Join us in making memories of a lifetime. the LC's Closet is a community organization with the goal of helping every Lee County girl attend their High School prom beautifully! This event is free to Lee County Students.
Come pick out your 2015 prom dress (free)
You can also sign up for a makeover for the day of your prom.
Questions or comments please contact Jennifer Ashley at 979-212-1776
Meat by the pound at 10:00am
Serving begins at 11:00am
Adult Plate Dine In - $9.00
Child plate (under 12) Dine in - $4.00
All to-go plates $9.00
Sponsored by American Legion York Post 276
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.
Lee County Day at the Capitol
March 3, 2015
The Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Lee County Day at the Capitol. Two years ago the community was able to take twelve local citizens and community leaders to the Capitol to meet with our State Senator and Representative. We are again preparing for a full day of legislative work in Austin. Our citizens are encouraged to participate in all levels of State government.
Every citizen has a voice and by visiting with your state legislators you impart important information about our county, cities and communities.
We are leaving the Chamber office on Tuesday morning at 6AM. City, county, community and business leaders are encouraged to get involved. There are several important topics that will be the focus of our visits. We will leave at 6AM and return by 5PM. We will visit Senator Lois Kolkhorst’s office and the newly elected representative. We will visit both the Senate and House Chambers and we will eat lunch.
There are four topics that seem to be at the forefront of people’s minds this session. We will want to discuss several issues, including water rights, transportation, education and jobs. These four issues affect our whole county. Contact the Chamber office if you have specific questions.
Call to reserve you spot. 979-542-3455.
Deadline to participate is February 26th.
Thanks to our sponsors-
Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce
Giddings Economic Development Corporation
6AM – Leave Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce
8AM – Park and walk to Capitol
9AM - Meet with Senator Kolkhorst
10:30AM – Meet in Senate Chambers for recognition
11:30AM – Lunch
1PM – Meet with newly elected State Representative
2PM – Meet in House Chamber for recognition
3PM – Return to Giddings-Lexington-Dime Box
The agenda is not set in stone. It is in progress and may change according to legislative scheduling.
$25 until February 20, 2015 (tshirt guaranteed)
$30 after February 20, 2015 (tshirt while supplies last)
Packet Pick up
Friday, March 6 from 4-6pm at First National Bank Business Ctr
Saturday Mar 7 from 7-7:45am -First Natl Bank Business Ctr
Register online: http://runsignup.com
#11 Roping (no cap)
3 for $100 PA-1 Enter 5 times
Lee, Washington, Bastrop, Fayette, Burleson, Williamson and Milam County residents ONLY
$2000 Added Money
Books open at 12:00pm Closes at 12:45pm
Rope at 1:00pm
Must have current USTRC or WSTR card to collect winnings
Top Ten Teams average will rope Friday, April 10 during the performance at Rodeo Giddings
$100 per team entry fee
$1000 added money
Buckles to average winners
Friday night roping will be using a rope barrier
For information contact Denver Conrad 979-716-2746
March 8, 2015 - Lee County Sheriff's Posse Barrel Racing
Bob Berg Buckles awarded to winners in each "D" of the Open 5D
Open 5D Entry fee $35 per fun
$5 office charge per rider
Exhibitions $5 each
Incentives - Jackpot only - entry fee $20 (per incentive)
3D Youth, $1000-3D Novice- Incentives roll over from open
7&Under-Entry fee $10 (will run after Open Runner #50)
B/O 9:00am / Exhibitions 9:30am to 11:30am
Open at Noon
30 covered stalls - $15 per day
42 RV Hookups $25 per day
first come first serve
Pre-entries will be taken starting March 1 via text or email. 512-460-9497 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Savory, Herb of the year 2015
Join us as we explore the world of herbs and grow in knowledge and understanding while learning exciting new ways to utilize these ancient plants.
Featured presentations by:
Susan Belsinger - Tina Marie Wilcox - Henry Flowers
Garden Buffet Luncheon
Featuring a variety of flavorful herbs
The Blessing of the Garden
with words and music
Plant sale sponsored by the Herb Society of America
Thyme Well Gift Shop
Herbal Forum Book Store
For registration and information contact:
Round Top Festival Institute
PO Box 89, Round Top TX 78954
Forum proceeds benefit Gardens of the Round Top Festival Institute and the Herb Society of America-Pioneer Unit Educational Activities
Are you searching for something special?
English, American and French antiques. Shabby and Chic and painted furniture. Civil War era memorabilia. Vintage Toys. Collectibles and more.
Vendor space available.
Free parking and free admission
call for information 979-540-7026
produced by Angel Kisses Antiques
Furniture, linens, decor, Christmas, kitchen items, collectibles, accessories, toys, clothing, dishes and other items
Donated items will benefit the Chamber. Items may also be bought March 13-14 from 10am-2pm when the museum is open.
Booths 10x10 are available for $10 to sell personal items
Call 979-277-4613 to reserve a booth
Questions call 979-451-1507
Immanuel Lutheran Church invites Fathers and Daughters to a special evening of relationship building and fun at the 2015 Father/Daughter Banquet "Kings and Princesses."
This special evening will include a sit down dinner, a keepsake picture, laughter and fun. Attire for the evening is semi-formal.
Cost is $15 per person ($40 max for more than one daughter)
Space is limited. RSVP by March 15
at the Lee County Junior Livestock Show
March 25-28, 2015
LCJLS Show Barn
Hwy 290 West, Giddings TX
Competition is free to all interested youth. It is FREE to enter. Cash prizes are awarded for each Grand Champion, Blue and Red Ribbon.
Projects completed in school, church or at other functions and activities are eligible for entry in the YFCA competition.
You do not have to be a member of 4-H or FFA to enter.
You do not have to be entered in competition in any other area of the LCJLS.
Categories are: Food, Clothing & Fabrics, Fine Arts, General Crafts, Horticulture, Jewelry, School Projects and Specialty Items.
For more information: Tonya Poncik at 979-542-2753
please contact her for rules and regulations
Entries may be turned in March 25 from 4-6pm at the LCJLS Exhibit Hall and March 26 from 8am-9am. No late entries accepted.
Relay for Life - Scrapbook Fun
Friday, March 27, 2015 from 6pm-midnight and
Saturday, March 28, from 8am-8pm
at First Baptist Church
600 Sunrise Avenue, Giddings TX
Cost- $50 for both days (Fri-Sat) or
First Baptist Church will be holding a fundraiser for Relay for Life. We will be doing scrapbooking, card making or other personal crafts. You will get a place to craft, fellowship with other crafters, 1 meal on Friday night and 3 meals on Saturday. Plus you are helping us to reach our goal for Relay for Life.
Margaret Doggett (church secretary) 979-542-3335 or
Bobbie Sue Hard - email@example.com or
Peggy Berry - firstname.lastname@example.org
We have room for lots but we will have to turn away some after we reach our limit. So please RSVP as soon as you can!
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
Slack is on THursday, April 9
LAST YEARS 2014 INFORMATION BELOW
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 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
289 W. Railroad - Giddings, TX 78942 - Phone: (979) 542-3455 - Email: Giddingscofc@verizon.net