants are helping to provide funding for new trees to replace those lost! Your participation is giving the park new life!
    • Saturday, September 9, 2017

September, November

  • The Fall Festival, September 23 through Saturday, November 4, 2017, is the perfect settingto patch local vendors and farm animals. They welcome large groups and school field trips. Normal hours are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 pm. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Baron Hill Farms is located at 1115 FM 969 near Bastrop.

    Learn more and buy your tickets here.

    • Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Saturday, November 4, 2017

September, October

October

  • Take a ride down a county drive to experience a "real" haunted house this Halloween season. Scream Hollow includes three haunted houses -- Mansion of Terror, Lost Pines Zombie City and Slaughter Circus. The Park also has movies, retail, music, the Cackling Witch Café and Bakery and the Rabid Bat Vampire Bar. You'll find Scream Hollow at 149 Split Rail Lane in Smithville. Questions? Call 512-710-8267.
    • Friday, September 15, 2017 to Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • Second weekend. Photographers, let your inner photographer snap! The Smithville Film Commission invites all levels of photography enthusiasts, models and set builders. Event includes photo contests, model contest, and Instagram walk and contest!
    • Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • Come to Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard for the Bands for Lands concert Saturday, October 21, from 3 to 11 pm. Brought to you by Pines & Prairies Land Trust, celebrating 15 years of protecting land, farms and water in South Central Texas.
    • Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • The "Sausage Capitol of Texas" celebrates sausage and all things porcine in this annual, fun-filled event. This year's event is October 26 to October 28! On Friday, October 27, from 6 to 10 pm, come downtown to dance to music by Sean Orr and the Texas Gold Band. As always, themes are "Warm Hearts and Hot Guts" and the "Royal Hog Coronation." The famous Sowpremes are featured with many other live bands and a variety of arts and crafts, kids activities, cow patty bingo, road hog car show, BBQ pork cook-off, the "pearls before swine" art show plus great food and live music. Free admission. Also, be sure to attend associated events, including the Annual Pearls Before Swine Art Show and Gala Thursday, October 26!
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • Saturday, October 28, 2017

November

  • Celebrate the holiday season in historic downtown Bastrop. From an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas to food and wine events and activities for the entire family, you'll love how we share the season in Texas' most historic small town.
    • Friday, November 25, 2016 to Sunday, December 18, 2016

  • Extends from the Friday following Thanksgiving to New Years Eve. Stroll along the June Hill Pape Riverwalk on the Colorado River to see over 100 holiday displays.
    • Friday, November 25, 2016 to Saturday, December 31, 2016

  • Barton Hill Farms is set among 100-year-old cottonwood trees, rolling grassy hills and the picturesque Colorado River. Their Fall Festival is the perfect setting to let your kids enjoy true outdoor entertainment, including rides, games, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, local vendors and farm animals. They welcome large groups and school field trips. Normal hours are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 pm. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Baron Hill Farms is located at 1115 FM 969 near Bastrop.
    • Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • Honoring our American Veteran's is not something we take lightly in Bastrop. First, visitors can watch the cars cruise in on Friday night. Then, on Saturday morning, along with the car show complete with vendor booths and live music, there is a solemn and respectful ceremony honoring those who have served our country in the military. The event is hosted annually by the Bastrop Area Cruisers.
    • Friday, November 10, 2017 to Saturday, November 11, 2017

  • The Veteran's Day Weekend Car Show event honors those who have served our country. The day begins with a ceremony with speakers and soldiers present. Main, Spring and Farm Streets will be lined with a fantastic display of restored autos. Enjoy live music and the occasional, breathtaking, fly-over.

    Proceeds from the Car Show go primarily to veterans’ organizations, auto tech scholarships and other local and national charities.

    Click the "website" link below to get more details about event and to register.

    • Friday, November 10, 2017 to Saturday, November 11, 2017

  • The homegrown music festival returns to Sherwood Forest November 10-12, 2017, with a host of big-name acts. Headliners Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Iggy Pop, Grizzly Bear, and The Shins will be joined by Blood Orange, Pusha T, Washed Out, Kehlani, Vine Staples, Sleep, Taking Back Sunday, and many more. Austin talent on the bill includes Survive, Sweet Spirit, A Giant Dog, and Growl, among others.

    Buy your passes here.

    • Friday, November 10, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017

  • Second Saturday. As you tour beautiful homes in the Smithville historic district, you'll see a collection of hand-created quilts displayed all over town as a nod to a historic past and specialized craft. Drawings are held downtown.
    • Saturday, November 11, 2017

December

  • Stroll along the June Hill Pape Riverwalk on the Colorado River in the evening to see over 100 holiday displays. The event extends from the Friday following Thanksgiving to New Years Eve.
    • Thursday, December 1, 2016
    • Saturday, December 31, 2016

  • Celebrate the holiday season in historic downtown Bastrop. From an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas to food and wine events and activities for the entire family, you'll love how we share the season in Texas' most historic small town. Lost Pines Christmas culminates on Saturday, December 10, with the Lighted Winter Wonderland Parade as it sparkles downtown from 6 pm to 8 pm.
    • Saturday, December 10, 2016

  • Kick off the holidays with Elgin's celebration, Holiday by the Tracks, sponsored by the Elgin Main Street Board, City of Elgin and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy live music and entertainment, a "Hot Cocoa" Sip & Stroll, pictures with Santa and a lighted Christmas parade at dusk, which is sponsored by the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department. Live Nativity: After the lighted Christmas Parade, performed by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    • Saturday, December 2, 2017

  • Come out to our annual Festival of Lights Celebration. Kid's Fest with games, bounce houses, reading corner, clown and magician. Shop the many vendors for Christmas gifts and enjoy delicious food. Playhouse Smithville will have two free shows of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer & The Island of Misfit Toys!
    • Saturday, December 2, 2017

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