BASTROP, Texas, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, locals, day-trippers and travelers looking to celebrate cooler weather and the change of seasons with some good old-fashioned fun should take a trip to Bastrop and the Lost Pines Region. This slice of Central Texas is offering a rich roster of family-friendly events in honor of autumn—including pumpkins, tricks, treats, classic cars, memorable feasts, shopping opportunities and then some.
Barton Hill Farms: The Fall Festival & Lonesome Dove Maze – September 24 to November 13
The Barton Hill Farms welcomes visitors to the 2016 Fall Festival & Corn Maze, which features the Lonesome Dove Maze, the Great Pumpkin Patch and Spookley the Pumpkin Kiddy Maze. There's also live music, food and drinks, and games for all ages. The Fall Festival is open weekends from Sept. 24 to Nov. 13. Tickets can be purchased online or at the farm. General admission is $13, and children ages 2 and under are free.
Bastrop 2016 Trick or Treat Trail – October 31
The Bastrop YMCA, Bastrop Ministerial Alliance and the City of Bastrop Parks & Recreation, Public Library and Main Street Program have teamed up to bring the inaugural Trick or Treat Trail to downtown Bastrop. The annual event will provide opportunities for children to trick or treat, enjoy carnival games and activities, dress in their Halloween best and much more. Get treats and play tricks from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
Veterans Weekend Car Show – November 11–12
The Bastrop Area Cruisers car club is honoring American veterans with its 11th Annual Veterans Weekend Car Show in downtown Bastrop. Cruise in for a weekend of live music, tribute and award ceremonies and classic cars. Proceeds from the car show go to veterans' organizations, auto tech scholarships and various local and national charities. Enjoy the show at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
Thanksgiving Feast at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa – November 24
The annual Thanksgiving Day Feast serves up lifetime favorites such as turkey, jalapeño cornbread stuffing and casseroles galore. Nontraditional delights will include ahi tuna and Gulf Coast oysters on the half shell, as well as delectable sides such as macaroni and cheese, seasonal vegetables and cookies and milk. Sate your sweet tooth with pies, cobblers or a little something from the cheesecake bar. There's also the pumpkinpalooza with pumpkin-flavored cheesecake, mousse, pie, bread pudding and then some. Join the feast Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $65 for adults, $32 for ages 6–12 and complimentary for children ages 5 and under. To reserve a spot at the table, call 512-308-4950.
Black Friday with Extended Main Street Business Hours – November 25
Starting the day after Thanksgiving, downtown Bastrop merchants are offering extended shopping hours from Friday, Nov. 25 to Friday, Dec. 23. Times and locations vary.
Bastrop Harvest Art Fest – November 25–26
Head down to the Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market for the 30th Annual Harvest Art Fest for a special handcrafted shopping experience. Shop handmade arts and crafts, home goods, food and more from local artists in historic downtown Bastrop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25–26.
Wassail Fest & Small Business Saturday – November 26
Shoppers and downtown visitors are invited to warm up at the Small Business Saturday and inaugural Wassail Fest. The delicious hot mulled cider will be served throughout downtown Bastrop, and visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorites for the coveted People's Choice Awards. The event is held in conjunction with the American Express Small Business Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
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SOURCE City of Bastrop