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Bastrop Main Street Program has been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards.

Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of Accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™.


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Bastrop Main Street Program



The Bastrop Main Street Program opened its doors in 2007 to help create more open doors for businesses in historic downtown Bastrop.

Tasked with ensuring our Main Street District remains the heart of Bastrop through historical preservation, community involvement and purposeful economic vitality, it is home to over 200 businesses and organizations in a 62 block area located in the heart of historic Bastrop. 

The Main Street District of today is vastly different from when Bastrop began building the program. As the culture and values of our City change, the Main Street Program is committed to mirroring those changes to be a reflection of the authentic and unique nature of Bastrop.

So what’s different? Well for starters - our mission statement!

"The City of Bastrop Main Street Program, through community partnerships and grassroots community involvement, will be a stimulant for the economic health, design, and promotion of the historic Main Street District."

The statement now more accurately reflects the core of who we are and what we do, which is to continue protecting and preserving our historic downtown core for the next generation.

Now we want YOU to be a part of it all!

We are looking for passionate individuals who want to play a role in the future of the historic Main Street District. Being a Main Street Volunteer is a great way to meet new friends, have a ton of fun, and be the change you want to see in the world! Whether you have an afternoon or a lifetime, we would love to have you be a part of the adventure!

Interested in volunteering? Fill out the form below or if you have more questions, feel free to reach out to Main Street Manager Candice Butts.

Even if you can't find the time to volunteer, you can still promote our mission by Remember, small businesses need local support in order to survive and thrive! Stop in Downtown Bastrop and bring your co-workers for lunch, bring your significant other for date night, or find something one-of-a-kind from any of the unique shops!

Follow @downtownbastrop on Facebook and @downtownbastroptx on Instagram for the latest on what’s happening around Main Street!


  • Are you interested in joining and fun and diverse group of citizens with a shared passion for historic downtown Bastrop? Do you enjoy planning and hosting events? 

    Being a Main Street Volunteer just might be the place for you then! As a Main Street Volunteer, you will preserve Bastrop's unique aesthetic by serving in the areas of organization, design, economic vitality, and promotion of the Main Street District. 

    The only qualification to be a Main Street volunteer is a desire for the enduring success of Downtown Bastrop. 

    You can find our Bastrop Main Street Program Volunteer Brochure right here!

    Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

  • Bastrop Main Street Program Volunteer Application

    First Name:
    Last Name:
    Mailing Address:
    Zip Code:
    Phone #:
    How did you hear about the Bastrop Main Street Program? (if you heard about the program from a Board Member, please leave their name.)

    Volunteer Interests:

    (Please check all that apply)


    Special Events


Bastrop's Texas Downtown Association President's Awards: 


Nancy Wood, Bastrop's first Main Street Manger, awarded the Anice B. Read Award of Excellence in Community Heritage Development 

Finalist for Best New Construction for First National Bank of Bastrop 



Finalist for Best Downtown Business for Storehouse Market and Eatery

Finalist for Best Commercial Interior for the Painted Porch Bookshop 



Best Digital Campaign for "Downtown Bastrop Curbside Program"

Best Downtown Business for Neighbor's Kitchen

Best Commercial Interior for Copper Shot Distillery



Best New Construction for Spring Street Dental

Best Promotional Event for its "Pop-Up Street Project"



Spirit of Downtown award for the Small Business Revolution Competition


Best New Construction for the Lost Pines Art Center

Finalist for Best Downtown Partner with Bastrop Economic Development Corporation



Best Downtown Business for Art Connections Gallery



Best Marketing Program for DBS's "Billboard Project - a Partnership"


Best Marketing Program for BEDC's "BuyBastropTX" Social Media Marketing


Finalist for Best Public Improvement for Chestnut Street Improvement Project

Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence to Nancy Wood, Director of the Bastrop Main Street Program

Best Downtown Partner for Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa/Woodbine Development Corp.



Best New Construction for the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center


Best Downtown Partner for Bastrop Downtown Business Alliance

Best Marketing Program for "Meet Me on Main Street"



Finalist for Best Renovation/Rehabilitation for 811 Main Street (courtyard and rehab)

Finalist for Best Restoration for 1004 Main Street (currently Anita's Mexican Restaurant)



Best Promotional Event for Bastrop's 175th Birthday Party

Best Renovation/Rehabilitation for the Louis Eilers Building, Baxters Fine Dining

Resources from the Governor's Office

The Governor's Office of Small Business Assistance offers the following resources for those looking to start and grow their business in the state:

  • The Bastrop Main Street Program is excited to announce that the 2024 Table on Main is scheduled for Sunday, April 14th from 6:30pm until 10:00pm. If you’ve joined us in years past, you understand how special this event is to the community and its participants. If this is your first opportunity, imagine an evening with friends, neighbors, family, and delicious food and drinks prepared by Downtown Bastrop’s signature restaurants and bars.


     Sponsorships are available for this signature event. Please complete the 2024 Table on Main Sponsorship Form and return to 1311 Chestnut Street with your payment. 

  • Heritage benches create an elegant, welcoming and lasting place or respite in our shopping and restaurant district, while honoring the donor's loved one, organization or cause.


    Bench sponsorships cost $2,000 which include the cost of the bench and commemorative plaque that will feature up to three lines of text and up to 70 characters.


    To sponsor a heritage bench, complete the Heritage Bench Sponsorship Form and return the form and payment to City Hall located at 1311 Chesnut Street Bastrop Texas. 

  • The City of Bastrop Main Street Program provides scholarships to business owners and entrepreneurs in the Main Street District to cover the cost of registration for classes and training offered through the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce. You can find the Chamber of Commerce Training Scholarship form here. 
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The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.