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Upcoming events

    • 01 Apr 2016
    • 31 May 2016
    • Lee County Area Cancer Resource Center, Giddings

    Creative Cups for the Cause
    Art Bra Contest 2016

    Entry deadline: June 2016

    Entries may include:
    Decorated wearable bras, sizes 34B-40D
    Painting on canvas
    Wood, metal or glass art
    Quilts or wall hangings
    Decorated Tshirts
    Originally designed jewelry

    For more information or to submit entries, please contact:
    Lee County Area Cancer Resource Center
    Combined Community Action
    165 W. Austin St.
    Giddings, TX 78942

    Selected entries will be featured in the 2017 Creative Cups for the Cause art bra calendar to benefit Lee County Area Cancer Resource Center/Combined Community Action.

    Winners will be annouced during the 10th Annual Pink Ribbon Affair breast cancer awareness event held in October.

    • 02 May 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Giddings High School Cafetorium
    Country Music Monday  -  Lone Star Opry
    First Monday of Every Month
    sponsored by the Rotary Club of Giddings
    at the Giddings High School Cafetorium
    2337 N. Main St.

    Doors Open at 5:15 pm * Show Starts at 7:30 pm Admission Price: $5.00 per person
    Children under 12 Free

    Burgers, Drinks, Desserts & Snacks Available

    See the website for current performers:


    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.

    • 03 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 784 E. Brenham St

    Ribbon Cutting
    Health & Beauty Head to Toe

    784 E. Brenham St, Giddings

    Next week on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10am we will cut the ribbon on the new Health and Beauty, Head to Toe store located in the strip center on E. Brenham, across from Giddings Physical Therapy.  Join us is congratulating Janet Kennis on expanding her business to 784 E. Brenham St. right next to "Hands & Tans".

    Refreshments will be served.

    • 05 May 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

    Community Blood Drive
    Thursday, May 5, 2016
    at Immanuel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

    Sign up online: www.inyourhands.org

    Group Code: A103

    Contact: Debbie Malinak 979-542-7960

    or Craig at 512-206-1316

    to schedule an appointment

    • 06 May 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • Lincoln Community Picnic Grounds, Lincoln
    Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department
    Crawfish Boil
    Friday, May 6, 2016
    at the Lincoln Community Hall
    1066 Main Ave, Lincoln

    Doors open 5:30pm - Serving begins at 6:30pm

    Crawfish! Corn, Potatoes, Sausage, Red Beans and Rice! Music! Raffle! Come support the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department at their annual Crawfish Boil. Tickets available online at www.lincolnvfd.org or Giddings/Lincoln/Lexington area locations
    • 07 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • Fayette County Gun Club 5338 N US Hwy 77, La Grange

    Sporting Clay Shoot
    May 7, 2016
    Fayette County Gun Club
    5338 N US Hwy 77, La Grange
    First Start Time: 10:00am

    Men, Women and Youth Sporting Clay Shoot
    Entries must be received by Friday, May 1.
    $80 per person/ $400 per team
    Team registration

    - 4 boxes of shells suitable for doves
    - eye and ear protection is required
    - a bag to carry your own shells in
    - your own lawn chairs

    Adult - 12ga shotgun, 20ga shotgun
    Youth- $100 Academy gift card, $50 Academy gift card, Team plaques

    Fayette County Gun Club
    5338 N US Hwy 77, La Grange TX 78945

    St. Mark's Medical Foundation
    One St. Mark's Place, La Grange TX 78945

    Contact info:


    Team sponsor includes a team registration, gets a logo on banner and t-shirt. Sponsors will receive 2 t-shirts. ($750)

    Banner & t-shirt sponsor includes logo on banner and t-shirt ($250)

    TShirt Sponsor includes name only on t-shirt ($100)

    Sponsorships must be received by April 15 to be on banner and t-shirt.

    • 10 May 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • Fletcher-Schubert House on Hempstead

    Lee County Texas Retired Teachers Association
    Retired Teachers Meeting

    May 10, 2016 at 4:30pm
    Fletcher-Schubert House, Giddings

    The LCTRTA will meet on Tuesday, May 10 at the Fletcher-Schubert House (near the courthouse) in Giddings. All persons who have retired from TRS are welcome to attend and join the group. Teachers who are interested, but have not yet retired are also welcome to attend.

    • 19 May 2016
    • 21 May 2016
    • Lee County Fairgrounds, 2495 West Hwy 290, Giddings
    Lee County Fair & Charcoal Challenge BBQ
    May 19-21, 2016
    at the Lee County Fairgrounds on Hwy 290
    2495 West Hwy 290, Giddings TX

    Thursday May 19

    Admission to the fairgrounds is free! Special Carnival pricing on Thursday night.
    • 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.

    Friday May 20

    Senior Citizens Day 10am to 4pm.  Free to all seniors age 64 and older.
    • Bingo, BBQ Lunch sponsored by LCRA, Oakland Manor Nursing Center, Giddings Residence & Rehabilitation, Music, Square Dancing, Vendor Booths, and information booths.

    Saturday  May 21

    Parade, Armed Forces Day Celebration


    • 19 May 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Historical Society Pavilion 397 East Mill St. Round Top Tx

    The Round Top Family Library FYI series

    and The Round Top Area Historical Society

    are joining together to bring you

    Professor Paul Spellman

    OLD 300: GONE TO TEXAS is the saga of hundreds of

    families who came from all across North America in the

    early 1820s to settle in Stephen F. Austin's colony in

    Mexican-held Texas. The story tells who these people

    were, where they come from, how they got here, and

    why they came in the first place.  Join us for an

    informative and entertaining talk by Paul Spellman,

    History Professor and author and a descendant of the

    Old 300.  Stay afterwards for a reception and a

    opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of

    Dr. Spellman’s book.

    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

    The Historical Society Pavilion

    397 East Mill St. Round Top Tx 78954

    • 26 May 2016
    • 27 May 2016
    • Rosenthal Meats Center 488 Olsen Blvd, College Station

    Grassfed Beef Production Conference
    May 26-27, 2017
    At the Rosenthal Meats Center
    488 Olsen Blvd, College Station

    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Grassfed Beef Production Conference. Consumer interest in natural, grassfed and organic beef continues to rise. If you’d like to learn more about grassfed beef production and how it’s different, mark your calendar for May 26-27, 2016, to be in College Station.


    Rick Machen
    Phone: 830.278.9151
    Email: r-machen@tamu.edu
    • 10 Jun 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • GHS Buffalo Stadium
    Relay for Life
    GHS Buffalo Stadium
      from 7pm-12 midnight
    Friday June 10, 2016

    The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement. When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.

    Relay for Life of Lee County website
    • 24 Jun 2016
    • 25 Jun 2016
    • Giddings High school 2337 N. Main

    Happy Hearts Quilt Guild presents
    "Memories of Home" Quilt Show

    Fri-Sat, June 24-25, 2016
    at the Giddings High school
    2337 N. Main, Giddings

    Friday 9am-6pm
    Saturday 9am-4pm

    Admission is $5
    Parking is free

    Scissor and blade sharpening
    country store
    Stitch 'n Rip Cafe
    Fabric bingo
    Donation Quilt

    for more information call:

    • 24 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Giddings High School, 2337 N. Main

    Happy Hearts Quilt Guild



    Quilt Show


    Friday & Saturday

    June 24 & 25, 2016

    Friday — 9 am—6 pm

    Saturday — 9 am—4 pm

     $5 admission




    Scissor & Blade Sharpening

    Country Store

    Stitch ‘N Rip Café

    Donation Quilt

    Fabric Bingo


    Giddings High School

    2337 N. Main Street

    (Hwy 77 N)

    Giddings, TX  78942


    Free Parking


    For more information call979-542-2782

    • 26 Aug 2016
    • 28 Aug 2016
    • Firemans Park, 2495 West Hwy 290

    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

    Email:giddingsswapmeet@yahoo.com                                  http://www.giddingsswapmeet.com/

    • 08 Sep 2016
    • Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center

    10th Annual Texas Word Wrangler Festival
    "Celebrating Texas Authors"
    Kick Off Gala

    Thurs, September 8, 2016

    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 8th, 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 9th, authors will have their same tables for the day to visit with the public and sell their books.

    For More Information Call 979-542-2716
    • 09 Sep 2016
    • Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center, 276 N. Orange

    Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
    Friday, September 9, 2016 (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
    Contact: 979-542-2716    


    • 25 Sep 2016
    • Wendish Heritage Society, 1011 County Road 212, Serbin

    Annual Wendish Fest
    Sunday, September 25, 2016 (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: wendish@bluebon.net                    http://www.texaswendish.org/Pages/WendishFest.aspx

    • 01 Oct 2016
    • DimeBox

    Black Bridge Fest & Mini Marathon
    October 1, 2016 (1st Saturday)
    Dime Box, TX

    ANNUAL DIME BOX  BLACK BRIDGE FESTIVAL & 39TH 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, Sep 30, Beginning at 6 PM – chili/soup supper, music & street dance, 42 Tournament, Little Miss and Mr Black Bridge contest.  

    Saturday. Oct 1, 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: rhondapharis@yahoo.com or call 979-777-8682; dimeboxlionsclub.com

    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Locations around Lee County

    Lee County Commissioners
    Free Clean-Up Day

    Saturday, October 8, 2016
    9:00am til 12:00pm

    Items accepted:
    carpeting - mattresses - appliances - old furniture

    Items NOT accepted:
    no tires - no batteries - no wire or tin - no yard waste - no hazardous waste - no building materials - no household trash

    Go to:

    Precinct Barn #1

    Precinct Barn #2

    Precinct #3 Recycle Center in Lexington

    Precinct Barn #4 in Lincoln

    Clean up Day is the second weekend in April & October

    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Depot Complex, 289 W. Railroad

    Halloween Festival at the Depot
    October 22, 2016
    5:00pm to 8:00pm
    Depot Complex, 289 W. Railroad

    Enjoy a family-friendly fun event at the Depot as Friends of the Depot and the Chamber host Halloween at the Depot. This event is free and open to the community.

    Activities include:
    Carnival type Games - Cupcake Walk - Costume Contest  - Bounce House - Street Dance - Music - Photobooth - Lots of Treats!
    All games are free to play

    Haunted House Fundraiser

    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 theater. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and up. Anyone younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent.

    Concessions will be available for purchase.

    Thank you 2015 Sponsors!
    media sponsor - KTEX106.1
    Rental Solutions                     H&R Block
    Best Western                        Lopez Auto
    A Blast from the Past             Brookshire Brothers
    First National Bank                Burger King
    Capital One                           Hunan's Chinese Restaurant

    We Couldn't Do it Without Our Valuable Volunteers!

    Volunteers from 2015

    Giddings New Horizon Lions Club        
    Leo Club                         Lee County Youth Center
    BETA Club                      Giddings Police Department
    Kanevsky Family            Dr. John Gres
    Little Dribblers                Meredith Franks & Michael York
    Jason Haas

    Costume Contest Information:

    Prizes will be awarded for 4 categories
    Cutest Costume
    Scariest Costume
    Most Creative Costume
    Most Heroic Costume


    Each of the following age groups will be judged for awards:
    Infant - 3 years old
    4 years old - 6 years old
    7 years - 9 years
    10 years - 12 years

    Download the Form

Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce    289 W. Railroad    Giddings TX 78942         (979) 542-3455

Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com            Tourism email:   giddingschamber@gmail.com

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