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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Our Bastrop Gifting Guide

As one does in Bastrop, we gift straight from the heart. It’s the best way to spread that holiday cheer we’re all in need of. Whether it’s handcrafted or just hand-picked, meaningful gifts are our specialty. Here are some suggestions on how to make Christmas extra special this year. Gifts for the…

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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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The Best Holiday Treats Are in Bastrop

In all honesty, warm treats are the best part of the holiday season. And there’s something for everyone in Bastrop - from traditional buttery cookies to vegan and keto-friendly pies and pastries. Check out these local bakeries during your next trip for a delicious taste of the Christmas spirit…

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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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