While it may not feel like fall yet in Bastrop, Texas today September 22nd marks the first day of Fall. Which means cooler temps are just around the corner and many fun events around Bastrop! Here are our Top 6 can’t miss things to do around Bastrop this Fall.
Enjoy the View at Neighbors Kitchen and Yard (Now thru late November)
Ok, so we confess, while we don’t visit as often as we’d like, every chance we can we love to visit Neighbors. Is it the fresh handcrafted drinks? Is it the made from scratch pizza? OR is it the great view from practically anywhere in the whole restaurant? We think it is all the above! Now that the weather has started to cool it is the perfect time to grab your favorite slice and enjoy a beautiful fall sunset on the patio while live acoustic music floats through the breeze. Check out their menu and live music calendar at Neighborstx.com
Get lost at Barton Hill Farms (September 29th thru November 4th)
Located on the banks of the Colorado River, Barton Hill Farms draws you in to sit back, relax and enjoy all the great scenic views. Get lost in the themed corn maze, snap your fall photos in the pumpkin patch, visit the farm animal petting zoo, and many more attractions perfect for all ages. Parents they didn’t forget you! With a cold local brew, cider or frozen sangria in hand, you’ll want to grab your picnic blanket and stay the whole day! Visit BartonHillFarms.com for dates, full list of activities and to purchase tickets. See you there!
Scream at Scream Hollow (September 15th thru December 23rd)
Down a dark dusty road 12 miles south of Bastrop lays only what we can only shakily describe as terror in the woods. Located on 20 acres of screams, Scream Hollow is the largest and scariest Halloween event in Texas. Attempt their 1, or all 4 of their unique haunted attractions, then calm your nerves with a treat from the Crackling Witch Café or jam with the band at the Rabid Bat Vampire Bar. Scream Hollow is guaranteed to leave the whole family shanking; enter at your own risk! Check their full fall schedule at ScreamHollow.com
Halloween Super Hero Pub Crawl (October 27 6p-9p)
Call up the friends and schedule date night on October 27th this month! Another in a series, these events are quickly becoming a favorite in Bastrop and with the weather just right this makes the list of can’t misses. Dress up as your favorite superhero and skip around town sampling some of the best drinks Bastrop has to offer. With stops not yet announced, previous locations have included Old Town, 602 on Main, Gracie’s, Colorado River Winery, and Copper Shot Distillery just to name a few. Guaranteed fun and…to maybe leave you a little hazy 😉 Check the Facebook Event for updates.
Hogeye Festival (October 25th, 26th, and 27th)
This annual event brings fun and laughter to the streets of Downtown Elgin. Hogeye packs a lot into this 3-day event featuring 3 stages of live music, pet parade, car show, BBQ Pork-off, carnival, handmade arts and crafts, and our personal favorite – dessert contest! This classic festival in its small-town setting has all the character to hit you right in the Fall feels. Elgin is the Sausage Capital of Texas (hehe), and as the name suggests this event is all about honoring pigs with a combination humor and history. Bring the whole family and look, laugh and EAT! For more information check out Hogeyefestival.com or their Facebook Page for event updates.
Lost Pines Christmas Wassail Fest/Lighting Party (November 24th)
Kick off the holiday season with a stroll around historic downtown Bastrop. Head down to Fisherman’s park at dusk as the 2018 Lost Pines Christmas and River of Lights comes to life and light up the holiday season! Bring the kiddos to visit with Santa, enjoy hot cocoa and watch in wonder. Head up to Main Street and taste a variety of mulled ciders (Wassail) as local merchants compete for bragging rights. In conjunction with Small Business Saturday, shops stay open late where you can often find great deals and the perfect Christmas gifts. For more info visit Downtown Bastrop facebook page.