|Fri April 26 6:30pm-11pm
El Camino Real Music
Sat April 27 10am-6pm
* Music, Vendors,
* Historic Downtown
* FREE Admission
Sun April 28th 10am-1pm
* Cowboy Breakfast
(Tickets $15/$20 at door)
Presented by the Bastrop
Opera House & The
Downtown Business Alliance.
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|Learn all about how to shoe a horse, tan a hide, spin wool, and do an Indian dance at
Bastrop’s 25th annual Yesterfest Weekend Celebration April 26-28. Musical
entertainment, historic reenactments, staged gunfights, cowboy demonstrations, Native
American ceremonial dances, and a great children’s interactive area highlight the event
that gives everyone the opportunity to experience the Old West.
The three day event includes great food like homemade beef stew, beans and biscuits
cooked on the campfire close to a chuck wagon, and demonstrations of cast iron
cooking. Local downtown restaurants are all open among the five block street market
area also featuring more than 100 street vendors.
Be sure and visit the “pioneer village” for demonstrations highlighting pioneer activities
like spinning, basket weaving, broom making, quilting, wood carving, iron smithing and
On Friday night from 6:30 to 11 pm the El Camino Real Music Festival, an open
air production on Main Street, features the music of Son de Rey, Polvo del Norte
and Banda Matizz for a popular street dance.
Saturday brings more music of all kinds including country & western, folk, gospel,
Celtic, German polka, bluegrass and jazz on two stages on Main Street, and features sets
by Tish Hinojosa and local favorites The Peterson Brothers.
Don't forget to stop by 921 Main Street to experience the Western Heritage area,
featuring the Jacob Family Native American Dance Troupe, the Buffalo
Soldier Camp, the chuck wagon cattle-drive display and the Spoiled Doves Of
Texas Dance Hall Girls will be setting up an old time photo area!
A special children’s venue planned and operated in partnership with the local YMCA
will include a cow milking demo, Ms. Poppy the Clown, and Magical Mystical Michael,
among others, and will feature many interactive activities for the kiddos.
Don’t miss the quilt display at the Bastrop County Historical Society’s new
Museum and Visitor Center at 904 Main Street, and the Bastrop Opera House,
built in 1889 and in continuous operation since, will have the Clickety Cloggers
performing on Saturday.
Visit www.bastropoperahouse.com for information on Saturday night’s featured play
performance at the Performing Arts Center in Bastrop.
Saturday evening music culminates in a concert by Billy Joe Shaver, a ticketed event
at the Bastrop Brewhouse stage set against the backdrop of the Colorado River. For
tickets and more information click HERE.
Sunday morning a Cowboy Breakfast will feature music by Dunn Deal at 921 Main
Street. Breakfast tickets are $15 online and at the DBA Information booth Saturday.
Tickets will be $20 the day of the event. Proceeds from the breakfast will be going to the
Bastrop Downtown Business Alliance to help fund downtown events throughout the year.
The Bastrop Downtown Business Alliance and the Bastrop Opera House, sponsors of
the annual Yesterfest event, invite everyone to dress in their Pioneer best and join in the
fun starting Friday, April 26 from 6:30 to 11 pm with the El Camino Real Music
Festival, Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 6 pm for the street fair and Sunday, April 28
from 10 am to 1 pm for the Cowboy Breakfast, all in historic downtown Bastrop.