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All information is correct, as we understand it, through 2023. All details of events are subject to change. Please confirm any important details with websites or phone numbers listed or with the Chamber. You can reach us Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm at (979) 542-3455


St. Patrick's Day Casino Night - Postponed til June 2023
March, around St. Patrick's Day
(March 17, 2023)
at the Venue on Main, 289 Main St, Giddings

Doors open at 5:30pm, Games run from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Single admission tickets, or sponsorships available

Contact the Chamber 979-542-3455


Rodeo Giddings
April, third Weekend in April, Friday-Saturday
Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Arena
2495 West Hwy 290, Giddings TX

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Bareback - Steer Wrestling - Team Roping - Calf Roping - Ladies Barrel Racing - Bull riding - Saddle Bronc - Ladies Breakaway
Call for information: Mark 979-542-3181


Lee County Fair & Charcoal Challenge BBQ
May, Third weekend in May, Thursday-Saturday
at the Lee County Fairgrounds on Hwy 290
2495 West Hwy 290, Giddings TX

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There's so much to do at the Lee County Fair! Activities include live music, shopping, local art & food contests, carnival and antique carousel open for the kids. Friday is Senior Citizens Day and Saturday includes an Armed Forces Day Ceremony and Parade. At the Charcoal Challenge BBQ Cookoff, teams from all over Central Texas compete with a variety of foods, drinks and BBQ.

2019 Music included: James Soto Band, Randall King, Abigail Taylor, The Original Triumphs and Tracy Bird


Freedom Fest
On July 3rd in the Evening around 5:30pm
at Veterans Honor Park, 
191 Raymond St, Giddings TX

Enjoy music in the park just like the good ol' days. Bring your cooler, lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, listen and dance to tunes of Texas Unlimited Band and The Lost Cause Band. Be sure to visit the Veterans Honor Memorial and military tank display while you're there!

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Firemen's July 4th Celebration and
Lee County Sheriff's Posse Fury on the 4th

Celebration on July 4 at the Fireman's Park on Hwy 290, Giddings TX
Sheriff's Posse Rodeo on July 4 evening

The Lee County Sheriff's Posse and Giddings Volunteer Fire Department team up for a big 4th of July Celebration. It starts with a lazy day 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.

Sip & Shop: Christmas in July
July, Usually the third or fourth Saturday
The Silos on Hwy 77, 1031 CR 223, Giddings TX 78942
from 9:00am til 3:00pm

It's never too early for holiday shopping! Get into the season early. Grab a cold beverage and browse the colorful wares of the vendors to the soft sounds of seasonal tunes.

Contact: Giddings Chamber of Commerce 979-542-3455 or email


Texas Wendish Festival
September, 4th Sunday
at the Museum Complex and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Serbin (Giddings), TX

Hear the Sunday service at St. Paul's in either English or German and enjoy church tours from 12:30 to 2:30. There will be Wendish Easter Egg decorating, Sauerkraut & noodle making, Vintage Machinery, Spinning, Quilting, Tractor Exhibit, Blacksmithing, Home Made Soap and Sausage Stuffing and many activities for the children.
Enjoy the silent auction, washer pitching contest, coffee cake bake off,  live auction and cross cut saw competition.
Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
September, 4th Friday and Saturday (Sep 29-30, 2023)
from Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm: and Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm
at the Giddings Public Library, 276 N. Orange Street, Giddings TX

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Word Wranglers use words to convey ideas, stories, portray people and places.  We want to honor our Word Wranglers for their hard work and dedication to their craft.  We also want to give our community an opportunity to meet these authors and learn about the writing craft.

The authors we invite to participate in our Festival have written books on children’s stories, the art of quilting, archaeology, poetry, Texas cookbooks, bird watching, fiction, history, historical fiction, mystery, romance, music, Texas Gardening, and anything related to Texas. We have a day-long festival at the Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center where authors sell their books and take questions. Some authors read or talk to groups of students that come in to the library.


Black Bridge Fest & Mini Marathon
First Saturday in October
Dime Box, TX

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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.

National Night Out
First Tuesday in October
at the Lee County Courthouse, 200 S. Main, Giddings TX 78942
approximately 6:00pm-8:00pm


Sip & Shop Christmas Market
November, Sunday before Thanksgiving
The Silos on Hwy 77, 1031 CR 223, Giddings TX 78942
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.

Contact: Giddings Chamber of Commerce 979-542-3455 or email


Christmas at the Courthouse - Cancelled 2023 due to renovations on the Courthouse
First Saturday in December in the evening
at the Lee County Courthouse, 200 S. Main, Giddings TX 78942

Bring the whole family to light the tree and visit Santa and Mrs Claus in Downtown Giddings at the Courthouse while live Christmas music entertains the crowd and refreshments are provided.

Christmas at Tejas
Various Times Depending on Events
Camp Tejas, 1038 Private Road 2191, Giddings, TX 78942
(979) 366-2422

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Bring your family and experience Tejas Camp and Retreat for Christmas.  They are opening the campus 3 different ways throughout December 2021. Come for just the evening, overnight or book the whole venue for a custom experience.  There will be many activities for your family to enjoy together.

Activities will include: Christmas Light Tunnel, Bounce Houses, Tower/Zip Line, Child Zip Line and much more. Come see Tejas for this wonderful Christmas tradition you don't want to miss.

Giddings Chamber of Commerce
183 E. Hempstead
Giddings, TX 78942
Located in the Lee County Museum, off the Courthouse Square

Contact:  (979) 542-3455
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