Bastrop Guide is your ultimate guide to Bastrop County, Fayette County and the surrounding communities. Bastrop Guide is locally owned and operated. We go above and beyond the rest to help promote local businesses and communities. Find information to local events, businesses, resources, local news, interviews and more!

Owner and founder Erika O'Neal is a true local who grew up and graduated from Smithville, TX. She moved to Tempe, AZ for Art and Media School and lived in the area for eleven years. These days you'll find her behind camera going live on Instagram ( @bastropguide ) filming short promotional videos and interviews, on scene at local events and always on the look out for breaking news.
When she's not working you'll find her spending much needed time with family and friends, a lover of food, art, traveling, the outdoors, cycling and always exploring new things and ideas.


For the past twenty years, she has helped many different companies and non-profit organizations with business planning, promotional marketing and digital marketing services.

SOME PAST PROJECTS: Co-Founder of A.C.E. the first education foundation for Smithville Independent School District (now Smithville Education Foundation), Co-Hosted the first ever Cinco de Mayo Festival Fundraiser for S.E.F. in Smithville, TX, Meet & Greet Photography for Black Eyed Peas Concert (Glendale, AZ), VIP Event by ActiVision videography services for the release of Tony Hawk's Motion skate boarding game (Scottsdale, AZ) where she had the opportunity to meet DJ Jazzy Jeff, Promotional Events for Toyota (Toyota Tundra) and the release of the Toyota Yaris (now discontinued model) and many other College Promotional Events.

Please note Bastrop Guide, and it's sister sites including Bastrop Living, Tour Bastrop, Bastrop Food Trucks, Bastrop Latinos are all privately and independently owned media digital marketing company and are not affiliated with any other marketing agencies or organizations.

Bastrop Guide for local's and tourists