• Barton Hill Farms: Blooms & Brews Festival Filled with Flowers and Family Fun 

    Barton Hill Farms Bastrop, TX

    As summer quickly approaches, families all over Austin are looking for new activities that the whole family can enjoy. Barton Hill Farms is a family-owned and operated farm in Bastrop, Texas, a short 30-minute drive from Austin. The farm has a variety of daily activities, but in May, the Blooms and Brews Festival kicks off…. View Article

  • More Than a Movie Theater: Film Alley in Bastrop, TX

    Film Alley Bastrop

    Movies on the big screen offer a brief escape from daily life by taking you on an immersive adventure for a couple of hours. When you combine your movie with good food and crisp air conditioning, the experience can be something truly special. But can your movie-going experience get even better? Yes it can! Bastrop’s… View Article

  • Why History Matters in Bastrop, TX


    A town’s history is important.  People we’ve never met will continue to shape our reality long after they’ve passed on, and history is the portal through which we can understand their impact on our lives. The families, culture, politics, patriots, and bold individuals that have come before us influence our communities in a big way…. View Article

  • Savory Farmers Market at The Colony

    Bastrop Farmers Market

    When most people think of farmers markets, they picture fresh produce stacked high on tables. They imagine the bustling hum of local shoppers and the kind of ingredients that make meals that taste great and provide more nutrition while supporting the local economy and food security network. A farmers market elevates the whole community. Locally… View Article

  • Bastrop River Company

    Bastrop Kayaking

    Bastrop is known for amazing restaurants, boutique shops with one-of-a-kind gifts, and local charm, but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg of what this Texas town has to offer. What makes a community like The Colony so appealing is its proximity to outdoor activities that make the most of the area’s natural beauty… View Article

  • First Friday Art Walk

    Bastrop Art Walk

    Whether it’s grabbing a bite from one of the award-winning restaurants or doing some shopping at a local boutique, there’s always a good reason to spend a day in downtown Bastrop. The charming downtown with its historic brick storefronts is the perfect blend of “Texas’ past and present.” One of our favorite downtown events is… View Article

  • The Tesla Gigafactory in Austin

    Tesla in Austin

    You don’t need to look far to realize that the Austin area is quite the hotspot of the tech industry. From major players like Dell, IBM, and Apple to small startups and everything in between, tech is thriving here. The newest kid on the block that has everyone buzzing with anticipation, of course, would be… View Article

  • Bastrop Local: Eden East + Store House Eatery

    Eden East + Store House Eatery

    Ask anyone who has been to Bastrop for a day or lived here for years about the food scene, and they’re sure to rattle off a list of places “you just have to try.”  Among the eateries that locals are especially fond of – and for good reason – is Store House Market + Eatery,… View Article