Lights of Tejas is our way of sharing the story of Christ with our local community and the guests we serve by transforming Tejas into a Christmas wonderland. Over one million Christmas lights help us tell the story of Christ in a family friendly environment. There are zip lines, climbing walls, inflatables, hayrides, a light maze, food, black light gaga ball, a Christmas tree forest, choirs, midway games and face painting. The main attraction of the evening is our lightshow on the lake. With the help of 250,000 lights we present the Gospel going through creation, the fall of man, the birth of Christ and redemption through Christ’s resurrection from the cross.
1038 PR 2191, Giddings, TX 78942
Lights of Tejas
at Camp Tejas Nov-Dec 2015
Location: 1038 PR 2191
Visit their website for more information:
There are zip lines, climbing walls, inflatables, hayrides, a light maze, food, cookie decorating, ornament decorating, a Christmas tree forest, Texas Snowball Challenge, choirs, midway games and face painting. The main attraction of the evening is our lightshow on the lake. With the help of 250,000 lights we present the Gospel going through creation, the fall of man, the birth of Christ and redemption through Christ’s resurrection from the cross.
Individual Admission - $7 each
Special Package Price - $20 (includes 1 admission ticket, 1 meal and 2 activities)
2 years old and under - free
Camp Tejas also offers accommodations at their bed and breakfast for $200 per night. Admission to Lights of Tejas admission and breakfast at the Tejas Dining Hall are included in the price. For reservations call:
979-366-2422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMATION FROM 2014
LAST YEARS 2014 INFORMATION BELOW
In August 2011, Ray Wylie Hubbard came to Festival Hill to record what would become The Grifter's Hymnal album. The famed country-blues singer/songwriter/musician is returning to Festival Hill on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm to play an indoor benefit concert to raise funds for student scholarships awarded to the young artists attending the 2015 Round Top Music Festival.
A friend of Festival Hill, Ray Wylie Hubbard became familiar with Round Top Festival Institute after discovering the extraordinary acoustics of the Edythe Bates Old Chapel. He spent a week at Festival Hill recording tracks for The Grifter's Hymnal album, released in 2012. See links to his self-described experience at Festival Hill below.
Ray's official bio describes him as a "scrapper poet with the devil-may-care wherewithal" whose "ragged-but-right vocals and lyrical wits continue to get better and better with age." Ray has been performing and writing songs since the '60s. Well known for penning the words to "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother," made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray has come from "the wild and wooly cosmic/outlaw Texas country scene of the '70s" to being "one of the most respected artists on the modern Americana scene."
Join us for an exciting evening as Ray Wylie Hubbard performs on the grand stage of the Festival Concert Hall-one of the most beautiful and acoustically astounding concert halls in the world.
Click here and "Take a virtual tour" to view the interior of the magnificent hall Ray will perform in.
Purchase your tickets online here. $35 per ticket, all ages, general seating. Click "View Prices and Purchase" to select the number of tickets and pay securely with a major credit card. No refunds. All sales final. Tickets will be held at the will call table on the West side of the concert hall. For more information call the Institute office at 979-249-3129.
Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954 Google Map #6 on Campus Map
About the Round Top Music Festival...
Each summer, advanced classical music students come to Round Top to work with faculty and conductors in a six-week program to study and improve their performance skills. Students are selected through a rigorous blind audition process. To allow student participation based on talent and merit alone, each student is awarded a full scholarship to remove any economic barrier. Round Top Festival Institute must find other ways to cover the costs incurred in producing the Summer Music Festival. The proceeds from the Ray Wylie Hubbard Concert will greatly help to defray these costs.
Read Ray's testimonial about recording in the Edythe Bates Old Chapel.
Ray talks about recording "New Year's Eve at the Gates of Hell" (The Grifter's Hymnal album, 2012) in the Edythe Bates Old Chapel at Round Top Festival Institute: https://vimeo.com/39361427
Ray and his band performed "Mother Blues" (The Grifter's Hymnal album, 2012) on The David Letterman Show, January 9, 2012: Ray Wylie Hubbard Does Letterman.
Official website: www.raywylie.com
Photo Credit: Todd Wolfson
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.
Central Texas Sounds - 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!
Music on the Biergarten Stage on Saturday afternoon from 2-6pm
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.
Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet
August, 2015 Date TBA
at the Landmark Event Center
289 N. Main street
Social hour - 6pm
Meal starts at 7pm
Awards and recognitions - 7:30pm
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
Giddings Swap Meet
August 28-30, 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
Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce
289 W. Railroad - Giddings, TX 78942 - Phone: (979) 542-3455 - Email: Giddingscofc@verizon.net