Visit Bastrop's Going the Extra Mile (GEM) program gives YOU the opportunity to recognize employees in our community for exemplary service and dedicated performance to their role in hospitality. One of the most important components of the visitor experience is the quality of the interface between the visitor and the tourism worker, and their experience with tourism service providers. This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of employees in the hospitality community! Vote now through April 14!

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Join us for our spring festival on May 6th, 11am-5pm. This event is in conjunction with the City of Bastrop’s Bird City Weekend festivities! MayFest includes a full day of arts and crafts vendors, bird and nature talks, kids activities and artist demos. You can also view our Bird Art Show! Admission is FREE, and all are welcome.
We are accepting vendor applications until March 31st-- arts and crafts, handmade home and garden goods, food and beverage vendors are all welcome to apply. Message us for an application and more details.

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