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Burgers, Drinks, Desserts & Snacks Available
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In addition to providing quality entertainment, the Lone Star Opry is primarily a fundraiser that allows the Rotary Club of Giddings to offer scholarships and other community projects. Income from Country Music Monday has allowed the Rotary Club of Giddings to award thousands of dollars in scholarships to area students. Even though our price of admission has increased to $5, where else can you go and see 5 – 6 performers and a FANTASTIC band for such a low price? Please come join us - you'll have a great time and be contributing to the community at the same time.
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
Black Bridge Fest & Mini Marathon
October 3, 2015 (1st Saturday)
Dime Box, TX
ANNUAL DIME BOX BLACK BRIDGE FESTIVAL & 38TH ANNUAL MINI-MARTHON (10K, 5K & 2 mile run, 2 mile walk) featuring a BBQ Cook Off, Parade, Craft and Swap Booths, classic cars, quilt display, tractor show, live music, Youth Horseless Play Day, team roping, street dances.
Friday, Oct 2, Beginning at 6 PM – chili/soup supper, music & street dance, 42 Tournament, Little Miss and Mr Black Bridge contest.
Saturday. Oct 3, Mini Marathon begins at 9 AM, followed by fun, food, and games.
Hosted by the Dime Box Lions Club. Proceeds benefit Lions projects and “Black Bridge Park”
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979-777-8682; dimeboxlionsclub.com
Organization: New Beginnings Life Ministries
Event: Walk for Life fundraiser
Date: October 17, 2015
Time: Walker Check-in begins @ 8:00 with the actual walk beginning about 9:00
Location: Hohlt Park Amphitheater, Brenham
Admission: There is no charge to walk but we ask you prayerfully consider making a donation to the ministry. Suggested donation amount per walker is $60 (as easy as you give $20, a parent gives $20 & your best friend gives $20). Register using the link on our website (www.brenhampregnancysupport.com) or Facebook page (New Beginnings Life Ministries).
We will have a clown, a bouncy house, face painting and games. Live entertainment by Tamesha Pruett. Prizes will be awarded to the walkers raising the most money. Bring a pack of diapers (min. 50 count) to be entered into a special prize drawing.
Chocolate Lovers Festival
October 17, 2015
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 24, 2015
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.
More details to come, so stay tuned!
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 email@example.com
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 Swap Meet
August 26-28, 2016
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 Area Chamber of Commerce 289 W. Railroad Giddings TX 78942 (979) 542-3455
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