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.


franLan-Gman_4100-smallADOPT ME - In conjunction with the holiday season, the chamber offers Gingerbread Friend Adoptions. The 6 ft. gingerbread men are placed all around town. There are no late night feedings, looking for that lost pacifier, diapers to change or burp up all over your clothes. Fill out an ADOPTION FORM and mail the $50 adoption fee to PO Box 716, Smithville TX 78957 or drop by the chamber office at 100 NW 1st St. Deadline to adopt is Nov. 6. This endeavor helps fund the Festival of Lights celebration the first Saturday in December.


FIRE SAFETY - On Oct. 15, the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department will host two free “Fire Safety and Prevention” Workshops at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Fire Station 1, on Loop 230. Learn how to prevent fires, keep your home safe, what to do in case of a fire, and how to handle a fire extinguisher. Schedule a time for a firefighter to install free smoke detectors at your homes/businesses. Fire extinguishers and smoke detectors were purchased with a grant from the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) and the Trusted Choice® Foundation. Space is limited, so register by contacting Adrian at 512-217-8395 or

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.



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2015 B.E.S.T. College Night will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Bastrop High School cafeteria from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Financial aid sessions will be at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the library. Meet with college and career recruiters; find out about scholarships from colleges and more. Hosted by Greater Texas Federal Credit Union. Their senior scholarship application is due by Oct. 21.


The annual Halloween Bash will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 from 4-8 p.m. at Smithville Recreation Center. Games, candy, prizes and a costume contest around 6 p.m. Volunteers needed. Call the recreation center at 512-237-3282 ext. 7 to volunteer.

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!

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WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS: Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • WED, Oct. 14 - Board of Directors meeting, 11:45am, La Cabana meeting room.
  • THURS, Oct. 15 - MIXER, Katy House B&B, 201 Ramona, 5-7pm
  • SAT, Oct. 17 - TRADES DAYS, 10am-3pm, 100/200 blocks of Main Street.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT. To have a community OR member event added to the calendar, email

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: For more members’ specials, real estate, and job openings.  CLICK HERE



LUNCHEON, STYLE SHOW & MARKETPLACE - The Boys and Girls Club of Bastrop County will host "Power of the Purses" on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Luncheon tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at or at the Smithville, Elgin or Bastrop Chambers of Commerce.  To become a sponsor or vendor, call Adena at 512-423-8834 or email


CANCER RESEARCH - The Cattlemen for Cancer Research fundraiser will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Hills Prairie Livestock Auction Arena, 1177 Hwy 304, Bastrop, with livestock live auction and silent auction. Admission is free. Refreshments served for donation. Proceeds benefit the Michale E. Keeling Center and MD Anderson Cancer Research. Contact Dawn Hudson 512-321-3991.


CASINO NIGHT - Lost Pines Toyota "Play for Pink" Casino Night will be Saturday, Oct. 17. Food will be served from 6-7 p.m. with the casino from 7-10 p.m. with a raffle afterwards. Beer and wine will be available throughout the night. The cost is $50 pre-order and $55 at the door. Order tickets at Twenty-one women will receive mammograms in 1 day. For more information call 888-850-6545. Lost Pines Toyota is located at 806 Hwy 71, Bastrop.


FALL BAZAAR St. Paul Catholic Church’s annual fall bazaar will be held Sunday, Oct. 18. The meal will start at 11 a.m. and will consist of chicken and sausage with all the trimmings for $9. To go plates will be available. There will be a silent and live auction. All activities will be on the church grounds located at 204 Mills St.

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

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