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Bastrop Main Street Program



Bastrop's TDA President's Awards:


2008 - Best Promotional Event for Bastrop's 175th Birthday Party

2008 - Best Renovation/Rehabilitation for the Louis Eilers Building, Baxters Fine Dining

2009 - Finalist for Best Renovation/Rehabilitation for 811 Main Street (courtyard and rehab)

2009 - Finalist for Best Restoration for 1004 Main Street (currently Anita's Mexican Restaurant)

2010 - Best Downtown Partner for Bastrop Downtown Business Alliance

2010 - Best Marketing Program for "Meet Me on Main Street"

2012 - Best New Construction for the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center

2013 - Best Downtown Partner for Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa/Woodbine Development Corp.

2013 - Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence to Nancy Wood, Director of the Bastrop Main Street Program

2013 - Finalist for Best Public Improvement for Chestnut Street Improvement Project

2014 - Best Marketing Program for BEDC's "BuyBastropTX" Social Media Marketing

2015 - Best Marketing Program for DBS's "Billboard Project - a Partnership"

2016 - Best Downtown Business for Art Connections Gallery

2017 - Best New Construction for the Lost Pines Art Center

2017 - Finalist for Best Downtown Partner with Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

2018 - Spirit of Downtown award for the Small Business Revolution Competition

2019 - Best New Construction for Spring Street Dental

2019 - Best Promotional Event for its "Pop-Up Street Project"

2020 - Best Digital Campaign for "Downtown Bastrop Curbside Program"

2020 - Best Downtown Business for Neighbor's Kitchen

2020 - Best Commercial Interior for Copper Shot Distillery




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 Rebecca Gleason.

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 passion for our historic downtown core?

    Do you enjoy being the host or hostess with the most/mostest at fun community events?

    Being a Main Street Volunteer just might be the place for you then!

    You can find our 2019 Bastrop Main Street Program Volunteer Brochure right here!

    Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

  • Bastrop Main Street Program Volunteer Application

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


    Please provide at least 2 references, along with a way to contact them.

    Reference #1

    Full Name of Reference
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    What is this person's relationship to you?

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    (Please check all that apply)


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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Bastrop Main Street is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

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.