Classmates reunite for return of Bastrop Homecoming Posted in: Lifestyle The 74th annual Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo was back on track after a year‘s absence due to COVID-19. The event, which began in 1947, is the oldest annual event in Bastrop County. It was created as a way of attracting and bringing back home the almost 100,000 soldiers who were enlisted at Camp Swift during World War II. Since that time, it has become a big event drawing several hundred people into town each day for events such as a parade, rodeo competitions, tournaments, dances and numerous class and family reunions. Food and entertainment was also featured this year, including musical ...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!