We’re pumped for pumpkins, y’all. The color, the spice, the photo potential … yep, Bastrop, TX is all in for all of it. As National Pumpkin Day on October 26, 2022, draws near, set your getaway plans to attend two of the best fall festivals in Central Texas. Head this way for pumpkin patches, hay rides and great food. It’s time to get your pumpkin time in. Here’s what you don’t want to miss in Bastrop.

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2022 - 2023 HOT Fund Application

 

The City of Bastrop collects a Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) from hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts. The use of HOT revenue is limited to expenditures that meet the following two-part test:

First, every expenditure must directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry. In other words, the expenditure must be likely to attract visitors from outside Bastrop into the city or its vicinity and must have some impact on convention and hotel activity. If the expenditure is not reasonably likely to accomplish this result, it will not be funded by HOT revenues. The funds must be for an event with attendees.

Second, expenditures must clearly fit into one of six statutory categories for the expenditure of HOT revenues. 

Guidelines for FY2022 - 2023 HOT Fund Eligibility are being finalized. Please check back at a later date for these documents. 

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