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

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Travel Advisories and
Covid 19 Updates


Updated: March 10, 2021

Welcome to Bastrop!

Beginning March 10, all Texas businesses including lodging properties, restaurants, retail shops, museums, bars, breweries and attractions can operate at 100 percent capacity per Governor Abbot’s Executive Order GA-34. The statewide mask mandate will also be lifted at this time.

Bastrop businesses may still limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion. We encourage visitors to check individual websites and social channels of businesses to confirm details and operating hours.

To learn more about the safety efforts and sanitation protocols Bastrop businesses are following, visit our “Safe. Clean. Ready” initiative page. Visitors should continue practicing safety and social distancing guidelines as outlined by CDC to protect themselves and others.


Government Orders

  • A record of all Governor Abbot’s proclamations can be found here.

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