Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce


"It's possible in Smithville!" That's what we say and that's what we do.

Highlights of our fair town include: centrally located between Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Bryan-College Station. Community-minded town, great shopping, lodging, dining, art, film-making and pure fun. Historic buildings and homes. Easy access technology.

Places of interest to tourists like the Texas Veterans Memorial Park.  Great moments, such as our five-day Jamboree, and our Texas Photo Festival. World class biking and hiking trails, kayaking, biking, skateboarding, dog park, antiques/vintage shopping, rodeo arena, World Record holder and more.

No matter what time of year, we look forward to being with family, seeing old friends, and to meeting you, the friend we have not yet met.  Come borrow our scenery.

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WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS: Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • WED, Aug. 26 - Tourism meeting, 11:45a-1p, Pocket's Grille, 205 Fawcett
  • THURS, Aug. 27 - Community Relations meeting, 6-7pm, Smithville Public Library, 507 Main.
  • THURS, Sept. 3 - Ambassador Committee, 11am, Chamber office.
  • MON, Sept. 7 - Chamber office closed in observance of Labor Day.
  • WED, Sept. 9 - Board of Directors meeting, 11:45am, La Cabana meeting room.
  • THURS, Sept. 17 - CHAMBER MIXER, 5-7pm, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park, 1801 Park Road 1C. Facility tour available.
  • FRI, Sept. 18 - JOINT RIBBON CUTTING & OPEN HOUSE - Scream Hollow, 149 Split Rail Lane.  4:45pm.  Three haunted houses, refreshments, beverages, music, movies, retail.
  • SAT, Sept. 19 - TRADES DAYS OUTDOOR MARKETPLACE, 10am-3pm. Main Street at 1st Street.

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RUN FUNDRAISER - Burning Pine 5K/10K and Junior Ranger Run - Saturday, Sept. 12 in Bastrop State Park. Food, drink and music. Funds to replant the trees in our Bastrop State Park from the 2011 wild fire. Visit to register.


GOLF FUNDRAISER - The 2nd Annual Tee Off Against Child Abuse fundraiser - Friday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. at Colo Vista Country Club. Cost is $75/person, 4-man scramble, includes green fees, cart, breakfast and lunch. Mulligans are $10 each. Registration deadline is Sept. 11. Sponsorship opportunities available. Hosted by Bastrop County Sheriff's Office. Contact Sissy Jones at 512-549-5101.


MEALS ON WHEELS FUNDRAISER - The Recess on the River cook-off and fundraiser - Sept.18-19 at Riverbend Park, 107 Hwy. 71 E. Barbecue early bird entry fee is $125 until Sept.10 and then $150. Categories include brisket, pork, spare ribs and chicken. Also cook’s choice, jackpot beans, jalapeno grill-off and Margarita mix-off with $10 entry fee each. The dessert entry fee is $15. Proceeds to benefit CCA Meals on Wheels. Call Darlene Myers at 979-540-2983 or 979-540-0599. Or email


GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER - Drive for Serenity Star Golf Tournament - Saturday, Sept. 19 at Colo Vista County Club. Cost is $300 per team, includes green fee and cart, range balls, and lunch and dinner. Registration at 10 a.m. with shotgun start at 11 a.m. To register or become a sponsor, contact Pat Spurlin at 210-724-7794 or  pspurlin25@yahoo.comAll proceeds go to housing, food, transportation, legal support and individual, group and family counseling at Serenity Star.


CHURCH BAZAAR - Grace Lutheran Church Bazaar - Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Dr. George M. Jones VFW Post 1309, 557 Loop 230 N.  Schedule: 8:30am - worship service; 11am-1:30pm - barbecue lunch of beef and pork with homemade noodles and trimmings at $8 for adults and $5 for children; and 1pm - live auction.  The event  also includes a raffle, cake wheel, moon walk, country store and games for the kids. Call Grace Lutheran Church at 512-237-2108 or visit their web site


RAISE THE ROOF FUNDRAISER - My Baby & Me Maternity Home's Raise the Roof Fundraiser - Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church fellowship hall. Guest speaker is former NFL player, Pastor Paul K. Blair. Free admission. RSVP required to 512-731-0350 or email Details at  Share the PRINTABLE POSTER.



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BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS - Through the Tiger Advantage Program, SISD staff tiger_trans_rgb_webreceive extra services or discounts as a thank you from the businesses. Businesses benefit with exposure to their 250+ SISD staff and their families.  As businesses and organizations support the SISD employees with offers of free and/or reduced prices for services or goods, SISD will promote those businesses through employee communications. To become a partner, email Ana Murray, Parent & Community Liaison, at



INFORMATION - Historic Building Tax Credit

Learn how state and federal tax credits can work for you. Your historic property may qualify* for up to 45% in tax credits.  PDF of PROGRAM *Applies to “income producing” properties including commercial properties and residential rental.


One of Smithville's historic homes.  Photo courtesy of Fran Hunter.CHARMING AND HISTORIC - Smithville boasts a large number in national register

Smithville, Texas, a town of under 4,000 according to the Census, overflows with historic charm in its downtown district.  Both in commercial and residential, Smithville has 206 properties listed in the National Historic Register.  How's that for special!


MUSICAL EVENT - A Stevie Ray Vaughn Memorial Event will be held Saturday, August 29 in downtown Smithville at the gazebo, 1st & Main streets. This is in memorial of the 25h anniversary of his death, August 27, 1990. This free event will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be live music, food and fun. Visit Facebook or call Linda Salerno at 512-237-3890 for more information.


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BETTER BUSINESS - Fill out short membership survey

To better understand what our membership wants and needs, we've created a fillable form on Survey Monkey.  Please go to HERE to complete the 5 minute survey so we can better help you.


ARTS CONFERENCE - Lost Pines Regional Arts Conference will be held Sept. 18-20.  This inaugural event features over 100 classes and demos featuring a broad spectrum of teachers and classes. Topics include social marketing, branding, portfolio reviews, art classes, framing, painting, drawing, photography, writing, ceramics and children's classes.  To register or see the full list, CLICK HERE.  Check in is at 815 Main in Bastrop. For questions, email Bastrop Fine Arts Guild at


TICKETS AVAILABLE - Community Gardens to hold banquet

The Smithville Community Gardens will host their annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Smithville Recreation Center. John Chabot will cater the meal. There will also be a silent auction.

Tickets can be purchased at Smithville City Hall, Smithville Public Library, First National Bank, Prosperity Bank and the Smithville Chamber of Commerce. The $25 tickets will help the Smithville Community Gardens provide fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables for the entire community.


October 3, 2015 (First Saturday in October)

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - suggested times. A whole town filled with garage and rummage sales just for you… all inside the city limits of Smithville, Texas!


Start out Saturday morning Garage Sales in the city limitsbright and early at the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center, next to the gazebo on First Street at Main Street.  Free maps will be available the afternoon before the sale AND on Saturday morning.

Begin your tour through town with a list of addresses and a clearly marked map for the visual types. Look in yards for the red and white STOP HERE signs as a clue to the treasure hunt you are about to begin.

After the hunt, stop at our downtown shops and get a bite to eat. If you loved what you saw in Smithville, head back to the Chamber office for more information and tour brochures. Smithville is a great place to hang out and see the small town sights.


A chance to clean our your space by hosting your own garage sale within the city limits. If you are outside the city limits, spaces will be made available next to the Railroad Park at 1st and Main. The chamber will loan out "STOP HERE" signs for the duration of the sale.

To register, Fill out the PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM.  Or stop by the chamber office at 100 NW 1st St, call 512-237-2313 or email There is a $10 participation fee which covers cost of the free map and advertising.


P.O. Box 716
100 NW 1st St.
Smithville, TX 78957

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