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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Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo

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This event 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, carnival rides, tournaments, food vendors, dances, class reunions, and a Grand Parade. This four day celebration is full of "feel good vibes" and memories for the making. 

See you at Mayfest Park, first week of August! #visitbastroptx 

Weekend Passes: $25 
(Please note there are no carnival rides this year)
Wednesday - Thursday: FREE
Friday: Rodeo & Music: $15
(children 10 & under - free) 
Saturday: Rodeo & Music: $15
(children 10 & under - free) 

Schedule of Events: 

Wednesday, August 4

  • 5PM: Barrel Racing 

Thursday, August 5

  • 6:00PM:   Sign-up for the Cornhole Tournament
  • 7:00PM:   Cornhole Tournament (at showbarn) 
  • 7:30PM:   Rodeo Slack 

Friday, August 6

  • 9:30AM:     Check-in for Bearfest - Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament at ColoVista 
  • 11:00AM:   Shotgun Starts
  • 7:30PM:     Rodeo Gates Open
  • 7:30PM:     Mutton Bustin' Sign Up at Rodeo Merch Booth ($20; first come, first served)
  • 9-12PM:     IronSight (Texas Red Dirt Music) 

Saturday, August 7

  • 9:00AM:    Mike Mathison Memorial Horseshoe and Washer Tournament Sign Up at American Legion
  • 10:00AM: Homecoming Parade in Historic Downtown Bastrop
    • Directly After Parade - Sports Banquet  at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Center
  • 10:00AM: Mike Mathison Memorial Horseshoe and Washer Tournament Begins at American Legion
  • 1:00PM: 4H Cake Auction at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Center
  • 3:00PM: Sign-up begins for the Texas Hold'em Tournament at the American Legion
  • 4:00PM: Texas Hold'em Tournament at the American Legion
  • 7:30PM: Rodeo Gates Open
  • 7:30PM: Mutton Bustin' Sign Up at Rodeo Merch Booth ($20; first come, first served)
  • 8PM - 9PM: Nuthin' Special
  • 9PM - 11PM: Space Cushion
  • 11PM - 1AM: Freebleeder 


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