The Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo originated in in 1947 as a way of welcoming back 90,000 soldiers who had been based at Camp Swift during WWII. Today we welcome locals and visitors alike to this unique, hometown event where you'll find live music, a rodeo, various tournaments, dances, class reunions, and a Grand Parade. This four night celebration is full of "feel good vibes" and memories for the making.

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Dads Are Always Welcome in Bastrop

Calling all Dads! Fathers are more than welcome in Bastrop. For every pep talk, every milestone and every tender moment, we want to make sure Dads feel our love this Father’s Day. Celebrate by setting out on an outdoor adventure with hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, birding, and golfing. Visit…

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Planning for Happy Family Reunions in Bastrop

Settle in for some rewarding family time right here in Bastop, TX! With stunning views along the Colorado River, fantastic state parks, good eats and a variety of places to stay from luxurious to cozy, there really is something for everyone here. With January 26 th comes National Plan for Vacation…

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The Ultimate Guide to Birdwatching in Bastrop

In Bastrop, even the birds feel Welcomed To It All! Bastrop is officially Bird City Texas certified by Texas Parks and Wildlife. The certificate recognizes the community as leaders in bird conservation and officially makes Bastrop a perfect destination for birdwatching. Bastrop is located along a…

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5 Things You Need to Do in Bastrop This Winter

The holiday season is the best time of year, but it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop after New Year’s has passed. Avoid post-holiday blues this winter by planning a little getaway to Bastrop. Enjoy an authentic Texas experience without the crowds and make sure you add these highlights onto your…

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Holiday Cheer in Bastrop

From an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas and small-town traditions to a dazzling night-time holiday parade, Bastrop is full of holiday cheer! Here’s our list of what not to miss in Bastrop this holiday season: Lost Pines Christmas Nov. 29 – Dec. 24, 2019 Times and locations vary Join the…

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5 Reasons to See Bastrop’s Veterans Day Car Show

Hop in your ride and roll on over to Bastrop this Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 8-9) for 14 th Annual “Heroes & Hot Rods” Veterans Day Cruise In & Car Show. Here are just a few reasons it’s worth a trip (besides the fact that it’s free and a must-see!): You’ll Get to See 450 Dream Rides The Bastrop Area…

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Get Spooky in Bastrop this Halloween

Bastrop is home to a long and fascinating history, promising an unforgettable and even spooky escape this fall! Check out our list of Halloween fun happening in Bastrop this month: Get Crafty It’s that time of year – get ready to dig, drink and be merry! Local favorite Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard…

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Free Things to Do in Bastrop

Bastrop is a true Texan hidden gem that guarantees an unforgettable, down-to-earth experience giving you more bang for your buck! These are just a few ideas of free things to enjoy in our charming town: Brush Up on History Learn the fascinating story of Bastrop’s beginnings as a German colony…

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Visit Bastrop with Your Dog

Every day is National Dog Appreciation Day! What’s a better way to show your dog you love them than by taking them on a little adventure with you? Bastrop is full of pet-friendly places - including several lodging properties and restaurants. Here are a few of our favorites: Shopping Spree When…

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The Ultimate Art Guide to Visit Bastrop

Bastrop is quickly earning the reputation as a destination for art lovers. From live music to local theaters, Bastrop’s arts and culture scene is anything but ordinary! Here are a few must-see places to check out during your next visit: Lost Pines Art Center With free admission seven days a week…

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