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16th Annual "Heroes & Hot Rods" Veterans Day Cruise In & Car Show

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  • Downtown Bastrop
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
  • Phone: (512) 745-6999
  • Price: Free

Friday, November 11

Festivities begin on Friday evening AT 4PM with the Cruise-In on Historic Main Street in Downtown Bastrop, TX. Come hang out as we watch classic cars roll into town. This is a great opportunity to snag photos of your favorite car and talk to the fine folks displaying them. 

  • 4PM - 10PM | Cruise-In Begins, Downtown Bastrop
    *Parking on Main Street & surrounding areas reserved exclusively for registered car show participants until 10PM

    2021 Cruise In (2)

Saturday, November 12

Saturday's Car Show begins bright and early at 7:30AM. This event is expected to attract 400 cars that will be displayed along our historic downtown Main Street, side streets & parking lots. 
*Please note, you must pre-register in advance of the car show. There is NO day-of event registration

  • 7:30AM | Veteran's Day Car Show Gates Open | Check-In and Parking Begins 
  • 10AM | Car Show Vehicle Check In & Parking Ends
  • 10:30AM |  Veteran's Tribute March on Main Street
    *ALL military are welcome to join in the Veteran's March. To be part of this special event, please gather at 10:30AM in front of the Bastrop Post Office, 1106 Main Street, Bastrop, TX 78602 
  • 11AM | Veteran's Day Tribute and Ceremony | Bastrop County Courthouse Gazebo (804 Pecan Street)
  • 1:00PM | Silent Auction Closes
  • 3PM | Car Show Awards Presentation
  • 4PM | Car Show Ends

2021 Heroes & Hot Rods Big Body   

Don't miss the amazing World War II and Camp Swift Exhibits
Bastrop Museum and Visitor's Center
904 Main Street, Bastrop, TX, 78602
**The Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center will be offering 1/2 priced admission during this event!

2021 Heroes & Hot Rods Presentation of Colors

This event is brought to you by the Bastrop Area Cruisers which was founded in 1999 by 26 Bastrop area residents who love cars and enjoy the fellowship of others with the same interest. Learn more about the Cruisers and what they do at  

See highlights from 2021 here! 

Proceeds from this event go to support Veteran organizations, The Bastrop High School Auto Tech Scholarships and other local charities.