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Upcoming events

    • 31 Aug 2016
    • Giddings TX

    Help Bring "Girls on the Run" to Lee County

    Contact Karen Walpole
    PO Box 1285, Giddings TX 78942

    $20 per card
    Only 54 cards of each color will be sold
    Drawing will be held on August 31

    Green Card - Yeti hopper 30
    & certificate for Grapevine

    Purple Card - Walther PK 380
    & certificate for Tejas Trading Post

    • 01 Sep 2016
    • 04 Sep 2016
    • La Grange

    Fayette County Fair
    Labor Day weekend, Sept 1-4, 2016

    Main stage entertainment

    Thursday: Queens contest

    Friday: Triumphs with special guest BJ Thomas and Roy Head

    Saturday: Randy Rogers Band and Wade Bowen

    Sunday: Charlie Pride and Gary Allen

    Season pass: $40.00

    For tickets call
    Brenna 979-208-8607
    Shay 979-250-1819
    Lisa S. Brugger 979-966-8403
    Tiffany Noack 979-540-7177

    Tickets sold in La Grange at the Star of Texas Bar and The Swap

    • 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    


    • 10 Sep 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lee County Youth Center, 1010 E. Industry

    Used Book Sale
    Saturday, September 10, 2016
    at the Lee County Youth Center, 1010 E. Industry
    from 10:00am to 1:00pm

    The Lee County Youth Center will be having a Used Book Sale on Saturday, September 10 from 10am til 1pm, co­-sponsored by the Giddings Chamber of Commerce. 90% of all the proceeds from the Used Book Sale will go to the LCYC to help fund their programs for our children.

    The LCYC is asking for donations of used books of all genres and types at this time, so go through your bookshelves and garage! This is a great time to pass along any literature you can no longer use. You may bring donations to the LCYC at 1010 E. Industry on Mon­-Thurs from 3pm­-6pm. You may also bring donations to the Visitor's Center and Railroad Museum at 289 W. Railroad on Saturdays from 10am­-5pm and Sundays from 1pm­-5pm. Donations will be accepted through Thursday, September 8th. All donations are tax deductible.

    • 17 Sep 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Giddings Municipal Golf Course, Giddings TX
    Giddings New Horizon Lion's Club
    Brain Power Fun Run
    Saturday, September 17, 2016
    9:00am at Giddings Municipal Golf Course

    Website: Giddings New Horizons Lions


    The Giddings New Horizons Lions Brain Power Five & Dime includes a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K Run. Run or walk in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone currently struggling with this disease. Funds raised this year will be donated to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation which focuses on research.
    To register online or for more information visit www.GiddingsLions.com
    or call Dana Lehmann 979-716-8033

    #Game Changer
    • 18 Sep 2016
    • 10:30 AM
    • American Legion Hall in Giddings

    Lee County 4-H
    Fried Chicken Dinner & Raffle Fundraiser

    Sunday, September 18, 2016
    from 10:30am - until sold out
    at the American Legion Hall in Giddings

    Dinner is $10 per plate for dine in or take out

    Tickets on sale now, Contact
    Crystal Colley or Lily Maass
    limited tickets available at the door

    Raffle is $20 per ticket
    Need not be present to win

    Proceeds remain in Lee County, funding 4H scholarships and 4H activities.

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

Past events

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 Cruise Night in Giddings
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 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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