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Upcoming events

    • 30 Sep 2016
    • 01 Oct 2016
    • Firemen's Park, Hwy 290, Giddings

    Cookin' fer CCA - Cookoff & Fundraiser
    IBCA Sanctioned
    September 30-October1, 2016
    Firemen's Park, Hwy 290, Giddings

    The program will include a barbecue cookoff. Check in and pre-cookoff activities will be on Friday and the IBCA  activities will be on Saturday.

    The Cookoff is at a new location (Firemen's Park) with more access to electricity and water.

    Early bird barbecue registration is $150 until 9/17/16
    Regular registration is $175 after that.
    Sites are first-come-first-served
    Other categories include: Cook's Choice Entry, Jackpot Beans Entry, Desserts, Jalapeno Grill Off and Margarita Mix Off.

    There will be live music by Briana Adams.

    Proceeds to benefit Combined Community Action "Meals on Wheels."

    Contact Darlene Myers (979) 540-2983
    or (979) 540-0599

    • 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

    • 02 Oct 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • Holy Family Catholic Church, 1027 E. FM 696, Lexington

    Holy Family Catholic Church Fall Festival
    Sunday, October 2, 2016
    Mass starts at 10:00am
    on the parish grounds at 1027 E. FM 696, Lexington

    Country Store
    Silent Auction
    Live Auction starting at 12:30pm
    Raffle
    Kids Games

    Fried chicken dinner beginning at 11am. Adult plates are $10 and children (12 and under) plates are $5.

    • 04 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 279 Monroe St

    Walk In Coffee & Bake Sale
    First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
    at 279 Monroe St
    on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
    from 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Walk In Coffee
    Sandwiches, chips, dessert, coffee/tea

    Bake Sale
    cakes, pies, cookies, brownies

    Sponsored by the FUMC United Methodist Women
    Proceeds to benefit local and world missions

    • 04 Oct 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lee County Courthouse Lawn 200 S. Main St.

    National Night Out
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016
    from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    On the Lee County Courthouse Lawn
    200 S. Main St., Giddings

    Free food, drinks, entertainment and child identification kits. Local police, fire, EMS and other community organizations will be there to visit, show their vehicles, and enjoy the evening with you.
    Hope to see you there!

    For any questions contact Melissa Ray 979-540-2700

    • 06 Oct 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Concord Church, 124 W. Bellville

    3rd Annual Chicken Fry
    on Thursday, October 6, 2016
    from 10:30am to 1:30pm
    at Concord Church, 124 W. Bellville

    Chef Mike Maas and Spencer Schneider

    $9.00 per plate (includes fried chicken, buttered potatoes, green beans and noodles)

    Free delivery with 5 or more orders
    Pre-sale tickets available

    Please call for purchase arrangements
    Thelma 979-540-0265
    Horace 979-325-9806
    Pamela 979-325-9708

    • 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
    979-542-6065

    Precinct Barn #2
    979-542-2522

    Precinct #3 Recycle Center in Lexington
    979-542-6895

    Precinct Barn #4 in Lincoln
    979-542-6897

    Clean up Day is the second weekend in April & October

    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Vincents Roofing, 7000 South US Hwy 77, La Grange

    Vincent's Roofing Customer Appreciation Day
    on Saturday, October 8, 2016
    from 11:00am to 4:00pm
    at Vincents Roofing,
    7000 South US Hwy 77, La Grange

    Join us for:

    BBQ
    Snow Cones
    Face Painting
    Games
    Slip n' Slide
    Moonwalk
    Door prizes (must be present to win)

    We appreciate our customers and would like to say "Thank you!"

    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • One block North of Hwy 290 on Spur 186 or On corner of Gonzales St. and Washington St.

    Paige Volunteer Fire Department 21st Annual Benefit
    Chicken Fried Steak Meal

    on Saturday, October 8, 2016
    Starting at 4:00 pm
    One block North of Hwy 290 on Spur 186 or
    On corner of Gonzales St. and Washington St.

    $10.00 a Chicken Fried Steak meal

    3:00-5:00 pm Silent Auction

    4:00 Meals served

    6:00 pm Live Auction Begins

    • 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

    Music provided courtesy of Greenstone Music.

    Haunted House Fundraiser

    Come see your 1918 Sterling Theatre transformed into a spooky haunted house for ages 12 and up. 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 2016 Sponsors!
    Burger King
    Hunan Chinese Restaurant
    Greenstone Music


    Costume Contest Information:

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

    PRIZES COURTESY OF BURGER KING

    Each of the following age groups will be judged for awards:

    Infant-3 years
    4 years - 6 years
    7 years - 9 years
    10 years - 12 years


    WANT TO BE A SPONSOR OR VOLUNTEER?

    Contact the Chamber of Commerce 979-542-3455 or email giddingschamber@gmail.com
    • 12 Nov 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Lions Den, 1623 FM 141, Giddings

    Sock Hop
    on Saturday, November 12, 2016
    from 7:00pm to 11:00 pm
    at the Lions Den, 1623 FM 141, Giddings
    Cost: $60 per couple/or $35 individual

    Dinner included, plus sodas and setups
    BYOB

    Free sock hop line dance class from 6pm-7pm at the Lions Den. Learn how to do the Raisin Dance, Twist, Hand Jive, Cha-Cha, Harlem Shuffle and Monster Mash.

    Proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run

    For tickets call Karen Walpole 409-256-1911

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Giddings Public Library

    A Brunch of Fun!
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    10:00am to 1:00pm
    Giddings Public Library
    sponsored by Giddings Residence and Rehab

    Inviting all senior citizens to the 2nd annual A Brunch of Fun. Come join us for a free event with tons of fun, fabulous eats, and load of prizes.

    Bingo, Dominoes and Cards

    Please call 979-716-4400 for registration and/or inquiries.


Past events

25 Sep 2016 Texas Wendish Fest
18 Sep 2016 Fried Chicken Dinner & Raffle Fundraiser
17 Sep 2016 Chicks and Chocolate
17 Sep 2016 Brain Power Fun Run
15 Sep 2016 Cruise Night in Giddings
14 Sep 2016 Coffee with the Legion
11 Sep 2016 Fried Chicken Dinner
10 Sep 2016 Used Book Sale
10 Sep 2016 LCWildlife Asc. - Outdoor Extravaganza
09 Sep 2016 Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
08 Sep 2016 Texas Word Wrangler Kick-Off Gala
01 Sep 2016 Fayette County Fair
31 Aug 2016 Help Bring "Girls on the Run" to Lee County
26 Aug 2016 Giddings Swap Meet
20 Aug 2016 Donuts at the Depot
13 Aug 2016 35th Annual SLCVFD Barbecue
13 Aug 2016 Back to School Giveaway
29 Jul 2016 Movie Night in the Park
24 Jul 2016 VanGogh & Paint
10 Jul 2016 Sunday Drive Through Dinner
06 Jul 2016 Reptile Adventures - Round Top
05 Jul 2016 Hospice Brazos Valley New Volunteer Training
04 Jul 2016 Firemen's 4th of July Celebration
02 Jul 2016 Round Top Music Festival
30 Jun 2016 Blood Drive
30 Jun 2016 11th Annual Golf Tournament
28 Jun 2016 Senior Expo - RED, WHITE, & YOU!
25 Jun 2016 Lee County Youth Center Summer Fundraiser
24 Jun 2016 Memories of Home Quilt Show
24 Jun 2016 Happy Hearts Quilt Guild-Quilt Show
22 Jun 2016 Capital of Texas Zoo at Round Top LIbrary
20 Jun 2016 Vacation Bible School - Martin Luther
19 Jun 2016 Man Church
18 Jun 2016 Juneteenth Parade and Block Party
18 Jun 2016 Vacation Bible School - Cowboy Church
17 Jun 2016 Ribbon Cutting - LRG Ranch & Range
16 Jun 2016 The Red Handkerchief – A Holocaust Memoir
16 Jun 2016 Bar-B-Que on Bun Fundraiser
16 Jun 2016 Integrating Proper Grazing Management & Post Land Treatment - Field Day
12 Jun 2016 St. John Lutheran Church Picnic
11 Jun 2016 Casino for CASA
11 Jun 2016 Grand Opening of Jigsaw Weaponry
11 Jun 2016 Casino for CASA
10 Jun 2016 Relay for Life
06 Jun 2016 Country Music Monday - Lone Star Opry
05 Jun 2016 Round Top Music Festival
04 Jun 2016 Mary Kay Debut Party & Ribbon Cutting
29 May 2016 Homecoming Bazaar and Picnic
26 May 2016 Grassfed Beef Production Conference
22 May 2016 Senior Gaming Party
21 May 2016 100 Mile Ride
19 May 2016 Old 300: Gone to Texas
19 May 2016 Author Paul Spellman Talks
19 May 2016 Lee County Fair & Charcoal Challenge BBQ
10 May 2016 Retired Teachers Meeting
07 May 2016 Sporting Clay Shoot
06 May 2016 Lincoln VFD Crawfish Boil
05 May 2016 Health & Beauty Grand Opening Week
03 May 2016 Ribbon Cutting - Head to Toe
30 Apr 2016 Lexington Homecoming
28 Apr 2016 Soil & Water Meeting
23 Apr 2016 Night of Praise
22 Apr 2016 An Evening with Chad Prather
21 Apr 2016 Open Mic Poetry Night
19 Apr 2016 BBQ on a Bun
19 Apr 2016 BBQ on a Bun
18 Apr 2016 Masonic Lodge Presentation
16 Apr 2016 Spring Fest-Open House-Farmer's Market
15 Apr 2016 Chicken Fajita Dinner for DECA
15 Apr 2016 Riley Key 5D Scholarship Barrel Race
14 Apr 2016 Annual Fish Fry
13 Apr 2016 Water Well Owner Training
12 Apr 2016 Martin Luther Walk In Coffee
09 Apr 2016 LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - FREE CLEAN UP DAY
09 Apr 2016 Girlfriends in Wonderland - Girls Night Out
01 Apr 2016 Art Bra Contest
29 Mar 2016 Lunch & Learn - Achievement Now
28 Mar 2016 Round Top Antiques Week
25 Mar 2016 Good Friday Barbecue
21 Mar 2016 Community Builder Award Presentation-JDG Masonic Lodge
18 Mar 2016 Benefit Fish Fry

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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