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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Toads In Town

Can you find all the toads in town? Take part in this self-guided tour and have a hoppin' good time while doing it. Developed by Clint and Jamie Howard, owners of Deep In The Heart Art Foundry, this tour gets you out and about exploring the heart of Bastrop while educating about an endangered species in our region, the Houston Toad.  

We challenge you to find each toad and write something about what you think is part of their story. What are they doing? Where are they going? Where have they been? Get inspired to create a story of your own. Pick up your official Toads In Town pack at the Museum and Visitor Center, or download and print one below. After you have found each toad and written a piece of their story, return your brochure to the Museum and Visitor Center to claim a small prize!

"Floatin' Gary"

... is heading to the river for a bit of fun! You can find him behind the Bastrop County Museum and Visitor Center near the stairs heading down to the Colorado River.
Floatin' Gary Statue In Bastrop, TX

"Wailin Willie"

... is waiting for a live music session and can be found strumming his guitar on the south side of Chestnut Street next to a light pole before you get to the Old Iron Bridge. 

Wailin Willie Statue In Bastrop, TX

"Croakio and Juliet"

...... are toadally in love, and you'll see for yourself. They can be found declaring their love on the south side of Main Street just before reaching the Old Iron Bridge. 

Toadally Kissing Statue In Bastrop, TX

"Thaddeus T. Toad"

... just picked up a new book and can be found reading it at, none other than, the Bastrop Public Library. Look for him near the flagpole. 

Thaddeus T. Toad Statue In Bastrop, TX

"Beckham"

... is resting after a well-played soccer game at the park. Find him at the top of the stairs by the library. 

Beckham Toad Statue In Bastrop, TX

"Tex & Rolly"

... is hanging out with his buddy Rolly and they are looking for some fun. Find them near the kiosk at Spring Street and Main Street. 

Tex & RollyToad Statue In Bastrop, TX

"Tiana & Tad"

... have done some serious shopping downtown. They are heading to the parking lot via the sidewalk next to 919 Main Street. 

Tiana & Tad Toad Statue In Bastrop, TX

"Mon Ami Pierre"

.... has the perfect spot to complete his drawing of the Bastrop County Courthouse at the corner of Pine Street and Water Street. 

Mon Ami Pierre Toad Statue In Bastrop, TX

Download and print this Toads In Town brochure, and you're well on your way! 

The Toads In Town sculpture series is designed, created and produced by Clint Howard, owner of Deep In The Heart Art Foundry. 

Click here to learn more about Bastrop Art In Public Places. 
Click here to learn more about conservation efforts for the Houston Toad. 

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