March 28, 2013

The Ultimate Bastrop County Easter Guide - 2013


From Easter Egg Hunts and pictures with the Easter Bunny to where to buy Easter goodies and more, here's the scoop on Easter in Bastrop County and beyond...

Pictures with the Easter Bunny
  • The Outdoor Marketplace, located at 1067 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop/Cedar Creek, Saturday, Mar. 23rd, 2-5pm with Sugarbee Photography. $15 each. There will also be live music (11am-3pm), food, cupcakes from Simply Sweet Bastrop, face painting, and more!
  • Sugar Shack, located at 114 Loop 150 W in Bastrop, Saturday Mar. 23rd and 30th, 12-3pm. Free! Bring your own camera.
  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Bastrop Brewhouse, located in the Crossing at 601 Chestnut Street in downtown Bastrop, Saturday, Mar. 30th, 9am-12pm. There will also be arts & crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30am.
  • Elgin Public Library, located at 404 N. Main Street in Elgin, Tuesday, Mar. 26th, 10am. Free! Bring your own camera.
  • Blue Bunny Easter Egg Hunt at Smithville's Railroad Park on Main Street in downtown Smithville, Saturday, Mar. 30th, 9am. Sponsored by the Smithville Police Association.

Easter Egg Hunts - Kids
  • Elgin Public Library, located at 404 N. Main Street in Elgin, Tuesday, Mar. 26th, 10am.
  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Bastrop Brewhouse, located in the Crossing at 601 Chestnut Street in downtown Bastrop, Saturday, Mar. 30th, 9am-12pm. There will also be arts & crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10:30am.
  • Blue Bunny Easter Egg Hunt at Smithville's Railroad Park on Main Street in downtown Smithville, Saturday, Mar. 30th, 9am. Sponsored by the Smithville Police Association.
  • Walgreens, located at 4201 Hwy 71 E in Bastrop (at Tahitian Village), Saturday, Mar. 30th, 9am-12pm. There will also be crafts, raffles, food samples, and more.
  • Redeem Fitness, located at 962 Hwy 71 E in Bastrop, Saturday, Mar. 30th, 10am.
  • Elgin SPJST, located at 702 Hwy 95 N in Elgin, Saturday, Mar. 30th, 10:30am.
  • Jersey Barnyard*, located at 3117 Hwy 159 in La Grange, Saturday, Mar. 30th, 10:30am (ages 0-2), 10:45am (ages 3-4), 11am (ages 5-7), and 11:15am (ages 8-12). There will also be games (water balloon toss, sack races, egg toss, etc.), lots of animals to feed and pet, live music, and delicious food.
  • J. Lorraine Ghost Town*, located at 14219 Littig Road in Manor, Saturday, Mar. 30th, 1pm. All ages. There will also be games, a jumpy castle, food, and more.
  • Family Easter Festival & Easter Egg Hunt at First United Methodist Church, located at 1201 Main Street in downtown Bastrop, Sunday, Mar. 31st, 9:45am. Easter Egg Hunt at 10:50am.

Easter Egg Hunts - Adults
  • Cripple Creek and Company, located at 928A Main Street in downtown Bastrop. Stop by anytime through Saturday, Mar. 30th to hunt for savings. Find an Easter egg with special savings inside, including a Golden Egg with $50 Cripple Creek Cash! One egg per customer.
  • Bastrop Bling Company, 705 Pine Street in downtown Bastrop. Stop by anytime through Saturday, Mar. 30th to hunt for savings. There are 7 eggs hidden throughout the store, including a Golden Egg! One egg per customer.
  • Miss Vickie's Emporium, located at 102 NE Loop 230 in Smithville. Stop by anytime through Saturday, Mar. 30th to hunt for savings. There are several eggs hidden throughout the store with special savings insode, including the "Grand" egg. One egg per customer.
  • Redeem Fitness, located at 962 Hwy 71 E in Bastrop, Saturday, Mar. 30th, 9am. Easter Egg Hunt WOD (workout of the day). FREE! Kids will be entertained with games while the adults workout.

Easter Shopping
  • Sugar Shack, located at 114 Loop 150 W in Bastrop. Easter baskets, candy, stuffed animals, toys, and more!
  • Cripple Creek and Company, located at 928A Main Street in downtown Bastrop. Stuffed animals, toys, and more!
  • Liberty Glenn, located at 1011 Main Street in downtown Bastrop. Easter baskets, d├ęcor, dinnerware, and more!
  • Second Chance Childrens Resale, located at 804 Water Street in downtown Bastrop. Children's Easter outfits, Easter bonnets, toys, and more!
  • Book Basket, located at 913 Main Street in downtown Bastrop. Easter books, cards, and more! All Easter items are 50% OFF!!!
  • Living Room Bookstore, located at 301 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop. Bibles, Easter books, stuffed animals, toys, candy, and more!

Easter Services
  • Maundy Thursday Service at First United Methodist Church, located at 1201 Main Street in downtown Bastrop, Thursday, Mar. 28th, 7-8pm. Remember the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
  • Good Friday Service of Shadows at First United Methodist Church, located at 1201 Main Street in downtown Bastrop, Friday, Mar. 29th, 7:30-8:30pm. Dramatic Reading of the Passion of Jesus Christ.
  • Easter Sunrise Service at the Bastrop State Park Refectory, located at 3005 Hwy 21 E in Bastrop, Sunday, Mar. 31st, 7am. In case of rain the service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, located across from State Park entrance. Bring a chair and dress for the weather. Park entrance fee will be waived for the Sunrise Service. For more information contact Pastor Bob Long at (512) 303-0810. Sponsored by the Bastrop Christian Ministerial Alliance

There are hundreds of churches in Bastrop County and almost all of them will have an Easter Service on Sunday morning. Just take your pick!

*Not located in Bastrop County, but I thought they were worth mentioning. :)

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