lodging, events, community
A garage sale to benefit our local non-profit organizations, churches and charities. Come and shop for a good cause!
The Chamber will also work with the Giddings Times and News to get a list of all family garage sales at private residences and will hand out maps/addresses to these garage sales to visitors.
Non-profits interested in participating in the garage sale, please contact the Chamber 979-542-3455 or email:
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
Shelter will also be open for adoptions and visitations.
Rabies Shot - $8.00
Other shots available upon request
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.
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
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.
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