BASTROP, Texas, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Road trippers, city dwellers and locals itching for small-town fun this spring don't need to look farther than Bastrop and the Lost Pines Region. Throughout March and April, the "Most Historic Small Town in Texas" will feature a lineup of grand openings and firsts—from the new Copper Shot Distillery to the first-ever community dinner—alongside monthly family-friendly art shows and live musical performances.
Copper Shot Distillery – Opening March 2017
The wait is nearly over for the grand opening of Copper Shot Distillery, producer of small-batch, handcrafted spirits onsite right in downtown Bastrop. Founded by husband-and-wife duo Stephen and Cheri Todee, the distillery is set to feature tours and a tasting room where visitors can enjoy memorably creative concoctions—as well as a class detailing the ins and outs of the distilling process. Copper Shot Distillery opens in early March.
The Farm Street Opry – March 2
The Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center proudly presents the Farm Street Opry, a monthly show featuring local musicians and family-friendly entertainment. The March performance will star Gene Hendricks, Ella Jordan, Brian Collins and the Farm Street Opry Band. The Farm Street Opry is held the first Thursday of every month. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $7.50 for ages 11 and up, and free for kids ages 10 and under.
Bastrop First Friday Art Walk – March 3
On the first Friday of every month, Bastrop galleries, boutiques and other small businesses stay open late to showcase works of art and wonderful wares during the First Friday Art Walk. Locals and visitors alike are invited to support local commerce and talent by coming down to Bastrop's Main Street to enjoy a seasoned mix of art, live music, dining and shopping from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Peterson Brothers Band with Jimmy T. and the Teardrops – March 3
Downtown Bastrop and Viejo's Tacos Y Tequila are partnering to kick off the first show of a music series: Just East of Weird Live. The inaugural concert will feature local favorites, Peterson Brothers Band and Jimmy T. and the Teardrops, at the newly renovated Kleinert Building at Viejos. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase here. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3.
Pedal Thru the Pines – March 11
Cyclists hoping to do some good should sign up for Pedal Thru the Pines, a road cycling event benefiting the Family Crisis Center in Bastrop. Each year, this charity event raises funds that go toward the center's programs and services that support victims of domestic and sexual violence. These programs include a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, emergency shelters and supportive housing, counseling and more. This year's event will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 11. Participating cyclists can choose from a variety of routes ranging from 24 to 70 miles. To register for the ride, visit bikereg.com.
Lost Pines Art Center Art Get Away – March 18
Celebrate the second Art Get Away at the Lost Pines Art Center—the largest comprehensive art center in the Lone Star State. On the third Saturday of each month, the center highlights the importance of art and culture in the community with an all-day event in the heart of Bastrop. Visitors can meet with artists in their studios, learn about the process of creating and selling artwork and enjoy Wine & Unwind Painting classes in the onsite classrooms and workshops at the center. The Art Get Away for the month of March starts at 10 a.m. and runs to 6 p.m. with live music in the Grand Gallery at the end of the day.
Bastrop Half Marathon – March 25
This month features another fitness activity for athletes of all skill levels with the Bastrop Half Marathon. Starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, the half marathon is a premiere race experience that features a two-loop course throughout the town of Bastrop. Runners can complete the entire half marathon course or choose the quarter marathon course during registration. Participants will receive a custom shirt, race bib, medal and post-race celebration with music, food and drinks. To view the race and fee schedule—and to register for the run—visit bastrophalf.com.
49th Annual Spring Antique Fair – March 27 – April 1
For road trippers making the annual trek from Austin to Round Top for the 49th Annual Spring Antiques Fair, there's the opportunity to make a pit stop in Bastrop for a tasty bite to eat at one of its many local cafes and eateries, among them Neighbors Kitchen & Yard, Maxine's and Southside Market Barbeque. Travelers should also carve out a bit of time to visit the shops and boutiques scattered throughout the downtown area—including High Cotton, Lost Pines Art Bazaar, Bella's Cottage Antiques and Art Connections Gallery and more for an assortment of home décor and treasures from around the world. After exploring Bastrop, proceed to Round Top to experience one of the nation's best antique shows.
Table on Main – April 23
The City of Bastrop Main Street Program and Downtown Business Alliance present the first-ever Table on Main, a community dinner in the heart of historic downtown Bastrop. Local farmers, restaurants and brewers gather to showcase the best of their wares—from fresh produce to Texas-made wine and beer. Friends and families alike can wine and dine at handcrafted farm tables and community-donated chairs. Tickets will be made available at the start of March and will be sold for $100 per person at bastropdowntown.com; only 150 tickets to the event will be sold. Dinner and drinks will be served from 5 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, at the Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center.
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