Doors open 5:30pm - Serving begins at 6:30pm
Live music - The Risky Liver Band
Presale Tickets - $25
Limited number at the gate $30
Tickets available at Walch Store, Classic Bank, Wilbert's Tire Center, Zochnet and Round Top State Bank in Giddings and Lexington. For ticket info call 979-540-0671 or 979-540-8371
The Mighty Thomas Carnival Opens Thursday Night - vouchers at the Chamber office until Wednesday, May 14th at noon. Armbands will only be available at the fairgrounds at regular price after Wednesday.
Bingo, BBQ Lunch sponsored by LCRA, Oakland Manor Nursing Center, Giddings Residence & Rehabilitation, Music, Square Dancing, Vendor Booths, and information booths.
LEE COUNTY QUEENS CONTEST - applications online
LOST CAUSE BAND- Friday on the Biergarten Stage
Lee County Fair Parade at Veteran's Park at 10:00am
Lee County Extension Agent - Competition Homemade Wine, Salsa & Pie, Arts & Crafts Contest too!
RED ALERT & ABIGAIL TAYLOR on the Biergarten Stage on Saturday afternoon from 2-6pm
Giddings Masonic Lodge 280
150th Anniversary Charity Fund Raffle
Sheriff Vernon Goodson Rifle Remington 30:06
Drawing on June 13, 2015
$10 per ticket
A tiled meeting will be held at 9:00am for the purpose of celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Masonic Lodge No. 280.
At 10:00am Wendell P. Miller will address all present and will present the JD Giddings Masonic Lodge with the "One Hundred and Fifty Year Anniversary Certificate." Afterwards will be a light lunch. At 1:00pm will be the Dedication of the Dining Area.
Following the dedication, WM Wright will introduce the guest speaker, Bro. Jerry Woehl, the 46th Masonic District Deputy Grand Master at the time our lodge was built.
Registration and sign in will begin at the Lodge at 8:00am. During the registration period coffee, ice tea and donuts will be available in the dining area.
All Masons, their wives, family and girlfriends are invited to come help us celebrate this occasion. Please let us know if you will be in attendance and the number in your party.
Officers and Members, J.D. Giddings Masonic Lodge No 280
Lodge email: email@example.com
Philip Wright 979-716-9758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Firemen's July 4th Celebration and
Lee County Sheriff's Posse Fury on the 4th
July 4, 2015 at the Fireman's Park on Hwy 290
The Lee County Sheriff's Posse and Giddings Volunteer Fire Department team up for a big 4th of July Celebration. It starts with music in the park, BBQ! and an auction to benefit the Fire Department. In the evening, the Sheriff's Posse will host Championship Bull Riding, including Mutton Bustin, followed by fireworks and a dance.
South Lee County Volunteer Fire Department
35th Annual Barbecue
August 2015 TBA
Serbin Picnic Grounds on FM 2239, Serbin TX
4:30 pm - Beef, Pork, Chicken to go at the pit
5:00pm til 7:30pm - Beef and Pork BBQ plates served with all the trimmings
Sit down plates $8 per adult
$4 for children (12 and under)
All To-Go plates are $8
2:30pm Washer Tournament (signup at 2pm)
3:00pm Silent Auction begins
3:00pm Barrel Train rides for the Kids
3:30pm Live Music by "The Central Texas Sounds"
6:30pm Live Auction Begins
All proceeds go towards the purchase of new fire fighting equipment
Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet
August 11, 2015
at the Landmark Event Center
289 N. Main street
Social hour - 6pm
Meal starts at 7pm
Awards and recognitions - 7:30pm
Giddings Swap Meet
August 27-29, 2015
Last Weekend in August- Fri-Sun
50 Acre Auto Swap Meet the last weekend in August. Set up: Big Rig Set Up Thursday.
Location: Firemans Park, 2495 West Hwy 290, Giddings TX
For information: Call Matt 512-581-2802 or Robert: 512-581-2801
Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center
276 N. Orange Street
Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center and the Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 10th Annual Texas Word Wranglers Festival.
On Thursday September 10th, during the day, the authors are invited to visit the Giddings Public Schools to talk to students about the writing process, ideas for stories, how a book is taken from the idea to the written page and much more.
Thursday evening a fundraising gala event is held to introduce the authors to the community. Tickets may be purchased at the Giddings Library.
On Friday 11th, authors will have their same tables for the day to visit with the public and sell their books.
Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
Friday, September 11, 2015 (2nd Friday)
TWWF started in 2005, so Giddings could recognize and encourage the many talented authors in Texas. Authors come to meet the community, speak to the schools and sell and autograph their books.
Location: Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center, 276 N. Orange, Giddings, Texas 78942
Annual Wendish Fest
Sunday, September 27, 2015 (4th Sunday)
Enjoy the traditions of the Wendish and see demonstrations of noodle, saurkraut & sausage making as well as the painting of the beautiful Easter eggs. Tour the St. Paul Lutheran painted church and Wendish Museum. Other sites and activities include food, stone ground corn meal, classic autos and farm equipment, contests, coffee cake bake off, auctions and things for the children.
Texas Wendish Heritage Society, 1011 County Road 212, Giddings, Texas 78942
For information call: (979) 366-2441
Email: email@example.com http://www.texaswendish.org/Pages/WendishFest.aspx
National Night Out
October 2015 TBA
On the Courthouse Lawn
More Details to Follow
Get out of the house and away from the television! Enjoy socializing with the neighbors. Contact the PD for more information.
Chocolate Lovers Festival
October 2015 TBA
Held downtown at the Park Building
No admission fee
Wine Tasting - Silent Auction - American Ninja Warriors - Lunch Choices
8:30am - Pancake breakfast
11:00am - baking contests. Wine tasting
9:30am-4:00pm - Chocolate tasting of unique chocolate sampling items
12:00pm-2:00pm - pie throwing contest. American Ninja Warrior course for kids.
All Day: inflatable rides, chocolate samples, vendors, silent auction, sausage wraps, hot dogs and hamburgers. Lots of desserts!
Halloween Festival at the Depot
October - Date TBA
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Depot Complex, 289 W. Railroad
Enjoy a family-friendly fun event at the Depot as the Chamber hosts Halloween at the Depot.
Carnival type Games - Cupcake Walk - Costume Contest - Haunted House - Bounce House - Music - Lots of Treats!
All games are free to play
Come see your 1918 Sterling Theatre transformed into a spooky haunted house for ages 12 and up. All admission goes towards the renovations of the theatre.
9th Annual Pink Ribbon Affair
Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
October 2015 TBA
American Legion Hall, Giddings
-Art bra contest and display
- Live and silent auction
- Musical entertainment
- Door Prizes
- Quilt Drawing
- Breast cancer remembrance ceremony
- Light hors d'oeurves
Tickets available at the door
Proceeds from this fundraiser will help support services provided by Lee County Area Cancer Resource Center and Combined Community Action.
Black Bridge Fest & Mini Marathon
October 3, 2015 (1st Saturday)
Dime Box, TX
Featuring a mini marathon, 2 mile run and walk, dog races, art fair, quilt show, rodeo, parade, game & food booths, children’s activities, dance at the SPJST hall.
Admission price range: $10-30
Giddings Associates of the Seton Development Board
presents the 4rd Annual
Sips 'N Sweets Coffee Tasting
at 290 Grind from 7:00am to 11:00am
Ticket Price $15
Proceeds benefitting construction and equipment for Seton's new teaching hospital, Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.
For tickets or questions call:
Kathy G 979-540-0150
Susan H 979-716-8339
Pat M 979-540-0901
Alma W 979-716-4569
Community Thanksgiving Service
Merry Marketplace Arts & Crafts Fair
November 22, 2015 (Sunday before Thanksgiving)
at the Lee County Youth Center
from 10:00am til 4:00pm
Arts and crafts of every type just in time for Christmas shoppers looking for the perfect present. Santa also makes an appearance for the children.
Location: Lee County Youth Center, 1010 E. Industry, Giddings TX 78942
Contact: Giddings Chamber of Commerce 979-542-3455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa at the Depot
December 3, 2015 (1st Thursday of December)
at the Depot: 289 W. Railroad
Bring the whole family to light the tree and visit Santa in Downtown Giddings while live Christmas music entertains the crowd and refreshments are provided.
At 5:30pm there will be a special Christmas tree lighting outside the Depot on the gazebo presented by Immanuel Lutheran Church and Minister Carl Repp.
At 6:00pm Santa arrives courtesy of the Giddings Fire Department. Santa will be inside the depot for the children from 6-8pm.
Location: Railroad Museum, 289 W. Railroad, Giddings TX
Contact: Giddings Chamber of Commerce
Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce 289 W. Railroad Giddings TX 78942 (979) 542-3455
Chamber email: email@example.com Tourism email: firstname.lastname@example.org