Birdfest flies into Bastrop County Posted in: Lifestyle Lovers of birds or simple fun might want to make it to Smithville next weekend.On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Smithville Birdfest will be on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year, the Smithville Birdfest is reportedly bigger and better.Smithville Birdfest organizers describes the occasion as a “grassroots, for the community by the community event,” and nspired by the birds that call Smithville home and the creative spirit of the people that live here.In 2021, Smithville residents Fred and Laurie Beck came up with the idea after moving to town one year earlier. They started the Matagorda Bay Bird Fest in Palacios in 2017 and hoped they could do something similar in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!