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Whether you find yourself in Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville or one of our smaller communities, there’s always something fun going on in Bastrop County. The area’s best events bring live music, great food, and unique activities to town, year after year, so when you find one you love, you can make it an annual tradition.

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December 2021

Brunch with Santa 2021

December 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Piney Creek Chop House, 703 Chestnut St
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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“Brunch with Santa” will feature an amazing buffet at Piney Creek Chop House in downtown Bastrop, Texas with full bar will be open to enjoy.…

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Course: Earth Paints & Pigments

December 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Earth Native Wilderness School, 137 Woodview Lane
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Come explore art and nature with Earth Native Wilderness School. This class will explore the wonderful bounty of paints and pigments that can be made…

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Jumping for Joy – Toy Drive and Fundraiser 2021

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rally Ready Driving School, 304 Blue Jay Road
Dale, TX 78616 United States
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Jumping for Joy is a toy drive and fundraiser benefiting Toys for Tots, Operation Homefront, and Operation Blue Santa. By bringing one or more new,…

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Woden’s Folk Kindred Yule 2021

December 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bastrop State Park, 100 Park Road 1A
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Come join Woden's Folk Kindred for their seventh annual Yule event at the Refectory in beautiful Bastrop State Park in Central Texas. We will have…

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Bastrop County Historical Society Holiday Homes Tour 2021

December 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum & Visitor Center of Bastrop County Historical Society, 904 Main St,, TX
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Take a tour of four historic homes and a church, and an extra bonus home that fits right in with the historic district in the…

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2021 Sip & Shop Smithville Texas

December 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Smithville Smithville, TX United States + Google Map

Purchase your tickets for the 2021 Sip & Shop Smithville to be held in Downtown Smithville, Texas on Dec. 11, 2021. Many of the downtown…

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Honor Choir’s “Christmas Delights”

December 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Calvary Episcopal Church Bastrop, 603 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Join us for the Honor Choir's annual Christmas concert "Christmas Delights" with special guest artists, Dawn Sears and Javier Chaparro. Doors open at 1:40 p.m.…

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McKinney Roughs Art in the Park – Winter 2021

December 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2021

McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 Hwy 71 W
Cedar Creek, TX 78612 United States
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This series is a process-based art experience using nature for inspiration at McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Cedar Creek, Texas. Explore several topics, including en…

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Family Nature Quest – Winter 2021

December 18, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2021

McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 Hwy 71 W
Cedar Creek, TX 78612 United States
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Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations at McKinney Roughs Nature Park west of Bastrop, Texas.

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas 2021

December 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Scream Hollow, 149 Split Rail Lane
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Each night Krampus arrives and makes his trek through Scream Hollow for some of the darker Christmas traditions with holiday haunts based on the historical…

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Pictures with Santa at the Sugar Shack 2021

December 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sugar Shack Bastrop, 114 Loop 150 E
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Four nights to get your picture with Santa on the porch at the Sugar Shack in Bastrop, Texas. Enjoy the meet and greet, and the…

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“A Joyous Christmas” 2021

December 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts, 1401 Cedar Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Join us for the 6th annual A Joyous Christmas event! A Joyous Christmas is an annual musical event that brings together singers from churches all…

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Texas Viking Festival 2021 Yuletide

December 19, 2021 - December 20, 2021
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 20, 2021

Valkyrie Ranch, 2008 FM 2104
Paige, TX 78659 United States
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This 2021 Texas Viking Festival - Winter Solstice will be held at Valkyrie Ranch over two weekends in Paige, Texas. Events, open to all people,…

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Theater: Rented Christmas – The Musical

December 19, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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See the wonderful holiday performance of Rented Christmas - The Musical at historic downtown Bastrop Opera House in Bastrop, Texas. Performances will be live and…

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Open Riding Days at Mayfest Park

December 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Mayfest Hill Park, 25 American Legion Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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The city of Bastrop has opened up Mayfest Park Rodeo Arena for Open Ride Days on the first and third Tuesday of each month. No…

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Home for the Holidays 2021

December 25, 2021
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Downtown Elgin Elgin, TX United States + Google Map

Home for the Holidays is sponsored by the Elgin Main Street Board, City of Elgin and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce and is celebrated every…

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Family Ride Night

December 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2021

Texas Lost Pines Riding Club, 186 Hwy 95 S
Elgin, TX 78621 United States
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People can bring their horses and ride at the arena free of charge on Saturdays in 2021. Hosted by the Texas Lost Pines Riding Club…

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UTV Tour at McKinney Roughs – December 2021

December 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 Hwy 71 W
Cedar Creek, TX 78612 United States
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Climb aboard our high-performance utility task vehicles (UTVs) and see native wildlife and stunning views of the lower Colorado River, box canyons and the tall…

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Elgin Texas Farmers Market 2021

December 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Elgin Memorial Park Elgin, TX United States + Google Map

Local farmers market held Thursday evenings with fresh local produce, meat and great value-added items!

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A Fabulous New Years Eve 2021 at The Rockne VFW

December 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2022 @ 12:30 am
VFW Post 2527 Rockne TX, 1503 FM 20
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Come celebrate at the VFW Post 2527 in Rockne, Texas. Dress Fabulous for the Fabulous New Year that you want. Dust of that suit or…

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New Year’s Eve Ball 2021

December 31, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - January 1, 2022 @ 12:30 am
Hampton Inn & Suites – Bastrop, 240 South Hasler Blvd
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Join the fun for a night of music and dancing in the Texas Ballroom at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Bastrop. Ring in the New…

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Ring in 2022 at Rising Sun Vineyard

December 31, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Rising Sun Vineyard, 233 Edmonson Ranch Rd
McDade, TX 78650 United States
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Ring in the New Year at Rising Sun Vineyard's first-ever New Year's Eve Party in McDade, Texas. Enjoy live music with the Shop Dawgz and…

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January 2022

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt 2021 – Buescher

January 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 1, 2022

Buescher State Park, 100 Park Road 1E
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Take a hike and follow the clues to find the ornaments hidden around Buescher State Park in Smithville, Texas. The final clue leads to a…

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Fa La La Through The Forest Scavenger Hunt 2021- Bastrop State Park

January 1
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Bastrop State Park, 100 Park Road 1A
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Time to hike Bastrop State Park and follow clues to find ornaments for a final prize win. Along with sister park, Buescher State Park, this…

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January 2022 Gathering & Job Fair

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - January 9 @ 12:00 pm
Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy 20
McDade, TX 78650 United States
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Gatherings are a Sherwood tradition dating back to 2008, when the land was first purchased. These open to the public, free of charge, community-building events…

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Art After Dark – January 2022

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut St
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Enjoy Art After Dark with the opening reception of featured artist Sonja Kever at the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, Texas. Free admission to…

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Elfie Selfie Hunt – Winter 2021

January 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 15, 2022

McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 Hwy 71 W
Cedar Creek, TX 78612 United States
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Use your phone to find the hidden elves in McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Cedar Creek, Texas.. Take elfie selfies with all and post to…

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Drawing Basics with Tobin Bortner 2022

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut St
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Instructor, Tobin Bortner is back for his most popular class - Drawing Basics - at the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, Texas. This class…

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Bastrop County MLK Walk & Celebration 2022

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Paul Quinn AME Church, 1108 Walnut
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Each year the historical Bastrop County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission Celebration Walk is hosted by one of the three cities in Bastrop County,…

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Big Chill Adventure Race 2022

January 22 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Buescher State Park, 100 Park Road 1E
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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The “Chill” is the race that started it all. This year The Big Chill Adventure Race is going back to the piney woods of Texas…

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